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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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Monday, October 23
 

7:30am

GIS-Pro 2017 Registration Hours
Monday October 23, 2017 7:30am - 5:00pm

8:30am

Emergency Preparedness for GIS (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 3.5

Emergency Preparedness for GIS  (1/2 day morning workshop)  
Monday, October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon
Instructors: Theresa Martin, GISP

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 3.5 AICP credits

Description: Today, natural and man-made disasters are becoming more complex, costly, and frequent. First responders and emergency managers are relying more and more on geospatial technology to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these disasters. There is a pressing need for cross-training on the non-technical disciplines GIS staff is being asked to support. Specifically, public safety (emergency management, police and fire services) and the rigid work flows which accompany their daily duties, often prove foreign to those unfamiliar with these activities. 
To accommodate their needs in a time-sensitive situation, our experience is that the key is to arm the GIS professional with enough knowledge of emergency management and first responder activities so they can effectively discern the needs of the incident commander and quickly produce the spatial document(s) which best support decision making in an emergency. 

This workshop is divided into two parts:

  • First, a brief overview of the Incident Command structure and the National Incident Management System which provide the framework under which public safety and homeland security operations occur. We will introduce the Geospatial Concept of Operations and the integration of geospatial technology across the mission areas (Protection, Prevention, Mitigation, Response and Recovery).  Throughout we will show common situations at the local level specific to each discipline and showcase studies/examples of how GIS is used to support each.  We will also discuss relevant data sets to public safety, resources and emerging technologies, and suggestions for the integration of GIS into their organizations disaster preparedness planning. 
  • The second part of the workshop will include an interactive tabletop exercise that will both educate the GIS analyst and provide take away knowledge that can be implemented in their own organizations.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the roles of emergency management and the first responder disciplines and how they differ.
  • Communicate a basic understanding of the federal level emergency response structure. 
  • Examine the role of GIS in the public safety disciplines including examples of real-world solutions

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

Workshop Instructors
avatar for Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

Program Specialist, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation
Tari Martin is a Program Specialist with the National Alliance of Public Safety GIS Foundation. She has a passion for finding geospatial solutions in support of public safety. Prior to NAPSG she worked at both the municipal and county levels supporting Emergency Management, Law E... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Daytona, Third Level

8:30am

NextGen 9-1-1 & GIS Workflow (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 3.5 -SOLD OUT
Sorry, this class is full.

NextGen 9-1-1 & GIS Workflow
Monday, October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon (Half-Day)

Instructors:
Sandi Stroud, Michael Baker International, Virginia Beach, VA
Kathrine Cargo, ENP, GISP, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA 

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 3.5 AICP credits

Description: This URISA Certified Workshop is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may support their emergency communications division in the future. In a fully operational next generation 9-1-1 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 9-1-1 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP).
This technology shift will have profound impacts on local data maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity.   We recognize there is a sincere lack of education available aimed at the GIS professional who may not be as versed with the 9-1-1 terminology or needs.  This workshop is intended to provide an overview of next generation 9-1-1, GIS’ role in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and to illustrate common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with basic next generation 9-1-1 terminology and concepts
  2. Recognize GIS’ role in a fully operational next generation 9-1-1 system
  3. Understand the implications on local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a next generation 9-1-1 system
  4. Begin to understand immediate steps that can be taken in preparing GIS assets for next generation 9-1-1

Intended Audience: GIS Managers, Emergency Management and Public Safety professionals.

Requirements: None

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop


Workshop Instructors
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Ma... Read More →
avatar for Sandi Stroud

Sandi Stroud

National Director of Public Safety GIS, Michael Baker International
Sandi Stroud is the Public Safety GIS National Director at Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  She specializes in NG9-1-1 GIS.  In her former professional life, Sandi spent her time working in the public sector as the former GIS Coordinator for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the GIS support to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of Health and Human... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Clearwater, Third Level
  • Host Organization URISA

8:30am

8:30am

Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation (Full Day) - AICP/CM Approved 8.5

Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation
Monday, October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Instructors:
Jason Amadori, GISP, Data Transer Solutions, Orlando, FL
Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+,eGIS Solutions, Dacula, GA

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 8.5 AICP credits

Description: Public and private agencies face continuous challenges to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets. Municipalities are under enormous pressure to improve efficiencies, boost productivity and effectively manage resources and assets while at the same time being expected to enhance worker safety. Many of these agencies are turning to Asset Management to cope with these challenges and improve business performance and effectiveness. This URISA Certified Workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.

Specific topics include:

  • Strategy and Planning
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Mobile GIS Solutions
  • Software Solutions
  • Information Management and Decision Support Tools
  • Evaluation and Performance Measures
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Life Cycle Management

Intended Audience:
This workshop is intended for operations, utility, transportation, engineering, planning, and environmental managers and analysts of the public and private sectors.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop  

Workshop Instructors
avatar for Jason Amadori, GISP

Jason Amadori, GISP

President of Asset Management Solutions, Data Transfer Solutions
Mr. Amadori has over 20 years experience in the fields of Asset Management, GIS, GPS and Transportation Studies. He has managed over 100 asset management projects dealing with approximately 40,000 miles of roads, containing over $25 Billion in asset infrastructure. He is also ski... Read More →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

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 →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
River Terrace 2, Third Level

8:30am

Business Intelligence and Data Integration for the GIS Professional (Full-Day)
Business Intelligence and Data Integration for the GIS Professional
Monday, October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Full-Day)

Instructors:
Carl Anderson, GISP, New Light Technologies, Bradenton, FL 


Description:  
This workshop covers the general topics of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Integration (DI) and ways to add a spatial component to BI and DI systems. It will give GIS professionals the knowledge to identify and leverage opportunities to enhance decision support through interaction with existing Business Intelligence frameworks or by implementing a new Business Intelligence framework.

Business Intelligence is the ability of organizations to collect, maintain, and organize data.  BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations.  The goal of business intelligence deployments if to support better business decision-making, something that all organizations, especially ones with an enterprise GIS, or ones working towards a full enterprise implementation, can benefit from.  

Data integration involves combining data residing in different sources and providing users with a unified view of these datas.  GIS is a core user of data from multiple sources. During this URISA Certified Workshop, you will learn key ways to integrate data from multiple sources in order to enhance your GIS functionality and leverage the power of external (to GIS) data sources.

Learning Objectives:

Intended Audience:

Requirements:

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop 

 

Workshop Instructors
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, Newlight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence and GIS operations. Over his GIS career, he has been involved in building systems and interoperability for Emergency Management, Addressing, Cadastre, Taxation and other administrative government records systems. He has been involved as a contributor and user in Open Source projects since the early... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
River Terrace 3, Third Level

8:30am

GIS Strategic Planning (Full-Day)
GIS Strategic Planning
Monday, October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Full-Day)

Instructors: 
Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL


Description: 
Strategic planning is a vital tool for all geospatial programs, at any stage of development. An effective strategic plan is crucial to ensuring that a GIS program gets started right.  As a GIS program matures, strategic planning methods are important tools for program management, program review, responding to change, and solving problems.  An effective strategic plan will help you win program approval and funding, ensure that program goals and return on investment are achieved, and keep a program on track in a changing environment. 

This URISA Certified Workshop teaches strategic planning methods and tools in the context of developing and managing a GIS program.  Participants will learn how to successfully select and apply appropriate methods for a variety of situations.

Specific topics include:

  • Strategic planning models, methods, and tools
  • Selecting and applying the best approach for any GIS situation
  • Developing an initial GIS strategic plan
  • Integrating GIS, IT, and organizational strategic plans
  • Developing an effective action plan and ensuring follow-through
  • Updating a GIS strategic plan
  • Conducting a GIS program review and effecting improvement


Intended Audience: 
GIS managers and staff, GIS users and program participants, and managers, executives, and other professionals who are involved with GIS programs.


Cost
: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop 


Workshop Instructors
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Orlando, Third Level

8:30am

UAS Operational Requirements for GIS Professionals (Full Day)

UAS Operational Requirements for GIS Professionals 
This full-day workshop will begin with a morning session that focuses on an introduction to GIS applications in UAS/UAV. What does it take to implement a successful project? What are the restrictions? Is the technology ready for you and are you ready for the technology? Examples of UAS systems will be introduced to the attendees for an up close look at the platforms being deployed.

The afternoon session will focus on how UAS can perform tasks relevant to targeting assessment. Can these capabilities support capture requirements while maintaining privacy? What legal and legislative information do you need to be aware of when planning a project? The session will also focus on successful Private and Public partnerships. Join all the instructors for an interactive Q&A session to conclude the workshop.

Morning Focus: Introduction to GIS Applications for UAS Technologies
Instructors: John M. Robbins, Ph.D., Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Steven Lehr, Adjunct Faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Rapid expansion of technology has led to significant growth in the capabilities Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may offer. Miniaturization of remote-sensing technologies, balanced systems integration, enhanced image processing capabilities, and reasonable acquisition costs have allowed the UAS market to expand exponentially. This workshop will explore fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and hybrid applications of UAS technologies to include remote sensing capabilities and GIS applications.

This workshop will explore the following content areas through the use of lecture and collaborative classroom discussion:

  • IntroductionHistory of UAS Technologies
  • UAS Regulation Overview
  • UAS Platform Considerations
  • UAS Remote Sensing Applications, Hardware, and Software
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Data Processing and Interpretation
  • Future Applications of UAS Technologies 


Afternoon Focus: Drones: Imaging Technology and Privacy Concerns
Instructors: Charles Mondello, GISP, President, Property Drone Consortium
Kevin Pomfret, Executive Director, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy


The session will begin with a  discussion on technologies in place for sUAS image sensing. It will address how sUAS can perform tasks relevant to target assessment. These capabilities can support capture requirements while maintaining privacy. The presentation will further highlight capability in data extraction relevant to the sector. 

The instructors will discuss privacy and related concerns associated with sUAS. Historically the Federal Aviation Administration has had the exclusive authority to regulate the national airspace from the ground up. However, the rapid growth in small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones,  for commercial and recreational purposes has challenged the status quo. The FAA does not have the resources to monitor drone use across the nation, but is concerned about ceding too much authority to local authorities as it might result in unintended consequences for the broader aviation community. At the same time, state and local authorities are getting tremendous pressure from their citizens to restrict the use of drones due to concerns over privacy, trespass and nuisance. This presentation will describe some of the ways in which states and localities are trying to address their citizens’ concerns and the potential federal preemption issues. 

Intended Audience: GIS professionals interested in learning about drones from A to Z.
 

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop 


Speakers
avatar for Steven Lehr

Steven Lehr

Software Entrepreneur, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Steven Lehr, Software Entrepreneur, was a Co-founder and lead software/GIS developer for qPublic, LLC, and a former Associate Professor of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Currently Steven is pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering focussing on GIS, machine le... Read More →
avatar for Charles Mondello

Charles Mondello

President, Property Drone Consortium
As the President of the Property Drone Consortium, Charles Mondello provides direction for the overall management, development and growth of the company. He is actively involved in all elements of the organization and focuses on shaping client requirements into viable corporate initiatives. He guides research, marketing, finance and all activities of the corporation. The... Read More →
avatar for John M. Robbins, Ph.D

John M. Robbins, Ph.D

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Coordinator/Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
John Robbins is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. His research interests include engineering and safety issues currently affecting the aviation community, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) applications, and extension/outreach curriculum development and implementation. John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from the University of Florida... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Pomfret

Kevin Pomfret

Partner, Williams Mullen Law Firm
Kevin Pomfret is a corporate partner at the Williams Mullen law firm and co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned Systems practice group and the Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice group. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy. He counsels businesses and government agencies on the policy and legal issues that impact the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information, such as licensing, privacy and data protection, data quality and liability and regulatory matters. Mr. Pomfret regularly speaks on around the globe on these issues and has presented to committees of the United Nations and the U.S. House of... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
St Johns, Third Level

12:00pm

Lunch on your own - Food Truck Palooza
Lunch is on your own today.

