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Tuesday, October 20 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Understanding the Boundaries of Professional Practice, Part One

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During this multi-part breakout session, a multi-discipline interactive panel will discuss issues of concern to GIS professionals, surveyors, and photogrammetrists. The multi-disciplined topics will include the licensure and certification application to GPS, drones, LIDAR, web-based and crowd-sourced mapping.

What Surveyors need to know about GIS, and what GIS Professionals need to know about the practice of survey.

Moderator: Glenn O'Grady, GISP, URISA Past President, Encinitas, CA

  • Review of NCEES Model Law and Rules defining the boundaries of practice, and what constitutes GIS Professionals' practice?
    Bruce Joffe, GISP, URISA
  • What constitutes the Practice of Survey?
    Curt Sumner, PS and Jon Warren PLS, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
  • What surveyors love and hate about GIS, and how surveyors use GIS in their practice.
    Curt Sumner, PS and Jon Warren PLS, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
  • State licensure of practicing GIS professionals  … what every GISP needs to know!
    Michael Zoltek, CP, LS, CFedS. GISP, ASPRS
  • The need for national surveyor licensing?
    Curt Sumner, PS and Jon Warren PLS, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) 

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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 →

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Michael Zoltek, GISP, CP, LS, CFedS

Vice President of Surveying & Mapping, Pictometry International, Corp.
Mr. Zoltek is a Licensed Professional Surveyor experienced since 1990 in a wide variety of public and private sector projects and currently holds active Surveying/Photogrammetry registrations in 23 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as being a Nevada State Water-Right Surveyor... Read More →
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Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Founding Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce has been providing GIS planning and implementation management services, public policy formulation, and organizational therapy to cities, counties, and utility companies for over 40 years. Bruce was Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 4

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