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President-Elect

President - Elect, Geospatial Information and Technology Association

Cleveland, MS

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Work Experience

President-Elect

Geospatial Information and Technology Association
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2012 to Present

2012) . Treasurer (2011), Board of Directors (2006-present), Strategic Planning Committee (2004-2005), Education Committee Chair (2005), Arizona Chapter President (2003-2004), Arizona Chapter Board of Directors (2000-2003), Member since 1995.

Board of Directors, GIS Certification Institute

Elect, Geospatial Information and Technology Association
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2012 to Present

2012-2014) . GITA representative.

Chair

Mississippi Coordinating Council
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2009 to Present

Develop consensus-driven geospatial standards for state government, advise senior state agency executives about the technical aspects of geospatial technologies, and assist with policy development.

Consultant

Gerson Lehrman Group
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2008 to Present

Provide subject matter expertise-based consultation to venture capital and investment firms about trends and activities in the geospatial industry.

Director

Delta State University
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2005 to Present

Function as department chair, reporting directly to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct sponsored research and development activities, perform service to the University and profession, and administer all aspects of the Center. Responsible for the creation of geospatially-oriented academic and training programs. Created the first master's degree program for geospatial technologies accredited as an applied science (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) . The Center is self funded at an annual rate of approximately $1.2M.

IPA Detailee

Federal Emergency Management Agency
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February 2012 to August 2012

Assist with creation of geospatial policy and operational procedures for FEMA. Conduct research and simulation activities related to implementation of the US National Grid as an area management system under the direct supervision of the Director, National Integration Center.

Board of Directors

Mississippi Delta Technology Association
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Delta, MS
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2005 to 2007

Assistant Research Professional

Department of Geography, Arizona State University
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2000 to 2005

Taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducted sponsored research and development activities, performed service to the industry and profession, and supported the computing research needs of the Dept. Developed an undergraduate GIS certificate program (18 semester hours) in 2002 and gained approval and accreditation of a 1-year long professional master's degree program in 2004.

Research Technician

Remote Sensing and Environmental/Plant Dynamics Group
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1993 to 2000

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (1993-2000) . Conducted research and development activities related to remote sensing and climate change, created and maintained instrumentation packages, supervised the day-to-day collection of data for assigned experiments. 
Leadership Service within the Geospatial Industry

Education

M.S. in Plant Biology

Arizona State University
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Tempe, AZ

1998

B.S. in Biology

Rochester Institute of Technology
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Rochester, NY

1993

Skills

ArcGIS (ArcInfo) including Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, 3D Analyst, ArcLogistics, Business Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, ArcPublisher, ArcScan, Data Reviewer, Maplex, Image Analyst, Publisher, TerraGo Publisher, Tracking Analyst, and Military Analyst extensions (3.0, 3.3, 8.0, 8.1, 9.0, 9.3, 10.0, and 10.1 pre-release). ArcGIS Image Server. ArcGIS Server including Flex, Java, SOAP, REST, WFS, and WMS (9.3 and 10.0). ArcIMS. ArcSDE for SQL Server. SQL Server (2000, 2007). ArcHydro, Local government, Water Utilities, Transportation, and Address geodatabase models from ESRI. TerraGo Toolbar, Publisher, and Composer. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Groove, InfoPath, Outlook, and OneNote). Erdas Imagine. GeoMedia. USHAHIDI. Windows operating systems: NT, XP, Vista, 2007, 2010 (Desktop and Server). Unix operating systems: HPUX, True64, UWIN, and Linux (Red Hat). Programming and scripting: KML, KMZ, XML, GML, HTML, AML, Pearl, Java, C, FORTRAN (77, 90/95, Fujitsu), Python, VB. Adobe CS Professional. TechSmith: Camtasia Studio and SnagIt. Autodesk Civil 3D, Maya, and 3D Studio Max (2010). Google Earth, Community Viz.

