Texas GIS Forum October 23 – 27, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Career Planning - GISP Certification

Monday, October 24th , 8:00 A.M. - Noon
Location: J.J. Pickle Research Center
Taught by:
Brian King, Freese & Nichols
The workshop will provide participants an overview of the history of the GISP certification, its current requirements, and a preview of the new exam.

Prerequisites: Interest in learning about the GISP Professional Certification

Instructor Bio(s)

Brian King

headshot of instructor Brian King Brian King is a GIS Mapping Specialist and Archeologist in Freese and Nichols’ (FNI) Austin, TX office. In this role, he is responsible for drafting and design tasks in the areas of floodplain modeling and mapping, hydrology and hydraulics, residential sites, water resources studies, ArcGIS web mapping, and ArcGIS Data Collection apps.

He has worked in the engineering, environmental, and archeology fields for over 17 years and has a passion for the industry, specifically geospatial solutions. Mr. King is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), Registered Professional Archeologist (RPA), and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). He earned his Master’s degree in GIS from the Pennsylvania State University and Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. Through his involvement with URISA Texas for many years, he has received recognition as a leader in the field of GIS and has served in numerous State and National elected and appointed positions.

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