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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 Science. In 2011, she accepted a temporary position as a GIS Analyst with Idaho Fish and Game and was subsequently offered a permanent position the following... Read More →

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Bill Farnsworth

GIO, Idaho Office of the CIO
Bill Farnsworth is 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. GIS is a discipline within information technology that focuses on capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Through the use of dedicated GIS tools, the GIS... 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 deep experience in Natural Resources Management as well as Tribal Government operations. He spent 20 years managing the Coeur d’Alene... Read More →
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Cy Smith, GISP

Geospatial Information Officer, State of Oregon
Cy Smith, GISP is the State GIO for Oregon. He has been the President of URISA, President of NSGIC, and Chair of the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations.
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Molly Vogt, GISP

Information & Analysis Manager, Metro Regional Government
FIRST GIS JOB: ESRI Summer Intern, 1996. Clint Brown is my hero. Cathy Mueller thinks I'm overrated. | 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 talents together to do great things. | APPROACH: At the fork, take the path toward the greater... Read More →

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

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