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Coweta's Certified GIS Professional

Post Date:04/15/2015

Clint RichmondCoweta County is proud to announce that GIS Analyst Clint Richmond has completed certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).

A GISP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). GISCI certification requires achievement in three areas: educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession.

Phillip Dingler, Director of Information Technology says Richmond’s accomplishment highlights his commitment to Coweta County. "I am tremendously proud of Clint. His achievement of the GISP certification further validates his commitment to providing the citizens of Coweta County with excellent Geographical Information System services."

GISCI certification recognizes Richmond's first-rate professional competence and integrity in the field of GIS. Coweta County looks forward to continued professional development through the GISCI program's recertification process.

The purpose of the GIS Certification Institute is to provide professionals who work in the field of geographic information systems with a formal process that:

• Allows them to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having demonstrated exemplary professional practice and integrity in the field

• Establishes and maintains high standards of both professional practice and ethical conduct

• Encourages aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification for the purpose of professional development and advancement

• Encourages established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills and ethical performance even as GIS technology changes

The GIS Certification Institute is an independent, non-profit organization providing the GIS community with a complete certification program. GISCI offers a positive method of developing value for professionals and employers in the GIS profession.

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