Mr. Sharp is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with almost 20 years of experience in the GIS industry. He understands the opportunities, challenges, and power of geospatial technology. Mr. Sharp has leveraged this insight to ensure successful outcomes for his clients.
Mr. Sharp is currently GIS Operations Manager with the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). Mr. Sharp provides supervisory, technical, and consultative work in the development and oversight of State's geospatial databases. He is responsible for planning and implementing automated information systems in support of the Vermont Geographic Information System (VGIS).
Steve is Vice President of the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), representing NSGIC on the GISCI Board of Directors. The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization that provides the GIS community with a complete certification program, leading to GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) recognition.
Steve received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. During his tenure at UVM, Steve provided GIS mapping and analysis services to the U.S.D.A Forest Service Research Station in Burlington, Vermont. Upon graduation, he moved to Seattle (WA) and spent the next three years working for the City of Tacoma (Planning and Development Services Department). In 1994 Steve moved back to Vermont to work for the Agency of Natural Resources, Water Supply Division. In 1996 Steve moved on to work for the Vermont Center for Geographic Information.