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Addressing Forum

Address information is the basis of most government transactions and services – to provide emergency response and social services, to request tax and utility payments, to analyze and permit regulated activities, and for planning and resource management activities. Portraying address locations accurately and consistently statewide in relation to other features on a map is essential to the efficient provision of government services…and from a public safety perspective, will save lives.

A centralized, web-accessible repository of address point locations, that is built and maintained at the local level by official address authorities, will decrease the effort and cost required for government agencies to interact with Oregon citizens and businesses.

Ian Crawford, Zac Christensen, Michael Gurley

 Moderator: Keith Massie

Michael Gurley

In his current position as the 9-1-1 GIS Coordinator at Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management, Michael is primarily involved with developing the policies, data standards, procedures, and strategic plan that will ensure a consistent and seamless mapping/GIS component to the state’s Next Generation 9-1-1 system.  In 1991, Michael earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of New Hampshire.  During the intervening years between graduation and joining the 9-1-1 group at OEM, he worked in the private sector for a variety of civil engineering companies, municipal consulting firms, and utility companies as both a GIS specialist and project manager.

Zac Christensen

Zac is the GIS Operations Supervisor at the Metro Data Resource Center (DRC) in Portland, OR. Prior to joining Metro in 2006, he worked for the City of Hillsboro, Washington County Surveyor’s Office, Stuntzner Engineering, Rouge Council of Governments, Southern Oregon Regional Services Institute, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. He earned a B.S. in Geography from Southern Oregon State University in 1995 and studied hydrology and geomorphology at Utah State University.




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