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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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Saturday, September 28
 

8:00am

URISA Board of Directors Meeting
URISA's Board of Directors will meet this morning to continue moving the strategic plan forward. This will be Kim McDonough's last hurrah as URISA's President.

Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 1:00pm
Eglinton Winton

12:00pm

Registration
Saturday September 28, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
First Floor Event Registration Area

1:00pm

URISA Committee Coordination Meeting
URISA Committees will meet in small groups on Saturday afternoon and report their activities and needs to their colleagues and leadership, so everyone hears the same thing.  Organizational strategic planning updates and future workplans will be discussed.  Interested members who wish to find out more about committee activities are also encouraged to attend to discover opportunities within the organization.

Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Eglinton Winton

6:00pm

Young Professionals' Meet-Up
After all of the good work today, URISA's Vanguard Cabinet will host their fellow young professionals during an informal meet-up at a location near the Hilton. It's such a great opportunity for the next generation of GIS leaders to make connections before GIS-Pro 2019 officially begins with workshops on Sunday. 

Saturday September 28, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, September 29
 

7:30am

Registration
Sunday September 29, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
First Floor Event Registration Area

8:30am

Emergency Preparedness for GIS (Half-Day Workshop) - AICP/CM Approve
Emergency Preparedness for GIS  (Half-Day Workshop) - Limited Availability  
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon
Instructor:

Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP, Program Specialist, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation

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 three 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 organization’s disaster preparedness planning.

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 and updates to the National Response Framework to focus on the Community Lifelines Construct.
  •    Learn best practices for supporting operators and decision-makers, coordinating at a regional level, and communicating critical information to the public.

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 Tari Martin

Tari Martin

Program Manager, 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 Enforcement... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 18
  • Attendee Capacity - Limited Availability

8:30am

Introduction to GIS for Equity and Social Justice (Half-Day Workshop) -AICP/CM Approved 3.5
Introduction to GIS for Equity and Social Justice (Half-Day Workshop)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructors:

Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
Nicole Franklin, Chief Equity Officer, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA


This workshop will serve as an introduction to recent trends and practices related to using GIS for Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). GIS professionals are bound by the GIS Code of Ethics to consider the impact of their work on society. For hundreds of years mapping has sometimes been a tool for creating and preserving inequity. During the past 25 years there have been some uses of GIS for issues related to equity or social justice.

We will explore critical race theory (CRT) and trends in critical race spatial analysis. We will review recent literature and academic programs around the topic of GIS for ESJ. Most importantly we will outline best practices for GIS professionals in doing GIS for ESJ work. This includes creating a data/mapping/application support framework both for their own work and to support the work on non-GIS professionals. Non-GIS professionals will become the largest community doing actual ESJ work with GIS. These non-GIS professionals include those who work for agencies, non-profits, and NGO’s with an ESJ mission, as well as government policy professionals who want to use GIS to support an ESJ lens for developing upstream agency policies.

Learning Objectives:
  • Why GIS for Equity and Social Justice
  • GIS code of ethics and moral imperative
  • Principles of equity and social justice
  • The role of GIS professionals
  • The role of ESJ practitioners
  • The role of public policy
  • Critical race theory
  • Critical race spatial analysis
  • How upstream policies impact downstream outcomes
  • Understanding how maps and GIS can be used to create long-term inequity
  • How GIS and maps can expose oppression and inequity
  • How GIS can be used to manage and monitor pro-equity policies
  • Examples of public agencies with ESJ policy priorities
  • Educational resources for GIS professionals
  • The URISA GIS for ESJ workgroup

Audience : GIS professional plus Equity & Social Justice and public policy practitioners
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 Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
avatar for Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Chief Equity Officer, King County GIS Center
Nicole Franklin develops workable, pragmatic solutions to technology access problems faced by underserved communities. She serves as the chief equity officer for the Department of Information Technology, where she leads efforts to ensure social justice and equity in her workplace... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 24

8:30am

GIS Program Management (Full-Day Workshop)
GIS Program  Management (Full-Day Workshop) - Limited Availability
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM -5:00 PM
Instructors:
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS, President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY
Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE, Consultant, Spatial Focus, LLC, Boca Raton, FL

This URISA Certified Workshop is designed to provide insights and guidelines for public agency GIS programs. It will examine the various organizational and management issues that program managers must address in order to develop and manage a successful GIS program. The course material will cover all aspects of GIS project and on-going program management including such areas as:

  • strategic and implementation planning
  • budgeting and financial management
  • business case development and cost-benefit evaluation
  • team building and human resources
  • product/service procurement and vendor/contract management
  • key technical management concerns and
  • important legal and policy issues for GIS project and program management

The workshop will focus on practical issues and challenges faced by GIS managers. It includes examples from actual GIS implementations and students will receive access to a variety of supplemental digital references and templates useful for GIS planning and management. The workshop will include a number of short demonstrations and group exercises focusing on GIS management challenges. The workshop is structured to encourage interaction and provide opportunities for attendees to share their ideas and experiences.

This workshop is most appropriate for the following types of people: a) current GIS management personnel seeking to polish their skills and examine approaches to management challenges, b) GIS or IT users and technical staff who are moving into management roles, c) IT management personnel who are becoming more involved with GIS program management or oversight.

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 Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

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 Engineer... Read More →
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte Information Technology Consultants
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS is an expert in information technology and GIS implementation and management with over 35 years experience as an IT and GIS practitioner, program manager, and an IT/GIS consultant. He currently serves as President of Croswell-Schulte Information Technology... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 21
  • Attendee Capacity - Limited Availability

8:30am

GIS Strategic Planning (Full-Day Workshop)
GIS Strategic Planning (Full-Day Workshop)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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 or adding a second half-day workshop

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
avatar for Allen Ibaugh

Allen Ibaugh

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 15

8:30am

Managing Addressing For the 21st Century (Full-Day Workshop) - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
Managing Addressing for the 21st Century
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructors:
Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus, University Park, MD

Addresses are a vital data set for all local governments, and are increasingly needed for regional and state functions as well. Managing the addressing life cycles from assignment to maintenance, and serving address data to multiple departments and agencies with different user needs and requirements make addressing a complex task. This workshop will focus on understanding your addressing system, the workflows for address assignment and maintenance, and the development of standard-compliant address repositories that provide the structure and flexibility needed to meet addressing needs throughout your organization.

Target audience: Anyone who assigns or maintains address information, address users, geodatabase administrators, NG-911 administrators, and others interested in how to make your address data work better.

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 Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 22

8:30am

OFFSITE: Small Unmanned Systems (sUAS) for Mapping - Full-Day Workshop* - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
Limited Availability
Small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) have proven to be a valuable asset for collecting data. They have the ability to cover large and remote areas, allow crews to spend less time in the field, have less impact on the environment, and as a result cut project costs. This workshop will serve as an introduction and focus on the following:

  • FAA Rules and Regulations for sUAS
  •  Sensor Technology (Imagery and LiDAR)
  •  Platform Types (Fixed-wing and Rotor)
  •  Field Demo (Data collection)
  •  Intro to Processing data
  •  Verifying data accuracies

Note that this workshop will be held off site from the rest of the conference. The attendees will meet with a Louisiana URISA member at the GIS-Pro registration desk by 8:00 am on Sunday, September 29 who will distribute street car passes and accompany participants to the nearest street car station and onward to New Orleans City Park. The lecture will be given at the Park's Administration Building, and the flying demo will be in the wildflower field next to the building. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes that are weather appropriate. (Attendees will also be accompanied via streetcar back to the Hilton after the workshop.)

*This workshop requires an additional $25 fee to cover transportation and lunch and is limited to the first 30 individuals who register for the full conference and select this workshop.

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
CN

Chad Netto

Geographer, Chustz Surveying, LLC
Chad Netto joined Chustz Surveying just over three years ago and brings 15 years of experience in remote sensing, data analysis, data visualization, and managing/piloting unmanned systems. His experience ranges from serving in U.S. Air Force as a B-52 crew chief to projects ranging... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
City Park
  • Attendee Capacity - Limited Availability

8:30am

Preparing for GISP Certification (Full-Day Workshop)
Preparing for GISP Certification
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructors:
Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, Georgia
Cindy Post, GISP, City of Leduc, Leduc, Alberta, Canada
Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Lynn Dupont, GISP, GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, Louisiana
Keri Brennan, GISP, DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, Indiana
Charlena Thornton, GISP, GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Board of Assessors, New Orleans, Louisiana
Lynda Wayne, GISP, Principal, GeoMaxim, Inc., Asheville, North Carolina

Carl Anderson, GISP, Consultant, New Light Technologies Inc, Bradenton, Florida
James Armstrong, GISP, Partner, Spatial Relationships LLC, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

The GISP has become a respected and in-demand indication of your skills as a GIS professional. If you are pursuing the GISP credential, or are thinking of doing so, join us for this full-day workshop, as a group of GIS experts share valuable information that can increase your chance of success.

Earning the GISP credential requires successfully completing an exam as well as a number of other application requirements.

The first part of the workshop will explore the reasons that the GISP credential is worth pursuing as well as what is involved in completing each part of the application. Then, we will explore the topics that you need to be familiar with for each of the knowledge areas covered by the GISP exam - incorporating the newly revised exam blueprint.

