About William Tewelow, GISP

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Tewelow is a former intelligence specialist with the U.S. Navy. He also served a special assignment at the U.S. Department of Transportation and is currently a manager with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Posts by William Tewelow, GISP

The story of GIS at DHS: From Manhattan to Katrina Posted on 08 May 2019 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider categories.

Part 1 In a rare historic moment, Congress understood geospatial technology’s important role would be key to support the new Department of Homeland Security. Written by Nate Smith; edited and... Read more»

Closing the horizontal/vertical BIM divide Posted on 09 Apr 2019 in the BIM & Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS News & Technology categories.

Written by William Tewelow, GISP and Co-written by Jon Gustafson, GISP Significant focus on infrastructure asset delivery and lifecycle must become a priority so that architects, engineers and construction (AEC)... Read more»

Augmenting reality with geospatial information Posted on 16 Jan 2019 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

Geographic information systems and augmented reality are a part of our daily lives, so much so, we hardly notice them. GPS World columnist William Tewelow explores how these technologies will... Read more»

Geospatial Data Act will bring huge changes to America, and the world Posted on 14 Nov 2018 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

The just-passed Geospatial Data Act (GDA) is a unifying federal geospatial policy decades in the making, and is set to change the country, and the world. Read more»

An inside look at fighting crime with GIS Posted on 12 Sep 2018 in the GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

June’s Geointelligence Insider article on Jack Maple was the human interest article. One of the readers of June’s article had the opportunity to meet Jack Maple. I appreciate the feedback. This... Read more»

In Jack Maple’s steps: Fighting crime with GIS Posted on 11 Jul 2018 in the GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS Software & Mapping & Technology categories.

Who better to know about connections than a GIS professional whose very job is discovering them? Weaving a thread through time from decades ago isn’t a typical geospatial connection, but... Read more»

How a geospatial leader combats natural disasters Posted on 09 May 2018 in the GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

All of us aspire. It is the voice in our heart — our calling, the bud of our true self wanting to bloom. In each of us a seed is planted... Read more»

Bitcoin, blockchain and GIS could change the world Posted on 14 Mar 2018 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

GIS, with blockchains, could play a critical role in curtailing crime and corruption, enabling us to follow the money trail wherever it goes. Read more»

How GIS — and you — can aid in disaster response Posted on 10 Jan 2018 in the GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

Whether you are on the helping end of a disaster aiding in rescue and recovery, or on the receiving end being aided, GIS is supercharging the rescue efforts. Read more»

Game-based learning improves training, engagement Posted on 08 Nov 2017 in the GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

Grown-up Gaming Most of us know about serious games that teach real-world applications. Flight simulators are the most well-known example. Learning to fly multi-million dollar aircraft is simply too costly and too dangerous... Read more»