Everyone’s path to geospatial is different. Parmvir’s started as a cook. That said, he couldn’t shake his interest in web development. So, he studied at Lighthouse Labs, which helped him transition to his new vocation. After graduation, he joined Sparkgeo as a software engineer.
A shy child, Parmvir spent as much time as he could outside. He later earned a Bachelor of Applied Science, in Materials Engineering, at the University of British Columbia. Today, he continues to take courses, to expand his knowledge of new technologies.
Parmvir works remotely from Vancouver. He’s fond of the company’s work philosophy and people. He explains that there is no micro-managing at Sparkgeo, and that staff are given room to get their work done. This results in an easy-going environment, where staff are free to focus on the task at hand.
All of Parmvir’s energy goes into Maptiks (Sparkgeo’s mapping analytics tool). He was actively involved in the release of Maptiks 2.0, which now offers minute-to-minute updates on map metrics.
Parmvir credits Sparkgeo’s management for providing staff with the tools they need to succeed. This access to online courses makes Sparkgeo a great learning environment. Parvmir considers this highly important—especially as he’s a new software developer.
After his recent visit to Eastern Europe, Parmvir lists Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Belgrade, and Krakow as his favourite stops. In future travels, he plans to visit the Patagonia region, for its stunning scenery and hiking.
He also enjoys cooking and watching sports. (His recall of hockey history is uncanny.)