About William Tewelow, GISP

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William Tewelow is a manager for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is a graduate of the FAA management fellowship program and a mentor with the FAA's National Mentor Program. While on special assignment to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Tewelow led the project to crowdsource the National Address Database for the White House Open Data Partnership. He is a geographic information systems professional (GISP) and a Maryland Scholar STEMnet speaker. He has a degree in geographic information technology and intelligence studies from American Military University and is currently enrolled earning a degree in Organizational Leadership. Tewelow retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 23 years as a geospatial and imagery intelligence specialist, a naval aviator, a meteorologist and a tactical oceanographer. He was among the first in the nation to earn a Geospatial Specialist Certification from the U.S. Department of Labor while working at NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

Posts by William Tewelow, GISP

From the Great Pyramids to GIS/GPS Posted on 12 Nov 2019 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

Connection to the Stars The Great Pyramids still cast their long shadow upon history. It’s been said that even Time kneels before them. They are monuments to the builder’s state-of-the-art... Read more»

NOAA and the search for deep-sea corals Posted on 11 Sep 2019 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

This article includes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) undersea camera livestreams and an interview with an undersea expedition coordinator. In a case of fortuitous happenstance, I found myself in an... Read more»

The story of GIS at DHS: An alphabet soup of progress Posted on 14 Aug 2019 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

Read the first part of this series: The story of GIS at DHS: From Manhattan to Katrina. The Geospatial Management Office (GMO) is the designated coordinator of geospatial activities throughout the... Read more»

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»