Social Media and Big Data 101 for GIS professionals

March 28, 2013  - By

Original Broadcast Date:   Thursday, March 28, 2013

Webinar Topic/Abstract:  Social Media and Big Data 101 for GIS professionals

Experts in this growing field will discuss the basics for those new to leveraging the technology in their GIS operation. Topics will include different kinds of social media, human geography, traits of each, other related public media, several case studies/examples.


Art Kalinski

Art Kalinski

Art Kalinski
Editor, GeoIntelligence Insider Newsletter

A career Naval Officer, Art established the Navy’s first Geographic Information System (GIS) in the mid-eighties.  Completing a post graduate degree in GIS at the University of North Carolina, he joined the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as the GIS Manager from 1993 to 2007.  He pioneered the use of oblique imagery for public safety and participated in numerous disaster response actions including: GIS/imagery support of the National Guard during Katrina, UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative) a NIMS based field exercises in Atlanta and a fully manned, hardware equipped joint disaster response exercise in New York City.  Art retired early from ARC to join Pictometry International to direct military projects using oblique imagery which led to him joining Soft Power Solutions, LLC.  He has written articles for numerous geospatial publications including a monthly column for GeoSpatial Solutions/GPS World aimed at federal GIS users.

Eric Gakstatter
Editor,, Geospatial Solutions Monthly Newsletter
Dr. Dan Tolley
CEO, Soft Power Solutions, LLC
Bob Dowling
Co-founder, GeoCOP
Gen. Edwin “Skip” Vincent (USAF Ret.)
Founder, Soft Power Solutions, LLC
Steve Lutton
Director, Product Management, Geosemble Solutions
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