The Hyatt has arranged for some local food trucks to drop by. Take the opportunity to try something new and local for lunch!


Monday October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

NG911 Data Hacks – Finding Anomalies and Fixing Them (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0
NG9-1-1 Data Hacks: Finding Anomalies and Fixing Them
Monday, October 23, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Half-Day)

Instructors:
Sandi Stroud, Michael Baker International, Virginia Beach, VA
Keri Brennan, GISP,  Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 4.0 AICP credits

With the rapid deployment of NG911 technologies and the fact that GIS data is now mission critical information, the need to quickly and efficiently develop, deploy, cleanse and maintain Public Safety centric GIS data layers is becoming a task that may not have been high priority previously.  In this hands-on workshop, the attendees will learn the basics of quality control and quality assurance related to public safety data (address points, road centerlines, MSAG, ESN and PSAP boundary files). 

Requirements:

  • Students must bring a laptop with GIS software that can read sample GIS data (provide specific data formats)
    • Examples will be done using esri software and alternative software platforms will be discussed
    • Students must have a high level knowledge of GIS workflows and a working knowledge of NG 911 technology, terms and workflows


Outline:

  • Review of point address, road centerline, PSAP boundaries, ESN Boundaries and MSAG or ALI data
  • Review of different data standards (FGDC, CLDXF, etc…)
  • Review of basic query techniques
  • Data comparisons, and error reports including:
    • Address points with missing data
      • Null geometry
      • Missing Street Name
      • Duplicate Points
      • Address not reflected in Centerline
      • Address out of order
      • Address out of range/wrong block
      • Address on wrong side of the street
  • Road Centerlines with missing data
    • Null geometry
    • Incomplete address ranges
    • Inconsistent To/From address range
    • Inconsistent Odd/Even address range parity
    • Potential parity flip
    • Overlapping address ranges
    • Inconsistent vector directionality


Learning Objectives:

  • Students will take away knowledge and skills to start an NG911 data tune up.
  • QA/QC processing in manageable, bite sized projects for quick and easy wins
  • Ways to begin the iterative process of data cleansing


Skills:

  • Ability to query GIS data to look for anomalies
  • Review and fix anomalies
  • Understanging of how location is being handled with regards to data stewardship and to compliment other data when anomalies arise
  • Understand the data management issues that arise with maintaining GIS data for NG-9-1-1 and in support of enterprise GIS needs.


Cost
: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 for workshop only or for second half-day workshop 


Workshop Instructors
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Product Manager, Michael Baker International
Keri is a DataMark™ Product Manager with the Michael Baker International in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Product Manager for the Michael Baker International, Ms. Brennan primarily works with the development team and clients on implementing NG911 GIS solutions for local govern... Read More →
avatar for Sandi Stroud

Sandi Stroud

National Director of Public Safety GIS, Michael Baker International
Sandi Stroud is the Public Safety GIS National Director at Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  She specializes in NG9-1-1 GIS.  In her former professional life, Sandi spent her time working in the public sector as the former GIS Coordinator for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the GIS support to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of Health and Human... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Clearwater, Third Level

1:00pm

Survey of FEMA's Hazus-MH Natural Hazard Loss Estimation Tool (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0
Survey of FEMA's Hazus-MH Natural Hazard Loss Estimation Tool
Monday, October 23, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Half-Day)

Instructor: Kevin Mickey, GISP, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 4.0 AICP credits

Description:  This workshop will introduce participants to the capabilities of Hazus-MH, a GIS-based risk assessment methodology and toolkit created by FEMA for analyzing potential impacts from floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.  The instructor will discuss and demonstrate the wide range of options available for defining and analyzing hazards.  They will also explain the types of estimations that Hazus-MH can produce for things such as debris, damage and economic losses to buildings, casualties and shelter needs, and much more.  The workshop will highlight options that geospatial professionals have for improving the credibility and usefulness of Hazus-MH outputs through the integration of enhanced data about the built environment as well as the hazards that communities might face. 


Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 for workshop only or for second half-day workshop

Workshop Instructors
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in resear... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Daytona, Third Level

5:00pm

Networking BINGO
Informal, come hang out for a bit. Join us for networking BINGO and learn who in the room has used their GIS skills to volunteer for a cause and who has a python phobia...and no, we aren't referring to the reptile! Meet some new GIS pals and make a plan for the evening

Monday October 23, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm

5:30pm

Esri User Group Meeting
Don't miss our user group meeting on Monday night in the River Terrace 1 room!
Esri will be hosting our annual meeting to talk about new developments at Esri and connect with the Users that we serve. Food and drink will be provided.

Monday October 23, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
River Terrace 1

6:30pm

GIS-Pro 2017 Mapathon: Put your mapping skills to good use!
Put your GIS skills to good use at the GIS-Pro 2017 Mapathon. This evening activity will support the many projects of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). 

Participants should bring a laptop and have some basic familiarity with OpenStreetMap. 

With all of the recent natural disasters, the GIS Community has responded swiftly to project requests, including URISA's GISCorps. Projects for the mapathon may include any number of responses from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria to the earthquakes in Mexico, flooding in Southeast Asia, and California wildfires. Current projects are listed.

Video Tutorial on 'Adding a Building to OpenStreetMap from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap: https://youtu.be/VPJz-AucqF4

A great way to network with your fellow GIS professionals while giving back!


A huge thank you to New Light Technologies for providing sponsorship and support for this event.


Moderators
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, Newlight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence and GIS operations. Over his GIS career, he has been involved in building systems and interoperability for Emergency Management, Addressing, Cadastre, Taxation and other administrative government records systems. He has been involved as a contributor and user in Open Source projects since the early... Read More →
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira

Christina Boggs-Chavira

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees from CS... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Clearwater, Third Level

7:00pm

Geocaching Poker Run

Geocaching Poker Run

On Tuesday evening, meet old friends and make new ones as the conference presents the Geocaching Poker Run. Clues and GPS coordinates to nearby establishments will be provided to you as you wander downtown Houston in teams. At each destination, beverages will be available for purchase if you so desire. The rules are simple:

  1. Meet at 7 PM at registration to divide into teams and receive instructions on loading destination points.
  2. Begin by following the coordinates and the clues to reach your first destination.
  3. Once there, enjoy a beverage of your choice, if you wish, and collect your team’s envelope containing the first of five playing cards that will make up your winning hand in Poker. Do Not Open the Envelope.
  4. Receive your next clue and coordinates.
  5. Continue to the next destination until all five playing card envelopes are collected.
  6. Return to starting location.
  7. When all teams have completed their mission, each team’s envelopes will be opened to reveal the winning hand!

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Ma... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Monday October 23, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Tuesday, October 24
 

7:00am

URISA Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting (For past presidents only)
Annual gathering for URISA's esteemed Past Presidents during the conference to discuss the organization's direction and offer guidance.

Note that this is not an open breakfast meeting. For URISA Past Presidents only.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Boardroom 2, Third Level

7:30am

GIS-Pro 2017 Registration Hours
Tuesday October 24, 2017 7:30am - 6:00pm

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote Address: Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it's a Drone! - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Join us as we kick off GIS-Pro 2017 in JAX!
Hear from URISA President, Tripp Corbin and GIS-Pro 2017 Conference Chair, Wendy Peloquin, in addition to a number of distinguished guests and organization leaders. 

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

Then, get ready for an amazing opening keynote address...
Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it's a Drone! 
Our opening Keynote will soar to new heights and cover some of the most topical things about Drones. Our expert panel will share their extensive knowledge from Academia, Public & Private Sector experiences. You will hear about the latest developments in research, deployment and legal issues. See where we are today and what the future will hold. Make sure your tray tables are secured, seats are in the upright position and you are ready for take-off.

Moderators
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

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 →
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Speakers
avatar for Charles Mondello

Charles Mondello

President, Property Drone Consortium
As the President of the Property Drone Consortium, Charles Mondello provides direction for the overall management, development and growth of the company. He is actively involved in all elements of the organization and focuses on shaping client requirements into viable corporate initiatives. He guides research, marketing, finance and all activities of the corporation. The... Read More →
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John M. Robbins, Ph.D

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Coordinator/Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
John Robbins is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. His research interests include engineering and safety issues currently affecting the aviation community, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) applications, and extension/outreach curriculum development and implementation. John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from the University of Florida... Read More →
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Kevin Pomfret

Partner, Williams Mullen Law Firm
Kevin Pomfret is a corporate partner at the Williams Mullen law firm and co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned Systems practice group and the Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice group. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy. He counsels businesses and government agencies on the policy and legal issues that impact the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information, such as licensing, privacy and data protection, data quality and liability and regulatory matters. Mr. Pomfret regularly speaks on around the globe on these issues and has presented to committees of the United Nations and the U.S. House of... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand 5-8, Second Level

10:00am

10:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Boardroom 4, Third Level

10:30am

Committee Meeting Room Available
Let URISA HQ know if you need to schedule a meeting for committee business!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Boardroom 2, Third Level

10:30am

Information Management for Addressing and 911 - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Kick off your 2017 GIS-Pro experience by attending this session of both entertaining and informative presentations. Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) may be new to GIS professionals, but in the 9-1-1 world, it has been years in the making. And GIS data plays a starring role! Presentations will cover the meaning of the alphabet soup that comprises NG9-1-1 - speak, and how the relationships between NG911 functionality, stakeholder considerations, and GIS data work together in the environment of Civilian and Military 911 emergency response.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • Lights, Camera, NG9-1-1! NG9-1-1 and GIS Call Flow Skit
    Diana Gijselaers, Solutions Engineer - NGCS, Airbus DS Communications, Vancouver, WA
  • Spatial Relationships Breaking Down the GIS Requirements for NG9-1-1
    Sandi Stroud, National Director of Public Safety GIS, Michael Baker International, Virginia Beach, VA

Moderators
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Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, Newlight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence and GIS operations. Over his GIS career, he has been involved in building systems and interoperability for Emergency Management, Addressing, Cadastre, Taxation and other administrative government records systems. He has been involved as a contributor and user in Open Source projects since the early... Read More →

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Diana Gijselaers

Solutions Engineers, Airbus DS Communications
Diana Gijselaers is a Solutions Engineer at Airbus DS Communications where she serves as a GIS and i3 Technical Liaison. Diana has over a decade of experience as GIS Analyst for a local government where she was responsible for creating accurate and elegant maps for Public Safety... Read More →
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Sandi Stroud

National Director of Public Safety GIS, Michael Baker International
Sandi Stroud is the Public Safety GIS National Director at Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  She specializes in NG9-1-1 GIS.  In her former professional life, Sandi spent her time working in the public sector as the former GIS Coordinator for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the GIS support to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of Health and Human... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand 3, Second Level

10:30am

Mapping the Risk: Using GIS to Tackle Zika - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Zika hit the US shores a little over a year ago impacting many communities in the southern United States. There are success stories in how GIS was deployed to identify high risk areas, monitor, and contain and control the virus. This timely session will detail community engagement, solution deployment, and how to leverage your GIS investment to combat Zika.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • Zika: Location Technology to Reduce Your Risk
    Wendy Peloquin, GISP, Account Manager, GISInc., Jacksonville, FL
  • Engaging the Public to Fight Zika
    Wansoo Im, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine/National Community Mapping InstituteMeharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Community Mapping Public Health Hackathon: Lessons Learned
    Wansoo Im, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine/National Community Mapping InstituteMeharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 