Information presented in this workshop is designed to help professionals who have extensive GIS education and experience, but need to know what topics to review prior to taking the exam. It also will help individuals with some GIS experience that may be lacking in one or more areas covered by the exam and that need to know where to find additional resources to study.

This workshop will help you assess your knowledge of the content, sort out what is and is not covered on the exam, identify content areas you need to focus on, and even rediscover the joys of test-taking.

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 Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, NewLight Technologies
avatar for Lynda Wayne, GISP

Lynda Wayne, GISP

Principal, GeoMaxim, Inc.
avatar for Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA

Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA

GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
avatar for James Armstrong, GISP

James Armstrong, GISP

Partner, Spatial Relationships LLC
I am a partner in a Boston based Geospatial Consultant agency. We can assist in short term as well as long term staffing needs, as well as project management oversight. We are proponents not only of the technology but of the profession. In that light we support the mission of URISA... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Manager, Geomatic Services, City of Leduc
CT

Charlena Thornton, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Board of Assessors


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 19

12:00pm

Committee Meeting
Sunday September 29, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Eglinton Winton

1:00pm

Building Community Using Geospatial Tools (Half-Day Workshop) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0
Building Community Using Geospatial Tools (Half-Day Workshop)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor:
Judy Colby-George, GISP, Principal, Spatial Alternatives Inc., Yarmouth, ME

As spatial data becomes readily available; many organizations and community groups are taking GIS out of the back room and are using it in public settings. Using GIS technology to engage various “publics” in decision making requires more than traditional technical GIS skills.

This course focuses on the process of entering into this type of engagement. It will review current tools and technologies used to engage the public as well as methods for engagement. Using real world examples, the course will explore both government and community-led projects that encourage citizen participation and engagement. These methods will be applicable to governmental, non-profit, and community organizations. Special attention will be given to the responsibility of the GIS professional to engage the widest possible audience.

Specific topics include:
  • Use of Geospatial Tools to Enhance Community Organizing and Engagement
  • Innovative Use of Technologies and Visual Communication
  • Developing processes that reach a diverse audience

Learning Objectives: Participants should come away from the class with a broad understanding of the key concepts and project design objectives related to PPGIS. Participants will come away with knowledge of how to incorporate various aspects of geospatial technology into participatory projects.

Intended Audience: Individuals who have GIS experience and want to expand their skills to reach out and engage the public. Participants should be well versed in GIS general practices and analysis.

Requirements: Individuals will not need any specific equipment; but since this is a class about participation, participants should be prepared to participate.

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 Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George: Judy owns Spatial Alternatives in Maine which specializes in using geospatial tools to engage people in policy making around natural resource issues like land use and ocean management. She has been working with various communities for over 20 years.


Sunday September 29, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 24

1:00pm

NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow (Half-Day Workshop) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0
NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow (Half-Day Workshop)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Instructor:
Keri Brennan, GISP, Michael Baker International, DATAMARK Product Manager, Indianapolis, IN

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:
  • Become familiar with basic next generation 9-1-1 terminology and concepts
  • Recognize GIS’ role in a fully operational next generation 9-1-1 system
  • Understand the implications on local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a next generation 9-1-1 system
  • 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 Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International


Sunday September 29, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 18

5:00pm

Speed Networking
Sunday September 29, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Esri User Group Meeting
Sunday September 29, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
TBA

6:30pm

GIS-Pro 2019 Mapathon
Put your GIS skills to good use at the GIS-Pro 2019 Mapathon. This evening activity will support the many projects of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT).

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

With all of the recent natural disasters, the GIS Community has responded swiftly to project requests, including URISA's GISCorps. Projects for the mapathon may include any number of responses from current disasters impacting the world and as the event nears, we will narrow down the projects we will work on this evening.

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

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


Sunday September 29, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

GIS-Pro 2019 Geocaching
Meet old friends and make new ones as the conference presents the Geocaching Poker Run. Clues and GPS coordinates to nearby establishments will be provided to you as you wander New Orleans in teams. At each destination, beverages will be available for purchase if you so desire. The rules are simple:
  1. Meet at 7 PM at the conference registration desk to divide into teams and receive instructions on loading destination points.
  2. Begin by following the coordinates and the clues to reach your first destination.
  3. Once there, enjoy a beverage of your choice, if you wish, and collect your team’s envelope containing the first of five playing cards that will make up your winning hand in Poker. Do Not Open the Envelope.
  4. Receive your next clue and coordinates.
  5. Continue to the next destination until all five playing card envelopes are collected.
  6. Return to starting location.
  7. When all teams have completed their mission, each team’s envelopes will be opened to reveal the winning hand!

Sunday September 29, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
First Floor Event Registration Area
 
Monday, September 30
 

7:00am

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

Note that this is not an open breakfast meeting. For URISA Past Presidents only. 
Sponsored by Dr. Barry Wellar URISA Past President (1978) 

Monday September 30, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Eglinton Winton

7:30am

Registration
Monday September 30, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
First Floor Event Registration Area

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote Address: NOAA's Role in Coastal Resilience - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
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 and then meet Nate Herold from NOAA Office for Coastal Management who is our keynote speaker.  He will discuss NOAA's Role in Coastal Resilience:
Coastal flooding and storm surges have had a major impact on cities along the gulf coast from recent storms. NOAA has been facing many challenges due to these storm events, including protecting coastal populations from storms, flooding and surge events. The keynote will highlight what NOAA has been doing to study these storms and protect our coastal waterways and cities.

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 →
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley 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 develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George: Judy owns Spatial Alternatives in Maine which specializes in using geospatial tools to engage people in policy making around natural resource issues like land use and ocean management. She has been working with various communities for over 20 years.
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, 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 →
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
John Nolte, GISP is the GIS Manager for Administrative Services at Denver Water in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Nolte has been involved in GIS for over 20 years in various positions, from analyst to GIS Coordinator to his current position as GIS Manager.Mr. Nolte is also president of the... Read More →
avatar for Brent Yantis

Brent Yantis

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


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

10:00am

Break in Foyer
Monday September 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

Floods, Droughts, and Coastal Resiliency - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Increasingly, sea level rise and development in flood-prone areas are leading to a rise in concerns about community sustainability. Additionally, droughts and coastal water issues are of seasonal and long-term concern. Methods of resiliency and mitigation using GIS capabilities can inform communities about options for planning and multi-benefit infrastructure investment and restoration projects.

  • Restoring Coastal Louisiana One Shoreline at a Time
    Richard Poche, GISP, PLA, GIS Manager, St. Bernard Parish Government,  Chalmette, LA
    Martin Mantz, Coastal Restoration Program Manager, Nunez Community College, Chalmette, LA
  • Identification of Roadways At Risk from Sea Level Rise
    Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP, Senior Geospatial Professional, HDR, Orlando, FL
  • Spatiotemporal Quantification of Multibenefit Floodplain Restoration
    Joshua Viers, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Merced, CA
  • Web Application to Report Future Drought Streamflow Probabilities
    Chintamani Kandel, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Richmond, VA 


Moderators
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) and is the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). She is a GISCI-certified GIS Professional (GISP) and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP

Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP

Senior Geospatial Professional, 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 →
JV

Joshua Viers, Ph.D.

Professor, University of California
avatar for Martin Mantz

Martin Mantz

Coastal Restoration Program Manager, Nunez Community College
avatar for Richard Poche, GISP, PLA

Richard Poche, GISP, PLA

GIS Manager, St. Bernard Parish Government
Richard is a landscape architect with over 20 years of geospatial/remote sensing experience and has worked extensively in Southeast Louisiana. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he worked for the City of New Orleans to setup GIS databases and mapping applications for emergency... Read More →
CK

Chintamani Kandel

Geographer, US Geological Survey



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 21

10:30am

Cradle to Grave to Cloud - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
There are significant challenges leveraging today’s technology if business systems are out of sync (old databases), while developing mobile apps and considering the new opportunities the cloud brings.  This session will help you understand how to overcome the challenges of legacy systems while deploying current cloud technology in a hybrid environment.

  • Integrating GIS Apps and Solutions into Undergraduate Forestry Coursework
    Eric McConnell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Forestry and Michael Crosby, PhD, Assistant Professor-GIS and Remote Sensing, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Ruston, LA
  • Harmonizing the Tabular Present with its Spatial Future
    Jeremy Mullins, Graduate Student and John Morgan, Assistant Professor of GIS, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • Web Mapping Tips and Tricks: Streamlining Data Collection with Triggers
    John May, GISP, CSM, Senior Scientist, ESciences, Fort Worth, TX


Moderators
avatar for David Lanter, GISP CISA

David Lanter, GISP CISA

Assistant Professor, Temple University

Speakers
avatar for John Morgan

John Morgan

Assistant Professor of GIS, University of West Florida
avatar for Jeremy Mullins

Jeremy Mullins

Graduate Student, University of West Florida
I am a student currently in the online GIS Master's program for the University of West Florida; my degree will be in GIS Administration.My passions include spatial analysis of climate variability across the Atlantic as well as public-safety-focused GIS database design, schema, and... Read More →
avatar for John May, GISP

John May, GISP

Senior Scientist, ESciences
With more than 28 years of GIS experience John May has used GIS in fields ranging from environmental research and compliance, banking and finance, site location/analysis, and oil and gas.More recently he was responsible for the development and deployment of a web-based environmental... Read More →
EM

Eric McConnell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
MC

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 →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 15

10:30am

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

Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 16

10:30am

The 4-1-1 on 9-1-1 - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Are you still wondering what’s the deal with NextGen 9-1-1?  Come get the 4-1-1 on the importance of the role of GIS in NextGen 9-1-1, data creation, maintenance, and synchronizing the data with MSAG and ALI to ensure public safety accuracy.

