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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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Monday, October 8
 

8:00am PDT

URISA Board of Directors Meeting
The URISA International Board of Directors meets this morning to discuss progress on the organization's strategic initiatives and the year ahead.

Monday October 8, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Pueblo

12:00pm PDT

Registration
Pick up your name badge and registration materials at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 registration desk.


Monday October 8, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:00pm PDT

Esri Training - Get Out…with your GIS! Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps Workshop
Get Out…with your GIS!  Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps Workshop
 
Please join Esri product management and technical staff for this fun and exciting half-day workshop.  In this workshop you will learn how ArcGIS will help your organization optimize every step of your field operations:
  • Coordinating your field workforce and work assignments with Workforce for ArcGIS
  • Helping field users get quickly and safely to their destination with Navigator for ArcGIS
  • Choosing the best data capture experience for your field users with Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS
  • Building effective operation dashboards with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS 

Participants are asked to bring their own laptops and mobile devices to follow along with the demos and presentation materials.  Additionally, have your login to your agency’s ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise Portal account pre-configured.  Optionally, staff can help participants on site with a trial or developer account for the purposes of the workshop (please arrive early).  Equipment is not required, but it will not be provided.

Hands-on: You must bring your own devices and equipment for this training.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Morris at jmorris@esri.com to secure your spot at this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LeSueur

Chris LeSueur

Product Manager, Esri
avatar for James Tedrick

James Tedrick

Product Manager, Survey123 for ArcGIS, Esri



Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center

1:00pm PDT

URISA Committee Coordination Meeting
URISA Committees meet in small groups on Monday afternoon and report their activities and needs to their colleagues and leadership, so everyone hears the same thing.  Organizational strategic planning updates and future workplans will be discussed.  Interested members who wish to find out more about committee activities are also encouraged to attend to discover opportunities within the organization.

We'll also have a very brief demo of our Podio collaborative workspace, if time permits.

Moderators
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 →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
San Jacinto

7:00pm PDT

URISA Vanguard Cabinet Young Professionals' Meet-Up
Get to know your young professional colleagues and members of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet! Meet and Greet at the Rocks Bar & Lounge right inside the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is a great way to start developing your conference connections early without even having to leave the venue. See you there!

Thanks to the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) and a few individual donors for supporting this meet-up!!


Monday October 8, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rocks Bar & Lounge - Renaissance Lobby
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

7:30am PDT

Registration
Pick up your name badge and registration materials at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 registration desk.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am PDT

Asset Management Systems 201- Half-Day Workshop - AICP/CM Approved 3.5
Asset Management Systems 201- Half Day Workshop
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30am-12:00noon
Instructors:
Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL

Departments of Transportation face continuous challenges to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets. DOTs are under pressure to improve efficiencies, boost productivity, and effectively manage resources and assets. Asset management can play a major role in helping Departments of Transportation cope with these challenges.

In this intermediate-level workshop, the presenters will discuss how asset management programs can assist DOTs in managing assets during the entire period from deployment to retirement.

Specific topics include:
  • data collection methods
  • emerging data collection technologies
  • software solutions
  • mobile GIS solutions
  • information management and decision support tools
  • life cycle management
  • condition inspections
  • asset valuation
  • factoring in risk
  • project aggregation
  • working with budget constraints
  • dashboards
  • reporting

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Mesquite F

8:30am PDT

A Practical Introduction to Open Source GIS - Full-Day Workshop
A Practical Introduction to Open Source GIS
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructors:
Sara Yurman, GISP, Principal, Spatial Focus LLC, Avondale Estates, GA
Tim Poe, GISP, Enterprise GIS Technical Manager, Byers Engineering , Atlanta, GA 

Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years.  This workshop offers a quick dip into open source, focusing on the use of a common suite of GIS open source software.  Both technical and management discussions of open source development will be accompanied by a series of exercises that start with freshly installed software and progresses through creating a spatial database for use by a work group, along with examples of data analysis and web publication.  

Participants are invited to bring their own laptops and follow along with the step-by-step instructions.  The workshop ends with an overview of a wide variety of open source software packages that can extend the capabilities explored in the exercises.

