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Sunday, October 18
 

8:00am

URISA Board of Directors' Meeting
The URISA Board of Directors' will convene its pre-conference meeting at this time. Newly-elected Board members are encouraged to attend, although their terms do not officially begin until Thursday.

Sunday October 18, 2015 8:00am - 12:30pm
Room 7

8:30am

NW1 - Day One: Extending ArcGIS for Desktop with Python and .NET: Geoprocessing Tools and Add-Ins

Sunday, October 18 & Monday, October 19, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM both days
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Instructors: David Howes & Jason Pardy – GISPD.com

Description: Depending on your interests and needs, you can think of Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop as a rich set of GIS functionality made available through the standard Windows mechanisms of menu items, buttons and forms, along with a comprehensive set of geoprocessing tools. For some users, this “out-of-the-box” functionality provides all the capabilities they need to be successful. Other users may find it helpful to complement what’s provided, for example, to take a process they have to repeat frequently and reduce it from, say, 20 clicks of the mouse to one or two clicks and, thus, save their time for other tasks. Alternatively, they may want to extend the capabilities of the software, building on what’s already there to provide new geoprocessing functionality. However, while this may sound appealing, the reality is that many users find the thought of customizing the software or creating their own tools quite intimidating. Through this workshop, we aim to show that this need not be the case.

The goal of the workshop is to show how to extend the ArcGIS for Desktop functionality by using Python and the Microsoft .NET development framework with the C# programming language to create geoprocessing tools that can run as standalone programs or operate inside the software. Standalone programs will be created as Python scripts and .NET form applications. For tools that run within the software, the focus will be on Python geoprocessing tools and Python and .NET add-ins.

Day one of the workshop will cover geoprocessing tools, starting with Python in the morning and continuing with .NET in the afternoon. Day two will cover add-ins, with the same progression from Python to .NET. Attendees will be able to leave the workshop having a strong basis for recognizing and pursuing their customization needs, increasing the value of their ArcGIS investment and enhancing their standing and employability as GIS professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Extend the capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop using either Python or .NET (C#)
  • Explore the relative merits and applicability of the Python and .NET extensibility options
  • Create Python and .NET standalone programs, geoprocessing tools and add-ins

Intended Audience: GIS professionals familiar with ArcGIS for Desktop and Python programming in ArcGIS.

Student Requirements: None - Students are not required to bring their own laptops.

Class Size: Limited to 50 students.

Cost: $495 if registered for the conference. $595 if not registered for the conference.


Speakers
avatar for David Howes, Ph.D.

David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes runs his own GIS consulting business, David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com), specializing in GIS tools and processes. With 25 years of academic and private sector GIS experience, including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, he is a regular supporter of GIS professional development activities and, with Jason Pardy of Jason Pardy Consulting, provides... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pardy

Jason Pardy

Principal Consultant, Jason Pardy Consulting
Jason Pardy is a Software Developer for Voyager Search in Redlands, CA and owns his own consulting business, Jason Pardy Consulting. With 16 years of GIS and software development experience, he has a large array of knowledge and hands-on experience with building, automating and optimizing GIS workflows in a desktop and server environment. Currently, Jason plays a major role in the design and implementation of the Geoprocessing framework for... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30am - Monday October 19, 2015 5:00pm
Room 5

8:30am

NW2 - Day One: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software

(NW-2) Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software
Sunday, October 18 & Monday, October 19, 2015
8:30 AM-5:00 PM both days

Instructor: Karsten Vennemann - Terra GIS LTD

Description: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions built on Free and Open Source Geospatial software (FOSS4G) offer very effective means of delivering reliable, modern, standard compliant and flexible solutions. They can be used as stand-alone applications or in conjunction with proprietary systems. Especially over the last years FOSS4G have become a viable alternative to proprietary software, and implementing GIS with FOSS helps to meet budget challenges.

The class will introduce three open source software components as the building blocks that make up a powerful OS web GIS: MapServer (Map rendering engine), PostGIS (spatial data base) and OpenLayers (Java Script based map viewer). The main focus of the class will be hands-on exercises with the goal that every participant will become familiar with the basics of MapServer, PostGIS and OpenLayers. During the class there will be ample opportunity for discussions and question and answer sessions. The final goal is for each participant to set up (with the instructor's guidance) and customize a basic but functioning Web GIS system running on their own laptop (which participants need to bring and use in class).

For more information, click here

Requirements: Students must bring a laptop computer.

Class size: Limited to 10 students.

Cost: $600 if registered for the conference. $795 if not registered for the conference.


Speakers
avatar for Karsten Vennemann

Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of this consulting work involves creating and supporting Open Source based Web GIS solutions. Karsten has been... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30am - Monday October 19, 2015 5:00pm
Room 2

1:00pm

URISA Committee Coordination Meeting

Prior to 2014, we would scatter committee and division meetings throughout the conference program, but that means that many of URISA's great volunteers are unable to attend the educational sessions. So we have organized one big room so that all divisions can meet in small groups on Sunday afternoon and report their activities and needs to their colleagues and leadership, so everyone hears the same thing.

Interested members who wish to find out more about committee activities are also encouraged to attend to discover opportunities within the organization.


Sunday October 18, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

NW4 - ArcGIS Pro - Filled to capacity!

(NW-4) ArcGIS Pro (1/2 day afternoon workshop)
Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM
Instructor: John Sharrard – Esri

This workshop is CLOSED!

Description: The 10.3 release of ArcGIS for Desktop includes ArcGIS Pro. This is a new desktop application for 2D/3D mapping, editing, visualization, and spatial analysis. This workshop will introduce functionality in this new and exciting desktop application. The workshop will consist of a combination of presentation, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

Instructor: John Sharrard is currently  GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri . He has been working in the GIS field for 28 years. The first seven years were with the State Of Oregon and the last twenty-one years have been with Esri.  John concentrates on Web GIS, 3D GIS, Local Government, Land Records, and Transportation solutions. John is a graduate from the GeoScience program at Oregon State University.

Requirements: ArcGIS Pro requires an ArcGIS Online organizational account to start the application. Participants are encouraged to use their existing accounts or a temporary one will be provided. Participants may bring their own MXDs and data to import into ArcGIS Pro. Students are expected to bring their own laptop.

Class size: Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $75


Workshop Instructor
avatar for John Sharrard

John Sharrard

GIS Solutions Engineer, Esri
John Sharrard is currently GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri . He has been working in the GIS field for 28 years. The first seven years were with the State Of Oregon and the last twenty-one years have been with Esri. John concentrates on Web GIS, 3D GIS, Local Government, Land Records, and Transportation solutions. John is a graduate from the GeoScience program at Oregon State University.

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 3

7:00pm

Networking Event – Geocaching

Geocache Poker Stroll           
Sunday, October 18 —7:00 PM

On Sunday evening, meet old friends and make new ones as the conference presents the annual Geocache Poker Stroll. Clues and GPS coordinates to notable establishments will be provided to you as you wander downtown Spokane in teams. At each destination, beverages will be available for purchase if you so desire. The rules are simple:

  1. Meet Sunday evening (7 PM at registration) to divide into 5 teams and receive instructions on loading destination points.
  2. Begin by following the coordinates and the clues to reach your first destination.
  3. Once there, enjoy a beverage of your choice, if you wish, and collect your team’s envelope containing the first of five playing cards that will make up your winning hand in Poker. Do Not Open the Envelope.
  4. Receive your next clue and coordinates.
  5. Continue to the next destination until all five playing card envelopes are collected.
  6. Return to starting location.
  7. When all teams have completed their mission, each team’s envelopes will be opened to reveal the winning hand!

Sunday October 18, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Offsite
 
Monday, October 19
 

8:30am

U-1: Emergency Preparedness for GIS - AICP/CM Approved 3.5

Emergency Preparedness for GIS  (1/2 day morning workshop)  
Monday, October 19, 2015, 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon
Instructors: Sandi Stroud & Theresa Martin, GISP

Description: As GIS goes from being a silo technology in an organization to an integrated enterprise solution, there is a pressing need for cross training on the non-technical disciplines GIS staff is being asked to support.  Specifically, public safety (emergency management, police and fire services) and the ridged work flows which accompany their daily duties, often prove foreign to those unfamiliar with these specific disciplines.  In order to accommodate their needs in a time-sensitive situation, out experience is that by taking the 'GIS' out of the analyst-emergency responder relationship is the best approach.  The key is to arm the GIS professional with enough knowledge so they can effectively discern the needs of the incident commander and quickly produce the spatial document(s) which best support decision making in an emergency. 

This workshop is divided into two parts:

  • First, an overview of the incident command structure and the national incident management system.  We will briefly discuss common situations specific to each discipline and show case studies/examples of how GIS is used to support each.  We will also discuss relevant data sets to public safety and suggestions for the integration of GIS into their organizations disaster preparedness planning. 
  • The second part of the workshop will include an interactive emergency technology table exercise with participants from the audience and provide take away knowledge that can be implemented in their own organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between emergency management and the first responder disciplines.
  • Communicate a basic understanding of the federal level response structure.
  • Examine the role of GIS in the public safety disciplines including examples of real-world solutions.

Workshop Instructor
avatar for Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

GIS Ananlyst, Dept. of IT, City of Laurel, Maryland
Theresa Martin has over 10 years experience in emergency management and is currently the GIS Analyst for the City of Laurel in Prince George's County Maryland. She is a technical subject matter Expert for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation and member of the Mid Atlantic Regional Leadership Team.
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Sandi Stroud

Public Safety GIS National Director, Michael Baker International
Sandi Stroud is the Public Safety GIS National Director at Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  She specializes in NG9-1-1 GIS.  In her former professional life, Sandi spent her time working in the public sector as the former GIS Coordinator for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the GIS support to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of Health and Human Services’ operations center and as a GIS manager for the City of Laurel.  She... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 12:00pm
Terrace East

8:30am

U-4: Introduction to Public Participation GIS - AICP/CM Approved 8.5

Introduction to Public Participation GIS     
Monday, October 19, 2015, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Judy Colby-George, GISP & Laxmi Ramasubramian, PhD, AICP

Description: As GIS becomes more widely available, many organizations and community groups are taking GIS out of the back room and are using it in public settings.  Using GIS technology to engage various “publics” in decision making requires more than traditional technical GIS skills. 

This course focuses on the process of entering into this type of engagement.  It will also review how GIS techniques and software can be adapted for use in community settings.  Using real world examples, the course will explore both government and community-led projects that encourage citizen participation and engagement.  Although this workshop will be focused on PPGIS within North America our case studies will illustrate the wide variability in the presence of governmental, societal, and technological infrastructure in different communities.

Specific topics include:

  • PPGIS for Civic Engagement
  • Principles and Methods of Community Organizing and Engagement
  • Innovative Use of Technologies
  • Visual Communication

Learning Objectives: Participants should come away from the class with a broad understanding of the key concepts and project design objectives related to PPGIS.  Participants will come away with knowledge of how to incorporate various aspects of geospatial technology into participatory projects.

Intended Audience: Individuals who have GIS experience and want to expand their skills to reach out and engage the public. Participants should be well versed in GIS general practices and analysis.

Requirements: Individuals will not need any specific equipment; but since this is a class about participation, participants should be prepared to participate.

Cost: Free with conference registration; $195 for workshop only


Workshop Instructor
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George formed Spatial Alternatives fifteen years ago with the goal of helping communities use GIS technology to enhance public participation in planning issues. She has extensive experience working with municipal and environmental GIS application. Judy has specialized in using GIS to communicate land use planning issues in a variety of forums. Judy co-wrote and has presented the Introduction to PPGIS workshop for URISA. Judy... Read More →
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Laxmi Ramasubramian, PhD, AICP

Associate Professor, Hunter College of The City University of New York
Laxmi Ramasubramanian is an activist-scholar with a deep commitment to participatory planning using GIS and visualization tools.  She works at Hunter College in New York.  She has extensive experience designing, implementing, and evaluating participatory GIS projects in the USA and abroad.

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Terrace West

8:30am

U-6: Cartography and Map Design - AICP/CM Approved 8.5

Cartography and Map Design
Monday, October 19, 20158:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Greg Babinski, GISP & Patrick Jankanish

Description:  An effective map portrays a place, delivers a message, or reveals a pattern with representational accuracy and visual clarity. How to make that happen is the subject of this workshop, which gives GIS practitioners the practical information and techniques needed to create effective, successful maps in any display medium.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the core principles involved in the academic discipline of cartography, and in the practical communication of spatial information via maps.
  • To become familiar with the types of information that maps can contain and how each of those types of information can be symbolized effectively.
  • To acquire a logical  and thorough process for developing a map from concept through design and construction to delivery to its intended audience.
  • To gain additional insights into map design principles via map critique.
  • To experience the map development process first-hand by putting principles into action in a culminating workshop exercise.

Intended Audience: This workshop is designed for individuals who are new to GIS and mapmaking, and for experienced GIS analysts who have not had specific training in cartography but need to create maps to support GIS data analysis and display. It will also be useful for GIS managers who wish to understand how to supervise cartographic projects effectively.

Requirements: None

Cost: Free with conference registration; $195 for workshop only


Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski

Greg Babinski

Finance & Marketing Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is a geographer, educator, consultant, and manager who has worked in GIS for 26 years. With an educational grounding in cartography, Greg has been helping customers use effective and well-designed maps for his entire career. 

Workshop Instructor
avatar for Patrick Jankanish

Patrick Jankanish

Senior Cartographer, King County GIS Center
Patrick Jankanish has been creating publication-quality map and graphic products for print and online media for more than thirty years in academic, commercial consulting, freelance, and government settings. Patrick takes a holistic approach to cartography that combines bedrock cartographic theory, modern graphic design principles and techniques, and always-evolving GIS and graphic arts technology to promote effective and artful cartography.

