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1 2008 GIS SEMINAR Nashville, Tennessee - April 22-23

2 GITAs 2008 ITAG Report Industry Trends Analysis Groups Electric Gas Telecommunications Water/Wastewater Pipelines Local Government/Public Works Transportation (New!) Top 10 Technologies and Applications

3 Top 10 Applications Local Government Asset Management One Call Critical Infrastructure Right of Way Management Sub-Surface Utility Engineering Work Order Management Economic Development Land Use Development Planning/Zoning Permits Land development Inspections

4 Top 10 Applications Local Government Airport Management Assessment of Taxes Resource Planning-Financial Planning, Conditioning Planning Emergency Management Police, fire, EMS, 911 Payment Management (PCI) = Logo on payment records and so on

5 Top 10 Technologies Local Government Enterprise Architecture Work Management System 911-311 Web Internet/Intranet - E-Government GIS Asset Trading -GPS Wireless Solutions SCADA Mobile Computing Intelligent Transportation Systems

6 2008 ITAG REPORT Available at: gita/committees/ITAG/itag.asp

7 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Why did you come? What did you hope to take back? To discover low cost solutions for getting more and better data Build an appreciation of GIS as a tool for policy/decision makers Hands-on exercises are valuable Information about what other similar organizations are doing

8 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS What are the problems and impediments to increasing GIS in your organization? There are differences in the needs of smaller organizations with respect to large ones Financial resources are much less in smaller organizations DDO clients are often elected or appointed officials, so in many cases there is no long-term interest Maintaining support for GIS is a problem

9 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS What are the positive attributes of this conference? Regional nature Variety of organizations and people Wide variety of topics – federal, state and local How would you define success for this conference? What about the size and scope? Large number of attendees doesnt ensure quality and relevance Smaller size offers more opportunity to interact Subject matter scope this year was good!

10 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS How can DDAA expand GIS education? Through the region? Through NADO? Include more success stories Market the solutions aspect of GIS and the conference How can FGDC and NADO work together? Are there natural ties? There is a common interest at the federal level Create and develop dialog at the national level through NADO headquarters in Washington, DC

11 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Where would you like to see the conference go? Emphasize solutions not just technology How does GIS as a tool help achieve a goal More case studies – seeing is believing! Get more DDL executive directors to the conference Emphasize solutions! Increase information exchange between techies and executives

12 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Sharpen focus of this conference – deemphasize the GIS label Focus program on regionally significant investments in infrastructure Include return on investment sessions in program – that will attract executives and managers Invite state GIS directors within region to participate on the program (ie: panel discussion)

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