Geospatial information has become crucial to a wide range of federal applications and online services across the domains – military, law enforcement, intelligence, emergency response, agriculture and weather-climate prediction, to name a few. Within the GIS community, the recognition of how foundational geospatial information has grown has even caused a gradual shift to the use of the simpler term “location” data. The term also recognizes that location data can be dynamic, measuring spatially-based phenomena over short periods of time in a given area, unlike more static mapping data.
In this exclusive executive briefing, the following federal practitioners delve into the contemporary issues surrounding geospatial information and its use in applications:
Anthony Calamito, Director of Government, Mapbox
Tod Dabolt, Chief Data Officer, Department of the Interior
John Dombzalski, Global Government Business, Mapbox
Shirley Hall, Geospatial Program Manager and Acting Geospatial Information Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Phil Klokis, Associate Chief Information Officer, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration
Tony LaVoi, Geospatial Information Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Christopher Vaughan, Geospatial Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
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