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 11

8:30am

NW1- Day Two: Extending ArcGIS for Desktop with Python and .NET: Geoprocessing Tools and Add-Ins
Day Two, Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Instructors: David Howes & Jason Pardy – GISPD.com

Description: Depending on your interests and needs, you can think of Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop as a rich set of GIS functionality made available through the standard Windows mechanisms of menu items, buttons and forms, along with a comprehensive set of geoprocessing tools. For some users, this “out-of-the-box” functionality provides all the capabilities they need to be successful. Other users may find it helpful to complement what’s provided, for example, to take a process they have to repeat frequently and reduce it from, say, 20 clicks of the mouse to one or two clicks and, thus, save their time for other tasks. Alternatively, they may want to extend the capabilities of the software, building on what’s already there to provide new geoprocessing functionality. However, while this may sound appealing, the reality is that many users find the thought of customizing the software or creating their own tools quite intimidating. Through this workshop, we aim to show that this need not be the case.

The goal of the workshop is to show how to extend the ArcGIS for Desktop functionality by using Python and the Microsoft .NET development framework with the C# programming language to create geoprocessing tools that can run as standalone programs or operate inside the software. Standalone programs will be created as Python scripts and .NET form applications. For tools that run within the software, the focus will be on Python geoprocessing tools and Python and .NET add-ins.

Day one of the workshop will cover geoprocessing tools, starting with Python in the morning and continuing with .NET in the afternoon. Day two will cover add-ins, with the same progression from Python to .NET. Attendees will be able to leave the workshop having a strong basis for recognizing and pursuing their customization needs, increasing the value of their ArcGIS investment and enhancing their standing and employability as GIS professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Extend the capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop using either Python or .NET (C#)
  • Explore the relative merits and applicability of the Python and .NET extensibility options
  • Create Python and .NET standalone programs, geoprocessing tools and add-ins

Intended Audience: GIS professionals familiar with ArcGIS for Desktop and Python programming in ArcGIS.

Student Requirements: None - Students are not required to bring their own laptops.

Class Size: Limited to 50 students.

Cost: $495 if registered for the conference. $595 if not registered for the conference.


Workshop Instructor
avatar for David Howes, Ph.D.

David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes runs his own GIS consulting business, David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com), specializing in GIS tools and processes. With 25 years of academic and private sector GIS experience, including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, he is a regular supporter of GIS professional development activities and, with Jason Pardy of Jason Pardy Consulting, provides... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pardy

Jason Pardy

Principal Consultant, Jason Pardy Consulting
Jason Pardy is a Software Developer for Voyager Search in Redlands, CA and owns his own consulting business, Jason Pardy Consulting. With 16 years of GIS and software development experience, he has a large array of knowledge and hands-on experience with building, automating and optimizing GIS workflows in a desktop and server environment. Currently, Jason plays a major role in the design and implementation of the Geoprocessing framework for... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 5

8:30am

NW2 - Day Two: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software

(NW-2) Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software
Day Two, Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Karsten Vennemann - Terra GIS LTD

Description: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions built on Free and Open Source Geospatial software (FOSS4G) offer very effective means of delivering reliable, modern, standard compliant and flexible solutions. They can be used as stand-alone applications or in conjunction with proprietary systems. Especially over the last years FOSS4G have become a viable alternative to proprietary software, and implementing GIS with FOSS helps to meet budget challenges.

The class will introduce three open source software components as the building blocks that make up a powerful OS web GIS: MapServer (Map rendering engine), PostGIS (spatial data base) and OpenLayers (Java Script based map viewer). The main focus of the class will be hands-on exercises with the goal that every participant will become familiar with the basics of MapServer, PostGIS and OpenLayers. During the class there will be ample opportunity for discussions and question and answer sessions. The final goal is for each participant to set up (with the instructor's guidance) and customize a basic but functioning Web GIS system running on their own laptop (which participants need to bring and use in class).

Requirements: Students must bring a laptop computer.

Class size: Limited to 10 students.

Cost: $600 if registered for the conference. $795 if not registered for the conference.


Workshop Instructor
avatar for Karsten Vennemann

Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of this consulting work involves creating and supporting Open Source based Web GIS solutions. Karsten has been... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 2

8:30am

NW5 - Building Native Apps with ArcGIS- With or Without Programming

(NW-5) Building Native Apps with ArcGIS- With or Without Programming (1 day workshop)
Monday, October 19, 2015, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Scott Moore and Shane Clarke – Esri

Description:  AppStudio for ArcGIS is a new product from Esri that lets you build Mapping Apps that run natively across multiple platforms: OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Linux. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to build your own Apps using the different App Templates available – without any programming. We will also introduce the extensibility framework of AppStudio for ArcGIS so you can learn how to modify existing templates and even create your own Apps from scratch – with programming. Both developers and non-developers will benefit from this workshop.

Prerequisites: No programming experience is needed for building native apps using the different app templates. Some previous programming experience with declarative languages (JavaScript, XAML, MXML are great starting points) is required for modifying existing templates or building your own app from scratch. We will use QML to develop Apps, although previous knowledge of QML is not required.

Requirements: Bring your own laptop (Windows or Mac). You will install AppStudio for ArcGIS on it and develop your own Apps. Feel free to bring your own tablet and smartphone to test your Apps. Unfortunately for this workshop, loaner or classroom machines are NOT provided or available. You must bring your own.

Class size: Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $100


Speakers
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Shane Clarke

Solution Engineer Manager, Esri
Shane Clarke is the Solution Engineer Manager for the Esri Olympia regional office, and is part of a team who provide pre- and post-sales technical support to Esri’s customers. Shane has worked with a number of organizations to help them maximize their GIS with ArcGIS Online. Previously, Shane was the ArcPad Product Manager, and has been part of Esri’s mobile GIS efforts since the initial release of ArcPad in early 2000. He joined ESRI in... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 3

8:30am

U-3: GIS Strategic Planning

GIS Strategic Planning 
Monday, October 19, 2015, 8:30 AM -5:00 PM
Instructors: Rebecca Somers, GISP and Allen Ibaugh, GISP

Description: Strategic planning is a vital tool for all geospatial programs, at any stage of development. An effective strategic plan is crucial to ensuring that a GIS program gets started right.  As a GIS program matures, strategic planning methods are important tools for program management, program review, responding to change, and solving problems.  An effective strategic plan will help you win program approval and funding, ensure that program goals and return on investment are achieved, and keep a program on track in a changing environment. 

This course teaches strategic planning methods and tools in the context of developing and managing a GIS program.  Participants will learn how to successfully select and apply appropriate methods for a variety of situations.

Specific topics include:

  • Strategic planning models, methods, and tools
  • Selecting and applying the best approach for any GIS situation
  • Developing an initial GIS strategic plan
  • Integrating GIS, IT, and organizational strategic plans
  • Developing an effective action plan and ensuring follow-through
  • Updating a GIS strategic plan
  • Conducting a GIS program review and effecting improvement

Learning Objectives:

Intended Audience: 
GIS managers and staff, GIS users and program participants, and managers, executives, and other professionals who are involved with GIS programs.

Requirements:

Cost: Free with conference registration; $195 for workshop only


Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 1

8:30am

U-5: Business Intelligence and Data Integration for the GIS Professional

Business Intelligence and Data Integration for the GIS Professional    
Monday, October 19, 2015, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Carl Anderson, GISP and Clare Brown, GISP

Description: This workshop covers the general topics of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Integration (DI) and ways to add a spatial component to BI and DI systems. It will give GIS professionals the knowledge to identify and leverage opportunities to enhance decision support through interaction with existing Business Intelligence frameworks or by implementing a new Business Intelligence framework.

Business Intelligence is the ability of organizations to collect, maintain, and organize data.  BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations.  The goal of business intelligence deployments if to support better business decision-making, something that all organizations, especially ones with an enterprise GIS, or ones working towards a full enterprise implementation, can benefit from.  

Data integration involves combining data residing in different sources and providing users with a unified view of these datas.  GIS is a core user of data from multiple sources.  Learn key ways to integrate data from multiple sources in order to enhance your GIS functionality and leverage the power of external (to GIS) data sources.

Learning Objectives:

Intended Audience:

Requirements:

Cost: Free with conference registration; $195 for workshop only


Workshop Instructor
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

Data Manager/Webmaster, Regional Planning Commission

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 4

8:30am

U-7: Deploying Mobile Solutions

Deploying Mobile Solutions
Monday, October 19, 20158:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Tripp Corbin, GISP & Keri Brennan, GISP

Description: One way to meet demands for providing superior service levels and operational efficiencies under tightening budget constraints is to leverage new technology that places GIS data in the hands of field crews. This allows for improved management and better maintenance of work processes to properly appraise infrastructure assets and to meet service request response times. This workshop is designed to provide local government managers with practical guidelines for building an effective mobile GIS program across multiple departments.

Specific topics include:

  • Practical guidelines for building a mobile GIS
  • Business drivers for moving GIS technology and data into the field
  • Alternative strategies for implementing GIS-based field solutions
  • Overcoming obstacles to automating field processes
  • Steps in the mobility implementation process

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will come away from this workshop with a working knowledge of the benefits and resources needed to deploy different mobile solutions within their organization
  • Gain better understanding of supporting technologies including mobile platforms, communications and GPS
  • Be introduced to different methods for deploying mobile solutions
  • Be introduced to different supporting architectures for supporting mobile deployments  
  • Understand the guidelines needed to build a mobile GIS
  • Understand the obstacles of implementing a mobile solution and practical ways to overcome these.

Intended Audience: Supervisors and managers responsible for public works operations. GIS and IT department managers interested in mobilizing user applications and Mobile GIS project managers.

Requirements:

Cost: Free with conference registration; $195 for workshop only


Workshop Instructor
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM – the integrated damage assessment model application which assists emergency management and assessment... Read More →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

Tripp Corbin, GISP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community serving on the GITA Southeast Board and the GISP Application Review Committee. He is also President Elect of URISA and recipient of the... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 10

1:00pm

U-2: Next-Gen 911- AICP/CM Approved 3.5

NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow  (1/2 day afternoon workshop)  
Monday, October 19, 2015,1:00 - 5:00PM
Instructors: Sandi Stroud

Description: This workshop is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may support their emergency communications division in the future. In a fully operational next generation 911 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 911 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP). This will have profound impacts on local maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity.   We recognize there is a sincere lack of education available aimed at the GIS professional who may not be as versed with the 911 terminology or needs.  This workshop is intended to provide an overview of next generation 911, GIS’ role in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and illustrate common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with basic next generation 911 terminology and concepts
  2. Recognize GIS’ role in a fully operational next generation 911 system
  3. Understand the implications on local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a next generation 911 system
  4. Begin to understand immediate steps that can be taken in preparing GIS assets for Next Generation 911

Intended Audience: GIS Managers, Emergency Management and Public Safety professionals.

Requirements: None

Cost: Free with conference registration; $95 for workshop only


Workshop Instructor
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Sandi Stroud

Public Safety GIS National Director, Michael Baker International
Sandi Stroud is the Public Safety GIS National Director at Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  She specializes in NG9-1-1 GIS.  In her former professional life, Sandi spent her time working in the public sector as the former GIS Coordinator for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the GIS support to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of Health and Human Services’ operations center and as a GIS manager for the City of Laurel.  She... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Terrace East

5:15pm

Speed Networking Event - Maptionary

No matter if you’ve been to the conference every year or if this is your first time…come to this informal gathering to meet fellow attendees and have some fun! Think “pictionary,” but for maps! Teams will be formed to recreate a map. The team with the best recreated map (according to the audience) will win a prize!


Monday October 19, 2015 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Birch Ballroom

5:30pm

Esri User Group Meeting & Story Map Competition
Esri customers are invited to attend this User Group Meeting to hear about the latest advances in Esri technology.

Participate in a Story Map Contest for GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 attendees! Entries are due by October 6. For details click here.


 


Monday October 19, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cedar Ballroom

7:30pm

GISPro & NWGIS 2015 IGNITE- AICP/CM Approved 1.5
What is an Ignite Event? Ignite is a presentation style limited to 5 minutes (20 slides auto-advanced at 15 seconds each). Presenters do not have control of the advancement of slides and must tune their presentation to that timing. 

Following is a preliminary list of 'lightning talks'. We'd like more! If you are interested in presenting in this educational and entertaining evening session, please send an email to Pat Francis with a brief description.

  • Spiderwebs and the GIS Management Institute
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
  •  Contributing to Open Street Map Using Field Papers in Tanzania
    Emmor Nile, GISP, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR
  • Geospatial Crowd Sourcing Site Evaluation for Non Profit Public Outreach
    Nicholas LaRue, HDR Engineering, Portland, OR
  • Modeling Erosion Potential Along Trails Using LiDAR
    Holly Eagleston, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Geography as an Educational Foundation
    Cy Smith, GISP, Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Salem, OR
  • Mobile Voter Line Wait:  A Story of Citizen Engagement, Partnerships and Panic! 
    Kevin Brown, GISi, Birmingham, AL
  • GIS Training: Taking our classroom into the community
    Marilyn Nielson and Dave Stasney, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
  • Mapping Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands
    Chris Dubia, MapWorks Learning, Falls Church, VA
  • Mapping Nahiku History
    Dawn Dionne, TerraMapping LLC, Hayden, ID
  • Participating in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
    Seth Sarakaitis, Esri, Redlands, CA
  • Young Professionals Making an Impact in URISA
    Kari Chael, CDMSmith, Chicago, IL
  • GIS Pros Can Affect and are Affected by Public Policy Issues
    Bruce Joffe, GISP, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA

Moderators
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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
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Keri Brennan, GISP

Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM – the integrated damage assessment model application which assists emergency management and assessment... Read More →
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Hilary Perkins, AICP, GISP

Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights
Hilary has over 20 years experience working with GIS in both the public and private sector.  She is currently the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Her previous GIS and planning work in transportation, environmental, urban planning, and community development has provided a variety of leadership and management opportunities on a wide range of projects. She is keenly interested in the use of GIS by the public... Read More →

Speakers
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Kevin Brown

State & Local Account Manager, GISi
Kevin Brown is a State and Local Account Manager for GISi, an Esri Platinum Partner. He is located San Francisco, California.
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Kari Chael

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
I am on the Vanguard Cabinet, Mentoring Committee and GIS-Pro Conference Planning Committee. Come talk to me about joining the URISA VC Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee!
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Dawn Dionne

Owner, TerraMapping LLC
As a life long resident of the Pacific NW, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the largest Trimble and ESRI dealers and their wide variety of customers and GIS needs. My formal education is in Civil Engineering. It served to parlay me into GPS Survey and Mapping applications where I am today. I primarily use Trimble and ESRI solutions. My presentation covers a two stage project using GPS/GIS/GPR to map and analyze a... Read More →
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Chris Dubia

