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Wednesday, September 10 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Managing and Exchanging Open and Crowd Source Data

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The Internet may provide a wealth of data, but have you considered soliciting the public? Public participation GIS (PPGIS) can empower citizens and make them part of decision-making processes. In this session, learn new techniques to acquire, store and share data.

  • Using Open-Source Geospatial Data in GIS Database Production and Maintenance
    Barry Bitters, Ph.D. & GISP, Leidos Inc. (formerly SAIC), Navarre, FL
  • Engaging with Models: Stakeholder Understanding and Action
    Judy Colby-George, GISP, Spatial Alternatives, Yarmouth, ME
  • Information Architecture: A Foundation for Geospatial Data Sharing
    Joseph Grubbs, GISP, AICP, Binary Structures Corporation, Fort Myers, FL 


Barry Bitters

Dr. Barry Bitters has worked in the geospatial arena for over 40 years within the military, government, academia and the private sector. His current research emphasis is on deriving “something from nothing capturing and performing analytics on open-source/crowd sourced geospatial data to answer difficult questions in a variety of different field of endeavor.
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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George formed Spatial Alternatives fifteen years ago with the goal of helping communities use GIS technology to enhance public participation in planning issues. She has extensive experience working with municipal and environmental GIS application. Judy has specialized in using GIS to communicate land use planning issues in a variety of forums. Judy co-wrote and has presented the Introduction to PPGIS workshop for URISA. Judy... Read More →

Joseph W. Grubbs, Ph.D., GISP

VP & Chief Information Architect, Binary Structures Corporation
Joseph W. Grubbs, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Information Architect for Binary Structures Corp (BSC). | Prior to joining BSC, Dr. Grubbs served as the Commonwealth of Virginia Enterprise Information Architect and has been a consultant in data management and geographic information systems (GIS) across levels and domains of government, business and higher education. | Dr. Grubbs specializes in data governance and information architecture... Read More →

Wednesday September 10, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Couteau

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