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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Kendrick Faison

SpatialGIS, LLC
Odenton, Maryland
Kendrick O. Faison is the President/CEO for SpatialGIS. Mr. Faison is no stranger to the Maryland GIS Community. He has served in many capacities managing local, state and federal GIS programs. Mr. Faison started his GIS career at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as an Imagery Analyst. He later moved over to the National Security Agency (NSA) supporting Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2007, Mr. Faison, managed the GIS Office for the City of Laurel where he stood as the first enterprise GIS system for the city. He would get his introduction into emergency management working for the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office for Emergency Management as the GIS/IT manager. During both positions, Kendrick served and participated in MSGIC.

Mr. Faison would then go on to work for Esi Acquisitions, Inc, Creators of “WebEOC” and serve as Federal Regional Manager. Before starting SpatialGIS, Kendrick served as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Lead for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he served as the GIS lead during Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Faison holds two Bachelor’s Degrees: Bachelors of Arts in History and Bachelors of Arts in Geography from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina and a Masters of Geosciences from Murray State University, Murray Kentucky.