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Tuesday, September 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
GIS Gumbo

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Check out some spicy ways to apply GIS! Almost all planning and analysis contains a spatial component. GIS technologies are becoming ubiquitous across many disciplines in the private and public sector. This session is a sampling of some economic and social solutions that use GIS technology as their primary tool. From telecom and design to addressing and economic development, GIS technology plays a valuable role in making our world sustainable and resilient.

  • Economics of Broadband: Mapping the Future of Broadband in VT 
    Stephen Sharp, GISP, VT Center for Geographic Information, Waterbury, VT
  • Assessing Geocoding Solutions
    Carrie Muenks and Chris Lawrence, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA
  • An Overview of Oregon’s Common Operating Picture Application: RAPTOR (Real-Time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon)
    Bob DenOuden, GISP, State of Oregon, Salem, OR
Earn 1.5 AICP Credits by attending this session


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 →


Bob DenOuden, GISP

GIS Framework Coordinator, State of Oregon
I have over 16 years of experience in GIS in both the public and private sectors. Currently, I am the coordinator of Oregon’s GIS Framework Program within the Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO) where I guide a collaborative effort amongst the GIS community in Oregon to build and share vital geospatial data. I hold a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oregon as well as an M.S. in Geography from the University of Idaho. | | I am... Read More →
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Chris Lawrence

Geospatial Information Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
Chris Lawrence is a Geospatial Information Systems Engineer for The MITRE Corporation. Presently, Mr. Lawrence supports a variety of internal and sponsor projects. Mr. Lawrence earned an undergraduate degree in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Maryland in 2011 and is currently enrolled in a geospatial related master’s degree program at the Pennsylvania State University.
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Carrie Muenks

Lead Geospatial Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
Carrie Muenks has over 12 years of experience in the geospatial industry, spending her career as a federal contractor. She has worked with a variety of agencies, some with a geospatial enterprise and others new to geospatial technology. She holds a B.S. in Geography and a B.S. in Forestry from The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently with The MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia, which is a not-for-profit company that operates... Read More →
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Steve Sharp, GISP

Director of Enterprise GIS Services, VT Center for Geographic Information
Stephen Sharp is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with over 20 years of experience in the GIS industry. He is currently the Director of Enterprise GIS Services at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). Mr. Sharp provides supervisory, technical, and consultative work in the development and oversight of State's geospatial databases, and manages a wide range of projects and initiatives for the State.

Tuesday September 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor

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