About Jill Saligoe-Simmel, Ph.D.

Worldwide, integrated geospatial infrastructure interconnects organizations across borders, jurisdictions, and sectors, to address our most significant social and environmental challenges. Dr. Saligoe-Simmel is a professional geographer passionate about enabling vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities by putting integrated location data to work.

As a 20+ year leader of statewide and national geospatial initiatives and champion for FAIR and open data, Jill is a trusted advisor on numerous boards and projects. She also conducts independent research on pedestrian connectivity.

Jill is Sr. Product Manager for Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and INSPIRE on Esri’s Open Platform Team. She holds degrees in Resource Geography from Oregon State University, Indiana State University, and Ball State University.