  • Who Get's the Call? Best Practices for ESB Creation and Maintenance
    Melissa Liebert, GIS Technician II/Cartographer, Wahkiakum County, Cathlamet, WA
  • Importance of GIS in Next Generation 9-1-1
    Steve Marzolf, Director, Virginia Information Technologies Agency, Richmond, VA
  • Beyond the 98 - Solving the NG9-1-1 GIS Data Puzzle
    Ashley Buzzeo, Project Manager, and Lisa Caldwell,  Senior Public Safety Subject Matter Expert, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International, Virginia Beach, VA
  • What should I do now that there is an NG911 GIS Data Model?
    Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, General Manager, GeoComm West Coast Office, Saint Cloud, MN



Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Melissa Liebert

Melissa Liebert

GIS Analyst, Comtech Telecommunications Corp
avatar for Steve Marzolf

Steve Marzolf

Director, Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Steve Marzolf has been active in public safety and information technology for over 30 years. After starting his career as a firefighter, he consolidated and managed a large 9-1-1 center in Northern Virginia for 11 years. In 2000, he moved to Richmond as Virginia's first Public Safety... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Caldwell

Lisa Caldwell

Senior Public Safety Subject Matter Expert, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International
With a career spanning more than three decades in public safety, Ms. Caldwell provides expertise in managing critical elements of emergency management and public safety as a Subject Matter Expert for DATAMARK, Michael Baker International. Her professional experience includes executive... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Buzzeo

Ashley Buzzeo

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK - Michael Baker International
Mrs. Buzzeo has over 15 years of experience in the GIS industry, providing analytical, technical, and research services for all levels of government. She is seasoned in utilizing geospatial products to achieve cost efficient, effective, and relevant outcomes, and has extensive experience... Read More →
avatar for Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm
Deb Rozeboom is a Public Safety GIS subject matter expert, and GIS evangelist responsible for strategizing GIS solutions and services to support 9-1-1 authorities, with over 15 years’ experience leading numerous GIS, 9-1-1, and NG9-1-1 projects. Deb serves on several NENA working... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 24

10:30am

Surfing the GIS Waves to Success
Like other technologies, GIS continues to evolve and change in a steady stream of waves at different rates, but never stopping. As GIS practitioners, we cannot fight these waves. We must learn how to take advantage of the new developments. This presentation will review proven leadership and management strategies GIS practitioners can use to surf the GIS waves to success. These strategies include: Branding, Career Paths, Governance, and Best Practices.

  • Surfing the GIS Waves to Success
    Adam Carnow, Community Evangelist, Esri, Charlotte, NC



Moderators
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

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 Engineer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Carnow

Adam Carnow

Community Evangelist, Esri
Adam Carnow is a Community Evangelist at Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is a keynote speaker, thought leader and technology evangelist, helping organizations get the most out of their GIS investment, and make a difference in their communities... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 18

10:30am

Thinking About Grad School?
What’s the value of a GIS or geospatial graduate degree vis-à-vis 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? What makes a graduate degree a worthwhile investment? Delve into these questions and more during this panel discussion.

  • Thinking About Grad School?
    Ken Watson, Academic Programs Director, Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    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
    Christina Brunsvold, M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology Candidate 2019, GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
  • Make Graduate Degree a Worthwhile Investment
    Fikriyah Winata, Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL


Moderators
avatar for Ken Watson

Ken Watson

Academic Programs Director, 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 University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric S. Money, Ph.D

Eric S. Money, Ph.D

Associate Director of Professional Education, North Carolina State University
avatar for Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Ph.D Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fikriyah Winata (Fik) is a first-year Ph.D student with a concentration in health/medical geography. Her interest in vector-borne disease brought her to work at the Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology (GISSA) Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University... Read More →
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology. In 2018, Christina was selected... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 19

10:30am

Committee Meeting
Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eglinton Winton

10:30am

Elections, Gerrymandering, and Civil War Monuments - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session discusses social justice implications which fall in the realm of politics. Two presenters will discuss elections and the third presenter will consider Confederate War Monuments in public spaces.

  • Conducting Elections: Migrating from Street Index Files to Spatial Databases
    Gary Bilotta, GISP, GIS Manager, Maricopa County Recorder Elections, Phoenix, AZ
  • Development of a Geospatial Database Used to Challenge Partisan Gerrymandering
    Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • Examining the Meaning of Confederate Civil War Monuments
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA


Moderators
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

Enterprise Services Manager, Metro

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
avatar for Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
avatar for Gary Bilotta, GISP

Gary Bilotta, GISP

GIS Manager, Maricopa County Recorder Elections
Gary Bilotta is the GIS Director for the Recorder and Elections Department in Maricopa County, Arizona and has been since 2006. In his role there, he manages the GIS team, develops and maintains the department’s custom GIS applications and oversees the development of the department’s... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 22

12:00pm

GIS-Pro 2019 Hosted Awards Luncheon
Enjoy a  lunch buffet and celebrate the deserving winners of URISA Service Awards and Exemplary Systems in Government Awards.  

Monday September 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom AB

1:30pm

Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall
The GIS-Pro 2019 Exhibition officially opens at 1:30, with dessert following the Awards Luncheon.
The Exhibition is open today from 1:30 - 6:30 PM and tomorrow, from 8:00 - 11:00 AM.
Make sure to set aside enough time during this year's abbreviated Exhibition Hall schedule to get answers to all of your questions.

Monday September 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Grand Salon A&B

2:00pm

Asset Management in Emergency Response and Preparedness - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
GIS based solutions can be used in emergency response and preparedness for asset management. Learn how local governments can build resilient asset management with GIS to prepare emergency responders with efficient systems and how technology innovations are allowing for improved 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy.

  • Resilient Asset Management vs. Emergency Preparedness
    Arnab Bhowmick, CEO, Aakavs Aktivov Asset Management, Issaquah, WA
  • Improved 9-1-1 Indoor Location Accuracy For Mobile Devices
    Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, General Manager - GeoComm West Coast Office, Saint Cloud, MN



Moderators
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI

Speakers
avatar for Arnab Bhowmick

Arnab Bhowmick

Founder & CEO, Aakavs Aktivov Asset Management
Mr. Arnab Bhowmick is the Founder and CEO of Aakavs Aktivov Asset Management, which has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by US SBA in 2017. He and his team have implemented several technology including GIS, Asset Management, Cloud, Resilient systems over last couple decades... Read More →
avatar for Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm
Deb Rozeboom is a Public Safety GIS subject matter expert, and GIS evangelist responsible for strategizing GIS solutions and services to support 9-1-1 authorities, with over 15 years’ experience leading numerous GIS, 9-1-1, and NG9-1-1 projects. Deb serves on several NENA working... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 21

2:00pm

Hit the Road Jack - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Nobody likes traffic jams. They cost us time, increase pollution and have a negative impact on the economy.  Behind the scenes, GIS plays a critical role from inventorying roadway conditions, collecting current traffic conditions and analyzing driver behavior. To build a sustainable solution, data quality, big data and advanced analysis like emerging hot spot analysis are needed.  Attend this session and learn the modern approach to addressing these issues.

  • A Time-Geographic Study of Tourist Travel Delay as a Result of Traffic Crashes in Central Florida
    Daniela Sabillon, Graduate Student, M.S. GIS Administration and John D. Morgan, Ph.D., GISP, Assistant Professor of GIS, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • Geospatial Analytics of Population Mobility Using Big Data Sources
    Reza Sardari, Ph.D., GISP, Traffic and Revenue Analyst, Cintra, Dallas, TX
  • Routing Millions of GPS Points Using Open Street Map, OSMNX and NetworkX
    Russell Prentice, B.SC., Geospatial Application Developer and Aaron Licker, BA, Principal
    Licker Geospatial Consulting Ltd., Vancouver, BC




Speakers
RP

Russell Prentice

Geospatial Application Developer, Licker Geospatial Consulting Ltd
avatar for Aaron Licker

Aaron Licker

Principal, Geospatial Consulting
As principal of Licker Geospatial Consulting Co. (LGeo), Aaron has been consulting as a GIS professional for over twelve years. In that time, he has cultivated strong relationships with dozens of clients and colleagues who hold his work in high esteem. Aaron has a reputation for innovative... Read More →
avatar for John Morgan

John Morgan

Assistant Professor of GIS, University of West Florida
avatar for Reza Sardari, Ph.D., GISP

Reza Sardari, Ph.D., GISP

Traffic & Revenue Analyst, Cintra
Traffic & Revenue Analyst at Cintra | Ph.D. - Urban Planning & Public Policy
avatar for Daniela Sabillon

Daniela Sabillon

Student, M.S. GIS Administration, University of West Florida
A Geographic Information Scientist with over 5 years of professional experience in social services and local government; a graduate student at the University of West Florida wrapping up a M.S. in GIS Administration; and a member of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young GIS Professionals... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 15

2:00pm

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

Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 16

2:00pm

Addressing How We Are Alike and Different for a Better NextGen 911 (Chapter IV A New Hope) - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
We all like to think we are unique, but through increasing opportunities to collaborate with other organizations, we are discovering that we are more alike than we thought. This panel includes GIS professionals from two large counties who will share their experience in building enterprise-wide addressing GIS datasets.

