Jason Dalton has been drawn to geospatial data and systems since his Granddad showed him his first globe in 1979. Jason was drawn to study the natural world, and earned a degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, concentrating on statistical modeling of freshwater ecology, first learning about GIS and remote sensing from Dr Wally Reed. Under Dr Reed's tutelage, Jason taught the GIS undergraduate lab and parlayed that experience into leading the first GIS for law enforcement program at the university in the Systems and Information Engineering Department at UVA, where Jason co-founded the Virginia Institute for Justice Information Systems with Dr Don Brown. It was there, working with state and local law enforcement agencies to spatially enable their data and learn from the patterns that only GIS can reveal. For this work, Jason earned the Charles McNoldy Scholarship Award in GIS from the Virginia Mapping and Land Information Society as well as the Governor of Virginia's Award for Exceptional Technology Development for his work in aiding law enforcement with GIS. Jason returned back to school to get a Masters, and most of a PhD before joining with a group of like minded folks to help start Spatial Data Analytics Corporation in 2004. It was here that Jason learned to blend the art and science of geography and remote sensing with information science and predictive analytics. After six years, GeoEye purchased SPADAC and made them their Analytics division. Now Jason is working hard to develop next generation products and services for GeoEye; combining world class analytics with the best commercial imagery and GIS services. Jason's current work is focused on bringing huge repositories of spatial data into the corporate decision making process through web services and applications for providing analytical GIS to everyone.