Sebago Technics Congratulates its Newly Certified GIS Professional

Jon GilesSebago Technics congratulates Jon Giles, PLS, GISP on his recent certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). A GISP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). GISCI certification requires achievement in three areas: educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession.

The purpose of the GIS Certification Institute is to provide professionals who work in the field of geographic information systems with a formal process that:

  • Allows them to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having demonstrated exemplary professional practice and integrity in the field.
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of both professional practice and ethical conduct.
  • Encourages aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification for the purpose of professional development and advancement.
  • Encourages established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills and ethical performance even as GIS technology changes.

The GIS Certification Institute is an independent, non-profit organization providing the GIS community with a complete certification program. GISCI offers a positive method of developing value for professionals and employers in the GIS profession.

GISCI certification recognizes Mr. Giles’ first-rate professional competence and integrity in the field of GIS. Sebago Technics looks forward to supporting Jon’s continued professional development through the GISCI program’s recertification process.

Jon and the Sebago team can work with all of today’s mapping technologies to deliver superior spatial services to public and private clients. Through the use of today’s spatial data sources like real time GPS (sub-meter and survey-grade), photogrammetry, orthoimagery, LIDAR, remote sensing, web mapping services (WMS), and mobile mapping they have been able to build and maintain geospatial datasets for local and state government throughout Maine and New England. Our staff is also involved with many state/regional projects such as orthoimagery acquisition and can help town staff navigate through what may be of benefit locally to town specific matters.

For more information about GISCI, visit their website at