Moderators
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Billy Moore, GISP

GIS/Engineering Technician, Shelby Energy Cooperative
William "Billy" Moore, GISP works for Shelby Energy Cooperative, in Shelbyville, Kentucky as a GIS/Engineering Technician. He previously served on the URISA Vanguard Cabinet from 2014-2015. He is passionate and excited about all things Geospatial. Billy has a BSc in GIS Scien... Read More →

Speakers
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Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
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Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Orlando, Third Level

10:30am

Modeling and Disaster Response Mitigation, Modeling and Mapping…OH MY! - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Come learn about mitigation and how GIS is playing an important role in helping to build more resilient communities.  We will explore new tools for mapping flood inundation from dams and levees breaches to modeling for flood, wind, and earthquakes. Then we will see how innovative geospatial tools were used during response and recovery efforts of a major flooding event in Baton Rouge. Finally, we will learn of strategies for incentivizing all stakeholders – homeowners, businesses, utilities, insurers, government, and others – to take actions to mitigate risk and how the GIS community can contribute to the communication and tracking of those strategies.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • USACE Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center Inundation Mapping
    Randal Goss, GIS Program Manager, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL 
    Taylor Johnson, GISP, Geospatial Application Developer, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL
  • Deployment of GIS for Flood Response at the City of Baton Rouge
    Justin Priola, GISP, GIS Coordinator, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Dollars and (Common) Sense: The Path to Mitigating Natural Hazard Risk
    Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, Director Professional Development &Geospatial Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Moderators
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Robert Kirkman

Enterprise Services Manager, Oregon Metro
Robert Kirkman is the Enterprise Services Manager at Oregon Metro. He directs the team that develops, manages, and delivers key Metro data through the web and mobile. Over the last 20 years, he's worked in the public, private, and research sectors, utilizing and directing diffe... Read More →

Speakers
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Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in resear... Read More →
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Justin Priola, GISP

GIS Coordinator, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge Department of Information Services
Justin Priola, GISP has 11+ years of experience in the GIS profession working for the City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge. Justin works as the GIS Coordinator in the Department of Information Services GIS Division. In this position, he is responsible for data collecti... Read More →
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Taylor Johnson, GISP

Geospatial Application Developer, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Taylor Johnson is a Cartographer and Geospatial Application Developer with the USACE Jacksonville District.  He is a GIS Professional with over 10 years of experience in GIS, Application Development, Remote Sensing, and Natural Resource Management.
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Randal Goss

GIS Program Manager, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Randal Goss is currently serving as the USACE South Atlantic Division Jacksonville District GIS Program Manager, and as the software development lead for the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production center.  He has over 25 years of experience in the GIS and application devel... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
River Terrace 2, Third Level

10:30am

Underutilization of GIS and How to Cure It
When most non-GIS professionals hear "G-I-S", they think "M-A-P". Now that GIS is a location intelligence platform, the underutilization of it is critical and career-limiting. As a GIS professional, your purpose is to do more than make maps. It is vitally important that you proactively evangelize and market all of the GIS capabilities. This presentation will provide strategies on how to spread the understanding and full value of GIS across your organization.

  • Adam Carnow, GISP, Community Evangelist , Esri, Charlotte, NC 

Moderators
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Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees the operations of the GIS Services department and develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impa... Read More →

Speakers
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Adam Carnow

Community Evangelist, Esri
Adam Carnow is a thought leader and technology evangelist helping GIS users get the most out of their GIS investment and make a difference in their communities. He motivates GIS users to maximize their return on investment in the ArcGIS location platform. He works closely with... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Clearwater, Third Level

10:30am

GISP: The Road To and Through an Exam
The GIS Certification Institute began providing GIS professional certification in 2003 and launched the GISCI Core Technical Knowledge Exam® as an addition to the GISP certification in 2015. This session will focus on the value and growth of GIS professional certification and where GISCI and the GISP certification will go from here.

  • To Certify or Not to Certify: Level of Acceptance by the Industry
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CIT+, President, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA
  • The Development and Future of the GISCI Core Technical Knowledge Exam®
    Rebecca, Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • GISP: The Road To and Through an Exam
    Bill Hodge, GISP, Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute, Big Lake, TX 
 

Moderators
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John Nolte

Infrastructure Support Services, City of Westminster
I am the Asset Management Lead for the City of Westminster, in Westminster, CO. Previously I was the GIS Coordinator for the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, SC and Technical Manager in the Geophysics division of Zapata Inc, a private engineering consulting firm.

Speakers
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Bill Hodge GISP

Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute
As a non-academic geographer with a degree in Chemistry, a Masters in Theology, a GIS Certificate from Penn State, and being a 2018 MGIS Candidate in their online program, while holding a GISP Certification since 2010, I am interested in and intrigued by all things geospatial... 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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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
St Johns, Third Level

10:30am

Mentorship: The Low-Down and the Meet-Up
Oprah Winfrey has described a mentor as someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself, and that insight is important at every stage of a career. Learn about the value of a mentorship (and a reverse mentorship), what to expect out of a mentorship, and how to develop a mentor-mentee relationship. Then speed-connect with fellow GIS professionals to help build your network and see if there’s a mentorship in the making.

Panelists to include: 
  • Christina Boggs-Chavira, Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources in the Data Publication, Exchange and Management Section
  • Melisa Caric Lee, President, Compass Rose GIS, and President-Elect, SoCal URISA
  • Kara Utter, Vanguard Cabinet 

Moderators
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Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan Kamei oversees the daily operations of the Institute's undergraduate and graduate academic programs and research initiatives. Her expertise in higher education administration in... Read More →

Speakers
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Christina Boggs-Chavira

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees from CS... Read More →
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Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

President, Compass Rose GIS
Melisa Lee, GISP has been working in the GIS industry for over 16 years. As a graduate from San Diego State University's Geography program, Melisa has worked for several public and private companies specializing in Environmental, Transportation, and Engineering using GIS. She has... Read More →
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Kara Utter, MSES

GIS Analyst, Dynamic Vision Mapping Services
I earned my masters in Environmental Science and Geospatial Analysis in December of 2014 and have been developing a base of experience as a GIS Analyst and sub-contractor for a few agencies to keep my feet in the GIS world while I try to find myself a permanent foothold in this a... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
River Terrace 3, Third Level

12:00pm

Conference Hosted Lunch & Solutions Spark
Conference Hosted Lunch and Solutions Spark

Enjoy a lunch buffet while we begin with the Solutions Spark session. It’s an opportunity for you to hear highlights from each exhibitor at the conference. What sets one company apart from another? Why should you stop by their booth? What cool giveaways do they have? You won’t hear long-winded sales pitches during this session. Short but sweet is the name of the game!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 5-8, Second Level

2:00pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom 4, Third Level

2:00pm

URISA GIS Leadership Academy Committee Meeting
Past ULA attendees are invited to attend for an open conversation about what should be the focus of a potential Academy, Part 2. 

If time permits, session coordinators and current/future faculty will discuss the next URISA GIS Leadership Academy offerings and milestones to hit.  


Moderators
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Dianne Haley

CEO, DMH GIS Consulting
Dianne has worked in the field of automated mapping and GIS for 40 years. She retired in 2011 after 8 years in the position of Enterprise GIS Services Lead at what is now the Alberta Energy Regulator, where she was responsible for the implementation and coordination on an Enterprise GIS Program. Previously she worked for The City of Calgary for 21 years where she introduced GIS to the corporation and was involved in the implementation of the enterprise GIS environment. Dianne has served on the URISA Board of Directors in several roles including President. She has... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom 2, Third Level

2:00pm

Addressing for 9-1-1 and EOC Response

The single most-used piece of information collected about you is your address. Where you are if you call for help or report an incident should not be a multiple choice option. Addresses and incidents require accurate collection and distribution of location information.

Attend this session and hear how cities and counties across the country are whipping their address data into shape. Regional approaches to creating, accessing, and sharing accurate address data benefit NextGen 9-1-1 efforts as well as support local and federal initiatives. An ESIG winning submission will share their story on creating an agile mapping system for tracking real-time data during in a response/support of storm events.

  • 2017 ESIG Award Exemplary System, Single Process System Category:
    GIS in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
    Langdon Sanders, GIS Analyst II, Information Technology, City of Sandy Springs Public Works, Sandy Springs, GA
  • The Joy of Addressing:  A Local Government Perspective
    Albert Romanowski, GIS Analyst, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
    Robert Drow, GISP, GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
  • Implementing a Multi-Jurisdiction Master Address Repository
    Colleen Sharpe, GISP, Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC, Wake Forest, NC 
    Wayne Brewer, Address Coordinator, City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Moderators
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Lynn Dupont

GIS Coordinator/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
Since 1999 Lynn Dupont has been employed at the Regional Planning Commission of New Orleans as principal planner and GIS Manager handling enhancement projects, land use studies and data integration in the region. Her emphasis has been in working with State and Federal agencies in... Read More →

Speakers
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Wayne Brewer

Address Coordinator / CURISA Addressing Board Chair, City of Raleigh / Carolina URISA
Wayne is the Address Coordinator for the City of Raleigh, responsible for the daily addressing review and assignment functions, as well as development review support. Wayne has been involved in the City and County MAR project since the beginning. In addition he is the board chair... Read More →
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Robert Drow, GISP

GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government
Bob Drow is a GIS Supervisor in the Community and Environmental Services Department of Orange County Government. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources. Bob has been with Orange County for 14 years using GIS in... Read More →
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Colleen Sharpe, GISP

Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC
Colleen currently works with Spatial Focus, LLC as a senior consultant working with clients on a variety of projects including strategic planning for enterprise GIS and master address repository projects; workflow analysis and process re-engineering; development of workflows and... Read More →
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Albert Romanowski

GIS Analyst, Orange County Government
Albert Romanowski is a GIS Analyst at Orange County Government while attending school at the University of Central Florida working towards his PhD in Government Policy.
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Langdon Sanders

GIS Analyst II, City of Sandy Spring Public Works
Langdon enjoys providing web GIS integrations in city government. He is a GIS Analyst at the City of Sandy Springs where he specializes in Public Works, Fire, and Emergency Management. He pioneered the use of GIS in the Emergency Operations Center at the city to provide a real-time mapping platform for tracking field events and reference data. He enjoys cartography, design, and is always looking to learn new spatial technologies. He previously provided GIS support to Forsyth County, Georgia and the City of Kettering, Ohio. He graduated with a... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand 3, Second Level

2:00pm

Employing 3D GIS
Bringing the 3rd dimension into your GIS allows for a variety of new ways for you to explore your data.

