Staff

Olathe GIS - Staff

GIS technology is utilized throughout the city and is supported by a total of six full-time staff members. The central Olathe GIS Division (GIS) is housed in the Business Services Division of the Information Technology Services department and consists of the Business Services Manager and a GIS Database Developer / Web Programmer. The GIS staff members facilitate the coordination of GIS programs between city departments as well as serving the general needs of employees and citizens and supporting the GIS staff in other city departments.

In addition to these two positions, the City of Olathe employs five other full-time individuals in Public Works.

Information Technology Services
Carol McCoy - GIS Manager
Scott Rice - GIS Database Developer / Web Programmer

Public Works
Jeff Burch - Senior GIS Analyst
Tanner Nickelson - GIS Technician
Matt Steging - GIS Systems Analyst
John Schroeter - GIS Analyst

Information Technology Services - Olathe GIS
Olathe GIS - Carol McCoy
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Carol McCoy - GIS Manager
Serving the citizens of Olathe since:
September 2000
Experience:
Carol began a career in Law Enforcement in 1976 when she enlisted in the US Army as a Military Police Officer. After spending six years in Europe and attaining the rank of Sergeant, she opted to return to the United States and continue her career as a civilian Police Officer.
Carol served with the Leavenworth Police Department as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer, then went on to spend eight years as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics detective and station officer at the Overland Park Police Department.
In 1994, the Overland Park Police Chief recruited Carol, along with Gerald Tallman, to create the Department’s Crime Analysis Unit. Overland Park’s GIS Department was instrumental in the early (and continuing) success of the OPPD Crime Analysis Unit. Having been bit by the mapping bug, Carol went on to introduce Crime Analysis and Mapping to the Lenexa Police Department in 1996. Again, the support from Lenexa's GIS Department was crucial to the success of the program.
Duties:
Carol began her current tenure as GIS Manager for the City of Olathe in 2000. Since that time she has directed the implementation of ArcIMS and ArcSDE. In addition, she has advised other departments and divisions to identify ways in which they can leverage the city's GIS resources to better achieve their business goals, while providing the best possible service to the citizens of Olathe. Carol is responsible for the GIS division's budget and evaluates the staff members that serve as the GIS group in the Information Technology Services department. She directly supervises these individuals and shares supervisory responsibility for the other members of the Olathe GIS staff, located in various departments throughout the city.
Carol participates in several committees and other groups at the department level and higher, including roles as a facilitator and as a member of groups that focus on leadership and technology.
Scott Rice - GIS Everything
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Scott Rice - GIS Database Administrator / Web Programmer
Serving the citizens of Olathe since:
November 2003
Education:
M.A. Geography, University of North Carolina Charlotte (2004)
B.S. Geography, Northwest Missouri State University (1998)
Experience:
While in Charlotte, Scott started as an intern and became a regular employee of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, as a GIS Analyst. In the summer of 2000, he moved to southern Maryland and worked for one year as a civilian Navy contractor in the Office of Environmental Planning at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park, MD, as a GIS Analyst and Programmer. In the summer of 2001, Scott returned to Kansas City and began working for a consulting firm in downtown Kansas City, MO. In that role, he provided technical and project support for approximately sixty field offices, as a GIS Analyst. After joining the City of Olathe in November 2003 as the GIS Analyst for Olathe Municipal Services, Scott transferred to the Olathe Police Department in May 2004 where he was a GIS Programmer/Analyst. He was primarily responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Olathe Police Department, as well as maintaining the department's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software, which utilizes GIS map layers and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology.

Duties:
In August 2005, Scott moved to the ITS GIS group, where he is now the GIS Database Programmer and Web Programmer. He is responsible for creating, designing, and maintaining the Olathe GIS spatial database, including the administration of ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server.  Scott is also responsible for creating customized desktop applications and the city's web-based GIS applications. In addition to his role in the Olathe GIS division, Scott supports other city departments is often called upon to utilize his programming skills to support other IT efforts.