Exercises include:
  • Using QGIS
  • Using PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Reading from web services
  • Publishing data as web services
  • Creating a web map in GeoServer

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in free and open source geographic information system software. The workshop will suit both managerial and technical needs and it does not require any prerequisites.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop  

Speakers
avatar for Sara Yurman, GISP

Sara Yurman, GISP

Principal, Spatial Focus, LLC
Sara Yurman, GISP, is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a consulting firm specializing in addressing and spatial data.  In that capacity she has worked nationally and internationally, handling projects in locations as diverse as Little Rock, Arkansas, Bandah Aceh, Indonesia and... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite C

8:30am PDT

UAS Mapping Outputs: A Hands-on Course for Integrating UAS Data into GIS Workflows - Full Day
UAS Mapping Outputs: A Hands-on Course for Integrating UAS Data into GIS Workflows
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30am-5:00pm
Instructor: 

Jeffrey Miller,  Trainer at Pix4D and Part-Time Professor at Diablo Valley College, San Francisco, CA

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, have become a go-to data collection source for GIS professionals. The combination of on-board GPS, high-resolution sensors, and image processing software have revolutionized the way aerial data is collected. Data collection that is cheaper, faster, and more readily available are just a few of the advantages UAS provide.
Although the value mentioned provides great benefits, there are best practices for collecting and processing UAS data that are often misunderstood and/or poorly executed. This leads to bad input data into GIS. As the saying goes, “garbage-in garbage-out.”

This course will introduce students to the best practices for collecting, processing, and integrating UAS data into GIS workflows.

During the morning session of the workshop, data collection will be dynamic in class as each student will collect their own dataset.  Students will then process the data during the afternoon portion of class. The class will end with a lesson about data integration into a GIS workflow.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop  

Speakers
JM

Jeffrey Miller

Professor, Diablo Valley College
Jeff is a geomatics professional who has been working in the consulting industry since 2008. He has wide-ranging experience in photogrammetry, geographic information systems (GIS), computer cartography, remote sensing, and LiDAR. Jeff’s interest in UAS began in 2013 when he started... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE

8:30am PDT

National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Applications - Full-Day Workshop - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Applications Workshop
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructors:
Drew Decker, National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA
Carol Ostergen, National Map Liaison for California and Nevada, U.S. Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA
Jane Schafer-Kramer, GIS Specialist, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA


This full day workshop offers an introduction to the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and how it can support numerous applications such as resource management, environmental monitoring, infrastructure planning, and disaster mitigation.

Join us to examine NHD features, attributes, and structure with regard to the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD).  Learn about data management and maintenance, including the stewardship model and certified editors that support NHD in California.  

Participants can bring laptop computers to get hands on experience with accessing NHD data, navigating the NHD network, adding and locating hydrologic events, and suggesting corrections and improvements to the data.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

Speakers
avatar for Drew Decker

Drew Decker

National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey
Drew Decker is the National Map Liaison for southern California and works for the National Geospatial Program within USGS. He works with local, state, and other federal agencies to coordinate mapping production, maintenance, standards, and planning in support of The National Map... Read More →
avatar for Carol Ostergren

Carol Ostergren

Geographer, US Geological Survey
Carol Ostergren is a National Map liaison serving the USGS Pacific Region. She supports expert user Communities of Use to align agency science needs with mapping resources and works with outside organizations to coordinate mapping projects supporting The National Map.
avatar for Jane SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite H

8:30am PDT

Managing Addressing for the 21st Century - Full-Day Workshop - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
Managing Addressing For the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30am-5:00pm

Instructors:      
Martha Wells, GISP,  Spatial Focus, University Park, MD
Wayne Brewer, City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Addresses are a vital data set for all local governments, and are increasingly needed for regional and state functions as well.  Managing the addressing life cycles from assignment to maintenance, and serving address data to multiple departments and agencies with different user needs and requirements make addressing a complex task.  This workshop will focus on understanding your addressing system, the workflows for address assignment and maintenance, and the development of standard-compliant address repositories that provide the structure and flexibility needed to meet addressing needs throughout your organization.