  • Web-Access Facility Mapping and Management for the University of Georgia
    Helen Peng, GISP, GIS Analyst, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Using 3D-GIS Based Parametric Modeling to Understand the Future Growth of Cities
    Leilei Duan, Ph.D. Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
  • 3D Visualization and Decision-making: Applications for the University of Southern California
    John Wilson, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Moderators
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Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan Kamei oversees the daily operations of the Institute's undergraduate and graduate academic programs and research initiatives. Her expertise in higher education administration in... Read More →

Speakers
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Leilei Duan

Ph.D Student, University of Florida
Leilei Duan is getting her doctoral degree of design, construction and planning at the University of Florida with a focus in geodesign and urban planning. She got her master degree of urban and regional planning at the University of Florida in 2014. Her research interest includes... Read More →
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Helen Peng, GISP

GIS Analyst/Developer, University of Georgia
Helen Peng is a GIS Analyst and Developer at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS). She has been working in geospatial analysis for over 10 years and applies both Python and C# programming languages to assist a variety of... Read More →
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John Wilson

Professor & Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
Dr. John P. Wilson is Professor of Spatial Sciences and Sociology in the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science with adjunct appointments as Professor in the School of Architecture and in the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Departments o... Read More →



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

2:00pm

Mapping for Health: What Every Decision Maker Needs to Know - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Medical marijuana has drawn a lot of attention in the news. But what are the implications to local government? What are the impacts? How do we use existing data sets to understand where the healthcare providers are? Who is underserved? What are the gaps? This session will focus on using GIS for location-based decision making for policy makers and practitioners.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • Managing Medical Marijuana
    Amy Hunter, GISP, GIS Analyst, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
  • Mapping the Primary Care Health Workforce
    David Grolling, MPS, GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, DC
  • Leveraging GIS Towards a Better Picture of Human Trafficking in Kentucky
    Chris Alldredge, GISP, GIS Database Analyst, Louisville & Jefferson County Information Consortium, Louisville, KY 

Moderators
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Stephen Berry, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
I am a GIS Professional with about 20 years of experience, depending on how you count years and experience. I have a sincere passion for making change in local government policy and procedures. It is a challenge but rewarding to see the changes take shape.

Speakers
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Amy Hunter, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orange County Government
Amy Hunter currently works for Orange County Government as a GIS Analyst. She attended the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in Environmental Studies. Mrs. Hunter has eight years of GIS experience in both the public and private sector.
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Chris Alldredge, GISP

GIS Database Analyst, Louisville & Jefferson County Information Consortium
Chris Alldredge, GISP has 10 years of professional experience in law enforcement (LE)/homeland security (HS) intelligence, 3 years of experience in independent research and technology development, and 17 years of professional experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  He currently author's a blog called Neighbor's Keeper which discusses his independent research findings, data analysis, visualizations and applicable technology regarding Human Trafficking and other... Read More →
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David Grolling, MPS

GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians
David Grolling joined HealthLandscape in January 2016. His primary responsibilities include managing the geospatial data for the UDS Mapper, producing special purpose maps, and programming. He has experience in GIS, spatial analysis, veteran’s health data and military health re... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Orlando, Third Level

2:00pm

GIS Program Review & Assessment: Where You Are and How to Get Where You Want to Be
As a GIS program grows, changes, and faces challenges, program reviews or assessments become very important. A program review assesses current operations and helps an organization plan its future activities and redirect its efforts and resources to effectively meet its goals. This process will help you consider your own professional development and that of your team to see how individual professional development goals tie into the organization’s objectives.

  • GIS Program Review, Assessment, and Improvement
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • Getting Started with the GISCMM, Local Government Experiences with GIS Program Assessment and Improvement 
    Bryan Townsend, GISP, York County, York, SC
  • GIS Capability Maturity Modeling at State DOTs
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Townsend, GISP

Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government, SC
As GIS Manager of York County since 2001, I am responsible for all things GIS in County Government. This role includes fostering the vision and strategies for the GIS division (while aligning with the County strategic plan), managing the division’s daily operations, serving as... Read More →
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Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Clearwater, Third Level

2:00pm

The GISP Application: Planning, Documenting, and Demonstrating Your Experience and Skills
This GIS Professional is expected to have a strong history of education, experience, and professional activities. Understanding that not all GIS Professionals traveled the same path, the GISP Portfolio is designed as a means to both guide professional development and to document your capabilities.

This session will provide an overview of the GISP Application and provide guidance on building or enhancing your portfolio. 
  • Overview of the Application and Planning Ahead 
  • Education Requirements and Documentation 
  • Experience Requirements and Documentation 
  • Contributions and Professional Activity Requirements and Documentation

  • Your Career as a GISP: From Start to Finish
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Dacula, GA 
  • GISP Exam Cram Session
    Keri Brennan, GISP,  Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Dacula, GA 
  • GISPs: Stepping Up
    Lynda Wayne, GISP ASLA, Principal, GeoMaxim, Inc., Asheville, NC
    Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, Director Professional Development &Geospatial Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Moderators
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Geomatic Services Manager, City of Leduc
Cindy has over 20 years' professional experience in the GIS industry working with the private, pubic and academic sectors. She has spent majority of her career working within complex organizations, multi-faceted projects, diverse project teams, and political environments. Over t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA

Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA

Principal, GeoMaxim, Inc.
Lynda Wayne is Principal of GeoMaxim, a consulting practice specializing in geospatial data and metadata, data sharing policy and practices, and the facilitation of issue-based geospatial dialogs and decision-making. Ms. Wayne is the former Director of the Louisiana Geographic In... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in resear... 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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Keri Brennan, GISP

Product Manager, Michael Baker International
Keri is a DataMark™ Product Manager with the Michael Baker International in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Product Manager for the Michael Baker International, Ms. Brennan primarily works with the development team and clients on implementing NG911 GIS solutions for local govern... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
St Johns, Third Level

2:00pm

2017 Geospatial Student Competition: Meet the future generation of GIS leaders!
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


  


Moderators
avatar for Kara Utter, MSES

Kara Utter, MSES

GIS Analyst, Dynamic Vision Mapping Services
I earned my masters in Environmental Science and Geospatial Analysis in December of 2014 and have been developing a base of experience as a GIS Analyst and sub-contractor for a few agencies to keep my feet in the GIS world while I try to find myself a permanent foothold in this a... Read More →

Speakers
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Terri Bannister

Lead Project Research Associate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
NM

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
River Terrace 3, Third Level

3:30pm

4:00pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom 4, Third Level

4:00pm

GIS-Pro 2017: Quick Hits
Ignite-style presentations (also known as lightning talks) are limited to five minutes (20 slides auto-advanced at 15 seconds each). The best presentations are both educational and entertaining!
  • Mystery Deck 
    Mystery Presenter
  • The Florida Emergency GIS Response Team Initiative
    Scott Warner, GISP, Bay County Emergency Services, Southport, FL
  • Adventures of a Road Warrior
    Keri Brennan, GISP,  Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN
  • Chattanooga Data
    Carl Anderson, GISP, New Light Technologies, Bradenton, FL  
  • Geographic Distribution of the Great Pacific Tree Octopus: Puget Sound & Beyond
    Clayton Putnam, GIS Analyst-Planner, Ronald Wastewater District, Shoreline, WA
  • Best Practices for Publishing Map Services
    Anna Verrill, GISP, Senior Geospatial Analyst, The Baldwin Group, Inc., Charleston, SC
  • A Soft Approach to Soft Skills
    Kendrick Watson, Academic Programs Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • URISA Vanguard Cabinet: Making a Mark!
    Alyssa Randall, GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC
  • GIS Strategic Planning - Why Do One?
    Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP, Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC, Boca Raton, FL
  • Women in GISChristina Boggs-Chavira, Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources

Moderators
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Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, Newlight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence and GIS operations. Over his GIS career, he has been involved in building systems and interoperability for Emergency Management, Addressing, Cadastre, Taxation and other administrative government records systems. He has been involved as a contributor and user in Open Source projects since the early... Read More →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Product Manager, Michael Baker International
Keri is a DataMark™ Product Manager with the Michael Baker International in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Product Manager for the Michael Baker International, Ms. Brennan primarily works with the development team and clients on implementing NG911 GIS solutions for local govern... Read More →
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Hilary Perkins, GISP

Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights
Hilary has over 20 years experience working with GIS in both the public and private sector.  She is currently the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Her previous GIS and planning work in transportation, environmental, urban planning, and community development has provided a variety of leadership and management opportunities on a wide range of projects. She is keenly interested in the use of GIS by the public and community-based organizations for addressing the complex information needs associated with solving regional problems and creating consensus-driven... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira

Christina Boggs-Chavira

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees from CS... Read More →
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Scott Warner GISP, FPEM

Public Safety GIS/ 9-1-1 Specialist, Bay County Emergency Services
I graduated from Texas State University- San Marcos where I received my BS in Geography with a concentration in GIS. I have been in the GIS/EM/9-1-1 field for over 11 years. I have been with Bay County Emergency Services for over 3 years as their Public Safety GIS/ 9-1-1 Special... Read More →
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Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP

Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC
Randal Krejcarek has 30 years experience implementing and managing Enterprise GIS in local government. He currently works for Spatial Focus. LLC.  Prior to joining Spatial Focus he Krejcarek lead Delray Beach, FL Environmental Services Department as its Director and City Enginee... Read More →
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, Newlight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence and GIS operations. Over his GIS career, he has been involved in building systems and interoperability for Emergency Management, Addressing, Cadastre, Taxation and other administrative government records systems. He has been involved as a contributor and user in Open Source projects since the early... Read More →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Product Manager, Michael Baker International
Keri is a DataMark™ Product Manager with the Michael Baker International in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Product Manager for the Michael Baker International, Ms. Brennan primarily works with the development team and clients on implementing NG911 GIS solutions for local govern... Read More →
avatar for Anna Verrill, GISP

Anna Verrill, GISP

Senior Geospatial Analyst, The Baldwin Group, Inc.
Anna Verrill is the Data Manager for MarineCadastre.gov. She manages the data and maps as well as coordinating updates on a monthly basis. She has been with The Baldwin Group at NOAA Office for Coastal Management in Charleston since April 2012. Anna has a Bachelor’s degree from... Read More →
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Clayton Putnam

Planner-GIS/IT Analyst, Ronald Wastewater District
I have been active in the GIS community since 2003. Working for over 10 years at RWD in the Planning and Development Department has allowed me to develop a mature GIS for analysis, asset management, and coordination with local agencies to ensure environmental quality for Puget So... Read More →
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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa research areas of interest include conservation GIS, environmental modeling, coastal management, geostatistics, satellite image processing and environmental impact analysis. Her strong GIS background has allowed her to work on a number of exciting projects such as modeling... Read More →
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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 →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 5-8, Second Level

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Solutions Theater
Visit with the conference exhibitors during the Networking Reception and check out the Sponsor presentations in the Solutions Theater. 

  • 5:00 - 5:20 PM - Insights for ArcGIS - Esri Demo Presentation
    you want some insight into your data? Insights for ArcGIS is a new way to visualize, analyze and discover secretes your data holds.  Come see how to configure a dashboard, integrate real-time data services such as Waze incidents, understand and tell your story like never before.

  • 5:25 - 5:45 PM - Consortech Demo Presentation
    Share the data your clients need by using a Clip Zip Ship solution
    Consortech has developed several projects for clients that allow for customized on-demand data extractions using FME Server as a data processing platform. Format neutral and with a modular approach, we are able to offer highly adaptive tools that allow for the sharing of data really catered to the needs of the client.

  • 5:50 - 6:10 PM - NearMap Demo Presentation
    Reality as a Service
    GIS as an industry is moving to the cloud. Cloud-based, high resolution aerial imagery that seamlessly integrates within GIS keeps the community agile. Traditional methods of utilizing aerial imagery are evolving as technology enables more powerful ways to visualize reality. Attend this session and learn how high resolution imagery-as-a-service and new 3D location content can transform the way you work.

  • 6:10 - 6:30 PM - CartoVista Demo Presentation
    Interactive Data Visualization: See what was inaccessible with HTML5
    Data is ubiquitous in the landscape of organizations, corporations and governments. HTML5 interactive maps can deliver a rich, immersive mapping experience that can even surpass desk- top GIS! Discover how your web browser can make your GIS data shine! This presentation will highlight concrete examples of web-based public data dissemination in the US and Canada with very effective client-side thematic maps and data filters. Additional map samples will ex- plore the use of interactive business data for banking (loan delinquencies), insurance (claims) and geomarketing (drive-time analyses).


