James A. DeCarolis
GIS & AutoCAD Specialist, Mine Inspector, & UAV Pilot

James DeCarolis has two years of experience using GIS and AutoCAD software to implement spatial analysis on projects.  These included projects with both civil and environmental aspects.  Mr. DeCarolis is proficient with using eMotion and Postflight software in order to successfully fly EnviroMINE’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for aerial mapping purposes.  He is now the head of UAV operations at EnviroMINE.  Mr. DeCarolis is able to render high resolution aerial photos for creating topographic mapping, using GIS, AutoCAD, and Virtual Geomatics 4D.  His experience also includes conducting annual SMARA compliance reviews and inspections, which has been gained in the City of Redlands.  James has also assisted on the preparation of numerous aggregate project documents throughout California.


  • Aerial photography and topographic mapping of more than 50 mine sites to date with relative accuracy from 10 cm to 4 cm.
  • Completed Annual Mine Inspection of multiple sites and reviewed Reclamation Plans/Conditions of Approval to ensure compliance.
  • Prepared and updated Financial Assurance Cost Estimates, Annual Reports, and Interim Management Plans for clients.
  • Assisted in research, preparation, and submittal of CUP extension of time.
  • Helped research and compile data for Asphalt Market Study.
  • Researched, prepared, and updated multiple Reclamation Plans.
  • Analyzed volume calculations of mine plans using AutoCAD software.


  • ArcGIS software
  • AutoCAD
  • eMotion
  • Postflight/ Pix4D
  • VG4D UAV Explorer

Work History

EnviroMINE, Inc., GIS & AutoCAD Specialist, Mine Inspector & UAV Pilot
San Diego, California, 2014 - Present

Southern California Mountains Foundation, Restoration Intern/Supervisor
Big Bear, California, Summer 2014

Jackman Group, Accounting Clerk & Administrative Assistant
Coronado, California, Summer 2012 - 2013


B.A., Environmental Business, University of Redlands, 2014
Private Pilot Ground School, San Diego Miramar College, 2015

Licenses, Seminars and Training

  • Private Pilot’s License
  • eBee Training Course
  • SMARA Inspection Workshop

Hobbies and Interests

James has been interested in sports from a young age and played football for Valhalla High School. When he doesn’t have his hands full entertaining his three nieces, James can be found spending his free time missing shots while playing basketball at the YMCA, watching the Chargers underperform, and rooting for Lebron James (and whatever team he is playing for that day). He also enjoys animals, the outdoors, and is in the process of becoming scuba certified.