Tony BedogneLecturer in Urban and Regional Planning
Hello my name is Tony Bedogne, I am a working practitioner in GIS with a two decade long career spanning local government, nonprofit work, and educational practice. I am currently the Senior GIS developer for the City of Ann Arbor. I am also an elected member of the IMAGIN Board of Directors (a statewide consortium of digital mapping professionals who collaborate on research, education, and networking) My career focus is on GIS application development, project management, and spatial modeling. I have experience at every scale of a GIS implementation; from small personal systems to multi-user cloud hosted environments. My current role as a developer includes systems integrations of disparate business applications into a spatial platform. Outreach around city mapping initiatives. Service as the strategic planning lead of the City’s spatial technology plan. Mobile web application development. Map server administration. Spatial database administration including geodatabase designs, layer conversions, and hydrologic modeling. Big data visualizations through map dashboard design. Also responsible for the City parcel management strategy.
I previously served as a City Planning Commissioner for the City of Ypsilanti from 2012 to 2018; focused on the fair application of policy, and improving the city’s non-motorized transportation network,
I hold a B.S.in Geography from Eastern Michigan University (2000) and a M.S. in GIS and Land Use Planning also from Eastern Michigan University (2003). I have held the distinction of GISP certified GIS Professional from GISCI, a division of URISA since 2007.
I teach undergraduate and graduate coursework in all things spatial. I bring a practice approach to all coursework, I push students to be ready for the workforce building practical relevance into learning.
When not working I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, paddle sports, running, camping, and cross-fit. I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, we have adopted greyhounds together giving them a life after the race track.