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2011 Speaker Series - 3/23/11
March 23th, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Council Hearing Room)
Learn: Planning and GIS - Future Trends CM|1.5
Web sites visited:
Government 2.0 Web sites:
Service Request Templates
Land Use Public Comment Template
Montgomery County GIS
This session will present new trends for using GIS in planning contexts. Many of these trends are within two broad categories: integrating GIS applications and data with the internet for public participation and enhancing the analytical capabilities of GIS. Both of these efforts have direct impact on the practice of planning and are being integrated together to make GIS, as a whole, a more powerful tool in a planning context.
Since June 2010, James Tedrick has been a Solutions Engineer with ESRI’s D.C. Regional Office. Prior to working at ESRI, he worked for three years in Montgomery County’s Planning Department as a GIS analyst. His Montgomery County projects included acting as the technical lead for the migration of zoning information from CAD and paper into GIS, developing web applications that reported information and also enabled public engagement, and developing a forestry inventory application. Also as part of this work, he conducted approximately 20 GIS training classes per year; separately, he instructed courses in GIS programming, cartography, and visualization at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has presented at the Towson University GIS Conference, the ESRI Developer’s Summit, and the ESRI International User’s Conference. James received his B.S. (2001) and M.A. (2003) in geography from the University of Maryland, College Park, along with additional graduate work at the University of Minnesota.