Panelists
Sheila Steffenson, CEO, 1Spatial Inc., Tysons, VA
Tom P. Fisher, GISP, GIS Director, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, OH
Steven J. Steinberg, GISP, Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County/Internal Services Department, Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst/CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County/Internal Services Department, Los Angeles, CA




Moderators
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC

Speakers
avatar for Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher

Thomas P. Fisher

GIS Director, Cuyahoga County
Northeast Ohio GIS Symposium May 8th @ the Huntington Convention Center www.neohiogis.org For the Cuyahoga County Enterprise GIS (CEGIS) Department, I lead innovative, long-term strategic planning in support of various entities' IT functions related to application development. I... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County
avatar for Sheila Steffenson

Sheila Steffenson

CEO, 1Spatial Inc
Ms. Steffenson is highly experienced GIS and Data Management specialist with over 33 years experience in the GIS industry (both in the public and private sectors). The majority of her career (23 Years) was spent with Esri, starting as a trainer and technical resource, then moving... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 24

2:00pm

What’s Next?
From managing horse waste in real-time and implementing GIS labs in the cloud, to understanding cyber security risk, this session explores how organizations are taking their GIS programs to the next level. Learn how they’ve adopted new technology to excel.

  • Implementing a GIS Laboratory In A Cloud Based Environment
    Thomas MacMullen, M.S., Technical Associate, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • 2019 Exemplary Systems in Government Winner!
    Riding into Modern Times: Real-Time GIS Technology at the City-Scale
    Emma Paz, M.S. Environmental Studies, GIS Developer, City of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Business Continuity and Resiliency Planning
    David Lanter, PhD GISP CISA, Assistant Professor, Temple University, Voorhees, NJ


Moderators
MR

Martin Roche, GISP

Director, GIS Services and Solutions, Avineon

Speakers
TM

Thomas MacMullen, M.S.

Technical Associate, Eastern Illinois University
avatar for David Lanter, GISP CISA

David Lanter, GISP CISA

Assistant Professor, Temple University
avatar for Emma Paz, GISP

Emma Paz, GISP

GIS Developer, City of Charleston
A science and technology enthusiast since her earlier youth, Emma is fulfilling her techy-destiny as a GIS Developer for the City of Charleston—writing code to wrangle city-related data for various departments and purposes. In her role, Emma is glad to take on new challenges, and... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 22

2:00pm

Developing GIS Management Best Practices - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Best practices are an integral part of successful GIS management, yet there is little documentation on GIS management best practices, and some confusion regarding what a best practice actually is.  This session will define GIS management best practices and review the information currently available and discuss URISA’s initiative to develop an organized guide to GIS management best practices.

  • Discovering, Developing, and Using Best Practices for GIS Management
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • Development of the GIS Management Body of Knowledge
    Ed Wells, GISP, Retired /URISA President, University Park, MD
  • Overview of the URISA GIS Management Survey
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
    Ed Wells, GISP, Retired /URISA President, University Park, MD


Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants

Speakers
avatar for Ed Wells, GISP

Ed Wells, GISP

Retired /URISA President
Ed Wells is retired after 33 years in the GIS field, including nine years as GIS manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is a URISA Past President, and member of the GMI, Professional Education, Policy Advisory, and Conference Planning Committees. During... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 18

2:00pm

Getting Hired With the Impactful Resume
In this interactive session, get tips and advice on crafting the resume that can propel you into your next career move. Learn what hiring managers look for as they evaluate resumes and submit your resume in advance to get personal input from representatives from different industry sectors.

Susan Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Lakewood, CO
Clare Brown, GISP, IT Manager/Website Administrator, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA



Speakers
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Susan Kamei oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute's academic and research programs. Her expertise in higher education administration includes collaborative and life-long... Read More →
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
John Nolte, GISP is the GIS Manager for Administrative Services at Denver Water in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Nolte has been involved in GIS for over 20 years in various positions, from analyst to GIS Coordinator to his current position as GIS Manager.Mr. Nolte is also president of the... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 19

2:00pm

URISA Professional Education Committee Meeting
URISA's Professional Education Committee will meet during this time slot in order to discuss workplans for the coming year.

PEC oversees the development and maintenance of URISA-approved professional educational materials. It also establishes guidelines for the development, review, and publication of URISA approved professional educational materials. The PEC ensures that these materials are developed and presented in accordance with URISA policies, membership interests, and Board strategic goals. The committee also coordinates the URISA portfolio of educational materials, identifying gaps, resolving overlaps, and assessing balance.

Interested in learning more and getting involved? Please join us!

Monday September 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Eglinton Winton

3:30pm

Exhibit Hall Break
Enjoy another quick refreshment break with GIS-Pro 2019 exhibitors! 

Monday September 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Salon A&B

4:00pm

Community Sustainability through GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This session will explore the use of GIS methods to identify the relationships between food-dependent vulnerabilities and community sustainability. Topics covered include commercial food diversion methods to reduce landfill volume and tracking post-disaster population movement at the Census block level using food stamp data.

  • Visualization Workflows in Jupyter Notebooks, ArcGIS Pro and Portal
    Al Mowbray, GIS Specialist, Oregon Metro, Portland, OR
  • Tracking Poverty Movement at the Census Block Level
    Lynn Dupont, GISP ASLA, GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA



Moderators
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA

Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA

GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
avatar for Al Mowbray

Al Mowbray

Associate GIS Specialist, Metro Data Resource Center
After completing a degree in Fine Arts from Iowa State University, I ran away to the Peace Corps for two years where I met my wife and began my professional journey toward science and conservation.  After settling in Oregon in 2004 I spent some time doing science education and environmental... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 21

4:00pm

Planning – In the Beginning - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
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



Moderators
CS

Cara Solon Atchison, LEED AP

Operations/Marketing Manager, Pond & Company

Speakers
ML

Mark Leipnik, PhD

Professor of Geography, Sam Houston State University
Mark Leipnik is a Professor of Geography since 1996. He is the author of two books, over 100 articles, and papers on GIS applications.
MP

Michelle Plaskett

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

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 →
avatar for Sara Kidd, GISP

Sara Kidd, GISP

Senior Regional Planner, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Sara Kidd is a Senior Regional Planner 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. Sara earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 15

4:00pm

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


Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 16

4:00pm

Get Your Head in the Clouds
What’s the cloud and what’s the big deal?  If you want to learn more about architecting your GIS program in the Cloud, this session will teach you how to get started and what your organization needs to consider.

  • An Analysis of the Process of Building a GIS from Scratch, for the Cloud
    John Maloney, Senior Lead Software Developer, S & P Global, Billings, MT
  • ArcGIS Server Architectures in the Cloud (AWS)
    Mark Korver, MCP/DA, Geospatial Lead - Solution Architecture Specialist Team, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA


Moderators
avatar for Angie Swirski

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Korver, MCP/DA

Mark Korver, MCP/DA

Geospatial Lead - Specialist Team, Amazon Web Services
Mark Korver is the Geospatial Lead on the Specialist Team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is based in Seattle. He has ten years of experience building Cloud solutions both as a customer and employee of AWS. Having founded companies with a geospatial focus, Mark is comfortable speaking... Read More →
avatar for John Maloney

John Maloney

Senior Lead Software Developer, S & P Global
I am a seasoned software engineer with a passion for delivering quality software by following established principles and standards. I love talking about anything scientific or engineering based and like to problem solve.



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 24

4:00pm

GIS Management Surf Stories
This roundtable will give GIS managers an opportunity to discuss shared experiences and challenges, find solutions, and plan for success.

  • GIS Managers' Roundtable
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation, Louisville, KY

Moderators
avatar for Doug Adams

Doug Adams

Engineering Program Manager, Baltimore County DPW

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley 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 develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 18

4:00pm

Distinguishing Yourself from the Pack
For young, entry-level, or emerging pros, it’s daunting to see job descriptions that require an increasing number of certifications, skills, and areas of expertise. Are all of these emerging technologies and competency expectations necessary, or are employers looking for a GIS unicorn? How do I know what skills will enhance my career and give me a competitive edge in the workplace? Following a Vanguard Cabinet presentation, participate in a discussion to explore the options.

