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 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Underutilization of GIS and How to Cure it

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When most non-GIS professionals hear “G-I-S”, they think “M-A-P”. Now that GIS is a location intelligence platform, the underutilization of it is critical, and career-limiting, for GIS professionals. GIS is designed to do more than make maps. It is vitally important that organizations proactively evangelize and market all of the GIS capabilities. This presentation will provide strategies on how to spread the understanding and full value of GIS across your organization.

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Keith Swavely

Account Manager,, Esri
Keith Swavely is an Account Executive for Local Governments with Esri. Keith has been in the Geospatial field for over 25 years and supports Local Government agencies by assisting with GIS best practices and implementing the ArcGIS Platform. He is a 1992 graduate of Penn State University... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Reading Room (4th Floor) Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204