Thanks to Google and others, location-based services are now a critical component of any use of computing devices. But where does the data that is used in these devices come from? A large portion of it comes from public sector operations at levels of your state and local governments. This Gov-in-Tech Forum is pleased to present the second GIS speakers session and will present howlocal, regional and state governments use, manage and share spatial data. You will hear how government applies geographic information and the issues surrounding the use and sharing of this valuable information. You will also hear about possible new uses or directions for GIS in the public sector. Please join our leaders in government GIS discuss these intriguing topics.
Ashley Summers is the Information Systems Manager at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Her team of GIS professionals and software developers develop, analyze, and visualize data for the Denver Region. Ashley coordinates the Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project and the Denver Regional Data Consortium. She and her staff are committed to turning data into information, creating decision support tools for better regional understanding, and promoting open data in government.
Matt Goetsch started his GIS career researching and mapping parcels for the Santa Fe County Assessor's Office in New Mexico.As 9-1-1 Coordinator for Montrose and Ouray Counties for the last nine years, he has been collecting and using GIS and address data from local governments throughout the six counties of Colorado's West Region.In 2011 he initiated a project to develop common GIS data schemas to be adopted by the West Region's GIS departments, to enable simplified regional data integration.
Chris Markuson is Director of Economic Development and Geographic Information Systems for Pueblo County. He is senior advisor to the Board of County Commissioners, implementing progressive GIS policy as an integral part of economic policy. Under his leadership, Pueblo County’s “Economic Gardening” and GIS programs have significantly increased County revenues and reduced costs of operations in Pueblo County. His work has enabled County Departments to work more efficiently.
Jon Gottsegen has served as State GIS Coordinator for Colorado for 10 years. Over his 29 years of experience in the GIS field, he has worked in the public, private and educational sectors. Jon supported GIS needs for the state's emergency operations center and was responsible for acquiring Colorado's $5.3 million dollar broadband mapping grant. He is a leader in GIS nationally as well served as President of the National States Geographic Information Council.