Clark Nexsen Celebrates GIS Day 2018

Clark Nexsen celebrates GIS Day 2018

Discovering the World Through GIS

Held November 14, 2018, GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

Clark Nexsen had its own GIS Day celebration in our Virginia Beach office to increase awareness and dialogue about GIS and promote spatial thinking — complete with a cake and GIS boards in the lobby. Professionals from within GIS and across a variety of disciplines, plus a few special guests gave short “lighting round” talks on the following topics:

Kate Chaney, GISP – Senior GIS Analyst
Overview and Introductions

Caleb Hurst, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP
Data Collections for the NIT Facility Assessment Update in Norfolk, VA

David Parker, PE, PACP – Senior Civil Engineer
Return on Investment for the NIT Facility Assessment Update in Norfolk, VA

Deborah Huber, GISP – GIS Analyst
Connect Explorer: Benefits of Use

Ian Little – Civil Engineering Technology Student at Old Dominion University
Field Data Collection scanning tools

John Parkinson, PP, AICP, CFM, ENV SP, LEED AP – Senior Environmental Planner
Finding Data from Local Governments

Tabitha Abnet, Marketing Manager
Staying connected through Tech

Zane Havens – Postgraduate Coastal Resilience Fellow at Virginia Sea Grant
Fellowship/Link Lab

Katie Miller – Visual Identity & Graphics Manager
Using GIS tools through Adobe

Wes Parker, PE, PTOE – Senior Transportation Engineer
Transportation & GIS Partnership

Clark Nexsen’s Geospatial Information Systems market is focused on supporting clients through GIS data and systems that empower their decision-making and planning processes. To learn more about our GIS capabilities please contact Pravin Mathur, 757.455.5800 or email