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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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Sunday, October 22
 

8:00am

URISA Board of Directors' Meeting
The URISA International Board of Directors meets this morning to discuss progress on the organization's strategic initiatives and the year ahead. 

Moderators
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

Tripp Corbin, GISP

President, eGIS Associates, Inc.
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 →

Sunday October 22, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
Clearwater

12:00pm

1:00pm

URISA Committee Coordination Meeting

A few years ago, URISA scheduled committee meetings throughout the conference program, but that meant that many of URISA's great volunteers are unable to attend the educational sessions. So we now organize one big room so that all committees can meet in small groups on Sunday afternoon and report their activities and needs to their colleagues and leadership, so everyone hears the same thing.

Interested members who wish to find out more about committee activities are also encouraged to attend to discover opportunities within the organization.


Sunday October 22, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Clearwater

6:00pm

Young Professional Patio Meet & Greet

Get to know your young professional colleagues and members of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet! 

'Meet and Greet' on the patio of Burrito Gallery for drinks or food or both! It's less than a 10-minute walk from the Hyatt and a great way to start developing your conference connections early.

Burrito Gallery, 21 E Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202 burritogallery.com (904) 598-2922

Sunday October 22, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Burrito Gallery 21 E Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
Monday, October 23
 

7:30am

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
River Terrace 2

8:30am

NextGen 9-1-1 & GIS Workflow (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 3.5
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


Speakers
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 →

Workshop Instructors
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
  • Host Organization URISA

8:30am

Committee Meeting Room Available
Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Boardroom 2

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  

Speakers
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

Tripp Corbin, GISP

President, eGIS Associates, Inc.
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 →

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 →


Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Daytona

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 
Clare Brown, GISP, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA

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 →
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

Data Manager/Webmaster, Regional Planning Commission


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

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

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
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Steven Lehr

Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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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 →
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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 →


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

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, The Schneider Corporation, 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

Sr. GIS Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM... 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

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

Speakers
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
River Terrace 2

5:00pm

Speed Networking: Maptionary
Really informal, come hang out for a bit. If you know the game Memory, then you already understand the game of Maptionary! Draw a map, meet some new GIS pals and make a plan for the evening

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

7:30pm

Geocache/Poker Crawl
Monday October 23, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 24
 

7:00am

URISA Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting
Annual gathering for URISA's esteemed Past Presidents during the conference.

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

7:30am

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, Inc.
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 →
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 →
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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 4/5

10:00am

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

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 

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 Wansoo Im, PhD

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

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

Speakers
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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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
Clearwater

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
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 →

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
Grand 6

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 
 

Speakers
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Bill Hodge GISP

Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute
As a non-acedemic 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, Inc.
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
Grand 8

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
  • Navy Base 911 Addressing Data released to Public and Industry
    Marvin Garland, GISP, Technical Project Leader III, C4ISR Business Unit, Serco Inc., Reston, VA

Speakers
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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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Marvin Garland, GISP

Technical Project Lead III, Serco
Marvin Garland, GISP is a geospatial professional with more than twenty years of experience in the design, implementation, and communication of highly successful enterprise geospatial solutions. Implementations include local, state, and federal government arenas, as well as priva... 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
St Johns

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 Collier, 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
Grand 7

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch & Vendor Spark
Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 4/5

2:00pm

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

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

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

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
Clearwater

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 

Speakers
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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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

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 

Speakers
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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
Grand 6

2:00pm

Your Career as a GISP: From Start to Finish
Learn how to complete the GISP® application and portfolio. Then hear valuable tips and tricks for preparing to take the exam.

Congratulations, you’re a GISP! Your work has just begun as a GIS Professional. It’s important to continue to develop professionally and also educate others about our profession. The second part of this session explores creative (and fun) ways that GISPs are stepping up and giving back to the profession. Your stories will be included.

  • Your Career as a GISP: From Start to Finish
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Dacula, GA 
  • GISP Exam Cram Session
    Keri Brennan, GISP, The Schneider Corporation, 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

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 →
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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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Tripp Corbin, GISP

President, eGIS Associates, Inc.
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

Sr. GIS Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand 8

2:00pm

Regional Addresses for 9-1-1
The single most-used piece of information collected about you is your address. Where you are if you call for help should not be a multiple choice option. 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.

  • 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
  • Preparing for NextGen911 - A Regional Approach
    David Wray, GIS Manager, Roanoke County, Roanoke, VA
    Wendy Peloquin, GISP, Account Manager, GISinc., Jacksonville, FL 

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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Colleen Sharpe, GISP

Senior Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC
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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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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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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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David Wray

GIS Manager, Roanoke County
David Wray joined Roanoke County, VA in 2012 bringing over 23 years of IT/GIS experience, having worked with the Department of Defense, National Defense University, Department of Homeland Security, USDA and ANSER.



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

2:00pm

2017 Geospatial Student Competition

URISA and the Young Professionals Vanguard Cabinet are pleased to showcase the finalists in the 2017 Geospatial Student Competition. 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.


