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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 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Persuading Engineers to Put Away the Paper

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It’s an exciting time to be a GIS professional. The barriers to developing and sharing geospatial data have been dramatically lowered. Commercial-off-the-shelf solutions like Collector for ArcGIS can be quickly configured to support field collection, and standing up a web application to share your data can be done in a matter of hours, not weeks. Sometimes the hardest part of your job is convincing stakeholders to try using these tools. In this presentation, we will talk about how to make the case to your co-workers to put away the paper and use their mobile devices to collect data, and monitor project progress in real time from their desktop. Topics will include how to build relationships with people in your organization, how to raise awareness about available tools, identifying and leveraging advocates within your organization, and measuring and reporting return on investment.

Speakers
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Julie Spangler

Business Development Specialist, JMT
Ms. Julie Spangler has 19 years of experience providing GIS and database management support to state and local government organizations. She excels at strategic planning and has served as a trusted GIS advisor to the MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration and MDOT Maryland Transportation... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
LA 4303 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204