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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
Advocating for the Profession

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US Senate Bill 1253 - Geospatial Data Act of 2017 – Sent shockwaves through the GIS industry, potentially putting at risk the jobs of thousands of GIS professionals.  In North Carolina, several GIS professionals lost their jobs or had to change the services they offered to comply with new laws. Are you aware of similar efforts in your state?  Attend this session of seasoned professionals who have been involved and followed these trends for many years and learn what you can do.

Panelists:
  • Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CIT+, President, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA
  • Kim McDonough, GISP, GIS Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
  • Gary Kent, Integrated Services Director, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, IN


Moderators
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Brent Jones

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral... Read More →
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Glenn O'Grady

Chair, URISA Policy Advisory Committee | URISA Rep to the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations | URISA Past President

Speakers
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Kim McDonough, GISP

IT Manager, Senior - GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in design review at the Planning Department for 4 years and then back into full time GIS in 1990, where I managed the GIS until 2004. I moved to the Tennessee Department of Transportation in 2004 and currently serve as the GIS Coordinator within the IT Division there. I have been involved with URISA since 1988 and served on its Board of Directors from 2002 through 2005. I have also been active in the Tennessee Geographic Information Council since the early... Read More →
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Tripp Corbin, GISP

President, EGIS Associates
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an... Read More →
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Gary Kent

Integrated Services Director, The Schneider Corporation
Gary Kent is in his 35th year with The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis, and with offices in North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Iowa. He has been chair of both the ALTA and NSPS committees on the ALTA/ACSM (now NSPS) St... Read More →



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

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