Tuesday October 24, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm

8:00pm

Open Evening - Batter up?
Make plans with your GIS friends to head out on the town in JAX! 
Game One of the World Series is tonight. Who will you be cheering on?

There are tons of options within a short walk. 

Tuesday October 24, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 25
 

7:30am

GIS-Pro 2017 Registration Hours
Wednesday October 25, 2017 7:30am - 5:00pm

8:00am

Awards Breakfast & URISA GISCorps Update
Meet all of the winners of 2017 URISA Awards, from Exemplary Systems in Government winners to GIS Hall of Fame inductees. 

Also hear what URISA's GISCorps has been up to. URISA’s GISCorps volunteers continue to make an impact using GIS to support projects around the world. Find out about recent missions. A program of URISA, GISCorps coordinates short term, volunteer GIS services to underprivileged communities worldwide. Services support humanitarian relief, community development, local capacity building, health and education. Since its inception in October 2003, GISCorps has deployed more than 1,000 volunteers to over 200 missions in 65 countries around the globe.
Sponsored by Consortech Solutions Inc., and NearMap US, Inc.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand 5-8, Second Level

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Boardroom 4, Third Level

10:30am

URISA Professional Education Materials (PEM-C) Committee Meeting
Interested in learning about URISA's Professional Education Materials Committee (aka PEMC) and how you might get involved? PEMC concentrates on workshops, the URISA GIS Leadership Academy and publications. Get involved!

Moderators
avatar for Jochen Albrecht

Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in resear... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Boardroom 2, Third Level

10:30am

GIS and NextGen 9-1-1 Who Knows What When and How - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
For years, the 9-1-1 community has heard that NextGen 9-1-1 is coming. But what does that mean? What is NG9-1-1? When should 9-1-1 call centers expect to start using NextGen technology? How will NG9-1-1 impact GIS? The URISA NextGen 9-1-1 Task Force, formed in 2016, presents a panel of GIS and 9-1-1 professionals to discuss the answers to these questions and more. Perspectives of the panelists range from local 9-1-1 centers to the national NextGen9-1-1 NOW Coalition. Bring your questions and hear the latest on how GIS and 9-1-1 are integrating to stay current in the ever-changing world of emergency response.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

Facilitators 
 
Sandi Stroud - NSGIC/NASNA
Kathrine Cargo, ENP, GISP - URISA NextGen 911 Task Force

PROPOSED PANELISTS

  • John Peabody, GIS Coordinator, Collier County Sheriff’s Department, Naples, FL
  • Melissa Liebert, GIS Specialist and Cartographer, Building & Planning, Wahkiakum County, WA
  • Diana Gijselaers - Solutions Engineer, Airbus DS Communications
 

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Ma... Read More →
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Sandi Stroud

National Director of Public Safety GIS, Michael Baker International
Sandi Stroud is the Public Safety GIS National Director at Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  She specializes in NG9-1-1 GIS.  In her former professional life, Sandi spent her time working in the public sector as the former GIS Coordinator for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the GIS support to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of Health and Human... Read More →

Speakers
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Trey Forgety

Director of Government Affairs, National Emergency Number Association
Trey Forgety joined NENA: The 9-1-1 Association in 2010 after two years as a Presiden-tial Management Fellow in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emer-gency Communications. During that time, he served temporarily with the Federal Com-munications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and... Read More →
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Diana Gijselaers

Solutions Engineers, Airbus DS Communications
Diana Gijselaers is a Solutions Engineer at Airbus DS Communications where she serves as a GIS and i3 Technical Liaison. Diana has over a decade of experience as GIS Analyst for a local government where she was responsible for creating accurate and elegant maps for Public Safety... Read More →
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Melissa Liebert

GIS Specialist/Cartographer, Wahkiakum County
Melissa Liebert is the Washington State NG 911 GIS Subcommittee Co-chair and is the GIS Specialist and Cartographer for the Building & Planning Department at Wahkiakum County, Washington. She sits on both National Emergency Number Association working groups under their Data Manag... Read More →
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John Peabody

GIS Coordinator, Collier County Sheriff's Office
John Peabody has been the GIS Coordinator for the Collier County Sheriff Office, Naples FL, since 2007. In this position he directly supports the 911 PSAPs for Collier County and the City of Naples. Prior to that work in IT, John worked as a software and database developer at the... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand 3, Second Level

10:30am

What do you do with your Remotely Sensed Data once you get it back to the office?
This session presents tools that you can use to become more efficient in this rapidly growing aspect of our field.

  • LiDAR: Practical Use for a Powerful Product
    Joseph Merritt, GIS Department Manager, Clinton County Ohio GIS Department, Wilmington, OH
  • Small UAS Imagery and Product Accuracy Assessment
    David Day, GISP, Executive Vice President, Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 
  • Mapping Our Way to the Commercial Use of Drones on Military Installations
    Frank McInturff, PE, Principal, EnSafe Inc., Jacksonville, FL
    Brent Klavon, Director, Commercial Drone Services, ASEC, Jacksonville, FL

Moderators
avatar for Ryan E. Bowe, GISP

Ryan E. Bowe, GISP

Aviation Phase Manager, Woolpert
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Woolpert, in Dayton, Ohio as a Phase Manager.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented, and delivered to clients.  Co-author of "Avoiding Last Minute Metadata Misery" in ArcNews Summer 2012, she stays active in her profession as a URISA Vanguard Cabinet Steering Committee member; an Early Career Professional Committee member of ASPRS; and a member of the Eastern Great Lakes Region of ASPRS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for R. David Day, GISP

R. David Day, GISP

Executive Vice President, Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc.
David Day has been at Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. for over 20 years, is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist and a GISP. He has authored and co-authored many research papers on field camera calibration and drone usage and is currently directing Keystone UAS division. He authored Keystone successful 333 exemption requests, Part 107 airspace authorizations and waiver... Read More →
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Brent Klavon

Brent Klavon is the Director of Commercial Drones at Aviation Systems Engineering Company (ASEC), a veteran-owned small business that provides manned and unmanned aviation services. Prior to entering private industry, Brent logged 3,000 pilot flight hours while serving 20 years i... Read More →
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Frank McInturff

Principal, EnSafe Inc.
Frank McInturff qualifications include a broad and deep knowledge of environmental compliance, investigation, and remediation engineering; safety risk management; and technology project management. At EnSafe, he serves in the Engineering Services Group and as Program/Project Man... Read More →
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Joseph Merritt

GIS Department Manager, Clinton County Ohio GIS Department
Joseph Merritt's education includes degrees in Elementary Education and Business Administration. He began his career in GIS in the mid-80s, before GIS was an acronym that anyone would recognize. 



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
River Terrace 2, Third Level

10:30am

GIS Strategic Planning & Implementation
GIS strategic planning for your department or organization doesn’t have to be overwhelming, but it is essential for continued sustainability and empowering your team and stakeholders. This session will present the value of GIS strategic planning, building and maintaining key stakeholder support, and implementing initiatives developed during planning efforts.

  • Lessons Learned in GIS Strategic Planning
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation, Louisville, KY
  • Strategic Planning, Team Building, and Change Management in a Global AEC Co.
    John Hurd, GISP, Geospatial Practice Leader, CH2M, Wyoming, OH
  • 2017 ESIG Award Exemplary System, Enterprise System Category: IndyVitals 
    Sharon Kandris, Associate Director, The Polis Center at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Moderators
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Product Manager, Michael Baker International
Keri is a DataMark™ Product Manager with the Michael Baker International in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Product Manager for the Michael Baker International, Ms. Brennan primarily works with the development team and clients on implementing NG911 GIS solutions for local govern... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees the operations of the GIS Services department and develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impa... Read More →
avatar for John Hurd, GISP

John Hurd, GISP

Geospatial Practice Leader, CH2M
John Hurd, GISP, is the Geospatial Practice Leader at CH2M, a global AEC company. His background includes project management, GIS management, and environmental applications of GIS.
avatar for Sharon Kandris

Sharon Kandris

Associate Director, The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Sharon Kandris is the associate director of The Polis Center at IUPUI, an applied research center with a mission to help communities become healthier and more resilient. She also directs the center’s community informatics area, which designs solutions to meet the data and info... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Clearwater, Third Level

10:30am

GISP Alphabet Soup: BOK/KSA/SME - Part I
Looking at the Body of Knowledge and focusing on specific key subject areas (KSA’s), subject matter experts will provide a fundamental overview of the knowledge areas. This will not be an in-depth dive into the mechanics of each KSA but will assist attendees in understanding the basic KSAs and where to gain further knowledge on these subject areas.

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM - Conceptual Foundations
    Gary Kent, Integrated Services Director, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
  • 11:00 – 11:30 - Cartography & Visualization
    Xan Fredericks, GISP, Cartographer/Lidar Coordinator, US Geological Survey, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 11:30 – Noon - GIS Design Aspects & Data Modeling
    Justyna Grinholc, GISP, GIS Specialist III, Fulton County, Atlanta, GA

Moderators
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Martin Roche, GISP, CEcD

CEO, GeoPlanning Services LLC
GISP, CEcD, GeoPlanning Services, Orlando, FL

Speakers
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Cartographer/Lidar Coordinator, US Geological Survey
Xan is a US Geological Survey Cartographer and is the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Geology Program. She has over 10 years of GIS experience and has disseminated over 85 lidar-derived GIS datasets with FGDC-compliant metadata. Currently, Xan is serving as the Ameri... Read More →
avatar for Justyna Grinholc

Justyna Grinholc

GIS Specialist, Fulton County Government
Justyna is a Geographic Information System Analyst in the Water Resources Department at Fulton County. She is tasked with performing sophisticated spatial analyses, developing conversion procedures and establishing specifications for the production of GIS maps to support the Coun... Read More →
avatar for Gary Kent

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 →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
St Johns, Third Level

10:30am

GIS and Enterprise Asset Management
From modeling and implementing an enterprise asset management system (EAM), GIS is at the core of the entire journey. This session will present in detail the 10-step program for implementing EAM, the technology behind EAM, the benefits of an EAM, and how it will improve decision making across the entire organization. You will also learn the key success factors for sustaining your system. If you have an interest in asset management, this session is a must-attend.

