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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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Glenn O'Grady, GISP

URISA Past President, 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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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... 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 →
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Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
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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... Read More →
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Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Industry Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
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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... Read More →

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

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