Micah Cutler, GIS Director at Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. (CGA) has been named to the Board of the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) for a two-year term. The Council consists of representatives from federal, state, county, regional and local governments, colleges and universities, and the private sector, and the Board consists of 25 members that represent each of the functional sectors.
The purpose of the IGIC is to foster an efficient GIS environment through cooperation and coordination with public and private entities that access, collect, provide, and share data, metadata, applications, and educational opportunities. Cutler, who spent 13 years with Hardin County as their GIS Coordinator and then their IT/GIS Director, started at CGA in January as GIS Director. She is no stranger to IGIC and has previously served as served on the IGIC Executive Council as Secretary. She looks forward to representing the private sector in her upcoming board tenure. “Being on the Board of IGIC allows me to contribute to the growth of GIS technology and stay connected with my fellow GIS professionals in Iowa. This role is a great opportunity to use my past and present experience to represent the private sector,” stated Cutler.
GIS, including maps, data, and applications, is an integral part of today’s essential infrastructure. Organizations can take full advantage of all that GIS has to offer by both utilizing it for location management and recording keeping and combining it with other resources, such as historical documents and external data, to make better-informed decisions and manage a wide variety of assets.
CGA envisions municipalities and other businesses in Iowa could potentially use the technology to:
- Map Underground Utilities
- Building Permits
- CAD Interoperability
- Construction Environmental Management Plan
- Land Development Analysis
- Storm Water Runoff
- Document Management