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Thursday, October 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Geospatial Data Act of 2015 (S.740)

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The Geospatial Data Act was introduced to improve the coordination and use of geospatial data.  The panel will discuss the significance and timeliness of this Act, what the Act will do for the GIS community, and what possible change should be made to the bill.

Moderator: Pam Bond, IGC-EC Chair, Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee, Boise, ID


  • Bill Farnsworth, Idaho State GIO
  • Cy Smith, GISP, Oregon State GIO
  • Molly Vogt, NGAC 
  • Frank Roberts


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Pam Bond

GIS Analyst, Idaho Fish and Game
Pam has been working with Idaho Fish and Game since 2007, when she began as a wildlife technician in McCall. In 2009, she followed her passion for GIS to graduate school at Idaho State University Boise Center Aerospace Lab where she received her Masters of Since in Geographic Information... Read More →

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Bill Farnsworth

GIO, Idaho Office of the CIO
Bill Farnsworth I am the Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) and Customer Relations Manager for the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO. The GIS Service Center coordinates all geospatial information activities for Idaho state government. Through the use of dedicated GIS tools, the... Read More →
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Frank Roberts

IT Director, Innovate! Inc.
Mr. Roberts is Innovate’s IT Director and has over 20 years’ experience in the information technology field. He supports projects through geospatial solutions, database management, system management, project management, training and outreach for stakeholders. Mr. Roberts has... Read More →
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Cy Smith

Statewide GIS Coordinator, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
GISP, Geospatial Information Officer, State of Oregon – Geospatial Enterprise Office. Cy joined the State of Oregon in 2000. Responsible for statewide coordination of allgeographic information activities in state agencies, academic institutions, and regionaland local governments... Read More →
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Molly Vogt

Information & Analysis Manager, Metro Regional Government
FIRST GIS JOB: ESRI Summer Intern, 1996.KEYS TO SANITY: Mountaineering, back country skiing, backpacking, climbing on foot higher than the clouds.CAREER OBJECTIVE (for now): Rebuild public trust and interest in government. Build teams of people who enjoy bringing their individual... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Maple Ballroom

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