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Thursday, October 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
GIS and Next Generation 9-1-1 in Washington State - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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This presentation will focus on Washington State’s preparation for NG911. The panel will discuss the current PSAP GIS data environment and the upgrades required for statewide seamless GIS data layers.

Moderator: Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP, Orleans Parish Communication District

  • 8:30 - 9:00am
    Implementation of a Regional Public Safety GIS in Spokane County, Washington
    Shawna Ernst , Spokane County, Spokane, WA, and Joe Sacco , City of Spokane, Spokane, WA
  • 9:00 - 10:00am
    GIS and Next Generation 9-1-1 in Washington State
    Dan Miller, GISP, Washington E911 GIS Manager, Washington Military Department
    Camp Murray, WA
    Ian Von Essen, Spokane County GIS Manager, Spokane County, Spokane, WA
    Lynn Palmer, RiverCom 9-1-1, Wenatchee, WA
    Cathy Udenberg, Columbia County, Washington


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Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, and is a past President of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA... Read More →

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Shawna Ernst

GIS Senior Analyst, Spokane County
Shawna Ernst has worked at Spokane County for the past nine years. GIS at the County is primarily centralized, so she has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of departments- from Public Safety to Planning. Shawna's GIS interests are focused around the use of GIS in local government, web application design, and python scripting. Shawna holds a Bachelor's in Geology and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning, both from Eastern... Read More →
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Ian Von Essen

GIS Manager, Spokane County
Ian is currently the GIS Manager for Spokane County, a position he has held for the past 26 years. Spokane County’s GIS Program has twice been given ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS award (2000, 2006) and cited as Outstanding GIS Program (2000) by the Washington Chapter URISA (Urban & Regional Information Systems Association). In 2004 he was given the John Wesley Powell by the USGS for Citizen Achievement in support of the National Map. In... Read More →
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Dan Miller, GISP

E911 GIS Manager, Washington Military Department
Dan has been with the Washington State E911 Program since March 2012. Prior to that, he worked for 5 years in Washington Military Dept. Facilities Management Office collecting and maintaining GIS data for Army National Guard installations around the state. Prior to this work, he spent 2-1/2 years as an Account Manager for ESRI’s Olympia Regional Office, 8-1/2 years the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and almost 7 years as an... Read More →

Lynn Palmer

GIS Analyst, RiverCom 911
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Joe Sacco

Public Safety GIS Specialist, City of Spokane/Spokane County
Joe Sacco began work in Public Safety GIS in March of 2014. His position supports fire and law enforcement agencies within Spokane County through GIS analysis and data maintenance. This includes management of GIS street network data and integration into Fire CAD and providing spatial analysis, statistical reporting and targeted operations information for the Spokane Police Department Crime Analysis Unit. | Prior to his role in Public Safety... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Birch Ballroom

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