Founder & Chief of Innovation, MapWorks Learning
Open Data, OER, Open Communities, Geo & Crowdlearning
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Holly Eagleston

PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech
Holly Eagleston is a PhD Candidate at Virginia Tech in the Geospatial and Environmental Analysis program. She has been researching environmental impacts to protected natural areas using GIS and LiDAR technology. Holly has worked for Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Society and non-profits doing recreation planning and natural resource management work.
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Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →
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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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Nick LaRue

GIS Analyst II, HDR Engineering
Nick LaRue is a GIS Analyst with HDR Inc. providing desktop and field support to projects in transportation, power transmission and environmental disciplines. He’s had his nose in something geospatial for the last 13 years trapping and mapping invasive insects, working in production GIS environments, overseas garrison support, class room training and more. He’s also lends geospatial assistance and a strong back to depave.org. A non-profit... Read More →
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Marilyn Nielson

Faculty, Spokane Community College
As part of the Environmental Sciences Department at Spokane Community College, Marilyn teaches introductory and advanced courses in GIS to students in the Water Resources and Natural Resources programs. These courses focus on attaining proficiency in an applied setting and emphasize the field collection, processing, and display of spatial data. Prior to coming to SCC, Marilyn worked as Senior Project Ecologist with Golder Associates and... Read More →
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Emmor Nile, GISP

Emmor has been the GIS Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) since 1995. He worked for five years as a Senior GIS Analyst for VESTRA Resources in Redding CA. Emmor was the Research Forester for the Western Samoa Division of Forestry for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. | Emmor has a B.S. Degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University, is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) in California, and a Certified... Read More →
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Seth Sarakaitis

Esri
Seth Sarakaitis joined Esri’s Redlands, California, headquarters as a project manager in Esri’s Professional Services division On the Utility Team in 2007. In 2010 Mr. Sarakaitis began working with on Esri’s Community Maps Program as a project manager, consultant and training instructor.  Now in the Software Development division of Esri, Mr. Sarakaitis leads a team of project managers, geospatial analysts and cartographers’ supporting... 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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David Stasney

Instructor, Spokane Community College



Monday October 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Birch Ballroom
 
Tuesday, October 20
 

7:00am

URISA Past Presidents' Breakfast Meeting - Invite Only
URISA's Past Presidents' annual gathering.

Tuesday October 20, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
Room 7

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote Address: Using GIS to Map "Land for People" from the Main Streets to the Mountain Tops - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Hear from leaders of each organization and learn about not-to-miss conference highlights.

Then we'll roll into an exciting keynote presentation from Breece Robertson, National GIS Director for the Trust for Public Land. 
Using GIS to Map "Land for People" from the Main Streets to the Mountain Tops 
The Trust for Public Land is using GIS to define and measure conservation impacts at all scales and to strategically pinpoint those places we love and want to protect using collaborative processes. You'll learn how GIS is being used in projects like ParkScore, Climate-Smart Cities, LandVote and Greenprinting. You'll see innovative applications that bring conservation projects to life in the 3D environment and on mobile devices. Find out how The Trust for Public Land's GIS program is shaping the story of our collective conservation impacts by providing powerful GIS visual information and tools. 
 

Moderators
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
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Luke Boggess, GISP

Past-President, URISA-Alaska
Luke fell into GIS as the stars aligned with the new Millennium and was El Presidente of URISA-Alaska from 2007 to 2016. He has been Chair GIS-Pro, and twice been Chair of the Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference (AKSMC). He has been on the AKSMC Board of Directors and Planning Committee. | | He regularly sits as a matter of practice, stands as a habit (often swaying) , with the fundamental goal to be utterly goal-less through the... Read More →

Speakers
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Josh Greenberg, GISP

Sr. GIS/RS Analyst, Skagit County GIS
Currently, Josh Greenberg coordinates remote sensing activities and provides imagery analysis for the Skagit County GIS Dept. His background offers both ecological and technical guidance to County environmental issues such as habitat analysis, salmon restoration and long term growth models. Josh earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the U.W. College of Forest Resources Ecosystem Science program. Josh is currently the President of WAURISA.
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Keith Massie, GISP

Regional Address Coordinator, Lane Council of Governments
I have a renewed interest in cartography and constantly improving the user experience when they interact with mapping applications and mapping web sites.
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Dan Narsavage

GIS Analyst, Senior, Idaho Dept of Water Resources
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Breece Robertson

National GIS Director, The Trust for Public Land
Breece Robertson is the National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Director for The Trust for Public Land. Breece joined The Trust for Public Land in 2001 to create a comprehensive, coordinated GIS program for the national land conservation organization. Today she provides leadership for the trust’s Enterprise GIS program that is the leading provider of “Land for People” science in the country.  Breece manages a... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Agriculture, Landscape and Ecology - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session will focus on international and state efforts to support collaboration between researchers, development practitioners, and farmers through agrological intensification and the development of sustainable local food systems. Presenters will also look at tools available to support development and dissemination of early warning tools for drought and growing seasons, as well as the assessment of the ecological benefits of incorporating landscape patterns into habitat evaluation.

Moderator: Bart Butterfield, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID 

  • 10:30 – 11:00am
    Supporting International Agricultural Research Projects using Open Source GIS
    Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD, Seattle, WA
     
  • 11:00 – 11:30am
    Using Google Earth Engine to Create Large Scale Evapotranspiration
    Stefanie Bohms, GISP, SGT Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
     
  • 11:30 -  12:00 Noon
    Assessing Ecological Benefits for the California Department of Water Resources: Incorporating Landscape Pattern into Habitat Evaluation Models
    JD McLandrich, GISP, AECOM, Portland, OR 
All AICP

Moderators
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Bart Butterfield

Manager, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
I am the manager of the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) in the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). IFWIS is responsible for developing and maintaining IDFG's enterprise information system for data collected on Idaho's fish and wildlife resources. We develop databases and application on a variety of platforms and devices. Applications range from remote field data entry applications to Windows and Web data retrieval and... Read More →

Speakers
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Stefanie Bohms, GISP

Scientist, SGT Inc
Stefanie Bohms is a GIS specialist/Scientist with SGT, Inc. at USGS EROS in Sioux Falls, SD. The primary projects include Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and WaterSMART (Water Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow). She is currently assisting in the development, automation and operational processing of the SSEBop Evapotranspiration (ET) and Snow products available on the FEWS NET website... Read More →
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JD McLandrich, GISP

GIS Specialist, AECOM
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, JD McLandrich grew up taking family road trips to more impressive geographical regions. With the road atlas always on his lap, he became the navigator. This nudged him to studied Geography at The University of Kentucky where he spent many weekends underground exploring caves. He now enjoys his time above ground living in Portland, OR with his wife and 2 kids. JD has 10 years experience with GIS.
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Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of this consulting work involves creating and supporting Open Source based Web GIS solutions. Karsten has been... Read More →



Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 2

10:30am

Coastal, Watershed and Flood Risk Management - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session focuses on how current GIS technologies are used at the Federal, State, and local levels to perform coastal change analysis, flood risk management, and for watershed basin assessment.

Moderator:  Linda Davis, Idaho Dept of Water Resources, Boise, ID

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM
    Coastal Land Cover Change Data and Partnerships
    Eric Morris, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Charleston, SC
     
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM
    Evaluating Flood Risk of Insured Facilities
    Danielle Favreau, GISP, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Boise, ID 
     
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Noon
    San Antonio River BATSIC
    Misty Downing, San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio, TX
All AICP 

Moderators
Speakers
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Danielle Bruno-Favreau

GIS Analyst, Idaho Department of Water Resouces
Danielle has been working in GIS for nearly 20 years and has been supporting GIS and GPS applications throughout the Department of Water Resources for over half of those years. Danielle has a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Davis, a GIS Certificate from Boise State University, and obtained her GISP in 2008. She served as a Board Member and Conference Planning Committee Member and Chair for Northern Rockies URISA and... Read More →
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Misty Downing

GIS Analyst, San Antonio River Authority
I have a Masters in GIS/Water Resources from Texas State University and a Bachelors in Geography/Natural Resource Management from UT Austin. I have been working in GIS mapping and analysis for about 11 years. My particular areas of expertise include data management, spatial analysis and conservation- and natural resource-based activities. I am passionate about holistic watershed management and using GIS as a communication tool to promote... Read More →
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Eric Morris, GISP

Remote Sensing Specialist, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
I work for NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM). I hold a Bachelor's and Master's degree of Geosciences from Murray State University, a small state school in the corn fields of Kentucky, focusing on integrating imagery processing techniques into watershed modeling. After spending 3 years working in Afghanistan collecting and processing lidar and aerial imagery, I now work as a remote sensing specialist for NOAA in Charleston, SC... Read More →



Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 5

10:30am

State Custodianship of CadNSDI - the Cat’s Meow? - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
The Cadastral components of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), referred to as the CadNSDI, are the core elements of cadastral information that provide the framework for building and using cadastral (land records) information statewide. This breakout session will provide an overview of CadNSDI efforts around the country, followed by a focus on the State of Montana’s efforts to assume state custodianship of their cadastral data. Their innovative approach will look at the technology and coordination efforts.
(Note that these two abstract submissions are being integrated into one session/panel discussion by the speakers.)

Moderator: Keith Blount, GISP, State of Montana, Helena, MT

10:30 AM - 11:15AM
  • Land Records and State Government
    Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Esri, Reston, VA 
11:15 AM - Noon
  • The Nine Lives of the Cat: Takeaways From the Montana CATSPAW Project
    Maya Daurio, Montana State Library, Helena, MT 

Moderators
Speakers
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Maya Daurio

GIS Analyst, Montana State Library
Maya is a GIS Analyst with the Montana State Library Geographic Information Program. She has a M.S. in Geography with a Certificate in GIS from the University of Montana.
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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 →



Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 1

10:30am

GISP: The Road To And Through An Exam
GISCI is launching its Core Technical Knowledge Exam as an addition to the GISP Certification process. This presentation will focus on what the exam addition will accomplish and where GISCI and the GISP Certification will go from here.

Moderator: Bill Hodge, GISP, GIS Certification Institute, Big Lake, TX

  • GISP:  The Road To and Through an Exam
    Bill Hodge, GISP, Executive Director,GISCI, Des Plaines, IL
  • GIS Professional Certification:  Future Directions
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • To Certify or not to Certify: Level of Acceptance by the Industry
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA

Moderators
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Bill Hodge GISP

Executive Director, GISCI
As a non-acedemic geographer with a degree in Chemistry, a Masters in Theology, a GIS Certificate from Penn State, and being a 2018 MGIS Candidate in their online program, while holding a GISP Certification since 2010, I am interested in and intrigued by all things geospatial! | | As Executive Director of GISCI, I am now responsible for helping to determine and direct the institute's focus in its second decade of existence.

Speakers
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Tripp Corbin, GISP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community serving on the GITA Southeast Board and the GISP Application Review Committee. He is also President Elect of URISA and recipient of the... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Birch Ballroom

10:30am

Understanding the Boundaries of Professional Practice, Part One
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) 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

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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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, a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).   Mr. Zoltek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying... Read More →



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

10:30am

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 6

10:30am

Maximize Your Esri Investment For Proven Success
Have you ever had a question on how you can implement the Esri Platform? What does it take, who can help me, and how can it benefit my end users? If so, come listen to representatives from Esri, GISi (premier Esri Platform implementation partner), and one of your peers answer questions as part of a moderated panel on how you can start, extend, or complement your Esri investment.

Presenters:
Nathalie Smith, Esri, Olympia, WA
Kevin Brown, GISi, Birmingham, AL

 


Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 3

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch, Vendor Spark & Lunch Presentations

Enjoy a lunch buffet while we begin with the Vendor Spark session. It’s an opportunity for you to hear highlights from each exhibitor at the conference. What sets one company apart from another? Why should you stop by their booth? What cool giveaways do they have? You won’t hear long-winded sales pitches during this session. Short but sweet is the name of the game!

We
are then pleased to present a stellar line-up of luncheon presentations. Individual presentations (15-20 minutes in duration) will be made a bit more informally at a lunch table instead of at a podium. The format offers the opportunity for in-depth discussion, Q&A about the topic being presented. There are still opportunities to present in this session. Share your project successes, tips and trips, in this comfortable venue. Email Pat Francis with your presentation idea!

