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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 20
 

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
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... Read More →

Speakers
SB

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... Read More →
avatar for JD McLandrich, GISP

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... Read More →
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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... 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
avatar for Danielle Bruno-Favreau

Danielle Bruno-Favreau

GIS Analyst, Idaho Department of Water Resouces
Danielle has been working in GIS for over 20 years. Currently, she supports GIS and GPS applications throughout the Department of Water Resources. Danielle obtained her GISP in 2008. She served as a Board Member and Conference Planning Committee Member and Chair for Northern Rockies... 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... Read More →
avatar for Eric Morris, GISP

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... 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
avatar for Maya Daurio

Maya Daurio

GIS Programmer/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.
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration.  As a recognized technology innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land... 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
avatar for Bill Hodge, GISP

Bill Hodge, GISP

Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
avatar for Bill Hodge, GISP

Bill Hodge, GISP

Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... 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
avatar for Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
Michael Glenn O’Grady was the founding chair of URISA’s PAC and is currently serving as chairman again, in addition to being on the URISA board. He has been a member of URISA since 1979 and is a former URISA president. O’Grady retired from local government in 2006 after spending... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Zoltek, GISP, CP, LS, CFedS

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... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Founding Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce has been providing GIS planning and implementation management services, public policy formulation, and organizational therapy to cities, counties, and utility companies for over 40 years. Bruce was Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee... Read More →



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

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
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... Read More →



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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Professor, King Abdulaziz University
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... 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

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date

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... Read More →
IK

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
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... Read More →
avatar for James Bates, GISP

James Bates, GISP

Director of Infrastructure Planning and Records, Louisville Water Company
James Bates is the Director of Infrastructure Planning and Records for the Louisville Water Company in Louisville, Kentucky. As Director, James is responsible for multiple aspects of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), including Infrastructure Planning, Geographic Information Systems... Read More →
avatar for Richard Daniels, GISP

Richard Daniels, GISP

GIS Support Coordinator, Washington State Department 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... 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

Senior GIS Analyst, HDR Engineering
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →
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 25 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation... Read More →
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).
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →
avatar for Diana Rodriguez

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
avatar for Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
Michael Glenn O’Grady was the founding chair of URISA’s PAC and is currently serving as chairman again, in addition to being on the URISA board. He has been a member of URISA since 1979 and is a former URISA president. O’Grady retired from local government in 2006 after spending... Read More →

Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Founding Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce has been providing GIS planning and implementation management services, public policy formulation, and organizational therapy to cities, counties, and utility companies for over 40 years. Bruce was Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee... Read More →
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration.  As a recognized technology innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land... 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... Read More →



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

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

Manager, Geomatic Services, City of Leduc

Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →



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... 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... 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, GISP, CGCIO

Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Applications Manager, Collin County
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: @plotboyTAGS: GIS, Agile, Scrum, Government, Dallas Cowboys
avatar for Arne Svedahl

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

Dianne Haley

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... Read More →

Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle. Previously I was the GIS Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder... 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
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Howes

David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... 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... 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... Read More →



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

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
avatar for Adam Dastrup, GISP

Adam Dastrup, GISP

Associate Professor, Salt Lake Community College
avatar for Scott Jeffrey, GISP

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Molly Finch

Molly Finch

GIS Intern, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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... Read More →
avatar for Amy Halloran

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... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Seto

Matthew Seto

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



Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Birch Ballroom
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

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

Ian Von Essen, 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... Read More →

Speakers
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Elaine Eberly

Utility_GIS Data Maintenance Supervisor, Seattle Public Utilities
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.
avatar for Chet Hagen

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... Read More →
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Donna Phillips

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... 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
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities

Speakers
avatar for Trey Fragala

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... Read More →
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date



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

DATAMARK Product Manager, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Neal Fraser, B.S.

