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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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Sunday, September 29
 

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

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

Speakers
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 →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 21, 1st Floor
  • 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

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle. Previously I was the GIS Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder... Read More →
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 22, 1st Floor

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

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte IT 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 →
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 →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 15, 1st Floor
  • 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

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

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

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 24, 1st Floor

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
Ed Wells, GISP, Retired /URISA President

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

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

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 →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon 18, 1st Floor

8:30am

OFFSITE: Small Unmanned Systems (sUAS) for Mapping - Full-Day Workshop* - AICP/CM Approved 8.5 - NO AVAILABILITY
REACHED CAPACITY - Please select a different workshop
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
avatar for Chad Netto, GISP

Chad Netto, GISP

Chief Operating Officer, 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 - FULL

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

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

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
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 →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

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

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
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, 1st Floor

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 22, 1st Floor

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 21, 1st Floor