  1. What's in the Neighborhood?  Juvenile Reoffending and Supportive Organizations 
    Kendra ThompsonDyck, University of Arizona, Sandpoint, ID
  2. IDFG Interactive Map Applications Created using Esri StoryMaps & Javascript API
    Pam Bond , Idaho Fish and Game, Boise, ID
  3. Creating HAZUS User Defined Facilities with Assessor Data 
    Danielle Favreau, GISP, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Boise, ID
  4. High Accuracy GNSS Alongside iOS and Android Devices for GIS Data Collection
    Jackson Beighle, Electronic Data Solutions, Jerome, ID
  5. Young GIS Professionals & the URISA Vanguard Cabinet
    Kari Chael, CDM Smith, Chicago, IL
  6. Visualizing Potential Land Use Conflicts in Mining Regions with Integrated GIS
    Abdul-Wadood Moomen,Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  7. Expriences from the 2015 Research Experience for Teachers Program
    Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD 
  8. Master Plan Updates and GIS
    Donna Phillips, GISP, City of Hayden, Hayden, ID
  9. Where the Sidewalk Ends: GIS as an agent of Community Development
    Stephen M. Berry, GISP, Clark County GIS, Winchester, KY

    Or connect with like-minded attendees at a discussion table: 

  10. URISA’s GISCorps – Volunteer GIS expertise around the globe
  11. Advocacy – What is our role?
  12. NWGIS  Happenings
  13. Chapter Chatter
  14. ULA Alumni – what was your best takeaway and what’s next? 
  15. Women in GIS
  16. Strategies for student outreach
  17. Certification – why do it?
  18. Outreach with Social Media 
  19. Professional Practices – developing best practices
  20. GIS Maturity – GMI to the rescue
  21. Boundaries of Professional Practices
 

Speakers
avatar for Jackson Beighle

Jackson Beighle

GPS/GIS Specialist, Electronic Data Solutions
Jackson Beighle is a GPS-GIS Specialist at Electronic Data Solutions where he has worked for the past 9 years. Jackson received his undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Montana in 1994. In 1996, he completed his graduate studies at Oregon State University with an emphasis in GIS and remote sensing. For the past 18 years, Jackson has worked with a wide range of GIS customers in the areas of public safety, natural resources, and... Read More →
avatar for Pam Bond

Pam Bond

GIS Analyst, Idaho Fish and Game
Pam has been working with Idaho Fish and Game since 2007, when she began as a wildlife technician in McCall. In 2009, she followed her passion for GIS to graduate school at Idaho State University Boise Center Aerospace Lab where she received her Masters of Since in Geographic Information Science. In 2011, she accepted a temporary position as a GIS Analyst with Idaho Fish and Game and was subsequently offered a permanent position the following... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Bruno-Favreau

Danielle Bruno-Favreau

GIS Analyst, Idaho Department of Water Resouces
Danielle has been working in GIS for nearly 20 years and has been supporting GIS and GPS applications throughout the Department of Water Resources for over half of those years. Danielle has a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Davis, a GIS Certificate from Boise State University, and obtained her GISP in 2008. She served as a Board Member and Conference Planning Committee Member and Chair for Northern Rockies URISA and... Read More →
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Kari Chael

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
I am on the Vanguard Cabinet, Mentoring Committee and GIS-Pro Conference Planning Committee. Come talk to me about joining the URISA VC Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee!
avatar for Stephen Berry GISP

Stephen Berry GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
Stephen Berry, GISP, is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography. Stephen has been a Certified GISP since 2007 and has over 20 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation to mining and local government planning. His current professional position is the GIS Coordinator of the Clark County Consortium for GIS in Winchester, Kentucky... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

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.
DP

Donna Phillips, GISP

GIS/Engineering Services Coordinator, City of Hayden
avatar for Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP

Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP

Lecturer, Salisbury University
Keota Silaphone has 10 years of practical working experience in the public sector as a Natural Resources Planner and GIS Analyst for the Worcester County Government on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From 2003 to 2012, she worked within the Department of Comprehensive Planning (7 years) and Development Review and Permitting Department (3 years) where her efforts focused on watershed planning, water quality issues, and implementing best management... Read More →
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Kendra Thompson-Dyck

Doctoral Candidate, University of Arizona
I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Arizona. I recently moved to Spokane, Washington and am thrilled to have this dynamic conference in my own backyard! I am engaged in research projects that integrate spatial analysis and GIS mapping to examine community well-being. My dissertation examines whether access to supportive community organizations reduces juvenile recidivism in the Phoenix-metro area. | | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

Address Database Development - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
New technologies and the rapid expansion of web-based GIS tools offer new and exciting ways to develop governmental address databases utilizing public and private sector involvement. This breakout session will focus on models and best practices associated with building these address databases at the local, state & national levels.

Moderator: Amy Esnard, MSc., GISP, PMBI, Elevon Solutions, LLC, Hood River, OR

  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM
    Addressing A Simple Task or a City Nightmare
    Randal Krejcarek, P.E., GISP, City of Delray Beach, Delray Beach, FL
     (AICP) 
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    Building an Open National Address Database
    Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus LLC, University Park, MD 
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM
    Developing a Community Engagement Component for Addressing Systems
    Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus LLC, University Park, MD
    (AICP) 

Moderators
avatar for Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated proficiency in leading large organizations through strategic planning initiatives and return on investment (ROI) analyses related to the deployment and use of GIS... Read More →

Speakers
RK

Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP

Environmental Services Director, City of Delray Beach
Randal Krejcarek has over 25 years of experience in the local government engineering/transportation field. In his current position, Mr. Krejcarek is responsible for running a department of 152 full time employees as implementing the City's annual capital improvement program. He oversees the design, construction, and maintenance activities related to the City's infrastructure. Mr. Krejcarek also chairs the citywide GIS committee. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

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.



Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 1

2:00pm

An Insider's View of Indoor Technology and Mapping - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
How can you use your current GIS technology to improve the management of building space through GIS? This session will focus onthe  reasons, benefits, and challenges of indoor mapping implementation.

Moderator: Al Little, BES, GISP, City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON - Canada

  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM
    Using GIS for Space and Occupancy Management
    Dan Jensen, OnLINE FM, Idaho Falls, ID
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    Indoor Mapping For Your Organization
    Kevin Brown, GISi, Birmingham, AL 
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM
    Creating A GIS Application for King Abdulaziz University Campus Planning
    Abdulkader Murad, PhD, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

Moderators
avatar for Al Little, GISP

Al Little, GISP

Manager of Special Projects - GIS, City of Hamilton
Al Little is the Manager of Special Projects - GIS for the City of Hamilton. Al has over 30 years experience in the surveying, mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and information technology fields, 28 of which have been in a municipal government environment. | | Al holds a diploma from Seneca College as a Cartographic Technician, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Geography) degree from the University of Waterloo, and a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

State & Local Account Manager, GISi
Kevin Brown is a State and Local Account Manager for GISi, an Esri Platinum Partner. He is located San Francisco, California.
avatar for Dan Jensen

Dan Jensen

Geospatial Solutions Developer, OnLINE FM, LLC
Dan P. Jensen is a Geospatial Solutions Developer for OnLINE FM, a company specializing in facility management technology solutions.  Dan has a Bachelors in GIS and Cartography from Brigham Young University and 18 years of experience developing and enhancing GIS solutions for local and national government and private industry.  Dan has participated in ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Awards received by the City of Idaho Falls, Idaho... Read More →
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Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia, Professor
Prof. Abdulkader A. Murad is a Fallow at the Charted Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, FCInstCES. Currently, he is the GIS and IT Advisor for the Vice President for projects in king AbdulAziz University and a Professor of GIS in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at King AbdulAziz University. Previous to this, he was Vice Dean for research at the faculty of Environmental Design and the Chairman of the Department of Urban... Read More →



Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 5

2:00pm

Transportation Information Mapping Systems, Public Roads Network, and Transportation Organization Network Integration - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

This session will explore geospatial technologies for the implementation of enterprise level transportation information mapping systems , state level route prioritization processes, and, the development of statewide all road network datasets.

Moderator: Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
 

  • 2:00 - 2:30pm
    Enterprise Distinguished System - Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS)
    Ian Kidner, GISP, GIMS Systems Administrator, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • 2:30 -3:00pm
    Georgia State Route Prioritization
    Paul Tanner, Assistant Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA 
  • 3:00 - 3:30pm
    Washington State Department of Transportation Washington All Public Roads Network
    Pat Whittaker, and Allen Blake, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA 

Moderators
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen Blake

Allen Blake

GIS Data Products Supervisor, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
I have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Geology, minor in Geography from Murray State University.  I have 27 years of experience working as a Photogrammetrist, Cartographer, and GIS Specialist for the Defense Mapping Agency, private industry, and now at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).  I am currently the GIS Data Products Supervisor in the GIS and Roadway Data Branch of the Transportation Data... Read More →
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Ian Kidner, GISP

GIS Systems Administrator, Ohio Department of Transportation
Ian is a GIS Systems Administrator with the Ohio Department of Transportation. He focuses on delivering technology solutions to improve customer workflows & agency efficiency. Ian provides leadership for asset management, data governance, LRS/Road Inventory and GIS policy initiatives at ODOT. He holds undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Geographic Information Systems, and is pursuing a Masters in Technology Management. Ian serves on the... Read More →
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Paul Tanner

State Transportation Data Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation
I have been employed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the past 23 years. In May of 2015 I was appointed to the State Transportation Data Administrator position after serving in the role as the Assistant State Transportation Data Administrator in the Office of Transportation Data for the previous 10 years. My primary responsibilities include oversight of federal reporting, traffic data collection and reporting, road data... Read More →
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Pat Whittaker

HPMS Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation
Prior to becoming the HPMS Manager for WSDOT in 1992 I worked for WSDOT performing surveys, project design, project inspection, records control (project documentation and contract payment), and various planning functions. I began working with FHWA in the mid-1990’s as WSDOT helped FHWA in creating the first PC-based HPMS program. I began using GIS when Washington created a GIS for state highways in 1995 and also worked with FHWA as they... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Maple Ballroom

2:00pm

GIS Management Practices and Innovation
Modern GIS Management requires the innovative application of best practices, strategies and approaches to meet the evolving demands for organizational sustainability. This breakout session will introduce best practices and management methodologies including: ROI; innovative strategies and key management GIS resources and approaches.

Moderator: Ed DeYoung, Idaho Dept. of Lands, Coeur d'Alene, ID

  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM
    Calculating the Long-term Return on Investment for a Web Mapping Application
    Richard Daniels, GISP, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA 
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    GIS Management Strategies:  Improving Your Program and Practices
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA 
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM
    Strategy Innovation for Municipal GIS
    James Bates, GISP, and Curt Bynum, GISP,  Louisville Water Company, Louisville, KY 

Moderators
ED

Ed DeYoung

GIS Program Manager, Idaho Department of Lands
I manage the GIS Program at IDL where we produced the analysis for the state assessment of forest resources and are currently are developing a detailed stream layer with modeled habitat for identifying fish presence and absence. We are building an enterprise system for forestry and are starting to work with LiDAR data. I am interested in GIS training and help out with the GIS Certificate Program at the University of Idaho. | I enjoy camping... Read More →

Speakers
JB

James Bates, GISP

James Bates is the Manager of Infrastructure Records for the Louisville Water Company (LWC) in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of spatial technology initiatives at LWC for 23 years, and has over 28 years of experience in mapping and GIS. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kentucky in Geography and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Louisville in Urban and... Read More →
avatar for Curt Bynum, GISP

Curt Bynum, GISP

GIS Manager, LOJIC
Curt Bynum is Manager of the Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) GIS. He has served as project manager for a wide range of GIS data conversion projects including orthoimagery, LiDAR, photogrammetric mapping, parcel mapping and utility networks. He manages technical teams responsible for local GIS database management, applications development and technical support. He received a BS in Geography and Master of Urban Planning... Read More →
avatar for Richard Daniels, GISP

Richard Daniels, GISP

GIS Support Coordinator, Washington State Dept. of Transportation
Richard has a BS in Cartographer and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA in Geography from Miami University (Ohio). He has been involved with GIS research since 1983 and was coauthor in 1991 of the first GIS ready dataset created by the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program. He has served as the WA State DOT GIS Coordinator since 2007.
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →



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

2:00pm

Mapping Your Way into a GIS Career
Reflect upon one individual’s journey into the GIS industry, and participate in the interactive discussions with other industry geospatial professionals about what it takes to succeed.

Moderator: Jim Glassley, HDR, Bellevue, WA

Panelists:
Wendy Peloquin, GISP, Geographic Information Services, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Diana Rodriguez, CDM Smith, Chicago, IL
 
Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA
Stephen M. Berry, GISP, Clark County, Winchester, KY 

Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
Kevin Mickey, GISP, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN 


Moderators
avatar for Jim Glassley

Jim Glassley

Sr. GIS Analyst / GIS Lead, HDR
Jim is a Sr. GIS Analyst and the GIS Lead for the Bellevue office of HDR where he mentors other users, promotes GIS best practices, and manages all the GIS related questions and project needs for the office. He also provides GIS project support and task management for a wide variety of clients, including Sound Transit, Seattle Public Utilities, Puget Sound Energy, King County, WSDOT, and Grant County PUD, to name just a few. He has 20+ years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

Tripp Corbin, GISP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community serving on the GITA Southeast Board and the GISP Application Review Committee. He is also President Elect of URISA and recipient of the... Read More →
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Stephen Berry GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
Stephen Berry, GISP, is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography. Stephen has been a Certified GISP since 2007 and has over 20 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation to mining and local government planning. His current professional position is the GIS Coordinator of the Clark County Consortium for GIS in Winchester, Kentucky... Read More →
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Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, developing methodologies for using broadband internet mapping data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impact policy, economic development, and the digital divide. She is currently on the URISA Board of Directors (Secretary), is a Past-President of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA, and was on the inaugural URISA Vanguard Cabinet - an advisory board of young GIS... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mickey

Kevin Mickey

Director, Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center - Indiana University
Director, Development and Geospatial Technologies Education; URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in research, development and implementation of geospatial technology solutions.
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, GISinc
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
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Diana Rodriguez

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith



Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Birch Ballroom

2:00pm

Understanding the Boundaries of Professional Practice, Part Two
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 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

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.
avatar for Brent Jones

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 →
avatar for Anthony Leimeister

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 →
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

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 →
avatar for Rich Waltrip, PLS

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.
avatar for Ed Wells, GISP

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

2:00pm

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 6

3:30pm

Exhibit Hall Break
Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

Are You Certifiable?

We will discuss current certification options and tips to successfully passing certification exams and an open source geospatial certification model related to the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM).

Moderator: Cindy Post, GISP, City of Leduc, Leduc, AB - Canada

  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Tips and Tricks to Passing a Certification Exam
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA 
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM
    Development of an Open Source Geospatial Certification Model Based on the GTCM
    Tanzeel Ur Rehman Khan, HFT Stuttgart, Germany 

Moderators
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Geomatic Services Manager, City of Leduc
Cindy has over 20 years' professional experience in the GIS industry working with the private, pubic and academic sectors. She has spent majority of her career working within complex organizations, multi-faceted projects, diverse project teams, and political environments. Over the past decade, Cindy has worked extensively on senior management initiatives related to strategic planning, return on investment, best practices... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

Tripp Corbin, GISP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community serving on the GITA Southeast Board and the GISP Application Review Committee. He is also President Elect of URISA and recipient of the... Read More →
avatar for Tanzeel Ur Rehman Khan

Tanzeel Ur Rehman Khan

Research, HFT Stuttgart
I am Geomatics Engineer (Uni-Stuttgart). and Now developing an open source geospatial certification model based on geospatial technology competency model. I am responsible for the assistant of lectures in Module Internet Technology in HFT Stuttgart. Finally will provide business aspects on the basis of the survey analysis.



