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Carpe Geo, Part Deux

Carpe Geo, Part Deux

Bill Johnson, AppGeo

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  1. Carpe Geo, Part Deux, v2.0 William F. Johnson Carpe Geo

    Evangelist October 23, 2019 Texas GIS Forum Bill
  2. Taking it to 11 Murphy, K., Guest, C., McKean, M.,

    Shearer, H., Reiner, R., Spinal Tap (Musical group), & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (1984). This is spinal tap. Santa Monica, CA: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment.
  3. 9 Bill’s Advice for Success Old-Fashioned career advice from the

    outgoing GIS Director William F. Johnson March 19, 2018 Download at: www.AppGeo.com/carpegeo
  4. Take the High Road • There is zero satisfaction in

    “telling someone off” or having a tantrum. Zero. You’ll feel like a bum afterwards and nobody will respect you. • When you take the High Road, others will surely admire you for it, even if they don’t express anything to you. • You’ll have a clear conscience. • You will be more easily forgiven for your inevitable mistakes if you show the same respect and kindness to others. • Burned bridges may not seem important now, but you may need to cross one of those bridges in the future. 10
  5. • How do I operate? • What is my personal

    code of ethics? • How do I make the most of the opportunities before me?
  6. Let’s think of your career in GIS terms • Carpe

    Geo Overlays on top of the base layers: • Approach to solving problems • Political savvy • Ability to engage partners • Cat-herding • Base Layers: • GIS fundamentals • Written and verbal communication • Organization • Analytics
  7. GIO Priorities People 49% Data 17% Apps 13% Policy 12%

    Platform 9% • Emphasis on People skills • Communication • Consensus-building • Gaining “buy-in” • Leadership • Tech • All had tech backgrounds, are drawn to tech • Cited as a weakness; detracts from strategic priorities • Policy • Range of opinions • Not enough attention
  8. Own the vision Baum, L. F. (1939). The wizard of

    Oz. Hollywood, Calif.: Metro Goldwyn Mayer.
  9. 3. GIS Half-Life Model • A decay function - the

    time required for any specified property (radioactivity of a specific isotope) to decrease by half. • Which elements of enterprise GIS decay most slowly? (i.e. have the most lasting value): • Tech (hardware/software) • Data • Partnerships • Policies • Training & Methods