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Tuesday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
GIS Management Practices and Innovation

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Modern GIS Management requires the innovative application of best practices, strategies and approaches to meet the evolving demands for organizational sustainability. This breakout session will introduce best practices and management methodologies including: ROI; innovative strategies and key management GIS resources and approaches.

Moderator: Ed DeYoung, Idaho Dept. of Lands, Coeur d'Alene, ID

  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM
    Calculating the Long-term Return on Investment for a Web Mapping Application
    Richard Daniels, GISP, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA 
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    GIS Management Strategies:  Improving Your Program and Practices
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA 
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM
    Strategy Innovation for Municipal GIS
    James Bates, GISP, and Curt Bynum, GISP,  Louisville Water Company, Louisville, KY 


Ed DeYoung

GIS Program Manager, Idaho Department of Lands
I manage the GIS Program at IDL where we produced the analysis for the state assessment of forest resources and are currently are developing a detailed stream layer with modeled habitat for identifying fish presence and absence. We are building an enterprise system for forestry and are starting to work with LiDAR data. I am interested in GIS training and help out with the GIS Certificate Program at the University of Idaho. | I enjoy camping... Read More →


James Bates, GISP

James Bates is the Manager of Infrastructure Records for the Louisville Water Company (LWC) in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of spatial technology initiatives at LWC for 23 years, and has over 28 years of experience in mapping and GIS. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kentucky in Geography and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Louisville in Urban and... Read More →
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Curt Bynum, GISP

GIS Manager, LOJIC
Curt Bynum is Manager of the Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) GIS. He has served as project manager for a wide range of GIS data conversion projects including orthoimagery, LiDAR, photogrammetric mapping, parcel mapping and utility networks. He manages technical teams responsible for local GIS database management, applications development and technical support. He received a BS in Geography and Master of Urban Planning... Read More →
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Richard Daniels, GISP

GIS Support Coordinator, Washington State Dept. of Transportation
Richard has a BS in Cartographer and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA in Geography from Miami University (Ohio). He has been involved with GIS research since 1983 and was coauthor in 1991 of the first GIS ready dataset created by the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program. He has served as the WA State DOT GIS Coordinator since 2007.
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 2

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