Additional Information

Recent Honors and Awards 
 
• 2nd Place, Best Press Copy, Atlas or Map Series, ESRI International User's Conference (2011) 
• ESRI Special Achievement in GIS (With Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District, 2011) 
• Mississippi Legislature Joint Resolution providing commendation for service to community and profession (2010, House Concurrent Resolution No. 107) 
• 3rd Place, Best Press Copy, Atlas or Map Series, ESRI International User's Conference (2010) 
• Bolivar County Firefighter of the Year (2011) 
• Best Speaker Award GITA Annual Conference 29 and 31 (2007, 2 awards in 2009) 
• ESRI Special Achievement Award in GIS (2006) 
• Named one of the industry's "Top 50 to Watch" by GPS World (May 2007) 
 
Recent Grants and Contracts 
 
• Brooks TJ (2012) . Contracted research and development. Federal Emergency Management Agency. $70, 868. 
• Brooks TJ (2012) . Web mapping services for the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District. Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District. $40, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2012) . A letter-sized atlas of US military installations. Department of the Army (sub-contracted through TerraGo Technologies) . $74, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2012) . GeoPDF Training. Department of the Army (sub-contracted through TerraGo Technologies) . $78, 000 
• Brooks TJ (2011) . Automated feature delineation for topographic map production. USGS. $90, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2011) . A proposal to create a war-fighter atlas for Afghanistan. Department of the Army. $314, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2011) . A spatial database for conservation. National Audubon Society and the Lower Mississippi Conservation Commission. $15, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2011) . Implementing the US National Grid. USGS. $100, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2011) . Wetlands delineation for topographic map production. USGS. $25, 000 
• Brooks TJ, Austin R, DiSera D, and Samborski R (2011) . Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration (GECCo) . US Department of Homeland Security. $110, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2011) . Implementing the US National Grid. Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security. $8, 700 
• Brooks TJ (2010) . A state-wide atlas for emergency response. Missouri Emergency Management Agency and Missouri Army National Guard. $29, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2010) . Towards improved civil-military cooperation: USNG. USGS. $100, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2010) . A pubic participatory GIS. Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District. $54, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2010) . A hazard mitigation plan for Mississippi. In partnership with Neal-Schaeffer. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. $88, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2010) . A regional GIS for northwestern Mississippi. Three Rivers Planning and Development District. $70, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2009) . Implementing geospatial technologies for Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. $50, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2009) . Addressing the Greater Jackson area. Central Mississippi Planning and Development District. 
• Brooks TJ (2009) . An atlas for the National Capital Region. US Dept. of Defense. $9, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2009) . Planning for a regional GIS for northwestern Mississippi. Three Rivers Planning and Development Agency. $40, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Technology planning for levee management. Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District. $40, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Building curriculum for geospatial standards implementation. USGS. $25, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Introducing the US National Grid. USGS. $218, 000. 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Improving E911 services for Attala County. Attala County. $11, 750. 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Use of GIS for tactical situations: active shooter scenario. Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. $15, 000 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Improving E911 services for Carroll County. Carroll County. $6, 500. 
• Brooks TJ (2008) . Improving E911 services for Washington County. Washington County. $7, 500. 
• Brooks TJ (2007) . The Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University: A Continuation. (originally funded in 2005 for $900, 000) . Hearin Foundation. $600, 000. 
 
Significant Invited Speaking Engagements 
 
Brooks TJ (2012) . Crisis management, mapping, and the US National Grid. Presented as an agency-wide training session to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Web broadcast. 
 
Brooks TJ (2011) . Navigating the Disaster. Presented as a national training session for GIS professionals at the US Dept. of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Web broadcast. 
Brooks TJ (2010) . Crisis mapping and GIS: How not to get lost and eaten by crocodiles. Keynote address provided to the Geospatial Information and Technology Association of Australia-New Zealand. Brisbane, Australia. 
Brooks TJ (2009) . Geospatial data infrastructures. A 3-day workshop presented to various geospatial data stakeholders within the government of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai, UAE. 
Brooks TJ (2008) . Crisis mapping: Lessons learned from the front lines of Katrina. European Defense Geospatial Intelligence Conference. London. 
Brooks TJ (2007) . Understanding and implementing the US National Grid. Presented to the Mapping Science Committee, National Academy of Science. 
 
Recurring Workshop Series 
 
• Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration. Provided by the Geospatial Information and Technology Association. This 2-day workshop promotes the identification of common data needs and the means for sharing them in preparation and response to crisis. Taught as part of the primary instruction team for Tampa, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Phoenix, Oakland, Minneapolis, and Seattle. 
• The US National Grid. Day 1 of 2 provides instruction to geospatial professionals about the use and construction of US National Grid maps and atlases. The second day expands the audience to include emergency responders and includes instruction and practical experience in map reading and land navigation. Primary instructor for more than 60 offerings across the nation in the past 6 years.