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Big Sky Cures Pain Points in the Field
This session will focus on providing an understanding of the challenges and solutions to implement a field data collection application that will meet and serve the needs of many. Attendees will learn how this process is more than just tools used in the field and gain an understanding of the challenges of data management and integration of the newly collected data into existing business systems.

Moderator: Anne Johnson, GISP, State of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

  • DEQ Mobile: A DEQ GIS Integrated Data Collection Solution
    Nat Carter and Chris Stump, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Helena, MT

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Anne Johnson, GISP

Anne Johnson, GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources
As Geographic Information Officer for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, I am responsible for facilitating interagency coordination for acquisition, management and distribution of the state's framework datasets. My current projects involve maintaining and expanding infrastructure for data sharing through development of a state geoportal, engaging State legislators by educating and advocating for GIS, and continued imagery and elevation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nat Carter

Nat Carter

GIS Coordinator, Montana DEQ
avatar for Chris Stump

Chris Stump

GIS Developer, Montana Dept of Environmental Quality
Currently, most of my work right now focuses on creating, maintaining, automating, and integrating various GIS-related workflows and technologies into geospatial enterprise databases. Generally, these workflows include mobile field data collection & verification using phones and tablets on the Android & iOS platforms, data distribution, data validation, & analyses to support MT DEQ geospatial efforts. I predominantly use a series of python... Read More →



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5

4:00pm

ESIG Showcase Part 1

Since 1980, URISA's EXEMPLARY SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT (ESIG) AWARDS have recognized extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services.  Single Process Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of applying information system technology to automate a specific SINGLE process or operation involving one department or sub-unit of an agency. The system application results in extended and/or improved government services that are more efficient and/or save money. 

Moderator: Corey Halford, GISP, City of Airdrie, Canada

Single Process Distinguished System
Mobile Voter Line Wait Application
Tim Nolan, GISP,  Collin County, TX 

Single Process Distinguished System
Calgary Automated Survey Plan Verification and Reporting (CASPER)
Arne Svedahl, Cadastral GeoSpatial Asset Management, City of Calgary , Alberta Canada



Moderators
avatar for Corey Halford, GISP

Corey Halford, GISP

IT Data Services Team Leader, City of Airdrie
Anything! Let's go for a sociable and chat.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Nolan

Tim Nolan

Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas
Tim was hired at Collin County in 1992. He established a student internship program in 1994. He launched GIS and Agile/Scrum at Collin County. GIS was his first love, and Agile is his new love. | | Twitter: @plotboy | TAGS: GIS, Agile, Scrum, Government, Dallas Cowboys
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Arne Svedahl

Leader, Infrastructure & Information Services, City of Calgary
Enterprise GIS, BIM and Location Based Services. | | Camping, golf, hiking, traveling.



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maple Ballroom

4:00pm

How Mature are You?
Learn how to measure your organization's GIS maturity with the URISA GIS Management Institute's model. 

Moderator: Dianne Haley, BSc, MScGIS, GISP, DMH GIS Consulting, Alberta, Canada

Presenters:
Greg Babinski, Finance & Marketing Manager, King County, Seattle, WA
Amy Esnard, MSc., GISP, PMBI, Consultants, Elevon Solutions, LLC, Hood River, OR 

Moderators
avatar for Dianne Haley, GISP

Dianne Haley, GISP

CEO, DMH GIS Consulting
Dianne has worked in the field of automated mapping and GIS for 40 years. She retired in 2011 after 8 years in the position of Enterprise GIS Services Lead at what is now the Alberta Energy Regulator, where she was responsible for the implementation and coordination on an Enterprise GIS Program. Previously she worked for The City of Calgary for 21 years where she introduced GIS to the corporation and was involved in the implementation of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski

Greg Babinski

Finance & Marketing Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is a geographer, educator, consultant, and manager who has worked in GIS for 26 years. With an educational grounding in cartography, Greg has been helping customers use effective and well-designed maps for his entire career. 
avatar for Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated proficiency in leading large organizations through strategic planning initiatives and return on investment (ROI) analyses related to the deployment and use of GIS... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1

4:00pm

Integrating ArcGIS Geoprocessing & Mapping Capabilities into Office 365
This presentation will show Microsoft Office 365 and Esri ArcGIS Online can be integrated to enhance the capabilities of Excel, by way of a basic species distribution example. A  user is able to select a set of species location records in an Excel worksheet, determine the spatial pattern of the data and see the resulting description in map and textual form. A primary goal of the exercise is to demonstrate how cloud-based services can be integrated to deliver spatial processing capabilities in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Moderator: Christina Boggs, Department of Water Resources, West Sacramento, CA

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm
    Integrating ArcGIS Geoprocessing and Mapping Capabilities into Office 365
    David Howes, Ph.D., David Howes, LLC, Seattle, WA
    Eric Sant, Open Range Consulting, Park City, UT
    Jason Pardy, Jason Pardy Consulting, Rancho Mirage, CA 

Moderators
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Christina Boggs

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees from CSU Sacramento, one in Geology and the other in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Christina loves helping people collaborate and work together better. Christina... Read More →

Speakers
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David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes runs his own GIS consulting business, David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com), specializing in GIS tools and processes. With 25 years of academic and private sector GIS experience, including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, he is a regular supporter of GIS professional development activities and, with Jason Pardy of Jason Pardy Consulting, provides... Read More →
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Jason Pardy

Principal Consultant, Jason Pardy Consulting
Jason Pardy is a Software Developer for Voyager Search in Redlands, CA and owns his own consulting business, Jason Pardy Consulting. With 16 years of GIS and software development experience, he has a large array of knowledge and hands-on experience with building, automating and optimizing GIS workflows in a desktop and server environment. Currently, Jason plays a major role in the design and implementation of the Geoprocessing framework for... Read More →
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Eric Sant

Eric Sant is a partner in Open Range Consulting, a company that integrates land management experience into geospatial products. He is much more than a mapmaker or IT manager. His passion is creating geospatial products that answer management needs, which he has been doing for 16 years. He has pioneered methods that assess rangelands rapidly and accurately at a landscape level. These methods include the ability to quickly and effectively collect... Read More →



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6

4:00pm

LiDAR vs. Photogrammetric Point Clouds
LiDAR and photogrammetric point cloud data can be utilized for accomplishing the same task.  This presentation will provide pros and cons of each and how they should be used effectively dependent on vegetation and terrain.

Presenter: Marcus Glass, CP, GeoTerra, Inc., Eugene, OR

Speakers
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Marcus Glass, C.P.

Business Development Director, GeoTerra, Inc.
GeoTerra provides geospatial services including imagery, orthoimagery, LiDAR, photogrammetry and GIS. Our clients include: | ■ Energy / Power | ■ Environmental | ■ Transportation | ■ Water Resources | ■ Land Development | ■ Site / Infrastructure | ■ Federal / Local Government | We are a VUEWorks Channel Partner implementing the VUEWorks GIS Asset and Work Order Management solution.



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 3

4:00pm

4:00pm

2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to showcase the finalists in  the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition. The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Come and check out the future geospatial stars! (Note that this session will likely extend to 5:30 PM)

Moderators:
Adam Dastrup, GISP, Salt Lake Community College, South Jordan, UT
Scott Jeffrey, GISP, Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

  • Shading out the Gun: How Baltimore City Greenspace Relates to 2013 Homicides
    Molly Finch, Freshman, Community College of Baltimore County
  • Toxic Mapping with Python and GIS: Exploring Relationships Between Carcinogen Dumping and Cancer
    Amy Halloran, Senior, DePaul University
  • The Syrian Conflict and Migration of Refugees
    Kevin McMahon, Freshman, Community College of Baltimore County
  • Identifying Wildfire Risk Areas in Western Washington State
    Matthew Seto, Senior, University of Washington - Tacoma

Moderators
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Adam Dastrup, GISP

Associate Professor, Salt Lake Community College
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Scott Jeffrey, GISP

Professor and Program Director, Community College of Baltimore County
I am a Professor and the Program Director for the Geospatial Applications Program at the Community College of Baltimore County located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. I am also an Assistant Director/Senior team member for the GeoTECH Center and co-chair of the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition co-sponsored by URISA and the GeoTECH Center.

Speakers
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Molly Finch

Student in the Geospatial Applications Program, Community College of Baltimore County
Molly is currently a student in the Geospatial Applications Program at the Community College of Baltimore County and a professional in the environmental science and education field in Baltimore, MD. Her academic background is in Biology and Environmental Studies and she is interested in using her GIS training to pursue work in natural resource monitoring, specifically with aquatic resources, on the local and international level.
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Amy Halloran

I'm a recent graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, where I majored in Geography and International Studies, minored in Irish Studies, and received a certificate in GIS. Since graduation, I began work as a data analyst for a beer distribution company. | | My research interests are varied, but I'm especially fascinated by relationships between environments and human health. I look forward to learning with other geospatial specialists at the... Read More →
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Matthew Seto

GIS Certificate and Computer Science and Systems Student, University of Washington - Tacoma



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Birch Ballroom

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Poster Session
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Poster Session
Visit with the conference exhibitors during this informal reception (with light snacks and a cash bar) and spend time discussing projects with the poster presenters.

  • Remote Sensing Burn Severity in Bark Beetle Affected Forests
    Ryan McCarley, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • Using GIS to Automate Temporal Geomorphic Analysis on the Susitna River, Alaska
    Aaron Kopp, PE and Bill Fullerton, PE, Tetra Tech, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • A Geodesigned Spatial Decision Support system for Water Quality Planning
    Melinda Shimizu, Ph.D., Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
  • A Merger: Bathymetry and Photogrammetry
    Scott Wilson, CP, GeoTerra, Boise, ID
  • Remotely Sensed Crops Connected to Best Management Practices and Water Quality
    Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • Mapping Anadromous Fish Species in Oregon's Tualatin River Watershed
    Benjamin Protzman, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR

Tuesday October 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom

5:30pm

Young Professionals Meetup
Meet up with other young professionals and members of the URISA Vanguard Cabinet while checking out the exhibit hall and posters of fellow colleagues! We will head over to the Esri Geo DevMeetUp after where we can form a team or teams for the event and/or mingle with other attendees! Check back for more information!

Tuesday October 20, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall

6:00pm

Northern Rockies URISA Chapter Social Gathering
Social event at Luigi's on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for Northern Rockies Chapter members.

http://luigis-spokane.com/

245 West Main, Spokane WA 99201



Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Luigi's 245 West Main, Spokane WA 99201

6:00pm

Washington State WA-URISA Chapter Social Gathering

Event at Post Street Ale House on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for WA-URISA Chapter members.

 

Address

Post Street Ale House

1 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201


Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Post Street Ale House 1 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201

6:30pm

Esri Geo DevMeetUp
Venue: Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N Stevens ST 
Be sure to RSVP directly to Esri.  
At Esri's GeoDev Meetup:

6:30 – 7:15pm: Networking Social
7:15 – 7:30pm: News and Announcements
7:30 – 8:15pm: Lightning Talks
8:15 – 9:00pm: Raffle and Networking Social

Demonstrate your application/framework.
Present an interesting concept or idea.
Share your experiences.
Connect with other developers.

Developers and geo enthusiasts are invited to discuss geospatial technology and development, learn from each other, and socialize on us.

Venue: Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N Stevens ST 
Be sure to RSVP directly to Esri.  

Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Offsite

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, October 21
 

6:00am

Fun Run

Feeling energetic? Meet your fellow running enthusiasts at 6:00 AM in the hotel lobby for a leisurely 5K jog along the river. Then head to the Awards Breakfast to replace all of those calories you burned! (This unorganized run does not require a fee and is not covered by URISA's liability insurance.) 

It will still be dark at 6 AM, so if you have a head lamp or flashlight please bring it along with you.

 


Wednesday October 21, 2015 6:00am - 7:30am
TBA

8:00am

Awards & Recognition Breakfast
Enjoy a substantial breakfast buffet while we spotlight the outstanding work of your peers. We will honor the recipients of 2015 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards and pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from all of the sponsoring organizations.

We'll also hear from our guest from the Spatial Information and Cartography Commission (SICC), the disciplinary home for spatial information and cartographic professionals within the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) in Australia and New Zealand. 

  •  Dr Lesley Arnold, Director, Geospatial Frameworks, Australia

Speakers
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Dr. Lesley Arnold

Director, Geospatial Frameworks
Dr. Lesley Arnold is the Director at Geospatial Frameworks in Australia.  She is Deputy Chair of the Western Australian (WA) region of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI). Lesley has developed several capacity building plans and conducted training programs locally and internationally. Her specific area of expertise is supply chain management, data and process modelling and spatial data infrastructures (nationwide/enterprise... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Assets, Records and Management Roadblocks - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
It is a rare case in our line of work that a majority of critical factors that push an organization towards an asset management paradigm fall into place concurrently. These presenters will share their processes and findings, as well as outline where the biggest blocks to the process improvement were discovered.

Moderator: Ian Von Essen, Spokane County, Spokane, WA

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM
    Managing a Wastewater System across Three Jurisdictions 
    Donna Phillips, GISP, City of Hayden, ID
    Representatives of Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board & Their Entities
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM
    Implementing Asset Management in the Cloud using Ground Based LiDAR
    Chet Hagen and Lauren Woodruff, MultnomahCounty /DCS Business Services
    Portland, OR
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Noon
    As-Builts: Proper Records Management Processes Aid Asset Management
    Elaine Eberly and Dean Noble, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA

All AICP 


Moderators
avatar for Ian Von Essen

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 →

Speakers
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Elaine Eberly

Elaine Eberly is a member of the GIS Section in the IT Division at Seattle Public Utilities and has been the supervisor of the Utility GIS Data Maintenance Unit for the past 15 years.
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Chet Hagen

Sr. GIS & Data Analyst, Multnomah County DCS - Business Services
My educational background is a BS in Information Systems & Computer Science from the University of Montana-Missoula, and M.S. in Water Resources from the University of Idaho-Moscow. Prior to Multnomah County I worked in and around the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho on Salmon/Steelhead habitat restoration for the Nez Perce Tribe and US Forest Service as a Watershed Restoration Specialist and GIS Analyst. Currently for Multnomah County my... Read More →
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Donna Phillips, GISP

GIS/Engineering Services Coordinator, City of Hayden
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Lauren Woodruff

GIS Analyst, Multnomah County DCS
Lauren Woodruff joined Multnomah County as a GIS Technician in 2013. She works largely on data extraction and maintenance of various county assets related to road services. Prior to joining the county, Lauren had previously worked on the Western Oregon Access Rights project for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well as completed a GIS internship for Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). She holds a BA from Western Washington University... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 2

10:30am

Map-21 What Does it Mean for Me and My Agency - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session will provide a review of the Map-21 guidelines and how they apply to agencies. The discussion will focus on the development of GIS Policies and Procedures related to the management of MAP-21 and how it can be integrated into an Enterprise Asset Management system.