  • Implementing a GIS-based Utility Network: The Journey
    Chris Friel, GISP, Business Development Manager, Avineon, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
  • GIS Asset Management: Ronald Wastewater District & the City of Shoreline
    Clayton Putnam, GIS Analyst-Planner, Ronald Wastewater District, Shoreline, WA
  • It is your asset management data… put it to use to justify your organization’s needs
    Rocky Agbunag, MSCIS, GISP, Information Services Manager, St. Johns County, Saint Augustine, FL 
  • 2017 ESIG Award Distinguished System, Enterprise System Category: 
    Maintenance IQ

    Matthew Long, PENNDOT, Harrisburg, PA
    Nate Reck, Director of Government Solutions, GeoDecisions, Camp Hill, PA

Moderators
avatar for Elthron M. Anderson, GISP

Elthron M. Anderson, GISP

Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager, Southgate Water & Sanitation Districts
Elthron is currently the Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager for Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts. He oversees technology applications and performs varying roles in support of the goals of Asset Management. Elthron has held various positions on the RM-U... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Friel, GISP

Chris Friel, GISP

Business Development Manager, Avineon, Inc.
Mr. Friel has extensive multi-sector GIS experience and has specialized in the application of geospatial technologies for better decisions regarding the built and natural environment.
avatar for Rocky Agbunag, MSc GISP

Rocky Agbunag, MSc GISP

Information Services Manager, St. Johns County
Rocky Agbunag, MSc GISP has an extent GIS/IT professional experience and is currently the Information Services Manager at St. Johns County, Florida. He graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography emphasizing studies on Geographic Informatio... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Transportation Manager & GIS Analyst, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Matthew serves as a Transportation Manager & GIS Analyst for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, with duties including being a technical advisor for ArcGIS Online at PennDOT.  Matthew also manages the user base of an ArcGIS for Mobile application to collect field data for local roads and bridges; in conjunction with the MPO and RPOs in... Read More →
avatar for Clayton Putnam

Clayton Putnam

Planner-GIS/IT Analyst, Ronald Wastewater District
I have been active in the GIS community since 2003. Working for over 10 years at RWD in the Planning and Development Department has allowed me to develop a mature GIS for analysis, asset management, and coordination with local agencies to ensure environmental quality for Puget So... Read More →
avatar for Nate Reck

Nate Reck

Director of Government Solutions, GeoDecisions
Nate Reck, GeoDecisions' Director of Gov't Solutions, has designed and developed numerous enterprise level GIS applications and processes for DOTs and Government agencies across the United State as well as in Abu Dhabi.  Nate holds a bachelor's degree in GIS from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and has been working with GeoDecisions for over 17... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Orlando, Third Level

10:30am

Roundtable Discussion between Young Professionals and Veteran GIS’ers
A gap exists between university programs and the professional world – one which could be bridged through spreading of knowledge that might allow students and young professionals to customize their educational programs and internship experiences. This round-table discussion is a chance to bring veteran GIS'ers of the community and young GIS'ers just beginning their career together for an ever-evolving discussion around this topic.  At it's core, this discussion is meant for those at any stages in their career, but will focus on giving advice to students and young professionals. We hope this session will bring together veteran GIS’ers and young professionals to give everyone the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas. As a result, we will continue to contribute to the extensive list of questions and informational needs that will help students bridge the gap that occurs between university and career. All are invited to participate.

Panelists
Kara Utter, MSES, GIS Analyst, Dynamic Vision Mapping Services, McCall, ID
Alyssa Randall, GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC
Rui Pires, GIS Planner, Spartanburg County, Spartanburg, SC 

Moderators
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

Data Manager/Webmaster, Regional Planning Commission

Speakers
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Kara Utter, MSES

GIS Analyst, Dynamic Vision Mapping Services
I earned my masters in Environmental Science and Geospatial Analysis in December of 2014 and have been developing a base of experience as a GIS Analyst and sub-contractor for a few agencies to keep my feet in the GIS world while I try to find myself a permanent foothold in this a... Read More →
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Rui Pires

GIS Planner, Spartanburg County, SC
Rui Pires is a Senior GIS Planner for Spartanburg County Planning & Development Department . Rui is a Geographer specialized in GIS with 6 years of experience in public sector using GIS in planning and transportation projects. Mr. Pires is also a member of the Advisory Board of U... Read More →
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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa research areas of interest include conservation GIS, environmental modeling, coastal management, geostatistics, satellite image processing and environmental impact analysis. Her strong GIS background has allowed her to work on a number of exciting projects such as modeling... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
River Terrace 3, Third Level

12:00pm

Lunch on your own - Food Truck Palooza!
Lunch is on your own today. 

The Hyatt has arranged for some local food trucks to drop by. Take the opportunity to try something new and local for lunch!


Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

URISA Chapter Leaders' Forum
Head over to City Terrace 12 (across the skybridge on the 3rd floor). Each year, URISA chapter leaders meet during the annual conference. An outstanding opportunity to support emerging leaders for your chapter!

Moderators
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Geomatic Services Manager, City of Leduc
Cindy has over 20 years' professional experience in the GIS industry working with the private, pubic and academic sectors. She has spent majority of her career working within complex organizations, multi-faceted projects, diverse project teams, and political environments. Over t... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
City Terrace 12

1:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom 4, Third Level

1:30pm

URISA Policy Advisory Committee Meeting
Attend this meeting to learn about URISA's advocacy activities and get involved. 

Moderators
avatar for Glenn O'Grady

Glenn O'Grady

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

Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom 2, Third Level

1:30pm

Getting Ready for NG 9-1-1 - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
With the advent of NextGen 9-1-1, GIS has moved to the forefront of locating emergency Calls for Service (CFS). And while there has been talk of NG9-1-1 for years in the emergency response industry, most GIS professionals are relatively new to the topic. Fortunately, the GIS data preparation for NG 9-1-1 should not be too much of a stretch for GIS professionals, but it does require understanding the business case for how the data will be used by 9-1-1. Attend this session and hear from three speakers who have been performing the data prep work on the GIS side in order to transition more smoothly to the NG9-1-1 environment.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • Overcoming GIS Challenges of Transitioning to Next Generation 9-1-1
    Dave Peck, Sales Director/GIS, West Safety Services, Huntington Beach , CA
    Peter White, GISP, Sr. Product Manager, West Corporation, Safety Services Division, Longmont, CO
  • Tomorrow\'s 911, Today: Washington State\'s Journey to NG911
    Melissa Liebert, GIS Specialist/Cartographer, Wahkiakum County, Washington, Cathlamet, WA
  • Preparing for NextGen911 - A Regional Approach
    Wendy Peloquin, GISP, Account Manager, GISinc., Jacksonville, FL

Moderators
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Ian Von Essen

Ian Von Essen, Spokane County
Ian is currently the GIS Manager for Spokane County, a position he has held for the past 26 years. Spokane County’s GIS Program has twice been given ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS award (2000, 2006) and cited as Outstanding GIS Program (2000) by the Washington Chapter URISA (Urban... Read More →

Speakers
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Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
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Melissa Liebert

GIS Specialist/Cartographer, Wahkiakum County
Melissa Liebert is the Washington State NG 911 GIS Subcommittee Co-chair and is the GIS Specialist and Cartographer for the Building & Planning Department at Wahkiakum County, Washington. She sits on both National Emergency Number Association working groups under their Data Manag... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand 3, Second Level

1:30pm

Web Mapping/Local Government - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
The increasingly popular ArcGIS Online platform allows local governments the ability to increase efficiencies by improving exposure to spatial data and virtually eliminating the need for face to face interactions. This track will focus on various implementations of ArcGIS Online in local government including land and property record searches, field data collection, and an introduction to cartography practices as they apply to web mapping.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • 2017 ESIG Award Exemplary System, Enterprise System Category: Integration & Innovation at Racine County: Building a GIS that Opens Doors for the Enterprise and Beyond
    Tyson Fettes, Register of Deeds, Racine County, Wisconsin
  • ArcGIS Online Adventures: One County’s  Story
    Amy Hunter, GISP, GIS Analyst, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
    Robert Drow, GISP, GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
  • Next Generation Property Search using AGOL
    Natalie Harris, Bruce Harris & Associates Inc., Batavia, IL
  • Which Field Data Collection App Should I Use?
    Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP, Geospatial Technical Director, HDR, Orlando, FL

Moderators
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John Nolte

Infrastructure Support Services, City of Westminster
I am the Asset Management Lead for the City of Westminster, in Westminster, CO. Previously I was the GIS Coordinator for the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, SC and Technical Manager in the Geophysics division of Zapata Inc, a private engineering consulting firm.

Speakers
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Tyson Fettes

Register of Deeds, Racine County
Tyson Fettes is the Register of Deeds at Racine County, Wis. Tyson has a long standing passion for public service, having held his first elected position at age 21 as a member of Burlington Town Board. Tyson’s role as Register of Deeds is atypical – as well as the Register of... Read More →
avatar for Amy Hunter, GISP

Amy Hunter, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orange County Government
Amy Hunter currently works for Orange County Government as a GIS Analyst. She attended the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in Environmental Studies. Mrs. Hunter has eight years of GIS experience in both the public and private sector.
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Robert Drow, GISP

GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government
Bob Drow is a GIS Supervisor in the Community and Environmental Services Department of Orange County Government. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources. Bob has been with Orange County for 14 years using GIS in... Read More →
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Michael Gilbrook, GISP

Geospatial Technology Director, HDR
Michael has a B.S. in Limnology, an M.S. in Biological Science and a PhD in Applied Conservation Biology from the University of Central Florida. He has over 30 years of experience using GIS for regional planning, transportation planning and environmental impact assessment in both... Read More →
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Natalie Harris

GIS Client Relations Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates
Natalie graduated with a degree in Archaeology from Cornell University and began as an Intelligence Analyst at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. She has spent most of her career as a geospatial analyst for Federal Government Agencies, including the Joint IED Defense O... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
River Terrace 2, Third Level

1:30pm

Building Your Team
Whether you are currently a manager or leader in your organization, or if you are preparing for that next step, how we interact with our GIS team, non-GIS staff, and other stakeholders is equally important to the technical aspects of your GIS career. This session will provide examples of how to effectively promote and align your organization on the path to success. These are just a few of the topics covered in the URISA Leadership Academy – get an intro before registering for the full ULA!

  • GIS and HR Partnering for Success
    Louis Schoolkate, GISP, County GIS Coordinator, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
  • Communicating Effectively with your Geospatial Research Team
    Allison Bailey, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis, University of North Georgia, Cumming, GA
  • GIS Team Building & Staff Retention
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation, Louisville, KY
    Melisa Caric Lee, GISP, President, Compass Rose GIS, Oceanside, CA 

Moderators
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James Armstong

Partner, Spatial-Relationships
James Armstrong is a near 30 year veteran of the GIS industry. Having obtain his Masters Degree in GIS from NC State in 2012, last year he retired from public service as the Richmond County Director of GIS to open Spatial-Relationships, a GIS Consultant firm, with his wife (and f... Read More →

Speakers
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Allison Bailey

Associate Professor, University of North Georgia
Dr. Bailey is an associate professor of environmental studies and GIS at the University of North Georgia Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis. Her specialty is Environmental Communication where she seeks ways to involve the community into data collection and rep... Read More →
avatar for Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

President, Compass Rose GIS
Melisa Lee, GISP has been working in the GIS industry for over 16 years. As a graduate from San Diego State University's Geography program, Melisa has worked for several public and private companies specializing in Environmental, Transportation, and Engineering using GIS. She has... Read More →
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Louis Schoolkate, GISP

County GIS Coordinator, Orange County Government
Louis has directed the GIS program for Orange County Florida since 2006 where his 18 staff are responsible for providing GIS analysis services, mapping , application development, and GIS data maintenance for Orange County Government which has over 7000 staff serving a populatio... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees the operations of the GIS Services department and develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impa... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Clearwater, Third Level

1:30pm

The Practice of Geospatial Leadership
Understanding the value of geospatial information and the power of spatial thinking will transform you from a geospatial analyst to a geospatial leader. This session will be a hands-on workshop to learn about the qualities and skills needed to lead geospatial information organizations into achieving extraordinary results and how to tap into your own potential to be that kind of visionary and impactful leader. 
  • John Wilson, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Moderators
avatar for Dianne Haley

Dianne Haley

CEO, DMH GIS Consulting
Dianne has worked in the field of automated mapping and GIS for 40 years. She retired in 2011 after 8 years in the position of Enterprise GIS Services Lead at what is now the Alberta Energy Regulator, where she was responsible for the implementation and coordination on an Enterprise GIS Program. Previously she worked for The City of Calgary for 21 years where she introduced GIS to the corporation and was involved in the implementation of the enterprise GIS environment. Dianne has served on the URISA Board of Directors in several roles including President. She has... Read More →

Speakers
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John Wilson

Professor & Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
Dr. John P. Wilson is Professor of Spatial Sciences and Sociology in the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science with adjunct appointments as Professor in the School of Architecture and in the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Departments o... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
River Terrace 3, Third Level

1:30pm

GISP Alphabet Soup: BOK/KSA/SME - Part II
Looking at the Body of Knowledge and focusing on specific key subject areas (KSA’s), subject matter experts will provide a fundamental overview of the knowledge areas. This will not be an in-depth dive into the mechanics of each KSA but will assist attendees in understanding the basic KSAs and where to gain further knowledge on these subject areas.