  • How to Effectively Write and Tell Your GIS Story
    Micah Babinski, GISP, PMP, GIS Project Manager, ELYON International Inc (working on-site for Bureau of Land Management), Portland, OR
    Kevin Volz, GISP, Operations Lead, Evari GIS Consulting, San Diego, CA
  • How to Build Yourself as a GIS Unicorn?
    Christina Brunsvold, GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
    Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County


Moderators
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Susan Kamei oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute's academic and research programs. Her expertise in higher education administration includes collaborative and life-long... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Micah Babinski

Micah Babinski

GIS Project Manager, ELYON International Inc
Micah Babinski was born in Oakland, CA and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He earned a Bachelor's majoring in Geography from the University of Washington in 2011, and has worked in the GIS industry since 2010. He is currently a GIS Project Manager with ELYON International, working... Read More →
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology. In 2018, Christina was selected... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Volz, GISP

Kevin Volz, GISP

Director of Operations, Evari GIS Consulting
GIS, Management, GISP, Python, Spatial Analysis, Automation, Efficiency, Value, Leadership
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 19

4:00pm

Committee Meeting
Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eglinton Winton

4:00pm

Health & Equity: The Civic Engagement Component - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
These talks examine the benefits of public participation GIS and civic engagement at the local level.  They will discuss a variety of tools used to engage the public in decision making and data gathering.

  • Automation Increases Planning, Civic Engagement and Transparency
    Michael Shean, GISP, GIS Supervisor, M-NCPPC, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Leveraging Mobile GIS to Enrich Citizen Engagement in Making Healthy Communities
    Yunwoo Nam, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Moderators
avatar for Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Speakers
avatar for Yunwoo Nam

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 →
avatar for Michael Shean, GISP

Michael Shean, GISP

GIS Supervisor, M-NCPPC
Michael Shean is the GIS Supervisor for Prince George's County Planning Department and is responsible for the oversight of the GIS infrastructure and the development and management of new GIS initiatives.



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 22

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Enjoy this informal reception with our exhibitors, enjoy some refreshments, and get the specs you need to bring back to the office to streamline processes and make your GIS exemplary! 

Monday September 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Salon A&B
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

7:30am

8:00am

Breakfast with GIS-Pro 2019 Exhibitors
Enjoy breakfast this morning with our amazing exhibitors! The Exhibition is only open today until 11:30 AM, so spend your time gathering details about solutions!

Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Salon A&B

9:00am

Precision Addressing for Community GIS and 9-1-1 - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Locating addresses and people precisely and accurately is more important than ever. Finding the exact location of an address is a major focus of emergency responders and community data managers. Attend this presentation to learn more about location precision of addresses related to spatial reference systems, community data management, and related workflows for 9-1-1 emergency preparedness.

  • Addresses and Geographic Names as Spatial Reference Systems
    Martha Wells, GISP, Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC, University Park, MD
    Ed Wells, Retired, URISA Past President
  • How the State of Hawaii Reached Over 99% Synchronization Between MSAG and GIS
    Katja Krivoruchko, GIS Manager, Akimeka LLC, Kihei, HI



Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . 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 Masters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC
avatar for Ed Wells, GISP

Ed Wells, GISP

Retired /URISA President
Ed Wells is retired after 33 years in the GIS field, including nine years as GIS manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is a URISA Past President, and member of the GMI, Professional Education, Policy Advisory, and Conference Planning Committees. During... Read More →
avatar for Katja Krivoruchko

Katja Krivoruchko

GIS Manager, Akimeka LLC
I am part of the team at Akimeka that manages the GIS data for all PSAP (9-1-1) systems in the state of Hawai'i. We are based on the beautiful island of Maui. I am a perpetual student and recently earned an advanced degree in artificial intelligence from Georgia Tech. Prior to Akimeka... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 21

9:00am

GIS and Surveying - Technology, Trends and Policy - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This panel of GIS professionals and surveyors will discuss the state of parcels, technology, trends in managing and sharing, and report on the activity of the Property Records Industry Association’s (PRIA) efforts to integrate recorders into the parcel/assessment GIS.
 
  • Panelists
    Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri, Viena, VA
    Andrew Milanes, PE, GISP, Vice President, Environmental Science Services, Inc. (Es²), Denham Springs, LA
    TBD

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Buchanan

Jennifer Buchanan

Water Resources Engineer, GEI Consultants
Jennifer Buchanan is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and received a GIS Certificate of Achievement. She has nearly 20 years of years of experience as a Water Resources Engineer and GIS Specialist. Buchanan specializes in stormwater and sustainability... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Milanes

Andrew Milanes

Vice President, Environmental Science Services, Inc. (Es²)
Andrew Milanes is the Vice President at Environmental Science Services, Inc. (Es²) and has served as an engineer and project manager on numerous environmental and geospatial projects over the past 25 years. Mr. Milanes received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering... Read More →
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration.  As a recognized technology innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 15

9:00am

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

Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 16

9:00am

Taking Paper to the Sky
This session will discuss how Indiana American Water  took their manual, paper process of processing As-Builts to a digital workflow.  It will also feature a discussion of how UAS data can be used for as-built actualization and site monitoring.

  • Real Time Digital As-Builts: A Complete Review
    Ryan Moore, Senior GIS Analyst, Indiana American Water, Greenwood, IN
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems for As-Built Actualization and Site Monitoring
    Amal Suleiman, Civil Engineering, Land Design Consultants, Inc., Monrovia, CA


Moderators
avatar for Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County

Speakers
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Amal Suleiman

Civil Engineer, Land Design Consultants, Inc
Amal Suleiman is graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geospatial Engineering. She is sUAS certified and plans to obtain both EIT and LSIT licenses before graduation. Most of her projects include photogrammetry or remote sensing for... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore

Senior GIS Analyst, Indiana American Water
Ryan is a Senior GIS Analyst with Indiana American Water for about 5 years. Previous to that, Ryan spent 6 years in the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout. Ryan has his Bachelor's degree in Sustainable Management from Indiana University and is currently wrapping up a Master's... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 24

9:00am

Surviving the GIS Storm
Your organization has gone through a shakeup, now what?  This session will provide a road map to help GIS managers handle the unexpected and share a real life reorganization and innovated outcome.

  • Integrating GIS Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • From Reorg to Success
    John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Denver, CO


Moderators
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology. In 2018, Christina was selected... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
John Nolte, GISP is the GIS Manager for Administrative Services at Denver Water in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Nolte has been involved in GIS for over 20 years in various positions, from analyst to GIS Coordinator to his current position as GIS Manager.Mr. Nolte is also president of the... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 18

9:00am

Training the Trainer
Want to share your enthusiasm for GIS? In this session, get ideas from two projects that involve GIS teachers and trainers with students that promote geospatial curricula and are building a GIS-competent pipeline.

  • Approaches and Techniques in Teaching GIS for Adult Learners
    Fikriyah Winata, Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • The GEO Project: Geospatial Education and Outreach in Mississippi
    Gunnar Olson, GISP, ESRI Desktop Associate, Geospatial Technology Specialist, Mississippi State University-GRI, Stennis Space Center, MS


Moderators
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Gunnar Olson, GISP

Gunnar Olson, GISP

Geospatial Technologies Specialist, Mississippi State University
A Research Associate at Mississippi State University's Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), I have worked on the GEO (Geospatial Education and Outreach) Project for the past thirteen years. We are federally funded by NOAA to provide free geospatial education and outreach to Mississippi... Read More →
avatar for Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Ph.D Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fikriyah Winata (Fik) is a first-year Ph.D student with a concentration in health/medical geography. Her interest in vector-borne disease brought her to work at the Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology (GISSA) Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 19

9:00am

Committee Meeting
Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Eglinton Winton

9:00am

From Poverty Alleviation to Burning Villages, Using Spatial Analysis for Social Justice - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Using various forms of spatial analysis, the speakers will identify particular populations or locations in order to enhance public knowledge, improve policies, and protect vulnerable populations.

  • Hotspots of Enclave Communities of Registered Sexual Offenders in Alachua County
    Shefali Tripathi, PhD., GISP, City of Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
  • Cluster Identification and Potential Interventions for a Poverty Alleviation Program
    Delaney Almond, Geospatial Analyst, GeoAdaptive, Boston, MA
  • Monitoring for Village Burnings with SmallSats: A Case-Study in Myanmar
    Andrew Marx, Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA


Moderators
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

Enterprise Services Manager, Metro

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Marx

Andrew Marx

Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute
Andrew J. Marx is an associate professor of the practice of Spatial Sciences at the Spatial Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.Throughout his academic and professional career, he has focused on improving the uses... Read More →
avatar for Delaney Almond

Delaney Almond

GeoAdaptive
Delaney Almond is a GIS Analyst at GeoAdaptive. She performs spatial and statistical analysis to evaluate conditions at local and regional scales, which allows for informed recommendations for improvements to be made. She also has professional experience in the public sector, working... Read More →
avatar for Shefali Tripathi, PhD., GISP

Shefali Tripathi, PhD., GISP

Senior Police Planner, City of Gainesville
Shefali Tripathi is a certified Senior Police Planner at the Gainesville Police. She has over 17 years of advanced spatial analysis experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, and urban planning. Dr. Tripathi is also a Senior Research Fellow at the National Police Foundation... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 22

10:00am

Break in Exhibit Hall - Raffle drawings
The Exhibition shuts down after this hour-long break. Spend these last 60 valuable minutes gathering the specs you need to make solutions decisions for your organization.
And listen for your name to be called during the raffle prize drawings!

Tuesday October 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Salon A&B

11:00am

Modeling Data to Mitigate Emergencies - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Attend this session to learn how GIS modelling and data can be used to measure natural resource impacts during project design, measure situational awareness and resource management, and disaster trends for predicting future events.

