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Monday, September 8 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
GIS Program Management

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"I will highly recommend this workshop to my colleagues at SCAG and throughout our region." - Javier Aguilar, PTP, Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments

Always one of the most popular and most requested workshops in the URISA catalog.  

Today, most government organizations have some type of GIS programs in place.  They vary from being in their early stages, to the rebuilding or tuning-up phase, to being completed changed as new technologies and applications emerge.  This workshop is designed to provide guidelines for managing your GIS program.  It will look at the various organizational and technical issues program managers must address in order to develop a successful GIS program. 

The discussions will include managing all aspects of a GIS program from staffing and budgeting to procuring technology and working with vendors.  A variety of real world examples will be presented showing a range of GIS programs and their implementations.  This course presents an overview of successful and unsuccessful techniques for implementing GIS. Specific topics include:

  • Program development
  • Project management techniques
  • Budgeting
  • Staffing
  • Sustaining program support
  • And managing consultants and vendors

Intended Audience:  GIS Program Management is a must for anyone embarking upon a GIS program, involved with a less-than-successful GIS, or who is seeking ways to improve a successful implementation.

Earn 8 (including 1 Law CM) AICP Credits by attending this workshop 


Pete Croswell, GISP, PMP

President and Consultant, Croswell-Schulte Information Technology Consultants
PMP, GISP, ASPRS-CMS. Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY. Peter Croswell, GISP, PMP is an expert in information technology and GIS implementation and management with 30 years experience as a GIS practitioner, GIS program manager, and consultant. Mr. Croswell currently serves as President of Croswell-Schulte Information Technology Consultants, an independent consulting firm specializing in GIS and IT program assessment, design... Read More →
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Cy Smith, GISP

State GIO, State of Oregon - 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, helping to assure the elimination of redundant activities. Cy was the GIS Manager for the City of Olathe, Kansas for four years, the KansasState GIS... Read More →

Monday September 8, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm
Grand Couteau

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