Moderator: Teresa Townsend, AICP Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC

  • MAP-21 - What Does it Mean for me and my Agency?
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP and Trey Fragala, AICP, PMP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
 

Moderators
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →

Speakers
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Trey Fragala

Chief Operating Officer, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Trey Fragala, AICP, PMP is the Chief Operating Officer for Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS). He has an excellent understanding of asset and financial management processes and software. In addition to his executive management experience, Mr. Fragala has 18 years of program management, asset management, land use and transportation planning experience spanning the public and private sectors, including site planning, transportation planning... Read More →
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 4

10:30am

City Scope

The majority of applications for GIS are tailored for a small group of people.  Today we want to show case a few examples where that is not the case. Stop by to learn how citizens have been empowered through mapping interfaces as well as examples of a vehicle location system (AVL) implemented within the City of Montrose.

Moderator: Keri Brennan, GISP, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, IN 
 

  • Finding Return on Investment Using AVL
    Eric Svensen, GISP, City of Montrose, Montrose, CO
     
  • Mapping the Voice of the People
    Neal Fraser, B.S., Gateway Mapping, Inc., Orem, UT
     

Moderators
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Consultant, The Schneider Corporation
Keri is a Senior GIS Consultant with the Schneider Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Senior GIS Consultant for the Schneider Corporation, Ms. Brennan primarily works with key clients on staff augmentation, helping these clients move their GIS to a full enterprise solution. She also is the Product Manager for IDAM – the integrated damage assessment model application which assists emergency management and assessment... Read More →

Speakers
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Neal Fraser, B.S.

GIS Specialist, Gateway Mapping
Neal has been with Gateway Mapping for 12 years.  He spends much of his time providing service to a variety of municipal clients in Idaho, Utah, and Washington.  His municipal experience includes projects that range from asset management applications for public works departments, to planning applications, to cemetery mapping, to airport GIS.  He is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as having completed the IDLE... Read More →
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Eric Svensen, GISP

GIS Coordinator, City of Montrose
I have worked as the GIS Coordinator for the City of Montrose since 1994, building the GIS into a robust enterprise system. I have moved the department from the early days of shape files to a geodatabase system… and shape files. I am active in the Colorado GIS community helping resurrect GIS Colorado by serving many years on the board and as president. I have assisted in putting on the last three Southwest User Group (now GeCO West) annual... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Birch Ballroom

10:30am

ESIG Showcase Part 2

Since 1980, URISA's EXEMPLARY SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT (ESIG) AWARDS have recognized extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. 

Single Process Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of applying information system technology to automate a specific SINGLE process or operation involving one department or sub-unit of an agency. The system application results in extended and/or improved government services that are more efficient and/or save money.

Enterprise Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of using information systems technology in a multi-department environment as part of an integrated process. These systems exemplify effective use of technology yielding widespread improvements in the process(es) and/or service(s) involved and/or cost savings to the organization.

Moderator: Corey Halford, GISP, City of Airdrie, Canada

  • Enterprise Exemplary System
    Boldly Know: York Region's Enterprise GIS
    Duncan Rowe, Yor Region, Ontario, Canada 
  • Enterprise Distinguished System
    NPMap Builder
    Nate Irwin, US National Park Services, Lakewood, CO
  • Single Process Exemplary System
    Next Generation Permitting System
    Dennis Hanberg, Planning and Land Services Director, Pierce County, Tacoma, WA
     
 

Moderators
avatar for Corey Halford, GISP

Corey Halford, GISP

IT Data Services Team Leader, City of Airdrie
Anything! Let's go for a sociable and chat.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Hanberg

Dennis Hanberg

Planning and Land Services Director, Pierce County
Dennis Hanberg has been involved in the Land Use and Planning fields for nearly 40 years.  He began his career as an Environmental Health Specialist for the Olympic Health District, and migrated into private sector consulting.  He later became a principal with Apex Engineering where he spent nearly 30 years working through land use entitlement and permitting processes for his clients.  In 2011, Dennis returned to the public... Read More →
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Nate Irwin

Web Mapping Coordinator, US National Park Service
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Duncan Rowe

Manager, Analytics and Applied Mapping - Geographic Information Services, The Regional Municipalilty of York
Duncan Rowe is a committed and passionate leader for York Region in Geographic Information Services. In some way or form over the last 15 years Duncan has brought value to the services offered by the Region by championing spatial thinking. He believes in the value of data and the power of analytics to better serve the public. Duncan has shaped his career recognizing geography is the best way to integrate the diversity of data that governments... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Maple Ballroom

10:30am

Framework Themes: Metadata Standards and Data Processing Optimization
This session will examine methods and best practices associated with data processing optimization; how to determine the best available data for state framework themes; and discuss the development of international metadata standards.

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

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM
    Identifying and Defining The Best Available
    Danielle Favreau, GISP, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Boise, ID
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM
    ISO Geospatial Metadata: The 411 on 19115
    Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA, GeoMaxim, Asheville, NC
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Noon
    Save Time! Speeding Up Geoprocessing in ArcGIS
    Bruce Godfrey, University of Idaho, Coeur d Alene, ID 

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Bruno-Favreau

Danielle Bruno-Favreau

GIS Analyst, Idaho Department of Water Resouces
Danielle has been working in GIS for nearly 20 years and has been supporting GIS and GPS applications throughout the Department of Water Resources for over half of those years. Danielle has a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Davis, a GIS Certificate from Boise State University, and obtained her GISP in 2008. She served as a Board Member and Conference Planning Committee Member and Chair for Northern Rockies URISA and... Read More →
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Bruce Godfrey

GIS Librarian, University of Idaho
Bruce Godfrey is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian at the University of Idaho. He previously served as its GIS Specialist from 1999-2013. He is the Director of INSIDE Idaho, the Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse. He holds a MLS from the University of North Texas, an M.S. from the University of Idaho, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
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Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA

Principal, GeoMaxim
Lynda Wayne is Principal of GeoMaxim, a consulting practice specializing in geospatial data and metadata, data sharing policy and practices, and the facilitation of issue-based geospatial dialogs and decision-making. Ms. Wayne is the former Director of the Louisiana Geographic Information Center, the founding Chair of the GIS Certification Institute, and a long time coastal landscape ecologist active in the application of RS/GIS technologies. She... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 5

10:30am

The Art of the Helpful GIS Presentation
As GIS professionals who present at meetings, conferences and other gatherings, we are all keen to convey to our audiences the details of our projects, experiences and capabilities related to our work. Learn what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to delivering GIS-related presentations, from a group experienced in presenting on a wide variety of GIS-related topics .
  • The Art of the Helpful GIS Presentation
    David Howes, Ph.D., David Howes, LLC, Seattle, WA
    Parker Wittman, Aspect Consulting, Seattle, WA
    Jason Pardy, Jason Pardy Consulting, Rancho Mirage, CA 
    Matt Stevenson, MUP, CORE GIS, Seattle, WA 

Moderators
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Aaron Paul

Solutions Engineer, First American Title
Aaron Paul has been a member of First American Title’s GIS team since 2007 and has been working in the GIS industry for 15 years. Aaron is pioneering new uses of GIS Products and Services in the Real Estate & Title industry and has implemented systems and applications that leverage Esri Platform. He thrives on employing GIS to help attain company objectives and visions and is a keen contributor to the GIS Community, as an active board member... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Howes, Ph.D.

David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes runs his own GIS consulting business, David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com), specializing in GIS tools and processes. With 25 years of academic and private sector GIS experience, including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, he is a regular supporter of GIS professional development activities and, with Jason Pardy of Jason Pardy Consulting, provides... Read More →
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Jason Pardy

Principal Consultant, Jason Pardy Consulting
Jason Pardy is a Software Developer for Voyager Search in Redlands, CA and owns his own consulting business, Jason Pardy Consulting. With 16 years of GIS and software development experience, he has a large array of knowledge and hands-on experience with building, automating and optimizing GIS workflows in a desktop and server environment. Currently, Jason plays a major role in the design and implementation of the Geoprocessing framework for... Read More →
avatar for Matt Stevenson

Matt Stevenson

Principal, CORE GIS
Matt specializes in cartography, spatial analysis, web mapping, conservation planning, and GIS project management. He works primarily with government agencies and non-profits focused on conservation and restoration. Matt has eighteen years of experience using GIS to convey complex spatial information with striking cartography and eye-catching graphics. He holds a B.S. in Public Planning from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Urban... Read More →
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Parker Wittman

Director of Professional Services, Aspect Consulting
Parker Wittman leads the GIS and Data Services group at Aspect Consulting, a 70-employee Seattle/Bainbridge Island-based environmental consulting firm. Though a technical generalist at heart, Parker specializes in environmental chemistry data management/mapping, water resources GIS, cartography, map scripting and database application development. Though he’s been hacking away at GIS for the past 10 years, his educational background is in... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 1

10:30am

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 6

10:30am

URISA Chapter Leaders' Forum
Officers from URISA chapters will meet at this time to discuss initiatives, shared resources and more. 

Moderators
avatar for Christina Boggs

Christina Boggs

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees from CSU Sacramento, one in Geology and the other in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Christina loves helping people collaborate and work together better. Christina... Read More →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Terrace West

12:00pm

Idaho Geospatial Council Meeting
Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:00pm

NWGIS Board of Directors' Meeting
The Northwest GIS Users' Group Board of Directors will convene for a meeting at this time.

Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Implementing Map 21 All Road Network of Linear Reference Data [ARNOLD] - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This panel will discuss how the Arizona DOT is partnering with state and local agencies to integrate disparate centerline road data into a seamless statewide Linear Refer System.

Moderator: Alexandra Diana Rodriguez , CDM Smith, Chicago, IL

  • GIS-Transportation “ARNOLD”
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
    James Meyer, GISP, Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix, AZ
    Ian Kidner, GISP, GIMS Systems Administrator, Ohio Department of Transportation
    AICP 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Rodriguez

Diana Rodriguez

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith

Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →
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Ian Kidner, GISP

GIS Systems Administrator, Ohio Department of Transportation
Ian is a GIS Systems Administrator with the Ohio Department of Transportation. He focuses on delivering technology solutions to improve customer workflows & agency efficiency. Ian provides leadership for asset management, data governance, LRS/Road Inventory and GIS policy initiatives at ODOT. He holds undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Geographic Information Systems, and is pursuing a Masters in Technology Management. Ian serves on the... Read More →
avatar for James Meyer, GISP

James Meyer, GISP

GIS Program Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation
James Meyer is a GISP who is the GIS Program Manager for Arizona DOT Multimodal Planning Division. He has been in the GIS profession 16 years after graduating with a Geography Degree. Of that, time 10+ years has been in transportation, 8 of which focused on LRS.



Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Birch Ballroom

1:30pm

Knowledge & Power: Legal and Ethic Considerations for GIS and Planning - AICP/CM Approved 1.5 (.5 L/1.0 E)

Attention Planners!  This session is especially designed for you,  but GIS professionals in planning departments – you’ll definitely want to mark your schedule to attend this very special session as well! This session was developed to combine both the legal and ethical responsibilities for a Certified Planner, or a planner preparing for certification testing, in understanding how to avoid perceived and/or actual misuse of “knowledge and power.”  Come learn about these two very important aspects of planning through a panel of experts and fun/interactive audience case scenarios. 

Participants of this session will learn:

  • Potential professional ethical risks of using or sharing data/information for decision-making and/or personal gain (intentional actions or not)
  • A clear understanding of your role and the Freedom of Information Law and FOIA requests
  • What is confidential and/or proprietary data including geocoded proprietary survey, sensitive/critical infrastructure, archaeological and environmental data – how are you ethically and legally bound?
  • Misinterpretation or using carefully selected data to paint an inaccurate picture or analysis –“Lying with Maps”
  • Understanding the statistical significance of data and the potential for bias and representation
  • Understand legal agreements for the use of proprietary and/or copyrighted imagery, data and other materials

Presenters:
Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC
Ed Wells, GISP, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
Kelly Alfaro Haugen, Thurston GeoData Center

 


Speakers
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Kelly Alfaro Haugen

GIS Analyst II, Thurston County GeoData Center
Ms. Alfaro Haugen is a GIS Analyst II with over 10 years of experience in both the private and public sectors working with GIS data, analysis, cartography and education. Kelly has been with Thurston County, in Washington State, since 2007 where she supports the Long Range and Current Planning Divisions, Public & Environmental Health Department, Prosecuting Attorney’s as well as other departments and divisions. Projects include Zoning... Read More →
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... 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 University and a Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 5

1:30pm

Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) provides awareness through geographic technology education and participation on a local level.  These presentations will focus on efforts to measure services and the impact of poverty on traditionally underserved populations through quality data and participatory systems.

