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Jun. 12, 2014 8:15 am

O’Malley appoints academics, GIS experts to state’s open data council

The council was created under legislation passed during the 2014 legislative session.

Hack Baltimore cofounder Sharon Paley was one of 10 named to the panel.

Gov. Martin O’Malley this week named 10 public and private sector GIS and data experts to the Council on Open Data.

Letters went out this week to the 10 appointees, which include Hack Baltimore co-founder Sharon Paley and Baltimore entrepreneur Robert Wray.

The council was formed as a result of legislation sponsored by Baltimore state Sen. Bill Ferguson (D), which passed in this year’s General Assembly session.

The ten appointees:

  • John Bud Gudmundson, GIS manager for Washington County
  • Michael S. Scott, Salisbury University geography professor
  • Bill Dollins, Morganza geospatial technology consultant
  • Harash “Sonny” Segal, director of technology services for Montgomery County
  • Elliott Plack, GIS specialist for Baltimore County
  • Allison Druin, University of Maryland information studies professor
  • Linda Loubert, research associate at Morgan State University‘s Institute for Urban Research
  • Sharon Paley
  • Robert Wray
  • Matthew Scott Felton, president of Datastory Consulting
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Tyler Waldman

Tyler Waldman is lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. A Towson University graduate and former local editor for Patch.com, Tyler has also written and photographed for publications including the Baltimore Brew, Howard County Times and Towson Times. He lives in Charles Village.

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