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Speaker Series - February 2019 - Texas GIO and Beyond - TNRIS

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar (see below)


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Texas GIO and Beyond

Presentation Outline: 

“Surely you can't be serious.” – Ted Striker in Airplane!
“I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.” -Dr. Rumack in Airplane!

Words matter…and so does geographic data.  Felicia and Ilyanna from Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) will share updates from the Texas Geographic Information Office and beyond.  Topics include national highlights, statewide initiatives and upcoming events.  We will have time for question and answer as well.

 “I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.” -Dr. Rumack in Airplane!

About the Speaker:

Felicia D. Retiz:

As the Deputy Geographic Information Officer, Felicia works closely with the GIS community to establish strategic direction and goals for GIS initiatives in Texas. Felicia began her career in GIS at TNRIS in 1999 after receiving a Geography degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She was instrumental in the development of the Texas Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap) at TNRIS, a vital program that provides cost-savings to develop and enhance digital statewide geographic data for Texas. During her 19 years at TNRIS, Felicia has received recognition for her contributions such as the FEMA Under Secretary’s Award for her technical mapping support on the Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Operation as well as an ESRI Special Achievement Award for her participation in the development of the Texas 9-1-1 Geodatabase Model. Most recently, Felicia has earned a Master of Public Affairs degree from the prestigious LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Ilyanna Kadich:

Ilyanna joined the TNRIS division of TWDB in 2018 as Geographic Data Coordinator after 20 years in the Texas geography community.  Her experience at the municipal, regional, and private arenas give her a unique perspective on data creation, integrity, and integration.  In her current role, she leads initiatives for statewide address point and parcel datasets in the StratMap program.  She holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the UT LBJ School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Southwest Texas State University.

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Webinar ID: 938 623 296

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