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SPEAKERS PANEL: CONFERENCE DEBRIEF. 2008 GIS SEMINAR Nashville, Tennessee - April 22-23. GITA’s 2008 ITAG Report. Industry Trends Analysis Groups Electric Gas Telecommunications Water/Wastewater Pipelines Local Government/Public Works Transportation (New!)

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  1. SPEAKERS PANEL:CONFERENCE DEBRIEF 2008 GIS SEMINAR Nashville, Tennessee - April 22-23

  2. GITA’s 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” ApplicationsLocal 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” ApplicationsLocal 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: http://www.gita.org/about-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 doesn’t 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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