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NEARC Fall 2017 has ended
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Andrew Turner

Esri
Andrew's work focuses on cross-domain collaboration and democratizing the map making process creating open tools for cartography and analysis. In 2006 he published the popular and widely regarded book "introduction to Neogeography" which led an industry shift of the GIS market. He is a world renowned speaker, author, advocate and engineer for crowd-sourced geospatial technology and a successful entrepreneur that has grown and exited two companies through acquisition. 

Currently, Andrew is the Director and CTO of Esri Research and Development center in Washington, DC. His team are developing new technologies for government and citizen collaboration to build communities. This includes the global ArcGIS Open Data network for open access to authoritative data, as well as open-source and interactive tools and applications to build and share insights and solutions. 

Andrew is an active member in many organizations developing and supporting open standards such as the OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and World Wide Web Consortium. He is also the co-founder of CrisisCommons, a global community of volunteers leveraging technology to assist in building solutions for disaster response, recovery and rebuilding. 

Andrew has consulted for enterprise and multinational organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, USGS, MapQuest, the BBC, the Library of Congress in developing their geospatial and community components. He has lectured courses and lead workshops for Stanford, Harvard, University of Virginia, and other universities and organizations teaching about utilizing modern data sharing technologies.