  • How Close Was It? Assessing City Tornado Risk in Louisiana
    Michael Crosby, PhD, Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing and Jason Holderieath, PhD, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Ruston, LA
  • USGS Event Support Maps and the 3D Elevation Program - Lidar in FL, PR, and USVI
    Xan Fredericks, GISP, Lidar Coordinator/Associate National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey, St Petersburg, FL
    Chris Cretini, National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey, Lafayette, LA
  • NPDES and Natural Resource Tracking at Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)
    Marian Batton, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, JMT Technology Group, Hunt Valley, MD



Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Buchanan

Jennifer Buchanan

Water Resources Engineer, GEI Consultants
Jennifer Buchanan is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and received a GIS Certificate of Achievement. She has nearly 20 years of years of experience as a Water Resources Engineer and GIS Specialist. Buchanan specializes in stormwater and sustainability... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marian Batton

Marian Batton

Senior GIS Analyst, JMT Technology Group
I have been working with Baltimore City DPW, helping to grow their GIS program and utility datasets, for over 10 years. It's been challenging and rewarding to be involved with the program for this long. I love to travel and am about two-thirds of the way to visiting all 50 states... Read More →
CC

Chris Cretini

National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey
Chris Cretini works in the USGS National Geospatial Program and is located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, LA. He is The National Map liaison to Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, working to develop data acquisition and stewardship... Read More →
JH

Jason Holderieath, PhD

Assistant Professor of Agribusiness, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
MC

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 →
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) and is the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). She is a GISCI-certified GIS Professional (GISP) and... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 21

11:00am

CYA - Cover Your Assets - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
We all know that the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card gives the US infrastructure a well below average grade.  In order to efficiently begin the process begins with good planning.  Integrating data from legacy and disparate systems, databases and CAD is necessary.  Attend this session to learn how to get started on how to harmonize your data to get a full view of your assets.

  • The Planning, Implementation and Documentation of the Redesign and Harmonization
    Doug Adams, GISP, GIS Program Manager, Baltimore County, Maryland Department of Public Works, Towson, MD
  • Building and Leveraging GIS vs. CAD Infrastructure
    Arnab Bhowmick, Founder and CEO, Aakavs Aktivov Asset Management, Issaquah, WA



Speakers
avatar for Doug Adams

Doug Adams

Engineering Program Manager, Baltimore County DPW
avatar for Arnab Bhowmick

Arnab Bhowmick

Founder & CEO, Aakavs Aktivov Asset Management
Mr. Arnab Bhowmick is the Founder and CEO of Aakavs Aktivov Asset Management, which has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by US SBA in 2017. He and his team have implemented several technology including GIS, Asset Management, Cloud, Resilient systems over last couple decades... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 19

11:00am

Work Like a Pro - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Soooo much is happening with GIS and it’s hard to keep up.  Evolving technologies like the cloud, 64bit requirements, new languages and the list keeps growing.  Learn some tips of the trade and get the expert’s view on what works and what doesn’t.  Attend this session and take home practical and useful information from the experts.

  • Using Arcade for Symbology, Labels, and Field Calculations in ArcGIS
    Ashley Ratley, GIS Instructor, TeachMeGIS, Houston, TX
  • Do your GIS Workstations Have Enough Horsepower to Run ArcGIS Pro?
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP, CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA



Moderators
avatar for David Alford, GISP

David Alford, GISP

GIS Manager, Environmental Science Services, Inc.
GIS Manager and GISP at Es² with over 20 years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) development, implementation and analysis through civil, military, and private projects.

Speakers
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Ashley Ratley

GIS Instructor, TeachMeGIS
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 15

11:00am

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

Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 16

11:00am

Drone On - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
The use of drones is steadily increasing across organizations.  From crisis management, fire detection, and water tank inspections, this new technology is allowing organizations to quickly collect data that is needed to make important decisions.  But with increasing use of drones, it is important to understand many planning variables, including data acquisition and processing, integration with GIS, and traffic management to minimize risk.

  • NKYdroneLAB
    Ryan Hermann, UAS Analyst and Trisha Brush, GISP, Director of GIS, Planning and Development Services/LINK-GIS, Fort Mitchell, KY
  • Designing 3D Air Road Networks for Low-Altitude UAV
    Junhee Youn, Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Goyang , South Korea
  • Leveraging sUAV Capabilities in the GIS World
    Jason Amadori, GISP, Principal Business Development Director, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC / Atkins, N.A., Orlando, FL



Moderators
avatar for Daniel Hendren, GISP

Daniel Hendren, GISP

Sales Executive, CycloMedia Technology

Speakers
avatar for Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Director of GIS, Planning and Development Services/LINK-GIS
avatar for Jason Amadori, GISP

Jason Amadori, GISP

Principal Business Development Director, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC / Atkins, N.A.
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 skilled... Read More →
avatar for Junhee Youn

Junhee Youn

Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Junhee Youn is a research fellow in KICT since 2012. He was a senior Spatial Information Consultant in SAMSUNG SDS. His research areas are focussed on UAV application in construction area, and automatic feature extractioin from the various sensor data.
avatar for Ryan Hermann

Ryan Hermann

UAS Analyst, Planning and Development Services/LINK-GIS



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 24

11:00am

Which Wave Do I Ride First? - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
If you feel overwhelmed at work and    need help prioritizing your workload, this session is for you.  Come and get ideas that you can put to use as soon as you get back to work.

  • Visualize Your Work!
    Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, Applications Manager, Collin County, McKinney, TX


Moderators
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Executive, Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Wendy is the East Coast Business Development Manager for GISinc's State and Local Government team. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Geography and Certificate in GIS. Wendy has also earned a Masters in GIS Administration from the University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Applications Manager, Collin County
Tim was hired at Collin County in 1992. He established a student internship program in 1994. He launched GIS and Agile/Scrum at Collin County. GIS was his first love, and Agile is his new love.Twitter: @plotboyTAGS: GIS, Agile, Scrum, Government, Dallas Cowboys



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 18

11:00am

Spatial Analysis for Community Health - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This session reviews various spatial analyses related to community health impacts, including overall health equity, HPV screening for a community segment, and drug deaths on a county level across the US. All three presentations use spatial analysis to identify clustering among the data to identify hotspots and potential target areas for focusing community efforts for education and assistance.

  • Mapping Attitudes towards Health Equity and Justice Using the Max-P Algorithm
    Peter Herman, Research Methodologist and Ned English, Senior Research Methodologist, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Death By Drugs: A Spatio-temporal Analysis of Drug Epidemic in the U.S.
    Navya Tripathi, Student, Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL


Moderators
avatar for Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Director, School of Public Health-Bloomington IT Services, Indiana University, Bloomington
Bernadette de Leon has been a certified GISP since 2013. In her job as IT director at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B), she supports academic computing as well as spatial analysis for researchers. Additionally, she has developed and taught undergraduate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Navya Tripathi

Navya Tripathi

Student, Buchholz High School
avatar for Ned English

Ned English

Senior Research Methodologist, NORC at the University of Chicago
Ned English is a Senior Research Methodologist with considerable experience geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analyses, sample design, global positioning systems, and data analysis. Ned is responsible for the Geographic Information GIS capacity at NORC, in addition to... Read More →
avatar for Peter Herman

Peter Herman

Research Methodologist, NORC at the University of Chicago
Peter Herman is a Research Methodologist at NORC at the University of Chicago. Herman has considerable experience in data analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), data visualization and web design. He has served as the lead programmer on several NORC interactive data tools... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 22

11:00am

Committee Meeting
Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Eglinton Winton

12:00pm

Lunch on own
take the opportunity to grab a bite for lunch at any of dozens of restaurants in the immediate area. You can't go wrong with wherever you decide to go!


Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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!


Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Eglinton Winton

12:00pm

URISA Equity & Social Justice Committee Meeting
Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Accuracy Isn’t Everything, but it is GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Gone are the days of complicated workflows and expensive hardware to collect accurate data in the field and from your citizens.  Leveraging computing power in smartphones, cellular networks and the cloud leapfrogs outdated methodologies.  Attend this session and learn how to BYOD (bring your own device) to collect high accuracy data and get your community engaged.

