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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 Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, developing methodologies for using broadband internet mapping data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impact policy, economic development, and the digital divide. She is currently on the URISA Board of Directors (Secretary), is a Past-President of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA, and was on the inaugural URISA Vanguard Cabinet - an advisory board of young GIS... Read More →

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
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Matt Stevenson

Principal, CORE GIS
Matt specializes in cartography, spatial analysis, web mapping, conservation planning, and GIS project management. He works primarily with government agencies and non-profits focused on conservation and restoration. Matt has eighteen years of experience using GIS to convey complex spatial information with striking cartography and eye-catching graphics. He holds a B.S. in Public Planning from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Urban... Read More →
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Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of this consulting work involves creating and supporting Open Source based Web GIS solutions. Karsten has been... Read More →
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Martha Wells, GISP

Founder, Spatial Focus, Inc.
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 has worked on addressing issues and GIS for the past 20 years.
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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 using open source GIS to build master address repositories. She is a member of the Address Standard Working Group, chairing the Quality Control section of the FGDC... Read More →

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

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