Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Thursday, August 8 • 1:27pm - 1:39pm
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MD iMAP is the State of Maryland’s Mapping and GIS Data Portal, maintained by the Geographic Information Office at the Department of Information Technology. The utilization of metadata for GIS web services is key in providing authoritative data. Metadata for MD iMAP services contain summaries and descriptions of the map service contents, keywords and tags related to the content, data ownership, publication date, and other pertinent information about the data. The importance of metadata cannot be understated as it provides users with detailed information about authoritative data sources, and provides confidence to users that they are working with the correct data layers. The metadata from these services are used to create downstream products such as the MD iMAP Status Dashboard, Data Freshness Report, and other data search tools. This lightning talk will illuminate our procedures and protocols in metadata creation and maintenance for our MD iMAP services.

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Gabe Creighton

Project Manager, JMT Technology Group
Mr. Gabe Creighton has 16 years of experience providing GIS, data management, and analytical expertise in both the public and private sectors. For the past 6 years, he has supported state, county, and municipal clients in Maryland as a consultant and project manager. He applies analytical... Read More →


Samuel Hayek

GIS Technician, MD DoIT
Sam Hayek is a GIS Technician for Spatial Systems Inc., and a contractor for the Maryland Department of Information Technology. He supports the MD iMAP Platform and the Open Data Portal. Sam has 7 years of professional experience in GIS having spent time in the private sector as well... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 1:27pm - 1:39pm EDT
LA 3310 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204