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Wednesday, October 21 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Standards? What Standards?

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The speakers in this session will provide a brief overview on the key issues related to address data workflows, information about the implementation of the recently published ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Geospatial Data, and will summarize the National Report Card and related implications, along with next steps relative to the NSDI.

Moderator: Ryan Bowe, GISP, Quantum Spatial, Lexington, KY

  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM
    Standardized Quality Control for Address Data
    Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus LLC, University Park, MD
    Matthew Yurman, Spatial Focus, Avondale Estates, GA
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM
    Updated and Revised ASPRS Accuracy Standards for a New Era of Digital Mapping
    Doug Smith, C.P., R.P.P.,P.E., David C. Smith & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR 
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure
    Cy Smith, GISP, Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Salem, OR


Ryan Bowe, GISP

GIS Technician, Quantum Spatial
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial Company, in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients.  Co-author of “Avoiding Last Minute Metadata Misery” in ArcNews Summer 2012, she stays active in her profession as a URISA Vanguard... Read More →


Doug Smith, CP., RPP., PE

Doug Smith is a co-owner of David C. Smith & Associates, Inc., a Pacific Northwest based small business specializing in photogrammetric mapping work. Doug is a certified photogrammetrist, registered professional engineer and registered professional photogrammetrist with a background in water resources engineering and photogrammetric mapping. As the immediate past Director of the ASPRS Photogrammetric Applications Division, Doug formed and chaired... Read More →
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Cy Smith, GISP

Geospatial Information Officer, State of Oregon
Cy Smith, GISP is the State GIO for Oregon. He has been the President of URISA, President of NSGIC, and Chair of the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations.
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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 →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

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