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Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
Geo Designing Legislation & Regulation – keynote speech by Sean McGrath at the 2011 URISA – GIS-PRO Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
January 9th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Sean McGrath
Approximately 70% of all policy making by legislatures and executive branches can be related to place and yet a mere fraction of one per cent of all legal materials produced and consumed on the planet are based on maps.
GIS has advanced to the point where this can – and perhaps must – change in the interests of keeping the democratic law-making process vibrant into the 21st century.
In this talk, Sean McGrath, build director for the KLISS e-democracy system in Kansas, will outline how GIS is being integrated into the very heart of law-making in Kansas, opening up exciting new vistas for legislators and citizens alike.
Sean is co-founder and CTO of Propylon. He heads up the CTO Office out of Propylon’s Lawrence, Kansas facility. He has almost 30 years of experience in the IT industry, most of it in the legal and regulatory publishing space. He holds a first class honors degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He served as an invited expert to the W3C special interest group that created the XML standard in 1996. He is the author of three books on markup languages published by Prentice Hall.
The presentation is broken up into 4 parts due to Youtube’s video length restriction.
Category: GIS in practice