GISP Update

Tuesday, October 22 , 8:00 AM - Noon
Location: J.J. Pickle Research Center
Taught by:
Bill Hodge & Brian King
This workshop session will explore the GISP Professional Certification in depth. The participany will come away with an understanding of what it is, how it might or might not help them in their career. point them in the direction of filling out the Portfolio and exploring the content of the exam and how to prepare for it.

Instructor Bio(s)

Bill Hodges

headshot of instructor Bill Hodges Bill is the Executive Director of GISCI and their geospatial Paladin since 2013, responsible for all things GISP. A GISP since 2010, he came into the GIS profession in the early 2000s with a Penn State MGIS Certiticate, and extensive Govt. GIS experience from the Federal to the Municipal level.

Brian King

headshot of instructor Brian King Brian King, GIS Mapping Specialist and Archeologist with Freese and Nichols’ (FNI) Austin, TX office. His responsiblities include drafting and design tasks in the areas of floodplain modeling and mapping, hydrology and hydraulics, Drone / UAS Mapping, water resources studies, ArcGIS web mapping, ArcGIS Data Collection apps, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and Lidar processing. With 19 years working in the engineering, environmental, and archeology fields, he has a passion for the industry, specifically geospatial solutions. He is an assistant instructor at the Pennsylvania State University John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 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.