Research Impacts - Webinars

The Growing Role of GIS

Release Date: 9/3/2013

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is playing a growing and, in many cases, and invaluable role in many aspects of survey research. Abt SRBI is a leader in applying GIS to a wide-range of survey tasks. In this webinar, Timothy Michalowski, Abt SRBI GIS Director, demonstrates the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in multiple stages of the survey process, such as initial proposal writing, sample plan development, data collection, geocoding, data analysis, data visualization, quality control and final deliverables.

The webinar offers examples and best practices for GIS use in survey projects, including GPS data collection, web-based mapping tools, data visualization and use of mobile GIS technology for survey data collection in the field.

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Timothy Michalowski

Senior Statistical GIS Analyst

As director of Abt SRBI's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department, Timothy Michalowski has extensive experience in many aspects of GIS such as GPS technology, spatial analysis, geocoding, GIS servers/databases, GIS web-based application development and cartography. Mr. Michalowski's focus at Abt SRBI is on the use of GIS technology for social and survey research. Support with GIS for survey research projects includes data collection, sample plans, geocoding, web-based mapping applications, spatial analysis, and data visualization.

Mr. Michalowski has a Masters degree in Urban Planning & Policy, with a focus on GIS, from the University of Illinois and has recently presented at both NYC and national conferences on GIS for social research. Before joining Abt SRBI, Mr. Michalowski managed GIS projects at governmental agencies including the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) in Seattle, WA, and the NYC Department of Transportation (NCYDOT).

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