Julie is a GIS professional with over 20 years of experience building and leading GIS teams focused on program management, strategic planning, and asset management. She is the Past Chair of the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC) and serves on the advisory committee for TUgis – Maryland’s Geospatial Conference. Julie’s areas of expertise include:
- GIS program and project management
- GIS strategic planning
- Asset and change management
- GIS for aviation
- Team building and mentoring
“Learn to embrace and play to your own strengths and realize that you don’t have to be good at everything. There is more to gain through sharing and collaboration with others than trying to do it all on your own.”
What led you to this career?
Long story … haha. Here’s a link: https://www.pathfinders.social/post/the-power-of-storytelling-with-julie-spangler
“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” – Gretchen Rubin
What are your favorite ways to care for our environment?
I try to make daily choices that promote the conservation of resources. I try to select reusable items instead of disposables, choose recyclable glass or metal over plastics, and generally be mindful of what I’m contributing to the landfill. (My current goal is to only put out one white trash bag per week for my household.)