GIS software developer to keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day celebration

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Clint Brown ’78, director of software products at Esri, the world’s leading developer of geographic information system applications, will keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day festivities 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Memorial Student Center Room 2300E.

Brown’s presentation is one of the many highlights of this year’s three-day, campuswide celebration of geospatial technology and its power to transform and enhance lives. A schedule, registration information and additional details about the various workshops, lectures and special events planned as part of the Nov. 17–19 event are available on the Texas A&M GIS Day website: gisday.tamu.edu.

Simply put, GIS links locations (where things are) to information (what things are), allowing us to visualize, question, analyze and interpret data and better understand relationships, patterns and trends. GIS applications, virtually limitless, are increasingly requisite to science, industry and government and are quickly becoming indispensable in everyday life for everyday people.

Brown, the event’s keynote speaker, manages all Esri’s releases, including ArcInfo, PC ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcSDE, ArcCAD, MapObjects, ArcGIS and ArcIMS. He also manages a division of GIS analysts, programmers, writers, and test analysts who design, build, document, release, and maintain the company’s software.

He discusses GIS implementation and concepts at conferences and meetings worldwide, has authored several books, white papers, and presentations on GIS and contributed to many ESRI Press books and software user guides.

Before coming to Esri, Brown was with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, coordinating the development of a GIS for planning 16 national wildlife refuges. He also served as a biostatistician with the agency, developing procedures to estimate environmental impacts on fish and wildlife resources.

Brown earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and statistics from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in statistics and computer science from Texas A&M. He completed graduate coursework in ecosystems modeling at Colorado State University. 

posted November 14, 2014