Moderator: Judy Colby-George, GISP, Spatial Alternatives, Yarmouth, ME 

  • 1:30 - 2:00pm
    Where Y at? Using PPGIS to Study Street Lights in the Black Pearl of New Orleans
    Graham Hayes, Entergy New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm
    Participatory Geographic Information Systems: Mapping Nairobi Informal Settlement
    Katie Pickett, University of Central Arkansas, New Orleans, LA 
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm
    GIS in Poverty Alleviation
    Rania Qutieshat, Dr., Balqa Applied Univerity, Amman, Jordan
    Mohammed Al Hiari, Hashemite Fund for Human Development, Amman, Jordan 

Moderators
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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George formed Spatial Alternatives fifteen years ago with the goal of helping communities use GIS technology to enhance public participation in planning issues. She has extensive experience working with municipal and environmental GIS application. Judy has specialized in using GIS to communicate land use planning issues in a variety of forums. Judy co-wrote and has presented the Introduction to PPGIS workshop for URISA. Judy... Read More →

Speakers
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Graham Hayes

Project Manager/QA/QC, WhoData.org
I am a recent graduate from the University of New Orleans (Dec. 2014), with a B.S. in Urban Planning with a concentration in Geography. I was recently hired as an Engineering Associate in Gas Distribution for Entergy New Orleans after spending a year as a GIS Tech. I have also recently been elected as President of my neighborhood association. | Much of my work in school was centered around the neighborhood and I organized and ran a PPGIS... Read More →
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Mohammed AL Hiari

Financial and Administrative Manager, Financial and Administrative Manager
I am working at JOHUD as operational activities .JOHUD is a NGO aim to develop human abilities and encourage local communities to encourage economic and social empowerment and reduce poverty
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Katie Pickett

GIS Research and Analysis, Landmapp
Katie Pickett is a Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) candidate at the University of Central Arkansas where she studies sociocultural and political implications of various indices and quantifiable and qualitative data. Ms. Pickett obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans in International Studies where she concentrated on Africana studies, conflict theory, and human development. She earned an Undergraduate... Read More →
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Rania Qutieshat, Ph.D

I am now working as assistant prof. at Balqa Applied University .I hold A PhD. degree in Geography ,MA in Regional planning,Ba in Architecture



Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Cloudy all Over but Sunny Inside

The Cloud sometimes seems like it is millions of miles from the desktop or work in the field, however, these sessions will clear up common misconceptions and will shine light on solutions to your everyday hurdles. Come check out details about the OpenData Portal, Web and Mobile GIS, and the integration of ArcGIS Online, Deskto and CAD.

Moderator: Jill Ballard, City of Yakima, Yakima, WA 

  • 1:30 – 2:00pm
    Demystifying ArcGIS Online and the OpenData Portal
    Randy Bonds, City of Yakima, Yakima, WA
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm
    Getting the most out of Web and Mobile GIS
    Frank Roberts, Innovate! Inc., Spirit Lake, ID
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm
    Workflow Integration for ArcGIS Online, Desktop, and CAD
    Neal Fraser, B.S., Gateway Mapping, Inc., Boise, ID

Moderators
avatar for Jill Ballard

Jill Ballard

GIS Technician, City of Yakima
I have been with the City for 24 years as a GIS Technician. I am also on the Board of Directors for NWGIS User Group. I love working with GIS, as frustrating, challenging and Interesting as it is. I look forward to seeing what other communities are developing at the conference. Working in a shop of three people I have the opportunity to work on most if not all of the data we use in our shop. Outside of work I have four grandchildren that... Read More →

Speakers
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Randy Bonds, Jr.

Web Application Developer / Administrator, City of Yakima
Randy Bonds Jr is currently employed with the City of Yakima as the Web Applications Developer. He is the ArcGIS Online and Open Data Portal Administrator and works heavily in the ESRI Javascript API. He has 15+ years of IT experience ranging from System Engineering to Application Development.
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Neal Fraser, B.S.

GIS Specialist, Gateway Mapping
Neal has been with Gateway Mapping for 12 years.  He spends much of his time providing service to a variety of municipal clients in Idaho, Utah, and Washington.  His municipal experience includes projects that range from asset management applications for public works departments, to planning applications, to cemetery mapping, to airport GIS.  He is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as having completed the IDLE... Read More →
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Frank Roberts

IT Director, Innovate! Inc
Mr. Roberts is Innovate’s IT Director and has over 20 years’ experience in the information technology field. He supports projects through geospatial solutions, database management, system management, project management, training and outreach for stakeholders. Mr. Roberts has deep experience in Natural Resources Management as well as Tribal Government operations. He spent 20 years managing the Coeur d’Alene... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Maple Ballroom

1:30pm

Standards? What Standards?
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

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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

1:30pm

The Value of Coding for GIS
During this session, a group of experienced GIS analysts/developers will explain the many ways in which coding is increasingly valuable for the GIS professional. For those without any coding experience, the aim is to encourage you to start right away to enhance your capabilities and your employability.

Moderator: Keith Massie, GISP, Lane Council of Governments, Eugene, OR

  • The Value of Coding for GIS
    David Howes, Ph.D., David Howes, LLC, Seattle, WA
    Jeff Berry, Erlandsen, Inc., East Wenatchee, WA
    Aaron Paul, First American Title, Portland, OR 
 

Moderators
avatar for Keith Massie, GISP

Keith Massie, GISP

Regional Address Coordinator, Lane Council of Governments
I have a renewed interest in cartography and constantly improving the user experience when they interact with mapping applications and mapping web sites.

Speakers
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Jeff Berry

Senior GIS Analyst/Developer, Erlandsen, Inc.
Jeff Berry is the senior GIS analyst and developer at Erlandsen, an eastern Washington-based surveying, planning, engineering and GIS company. He has been working in GIS for over 20 years and is an experienced teacher and a regular contributor to local professional development events.
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David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes runs his own GIS consulting business, David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com), specializing in GIS tools and processes. With 25 years of academic and private sector GIS experience, including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, he is a regular supporter of GIS professional development activities and, with Jason Pardy of Jason Pardy Consulting, provides... Read More →
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Aaron Paul

Solutions Engineer, First American Title
Aaron Paul has been a member of First American Title’s GIS team since 2007 and has been working in the GIS industry for 15 years. Aaron is pioneering new uses of GIS Products and Services in the Real Estate & Title industry and has implemented systems and applications that leverage Esri Platform. He thrives on employing GIS to help attain company objectives and visions and is a keen contributor to the GIS Community, as an active board member... Read More →



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

1:30pm

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6

1:30pm

Change Detection

Hexagon Geospatial offers a semi-automated Change Detection workflow using the ERDAS IMAGINE product that automates change detection at the parcel, polygonal, or grid level.  Through the use of old and new image data, this tool provides calculated likelihood of change based on spectral values.  It can detect changes representing swimming pools, parking lots, roof differences, vegetation differences, or ground cover differences.  Thus, this product can be used in detecting property changes due to improvement, environmental changes over time, or changes due to natural disasters. Users review the parcels, polygons, or grids from a queued list that is ordered by likelihood of change.  Therefore those parcels, polygons, or grids with the most relevant changes can be focused on first.  Attendees can participate in the workshop with an installation of IMAGINE 2015*.Come join us for a workshop on this exciting new technology.

Please contact Justin.byrd@hexagongeospatial.com to arrange an installation of IMAGINE 2015 for this workshop.

Presenter:
  • Frank Obusek, Applications Engineer, Hexagon Geospatial, Huntsville, AL 

Speakers
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Frank Obusek

Applications Engineer, Hexagon Geospatial
Frank Obusek is an Applications Engineer at Hexagon Geospatial supporting the US Sales Team. He has a bachelors and masters degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Frank Obusek has worked in the field of remote sensing for nearly 20 years. He has worked with all sectors of government and many private industry vendors, including owning his own small business. Frank’s expertise includes remote sensing, GIS, and feature... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 3

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break & Raffle Drawings
Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

Calculating Walksheds and Crop Cover Changes - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This session focuses how current GIS technologies are used at the local level to determine Walkshed for light rail access and crop growth over space and time.

Moderator: Donna Phillips, GISP, City of Hayden, Hayden, ID

  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Developing a Process to Connect Remotely Sensed Crops to BMPs and Water Quality
    Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD 
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM
    Calculating Walksheds in Light Rail Station Areas:  A Case Study in SeaTac, WA
    Zinta Smidchens, GISP, City of SeaTac, WA, SeaTac, WA 

All AICP

 

Moderators
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Donna Phillips, GISP

GIS/Engineering Services Coordinator, City of Hayden

Speakers
avatar for Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP

Keota Silaphone, MCP, GISP

Lecturer, Salisbury University
Keota Silaphone has 10 years of practical working experience in the public sector as a Natural Resources Planner and GIS Analyst for the Worcester County Government on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From 2003 to 2012, she worked within the Department of Comprehensive Planning (7 years) and Development Review and Permitting Department (3 years) where her efforts focused on watershed planning, water quality issues, and implementing best management... Read More →
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Zinta Smidchens

GIS Coordinator / Analyst, City of SeaTac
Zinta Šmidchens earned a B.Sc. at the University of Toronto. Her professional career has spanned the public and private sectors, in organizations ranging in size from a small consulting firm to a state geological survey, to a large natural resources company. She is currently the GIS Coordinator at the City of SeaTac in Washington State. In her spare time, she volunteers to help people in a variety of disciplines bring maps into their projects.



Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5

4:00pm

Decision Support Systems in Urban Planning - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session will discuss how current geospatial technological tools and analysis are being used to help facilitate community visioning, decision support, and policy in Urban Planning.

Moderator: Doug Adams, GISP, Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Establishing Measures and Data to Support Planning and Policy Decisions to Integrate Transportation and Health
    Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC 
  •  4:30 – 5:00 PM
    Decision Support Systems in Urban Planning Evaluating GIS in Municipalities
    Rania Qutieshat, Dr., Balqa Applied University, Amman – Jordan 

All AICP

 

Moderators
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Doug Adams, GISP

Program Manager GIS/IT, Baltimore County Government
Doug is the Engineering GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works.  Doug is serving as Treasurer on the URISA Board of Director’s.  Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design.  He is also an instructor at the University of Minnesota Morris Wind STEP program, a two-week study in alternative energy, where he teaches GIS and mentors... Read More →

Speakers
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Rania Qutieshat, Ph.D

I am now working as assistant prof. at Balqa Applied University .I hold A PhD. degree in Geography ,MA in Regional planning,Ba in Architecture
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Use of GIS to Facilitate Urban Sustainability - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This session will discuss site selection methods and GIS tools used to facilitate urban sustainability.  The presentations will review the processes used to determine locations for recycling, landfill and aggregate operations in an urban environment, as well as an open source tool that can be used to map potential solar resources.

Moderator: Jochen Albrecht, Ph.D., Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY

  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Characterization of Event-based Supply and Demand in an Urban Market
    Christopher DiMaggio, PE, Pennsylvania State University, Camarillo, CA
    AICP
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM
    Urban Solar Energy Mapping and Geospatial Analysis: The Case of Philadelphia, PA
    Kirby Calvert, PhD, Penn State University, University Park, PA

 


Moderators
JA

Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College

Speakers
avatar for Kirby Calvert, Ph.D.

Kirby Calvert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
Kirby Calvert received his PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Working with the Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy, he studied renewable energy development under one of the most comprehensive policy programs in North America. His work aims to improve the spatial awareness and reasoning guiding the transition toward renewable energy, with emphasis on urban and regional planning. He is currently an assistant... Read More →
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Chris DiMaggio

A marketing professional and registered civil engineer, I am currently a graduate student at The Pennsylvania State University focusing on the study of location-based business analytics.



Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Birch Ballroom

4:00pm

Adapting to the Evolving GIS World

The world of GIS is evolving at an unprecedented and increasing rate. As a result, GIS professionals are constantly being challenged to enhance their capabilities and must find effective and efficient ways to adapt as the field advances. In this session, presenters will share their perspectives and engage the audience to collectively consider not only the accompanying technical trends, but also the associated professional development needs. A goal of the session will be to contribute to an ongoing discussion on how to adapt to the evolving GIS world and help the GIS professional be successful in the coming years.

Moderator: Luke Boggess, GISP, URISA Alaska, Anchorage, AK 

Presenters: 

  • Aaron Paul, First American Title, Portland, OR
  • David Wallis, GISP, Cowlitz County, Kelso, WA
  • Randy Bonds, Jr., City of Yakima, Yakima, WA
  • David Howes, Ph.D., David Howes, LLC, Seattle, WA

 


Moderators
avatar for Luke Boggess, GISP

Luke Boggess, GISP

Past-President, URISA-Alaska
Luke fell into GIS as the stars aligned with the new Millennium and was El Presidente of URISA-Alaska from 2007 to 2016. He has been Chair GIS-Pro, and twice been Chair of the Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference (AKSMC). He has been on the AKSMC Board of Directors and Planning Committee. | | He regularly sits as a matter of practice, stands as a habit (often swaying) , with the fundamental goal to be utterly goal-less through the... Read More →

Speakers
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Randy Bonds, Jr.

Web Application Developer / Administrator, City of Yakima
Randy Bonds Jr is currently employed with the City of Yakima as the Web Applications Developer. He is the ArcGIS Online and Open Data Portal Administrator and works heavily in the ESRI Javascript API. He has 15+ years of IT experience ranging from System Engineering to Application Development.
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David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes runs his own GIS consulting business, David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com), specializing in GIS tools and processes. With 25 years of academic and private sector GIS experience, including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, he is a regular supporter of GIS professional development activities and, with Jason Pardy of Jason Pardy Consulting, provides... Read More →
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Aaron Paul

Solutions Engineer, First American Title
Aaron Paul has been a member of First American Title’s GIS team since 2007 and has been working in the GIS industry for 15 years. Aaron is pioneering new uses of GIS Products and Services in the Real Estate & Title industry and has implemented systems and applications that leverage Esri Platform. He thrives on employing GIS to help attain company objectives and visions and is a keen contributor to the GIS Community, as an active board member... Read More →
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David Wallis

Director, COWLITZ COUNTY IT/GIS
David Wallis, GISP, CMS, is the Information Technology and GIS Director for Cowlitz County, Washington.  He has taught Legal Descriptions, GIS, and many other classes statewide for the Washington Department of Revenue for over 20 years.  He is also the lead instructor for the Cowlitz County Learning Center and chairs the Principle-Centered Leadership Committee.  | David graduated Magna Cum Laude through the University Honors Program at Western... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1

4:00pm

Desktop and Mobile Application
This session will look at desktop and mobile solutions, public versus internal apps, and limitations and restrictions. The session will highlight some out of the box solutions offering rapid deployment while connected or out in the field. Data access in the field is becoming more important and the implementation of mobile GIS solutions more critical.

