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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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Thursday, October 26 • 8:30am - 10:00am
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What's the value of a GIS or geospatial graduate degree vs. continuing education? What should I look for in a graduate program? What is the best preparation for getting admitted to a graduate program? How do I get the most out of a graduate program?

Proposed Panelists:

  • R. Maxwell Baber, Ph.D., FB Cart.S, Professor of Practice, Masters in Geographic Information Technology, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University
  • Hildemar Cruz, GIS Analyst and Technician, City of Las Vegas, M.S. in GIST, University of Southern California
  • Eric S. Money, Ph.D., Associate Director of Professional Education, Center for Geospatial Analytics, Assistant Professor of GIST, and Director of Graduate Programs, MGIST/GISCert, North Carolina State University
  • Daniel Behnke, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL



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Ken Watson

Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute
Ken Watson oversees recruitment and academic advisement for the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He received his B.S. in Communications from Boston University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from California State Unive... Read More →


Hildemar Cruz

GIS Analyst/GIS Technician, City of Las Vegas
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Daniel Behnke, GISP

Director of Asset Management Operations, Data Transfer Solutions
Daniel is the Director of Asset Management Operations at Data Transfer Solutions. He has over a decade of experience with asset and pavement data collection and rating services utilizing Esri’s ArcGIS software. Prior to becoming the Director of Asset Management Operations, Daniel... Read More →
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Eric Money

Associate Director of Professional Education, NC State University Center for Geospatial Analytics
I currently serve as the Associate Director of Professional Education in the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. I am also the director of our Professional Masters degree in GIST and Graduate Certificate programs. Much of my work centers on curriculum and pedagogical development relevant to preparing geospatial professionals to be successful across a variety of sectors. | | I also have more than a decade of experience in GIS and geostatistics applications related to water resources and public health. I earned an MS and PhD in Environmental Sciences... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
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