Lawton has been with the Institute of Government's ITOS division since 1998. He has
worked on diverse group GIS projects including parcel data development, school rezoning,
development of spatial data for administration of state properties, mapping, creation
of addressing data, and GPS field collection. He has also worked closely with Georgia
Department of Transportation (GDOT) to develop and maintain high quality transportation
spatial data that can be used for both mapping purposes and to support GDOT's various
Currently, Lawton serves as manager of the GIS production group in ITOS. His responsibilities include managing staff and resources to fulfill obligations for creation, maintenance, and strategic use planning of GIS data.