Steve Breese
Geospatial Web Application Developer
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Steve Breese is a web developer, geospatial developer, and geo-professional  with over 12 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Urban Planning. He began his career as a GIS Analyst for Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Later he worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at Nokia HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) where he got a start at developing single page applications. Next, he helped expand the functionality of United Airline's cutting edge Flight Checkin application. In his current position, he architects and develops web-based geospatial solutions for Municipal GIS Parnters (MGP Inc) at their Des Plaines headquarters.

He is continuously educating himself on the latest web development technologies.  Since starting his career, he has earned a GIS Certificate from Elmhurst College in 2008 and a Master's degree in Technology Management from Eastern Illinois University in 2012.   Over the years he has earned many certifications in the leading open source web development technologies including PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, DOM API, HTML5 APIs, jQuery, HTML5 & CSS.  If you want to know his currently favorite JavaScript framework, just ask!

He is always seeking to push the limits of the web by implementing the coolest HTML5 advanced technologies in his applications while providing fallback mechanisms for older browsers.  In this capacity he has developed dozens of useful websites and web applications.