Ashley Buzzeo

Teaching GIS to Business Students

(Originally posted on the blog) Location. Location. Location. From deciding where to locate a new store to analyzing how well marketing campaigns are working in various markets, maps help business leaders make better decisions. Recently, I taught two classes to Towson University business students, which focused on how businesses can use geospatial technology to enhance decision-making. Introducing GIS to Business Students Associate Professor Tobin Porterfield teaches Project Management and Business Analysis, among other courses, at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. Professor Porterfield invited…

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On the Maryland Map: Getting to Know Roger Barlow

As I have been working in the GIS field for over 10 years in Maryland, I have met some interesting, talented, intelligent, and motivating GIS colleagues along the way.  Hopefully this reinvigorated blog series will share with you some exciting tidbits of information from each person who has touched my career in some way.  Here are some fun facts about Roger! Quick Facts about Roger Barlow Physical Scientist (Geospatial Liaison) at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Born in Beloit, Wisconsin,…

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Reminder to Register Early for TUgis and Save!

If you register early for TUgis you will receive a discount!  The first deadline ends tomorrow (2/7)! By 2/7/14: $60 Between 2/8/14- 3/15/14: $80 After 3/15/14: $100 Registration for the conference is done online via Eventbrite. There are two ways to submit payment – online using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) OR you can request an invoice and pay by check. You will receive a receipt for your purchase after you complete your registration. Check out…

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On the Maryland Map: Getting to Know Patrick Callahan

Quick Facts about Patrick Callahan GIS Manager in the Office of Information Technology for Prince George’s County Born in Washington D.C. Grew up in Burtonsville, MD Degree from Appalachian State University When I asked Patrick what he loved the most about his job, he replied, “the variety of the job – everyday there is something new.”  I think his response will resonate with the majority of GIS folks in Maryland.  Here are some fun facts about Patrick! What is one…

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Winter Quarterly Meeting

The winter Quarterly meeting is this Wednesday (January 15, 2014) at Coppin State University starting at 9:00 am.  Michael Baker Corporation is providing the light breakfast starting at 8:30 am. The agenda and meeting details are posted on the MSGIC site. There is a charge for parking in the lot (Lot C) next to the meeting facility. MSGIC will pick up the parking fee if you use Lot C. Please consider parking on the streets surrounding the facility and carpooling…

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In an effort to help better communicate with our membership, we have decided to start a blog to help update folks with whats going on with GIS in the area. Stay tuned for more information!

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