2012 Spring Meeting, Columbia
May 8, 2012 9:30am – 3:00pm
Our spring meeting was held in Columbia, SC at IT-oLogy!IT-oLogy 1301 Gervais Street Columbia, SC Directions?
9:30 a.m. Welcome – Opening Remarks
Connie Banegas, GAASC President (Charleston Water System)
Bill Tomes, USC Institute for Public Service and Policy Research (Presentation)
This interactive session will feature several management tools to help you make more effective decisions and to reach consensus more quickly. Ways of avoiding bad decisions will also be addressed.
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Building a Data Quality Culture
Martin Roche, CEcD, GISP, GeoPlanning Services LLC (Presentation)
We all justify our investments in GIS at least partially on the ability of our systems to improve decision making. Improved decisions depend on quality information extracted from data. What can we do in our organizations to build a culture, focused on keeping high data integrity, to provide quality information from data entry through analysis? This presentation will provide some examples of best practices in building data quality awareness in organizations.
12:00 p.m. Lunch – provided with RSVP
1:00 p.m. GIS Steering Committee Panel Discussion
Frank Bishop Jr., Aiken County; Jack Maguire, Lexington County; Rich Hamilton, Town of Hilton Head (Presentation)
The creation of a GIS Steering Committee or Workgroup in an organization can facilitate the development of a GIS and enhance the prospects for its success. If this committee is made up of the various key users and/or decision makers who will benefit from this technology, it can help ensure that the system is designed and implemented to meet the needs and requirements of these users. This session will share the experiences of several members who either are utilizing such a committee or have done so in the past. Items to be discussed include how the committee/workgroup evolved, how it was organized, how often it met, what items and issues were addressed by the group, as well as what succeeded and what failed. Following the presentations, we will have a group discussion on the topic.
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m. Adjourn