#FreeYourGIS: Open Source or Commercial GIS, or both

 September 20, 2018
Join the conversation as we discuss what counts when picking a GIS for you and your organization Side by side examples of the leading Desktop GIS tools

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We often hear about various challenges that are experienced when it comes to the foundational technology behind location information, the infamous Desktop GIS. We love GIS, we have lived GIS, developed GIS and been talking with the GIS community for over 30 years. One key challenge we hear about time and time again are the technology constraints that GIS users have experienced when it comes to flexibility and interoperability of software across different providers. Whether it be Esri ArcGIS users concerned by the lack of options to integrate with other software platforms or concerns over pricing, there seems to be a groundswell of people of whom the #FreeYourGIS message resonates. At the same time the option of Open Source software continues to appeal, but this is with a growing concern fanned by organizations where the reality has not been in line with the value for money dream first envisioned. We have an answers.

Join us as we showcase how the new MapInfo Pro v17 takes ease of use, power, stability and flexibility to the next level.


Thu, Sep 20
Jim Stone
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM online
Jim Stone, Senior Product Manager Pitney Bowes
A member of the Location Intelligence team, Jim currently leads product development for Pitney Bowes MapInfo Pro and resides in the greater Boston area. With 25+ years in the industry, Jim has held roles including software company President, CFO, as well as other senior roles in software sales, product development, training, and predictive analytics.
Chris Kochan
12:30 PM – 12:30 PM Online
Chris Kochan, Director of Geospatial Analytics TRUPOINT Partners
Chris is an experienced geospatial, market research and data analytics professional with a focus on the integration and application of best of breed teams, tools and databases to craft site selection, market research and regulatory compliance solutions for retailers, restaurants and banks. In addition to his current role at TRUPOINT, Chris has also earned the following designations: Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) since 2003 Member of American Association of Geographers since 1993 Member of International Council of Shopping Centers' North American Research Task Force since 2004. Chris holds a BS in Urban and Regional Planning, GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing from Eastern Michigan University and lives in the Charlotte, NC area.