Speakers
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URISA Vanguard Cabinet

The Vanguard Cabinet (VC), a URISA initiative, is an advisory board made up of passionate, young geospatial professionals who strive to engage young practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the ge... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand 7

3:30pm

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, The Schneider Corporation, 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

Moderators
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 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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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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Keri Brennan, GISP

Sr. GIS Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM... Read More →
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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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Clayton Putnam

Planner-GIS/IT Analyst, Ronald Wastewater District
12 years in GIS field, 10 years as Planner/GIS Analyst at RWD, GIS consulting in China 2006
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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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Scott Warner

Public Safety GIS/ 9-1-1 Specialist, Bay County Emergency Services
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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 4/5

4:00pm

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

Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom 2

5:00pm

8:00pm

Open Evening Networking Events
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
Grand Foyer

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.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand 4/5

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall - Grand 1/2/3

10:30am

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

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

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
  • Using Low-cost UAVs for Reliable Spatial Information:  Demonstration and Validate
    Ahmed Elaksher, Assistant Professor , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
  • 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

Speakers
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Ahmed Elaksher, Dr.

Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University
Ahmed Elaksher is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the College of Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona. He also worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science at The Ohio State University and h... Read More →
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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
Clearwater

10:30am

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
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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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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 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand 6

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

Speakers
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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 →
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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 →
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Gary Kent

Gary Kent is a Professional Surveyor registered in Indiana and Michigan. He is in his 28th year with The Schneider Corporation, a Surveying, GIS and Consulting Engineering firm based in Indianapolis. Gary is in his third term on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Su... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand 8

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 - NENA
  • Trey Forgety - Director of Government Affairs, NENA

 


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
St Johns

10:30am

GIS and Enterprise Asset Management
From modeling and implementing a utility 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. After implementing, there are key success factors for sustaining your system – attend and learn how. 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
    Anil Jayavarapu, Enterprise Architect, Avineon, Inc., McLean, VA
  • 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
  • Automation of GIS Data Integration at Region of Niagara
    Lesley MacKenzie, Consortech Solutions, Brossard, Quebec, Canada

Speakers
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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 →
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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.
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Anil Jayavarapu

Director, Software Solutions, Avineon, Inc.
Anil has over 20 years of management and technical consulting experience in assisting utility companies with planning, deploying, and supporting enterprise software applications leveraging technology platforms such as GIS, BPM, CRM, ECM, and ERP. | | He is a certified projec... 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 →
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Clayton Putnam

Planner-GIS/IT Analyst, Ronald Wastewater District
12 years in GIS field, 10 years as Planner/GIS Analyst at RWD, GIS consulting in China 2006


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

10:30am

Bridging the Gap Between University and Career - Continuing the Conversation
A gap exists between university programs and the professional world – one which could be bridged through spreading of knowledge that might allow students to customize their educational programs and experiences. The URISA Vanguard Cabinet has created a blog (http://urisavc.wixsite.com/urisa-vc) dedicated to outreach for students and young professionals which will include answers to Frequently Asked Questions based on information gathered from this round-table discussion/session. This focus-group session will be a continuation of the ever-evolving discussion around this topic and is meant for those at all 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 bridge the gap that occurs between university and career.

Panelists TBD:
The panel will consist of 3-5 young professionals on the Vanguard Cabinet or veteran professionals who support Vanguard initiatives. 

Speakers
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URISA Vanguard Cabinet

The Vanguard Cabinet (VC), a URISA initiative, is an advisory board made up of passionate, young geospatial professionals who strive to engage young practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the ge... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand 7

12:00pm

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

12:00pm

URISA Chapter Leaders' Forum
Each year, URISA chapter leaders meet during the annual conference. An outstanding opportunity to support emerging leaders for your chapter!

Moderators
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Cindy Post

Chair, Chapter Advisory Board, URISA Alberta

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

Web Mapping/Local Government - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session will explore topics ranging from how local governments are exploring ArcGIS Online, how ArcGIS Online is revolutionizing property searches, and tips on field data collection apps.  It will also include a presentation dedicated to Cartography and its relevancy in an ever growing world of web maps.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits

  • 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
    Christine Schluter, GISP, CCM, GIS Client Relations Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates, Gainesville, FL
  • Which Field Data Collection App Should I Use?
    Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP, Geospatial Technical Director, HDR, Orlando, FL
  • Cartography – still relevant today or a ghost from the past?
    Hanno Klahn, GISPAP, Chair of Spatial Information and Cartography Commission Spatial Surveying Sciences Institute Australia

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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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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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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Christine Schluter, GISP

GIS Client Relations Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates
I have been working with GIS in some capacity for close to 20 years now. The past 7 of those have I have been with BHA working with our clients in the Southeastern US. | | I enjoy working with several clients on a variety of projects, my job always stays interesting! most rec... Read More →
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Hanno Klahn, GISPAP

