Closing Keynote: 3-2-1 Launch, 21st Century Kennedy Space Center GIS



Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CDT

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3-2-1 Launch, 21st Century Kennedy Space Center GIS
Join Glenn Walters as he takes us on a “spatial” mission as he shares his insight on GIS work at the Kennedy Space Center. With the advent of commercial space, the Kennedy Space Center has been evolving from a single launch program into a multi-tenant, multi-use spaceport.  To serve the future needs of the KSC user-base, GIS will also need to evolve.

Glenn will share the following KSC GIS highlights during this transition:

  • User Expectations vs Reality, Migrating to a high-accuracy GIS
  • This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land – Visualizing Property Administration
  • Adding Temporal Operations Data brings GIS to Life
  • Going Mobile, Empowering the workforce with GIS in the field

Hear how KSC continues to evolve from mylar and drawing based-data to a high-accuracy GIS.  Using the latest ArcGIS platforms now provides the basis for multiple user groups to be able to visualize, and collaborate with GIS viewers configured with specific tools and features.  KSC’s GeoSpatial Integrated Master Schedule (GeoSIMS) web viewer was developed to serve as an intuitive situational awareness and planning tool.  A simple, intuitive interface provides the end user with their proximity to any impactful KSC operations on a day-by-day basis.

Another aspect in KSC’s evolution is transitioning field processes and a workforce culture from paper maps and clipboards to tablets and smartphones.  KSC’s GIS have been deployed to answer the needs of everyone from your basic GIS to advanced Users. 


Glenn Walters, PMP

Glenn Walters is the GIS and Site Planning Supervisor where he manages KSC’s infrastructure GIS data maintenance and Site Planning and Excavation Permit processes. Mr. Walters has over 20 years of IT Application and Project Management experience providing solutions for numerous government, financial, hospitality management, and IT companies notably ... Read More

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