Panda Consulting turns 20 years old

Twenty years ago, I formed Panda Consulting with only a vague idea of what we were going to be and stand for as a company. I knew that I wanted to create something that helped others and would be an instrument of service, that we wanted to share with others our knowledge and understanding, and somehow, in our own small way, work towards a better, more informed world.

Having worked for a non-profit for so long, I already understood that in order to make real, meaningful change for the better, whether in organizations or people, you must understand their needs, their aspirations and their challenges. I also knew that we would stand for something important and be guided to enrich the lives of those people we encounter and help. 

Since that day, we have been lucky enough to serve a multitude of people, organizations and causes and we are thankful for each and every one of them. We are constantly working hard to serve each and every one of them and help them find success.

We are driven by the belief that our success is measured not in the number of projects that we help others with, nor the number of employees we might have, but our success is derived by the lasting impact we have upon others, our communities and our environment. 

Panda Consulting is here to stay and, as we move into the future and start to assemble the next generation of leaders in Panda Consulting helping to mentor future leaders, we reaffirm for ourselves and others the following guidelines:

The Panda Way

The real measure of our success is our Client's success.

We will always put the Client's needs above our own.

We will bring understanding to others.

Once you agree to do the work, we do the work.

We will learn from each experience and share those insights with others.

We will create a working environment that helps team members grow to the highest potential.

We will cultivate the culture of learning.

We will understand the project before you start and ensure that the Client has trust in our work.

We can, and will,  always strive to do better.

Thank you to everyone who has trusted in Panda Consulting over the years for allowing us to help you in your work and we look forward to continuing to help you and others well into the future.

 

Panda Consulting Welcomes Chris Conkling

Panda Consulting is proud to announce that Chris Conkling has joined our team as Geospatial Technician. Chris is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Film Studies.

While still attending the University of Central Florida, Chris applied to, and was hired by Apple, becoming an integral part of the operation from specialist to technical expert.

During his time at Apple, Chris provided Leadership functions, technical support and expertise, coordinated Business Leads, and taught many one -on-one training sessions, workshops, and core training sessions. 

Chris has been surrounded his entire life with GIS and will be assuming the traditional responsibilities of a geospatial technician as well as attending conferences to network and get to know our Clients. In addition to providing all-around technical assistance, Chris will be focusing on new technologies (think ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online) and developing additional training and support opportunities.

Please take some time and welcome Chris and ask him about his experiences at Panda Consulting.  More biographical information is found here.

Panda Consulting and GISinc Team up to provide complete local government solution.

Panda Consulting; a professional services firm specializing in complete consulting services to help local governments understand the maintenance and integration of the Parcel Fabric within the Local Government Information Model is pleased to announce its partnership with Geographic Information Services, Incorporated (GISinc), a GIS service company. The partnership complements the core services local governments have for land records management.  Panda Consulting sees this partnership as a highly synergistic solution for local governments to extend their foundational layer of business as it pertains to parcels.  

“Panda Consulting and Frank Conkling, its Owner, have been long established thought leaders in parcel fabric; complementing GISinc’s expertise in helping local governments implement the Web GIS pattern. Through our new partnership, we are now able to offer a total land records solution - 100% out of the box, configuration of the platform", Kevin Stewart, Managing Partner, State and Local Governments.

Panda Consulting provides complete conversion services of all data structures from CAD files, coverages, simple features and topologically integrated feature classes into the Parcel Fabric, complete training services in order for mappers to understand the Parcel Fabric and how to, most efficiently, implement the solution.  Panda Consulting also provides maintenance services to maintain parcels in either the short or long term. 

“We are so pleased to be able to team up with GISinc to provide our clients with a full solution to all their GIS needs.  I have known GISinc for many years and always been impressed by the quality of their people together with the diligence and attention to details they bring to every client”, Frank Conkling, Owner, Panda Consulting.

Panda Consulting, in its 19th year of helping its clients understand how to best utilize GIS technology for managing Land Records, is located in South Florida and brings the expertise of surveyors and GIS experts to our clients in all parts of the United States.  For more information, please visit www.pandaconsulting.com or call (561) 691-3277.

GISinc, celebrating 25 years in GIS, is an employee-owned company located in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices throughout the United States. GISinc has a passion for delivering customer driven location technology solutions to federal, state and local governments, and commercial organizations.  For more information, please visit www.gisinc.com, or call (205) 941-0442.

Panda Consulting announces a multi-day ArcGIS Parcel Editing Training classes in Georgia

Panda Consulting is proud to announce our first set of ArcGIS Parcel Editing classes to be offered in Georgia. The comprehensive multi-day course is being offered in conjunction with eGIS Associates and will be provided on July 13 - 15, 2016 in Duluth, Georgia. 

For further details and the ability to register, please click on the following link: http://www.egisassociates.com/arcgis-parcel-fabric-using-maintaining.html

We look forward to seeing you there.

See you at the GIS / CAMA Technologies Conference in Savannah, GA

Panda Consulting is excited to be attending and exhibiting at the URISA GIS / CAMA Technologies Conference in Savannah, Georgia on February 22 - 25, 2016. 

We will have a booth at the conference and be presenting a session on the Best Practices in Tax Parcel Mapping on Tuesday, February 23 at 10:30 am in the Modern Parcel Maintenance track

If you are attending the conference, please stop by so we can chat and help you understand the new approach to parcel mapping.

See you at Wisconsin Land Information Association Conference

We at Panda Consulting are excited to be attending and exhibiting at the 29th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Land Information Association at Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  The conference is scheduled from February 10-12, 2016 and promises to be informative and a great deal of fun.

The preliminary agenda is published here and we are scheduled to present a session on Identifying and Fixing Problems with your Parcel Data on Thursday, February 11.

If attending the conference, please stop by and see us at the booth.