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  • Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS
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Monday, September 30 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Welcome & Keynote Address: NOAA and Digital Coast - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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We are so excited to kick off GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans!

With the help of the Louisiana URISA Chapter, we are pleased to provide the GIS Community with important education and ample opportunities to connect. Take advantage of everything!

The Chairs of GIS-Pro 2019 (John Nolte, Ashley Hitt, and Judy Colby-George) will discuss program highlights and recognize the many contributors who made this event possible.

Then, hear from URISA's President Kim McDonough and some invited guests as we kick off an education-packed conference in New Orleans.

We'll hear about the "Earth as Art" Exhibition from Brent Yantis (you'll be able to view several pieces of the exhibit in the exhibit hall). 

Then meet Nate Herold from NOAA Office for Coastal Management who is our keynote speaker. He will discuss NOAA and Digital Coast:

Coastal communities are striving to protect their citizens, infrastructure, and economy in the face of many threats and challenges. NOAA seeks to help these communities be effective, creative, and science-based in their approach. This keynote will highlight the resources available on the Digital Coast website, the partnership of organizations that help ensure that these resources are relevant to meeting our common coastal management needs, and a high resolution land cover being developed to provide detailed data useful at the local level.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Herold

Nate Herold

Physical Scientist, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Nate Herold is a Physical Scientist with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM). He manages NOAA’s national land cover mapping and monitoring activities through its Coastal Change Analysis Program and is responsible for helping users access data and tools through the Digital... Read More →
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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Vice President of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations of the GIS Services and Engineering & Technical Services teams, developing methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions... Read More →
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of New England GeoDesign, which is made up of Spatial Alternatives, GIS Consulting and tjd&a, Landscape Architects and Planners.  She has worked with municipal governments, regional planning agencies, and state governments in New England for over 25 years.  Judy... Read More →
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
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John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
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Brent Yantis

Director, Regional Application Center, NASA/UL Lafayette Regional Application Center



Monday September 30, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Grand Ballroom AB