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... Read More →
avatar for Eric Svensen, GISP

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... 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... Read More →
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Nate Irwin

Web Mapping Coordinator, US National Park Service
avatar for Duncan Rowe

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... 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... 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 over 20 years. Currently, she supports GIS and GPS applications throughout the Department of Water Resources. Danielle obtained her GISP in 2008. She served as a Board Member and Conference Planning Committee Member and Chair for Northern Rockies... Read More →
avatar for Lynda Wayne, GISP

Lynda Wayne, GISP

Principal, GeoMaxim, Inc.
avatar for Bruce Godfrey

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... 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
avatar for Aaron Paul

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Howes

David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... 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... Read More →
avatar for Matt Stevenson

Matt Stevenson

Principal, CORE GIS
Matt Stevenson is Principal at CORE GIS where he specializes in cartography, spatial analysis, web mapping, and GIS project management. He works primarily with government agencies and non-profits focused on public policy, natural resources, and conservation.
avatar for Parker Wittman

Parker Wittman

Director of Professional Services, Aspect Consulting
Parker Wittman leads the Data, Mapping and Technology practice and manages the whole of professional services operations at Aspect Consulting, a 100+ employee Pacific Northwest earth+water engineering and consulting firm. Though a technical generalist at heart, Parker specializes... Read More →



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

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

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
avatar for James Meyer, GISP

James Meyer, GISP

Data Analytics Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation
James Meyer is a GISP who is the Data Analytics and HPMS Manager for Arizona DOT Multimodal Planning Division. He has been in the GIS profession 18 years after graduating with a Geography Degree. Of that, time 12+ years has been in transportation, 7of which focused on program man... 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... Read More →



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
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
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... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Alfaro Haugen

Kelly Alfaro Haugen

GIS Analyst, 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... Read More →


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
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George: Judy owns Spatial Alternatives in Maine which specializes in using geospatial tools to engage people in policy making around natural resource issues like land use and ocean management. She has been working with various communities for over 20 years.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Hayes

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... 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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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
avatar for Katie Pickett

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... Read More →



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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neal Fraser, B.S.

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... Read More →
avatar for Randy Bonds, Jr.

Randy Bonds, Jr.

Web Application Developer/Administrator, City of Yakima
r. 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 Systems Engineering to Application Developme... 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Cy Smith, GISP

Oregon State Geographic Information Office, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
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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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... 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
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Keith Massie

Columbia Cartographic
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 ev... Read More →
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David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... 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... Read More →



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

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

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... 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... Read More →



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
avatar for Doug Adams, GISP

Doug Adams, GISP

Engineering Program Manager, Baltimore County DPW
Doug is the GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works. He has over 30 years of experience in geospatial industry. Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
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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 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
avatar for Jochen Albrecht

Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College

Speakers
avatar for Chris DiMaggio

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.
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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... Read More →



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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Howes

David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... Read More →
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Randy Bonds, Jr.

Web Application Developer/Administrator, City of Yakima
r. 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 Systems Engineering to Application Developme... 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... Read More →
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David Wallis

IT/GIS 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.  David graduated Magna Cum Laude through the... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kari Chael

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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

Dianne Haley

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... Read More →
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date


Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2
 
Thursday, October 22
 

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, GISP

Hilary Perkins, 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jochen Albrecht

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... 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

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . 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... 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... Read More →
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Ian Von Essen

Ian Von Essen, 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... Read More →
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Dan Miller

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... 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Jim Glassley

Jim Glassley

Senior GIS Analyst, HDR Engineering
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... 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... Read More →
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Anthony Leimeister

Survey Dept., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
B.S. in Surveying & Mapping, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2010 Grad. Cert. in GIST, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2014 12 years experience in Geomatics and Spatial Sciences in the public and private sectors. Currently with WMATA Geomatics Department. 12... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Farnsworth

Bill Farnsworth

GIO, Idaho Office of the CIO
Bill Farnsworth I am 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. Through the use of dedicated GIS tools, the... Read More →
avatar for Cy Smith, GISP

Cy Smith, GISP

Oregon State Geographic Information Office, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
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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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... Read More →
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Molly Vogt

Information & Analysis Manager, Metro Regional Government
FIRST GIS JOB: ESRI Summer Intern, 1996.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... 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
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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... Read More →
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Joshua Greenberg

GIS Analyst, WAURISA
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... Read More →



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 Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
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... Read More →
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
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... Read More →
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Matt Stevenson

Principal, CORE GIS
Matt Stevenson is Principal at CORE GIS where he specializes in cartography, spatial analysis, web mapping, and GIS project management. He works primarily with government agencies and non-profits focused on public policy, natural resources, and conservation.
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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... Read More →



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