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Thursday, October 11 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Natural Disasters Happen, How GIS Can Help in Preparation and Recovery - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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This session features presentations about how hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides, climate change, and volcanoes present challenges for communities. See how green infrastructure can provide a defense against sea-level rise, how to analyze socio-economic risks for better decision-making, how the federal government provides data to assist in recovery efforts, and how the USGS provides data and services to benefit pre-hazard planning.

  • Modeling Future Georgia Hurricanes and Flood to Inform Current Decisions
    Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, Director Professional Development/Geospatial Education, The Polis Center - Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Serving California Volcano Geologic Maps as Map Services to Benefit Pre-Hazard Planning
    Jeff Peters, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • GIS Forensics on an Implemented Living Shoreline Design for Coastal Resiliency
    Dave Pryor, PE, Director of Waterfront Engineering and Katharine Chaney, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, Clark Nexsen, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
  • NOAA’s How to Map Open Space for Community Rating System Credit
    Melissa Rosa, Geospatial Specialist, The Baldwin Group at NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, Oakland, CA

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Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources

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Kate Chaney

Senior GIS Analyst, Clark Nexsen
Kate Chaney, GISP is an experienced GIS Analyst who has been providing spatial information, datasets, and maps in the Charlotte, NC area for 18 years. Mrs. Chaney has advanced GIS projects specialized in suitability analysis, site assessments, environmental and biological habitat... Read More →
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Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →
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Dave Pryor, PE

Director of Waterfront Engineering, Clark Nexsen, Inc.
David Pryoris the Director of Waterfront Engineering at Clark Nexsen. He has 36 years of experience specializing in the design, engineering, supervision, and project management of marine structures and coastal engineering, shipbuilding, and management projects. David’s experience... Read More →
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Jeff Peters

Geographer, USGS
Jeff Peters is a Geographer at the USGS Western Geographic Science Center. He uses GIS to estimate community exposure and model evacuation for natural hazards. Community emergency managers use these analyses to plan before future events occur and help minimize loss of life and costs... Read More →
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Melissa Rosa

Geospatial Specialist, The Baldwin Group at NOAA's Office for Coastal Management
Melissa Rosa is a Geospatial Specialist with over 10 years of experience in GIS and remote sensing applications in natural resource management, conservation and climate adaptation planning. At the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, she develops geospatial products and provides technical... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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