Quynh Nhu Mai

Developer, designer, and map maker based in the South Pacific

A brief timeline

2014 - Present
GIS Developer
Master of Science
Applied Computer Science
Columbus State University
2013 - Present
Freelance Web Designer and Developer
2012 - 2013
GIS Consultant
2011 - 2013
GIS Educator
Te Pu Atitia
2007 - 2011
Assistant Naturalist
East Bay Regional Parks District
2006 - 2011
B.S. Sustainable Development
B.A. Urban Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Rehabilitation Guide
Winner's Circle Equitation Center

About Me

As a dancer, I have learned to stay aware of the way space is occupied and to fill voids as gracefully as possible. This intuition has been essential in my career development and is reflected in my user interface design, cartography, and web layouts.

I am a GIS (geographic information systems) developer at SPEED (la Société Polynesienne de l’Eau l’Electricité et le Dechet), an environmental engineering consulting company based on Tahiti.

For those of you who have not been down here, the South Pacific is a place where paper maps and clipboards continue to rule the field. Less than ten years ago, the extension of the Honotua (3,000 mile submarine fiber-optic cable) from Hawaii to Tahiti introduced widespread access to high speed Internet.

It was that this point that I recognized a friendly void, thirsty for new technology. It felt natural to gracefully fill the space by spearheading new projects including developing web mapping applications, creating plugins for water network management and supporting remote data access.

The initial need-driven push into my life as a programmer is now fueled by a healthy obsession.

Selected Works

Web Scraping and QA Development

Classifieds Crawler using Selenium Web Driver with Python
UI test automator using Selenium Web Driver with Java

Web Design and Development

Educational Tools

About Typescript


  • Python
  • Java
  • C
  • Prolog


  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS

Front-End Tools

  • Sketch
  • JustInMind
  • Gimp
  • Inkscape
  • AutoCAD


  • ArcGIS for Server
  • ArcGIS Web Development (ArcGIS JSAPI 3 and 4)
  • ArcGIS for Desktop
  • QGIS
  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • QField


As a GIS professional I juggle diverse tasks including:


Web map application development



Python plugin development

Managing field teams and data collection tools

Administering databases