William F. Johnson

Bill was named New York State Geographic Information Officer on May 9, 2013, after serving many years as the ad hoc State GIS Coordinator. In this new role, he is responsible for leveraging and expanding the GIS capabilities that have evolved in separate agencies into a true enterprise GIS strategy for the state. Previously, Bill was Director of the GIS Program Office which provides many of the baseline GIS resources used across the state, including the GIS Clearinghouse, orthoimagery program, streets and addresses program, and broadband mapping. He has been actively involved in state GIS and mapping for 30 years and has been in leadership roles in this area since 1996. He has previously served nine years on the NSGIC Board of Directors including NSGIC President for 2004.