 

Public Works
Olathe GIS - Jeff Burch
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Jeff Burch - Senior GIS Analyst
Serving the citizens of Olathe since:
January 2005
Education:
Master of Liberal Studies (GIS emphasis), Fort Hays State University (2003)
B.A. Political Science, Fort Hays State University (1999)
Experience:
After graduation in 2003, Jeff accepted a temporary Federal appointment to Valles Caldera National Preserve near Los Alamos New Mexico, as a GPS/GIS Technician. This appointment consisted of using a GPS to create a valid and field-verified coverage of the road network within the Preserve.
Duties:
At the City of Olathe, Jeff supports the daily operations of Customer Service, Sanitation, Water and Sewer groups in Municipal Services. His job responsibilities include supporting several IMS sites used to disseminate GIS information to a large number of people, creating a variety of maps, performing spatial analysis, and working on developing a geodatabase.

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Tanner Nickelson - GIS Technician
Serving the citizens of Olathe since:
September 2006
Education:
B.S. Geography, Fort Hays State University (2005)
Experience:
Upon graduating Tanner gained employment with GBA Master Series as a GIS Technical Support Specialist. This position consisted of integrating the GBAMS asset management suite with user data and providing troubleshooting and educational materials to current customers.
Duties:
Tanner is currently the GIS Technician for Olathe Municipal Services. His daily duties include water and sanitary sewer infrastructure mapping, survey grade field data collection, data collection process design and implementation, providing custom maps and GIS support for internal staff, and maintaining the water/sanitary sewer data models.


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Matt Steging - Systems Analyst
Serving the citizens of Olathe since:
September 2002
Education:
B.S. Geography, Kansas State University (2001)
Experience:
In May of 2001, Matt moved to St. Cloud, MN to work for Geo-Comm, an E911 mapping company. He remained at Geo-Comm until September 2002. At that time, Matt was hired as the Address Coordinator/GIS Technician in the Olathe Development Services department. Two years later, in September 2004, he was promoted to GIS Analyst. In October of 2008, Matt was promoted to GIS Systems Analyst.
Duties:
At the City of Olathe, Matt provides GIS service and support for the Development Services department. As the GIS Systems Analyst, Matt oversees the city's automated permitting system and works with the GIS Analyst.  They create and maintain mapping layers that make up the Development Services GIS, as well as layers commonly utilized by other departments and divisions. Some examples of these layers include planning case files, rezonings, annexations, code violations, and address information.
Olathe GIS - John Schroeter
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John Schroeter - GIS Analyst
Serving the citizens of Olathe since:
January 2003
Education:
B.S. Geography (minor in Business), Northwest Missouri State University (2002)
Experience:
John started at the City of Olathe during the summer of 2002, as an intern in the Public Works department. After graduating in the fall of 2002, he became a full-time employee of the Public Works department.
Duties:
At the City of Olathe, John responds to daily GIS requests from all divisions of the Public Works Department. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the Stormwater database, as well as the creation and maintenance of the Snow Route maps and the Pavement Condition Index street map layer.

 

Interactive Mapping Applications

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Public Works

Construction Projects 

This site contains information about the current City of Olathe construction projects.

Snow Plow Information 

This site contains information about the City of Olathe snow routes and GPS locations of snow plows.  The location of the snow plows automatically updates every five minutes.

FEMA Flood Plain Information 

This site contains the FEMA floodplain information.

Street Maintenance Information 

This site contains detailed street maintenance information.

Storm Water Information 

This site contains detailed information about the city's storm water management system.

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Information Technology Services - Olathe GIS

Olathe GIS - Map Viewer 

This site contains general information about Olathe. Find an address, locate a park, or view an aerial photo of Olathe. These are just a few of the commonly used features of this site. The layers of information displayed here represent what we consider to be our base map data.

City of Olathe Crime Map  

Olathe Police Department crime map with the ability to select a date range, filter by crime type and zoom in and out on any part of Olathe. This interactive web map is built on Google maps.

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Planning

Benefit Districts Information  

This site combines benefit district information with planning and base map data for the City of Olathe.

Planning Information  

This site combines the Olathe base map data with map layers that provide specific information related to planning and development of areas within and adjacent to the City of Olathe. Some examples of the planning and development information include zoning classifications, district boundaries, planning case locations, and more.