In addition to her full-time position as Assistant Director of Local Government at AppGeo, Michele Giorgianni is leading a GIS class at Goodwin College, in East Hartford, CT this spring. The class is providing Introductory GIS training for students in the environmental studies program.
“Michele is not only an exemplary AppGeo consultant, but she keeps finding ways to give back to the GIS community,” said Kate Hickey, Vice President. “This instructorship is only the latest example. She also currently serves as Chair of the Rhode Island GIS (RIGIS) Executive Committee.”
“Educating and inspiring the next generation of geospatial IT professionals is even more critical today given the rapid pace of technology change along with the expanding demand for location-based services in our daily lives,” said Rich Grady, President. “We are proud of the many ways our staff shares their knowledge, such as Michele’s teaching at Goodwin College, Guido Stein’s Boston-area geospatial event organizing, and Peter Girard’s role as an Advisor at Wentworth College, to name but a few examples.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) statewide transit map was awarded an “Honorable Mention” for a Transportation Publication at the annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) GIS for Transportation (GIS-T) Symposium in Colorado.
Over the past decade, AppGeo has produced several editions of the RIPTA statewide map of their bus and trolley services. The 2012 edition involved a complete redesign including better highlighting of the Providence metro area. The map data is Rhode Island GIS (RIGIS) base map data sets and internal RIPTA data. The map was produced using ArcGIS and Adobe In-Design.
Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo) launched its newest hosted web mapping solution, called MapGeo, in September, 2011. Since then, AppGeo has launched 25 municipal sites in six states with several more in production. Recently launched MapGeo websites include: Hopkinton, Beverly, Milford, Seekonk, and Quincy, Massachusetts; Darien and Cromwell, Connecticut, and our first site in Rhode Island, the Town of Lincoln. In the coming weeks, MapGeo sites will be completed for counties and municipalities in Virginia, New York, and Maine.
MapGeo represents AppGeo’s next generation web solution that leverages an interactive HTML5-based user interface and aggressive use of tile caching hosted in the Cloud to deliver a very fast and friendly end user experience. While MapGeo represents a new, low-price point, entry-level offering aimed at local government, AppGeo continues to develop and deliver a wide variety of custom and workflow based GIS web-sites for its local, state and federal government customers on both Esri™ and Open Source platforms.