Andrew has over 30 years of experience in information technology, mapping and GIS. For the last 18 years he was driving geospatial implementations in the City of Toronto where he was responsible for the definition and implementation of geospatial data and technology strategy, geospatial service delivery framework and the overall management of geospatial service delivery to internal business units, other levels of government, private organizations and the public.
Andrew’s professional activities also included participation in various programs and initiatives related to information management, technology implementations and governance frameworks. These included Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange, Ontario Road Network, Federal Government GeoConnections Program, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Geo-Smart Program and Intergovernmental Steering Committee for Canadian Community Mapping.
He was also a member of The Conference Board of Canada, Council for Information Technology Executives and a member of Ryerson University Faculty of Arts, Geography Department Advisory Council. Andrew was commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor, Ontario Land Information Professional and has been a long term member of URISA.
Currently retired, he has decided to get involved in the geospatial community of practise in order to pass his experience to the next generation of geospatial professionals.
In Andrew’s own words:
“I want to use my retirement as an opportunity to assist geospatial professionals in their efforts to advance the use of geospatial data and technology in their respective business activities and to promote information sharing and collaboration”.