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  • GIS Leadership & Management
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  • Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS
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Monday, September 30 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Planning – In the Beginning - AICP/CM Approved 1.0

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Some of the earliest GIS capabilities were developed for planning.  Oh, how times have changed.  Planning is still a core domain of GIS, but the processes have evolved that now include community engagement, sharing data and collaborating in new ways.  This session will bring you up-to-date on modern approaches to planning for projects big and small.

  • Dissemination, Presentation, and Standardization: GIS for Large Scale Planning
    Sam Briuglio, GISP, Senior Vice President of Planning and Geospatial Services, Pond & Company, Metairie, LA
  • HRGEO: A Regional Open GIS Data Initiative for Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Sara Kidd, GISP, Senior Regional Planner, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Chesapeake, VA
  • Adoption of GIS-Based Spatial Analysis by Home Owners Associations
    Mark Leipnik, PhD, Professor of Geography, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
    Michelle Plaskett, Professional Realtor/Graduate Student, Dept. of Geography, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX


Cara Solon Atchison, LEED AP

Operations/Marketing Manager, Pond & Company


Mark Leipnik, Ph.D

Professor of Geography, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Mark R. Leipnik (BA, BA, MBA, PhD) is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Environmental and Geo-Sciences at Sam Houston State University, Texas, since 1996. His PhD is from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Geography (GIS). Also, he is a Professor of Urban... Read More →

Michelle Plaskett

Professional Realtor, Graduate Student, Sam Houston State University
Grad student pursuing a Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems.
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Sam Briuglio, GISP

Senior Vice President of Planning and Geospatial Services, Pond & Company
Sam is Senior Vice President of Planning and Geospatial for Pond & Company, an international Architecture, Engineering & Planning firm with its planning and geospatial headquarters in New Orleans. Sam earned a master’s in Geography from the University of New Orleans and specializes... Read More →
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Sara Kidd, GISP

Senior Regional Planner/Geospatial Data Specialist, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Sara Kidd is a Senior Regional Planner and Geospatial Data Specialist for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission in Chesapeake, Virginia. She has been with the PDC since 2003 using GIS to support a variety of regional planning projects and programs.

Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Salon 18, 1st Floor