About the Author
J. Allison Butler has worked for many local, regional, and state transportation agencies during his 30-year career. A prolific writer in his area of expertise, Butler has been a consistent innovator in such fields as spatial database design, traffic engineering, planning policy, and economic development. He was a key participant in developing the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) certification program. He is a co developer with Dr. Kenneth J. Dueker of the GIS-T Enterprise Data Model. Mr. Butler is a frequent conference speaker and workshop instructor on a number of topics including highway safety, geodatabase design, agency management, and land-use planning. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and his Master of Science degree in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.