GeoDecisions Celebrates Dave Gilbert's 30-Year Odyssey

GeoDecisions Celebrates Dave Gilbert's 30-Year Odyssey

Dave Gilbert, GISP, the third employee ever hired here at GeoDecisions, marks 30 years with us in 2017. That's a really big deal. As our longest standing employee, Dave has built lifelong trusted-adviser client relationships, lasting GeoDecisions friendships, and made an indelible impact throughout the water, transportation, and facility business lines of our parent company, Gannett Fleming.

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Our Next Generation of Geographers

Our Next Generation of Geographers

Growing up, I had a big interest in maps. I would draw maps, look at road atlases, and pore over gas station road maps. I also would spend hours looking at my grandparents’ globe from the 1950’s and a Rand McNally World Atlas. When it came time to go to college, I thought there were only two paths - engineering/science or business. I wasn’t the best at math, so I chose to pursue the business route. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I realized geography was an option. I remember sitting in an excruciatingly boring economics class and found myself looking at a plastic relief map on the wall and daydreaming. Later that day, I told my mom I had made a big decision- I was going to switch my major to geography. I was met with silence. After a few seconds, she replied “What kind of job are you going to get with that degree?  All you can do is teach!”

They call geography the “the ultimate discovery major”…  I now know why.

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2017 Esri® DevSummit Highlights

2017 Esri® DevSummit Highlights

DevSummit is cool. It’s like the Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas, Nevada, only for GIS geeks, with unexpected cool toys hiding in the corners. As a GeoDecisions representative during this year’s Esri Developer Summit in Palm Spring, California, from March 7-10, I experienced the latest generation of Esri’s developer tools in the big ballroom. In the smaller conference rooms, I had a blast watching folks present less mainstream projects that push the boundaries of what GIS tech can do.

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