Target audience:  Anyone who assigns or maintains address information, address users, geodatabase administrators, NG-911 administrators, and others interested in how to make your address data work better.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop  

Speakers
WB

Wayne Brewer

Senior Addressing Tech / President, City of Raleigh
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Spatial Focus LLC
Addressing professional, co-author of Federal Address Data Standard, background in urban planning, GIS, land records/cadastre, and addressing systems.  I have worked in the United States, and internationally over the past 40+ years, and have been a URISA member and volunteer since... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite E

8:30am PDT

GIS Program Management - Full-Day Workshop - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
GIS Program  Management
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM -5:00 PM
Instructors:
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS, President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY
Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP, Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC, Boca Raton, FL

This URISA Certified Workshop is designed to provide insights and guidelines for public agency GIS programs. It will examine the various organizational and management issues that program managers must address in order to develop and manage a successful GIS program. The course material will cover all aspects of GIS project and on-going program management including such areas as:

  •     strategic and implementation planning
  •     budgeting and financial management
  •     business case development and cost-benefit evaluation
  •     team building and human resources
  •     product/service procurement and vendor/contract management
  •     key technical management concerns and
  •     important legal and policy issues for GIS project and program management

The workshop will focus on practical issues and challenges faced by GIS managers. It includes examples from actual GIS implementations and students will receive access to a variety of supplemental digital references and templates useful for GIS planning and management. The workshop will include a number of short demonstrations and group exercises focusing on GIS management challenges. The workshop is structured to encourage interaction and provide opportunities for attendees to share their ideas and experiences.

This workshop is most appropriate for the following types of people: a) current GIS management personnel seeking to polish their skills and examine approaches to management challenges, b) GIS or IT users and technical staff who are moving into management roles, c) IT management personnel who are becoming more involved with GIS program management or oversight.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

Speakers
avatar for Peter Croswell, GISP, PMP, CMS

Peter Croswell, GISP, PMP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants
Mr. Croswell is the President and lead consultant of Croswell-Schulte Information Technology Consultants. He is an expert in information technology and GIS implementation and management with over 40 years experience as an IT and GIS practitioner, program manager, and an IT/GIS consultant... Read More →
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC
Randal Krejcarek has 30 years experience implementing and managing Enterprise GIS in local government. He currently works for Spatial Focus. LLC.  Prior to joining Spatial Focus he Krejcarek lead Delray Beach, FL Environmental Services Department as its Director and City Engineer... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree AB

8:30am PDT

Health Applications of Geographic Information Science - Full Day Workshop - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
Health Applications of Geographic Information Science
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructors:
Marilyn Ruiz, Professor, Director,  Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology (GISSA) Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (see below for important note)
Imelda K. Moise, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Benjamin Ghansah, Ph.D Student, University of Miami, Carol Gables, FL


While data availability was once a problem for use in GIS analysis, the opposite is often true today. Geospatial expertise and data availability have both grown quickly in recent years, but there is often a lack of background and experience to develop analyses to make the most of these. Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, a health department, or private sector firm, the demand to process spatial data and use them for specific analyses that address issues related to health has never been greater. Given new ways to collect, display, and share geospatial data, traditional data sources are much more accessible, and new data sources are being developed across industries. Actionable spatio-temporal data combined with well-structured spatial questions and appropriate analyses are essential for project success.

This full-day workshop will provide ideas from a broad range of geospatial health subjects, and hands-on exercises to help participants to better process spatial data and use them for specific analyses that address issues related to health. Topics will include explanations of tools to measure and assess proximity, spatial association, spatial structures revealed by data, and will emphasize best practices available for integrating data and methods in ways that support analysis and modeling that are outside the capability of simple overlays and visualization of associations. Health topics will include infectious diseases, food environments, and environmental pollution. Technical topics include spatio-temporal cluster identification, techniques to combine multiple sources of data and use them for statistical analysis, and an overview of spatial regression. Workshop participants will have access to realistic datasets and will gain experience with the GeoDa, SaTScan, and the QGIS software. The course is designed for people with a basic understanding of spatial data and some experience with ArcGIS or other GIS software.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

PLEASE NOTE: Longtime URISA contributor, Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, September 30.

Marilyn was a Medical Geographer in the Epidemiology Division of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Her research and teaching focus on health, the environment, and the ecology of infectious disease. Recent work has been about vector abundance, weather and its effect on the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, and the spatial spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. She has also worked with local health departments in the adoption of geospatial technologies and is involved with issues of data sharing and spatial data infrastructure to support the integration of data for improved public health and emergency response.

Marilyn was very involved in URISA's GIS in Health conferences over the years, as chair, frequent presenter, and workshop instructor. She was a lovely individual; an outstanding teacher and mentor to many. She will be missed.

Memorial gifts in Marilyn’s honor may be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation for the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois Foundation at 1305 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Please include a note specifying this as a memorial in her name. 

