My GIS Experience
My first job in GIS was with the State of Pennsylvania. I used ArcView 3.1 with an Oracle database to map oil and gas well locations across Pennsylvania.
Since that time, I have worked with all of the desktop versions of GIS software from ESRI as well as the server software (ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcServer). I have also used MapInfo and other packages along the way.
At the City of Monterey as well as at Williamson County, I custom designed the GIS for the enterprise from the user interfaces (websites, ArcGIS, Crystal Reports, etc) to the backend servers and storage. I have done everything from creating custom ArcView/ArcMap tools to making GIS-enabled interactive maps from scratch.
The most significant GIS project that I have worked on has been with Williamson County, where I lead a team of County staff, and four different cities to implement an ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE based regional geodatabase that enabled replication of critical GIS data securely among 5 different entities.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS), also known as a geographical information system or geospatial information system, is any system for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data and associated attributes which are spatially referenced to Earth.