Established in 2006, Eclipse Geomatics is a small company located in Smithers, BC that provides spatial solutions and information management services to the natural resource sector. Our team at Eclipse Geomatics explores how open-source tools can be used to develop creative solutions to spatial problems and provide information management solutions. We specialize in projects focused on sustainable development including conservation, land use planning & monitoring, data governance, and data management.
Our valued clients include First Nations organizations throughout the Skeena watershed, Natural Resources Canada, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Highland Forestry, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre, and the Skeena Knowledge Trust.
Why We Exist
To support community and environmental sustainability by transforming and visualizing data. We achieve our mission by providing geographic Information systems (GIS) analysis, data visualization, data hub development, and information management services.
What We Want to Be
To progressively evolve Eclipse Geomatics into an informatics company that is open to new technologies and new possibilities.
What We Believe In
Creative Intelligence – We strive to find creative solutions for clients and like to overthink the problem.
Depth of Service – We deliver quality services that have enduring value beyond the client’s expectations.
Thoughtful Collaboration – We bring together diverse perspectives and challenge the status quo.
Connection – We make time to connect with each other, foster our relationships, and celebrate our successes.
Independent and Resourceful – We think strategically, respond quickly, and make impactful decisions.
Commitment – We see the big picture, trust in our external relationships, and focus on long-term success.
Johanna has worked as a consultant for the past 15 years, providing GIS services across British Columbia, Alberta, and nationally. Her work has focused on ecological land classification, land use planning, land use monitoring, environmental impact assessment, as well as documenting traditional knowledge for First Nations. Prior to consulting, Johanna worked with the Provincial Government in Information Management for 10 years including Section Head of the regional Smithers GIS section. She is the President of Eclipse Geomatics Ltd. and is excited to be working with such a great team of information specialists. In recent years, Johanna has become an advocate for open source tools as well as open data. Recent projects such as the Skeena Knowledge Trust showcase these practices and demonstrate their utility. When she’s not working on her computer, Johanna likes to spend time in her canoe (the Mad River Eclipse), go jogging with her Bouvier named Toby, garden, fish, ski and hang out at the lake with her partner and daughter. Life is good.
Data Visualization Specialist
Ekaterina Daviel is a Data Visualization Specialist with Eclipse Geomatics. Originally from Richmond, British Columbia, Ekaterina completed a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George where she developed a taste for northern living. Following her completion of a master’s in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto, Ekaterina moved to Dawson Creek in Northeastern British Columbia and worked as an environmental consultant on contaminated site assessment, remediation and environmental risk assessment projects primarily within the upstream oil and gas sector. After three years of consulting, Ekaterina had the opportunity to join the City of Dawson Creek’s Watershed Stewardship Program, where she worked on a variety of projects including water quality characterization, streamflow monitoring, and stakeholder education and engagement around the Kiskatinaw River Watershed. Ekaterina joined Eclipse Geomatics in 2018 after moving to Smithers with her husband and border collie. She is excited to be working with the great team at Eclipse Geomatics and integrating her experience in watershed stewardship with the Skeena Knowledge Trust project. In her spare time, Ekaterina enjoys playing the trombone with the Way North of Dixie Jazz Band, cycling and cross-country skiing with her dog.
Technical Solutions Architect
Lizzy Hoffman works with Eclipse Geomatics as a Technical Solutions Architect, focusing on the Skeena Knowledge Trust project. Lizzy grew up in Victoria, British Columbia and completed a B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Victoria, followed by an M.Sc. in Land Reclamation and Remediation at the University of Alberta. There she studied the development of vegetation communities at reclaimed surface mine sites and became interested in using open source tools for data analysis and management. Following her master’s, Lizzy moved to Williams Lake where she taught at Thompson Rivers University, the College of New Caledonia and other institutions. In 2018, Lizzy moved to Smithers and joined Eclipse Geomatics. Lizzy enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain biking with her partner and dog in her spare time.
Reine Vizcarra is a Technical Architect with Eclipse Geomatics and works on the technical side and web development of projects. She was born and raised in the Philippines and completed a B.Sc. in Information Technology focused on developing Web Applications. She moved to Smithers in 2017 with her family. Reine enjoys walking with her dog, cooking, photography, and reading books in her spare time.
Akhil Sai Thekkeveedu
Akhil Sai Thekkeveedu is originally from Kerala, India where he completed his Masters in Finance in 2019. After working for 2 years as a Manager of LPG Cylinder Agency (India) he moved to Smithers to complete a post graduate diploma in Business at Coast Mountain College. Akhil applies his extensive financial knowledge and experience in his role with Eclipse Geomatics as our Financial Administrator. He really likes to play football (soccer) in the summer.
Andrew Nguyen’s undergrad background is in Finance. After his undergrad, he furthered his education with a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Programming while working as a Web Developer. He also completed a Master’s degree in Data Science from The University of British Columbia. Before working for Eclipse Geomatics, he was working as a Data Scientist for Statistics Canada. Andrew loves working with database systems and data analysis/ data science projects. Andrew enjoys outdoor activities, coffee, travel, and working on side projects in his spare time.
Administrative and Finance Coordinator
Monica Oliva is the Administrative & Finance Coordinator at Eclipse Geomatics. In the past three years, she has worked as the Bookkeeper and Business Administrator for two different organizations in Smithers. Monica is responsible for recording revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities and equity for all projects Eclipse Geomatics undertake. Furthermore, provide general administrative support for the company; the company couldn’t do it without her. Originally from Peru, Monica had lived in Alberta for 2 years while attending college. After graduation, she moved to Smithers in 2014 to be closer to her family and enjoy the various outdoor activities the Bulkley Valley has to offer. Monica, her 3-year-old son Ryan and their puppy Leo love playing and creating memories outside!