Seneca County GIS Programmer and Analyst recognized for exceptional work
[Tiffin, OH Oct. 2, 2019] – A Seneca County employee was recognized last week for his exceptional work as part of a statewide competition.
Brendan Cullen, who has worked for the Seneca County Auditor’s Office since January of this year, won second place in a Map Gallery Contest that was part of the 2019 Ohio GIS Conference in Columbus.
Cullen serves at the county auditor’s office as a Geographic Information System (GIS) programmer and analyst.
“I am responsible for the management and maintenance of Seneca County GIS data layers, applications and software,” he said of his job. “I mainly provide GIS services for the auditor’s office staff; however, I also provide support to many of the other county departments.”
Cullen said earlier this year he produced updated maps for the Seneca County Park District.
“These updated maps will be used in their new park brochures,” he said. “I heard about the contest when I registered for the Ohio GIS Conference, and so I decided to submit a sample of the park maps I made.”
Cullen said he submitted his maps on Sept. 2.
Each year, the County Engineers Association of Ohio, the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program and the Ohio Chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association team up to host the mapping contest.
“Each submission is judged by a panel for their presentation of concept and purpose, technical merit and overall design,” he said.
Cullen received second place in his category, which included any maps 11×17 or smaller.
“I was very happy to earn second place in the contest,” he said. “I received a nice certificate and a ribbon. This was my first year attending the conference, and I am excited to submit again next year.”
Commissioner Shayne Thomas congratulated Cullen on the honor.
“The county continues to attract top-flight employees,” he said. “Brendan exemplifies the talented staff of Seneca County.”