  • Cloud Based GIS Data Collection Workflows with Real-Time Corrections
    Kevin Cormier, MGIS Sales Consultant, Navigation Electronics, Inc., Lafayette, LA
    Liz Lowe, GIS Technician/Construction Manager’s Assistant, New Orleans, LA
  • GPS is Changing a lot - Collecting 3D, Survey-Grade Data on your Mobile Device
    Eric Gakstatter, Principal Consultant Discovery Management Group, West Linn, OR
  • Using The GeoProfile to Inform, Engage and Connect with Citizens
    Timothy Oliver, Director, Horry County Government/IT/GIS, Conway, SC


Moderators
avatar for Andrew Milanes

Andrew Milanes

Vice President, Environmental Science Services, Inc. (Es²)
Andrew Milanes is the Vice President at Environmental Science Services, Inc. (Es²) and has served as an engineer and project manager on numerous environmental and geospatial projects over the past 25 years. Mr. Milanes received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Cormier

Kevin Cormier

MGIS Sales Consultant, Navigation Electronics, Inc.
Kevin is originally from Gueydan, Louisiana (the Duck Capital of America) and he grew up working in the rice fields in his home state. After some work experience in the Energy industry, Kevin decided to pursue a degree in AutoCad. This led him to NEI, where he has worked his way... Read More →
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Liz Lowe

GIS Technician/Construction Manager Assistant, New Orleans City Park
avatar for Eric Gakstatter

Eric Gakstatter

Principal GNSS Consultant, Discovery Management Group
Eric Gakstatter has been involved in the GPS/GNSS industry for more than 25 years as a product manager and power user. Since 2000, he’s been a power user of GPS/GNSS technology as well as a consultant with capital management companies; federal, state and local government agencies... Read More →
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Timothy Oliver

Director, Horry County Government/IT/GIS
Tim has over 26 years experience in the Local Government arena (10 Years in Rock Island, IL and 17 years at Horry County.) He is currently the CIO for Horry County. All line of business applications (deployment, ongoing support, web development and GIS) are under his direction. The... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 15

1:30pm

Innovating Historical GIS and High-Production Mapping - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This session will review lessons learned and optimal project workflows for high-production throughput for multi-scale mapping, historical GIS development, and community architecture tracking.

  • Multi-Scale Mapping with Large Production Output – Lessons Learned and Moving Forward
    Sara Boyer, Graphics Specialist, USGS – NGTOC, Lakewood, CO
    William Marken, GISP, Chief, Cartographic Applied Research Section, USGS – NGTOC, Rolla, MO
  • Discovering Mid-Century Architecture in State College, Pennslyvania
    Albert Rozo, Digital Preservation Specialist, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA
  • Urbanizing Kitchener Waterloo: A Historical Geospatial Perspective
    Eva Dodsworth, Geospatial Data Services Librarian and Markus Wieland, GIS Specialist, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada



Moderators
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) and is the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). She is a GISCI-certified GIS Professional (GISP) and... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Marken

Chief, Cartographic Applied Research Section, U.S. Geological Survey
avatar for Eva Dodsworth

Eva Dodsworth

Geospatial Data Services Librarian, University of Waterloo
avatar for Sara Boyer

Sara Boyer

Graphics Specialist, USGS - NGTOC
Sara is the Graphics Specialist for the USGS, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center in the Applied Research department in support of US Topo as well as Contour Generation and additional projects. Sara holds a BS degree in Geology from Montana State University, a GIS certificated... Read More →
avatar for Albert Rozo

Albert Rozo

Digital Preservation Specialist, Penn State University Libraries
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Markus Wieland

GIS Specialist, University of Waterloo



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 21

1:30pm

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

Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 16

1:30pm

Seeing it All: Above and Beyond - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session will cover many aspects of imagery: high resolution, oblique, panoramic street-level, terrestrial LiDAR, and satellite. Discussion will include mitigation strategies, tax assessment use cases, flood elevation analysis, maximizing societal benefits, and data clarity.

  • Enhancing Military Maneuver Impacts Assessments with Multispectral Satellite Imagery
    Keith Olson, GISP, GIS Coordinator, Idaho Military Division, Sustainable Range Program, Kuna, ID
  • High Resolution Imagery & Data Collection with Cost Sharing
    Alexander Hepp, Director of Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., Manahawkin, NJ
    Conrad Comeaux, Tax Assessor, Lafayette Parish, Lafayette, LA
  • The Resolution Revolution: Improving Data Clarity
    David Petterson, GISP, Director, Product Management, EagleView, Bellevue, WA


Moderators
avatar for Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Director of GIS, Planning and Development Services/LINK-GIS

Speakers
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.
avatar for Conrad Comeaux

Conrad Comeaux

Assessor, Lafayette Parish Tax Assessor
Serving as Assessor since 2001, Conrad has taken the Lafayette Parish Assessor's office from manual typewriters, dummy terminals and no maps into the digital age at high speed. Currently, his office has migrated the mapping to ESRI's parcel fabric and ARCGIS Online. Conrad has also... Read More →
avatar for Keith Olson, GISP

Keith Olson, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Idaho Military Division, Sustainable Range Program
I've been working with GIS applications to military lands management and range safety operations for over a decade. Dabbled a bit in remote sensing and web mapping for project support.
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David Petterson, GISP

Director, Product Management, EagleView



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 24

1:30pm

Unleashing your Entrepreneurial Spirit...Without Breaking It - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session will bring together experienced GIS solutions providers and consultants to discuss and answer your questions about starting and building your own GIS business.

  • Unleashing your Entrepreneurial Spirit...Without Breaking It
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP, CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Chief Executive Officer, Data Transfer Solution, LLC, Orlando, FL
    Teresa Townsend, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC

Moderators
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

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 Engineer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh

Allen Ibaugh

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 18

1:30pm

Modeling Health Risk Exposures from Zoonotic to Geologic - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Learn about employing GIS models in order to identify various health risks.  The talks cover a wide range of locations and scales.

  • Building Habitat Suitability Model of Ixodes scapularis (Deer/Blacklegged Tick)
    Fikriyah Winata, Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Investigation of Chronic Arsenic Exposure in Rural Florida Panhandle
    Maya Richardson, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant and Rebecca Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Using GIS for Defining and Analyzing Health Demand Locations in Jeddah City
    Abdulkader Murad, FCInstCES, Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Moderators
avatar for Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Director, School of Public Health-Bloomington IT Services, Indiana University, Bloomington
Bernadette de Leon has been a certified GISP since 2013. In her job as IT director at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B), she supports academic computing as well as spatial analysis for researchers. Additionally, she has developed and taught undergraduate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Professor, King Abdulaziz University
Prof. Abdulkader A. Murad is a Fallow at the Charted Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, FCInstCES. Currently, he is the GIS and IT Advisor for the Vice President for projects in king AbdulAziz University and a Professor of GIS in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning... Read More →
avatar for Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Ph.D Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fikriyah Winata (Fik) is a first-year Ph.D student with a concentration in health/medical geography. Her interest in vector-borne disease brought her to work at the Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology (GISSA) Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University... Read More →
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Maya Richardson, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 22

1:30pm

Engaging GIS Students in the Community - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Spatial technologies are empowering students to be involved in their local communities. Learn how GIS professionals and faculty are leading elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate college students using the power of GIS to understand and contribute to their environments.

  • Introduction of Geo-spatial Technologies: GIS in Secondary Education
    Dawson Belk, GISC, Jr., Web Developer, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • GIS Day Savannah: How We've Introduced GIS to 1000s of Students
    Lara Hall, GISP, GIS Director, Chatham County Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, Savannah, GA
    Thomas Jeanquart, Senior Systems GIS Analyst, City of Savannah, Savannah, GA
  • The Urban Scene – Student Exploration of Town Using Survey 123
    Michael Crosby, Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing and Bryant Devillier, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Ruston, LA


Moderators
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
As Managing Director of the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Susan Kamei oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute's academic and research programs. Her expertise in higher education administration includes collaborative and life-long... Read More →

Speakers
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Thomas Jeanquart

Senior Systems GIS Analyst, City of Savannah
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Lara Hall

GIS Director, Chatham County Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission
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Bryant Devillier

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University-School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
avatar for Dawson Belk

Dawson Belk

Jr. Web Developer, Louisiana Tech University
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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 →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 19

1:30pm

Vanguard Cabinet Committee Meeting
Learn more about the great initiatives and activities of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals. Get involved!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County


Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Eglinton Winton

3:15pm

Lightning Talks & "Mappy Hour"
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 be invited.

  • 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: Harmonizing the Past with the Future: Data Synchronization between an ArcGIS Online Feature Layer and a SQL Database
    Jeremy Mullins, Student, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • 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
  • Park Redevelopment Changes in Blight Fines in a Post-industrial Community
    Myra Tetteh, MPP, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Detroit, MI
  • Addresses and Geographic Names as Spatial Reference Systems
    Martha Wells, GISP, Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC , University Park, MD
  • GISCorps Update
    Allen Ibaugh, GISP, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
  • Using ArcGIS Online to Create Maps of College Campuses
    Michael Crosby, PhD., Assistant Professor-GIS and Remote Sensing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • Comparing Land Cover Change for Paradise, California before and after Camp Fire
    Shobha Sriharan, Professor of Environmental Science, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA



Moderators
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, NewLight Technologies
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator

Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh

Allen Ibaugh

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

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 →
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC
avatar for Alyssa Randall

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 →
avatar for Jeremy Mullins

Jeremy Mullins

Graduate Student, University of West Florida
I am a student currently in the online GIS Master's program for the University of West Florida; my degree will be in GIS Administration.My passions include spatial analysis of climate variability across the Atlantic as well as public-safety-focused GIS database design, schema, and... 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 →
avatar for Myra Tetteh, MPP

Myra Tetteh, MPP

PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Public Health
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 doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan School of... Read More →
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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.
avatar for James Riechel

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 →
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Mason Richardson

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

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 →
avatar for Shobha Sriharan

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 →
avatar for Taylor Esco

Taylor Esco

Student, Auburn University
I am a city planner and marketing researcher. My background gives me the ability to deeply understand the demographics of any target market and to customize distinct plans for communities. I am able to visualize my market research findings and policy creation through Graphical Information... Read More →



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

6:00pm

GIS-Pro 2019 Social at Fulton Alley
Just a block away, we're going to have fun and games at Fulton Alley tonight! Food, un-hosted bars, bowling, lots of games, and camaraderie will fill the evening!

