Esri water GIS heroes inspire
Each month, the Esri water team will highlight a GIS hero from the Esri water community. These heroes are leaders within the GIS community and true GIS champions. As proven problem solvers, they have gained deep respect from colleagues. Their genuine love of GIS inspires others to imagine how GIS can help them achieve their own ambitious goals. Join us in celebrating these industry leaders who are making a difference every day.
Brett Angel | Sammamish Plateau Water
Brett Angel is a GIS developer and database administrator at Sammamish Plateau Water (SPW) with 17 years of experience working with GIS. At SPW, he develops enterprise solutions, administers enterprise GIS systems, and manages SPW's GIS-centric asset registry. He is developing a big data store for water consumption data to support historical analysis and real-time decision-making, integrating web forms to create paperless workflows, and planning the ArcGIS Utility Network migration. He also enjoys photography and spending time with his family and dog.
Brett has elevated the district into a regional GIS leader in the water and wastewater industry. His motivation to learn independently, make fundamental GIS decisions that are in the best interest of the district, while adhering to the mission of the district has greatly benefited the district and our ratepayers.
Dave Babicki | Jonah Water SUD
Dave Babicki is a GIS specialist with nearly a decade of extensive experience successfully managing a GIS. At Jonah Water Special Utility District (SUD), Babicki is currently advancing the deployment of a location platform to better identify district assets, increase informed decision-making, and support collaboration throughout the district. Babicki values time spent with family and friends. As an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about nature, Babicki volunteers his free time with a local conservation program enhancing water quality and preserving species habitats.
Dave brought GIS to Jonah Water. He has been a great asset and receives strong support from management and the board. Dave has accomplished a lot in a short time.
Who's the next Esri water GIS hero?
Tell us about someone you know who uses GIS to create innovative solutions and inspire others.