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  • GIS Leadership & Management
  • Community Resiliency and Sustainability 
  • Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS
  • GIS Supporting Health and Human Services
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Geospatial Technology Innovations
  • Inspiring the Future of GIS and Education

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Monday, September 30 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Developing GIS Management Best Practices - AICP/CM Approved 1.0

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Best practices are an integral part of successful GIS management, yet there is little documentation on GIS management best practices, and some confusion regarding what a best practice actually is.  This session will define GIS management best practices and review the information currently available and discuss URISA’s initiative to develop an organized guide to GIS management best practices.

  • Discovering, Developing, and Using Best Practices for GIS Management
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • Development of the GIS Management Body of Knowledge
    Ed Wells, GISP, Retired /URISA President, University Park, MD
  • Overview of the URISA GIS Management Survey
    Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS, President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY
    Ed Wells, GISP, Retired /URISA President, University Park, MD

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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management, program review, and strategy development.  A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs-both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant... Read More →

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Peter Croswell, GISP, PMP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants
Mr. Croswell is the President and lead consultant of Croswell-Schulte Information Technology Consultants. He is an expert in information technology and GIS implementation and management with over 40 years experience as an IT and GIS practitioner, program manager, and an IT/GIS consultant... Read More →
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Ed Wells, GISP

Retired/URISA Past President, Retired
Ed Wells is Past President of URISA, and has been a member of the URISA Policy Advisory Committee since its creation in 2008. He retired in 2017 after nine years as GIS Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in 2017. During that time he worked with WMATA's... Read More →

Monday September 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Salon 15, 1st Floor