Who We Are (Management)
J. Patrick Moore
Patrick brings 20 years of software development experience and 15 years of
developing spatial software applications to Integral GIS. He started his
professional software career at Microsoft after obtaining degrees in Computer
Science, Physics, and Mathematics from the University of Washington. He also
holds an MSc in Civil Engineering, and was exposed to many more concepts through
Tom Poiker's UniGIS certificate program at Simon Fraser University. Some of what
he learned was combined with the knowledge of co-authors Jeff Thurston and Tom
Poiker in their book, Integrated Geospatial Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2003).
He holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Seattle University and will
finish his Executive MBA at Seattle University in June 2009.
Patrick believes that both clients and communities can be better served by the
incorporation of spatial technologies, and that if we can develop spatial
applications for clients, they will benefit in ways that are not only measured with
money, but also with large conceptual and philosophical gains. He works under the
preconception that the information and decision making systems of an organization
can benefit widely from the proactive application of spatial information.
Patrick is passionate about snowboarding, mountain climbing and chasing his twin
Elaine has 7 years experience simplifying complex systems into spatial and
non-spatial databases and managing project implementations. Elaine believes
that a strong line of communication fosters deep, sustainable relationships
and facilitates successful projects. She holds a B.A. in Geography with a
concentration in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and certificates in
Database Management and Oracle Applications Development from the University
of Washington. She also holds numerous ESRI certifications.
In her spare time, Elaine enjoys hanging out with her sidekick Seymour –
a Quaker parrot with attitude and a growing vocabulary.