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Wednesday, October 10 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
GMI: Exploring the Foundations of Geospatial Competencies

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Evaluating the competencies of your organization to determine a path forward can be a daunting task. In this first session of the GMI (GIS Management Institute) mini-track, learn about the framework of the GCTM (Geospatial Technology Competency Model), proposed principles and foundations of GMBOK (GIS Management Body of Knowledge), and how to use the GISCMM (GIS Capability Maturity Model) beyond assessment to create actionable next steps.

  • An Evaluation of Geospatial Competencies for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
    Rodney Jackson, GISP, Dean, GeoTech Center , Louisville, KY
  • Using the GIS Capability Maturity Model for GIS Service Rationalization at King County GIS
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, Marketing & Business, Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
  • Proposed Foundations and Structure for a GIS Management Body of Knowledge and GIS Management Assessment Tools
    Ed Wells, GISP, University Park, MD

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Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities

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Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where he has worked since 1998. Previously he worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. He holds an MA in geography... 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 →
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Rodney Jackson, GISP

Dean, GeoTech Center
Rodney Jackson, has 20 years of experience in higher education, having held various teaching and administrative positions at community colleges and universities during his tenure. He serves as the Dean of the Caswell Campus at Piedmont Community College. A geographer by training... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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