Podcast Archive



Episode 9 & 10 of More Than Just Maps




This month I chat with Michelle Swindle from the city of Fort Worth Texas. We talk about Michelle’s non-traditional path to GIS, and what it was like to go back to school after she thought she was finished with higher education. We also get to hear about what it’s like to be a civilian GIS contractor in an active war zone, and how that environment comes with a whole host of unique challenges. We also get into the details of what it's like working in municipal government, and different kinds of opportunities that opens up in the GIS world.


Episode 7 & 8 of More Than Just Maps




This month I chat with the GIS Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Thomas (Tom) Fisher. We talk about Tom’s early start in GIS as an Eagle Scout mapping fire hydrants, to how after his degree in forestry natural lead him back to GIS. We also talk about Tom's work with non-profits in Ohio, and how the county is handling the current Covid-19 crisis.



Episode 5 & 6 of More Than Just Maps




This month I chat with URISA President, Keri Brennan. We chat about Keri’s journey from being a non-GIS student in natural resources and how she was able to break into the industry through academic research. We also talk about how evolving GIS technology has changed what she does on a day to day basis, and what to focus on when first entering the industry.


Episode 3 & 4 of More Than Just Maps



This month I get to chat with the founder of URISA Texas, Brian King. Brian goes into detail about what it's like to change from archeology to GIS gradually through his career. We also talk about how quickly the GIS field has grown since he first started using the technology, what it's like to start a non-profit, and what you can do to get more experience when you have none.



Episode 1 & 2 of More Than Just Maps



This month on the podcast we welcome Tim Nolan as our first guest. Tim explains how he first got into the GIS industry, and how it’s changed since his days as the “plot boy”. We talk about what’s important when looking to hire junior positions and what skills to make sure you have before getting in to the workforce. On our second episode, we delve into personal Kanban, and how it can help streamline workflows even in the hectic world of GIS.


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