Ronald Vanderpool

GIS Coordinator |

Ronald’s career has spanned many aspects over the last 44 years. Early responsibilities included oil well drilling, completion, and rehabilitation, which later evolved into construction and modifications of the Bureau of Reclamation power plant, dam, spillway, and water distribution structures, including multiple commercial and residential aspects.

During the last 19 years, Ron has focused on municipal government through managing municipal infrastructure assets, community planning, and building department management. His background and knowledge of general construction, water-wastewater infrastructure design/construction/management, including implementation of Geographic Information Systems and interactive web-based mapping, provide him a unique ability to assist water and wastewater systems in comprehensive real-time asset management and sustainability from the field to the office.

He is a Wyoming licensed water, wastewater, and distribution operator and possesses building department administration certifications. Over the last two years, he has worked with multiple communities in the MAP nine-State region, assisting them in establishing GIS management for their water and wastewater infrastructure. Currently, As the MAP GIS Coordinator, Ron is also responsible for developing and managing the GIS program for MAP, including providing technical and management support for the RCAP National GIS program.

Track: TAP Skills: Water 1
Title: Leveraging GIS to Support Asset Management Operations
Day/Time: Tuesday, 8/16 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: Geographic Information Systems are increasingly being utilized to help communities locate and catalog assets. Asset location and description are valuable on their own, but modest enhancements to the data organization and collection workflow can optimize a GIS mapping effort to support Asset Management operations. This session will cover concepts essential to GIS mapping, data management, and asset management. Additionally, examples of the flexible and analytical GIS applications designed for enhancing asset management operations and strategies will be demonstrated.