Ivan Weichert

Ivan Weichert serves in Kansas government as the State Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Director assigned to the Kansas Information Technology Office in Topeka. In public service since 1993, Ivan previously served as a GIS Analyst for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and as Interim IT Director for Shawnee County Kansas.

Ivan's commitment to state and local mapping issues began in the mid 1990s, when he served as Chairman of the State GIS Standards Task Force and continues today with his involvement in a variety of local, state, regional and national initiatives; serving as a member of the Kansas Homeland Security Geospatial Data Workgroup, Past President of the Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM), Corporate Secretary of the Mid America GIS Consortium (MAGIC), and as a member of the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Liaison Committee.