Apollo Teng, the GIS Manager at Montgomery County, Maryland,submitted a paper abstract that discusses how the County enhanced their website
Apollo Teng, the GIS Manager at Montgomery County
Montgomery County is one of the most populous Counties in the National Capital region of the United States with over a million people across 507 square miles. The County is home to many federal Government agencies, universities, and biotechnology firms including Johns Hopkins University’s
Montgomery County Campus, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United Therapeutics.
Teng holds a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He heads the County’s Department of Technology Services’ GIS team. His staff provides consulting, training and app development for different departments in the County’s Executive Branch. Some of the projects the GIS team handles include maintaining the County’s street centerline, building and places of interest files. They also develop GIS apps and Websites that provide better access across the County enterprise and to the general public. Mr. Teng’s team has been awarded several national awards in recognition of its excellent work. Additional information about these awards can be found here.
Teng’s abstract discusses how his staff has enhanced the content of the County GIS website with Story Maps. For an example, check out this Story
Map that deals with a couple of those important projects – maintaining information on buildings and places of interest, as well as providing access to
people interested in this data. This Story Map allows anyone to easily search for recreational facilities that are operated by the County, major
development/redevelopment projects within the County, and other activities.
Teng is looking forward to being selected to share the department’s experience in constructing these Story Maps for the revamped website. He is an experienced presenter, sharing papers at other conferences including Towson GIS, Esri MUG, URISA, NACo and ASPRS.
This will potentially be his first paper presentation at the Esri UC, although he has been attending the UC off and on since the conference was held in Palm Springs – and the last time this gathering of amazing geopeeps could fit in the Palm Springs convention center was 1996!
How about you? Are you going to submit an abstract like Mr. Teng? The deadline is coming up quick – this Friday, October 31. We are looking forward to seeing what you have to share with the community! Don’t wait – submit your abstract now! (there’s still plenty of time to get that paper written!)