IMIA Member Profile: Brian Fox (USGS)

Brian Fox is currently the Systems Development Branch Chief for USGS’s National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) where he oversees development activity in support of The National Map.  While at NGTOC, he’s had the opportunity to lead the adoption of Agile software development and management methods.  This has been successfully accomplished through facilitating training events, […]

IMIA Member Profile: Margaret Spyker (Xentity)

Margaret Spyker, GISP, LEED GA, is the Data Team Lead for Go Code Colorado as a Data and GIS Analyst, specializing in creating new types of data from existing sources and formatting it specifically for developers as the end user. Margaret works for Xentity, a Golden, Colorado based company that contracts with government agencies for […]

Encapsulated Vs. Laminated Maps

  What is an Encapsulated Map? Probably the most often asked question is what does encapsulated map mean?  Once I tell them that it’s also known as lamination they usually get it, but then followed up by what’s the difference?  So I explain that encapsulated is when the paper map is sandwiched between 2 sheets […]