Shannon Valdizon

Shannon Valdizon is the Marketing Lead for the State and Local Government Industry Solutions team at Esri. She has worked at Esri for the past decade with a team of subject matter experts and government strategists to identify emerging trends in government across the globe. These trends are translated into best practices for using geographic information systems (GIS) to help governments move towards a digital transformation. Shannon’s work has supported major initiatives with professional associations including National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, International City/County Management Association, National Governors Association, and more. Her most recent work includes initiatives like Smart Communities, Esri Maps for Public Policy, and addressing social equity which are all efforts dedicated to improving government efficiencies and more importantly the lives of citizens.

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Who Will Be the First to Map Mental Health?

Understanding a complex issue starts with analyzing many datasets through one lens: a geographic one.

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Timbuktu Needs Broadband, Too

Broadband is a location problem. So naturally, GIS tools should help governments address this pressing issue.

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Does Anyone Care That There is ROI for Using GIS?

It is essential that you quantify and promote the return on investment (ROI) from using GIS. It will help you garner organizational support.

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A [Fill in the Blank] to Watch

The organizations that become the "ones to watch" are the ones who take action.

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Map vs. Policymap

What’s the difference between a map and a policymap? A simple, but important distinction to understand.

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