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GIS-Pro 2017: THE Conference for GIS Professionals
October 23-26,  2017
Jacksonville, Florida
URISA and its local chapters are pleased to present GIS-Pro 2017 in JAX!  Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. 

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Tuesday, October 24 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
2017 Geospatial Student Competition: Meet the future generation of GIS leaders!

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URISA Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals are pleased to showcase HIGH SCHOOL and UNIVERSITY finalists in the 2017 Geospatial Student Competition! High School posters will be on display throughout the day in the foyer. University student ignite presentations will be viewed and judged during the first 45 minutes of this session, with a migration to the foyer to view and judge the High school posters during the second half. The intent of the competition is to allow university and high school students the opportunity to present how they are using GIS or other geospatial tools to answer questions, solve problems, display data, and contribute to academic research.

Cash prizes sponsored by the Northern Rockies URISA Chapter!

  • Mapping Geohazards in the Churia Region of Nepal: An Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to Quantify Change
    Terri Bannister, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Advanced Geospatial Application for Groundwater Conservation Mapping
    Ni Made Pertiwi Jaya, Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Japan
  • Finding Downhill Skate Spots in Florida
    Joshua Sheldon, University of Central Arkansas

High School Poster Competition Participants

Buchholz High School:
  • Navya Tripathi - Story Map of Hurricane Irma - An Account of it's Path, Damage and Response

Creekside High School:

  • Griffin King, 12th grade - Harmful Nutrients in the St. Johns River
  • Kaylie Headings, 12th grade  - Beach Re-nourishment and Human Population in Northeast Florida
  • Crosby Middleton, 12th grade  - Beach Erosion in Florida
  • Brianna O’Rourke, 12th grade  - Potential for More Efficient Farms and Gardens in the State of Florida 
  • Sarah Adams, 11th grade  - The Effects of Invasive Species and How to Raise Awareness
  • Trey Chesser, 11th grade  - Food Availability Around the World and Locally
  • Kendal Constantine, 11th grade  - Concussion Statistics among High School Athletics
  • Brendan Craft, 11th grade  - Preventing Algae Blooms
  • Jordan Hampson, 11th grade  - Child Rearing in America Has Changed Over Time
  • Natalie King, 11th grade  - Poverty: A Worldwide Dilemma
  • Sam Coles, 11th grade  - Reducing Material Travel Time to the St. Johns River
  • Lake Voiles, 11th grade  - The Environmental Super Truck


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Kara Utter

GIS Consultant, Dynamic Visions GIS
GIS Consultant and owner of Dynamic Visions GIS. With over 10 years of experience in GIS, I have worked with local, state, and federal government entities, as well as the nonprofit and private sectors. I spent the last five years building and coordinating a County-level GIS program... Read More →

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Terri Bannister

Lead Project Research Associate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ni Made Pertiwi

Student, Yamaguchi University
Ph.D. student at the Space Utilization Engineering Laboratory, Yamaguchi University

Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
River Terrace 3, Third Level