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Ghansah

Benjamin Ghansah

Ph.D Student, University of Miami
Benjamin is a PhD student at the University of Miami, under the Abess Center's Environmental Science and Policy program. He has over 10 years experience in GIS and Remote Sensing with applications in inland water, ecosystems mapping, landcover and health. His current research focuses... Read More →
avatar for Imelda K. Moise

Imelda K. Moise

Asst. Professor, Miller School of Medicine/University of Miami
Dr Moise is an applied health geographer and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialist. Much of her work has primarily focused on utilizing multi-method approaches, CBPR, spatial analysis and evidence-informed interventions that are culturally responsive to a specific problem identified... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite G

8:30am PDT

Preparing for GISP Certification - Full-Day Workshop
Preparing for GISP Certification - ALMOST FULL
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructors:
Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, Georgia
Keri Brennan, GISP, Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, Indiana
Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+, The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
David DiBiase, GISP, Esri, Redlands, California
Xan Fredericks, GISP, US Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida
Carl Anderson, GISP, New Light Technologies, Bradenton, Florida

The GISP has become a respected and in-demand indication of your skills as a GIS professional. If you are pursuing the GISP credential, or are thinking of doing so, join us for this full-day workshop, as a group of GIS experts share valuable information that can increase your chance of success.

Earning the GISP credential requires successfully completing an exam as well as a number of other application requirements.
 
The first part of the workshop will explore the reasons that the GISP credential is worth pursuing as well as what is involved in completing each part of the application.  Then, we will explore the topics that you need to be familiar with for each of the knowledge areas covered by the GISP exam. Information presented in this workshop  is designed to help professionals who have extensive GIS education and experience, but need to know what topics to review prior to taking the exam.   It also will help individuals with some GIS experience that may be lacking in one or more areas covered by the exam and that need to know where to find additional resources to study.

This workshop will help you assess your knowledge of the content, sort out what is and is not covered on the exam, identify content areas you need to focus on, and even rediscover the joys of test-taking.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop  


Moderator
avatar for Bill Hodge, GISP

Bill Hodge, GISP

Executive Director, GIS Certification Institute

Speakers
avatar for David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

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 →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Business Development Manager – GIS & Aerial, SAM, LLC
Tripp Corbin is the GIS and Aerial Business Development Manager for Survey and Mapping LLC. also known as SAM. With over 28 years of Surveying, Mapping and GIS experience, Mr. Corbin is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial solutions including Esri, Autodesk... Read More →
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Solutions Architect, New Light Technologies
Carl Anderson, GISP supports Federal, State, Local and Private partners with geospatial needs. he is a former URISA President and has 30+ years of geospatial experience.
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information Response Team and serves as the Chair of the USGS Lidar User Group. Xan works to help... Read More →



Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree C

12:00pm PDT

Women in GIS (WiGIS) Brown-bag Meetup
Meet up with Women in GIS during the lunch break on Tuesday. BYO lunch and catch up on happenings with WIGIS. Get involved!!




Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Pueblo

1:00pm PDT

NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow - Half-Day Workshop - AICP/CM Approved 4.0
NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Instructors:
Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, Michael Baker International, Santa Ana, CA
Kathrine Cargo, ENP, GISP, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA 


Description: This URISA Certified Workshop is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may support their emergency communications division in the future. In a fully operational next generation 9-1-1 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 9-1-1 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP).

This technology shift will have profound impacts on local data maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity.   We recognize there is a sincere lack of education available aimed at the GIS professional who may not be as versed with the 9-1-1 terminology or needs.  This workshop is intended to provide an overview of next generation 9-1-1, GIS’ role in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and to illustrate common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Become familiar with basic next generation 9-1-1 terminology and concepts
  2. Recognize GIS’ role in a fully operational next generation 9-1-1 system
  3. Understand the implications on local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a next generation 9-1-1 system
  4. Begin to understand immediate steps that can be taken in preparing GIS assets for next generation 9-1-1
Intended Audience: GIS Managers, Emergency Management and Public Safety professionals.
Requirements: None

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

Speakers
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo is a GIS Analyst for the Orleans Parish Communication District, the 9-1-1 Administrators for the City of New Orleans. Prior to working in 9-1-1, Kathrine spent six years in public service working as a Planning Administrator and GIS Project Manager for the New Orleans... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK - