Darron Pustam, MBA, GISP

Darron Pustam, MBA, GISP, is a technology consultant with 20 years of experience in diverse areas of information systems management. He is currently consulting with CSX on developing a Strategic Plan that will become the roadmap for sustaining an enterprise GIS at the largest railroad in the eastern United States. Darron manages the Data Czars group on LinkedIn-a group that is “passionate about the efficient capture and routing of data throughout any organization.” He can be reached at dataczar@att.net.

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GIS Unmanned

Emerging technologies are making data capture for GIS more timely and affordable for projects of all sizes.
GIS users and decision-makers require both spatial accuracy and timeliness of data for projects of all types, including emergency management, utilities, energy, agriculture and environmental analysis.


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The Data Czar: GIS at the NYSAPLS Conference

The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) 52nd Annual Surveyors Conference and Exhibition was held Wednesday 19th through Friday 21st of January 2011 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.  The conference was exceptionally hosted and despite the snow storms and economic backdrop – was well attended. 
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The Data Czar: Quality is a Decision

Quality is a decision - a decision based on a desired outcome.  When it comes to data, GIS data in particular, it is as the saying goes - garbage in – garbage out. As project pace picks up and milestones turn into deadlines, it is easy to overlook the relevance of data quality as a front line mechanism in assuring purposeful data.
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The Data Czar: Super Voter

GIS is a versatile technology.  Its power to decisively transform ‘vanilla’ maps into layered arrays of points, lines, polygons, backed with information, and infused satellite images produces ‘mashups’ that results in a multitude of choices that decision makers that can find useful.
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Data Czars: Data and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Twenty days after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, I received an e-mail from Andrew Stephens (Drew), founder and director of the GIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that combines GIS support, planning and training around the world. Drew was heading to Houma, La. – a small town 60 miles southwest of New Orleans – to offer his support, and he invited me to join him. I agreed.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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In this May 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at the keynote on technology in the information age given by Andy Lowery, DAQRI CEO, at this year's SPAR International.

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