Meet Kristin Ditterline, GIS Analyst

Meet Kristin Ditterline, GIS Analyst

Hey! I’m Kristin Ditterline and I have been with GeoDecisions since 2010, based out of Camp Hill, PA[DRJ1] . Since I began working for the company, I have transitioned from an internship opportunity into a GIS Analyst role for the past five years, with a primary focus on local government and transportation sectors.

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GIS at Core of Planning and NEPA

GIS at Core of Planning and NEPA

GeoDecisions is currently working with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and its planning partner organizations (MPOs/RPOs) to redesign and replatform its online process to capture and process forms, data, and environmental assessments related to project identification and scoping. This information and process drives the link between project planning and outreach activities and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 

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Plan and Manage, A Centralized Communication Tool

Plan and Manage, A Centralized Communication Tool

Your phone buzzes, and a text message tells you that you have assets in danger from a pending threat.  Embedded in the text message is a link to a map that shows you where the threat is and which of your assets are in danger. You and your team are able to act in advance of the pending threat to manage your assets, and update your supply change. But you took it to another level - you set up the notification to alert your employees, your customers, or your clients of the threat; you provide suggestions on how to protect their assets, family, or friends from the pending threat, and you did it all within one application.

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Valuable Skills and Qualities for Emerging Spatial IT Professionals (Part 2)

Valuable Skills and Qualities for Emerging Spatial IT Professionals (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part blog describing important skills and qualities we seek in young spatial IT professionals. The first blog post stressed the value of effective communication skills, maintaining a natural curiosity in a variety of topics, developing enhanced critical thinking skills, and exhibiting confidence.  This blog concludes the topic, and adds a final thought regarding what might be, to some, a conspicuous exclusion. 

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