Getting to Know

Letter from the Chair

MSGIC Members, Over the past two years, I have seen MSGIC grow from a fledgling, non-profit organization into a robust organization providing opportunities to its membership and reaching out to develop relationships among the different entities in the State of Maryland.   Since becoming a non-profit in 2012, we have worked hard to build a direction for the organization to both grow and to provide benefits to its members. But without direction and guidance, we worked towards what was the…

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I Applied for My GISP and You Should Too!

There are two types of GIS people in the world, those who have their GISP’s and those who don’t. (Technically a third group exists for those in the process of applying, but let’s include them in the latter.) Gaining your GISP certification is an invaluable way to advertise your talents and can set you ahead in the competitive GIS field . Surveys have shown that those with GISP’s have been able to gain promotions, raises, and better jobs because of this certification. A GISP…

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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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