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We’re so excited to partner with the four URISA California Chapters and CGIA to present this one-of-a-kind geospatial super-event in Palm Springs, California. Use this site to design your agenda, review presentations in-depth, and network with your peers.

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Thursday, October 11 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
GIS Program Review & Strategic Planning

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Planning for your GIS program’s sustainability can appear to be a daunting task, but this session will assist in your efforts. Hear from geospatial colleagues on various principles, methods, and tools for reviewing your current GIS program/department and planning strategies to be more data-driven in the future.

  • Key Principles for GIS Planning and Management
    Ed Wells, GISP, University Park, MD
  • Methods and Tools for GIS Program Review, Planning, and Improvement
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants , Fairfax, VA
  • Are You Data-Driven?
    Adam Carnow, Community Evangelist, Esri, Charlotte, NC


Moderator
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities

Speakers
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management, program review, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs—both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant... Read More →
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Adam Carnow, AICP, GISP

Community Evangelist, Esri
Adam Carnow is a Community Evangelist at Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is a keynote speaker, thought leader and technology evangelist, helping organizations get the most out of their GIS investment, and make a difference in their communities... Read More →
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Ed Wells, GISP

Retired /URISA President
Ed Wells is retired after 33 years in the GIS field, including nine years as GIS manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is a URISA Past President, and member of the GMI, Professional Education, Policy Advisory, and Conference Planning Committees. During... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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