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Geospatial Technology Innovations [clear filter]
Monday, September 30
 

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.

  • Importance of GIS in Next Generation 9-1-1
    Steve Marzolf, Director, Virginia Information Technologies Agency, Richmond, 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
  • Who Get’s the Call? Best Practices for ESB Creation and Maintenance
    Melissa Liebert, GIS Technician II/Cartographer, Wahkiakum County, Cathlamet, WA
  • 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





Moderators
Speakers
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 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 →
avatar for Melissa Liebert

Melissa Liebert

GIS Analyst, Comtech Telecommunications Corp
Melissa Liebert is a GIS Analyst with Comtech Telecommunications.
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 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 →



Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 24, 1st Floor

2:30pm

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
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments... Read More →
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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon 24, 1st Floor

2:30pm

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.

  • 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, Philadelphia, PA


Moderators
MR

Martin Roche, GISP

Director of Operations, Avineon, Inc.

Speakers
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.
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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon 22, 1st Floor

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 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.
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 →



Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 24, 1st Floor
 
Tuesday, October 1
 

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
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments... Read More →

Speakers
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 →
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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 →



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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hermann

Ryan Hermann

UAV Analyst, Planning and Development Services of Kenton County
Ryan Hermann has been with LINK-GIS/PDS since 2014. As the UAV Analyst, Ryan is responsible for all UAV/Drone projects (NKYdroneLAB) at PDS. This includes aerial photography collection, inspections, planning, emergency response, data processing, and analysis. Ryan is a certified Part... Read More →
avatar for Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Director of GIS, Planning and Development Services/LINK-GIS
Trisha Brush leads an award winning 34-year-old GIS Partnership: LINKGIS. In her 22 years of experience managing geospatial technologies involving planning, GIS, geospatial analysis, ROI, business processes, BI, permitting systems, utilities, cartography and GPS. Trisha is a Certified... Read More →
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.



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

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
  • The Resolution Revolution: Improving Data Clarity
    Phil Gardner, Director, Technical Manager, EagleView, Bellevue, WA
  • High Resolution Imagery & Data Collection with Cost Sharing
    Conrad Comeaux, Tax Assessor, Lafayette Parish, Lafayette, LA
    Daniel Hendren, GISP, Sales Executive, CycloMedia Technology
    Alexander Hepp, Director of Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., Manahawkin, NJ 


Moderators
avatar for Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Trisha Wildey Brush, GISP

Director of GIS, Planning and Development Services/LINK-GIS
Trisha Brush leads an award winning 34-year-old GIS Partnership: LINKGIS. In her 22 years of experience managing geospatial technologies involving planning, GIS, geospatial analysis, ROI, business processes, BI, permitting systems, utilities, cartography and GPS. Trisha is a Certified... Read More →

Speakers
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.
avatar for Phil Gardner

Phil Gardner

Technical Manager, EagleView
Phil Gardner is a Technical Manager with EagleView. Phil began his career in the city of Louisville’s GIS Department. With nearly a decade of experience working with geospatial data and technology for public and private sector agencies, Phil has helped dozens of organizations become... Read More →
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 Daniel Hendren, GISP

Daniel Hendren, GISP

Sales Executive, CycloMedia
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon 24, 1st Floor
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

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 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 →
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 →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 24, 1st Floor