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The Operational Reality of Statewide Data Ambitions: An Exploration of Three Models Part III: Federated Models
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Sponsor Webinar

The Operational Reality of Statewide Data Ambitions:

An Exploration of Three Models

Part III: Federated Models

December 8, 2021 from 2-3pm ET

At the 2021 NSGIC Annual Conference, AppGeo offered an on-demand presentation (Part I in a three part series of webinars) that presented the concept of three models or frameworks - Centralized, Decentralized, and Federated - each providing a description for how states are facilitating their collections of geospatial datasets through the cooperation of government and non-government partners.    

In Part II of the webinar series (held on Nov 3rd) we discussed Centralized and Decentralized models, exploring their characteristics and alignment with certain data types.  

Now, in Part III of the series, we will continue the discussion and focus on the Federated model with our special guests Ken Nelson (Kansas GIO) and Eileen Battles (Kansas Data Access and Support Center Manager) who have implemented an exemplary federated model for the GIS data needed for Next-Generation 9-1-1 in Kansas. We’ll explore: 

  • Characteristics and functions of the Federated model

  • Real-world examples, including NG 9-1-1 in Kansas, showing how the model has been implemented

  • Thoughts on how to evaluate models for their fitness depending on your context and situation

  • Ample time for Q&A

Through this three part webinar series you will learn about alternative ways to organize the development of statewide spatial data based on these three models and grounded in actual state experiences. This webinar series draws upon AppGeo’s experience from more than 40 completed state strategic and business planning projects. 

Come join us for a presentation that is sure to spark some deeper thinking and discussions about the approaches you may be using and perhaps might consider adopting.  

Presenter information:

Kate Hickey, Chief Operating Officer, AppGeo

Kate Hickey, Chief Operating Officer, AppGeo. Kate has over 20 years of experience as a GIS professional at AppGeo with responsibilities in business leadership, program development, project management and hands-on strategic consulting. Kate has participated in or led more than a dozen state and state agency strategic planning projects across the nation. She was a contributor to the authorship of the FGDC’s State GIS Strategic and Business Planning Guidelines more than a decade ago and continues to develop the tradecraft of facilitated, strategic planning for GIS at the state level. She is currently engaged in state GIS strategic planning projects for Montana and Indiana. Kate is a certified PMP and has a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts.


Bill Johnson, Carpe Geo Evangelist, AppGeo

Bill had a 31-year GIS career in New York State government, culminating with his being named NY’s first Geographic Information Officer (GIO) in 2013. After retiring from the state in 2016, he spent two years in Washington, DC as GIS Director at the Universal Service Administrative Company, a not-for-profit that supports nationwide broadband expansion programs for the Federal Communication Commission. Bill Joined AppGeo in April 2018, where he is applying his carpe geo philosophy of building trust through collaboration, and of effecting fundamental change through thoughtful investment in the human factors that create effective data systems. Bill has a Masters from Michigan State University.