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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

Spatial finance: Show me the money Posted on 08 Sep 2021 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider categories.

Money comes, and money goes. Who can stop the ebb and flow? It comes and goes whither it will. But we can watch the tide. We can paint the tide.... Read more»

Diving into real-time geospatial threat intelligence Posted on 14 Jul 2021 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS Software & Technology categories.

Real-time threat intelligence systems are looking for data signals that might indicate the next huge event. Read more»

Can GIS predict an economic recovery? Posted on 12 May 2021 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS News & Mapping & Mobile Devices & More categories.

Geospatial data is key to logistics, including for the huge increase in e-commerce we are experiencing following the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown. The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t... Read more»

Smart infrastructure depends on GIS Posted on 14 Apr 2021 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS Software & Technology & UAS/UAV categories.

Get ready! Here comes the boom. The physical and digital world are integrating. We are nearing the edge of the analog universe. Physical immersion is giving way to virtual immersion.... Read more»

NASA’s Artemis program will need lunar spatial reference system Posted on 13 Jan 2021 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS News & Technology categories.

We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind.” —Astronaut Gene Cernan’s closing words, the twelfth and last person on the... Read more»

How public safety GIS saves us when disaster strikes Posted on 11 Nov 2020 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS News & Opinions categories.

Tenacity of spirit is one of the great virtues. Supporters of geospatial technology have often had to endure steadfast resolve convincing others of the multi-dimensional value GIS provides. It is... Read more»

How the Civil Air Patrol relies on GIS for civil defense Posted on 09 Sep 2020 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

As technology evolves, the Civil Air Patrol will continue to be a platform for implementing new technologies to secure the country in times of crisis. The strength of this country... Read more»

At-home crowdsourcing and citizen science for mapping enthusiasts Posted on 13 May 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

The world so close has never seemed so far away. Locked up and adrift, somewhere between the comfort of the past and the anxiety of the future, the present slowly... Read more»

Coronavirus: How mapping can stop a pandemic Posted on 11 Mar 2020 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & Opinions categories.

Birth of an epidemic Men wearing white bio-suits entered the market from the main entrance. A panic ensued at the sight, and a commotion quickly spread through the crowd. Shop... Read more»

A new era begins with geospatially based aviation Posted on 06 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & GeoIntelligence Insider & GIS News & GNSS/GPS & Technology categories.

At any given moment, more than 5,000 airplanes are flying over the United States. In a single year, nearly 778 million passengers will take to the skies — more than... Read more»