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AppGeo Webinar
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Sponsor Webinar

The Operational Reality of Statewide Data Ambitions:

An Exploration of Three Models

Part II: Centralized and Decentralized Models 

November 3, 2021 - 2-3pm ET


At the 2021 NSGIC Annual Conference, AppGeo offered an on-demand presentation (Part I in a three part series of webinars) that presented the concept of three models or frameworks - Centralized, Decentralized, and Federated - each providing a description for how states are facilitating their collections of geospatial datasets through the cooperation of government and non-government partners.

 In this Part II webinar on November 3, we will be making a deeper exploration of the Centralized and Decentralized models, covering the following core topics:

  • What are their characteristics?
  • How do they function?
  • The concept of a continuum from purely centralized to purely decentralized
  • Which types of data are best aligned with these models?
  • Real-world examples showing how they have been implemented
  • Thoughts on how to evaluate their fitness for your context and situation
  • Ample time for Q&A 

Presenter information:

Kate Hickey, Chief Operating Officer 

Kate has over 20 years of experience as a GIS professional at AppGeo with responsibilities in business leadership, program development, project management and hands-on strategic consulting. Kate has participated in or led more than a dozen state and state agency strategic planning projects across the nation. She was a contributor to the authorship of the FGDC’s State GIS Strategic and Business Planning Guidelines more than a decade ago and continues to develop the tradecraft of facilitated, strategic planning for GIS at the state level. She is currently engaged in state GIS strategic planning projects for Montana and Indiana. Kate is a certified PMP and has a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Bill Johnson, Carpe Geo Evangelist 

Bill had a 31-year GIS career in New York State government, culminating with his being named NY’s first Geographic Information Officer (GIO) in 2013. After retiring from the state in 2016, he spent two years in Washington, DC as GIS Director at the Universal Service Administrative Company, a not-for-profit that supports nationwide broadband expansion programs for the Federal Communication Commission. Bill Joined AppGeo in April 2018, where he is applying his carpe geo philosophy of building trust through collaboration, and of effecting fundamental change through thoughtful investment in the human factors that create effective data systems. Bill has a Masters from Michigan State University.