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Thursday, October 11 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Earth, Wind, and Fire: GIS Supporting Disaster Response - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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Without good data and collaborative data sharing habits, emergency response is demonstatively less effective.  In the past few years, the state of California has experienced its share of a variey of natural disasters. This session will explore presenters’ experiences working with spatial databases during recent events such as the California wild fires, and showcase spatial modeling that has been developed for the web-based Earthquake Incident Journal.

  • All Hazards Response – What 7 Years with Wildland Fire Taught Me
    Lorri Peltz-Lewis, GISP, ASPRS GIS/LIS, Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Auburn, CA
  • Lessons Learned in 2017 Fires for Sharing Geospatial Data
    Phil Beilin, GIS Coordinator, City of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
  • FEMA’s Earthquake Incident Journal: A Web-Based Data Integration and Decision Support Tool for Emergency Management
    Madeline Jones, Geophysicist & Data Scientist, New Light Technologies Inc, Washington, DC

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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

GIS Consultant and President, Benchmark Geospatial LLC
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a senior-level GIS Consultant and President of Benchmark Geospatial.  Keri has over 27 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with a focus on providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the... Read More →

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Phil Beilin

GIS Coordinator, City of Walnut Creek
Phil Beilin has over 25+ years GIS experience for Federal, Local, utility, and private industry. Active in Regional Geospatial Public Safety activities in CA, he is currently: CA GIS Council Chair; CA Earthquake Clearinghouse IT lead; National Alliance of Public Safety GIS Region... Read More →
avatar for Lorri Peltz-Lewis, GISP, ASPRS GIS/LIS

Lorri Peltz-Lewis, GISP, ASPRS GIS/LIS

Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Program Manager, USDA Forest Service
I run the Enterprise Data Warehouse for the Forest Service currently. I handle data integration, data management, warehousing, business intelligence, and application support. Speak to me about data warehousing. In the recent past I supported the GIS Specialists that are on all hazards... Read More →
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Madeline Jones

Geophysicist & Data Scientist, New Light Technologies
Madeline works as a Geophysical Data Scientist for New Light Technologies in Washington ,DC where she provides geospatial, remote sensing, modeling and analytical solutions where data science converges with natural hazards and disaster response.Madeline's talk is titled: FEMA's Hurricane... Read More →

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