GIS Mapping of Water Projects
Speakers: Jeff Weaver, GISP, Arcadis & Eileen Meidinger, Arcadis
Thursday, October 6, 2016 Networking 11:45 am Lunch/Presentation 11:45 am - 1:30 pm, Lloyd's, 1 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
Registration fee: $40
Over the last 7 years, the Geographical Information System (GIS) at Chicago’s Department of Water Management (CDWM) has grown from a simple mapping tool into a robust data management system. The GIS is now used as an analysis tool to identify spatial relationships amongst data, a planning tool to identify and manage project capital improvement projects, a reporting tool to visually display spatial data, and a data collection tool to capture information from maintenance crews. The GIS has also been developed as an integration point to coordinate with other existing systems such as work order management and scheduling systems. This presentation will demonstrate how CDWM has been able to utilize their GIS throughout the entire department, and the benefits and cost savings associated with having an enterprise GIS.
Jeff Weaver, GISP, GIS Analyst
Jeff is a GIS professional with over 10 years of experience in the GIS, data, and mobile technology fields. He is a certified GISP (GIS Professional), with a background in Geography and database management. Jeff has managed several multi-million dollar projects related to data collection and system integration, and leads the GIS TKI Community of Practice. While currently working with the Chicago Department of Water Management, Jeff is focusing on developing mobile applications and managing mobile technology.
Eileen Meidinger, Principal Project Director
Eileen has over 20 years of project management and construction management experience focused on schedule and cost control functions, quality management and team oversight. For much of her career she has been responsible for design and construction phase management for large public sector capital improvement programs and has brought efficiency solutions to each. Eileen has expertise managing construction schedules, resolving schedule conflicts and interacting with contractors to avoid potential schedule conflicts. She also has experience reviewing change orders and financial and administrative submittals for adherence to contract requirements, reviewing and preparing correspondence, and conducting and documenting progress and change order meetings.