  • 1:30 – 2:00 - GIS Analytical Methods
    Dr. Jochen Albrecht, Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY
  • 2:00 – 2:30 - Data Manipulation
    Carl Anderson, GISP, New Light Technologies, Bradenton, FL
  • 2:30 – 3:00 - Geospatial Data
    Al Karlin, GISP, Senior GIS Scientist, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL

Moderators
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Martin Roche, GISP, CEcD

CEO, GeoPlanning Services LLC
GISP, CEcD, GeoPlanning Services, Orlando, FL

Speakers
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Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, Newlight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence and GIS operations. Over his GIS career, he has been involved in building systems and interoperability for Emergency Management, Addressing, Cadastre, Taxation and other administrative government records systems. He has been involved as a contributor and user in Open Source projects since the early... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
St Johns, Third Level

1:30pm

Spatial Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems
GIS technology is increasingly delivering the core capabilities of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) delivering efficiencies and increasing effectiveness. ITS goes beyond traditional transportation routing and includes mobile data collection, predictive modeling, leveraging demographic data, among many others. Attend this session and learn how GIS is delivering results in ITS.

  • Experience with GIS at the Regional Transit Authority
    Shannon Haney, GISP, Intelligent Transportation Systems Coordinator, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Tampa, FL
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Using GIS
    Hersh Singh, Principal Analyst, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL
    Brad Thompson, Manager - Data Services & Analytics, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL
  • Juxtaposition of T.NC. Performance Data Relative to Classic Paratransit
    Zev Naiditch, General Manager, Transportation America, Miami, FL
 

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Behnke, GISP

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Haney, GISP

Shannon Haney, GISP

Intelligent Transportation Systems Coordinator, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
Shannon D. Haney, GISP is a GIS professional and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Coordinator at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) in Tampa, Florida. He has an extensive background supporting industries such as transportation, environmental, civil, and m... Read More →
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Zev Naiditch

General Manager, Transportation America
Originally from St. Paul Minnesota, Zev Naiditch has close to 20 years of Paratransit experience. He currently works as the Paratransit General Manager, in a program that performs approximately 6,000 trips per day. Holding a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems, he... Read More →
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Hersh Singh

Principal Analyst - Data Services & Analytics, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Hersh Singh has a B.A. in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis. He also has a Master Degree in Urban Planning & Policy from UIC where he was also a research assistant at the Urban Transportation Center. He has been working in public transit for e... Read More →
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Brad Thompson

Manager - Data Services & Analytics, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Brad Thompson is the Manager of Data Services and Analytics at the Regional Transportation Authority in Chicago, Il. He has a B.S. in Applied Geography from the Illinois State University. He has been working in public transit with an emphasis in GIS for over 25 years. Prior to th... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Orlando, Third Level

3:00pm

4:00pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom 4, Third Level

4:00pm

URISA NextGen 911 Task Force & Address Standards Working Group Joint Meeting
NG911 is a hot topic and Address Standards are always important. 
Attend this meeting to discuss future outreach and education initiatives of the groups. 

This is your chance to get involved!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom 2, Third Level

4:00pm

The Role of GIS in Hurricane Damage Assessment - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
When Hurricane Matthew roiled along the eastern Florida coast in October, 2016, it was all hands on deck in the cities of Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Although the storm did not come ashore in Florida, high winds and an approximately ten foot high storm surge caused major flooding and extensive damage to transportation infrastructure.  When Hurricane Irma hit in 2017, the City of Jacksonville and St. Augustine were able to incorporate lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew in their response.  Attend this session and hear about how city and county governments relied on GIS data and analytics to facilitate their response and recovery efforts.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.0 AICP credits

  • GIS Hurricane Systems – The Response to “Irma"
    Stephen Herczeg, GISP, GIS Manager, City of Jacksonville, ITD/JaxGIS, Jacksonville, FL
  • Surviving Hurricane Matthew’s impact is one thing… responding to an emergency event using a GIS-Centric Platform and high-speed asset management decision making is another
    Rocky Agbunag, MSCIS, GISP, Information Services Manager, St. Johns County, Saint Augustine, FL

Moderators
avatar for Alyssa Randall

Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa research areas of interest include conservation GIS, environmental modeling, coastal management, geostatistics, satellite image processing and environmental impact analysis. Her strong GIS background has allowed her to work on a number of exciting projects such as modeling... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rocky Agbunag, MSc GISP

Rocky Agbunag, MSc GISP

Information Services Manager, St. Johns County
Rocky Agbunag, MSc GISP has an extent GIS/IT professional experience and is currently the Information Services Manager at St. Johns County, Florida. He graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography emphasizing studies on Geographic Informatio... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Herczeg, GISP

Stephen Herczeg, GISP

GIS Manager, City of Jacksonville
I have been serving as the GIS manager for the City of Jacksonville for the last 10 years where I have been: | o Managing GIS for the City with a staff of 8 and $1.0+M budget | o Responsible for developing GIS applications, maintaining 50 applications, and providing GIS supp... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 3, Second Level

4:00pm

Managing Information in an Enterprise Context
Leveraging an enterprise GIS system can be very successful for your organization. It can also be quite costly. Learn how one organization made the change from an outdated system to an enterprise GIS integrating design and standards, implementing field tools and branding, and utilizing an ESRI Enterprise Agreement to its full extent. This session will also explore how a City can work through the Census process, see the financial benefits and can find the funding to build an enterprise system through the data.  While on the topic of data, the final presentation will discuss ways to approach data management with policies, guidelines, and data quality frameworks.

  • Out With the Old: Implementing a Modern County Enterprise GIS
    Greg Galarneau, Business Development Manager, Pro-West & Associates, Walker, MN
  • What Does LUCA Mean to Your Community & How Can GIS Help?
    Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP, Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC, Boca Raton, FL
  • Metro Spatial Patterns of Firm Locations as a Self-Organizing System Over Time
    Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • Automation of GIS Data Integration at Region of Niagara
    Lesley MacKenzie, Consortech Solutions, Brossard, QC Canada

Moderators
avatar for Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman

Enterprise Services Manager, Oregon Metro
Robert Kirkman is the Enterprise Services Manager at Oregon Metro. He directs the team that develops, manages, and delivers key Metro data through the web and mobile. Over the last 20 years, he's worked in the public, private, and research sectors, utilizing and directing diffe... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Galarneau

Greg Galarneau

Business Development Manager, Pro-West & Associates
With a background in robotics and industrial automation, Greg brings a unique and valuable perspective to Pro-West’s clients. Working with Pro-West’s GIS land records experts, he uses this background to generate creative solutions to challenges experienced by government organ... Read More →
avatar for Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Research Fellow, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling is a Senior Fellow in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Kent State University, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, and is a certified Geographic Information Systems (G... Read More →
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP

Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP

Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC
Randal Krejcarek has 30 years experience implementing and managing Enterprise GIS in local government. He currently works for Spatial Focus. LLC.  Prior to joining Spatial Focus he Krejcarek lead Delray Beach, FL Environmental Services Department as its Director and City Enginee... Read More →
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Lesley MacKenzie

GIS Applications Specialist, Consortech Solutions Inc.
Lesley MacKenzie graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. She is passionate about geomatics and has been working in the field for over 15 years. Her main focus is leveraging ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) with the context of data workflow and process optimization. At Consortech, Lesley provides consulting, training and solution design services on various GIS and IT platforms including Safe... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
River Terrace 2, Third Level

4:00pm

GIS Professional Ethics: Guiding Your Practice
As a GIS Professional, your actions must be guided by professional ethics. This session will discuss ethical practice and talk specifically about the GISP Code of Ethics.

  • GIS Ethics and Growing the Profession
    David DiBiase, GISP, CMS, Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri, Redlands, CA 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in resear... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

GISP, Esri, Redlands, CA


Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St Johns, Third Level

4:00pm

ADA Compliance and Increasing Child Safety - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
In Orange County (FL) a tragedy involving a 4 year old hit by a vehicle crashing into a day care center caused an immediate review of all similar facilities to determine if they were in high risk traffic areas. GIS was utilized to determine proximity to busy roads, higher speed limits, etc. This in depth analysis led to legislative action requiring the installation of Safety Barriers.See how Baltimore County (MD) used ArcGIS Model Builder to help determine if the County was in compliance with eh American with Disabilities Act (AD). With over 2400 miles of sidewalks, manually collecting detailed compliance information would be costly and time-consuming. Learn how the County used GIS to identify and evaluate areas that were in compliance or required remediation.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.0 AICP credits
  • Increasing Child Safety with GIS
    Dean Salmons, GISP, GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
  • Sidewalk Analysis for ADA Compliance
    Douglas Adams, GISP, DPW GIS Program Manager, Baltimore County Department of Public Works, Towson, MD

Moderators
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Brad Thompson

Manager - Data Services & Analytics, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Brad Thompson is the Manager of Data Services and Analytics at the Regional Transportation Authority in Chicago, Il. He has a B.S. in Applied Geography from the Illinois State University. He has been working in public transit with an emphasis in GIS for over 25 years. Prior to th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Adams, GISP

Doug Adams, GISP

DPW GIS Program Manager, Baltimore County Department of Public Works
Douglas M. Adams, GISP, is the Engineering GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland Department of Public Works.  Doug is an instructor at the University of Minnesota Morris Wind STEP program, a two-week study in alternative energy, where he teaches GIS and mentors stud... Read More →
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Dean Salmons, GISP

GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government
Dean Salmons is a supervisor with Orange County, Florida.  He has a masters degree from UCF in Public Administration and a bachelors degree in Geography from Florida State University.



Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Orlando, Third Level

4:00pm

Capitalizing on URISA Resources for Professional Growth
URISA offers many resources and opportunities for members at any stage in their careers to learn from each other. This session will focus on developing important non-technical skills such as collaboration, communication, and conflict resolution, and how to chart a course for the future.

  • Growing Importance of Soft Skills (GISS)
    Billy Moore, GISP, GIS/Engineering Technician, Shelby Energy Cooperative, Shelbyville, KY
  • With a Little Help From Our Friends: Real Life Mentoring through URISA Resources
    Ryan Bowe, GISP, Phase Manager/Aviation, Woolpert, Dayton, OH
    Mike Zoltek, LS, CP, CFedS, GISP, Senior Project Manager, Woolpert, Orlando, FL 

Moderators
avatar for Martha Wells

Martha Wells

addresses

Speakers
avatar for Mike Zoltek, GISP, PLS, CP

Mike Zoltek, GISP, PLS, CP

Senior Project Manager, Woolpert
Mike is a Licensed Professional Surveyor, Certified Photogrammetrist and Geographic Information Systems Professional with over 25 years’ of Geospatial experience who holds active Surveying/Photogrammetry registrations in 24 states, as well as being a Nevada State Water-Right Su... Read More →
avatar for Billy Moore, GISP

Billy Moore, GISP

GIS/Engineering Technician, Shelby Energy Cooperative
William "Billy" Moore, GISP works for Shelby Energy Cooperative, in Shelbyville, Kentucky as a GIS/Engineering Technician. He previously served on the URISA Vanguard Cabinet from 2014-2015. He is passionate and excited about all things Geospatial. Billy has a BSc in GIS Scien... Read More →
avatar for Ryan E. Bowe, GISP

Ryan E. Bowe, GISP

Aviation Phase Manager, Woolpert
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Woolpert, in Dayton, Ohio as a Phase Manager.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented, and delivered to clients.  Co-author of "Avoiding Last Minute Metadata Misery" in ArcNews Summer 2012, she stays active in her profession as a URISA Vanguard Cabinet Steering Committee member; an Early Career Professional Committee member of ASPRS; and a member of the Eastern Great Lakes Region of ASPRS... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
River Terrace 3, Third Level

4:00pm

Jumpstart Your Personal Branding
Learn how to craft an impactful resume, a compelling elevator pitch, and a preliminary networking strategy in this interactive workshop. Bring your resume and your willingness to roll up your sleeves to take away practical tips on presenting yourself effectively to potential employers and other important decision makers.

