Ms. Peters has over 25 years of experience working in the geospatial industry.   Working for Esri for 15+ years, Linda has consulted with companies across industries helping them achieve greater efficiencies by leveraging GIS and spatial analysis.  Linda today works with National Statistical offices across the globe, helping them understand how to apply geographic methods and GIS to census and statistical activities.   Linda is a member of the UN GGIM Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information, as well as Big Data working groups.   Ms. Peters is currently a board member of the Applied Geography Specialty Group and past President of the Business Geography Specialty Group.  In 2014, Linda authored Esri’s MOOC “The Location Advantage”, designed to teach students how to apply geospatial technology to business.  Most recently, Ms. Peters co-authored the book “GIS and the 2020 Census:  Modernizing Official Statistics”.