Working Group for Professional Land Surveying & GIS

The Working Group for Professional Land Surveying and GIS is a special committee of the N.C. Geographic Information Coordinating Council and operates under its authority. The charter for the working group states that it will work with the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors and communicate the results of its work to the broader geographic information systems community. The group is to:

  • define GIS in North Carolina
  • define the scope of engineering and surveying services in relation to GIS
  • articulate how GIS is practiced by GIS professionals
  • review the legislation to clarify the language and, if needed, make recommendations on how to enable GIS practices through agencies and boards that are stakeholders, including potential modifications to legislation and rules governing professional land surveying and GIS

Information about the previous Surveyors' Model Law Working Group is available in the section for deactivated working groups and committees at the bottom of the page on committees. 

Staff support: Tim Johnson, CGIA

Committee Information


Member Organization Title Phone
Joel Gulledge


State and Local Surveys Engineer

Marcus Bryant

City of Durham

GIS Manager

919-560-4122 x33249
Kat Clifton

Davidson County

GIS Analyst/Developer

Kathi Cotney


Senior GIS Business Analyst


John Farley


Director, GIS Unit

Matt Helms

Charlotte Water

Senior Business Analyst

Tim Johnson



Keith Johnston NCDOT Photogrammetry Unit State Photogrammetric Engineer 919-707-7093
Dan Madding NCDA&CS ISS Director, Emergency Programs 919-807-4344
Scott Miller Western Piedmont COG Director, IT/GIS 828-322-9191 ext. 235
Hope Morgan NCDPS, Emergency Management GIS Manager 919-825-2336
Tom Morgan     910-617-6761
Alex Rankin CESI President 704-634-1411
Kent Rothrock Highland Mapping, Inc. CEO 828-898-7720
Joseph Sloop Forsyth County Geographic Information Officer 336-703-2303
Gary Thompson NCDPS, Geodetic Survey Section Chief 919-948-7844
Alice Wilson City of New Bern GIS Coordinator 252-639-7588
Ron York Duke Energy Power Delivery Principal Consultant-GIS Strategies 704-382-2158
Richard Greene NCDOT Photogrammetry Assistant Engineering Manager 919-707-7101
Tom Bell Western Piedmont COG GIS Analyst 828-485-4234
Kevin Parrish Blue Ridge Energy GIS Specialist 828-759-8926


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