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Wednesday, October 10 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sustainability and GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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GIS is the critical technology for utilities.  Whether you are planning, designing, analyzing or deploying field solutions, GIS plays a critical role for proactive maintenance and operations.  Attend this session and learn how GIS is used in all aspects of asset management.

  • Storm Sewer Inventory and Condition Assessment Using Mobile GIS
    Jacob Shipman, GISP, GIS Analyst, Meshek & Associates, LLC , Tulsa, OK
  • Showcasing Public Benefits of Stormwater Capture with Geospatial Applications
    Beau MacDonald, GIS Project Specialist and Richard Windisch, Student, M.S. in GIST, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Storm Water Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (IAMP)
    Martin Alcala, Ph.D., GISP, CFM, EIT, Senior Staff Analyst , City of Houston, Houston, TX

avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of Viewshed, which is made up of Spatial Alternatives, GIS Consulting and tjd&a, Landscape Architects and Planners.  She has worked with municipal governments, regional planning agencies, and state governments in New England for over 25 years.  Judy has extensive... Read More →


Martin Alcala, Ph.D., GISP, CFM, EIT

Senior Staff Analyst, City of Houston
Dr. Martin Alcala, Jr. received his Doctoral Degree in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University - Kingsville (TAMUK). Dr. Alcala, Jr. is currently a Senior Staff Analyst with Transportation & Drainage Operation (TDO) Storm Water Maintenance Branch (SWMB). Dr. Alcala, Jr... Read More →
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Jacob Shipman, GISP

GIS Analyst, Meshek & Associates, LLC
Jacob Shipman currently works as a GIS Analyst for Meshek & Associates, LLC. Mr. Shipman has a Bachelor of Arts in GIS from the University of Oklahoma and is also certified GIS Professional. He has over 8 years of combined professional experience in GIS, with 5+ years focusing in... Read More →
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Beau MacDonald

GIS Project Specialist, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
At USC Spatial, I promote the use of GIScience concepts and technologies for diverse interdisciplinary partnerships within and outside the university; provide geospatial analysis, graphic design and writing support for multiple projects; and direct student research teams, including... Read More →
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Richard Windisch

Student, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute
I studied GeoDesign at USC; the major requires studying spatial science, urban planning, and architectural design. Additionally, I am currently enrolled in a progressive masters degree program for Geographic Information Science and Technology. Through my past experiences in work and... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Mesquite C