Moderator: Bart Butterfield, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID 
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Web AppBuilder & Collector: A Coehesive Multi-platform Strategy
    David Yarnell and Dan Spinosa, Innovate! Inc., Sandpoint, ID
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM
    Effectively Leveraging Mobile GIS
    Chris Doscher and Kari Chael, CDM Smith, Chicago, IL

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Bart Butterfield

Bart Butterfield

Manager, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
I am the manager of the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) in the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). IFWIS is responsible for developing and maintaining IDFG's enterprise information system for data collected on Idaho's fish and wildlife resources. We develop databases and application on a variety of platforms and devices. Applications range from remote field data entry applications to Windows and Web data retrieval and... Read More →

Speakers
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Kari Chael

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
I am on the Vanguard Cabinet, Mentoring Committee and GIS-Pro Conference Planning Committee. Come talk to me about joining the URISA VC Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee!
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Chris Doscher

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
I work primarily on the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program. My professional experience includes land surveying and AutoCAD work as well as GIS. I love the mixture of technical and artistic skills that go into GIS and mapping. Currently, I am also a board member of the Chicagoland Chapter of URISA.
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Dan Spinosa

Mr. Spinosa is currently a member of the Geospatial Solutions group at Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate). He supports GIS projects by developing desktop and web-based geospatial solutions using .Net and JavaScript platforms in conjunction with XML, ArcObjects, ArcServer, ArcSDE, SQL Server and Oracle. Mr. Spinosa often serves as the team lead to assist with project design and management.
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David Yarnell

Mr. Yarnell is currently a member of the Geospatial Solutions group at Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate). He supports GIS projects by developing desktop and web-based geospatial solutions using .NET and JavaScript platforms in conjunction with XML, ArcGIS Javascript API, jQuery, dojo, ArcObjects, ArcServer, ArcSDE, SQL Server, and Oracle. He is currently supporting several clients with implementation of ESRI's Web AppBuilder in both deploying... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maple Ballroom

4:00pm

URISA’s GISCorps – Giving Back with GIS
URISA’s GISCorps volunteers continue to make an impact using GIS to support projects around the world. Find out about recent missions including the remote and on-site NetHope and WHO Ebola response projects for affected countries in West Africa and supporting the early relief effort for Typhoon Pam that devastated parts of the island nation Vanuatu.

Moderators: Dianne Haley, GISP & Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP
  • URISA’s GISCorps – Giving Back with GIS


Moderators
avatar for Dianne Haley, GISP

Dianne Haley, GISP

CEO, DMH GIS Consulting
Dianne has worked in the field of automated mapping and GIS for 40 years. She retired in 2011 after 8 years in the position of Enterprise GIS Services Lead at what is now the Alberta Energy Regulator, where she was responsible for the implementation and coordination on an Enterprise GIS Program. Previously she worked for The City of Calgary for 21 years where she introduced GIS to the corporation and was involved in the implementation of the... Read More →
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Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Inc
Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace. | During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is the immediate past-president of the organization on the Board of Directors. URISA is a nonprofit... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6

6:00pm

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Social Event
The conference social event is always a great time...informal and fun! Watch this space for updates and details.

Wednesday October 21, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Terrace
 
Thursday, October 22
 

7:30am

Conference Committee Breakfast Meeting
URISA members who are interested in volunteering for the GIS-Pro 2016 conference committee are invited to ROOM 7 for a continental breakfast and discussion about the plan forward. GIS-Pro 2016 will be in Toronto, October 31-November 3, 2016. 

Thursday October 22, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Room 7

8:30am

Community Health and GIS Initiatives - AICP/CM Approved 1.0

This session Will explore the utility of geospatial technologies and techniques in improving health care quality, examining the spatial and non-spatial factors in heath care accessibility, and look at GIS as a  participatory tool for environmental advocacy.

Moderator: Hilary Perkins, GISP, City of Maryland Heights, Maryland Heights, MO

  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM
    Healthcare Associated Infections: Advancing CDC’s Health Care Quality Protection Efforts through Geospatial Maps/Apps
    Danielle Ayan, GISP, PMP, ICP, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) | Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) | Geospatial Research, Analysis and Services Program (GRASP), Atlanta, GA

  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM
    Stress in New York City
    Jochen Albrecht, Ph.D., Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY


Moderators
avatar for Hilary Perkins, AICP, GISP

Hilary Perkins, AICP, GISP

Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights
Hilary has over 20 years experience working with GIS in both the public and private sector.  She is currently the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Her previous GIS and planning work in transportation, environmental, urban planning, and community development has provided a variety of leadership and management opportunities on a wide range of projects. She is keenly interested in the use of GIS by the public... Read More →

Speakers
JA

Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College
avatar for Danielle Ayan, GISP, PMP

Danielle Ayan, GISP, PMP

Contract Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
As a Geospatial Lead for Booz Allen Hamilton, Danielle works to advance the mission of the Health and Human Services (HHS)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via the Geospatial Research Analysis and Services Program (GRASP). Danielle is the Program/Project Manager for a, multi-year, multi-million dollar, 17-person consulting team supporting GRASP. In addition, Danielle serves as a Geospatial Project Coordinator for GRASP. Project... Read More →



Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 5

8:30am

GIS and Next Generation 9-1-1 in Washington State - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
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

     


Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Ernst

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 →
avatar for Ian Von Essen

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 →
avatar for Dan Miller, GISP

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 →
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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

8:30am

Transportation: Project Management and Data Design- Methodologies - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This breakout session will examine how GIS can be used to develop project design templates to facilitate transportation project management and facilitate proposed light-rail corridor analysis.
  • 8:30 – 9:15 AM
    Geographic Information System (GIS) Project Data Management and Improvement
    Pyung ho Kim, Long Island Rail Road, Bethpage, NY 
  • 9:15 – 10:00 AM
    Data and File Structure Design in Support of a Regional Light Rail DEIS
    Jim Glassley, HDR, Bellevue, WA
    Nicholas LaRue, HDR. Portland, OR 
  • Applying GIS Database Design and Management for Survey Control Monuments, Preserving Historic Values Spanning Multiple Spatial Reference Systems for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, United States National Capital Region
    Anthony Leimeister and Ed Wells, GISP, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
    AICP 

Moderators
avatar for Ed Wells, GISP

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.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Glassley

Jim Glassley

Sr. GIS Analyst / GIS Lead, HDR
Jim is a Sr. GIS Analyst and the GIS Lead for the Bellevue office of HDR where he mentors other users, promotes GIS best practices, and manages all the GIS related questions and project needs for the office. He also provides GIS project support and task management for a wide variety of clients, including Sound Transit, Seattle Public Utilities, Puget Sound Energy, King County, WSDOT, and Grant County PUD, to name just a few. He has 20+ years... Read More →
avatar for Pyung ho Kim, GISP

Pyung ho Kim, GISP

Regional Transportation Planner, MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Pyung ho Kim has over 10 years of experience in GIS project management and strategic transportation planning. In 2008, Mr. Kim joined MTA LIRR, the nation’s largest commuter railroad serving NYC’s eastern suburbs. As part of the MTA, the LIRR invests billions in modernizing its aging infrastructure while also expanding the system to address 21st century travel needs. | For the past 7 years, he has coordinated and managed geospatial aspects... Read More →
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Nick LaRue

GIS Analyst II, HDR Engineering
Nick LaRue is a GIS Analyst with HDR Inc. providing desktop and field support to projects in transportation, power transmission and environmental disciplines. He’s had his nose in something geospatial for the last 13 years trapping and mapping invasive insects, working in production GIS environments, overseas garrison support, class room training and more. He’s also lends geospatial assistance and a strong back to depave.org. A non-profit... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Leimeister

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 →



Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 1

8:30am

Geospatial Data Act of 2015 (S.740)

The Geospatial Data Act was introduced to improve the coordination and use of geospatial data.  The panel will discuss the significance and timeliness of this Act, what the Act will do for the GIS community, and what possible change should be made to the bill.

Moderator: Pam Bond, IGC-EC Chair, Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee, Boise, ID

Panelists:

  • Bill Farnsworth, Idaho State GIO
  • Cy Smith, GISP, Oregon State GIO
  • Molly Vogt, NGAC 
  • Frank Roberts

 


Moderators
avatar for Pam Bond

Pam Bond

GIS Analyst, Idaho Fish and Game
Pam has been working with Idaho Fish and Game since 2007, when she began as a wildlife technician in McCall. In 2009, she followed her passion for GIS to graduate school at Idaho State University Boise Center Aerospace Lab where she received her Masters of Since in Geographic Information Science. In 2011, she accepted a temporary position as a GIS Analyst with Idaho Fish and Game and was subsequently offered a permanent position the following... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Farnsworth

Bill Farnsworth

GIO, Idaho Office of the CIO
Bill Farnsworth is the Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) and Customer Relations Manager for the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO. The GIS Service Center coordinates all geospatial information activities for Idaho state government. GIS is a discipline within information technology that focuses on capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Through the use of dedicated GIS tools, the GIS... Read More →
avatar for Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts

IT Director, Innovate! Inc
Mr. Roberts is Innovate’s IT Director and has over 20 years’ experience in the information technology field. He supports projects through geospatial solutions, database management, system management, project management, training and outreach for stakeholders. Mr. Roberts has deep experience in Natural Resources Management as well as Tribal Government operations. He spent 20 years managing the Coeur d’Alene... Read More →
avatar for Cy Smith, GISP

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.
avatar for Molly Vogt, GISP

Molly Vogt, GISP

Information & Analysis Manager, Metro Regional Government
FIRST GIS JOB: ESRI Summer Intern, 1996. Clint Brown is my hero. Cathy Mueller thinks I'm overrated. | KEYS TO SANITY: Mountaineering, back country skiing, backpacking, climbing on foot higher than the clouds. | CAREER OBJECTIVE (for now): Rebuild public trust and interest in government. Build teams of people who enjoy bringing their individual talents together to do great things. | APPROACH: At the fork, take the path toward the greater... Read More →


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

8:30am

LiDAR vs. PhoDar

This session will present two different approaches to point cloud technologies. Presenters will examine the appropriateness of each data product, and compare the benefits and limitations.

Moderator: Betty Conces, Kootenai County, Coeur D Alene, ID
 

  • 8:30 – 9:15 AM
    Fusion of Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR for Classification of Oregon White Oak
    Joe Gordon, Metro, Portland, OR
  • 9:15 -10:00 AM
    The Use of Photo Derived Surfaces to Monitor Landcover Change
    Joshua Greenberg, PhD., GISP, Skagit County GIS/Mapping, Mount Vernon, WA 


Moderators
BC

Betty Conces

Cadastral Cartographer, Kootenai County

Speakers
JG

Joe Gordon

Joe is a GIS Specialist for the Portland, Oregon regional government, Metro. He currently works in Metro’s Research Center on a variety of remote sensing and demographic projects. His past experience includes work for 3Degrees (regression-based demographic targeting), as well as several University of Oregon programs, including the Spatial and Map Cognition Research Lab (global demographic and climate modeling), InfoGraphics Lab (development... Read More →
avatar for Josh Greenberg, GISP

Josh Greenberg, GISP

Sr. GIS/RS Analyst, Skagit County GIS
Currently, Josh Greenberg coordinates remote sensing activities and provides imagery analysis for the Skagit County GIS Dept. His background offers both ecological and technical guidance to County environmental issues such as habitat analysis, salmon restoration and long term growth models. Josh earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the U.W. College of Forest Resources Ecosystem Science program. Josh is currently the President of WAURISA.



Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 2

8:30am

Wide Open

This session will provide an overview of different projects utilizing open source GIS solutions and products. They will discuss how you can use it and how it might benefit your organization, as well as discussing potential drawbacks.

Moderator: Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
 

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM
    Building Apps on Open Source 3D Software
    Carl Anderson, GISP, Create Real Estate, Sarasota, FL
  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM
    OpenAddresses, OpenStreetMap and Local Data: Crowdsourced Address Data and You
    Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus LLC, University Park, MD
    Matthew Yurman, Spatial Focus, Avondale Estates, GA 
  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM
    Using Open Source GIS to Support Agricultural Intensification in Africa
    Matt Stevenson, MUP, CORE GIS LLC, Seattle, WA
    Karsten Vennemann, TerraGIS, Seattle, WA
AICP 

Moderators
avatar for Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, developing methodologies for using broadband internet mapping data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impact policy, economic development, and the digital divide. She is currently on the URISA Board of Directors (Secretary), is a Past-President of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA, and was on the inaugural URISA Vanguard Cabinet - an advisory board of young GIS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Matt Stevenson

Matt Stevenson

Principal, CORE GIS
Matt specializes in cartography, spatial analysis, web mapping, conservation planning, and GIS project management. He works primarily with government agencies and non-profits focused on conservation and restoration. Matt has eighteen years of experience using GIS to convey complex spatial information with striking cartography and eye-catching graphics. He holds a B.S. in Public Planning from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Urban... Read More →
avatar for Karsten Vennemann

Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of this consulting work involves creating and supporting Open Source based Web GIS solutions. Karsten has been... Read More →
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

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.
avatar for Sara Yurman, GISP

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 →



Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 4

8:30am

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Click the PDF below for specific topics and other details.




Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 6

10:30am

Closing Keynote: Building Healthy Communities - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
In the current climate of healthcare reform and increasing emphasis on improved population health outcomes, the need to focus efforts on building healthy communities is more relevant than ever. Technology and data advances support healthy communities through transparency and open data agendas, big data analysis, and improved usability and flexibility in system design. Dr. Geraghty will discuss these themes as they apply to the GIS workflows that support building healthy communities.

Speakers
avatar for Este Geraghty,  MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Chief Medical Officer & Health Solutions Director, Esri
Dr. Estella M. Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, FACP, GISP is Esri's Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director where she leads the health and human services sector team, focusing on the improvement of health though strategic use of geographic information systems. Dr. Geraghty's prior roles include Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, and Associate Professor in... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom B

11:30am

NWGIS Annual Business Meeting
Join the leadership of the Northwest GIS Users' Group for the annual business meeting. Hear about upcoming activities, accomplishments during the past year, and find out how to get involved. 

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Birch Ballroom

11:30am

URISA Annual Business Meeting

URISA Annual Business Meeting

Hear from URISA Board officers about the Board's activities over the past year, actions taken, and exciting plans for the future. 

 


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

12:30pm

URISA Board of Directors’ Meeting
The URISA Board of Directors will meet at the close of the conference. Rebecca Somers will begin her one-year term as president of the association and three new directors will join the Board for their three-year terms. 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 7