  • Susan Kamei, Managing Director, University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA 

Moderators
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, Cyclomedia
High Resolution Street-level Imagery

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan Kamei oversees the daily operations of the Institute's undergraduate and graduate academic programs and research initiatives. Her expertise in higher education administration in... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Clearwater, Third Level

6:00pm

Conference Social Event - How Sweet It Is!
We're heading to Sweet Pete's for food (heavy appetizers), drink, candy-making demonstrations and fun! 

Re-live your childhood candy fantasies with your GIS pals and pick up some treats to bring home to your family and staff! Remember, Halloween is right around the corner!

It's an easy walk to Sweet Pete's (400 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202).

Wednesday October 25, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sweet Pete's 400 N. Hogan Street Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
Thursday, October 26
 

7:30am

8:00am

GIS-Pro 2017 Registration Hours
Thursday October 26, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am

8:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Boardroom 4, Third Level

8:30am

Committee Meeting Room Available
Let URISA HQ know if you need to schedule a meeting for committee business!

Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Boardroom 2, Third Level

8:30am

Damage Assessment: Tools to Help You be Prepared - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
When extreme weather or other natural disasters hit a region, having a clear view of the extent and types of damage is critical for effective emergency response. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the use of timely oblique imagery and on-line GIS damage assessment tools provided emergency responders the abilities to see the damage, rate the storm’s impact, and communicate to the public the progress of recovery. Specific case studies of impacted areas in northern Florida will be presented. 

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • Using Oblique Imagery for Hurricane Damage Assessment
    Carl Decator, Senior District Manager, EagleView, Odessa, FL
    Fred Morawietz, Appraisal Supervisor II, Volusia County, DeLand, FL 
  • Damage Assessment and the GIS Connection
    Keri Brennan, GISP, Sr. GIS Consultant,  Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in resear... Read More →

Speakers
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Carl Decator

Senior District Manager, EagleView
Carl Decator is the Senior District Manager for Eagleview Technology, selling Pictometry Imagery within Florida for the past 12 years. Mr. Decator has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BSBA from Bowling Green State University.
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Keri Brennan, GISP

Product Manager, Michael Baker International
Keri is a DataMark™ Product Manager with the Michael Baker International in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Product Manager for the Michael Baker International, Ms. Brennan primarily works with the development team and clients on implementing NG911 GIS solutions for local govern... Read More →



Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand 3, Second Level

8:30am

Finding what you are looking for.....
Using geospatial tools to find what you are looking for and perhaps something unexpected.  Looking at change detection, forest canopy assessment, and opportunities created by city owned properties.

  • 2017 ESIG Distinguished System, Single Process System Category:
    City of New Bern NC - Finding New Homes for Abandoned Properties
    Alice C. Wilson, AICP, GISP, GIS Coordinator, City of New Bern,  NC
  • The LandsatFACT Project: Change Detection Methods for Forest Cover
    Charles (cob) Bailey, GISS, AESA, RF. CA, GIS Coordinator, Georgia Forestry Comission, Gainesville, GA
  • Statewide Canopy Assessment of Georgia Using Feature Analyst
    Allison Bailey, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis, University of North Georgia, Cumming, GA
    Andrew Hilliard, Student, Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis, University of North Georgia, Cumming, GA

Moderators
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George formed Spatial Alternatives fifteen years ago with the goal of helping communities use GIS technology to enhance public participation in planning issues. She has extensive experience working with municipal and environmental GIS application. Judy has specialized... Read More →

Speakers
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Allison Bailey

Associate Professor, University of North Georgia
Dr. Bailey is an associate professor of environmental studies and GIS at the University of North Georgia Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis. Her specialty is Environmental Communication where she seeks ways to involve the community into data collection and rep... Read More →
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Charles "cob" Bailey, GISS, AESA, RF. CA

GIS Coordinator, Georgia Forestry Commission
cob is a Registered Forester, Certified Arborist, and qualified GIS Specialist (GISS) in the National Incident Command System. He has degrees in Computer Science, Forestry, and Applied Environmental Spatial Analysis. He has been employed with the Georgia Forestry Commission for a... Read More →
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Andrew Hilliard

Student, University of North Georgia
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Alice C. Wison

GIS Coordinator, City of New Bern
GIS Coordinator/Manager for the City of New Bern NC for 17 years and the City of Durham NC as a Planner/GIS Analysts for 8 years. Involved in GIS and Planning since 1991. | BS in Urban and Regional Planning Minor in Geography from East Carolina University (ECU). MGIST from NC... Read More →



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

8:30am

Your Systems Administrator Needs to Attend this Session: A Tech Track for GIS
With all the new technology and the increasing shift to an online presence it is more important than ever to make the technology work best for you. Did you ever try to figure out how best to utilize web technologies or track the use of maps and data across your organization? How about building models for critical emergency services? This session will cover tools to track usage, metrics used in planning, the challenges and benefits of publishing web services, and advanced technology for managing efficiency for emergency response. If you are involved in any form of the technology behind the data, this is the session to attend.

  • Using Spatially Explicit Simulations for EMS Vehicle Dispatch Planning
    Arjun Dongre, GIS Software Systems Engineer, Catawba County, Newton, NC
  • Best Practices for Publishing Map Services
    Anna Verrill, GISP, Senior Geospatial Analyst, The Baldwin Group, Inc., Charleston, SC
  • GIS System Tracking How To
    Jaclyn Cardillo, Software Engineer, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

Moderators
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Robert Kirkman

Enterprise Services Manager, Oregon Metro
Robert Kirkman is the Enterprise Services Manager at Oregon Metro. He directs the team that develops, manages, and delivers key Metro data through the web and mobile. Over the last 20 years, he's worked in the public, private, and research sectors, utilizing and directing diffe... Read More →

Speakers
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Jaclyn Cardillo

Software Engineer, City of Columbus
Jaclyn Cardillo is a software engineer with the City of Columbus. She specializes in application development, database administration and server management. Jaclyn is passionate about local government and finding innovative solutions leveraging GIS. In her spare time she enjoys b... Read More →
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Arjun Dongre

GIS Software Systems Engineer, Catawba County
Arjun Dongre is a Geospatial Software Systems Engineer for Catawba County. Having a BS in Environmental Science and a Master's Degree in Geography with a GIS Concentration, Arjun bounced around the Mountain West looking to start his GIS Career, but ended up closer to family back... Read More →
avatar for Anna Verrill, GISP

Anna Verrill, GISP

Senior Geospatial Analyst, The Baldwin Group, Inc.
Anna Verrill is the Data Manager for MarineCadastre.gov. She manages the data and maps as well as coordinating updates on a monthly basis. She has been with The Baldwin Group at NOAA Office for Coastal Management in Charleston since April 2012. Anna has a Bachelor’s degree from... Read More →



Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
River Terrace 2, Third Level

8:30am

Advocating for the Profession
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
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

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 →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

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

8:30am

GISP: Practice Makes Perfect
Hopefully, after the past couple of days, you're feeling more prepared to tackle GISP Certification and the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam®. 

To help you prepare, GISCI has introduced a practice exam for potential designees to get a ‘feel’ for the exam components. Attend this session for a quick overview of the process and then take the test (paper copy). 



Speakers
avatar for Bill Hodge GISP

Bill Hodge GISP

Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute
As a non-academic geographer with a degree in Chemistry, a Masters in Theology, a GIS Certificate from Penn State, and being a 2018 MGIS Candidate in their online program, while holding a GISP Certification since 2010, I am interested in and intrigued by all things geospatial... Read More →


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

8:30am

Thinking About Graduate School?
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:
  • Wendy Peloquin, GISP, Account Manager, GISInc., Jacksonville, FL 
  • 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
  • Amber Bloechle, MS, GISP, Director at University of West Florida GIS, Pensacola, Florida
 
 

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
avatar for Daniel Behnke, GISP

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, PhD

Associate Director of Professional Education, NC State University Center for Geospatial Analytics
Eric currently serves as the Associate Director of Professional Education in the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. He is also the director of NC State's Professional Masters degree in GIST and Graduate Certificate programs. Much of his work centers on curri... Read More →



Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
River Terrace 3, Third Level

10:30am

Closing Keynote: 3-2-1 Launch, 21st Century Kennedy Space Center GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.0

WIN A PRIZE! Everyone attending this session will receive a raffle ticket for prizes to be drawn at the close of the conference. In addition to a fantastic closing keynote, win an awesome prize!

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.0 AICP credits

3-2-1 Launch, 21st Century Kennedy Space Center GIS

Join Glenn Walters as he takes us on a “spatial” mission as he shares his insight on GIS work at the Kennedy Space Center. With the advent of commercial space, the Kennedy Space Center has been evolving from a single launch program into a multi-tenant, multi-use spaceport.  To serve the future needs of the KSC user-base, GIS will also need to evolve.

Glenn will share the following KSC GIS highlights during this transition:

  • User Expectations vs Reality, Migrating to a high-accuracy GIS
  • This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land – Visualizing Property Administration
  • Adding Temporal Operations Data brings GIS to Life
  • Going Mobile, Empowering the workforce with GIS in the field


Hear how KSC continues to evolve from mylar and drawing based-data to a high-accuracy GIS.  Using the latest ArcGIS platforms now provides the basis for multiple user groups to be able to visualize, and collaborate with GIS viewers configured with specific tools and features.  KSC’s GeoSpatial Integrated Master Schedule (GeoSIMS) web viewer was developed to serve as an intuitive situational awareness and planning tool.  A simple, intuitive interface provides the end user with their proximity to any impactful KSC operations on a day-by-day basis.

Another aspect in KSC’s evolution is transitioning field processes and a workforce culture from paper maps and clipboards to tablets and smartphones.  KSC’s GIS have been deployed to answer the needs of everyone from your basic GIS to advanced Users. 

This must attend Closing Keynote will not disappoint.


Speakers
avatar for Glenn Walters, PMP

Glenn Walters, PMP

GIS and Site Planning Supervisor, Kennedy Space Center
Glenn Walters is the GIS and Site Planning Supervisor where he manages KSC’s infrastructure GIS data maintenance and Site Planning and Excavation Permit processes. Mr. Walters has over 20 years of IT Application and Project Management experience providing solutions for numerous... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand 5-8, Second Level

11:30am

URISA Annual Business Meeting

URISA Annual Business Meeting

Hear from URISA Board officers about the Board's activities over the past year, actions taken, and exciting plans for the future. Meet the new members elected to the URISA Board.


Moderators
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

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 →

Thursday October 26, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm

12:30pm

URISA Board of Directors’ Meeting
Matthews Room (Suite 4104 - 4th Floor)

The URISA International Board of Directors meets this afternoon to discuss the year ahead. 
Teresa Townsend begins her Presidential term and four newly-elected Board members join the Board during this meeting!

Moderators
avatar for Teresa Townsend

Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 25 years of experience with an extensive multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tool... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Matthews Room