ESRI Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associate
Ken Wall earned the distinction of Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associate.
CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer
Ken Wall has been certified as a CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer.
This project assists citizens and agency partners on the Rocky Mountain Front address community, economic development, and natural resource related issues through the creation of a comprehensive inventory of GIS (Geographic Information System) data sets, and by providing training in their use and application.The project is also a Rocky Mountain Front GIS Collaboration that facilitates the sharing of data and technical assistance between counties. The result is better informed decision making on a variety of important and complex land use, development and natural resource issues. The non-profit organization Future Westis organizing an interdisciplinary team of professionals, including Geodata Services, Inc. in applying collaborative GIS tools to to community decisions, as well as training and technical support.
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Geodata Services Inc. won several competitive contracts for a statewide assessment of forest stewardship potential for forest managers and landowners. A model was developed with statewide coverage for vegetation, wildlife, population characteristics, insect and disease, economic variables and other factors, and a regional assessment, supplemented by a CommunityViz scenario analysis, was conducted. The project used CommunityViz scenario software to apply a weighted average model to a large regional ecosystem analysis. This project was an innovative approach to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. Staff subsequently developed a decision support tool and updated Montana’s Statewide Forest Assessment completing sub-models based on the 11 national objectives. The sub-models using 78 different data layers (all from public sources) and applied them to the approximately 1000 watersheds within the state. The tool is being used by mid level managers with limited GIS experience to assist in the decision process to allocate farm bill forestry grants.
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