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Friday, February 27 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Open Data: Public and Personal Perspectives (AICP)

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Local governments build and supply many datasets that are used commercially. Private industry, utilities, and commercial mapping companies are large consumers of local data. A better system of public/private data sharing is needed to benefit all users of GIS data. This will be a guided panel discussion on data sharing between public and private organizations.

  • Utilities Perspective
             Rob Floyd, Amy Barron

  • Commercial Perspective
             Travis Franz

  • Local Government Perspective
             Julie Stamper, Ralph Forbes


John Gallimore

GIS and Public Safety Administrator, Davie County GIS

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Ralph Forbes

GIS Manager, Pitt County
Mr. Forbes has been employed with Pitt County Government for the past 29 years, serving as Pitt County’s GIS Manager for the last 24 of those years. He was instrumental in helping to create one of the first centralized GIS county governments in the State of North Carolina and in... Read More →
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Travis Franz, GISP

Project Lead, HERE
Travis has been with HERE (formerly known as NAVTEQ) for 10 years and has spent the bulk of his time there involved in map maintenance activities and strategies related to third-party data acquisition and ingestion. He currently oversees core map local data acquisition activities... Read More →
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Rob Floyd, GISP

GIS Landbase Administrator, Piedmont Natural Gas
I have been working as the GIS Landbase Administrator at Piedmont Natural Gas since 2011. I’m originally from Lexington, NC and I got my BA in Geography from East Carolina University. I currently live in Stallings, North Carolina with my wonderful wife and 3 kids.

Amy Barron, GISP

GIS Strategist, Duke Energy
For undergraduate and graduate school Amy attended the University of South Carolina. She has worked in both the public and private sector before landing at Duke Energy in Charlotte. She spent the first five years at Duke Energy in the Transmission Engineering Group where she used... Read More →

Julie Stamper

GIS Coordinator, Pasquotank County
Julie has been the GIS Coordinator for Pasquotank County for 14 years. She has a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University and won the G Herb Stout for Visionary Use of GIS in 2007 and was named one of the 50 Leaders to Watch by GPS World.

Friday February 27, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Room 305 A/B

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