Christopher Thomas is the government industry manager for ESRI. He has 17 years of experience working in and with government to incorporate technology into the daily workload. Thomas is a regular speaker on the implementations of GIS technology in federal, state, and local governments. Nancy Humenik-Sappington is a writer for ESRI. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the fields of land planning, landscape architecture, and city government. An award-winning writer, Humenik-Sappington has authored numerous articles and books about the benefits of GIS technology.