October 6


Having reliable, current aerial imagery of their communities can be a game-changer for government agencies. Up-to-date imagery – and the AI data derived from it -- offers insights that can help shape planning and asset management decisions, replaces in-person site visits to save time and reduce costs, and provides a better understanding of the truth on the ground to streamline workflows. Join Government Technology and Nearmap on Oct. 6 as we take a deep dive into these and other use cases for aerial imaging and data and why agencies should consider these technologies a critical part of their GIS toolbox.


Register now to also:

  • Hear how other governments are using aerial imagery to create efficiencies
  • Learn how AI and 3D technologies can offer more context and enhance your GIS capabilities
  • Discover the advantages of having more frequent and higher-resolution aerial imagery



Bob Woolley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Bob was the chief technical architect for the state of Utah’s Department of Technology Services, including the development of the state’s Utah.gov portal. Utah has been widely recognized in these areas with numerous national awards. He has also been a technical lead and RFP writer for the WSCA/NASPO Cloud and Data Communication Procurements. He has experience with state, county and higher education employee skill assessments and technology upgrade implementations, including large-scale database migrations from RDMS to NoSQL platforms. He has extensive private-sector experience with Microservices Architecture implementation and DevOps using hybrid cloud deployment patterns.


Brandon Neel — Speaker

Product Marketing Manager, Nearmap

Brandon is a Product Marketing Manager at Nearmap providing solutions for North American Government. He helps define, build and launch new product offerings to support government users and improve their workflows. Brandon creates highly informative marketing content to educate government professionals about the benefit of utilizing aerial imagery and data.


Charles Staton — Speaker

Manager, Solutions Engineering, Nearmap

Charles is a Geospatial Solutions Engineer at Nearmap and has worked in several different industries utilizing GIS which include: the Defense and Intelligence sales team at Esri, Commercial Real Estate spatial data and marketing, and telecommunications & utility engineering. He studied Geography at Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Geospatial Environmental Analysis in undergraduate and graduate school.


Jeff Nutting — Speaker

Forecast Coordinator, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

Jeff is the Forecast Coordinator and lead socioeconomic forecaster at the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), located in Detroit, Michigan. An expert in imagery, land data, and land use modeling, Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in socioeconomic forecasting and has directed the development of six regional forecasts of population, employment, and land use change in Southeast Michigan during his tenure at SEMCOG. Prior to joining SEMCOG in 1996, Jeff worked for the City of Detroit on the successful effort to bring the Detroit Grand Prix back to the Motor City. A graduate of Wayne State University with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Jeff is a member of the American Planning Association, and a recipient of the Michigan Governor’s Leadership Award for service to the planning profession.