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Tuesday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Understanding the Boundaries of Professional Practice, Part Two

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Interactive discussion will begin with observations of how surveyors can better interact with the GIS community. This two-part breakout session will feature a multi-discipline interactive panel discussing 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.

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

  • GIS and Surveying: This Can of Worms May Not be as it first Appears
    Kim McDonough, GISP, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
  • Overview of emerging technologies that affect GIS, photogrammetry, surveying and mapping; can surveyors survive without accuracy?
    Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Esri, Reston, VA
  • How survey products can and should integrate with Enterprise GIS; what GIS Professionals need to know about geodetic and survey control
    Bruce A Joffe, GISP, Principal, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA
  • Assimilating Survey Data into an Enterprise GIS: Resistance is Futile
    Darrel Ramus, GISP, PLS, Ruen-Yeager & Associates, Inc., Rathdrum, ID
    Rich Waltrip, PLS, Waltrip Geomatics & Geospatial Services, LLC, Spokane, WA
  • Applying GIS to Survey Monument Management 
    Anthony Leimeister, LSIT and Ed Wells, GISP, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Alexandria, VA 

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Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce provides GIS planning and implementation management services, organizational therapy and geospatial public policy assistance, over 36 years. Bruce is Chair of the California GIS Council's UAS Policy Work Group, member of the GIS Council's Geodetic Control Work Group, Past Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee, and past member and Secretary of the URISA Board of Directors.
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Brent Jones

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems.  Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide... Read More →
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Anthony Leimeister

Survey Dept., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
B.S. in Surveying & Mapping, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2010 | Grad. Cert. in GIST, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2014 | | 12 years experience in Geomatics and Spatial Sciences in the public and private sectors. Currently with WMATA Geomatics Department. | | 12 years military experience, including Meritorious Service for combat Survey and Design support in Afghanistan. Currently the Surveyor for the Virginia... Read More →
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Kim McDonough, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in design review at the Planning Department for 4 years and then back into full time GIS in 1990, where I managed the GIS until 2004. I moved to the Tennessee Department of... Read More →
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Rich Waltrip, PLS

Owner, WGG
Rich Waltrip is a professional land surveyor and owner at Waltrip Geomatics and Geospatial Services (WGG), focusing on geospatial data management, as well as workflow and process improvement. He has over 35 years of experience on a wide variety of projects and a Bachelors Degree in Geology from the University of Missouri. He has utilized GIS on a number of large scale right of way projects.
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Ed Wells, GISP

GIS Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Ed Wells is GIS Manager for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He has over 25 years' experience implementing GIS in local, regional, and state government. Ed is Past President of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. He holds a BA degree from Stanford University and a Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

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