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Rebecca is founder and president of Somers-St.Claire, an independent GIS consulting firm based in northern Virginia. Her firm works nationwide, helping organization plan, implement, and use GIS and spatial technology and information effectively. Clients include local, state, and federal government agencies; utilities, and educational institutions.
A past president of the Geographic and Land Information Society, past chair of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, past president of the Geographic and Land Information Society (a member organization of ACSM), and past board member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, she has led efforts advancing public and private sector understanding of GIS. She recently helped develop the GIS Professional Certification program for the GIS Certification Institute, and serves on industry forums including the steering committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
In addition to serving as a columnist and editorial advisory board member for Geospatial Solutions, Rebecca has been a columnist for GeoWorld and an editor of the URISA Journal. She has authored a long list of publications covering diverse aspects of the GIS field, and is currently working on a book on GIS Implementation and Management for John Wiley & Sons.
GIS Implementation and Management (4 to 32 hours)
This workshop provides a practical guide for implementing and managing a GIS. It provides an overview of the GIS implementation process and details each of the steps, analyses, and decisions that must be made for a successful project. The workshop also addresses situations in which an organization already has some GIS capabilities, but wishes to expand its GIS operations or move to an enterprise GIS. Crucial organizational and management approaches and issues are also discussed. GIS implementation and management strategies, techniques, and issues are illustrated by examples from various types of organizations' current GIS projects. The workshop is designed to help anyone initiating a GIS project or program, expanding current GIS facilities, or seeking to improve their GIS operations and solve inherent problems. Key topics include:
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