•  March 30, 2018

    Former GIO for the State of New York, Bill Johnson, joins the AppGeo Team

    This article was originally published by Applied Geographics Inc. (AppGeo), a company acquired by The Sanborn Map Company Inc in September 2022.

    March 2018

    How do you build a successful GIS program in state government? What does it mean to be a GIS leader?

    Bill Johnson has an answer encapsulated by the “latin” phrase, carpe geo, as presented in his talk at NSGIC in September 2017, Carpe Geo & Parvus Momentum, and in a blog post, Latin for GIS Professionals.

    Bill’s been a GIS professional since 1984 when he started with NYDOT. At the DOT, he, and a team that included AppGeo’s VP of software, Peter Girard, led one of the largest civilian GIS deployments of that era, serving more than 1,000 users in 11 regional DOT offices. Since then, he rose through the GIS ranks in New York State government, culminating in being named New York’s first GIO in 2014. And for the last two years he has led GIS program development at a national level for the Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC), which is responsible for nationwide broadband support programs on behalf of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    Now, Bill is joining AppGeo. At AppGeo, Bill will be applying his carpe geo philosophy of building trust through collaboration, of effecting fundamental change through thoughtful investment, and of consistent attention to excellence, as AppGeo’s carpe geo evangelist.

    “Any team, community, or organization is enhanced by the talents and virtue of its individual members. Along these lines, AppGeo has been fortunate to attract people with wonderful personal traits and professional skill sets, and Bill Johnson is one of these people,” said Rich Grady, President of AppGeo. “He’ll be sharing his expertise and leadership abilities in a business development capacity as we grow our professional services organization with new projects in important endeavors for the nation, such as NG-9-1-1, Public Health & Safety, and the Environment.”

    Please join AppGeo in welcoming Bill to his new role. Let’s build the future of GIS together. Carpe Geo.

    About Applied Geographics, Inc.
    Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo, www.AppGeo.com) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial Information Technology (geospatial IT) consulting services and custom solutions help businesses to increase profitability and government departments to increase efficiency and service. AppGeo’s continual innovation on today’s leading geospatial platforms, data and Web technologies makes us your “go to partner” for going beyond traditional GIS. Ask us about our track record building hybrid and multi-platform solutions, and delivering organizational strategies that combine geospatial IT with human collaboration.

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