Meet the GIS Team

We would like to introduce ourselves.


Who we are, what we do. 

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    Claire Lane

    Claire is the Manager of the GIS Team and has worked in this capacity since 2008.  She has over twenty years of experience working for the City of Boston, having worked in the Department of Neighborhood Development and the Assessing Department prior to coming to DoIT.  As the GIS Manager, Claire is responsible for promoting GIS as a tool for informing decisions and enabling spatial thinking across the organization, providing access to GIS data resources both within the City and to its constituents, and creating a vision for the use of GIS at all levels.  She is also the project manager for the Enterprise Asset Management implementation.  Claire has a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Limerick, Ireland.  She lives in West Roxbury with her husband, five children and dog.
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    Bill Toussaint

    Bill is the GIS Data Manager with DoIT.   He has over fourteen years of experience in the GIS and IT fields and has been working for the City since February 2011. On the GIS Team, Bill is responsible for updating and maintaining the City of Boston’s Enterprise GIS (EGIS), providing supportive mapping data and analysis, and processing GIS data requests.  Bill has a degree in Environmental Science at Plattsburgh State University and he is a certified GIS Professional (GISP).  He enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with his dog.
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    Joyce John

    Joyce joined the GIS Team in July 2011.  Before coming to DoIT, she worked for the City of Boston at the Rental Housing Resource Center for 23 years where she gathered extensive knowledge of city functions and principles.  Joyce manages the BostonMaps platform.  She designs Storymaps and trains users how to use BostonMaps. She updates the GIS website and supports GIS projects for DoIT and other COB departments.   Joyce has a Master’s Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.  She lives in South Boston with her family.

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    Youshe Li

    Youshe is the Senior GIS Application Developer/Programmer with DoIT. He has over ten years of experience in GIS analysis, GIS programming and GIS system management. Youshe joined the GIS team in June 2014. He is responsible for developing web-based GIS systems, and working with City departments to understand their GIS needs and develop solutions to meet those needs. Youshe has a Master's degree in Computer Sciences and a PHD in Geology from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY).
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    Robert Oyaro

    Robert is the Enteprise Asset Management Administrator with DoIT.  He has over fifteen years of experience in the engineering and IT fields and has been working with the City of Boston since May 2015.  He is responsible for developing and maintaining the Maximo application system, providing administrative and analytic expertise to its users.  Robert has a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Project Management from the University of Phoenix.  He enjoys professional networking, loves sports and spending time with his family.

Video & Multimedia

  • City Officials Impress with Maps at 2011 ESRI Conference

    At the 2011 ESRI International User Conference, representatives from the City of Boston demonstrated the City's use of GIS applications to attendees, highlighting how the applications are being used to engage citizens and improve the City's efficiency and effectiveness.

    Watch The Boston Way with GIS

    Watch GIS Engaging Citizens

    Watch GIS Strategy


  • Storytelling with Maps Award 2015

    Esri Grand Prize winner, for Boston Snow Journal

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  • Technology Solutions Award 2014

    Public Technology Institute, GIS category for BostonMaps

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  • Significant Achievement Award 2011

    Public Technology Institute for SAM, Street and Address Management

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  • Technology Solutions Award 2010

    Public Technology Institute, GIS category for the GIS Data Hub

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  • Special Achievement Award 2009

    Esri for significant achievement in GIS

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