The Technical Advisory Committee researches and recommends practices for compressing imagery for efficient storage, collecting locations with mobile devices and other technical issues. This committee reviews and recommends specifications related to hardware, software and database standards and practices, as well as approaches or guidelines for developing, installing and managing GIS technology.

Committee Information


Name Representing Organization Phone Number
Matthew Helms Chair, GICC Appt. Charlotte Water 704-564-9354
Tobin Bradley LGC Mecklenburg County 704-464-4736
Rich Elkins Land Records NC Office of the Secretary of State 919-814-5457
Dean Grantham SGUC DEQ 919-707-8961
Doug Newcomb FIC U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 919-856-4520
Brett Spivey CGIA CGIA 919-754-6591


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Bylaws and Work Plans

Best Practices

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Current Projects

Infrastructure Working Group

Infrastructure Working Group Report Findings and Best Practices (Nov. 2022)

Infrastructure Working Group Statement of Work


Current Chair: Matthew Helms, Charlotte Water, 704-564-9354

Staff Support: Brett Spivey, N.C. Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, 919-754-6591