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Thursday, October 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
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This session will provide an overview of different projects utilizing open source GIS solutions and products. They will discuss how you can use it and how it might benefit your organization, as well as discussing potential drawbacks.

Moderator: Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM
    Building Apps on Open Source 3D Software
    Carl Anderson, GISP, Create Real Estate, Sarasota, FL
  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM
    OpenAddresses, OpenStreetMap and Local Data: Crowdsourced Address Data and You
    Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus LLC, University Park, MD
    Matthew Yurman, Spatial Focus, Avondale Estates, GA 
  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM
    Using Open Source GIS to Support Agricultural Intensification in Africa
    Matt Stevenson, MUP, CORE GIS LLC, Seattle, WA
    Karsten Vennemann, TerraGIS, Seattle, WA

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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Vice President of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations of the GIS Services and Engineering & Technical Services teams, developing methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions... Read More →

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Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
Martha Wells, GISP is a founder of Spatial Focus LLC. She is also co-author of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (FGDC), and the URISA workshop on addressing. She is a member of the National Academy of Science Mapping Advisory Committee. She... Read More →
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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Systems Architect, New Light Technologies Inc
Carl Anderson, GISP supports Federal, State, Local and Private partners with geospatial needs. he is a former URISA President and has 30+ years of geospatial experience.
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Sara Yurman, GISP

Geodata Architects, Spatial Focus Inc
Sara is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a GIS consultancy started in 1998. Her work with Spatial Focus has been all over the United States, with international projects in places such as Abu Dhabi, Serbia, Indonesia and Malawi. She manages Spatial Focus production staff, often... Read More →
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Matt Stevenson

Principal, CORE GIS
Matt Stevenson is Principal at CORE GIS where he specializes in cartography, spatial analysis, web mapping, and GIS project management. He works primarily with government agencies and non-profits focused on public policy, natural resources, and conservation.
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Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann is a GIS professional with more than 20 years of expertise in GIS and project management. His background is in Geography and Soil Science and he holds a Diploma (Master of Sc.) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a Master’s Degree from UC Berkeley. The... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Room 4

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