Hanno Klahn, GISPAP was introduced to cartographic principles during his Graduate Diploma in Geology (Specialization in Hydrogeology and Hydrology) in RWTH Aachen, Germany. After coming to Australia he completed a TAFE diploma in GIS and worked for various Local Governments. Curr... Read More →



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

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 

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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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 →
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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 →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand 6

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

Speakers
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Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College
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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 →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand 8

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
    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

Speakers
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Peter White, GISP

Sr. Product Manager, West Corporation, Safety Services Division
Peter White is Sr. Product Manager for West Corporation' s suite of Public Safety Geographic Information Systems (GIS) products. In this role, he is dedicated to developing and providing geospatial technology solutions that enhance the use of GIS-based data for location accuracy... 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 →



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

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
  • 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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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
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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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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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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

1:30pm

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 

Speakers
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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 →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand 7

3:00pm

4:00pm

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

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

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
  • Spreading Responsibilities – Forming a Partnership with Your Data Owner
    Hanno Klahn, GISPAP, Chair of Spatial Information and Cartography Commission Spatial Surveying Sciences Institute Australia
  • Metro Spatial Patterns of Firm Locations as a Self-Organizing System Over Time
    Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Hanno Klahn, GISPAP

Hanno Klahn, GISPAP was introduced to cartographic principles during his Graduate Diploma in Geology (Specialization in Hydrogeology and Hydrology) in RWTH Aachen, Germany. After coming to Australia he completed a TAFE diploma in GIS and worked for various Local Governments. Curr... Read More →



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

4:00pm

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

  • 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 

Speakers
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 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 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 6

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
    Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA, Principal, GeoMaxim, Inc., Asheville, NC
    Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, Director Professional Development &Geospatial Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
    David DiBiase, GISP, CMS, Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri, Redlands, CA 

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 →
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David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

GISP, Esri, Redlands, CA
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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 →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 8

4:00pm

The Role of GIS in Hurricane Matthew 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. 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 “Matthew"
    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

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
St Johns

4:00pm

Transportation Safety and GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
With distracted drivers and an aging driving population, policy makers are looking for solutions to mitigate risk and accidents. GIS has been proven to be an effective tool to provide analysis to help discover solutions. This session will deliver the key concepts used in two separate case studies and leave the attendee with the tools to implement lifesaving programs.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.0 AICP credits

  • Child Safety Prevention Using GIS
    Dean Salmons, GISP, GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government, Orlando, FL
  • Spatial Analysis of Traffic Collisions Involving Older Drivers
    Nahal Hakim, Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Speakers
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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.
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Nahal Hakim

Student, University of Florida
Nahal Hakim is a PhD candidate with an expertise on Transportation Planning. She has accomplished a solid background in planning through the academic study and 4 years of working experience in consulting firms. She has also followed her interest in transportation by studying a Master of Transportation Engineering concurrent to the... Read More →



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

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 

Speakers
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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 →
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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 →
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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
Grand 7

6:00pm

Conference Social Event - offsite
Stay tuned. We're comparing and debating some excellent options!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, October 26
 

7:30am

8:00am

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

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

8:30am

Forest Assessment and GIS
All forests are critical to our environment and an understanding of a change over time is necessary for developing effective policy and developing efficient management plans. Through recent history, GIS has been the platform for managing forests, both public and private. This session will detail the use of National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery and shortwave infrared (SWIR) for canopy assessment. This excellent session will focus on efforts by the Georgia Forest Commission and the University of North Georgia Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

  • 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

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



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

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

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 →
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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
Clearwater

8:30am

GIS and Surveying - Challenging Boundaries or Professional Cooperation?
Is mapping with GIS technology surveying? Is surveying for mapping GIS? A multi-discipline interactive panel will discuss the issues, and opportunities for collaboration, for both GIS Professionals and Professional Surveyors. The panel will engage the audience in a discussion of challenges and mutual benefits. The take-away will be a greater understanding and appreciation of our fellow Surveyors and GIS Professionals and a desire to collaborate for the betterment of geospatial technology practitioners and the public.

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
  • Katherine Cotney, GISP, TBD
Moderator/Facilitator: Brent Jones, PE, PLS 

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 →

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... Read More →
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Tripp Corbin, GISP

President, eGIS Associates, Inc.
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

Gary Kent is a Professional Surveyor registered in Indiana and Michigan. He is in his 28th year with The Schneider Corporation, a Surveying, GIS and Consulting Engineering firm based in Indianapolis. Gary is in his third term on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Su... Read More →



Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand 6

8:30am

GISP: Practice Makes Perfect
GISCI has recently introduced a practice exam for potential designees to get a ‘feel’ for the exam components.

Stay tuned for more details. 

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

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, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, IN

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

Sr. GIS Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM... Read More →



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

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:

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

 

 

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
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Hildemar Cruz

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

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

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



Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand 7

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 4/5

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, Inc.
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
Grand 4/5

12:30pm

URISA Board of Directors’ Meeting
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
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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
Suite 4104