Bring your name badge and social event ticket and prepare for a good time!


Tuesday October 1, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fulton Alley 600 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

7:30am

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 11:30am
First Floor Event Registration Area

8:30am

URISA Community Resilience Taskforce: Lessons Learned and Next Steps - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This panel will explore how GIS has been used to promote disaster resilience. Learn what data you need, what challenges you might expect when collecting and disseminating data, and what best practices you should employ. This is also a great opportunity to share your own experience with using GIS for disaster resilience with the task force.

  • Panelists:
    Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
    Bradley Dean CFM, CE, Communications & Partnerships Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Shane Hubbard, Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP, Program Specialist, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI

Speakers
BD

Bradley Dean CFM, CE

Communications & Partnerships Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Bradley Dean is a Communications and Partnerships Specialist with FEMA's Risk Management Directorate. Additionally, he is the Communications Working Group Chair for URISA's Community Resilience Task Force.
avatar for Tari Martin

Tari Martin

Program Manager, 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 Enforcement... Read More →
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Shane Hubbard, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 21

8:30am

Geospatial Data Act and COGO’s NSDI Report Card - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This presentation will describe the connection between the Coalition of Geospatial Organization Report Card and the Geospatial Data Act of 2018, and the progress that has been made to date with the NSDI, as well as the work that remains for the geospatial community.

Cy Smith, GISP, Oregon State Geographic Information Officer, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office, Salem, OR
Glenn O'Grady, GISP, Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission, Encinitas, CA
Ed Wells, Retired, URISA Past President



Moderators
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Cy Smith, GISP

Cy Smith, GISP

Oregon State Geographic Information Office, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
Cy Smith, GISP is the State GIO for Oregon. He has been the President of URISA, President of NSGIC, and Chair of the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations.
avatar for Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
Michael Glenn O’Grady was the founding chair of URISA’s PAC and is currently serving as chairman again, in addition to being on the URISA board. He has been a member of URISA since 1979 and is a former URISA president. O’Grady retired from local government in 2006 after spending... Read More →
avatar for Ed Wells, GISP

Ed Wells, GISP

Retired /URISA President
Ed Wells is retired after 33 years in the GIS field, including nine years as GIS manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is a URISA Past President, and member of the GMI, Professional Education, Policy Advisory, and Conference Planning Committees. During... Read More →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 15

8:30am

Esri Learning Lab

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

Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 16

8:30am

Using Lidar and Field Data to Advance Transportation, Utilities, and Engineering - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Learn how communities and various transportation departments are utilizing Lidar-derived products and field data collecting techniques to improve efficiencies and engineering development.

  • Collecting Statewide Rail Crossing Inventories with a Smartphone App
    Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP, Senior Geospatial Professional, HDR, Orlando, FL
  • High Density Aerial Lidar for Transportation and Hydraulics Engineering
    Matt Vinopal, CP, CMS, GISP, Project Professional, Ayres Associates, Madison, WI


Moderators
avatar for Caitlyn Meyer

Caitlyn Meyer

Project Manager, GeoDecisions
Caitlyn executes projects for GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s enterprise geospatial IT division, managing requirements definition, system development life cycles, client interaction, stakeholder coordination, subcontractor oversight, and ongoing status reporting for key client... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vinopal, CP, CMS, GISP

Matt Vinopal, CP, CMS, GISP

Project Professional, Ayres Associates
Matt joined Ayres Associates in 1999 as a survey and stereo compilation technician and has been the LiDAR supervisor since 2005. Matt is responsible for LiDAR flight planning, oversight of LiDAR and stereo compilation production, metadata development, accuracy reporting and final... Read More →
avatar for Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP

Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP

Senior Geospatial Professional, 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 →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 24

8:30am

Let’s Get Together - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Communication is key to successful GIS implementation.  This session will discuss how to bring the silos together toward a common goal, including outreach, whether it is just within your organization or trying to bring multiple organizations together.

  • GIS as a Cross-Fertilizing Technology: GISMO and NYC
    Jack Eichenbaum, Ph.D., Geography Adjunct Professor, Hunter College (CUNY),, Flushing, NY
  • Unlocking the Value of GIS: An Organizational Development Perspective
    Aaron Licker, BA, ADP GIS, GISP in progress, Principal, Licker Geospatial Consulting Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Aaron Licker

Aaron Licker

Principal, Geospatial Consulting
As principal of Licker Geospatial Consulting Co. (LGeo), Aaron has been consulting as a GIS professional for over twelve years. In that time, he has cultivated strong relationships with dozens of clients and colleagues who hold his work in high esteem. Aaron has a reputation for innovative... Read More →
avatar for Jack Eichenbaum

Jack Eichenbaum

Geography, Adjunct Professor; Board member; Explorer, Hunter College (CUNY); GISMO; GeogNYC.com
Jack Eichenbaum holds a Ph.D. in Urban Geography (University of Michigan, 1972.) His research employed GIS (then known as computerized cartography.) His knowledge of digital NYC comes from a career in the Property Division of the NYC Department of Finance collecting data and modeling... Read More →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 18

8:30am

Soup to Nuts: A Bite-Size Approach to Mentoring and Networking
I’m new to GIS and have SOOO many questions. Who can give me advice? How do I get involved and build my network? How do I connect with someone who is willing to be my mentor? What should I expect from a mentor and what is expected of me as a mentee? Believe it or not, mentoring and networking is a symbiotic relationship. In this session, discuss doable steps that will foster an emerging career.

  • Mentoring Tomorrows GIS Leaders
    Christina Brunsvold, GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
    Kristin Johnston, GIS Technician, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, North Carolina
    Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP, GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA
    Clare Brown, GISP, IT Manager/Website Administrator, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA
    Carl Anderson, GISP, Consultant, NewLight Technologies, Bradenton, FL


Moderators
avatar for Alex Lopez-Rogina

Alex Lopez-Rogina

GIS Coordinator, Madison Utilities

Speakers
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, NewLight Technologies
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . 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 Masters... Read More →
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology. In 2018, Christina was selected... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Johnston

Kristin Johnston

GIS Technician, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 19

8:30am

Committee Meeting
Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Eglinton Winton

8:30am

Techniques & Tools in Community Data Collection and Analysis - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
How we collect data and produce maps have important community and social justice implications.  These three presenters will discuss techniques for developing data and visualizations which can be used to improve understanding and empower local citizens.

  • Tracking Racial Disparity in California
    Rob Graham, GISP, Database Architect, Advancement Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leveraging Python to Improve Geospatial Workflows
    Dave Grolling, MPSGIS, GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, DC
  • Participatory GIS and Data Capacity Building
    Katie Pickett, MGIS, Partner and Data Specialist, Cadasta Foundation, Arlington, VA


Moderators
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center

Speakers
avatar for Katie Pickett, MGIS

Katie Pickett, MGIS

Partner and Data Specialist, Cadasta Foundation
Katie Pickett is a geospatial and international development professional with a graduate degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and an undergraduate degree in International Studies, Africana Studies. Katie has provided expert geospatial solutions for international non-governmental... Read More →
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Rob Graham

Database Architect, Advancement Project
avatar for David Grolling, MPS

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 records... Read More →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 22

10:00am

Coffee Break
Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom Foyer

10:30am

Closing Session & Keynote Address - Are You Prepared For The New Datums? - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
It's the Closing Session & Keynote Address already?

Active members of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee will provide an update on legislative activity and the use of a tracking tool to keep current.

We are pleased to bring you Denis Riordan, PSM of NOAA, National Geodetic Survey as the 'cherry on top', bringing an exciting and valuable week to a close. He will discuss ....
Are You Prepared For The New Datums?
Building upon the latest technology, the National Geodetic Survey will improve the National Spatial Reference System by replacing the North American Datum of 1983 and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 with a new geometric frame and geopotential datum in 2022. Are you prepared for this change? Have you decided how you will be making this transformation? Dr. Denis Riordan will explain how this change could impact your data and what you should be doing now to prepare.

Then, we'll wrap up GIS-Pro 2019 with a little look-back at the preceding days and look ahead to GIS-Pro 2020 in Baltimore!

Speakers
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Denis Riordan

Geodesist, NOAA, National Geodetic Survey
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Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Founding Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce has been providing GIS planning and implementation management services, public policy formulation, and organizational therapy to cities, counties, and utility companies for over 40 years. Bruce was Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee... Read More →
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Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
Michael Glenn O’Grady was the founding chair of URISA’s PAC and is currently serving as chairman again, in addition to being on the URISA board. He has been a member of URISA since 1979 and is a former URISA president. O’Grady retired from local government in 2006 after spending... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom AB

11:30am

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.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom AB

1:00pm

URISA Board of Directors’ Meeting & Lunch
Now that GIS-Pro 2019 is completed, it's time for the URISA Board to get back to work!
This will be Keri Brennan's first meeting as URISA President, in addition to the new President-Elect and three new Directors who are elected by the membership during the summer. 

Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eglinton Winton