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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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Data Management and Analysis [clear filter]
Monday, September 30
 

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
    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
    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, PhD GISP CISA

David Lanter, PhD GISP CISA

Director IT Auditing and Cyber Security Graduate Program, Temple University
This pioneering geospatial metadata scientist enjoys helping multidisciplinary teams design, develop and secure high-performance intelligent data production and spatial decision support systems.

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 John Derek Morgan

John Derek Morgan

Assistant Professor of GIS, University of West Florida
John D. Morgan (Derek) is the primary faculty for the new online GIS Master's program offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. Morgan, who is an Assistant Professor, graduated from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Geography.Morgan has over fifteen years... 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 →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 18, 1st Floor

2:30pm

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




Moderators
avatar for Liz Lowe

Liz Lowe

GIS Technician/Construction Manager Assistant, New Orleans City Park
Liz Lowe has worked at New Orleans City Park for the past five years. She started the GIS program from scratch as an intern, and she continues to help her co-workers organize their data. While out in the field she works with sub-contractors who either have uncovered a utility feature... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Russell Prentice

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 Derek Morgan

John Derek Morgan

Assistant Professor of GIS, University of West Florida
John D. Morgan (Derek) is the primary faculty for the new online GIS Master's program offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. Morgan, who is an Assistant Professor, graduated from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Geography.Morgan has over fifteen years... Read More →
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 non-profit 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. My... Read More →



Monday September 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon 18, 1st Floor

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
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Cara Solon Atchison, LEED AP

Operations/Marketing Manager, Pond & Company

Speakers
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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.
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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 18, 1st Floor
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

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, Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor
    Andrew Milanes, PE, GISP, Professional Engineer
    Brad Holleman, Professional Land Surveyor
    Eric Gakstatter, GPS Expert, Editor Geospatial Solutions

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
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 →
avatar for Andrew Milanes, GISP

Andrew Milanes, GISP

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 →
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Brad Holleman

Professional Land Surveyor, SJB Group
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 →


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

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



Moderators
avatar for Liz Lowe

Liz Lowe

GIS Technician/Construction Manager Assistant, New Orleans City Park
Liz Lowe has worked at New Orleans City Park for the past five years. She started the GIS program from scratch as an intern, and she continues to help her co-workers organize their data. While out in the field she works with sub-contractors who either have uncovered a utility feature... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Adams, GISP

Doug Adams, GISP

Engineering Program Manager, Baltimore County DPW
Doug is the GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works. He has over 30 years of experience in geospatial industry. Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs... Read More →
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, 1st Floor

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
avatar for Ashley Ratley

Ashley Ratley

GIS Instructor, TeachMeGIS
Ashley Ratley is a trainer, consultant, and curriculum developer at TeachMeGIS, a company that travels the world to deliver GIS training to users. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, and has a Master of GIS in progress, also from Texas A&M. In her free... Read More →
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 18, 1st Floor

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, GISP

Andrew Milanes, GISP

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 →
avatar for Liz Lowe

Liz Lowe

GIS Technician/Construction Manager Assistant, New Orleans City Park
Liz Lowe has worked at New Orleans City Park for the past five years. She started the GIS program from scratch as an intern, and she continues to help her co-workers organize their data. While out in the field she works with sub-contractors who either have uncovered a utility feature... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Timothy Oliver

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 18, 1st Floor

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 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 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 William Marken

William Marken

Chief, Cartographic Applied Research Section, U.S. Geological Survey
I am the Chief, of the Cartographic Applied Research Section for the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) for the U.S. Geological Survey. This section is located within the Applied Research Branch of the Innovations office for NGTOC. Translated, I supervise a... Read More →
avatar for Albert Rozo

Albert Rozo

Digital Preservation Specialist, Penn State University Libraries
avatar for Eva Dodsworth

Eva Dodsworth

Geospatial Data Services Librarian, University of Waterloo
Eva Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo library where is specializes in teaching GIS and map-related content to the university community. Eva's interests include historical cartographic research, teaching geoweb applications and digital... Read More →
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Markus Wieland

GIS Specialist, University of Waterloo



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 21, 1st Floor
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

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

Speakers
avatar for Cy Smith, GISP

Cy Smith, GISP

Oregon State Geospatial Information Officer, 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 18, 1st Floor