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Webinar: The Yellow Brick Road of Spatial Data Infrastructures...Boundaries, Roads and Address Points Oh My!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Sponsor Webinar

The Yellow Brick Road of Spatial Data Infrastructures...Boundaries, Roads and Address Points Oh My!

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Building Statewide Spatial Data Infrastructure is no easy task. From the required collaboration to the workflow and everywhere in between there are challenges. Organizations must work with local data suppliers, other organizational departments, and even federal partners to support the data supply chain. If you are lucky, you can get the data suppliers to agree on a set of Data Governance standards to help ensure decent quality and data in a format that can be readily integrated. However, this is more often the exception rather than the rule. Often, the most daunting piece of the puzzle is getting all the incoming data to align and keep it aligned as updates are supplied year by year. With the pressure to do more with less, the support staff can be hindered by lack of resources to establish and maintain the implementation. In this presentation, 1Spatial will share the success in overcoming many of the challenges through automation in support of all aspects of the Spatial Data Infrastructure workflow. Automation of components such as data validation, schema mapping, integration, and alignment of various datasets (e.g., boundaries, linear features, etc.) can bring the relief needed to successfully accomplish the effort. This session will review a number of these challenges including identifying alignment issues between neighboring jurisdictions, aligning data sources, and keeping them aligned as updated data sources are submitted, etc.

Presenter information:

Sheila Steffenson: 

As CEO for 1Spatial Inc. (Americas), Sheila has over 30 years’ experience in the geospatial industry, 23 of which were with Esri Inc. During her years there she moved from the initial role of technical/technical sales into management, taking on the role of Regional Manager of the South-Central US Esri office. Following 11 years in that role she moved to the Washington DC area and took over management of the Federal Sciences Sales team. During her tenure she also supported numerous international efforts, including support to Esri’s Latin American distributors and support of various open geospatial events around the globe.

Melissa Ubaldo: 

Melissa Ubaldo is a Solutions Engineer for 1Spatial Inc. She has hands-on experience with various federal, state, and local government projects focused on building smarter solutions for pervasive data and workflow management challenges. Her 7+ years as a GIS professional includes technical background in nautical cartography.