GIS: Creating a Map to Your Connected Community

June 26th – 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Grays Peak 1

Moderator

Lee Comer

Foresite Group: Network Design Division Director

Need directions on the path to becoming a connected community? Use your map! Your GIS map 

Before the business plan, before fiber is placed, before antennae and sensors are set up – EVERY community needs to create and develop a GIS-based map of their area!  Foresite Group will demonstrate a variety of practical ways to leverage the power of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) today to prepare your community for tomorrow’s connected environment. In this demonstration, our panel of experts will: 

  • Explain different methods for capturing information about the existing infrastructure in your community: streets and sidewalks, power-gas-water utilities, poles and streetlamps, traffic lights and parking areas, commercial/residential/civic addresses, etc.; 
  • Describe how this geospatially accurate database is used in the design, deployment, and operation of a broadband connectivity network; 
  • Present processes and tools that planners, architects, and engineers can use to intelligently grow and manage your evolving community. 

Speakers

Jonathan Ramos

Foresite Group: OSP Project Manager

Chris Skelton

Foresite Group: Manager Technology Solutions

Lindsay Walker

Foresite Group: GIS Manager