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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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Community Resiliency and Sustainability [clear filter]
Monday, September 30
 

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 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 →
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Joshua Viers, Ph.D.

Professor, University of California
Professor Joshua Viers is a water resources management expert with interests in the geospatial aspects of watershed science with research activities in restoration, environmental flows, hydropower reoperation and optimization, and sustainable systems. He is the UC Merced campus director... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Chintamani Kandel

Chintamani Kandel

Geographer, USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center
Chintamani is a Geographer at the United States Geological Survey. He performs GIS analysis and develops interactive GIS applications. He holds M.S. degree in Geospatial Technologies from the consortium of European universities under Erasmus Mundus program.



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 21, 1st Floor

2:30pm

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
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →

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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon 21, 1st Floor

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, 1st Floor
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

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
Katja is 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... Read More →



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

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, 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, GISP

Jennifer Buchanan, GISP

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
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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 →
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate 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 →
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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 →
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 →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 21, 1st Floor
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

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
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Dean CFM, CE

Bradley Dean CFM, CE

Communications & Partnerships Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Bradley is a Communications and Partnership Specialist with FEMA’s Risk Management Directorate (RMD) leading the RMD’s partnership strategy and the Resilient Nation Partnership Network. He also is the Secretariat for the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) and the Deputy... Read More →
avatar for Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

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, 1st Floor