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  • GIS Leadership & Management
  • Community Resiliency and Sustainability 
  • Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS
  • GIS Supporting Health and Human Services
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Geospatial Technology Innovations
  • Inspiring the Future of GIS and Education

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Tuesday, October 1 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Lightning Talks & "Mappy Hour"

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We're bringing back Lightning Talks, combined with a fun "Mappy Hour" this year!

Enjoy the fast-paced, educational and entertaining presentation style limited to 5 minutes (20 slides auto-advanced at 15 seconds each). Presenters do not have control of the advancement of slides and must tune their presentation to that timing.

Following is a preliminary list of 'lightning talks'. Winners of the URISA Vanguard Cabinet sponsored Digital Competition for university students and young professionals will also present.

  • URISA's GISCorps Update: Giving Back
    Allen Ibaugh, GISP, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
  • Mapper Rapper Presents Who Data?: The Beignet, Done That Tour
    Alyssa Randall, GIS Analyst & Environmental Scientist, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC
  • Assessing Image Resolution Issues in Monitoring Streamside Management Zones
    Conner Gay, Undergraduate Research Assistant and Michael Crosby, PhD., Assistant Professor/GIS and Remote Sensing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • 2019 Digital Competition Winner: Who is Socially Vulnerable in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi to Tornadoes & How do Planning Practices Influence Safety?
    Taylor Esco, Student, Auburn University
  • 2019 Digital Competition Winner: Shadow Detection and Correction Using a Combined 3D GIS and Image Processing Approach
    Safa Ridene, Young Professional
  • When They Learn: Student Assessment of Parking Issues on Campus
    Michael Crosby, PhD., Assistant Professor/GIS and Remote Sensing and Mason Richardson, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • A Fast Algorithm for Computing Approximate Distance in the Cartesian Plane
    James Riechel, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Claremont, CA
  • Mobile Mapping Solutions for Asset Management, Engineering Design, and Disaster
    Angie Swirski, Mapping/GIS Sales Manager, Navigation Electronics, Inc., Lafayette, LA
  • Spatial Analysis of Urban Fabric in Place-Based Context: Social Capital & Crime
    Yunwoo Nam, PhD, GISP, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Comparing Land Cover Change for Paradise, California before and after Camp Fire
    Shobha Sriharan, Professor of Environmental Science, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
  • Park Redevelopment Changes in Blight Fines in a Post-industrial City
    Myra Tetteh, MPP, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Detroit, MI
  • Using ArcGIS Online to Create Maps of College Campuses
    Michael Crosby, PhD., Assistant Professor-GIS and Remote Sensing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Solutions Architect, New Light Technologies
Carl Anderson, GISP supports Federal, State, Local and Private partners with geospatial needs. he is a former URISA President and has 30+ years of geospatial experience.
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Clare Brown, GISP

CEO, GeoOrbit Properties, LLC
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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

GIS Consultant and President, Benchmark Geospatial LLC
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a senior-level GIS Consultant and President of Benchmark Geospatial.  Keri has over 27 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with a focus on providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the... Read More →

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Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
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Yunwoo Nam

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Yunwoo Nam is an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a faculty fellow of the CALMIT (Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies). He obtained his Ph.D degree in City and Regional Planning at the University... Read More →
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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst & Environmental Scientist, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa Randall is a GIS Analyst and Environmental Scientist at Planning Communities in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work mostly includes climate action planning, community and environmental impact assessment and equity analysis. She has a background in coastal science and environmental... Read More →
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Safa Ridene

GIS Engineer, ST2i
Safa Ridene is an avid GIS Engineer. Graduated with honors from School of Geomatics and land surveying engineering, IAV Hassan II (Morocco). Safa has done her graduation internship in France. After which, she had her first paper published in the International Journal of Geomatics... Read More →
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Angie Swirski

Mapping & GIS Sales Manager, Navigation Electronics, Inc.
Working in the geospatial industry for over 10 years, Angie Swirski has dedicated her career to assisting clients from a multitude of industries in choosing the most benefical and efficient geospatial solutions to grow their business. Angie holds a BA in Business from Michigan State... Read More →
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Myra Tetteh, PhD, MPP

Myra M. Tetteh is a native Detroiter. Ms. Tetteh is an alumna of the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology, as well as a Master of Public Policy. Currently, Ms. Tetteh is a senior health analyst with the Center for Health and Research... Read More →

Conner Gay

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
I am a Senior in the GISc program at Louisiana Tech University. I am an avid outdoorsman, and enjoy the the way some aspects of GIS combine the outdoors with computers.
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James Riechel

Graduate Student, Claremont Graduate University (CGU)
James Riechel has a background in traditional artificial intelligence (including computer vision), digital photogrammetry and surveying, and parallel and distributed algorithms. He earned his degrees at University of California, Irvine (BS), and Georgia Tech (MS), and has completed... Read More →

Mason Richardson

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry

Michael Crosby, PhD

Assistant Professor-GIS and Remote Sensing, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
Michael Crosby is Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing at Louisiana Tech University. He has over 10 years experience in GIS and remote sensing applications and has been involved in research related to severe weather and climate change impacts on forests, urban forestry, spatial... Read More →
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Shobha Sriharan

Professor of Environmental Science, Virginia State University
Shobha Sriharan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Environmental Science at Virginia State University. Dr. Sriharan teaches Remote Sensing and climate change courses and trains students in climate change research. Dr. Sriharan is the project director the NIFA Grant on Climate Change Studies... Read More →

Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:15pm - 5:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom AB