Ms. Breece Robertson
National GIS Director, The Trust for Public Land
Ms. Breece Robertson is the National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) director for The Trust for Public Land. Robertson joined The Trust for Public Land in 2001 to create a comprehensive, coordinated GIS program. Today she provides leadership for the organization’s Conservation Vision and GIS service—the leading provider of “Land for People” science in the country—managing a cutting-edge team of GIS staff and consultants nationwide.
The Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Vision and GIS service weds community engagement to cutting-edge data and mapping technologies to help cities and communities create informed, forward-looking park and conservation plans. Esri, the world’s leading manufacturer of geographic information system (GIS) technology, has twice honored The Trust for Public Land’s GIS service for innovation in helping communities meet park and conservation goals. In 2006, The Trust for Public Land was awarded the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award and in 2012, the prestigious “Making a Difference” award.
Breece presents at conferences annually around the country and is featured in and has authored many publications. In 2011, she received a Planning and Urban Form Research Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Breece is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a master’s degree in geography and planning.