Collaborative Data Acquisition

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Collaborative Data Acquisition

Several metro Atlanta cities were in need of updated elevation data and imagery. By collaborating together, Alpharetta, Chamblee, Decatur, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell and Sandy Springs were able to leverage a group purchase of data that met each individual city’s needs. They will discuss the process of selecting a vendor, the process of a la carte purchasing as well as review the data deliverables.

Carlo Frate is a Geospatial Solutions Architect for InterDev, and serves as GIS and data manager for the City of Chamblee. He has worked in the geospatial industry for both the public and private sectors, for more than 20 years. He also serves as the organizer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Geospatial Society (, a networking group for students and professionals that meets monthly around the Atlanta area.

Steven Wardrup is the GIS Manager City of Alpharetta (17 Years). He has a BA Economics North Carolina State University and has worked with GIS since 1978 (State of North Carolina Division of Environmental Management). Steven was the initial GIS Manager Fulton County. His previous work experience include Unisys Corporation, Plangraphics, Computervision and others. He enjoys family, travel, tennis and pickleball.

Bridget Lawlor is the GIS Manager for the City of Sandy Springs. Her GIS experience has included stints as an intern at Mecklenburg County, NC; AmeriCorps in Toledo, Oregon; as well as GIS positions in the private and public sector in Georgia. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and UNC Charlotte. Bridget is on the Board of the Georgia Geospatial Association.

Brock Ryan is a Project Manager and GIS Consultant with InterDev, LLC. He has a consulting focus on process improvement and GIS data governance in the local government space. He has worked for InterDev for the last 5 years. He has worked with several cities in the metro Atlanta area, including Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, and Canton as well as many other small and mid-sized cities across the southeast. Prior to joining InterDev, Brock was a GIS Analyst and Project Manager in the military where he was tasked to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Brock holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and GISP professional certifications as well as several Esri technical certifications.

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