James Nolan has been involved in GIS-related work for the last sixteen years. Prior
to joining the Institute of Government's ITOS division as a project manager, he worked
as chief appraiser for Morgan County, as GIS specialist for the Georgia Department
of Revenue, and as an independent real estate appraiser. During this period, James
has been introduced to many facets of the GIS discipline, including data creation,
GIS training, and program and project coordination.
James is currently serving with a Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) subcommittee
that is developing cadastral (parcel level) data content standards for the eastern
31 states as well as with a committee that is part of the Georgia GIS Coordinating
Committee (GISCC), which is developing GIS data development guidelines for Georgia.
He also serves as a board member with the Georgia chapter of the Urban and Regional
Information Systems Association (URISA) as Education Chair.
His primary responsibilities at ITOS include educating local government officials
on how GIS can help them operate their agencies more efficiently and coordinating
GIS data creation projects.