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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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Kiona Leah

MDOT/SHA
Drainage and Stormwater Assets Manager
Kiona Leah is a professionally licensed engineer who graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in environmental engineering. Kiona worked in private consulting as a site design engineer for ten years before moving into the public sector as a transportation design engineer for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration in 2011. In 2015, she was promoted to the Drainage and Storm Water Assets Manager where her involvement in GIS really began to grow by leaps and bounds. She has worked diligently to streamline data and GIS processes as the program has expanded from barely 3,000 facilities to well over 8,000. She works with her team to increase communication and collaboration with various other groups within the organization on a variety of activities including; TMDL projects and tracking, highway design projects, maintenance instruction and tracking, remediation efforts and other pertinent activities connected to the NPDES permit and good environmental stewardship.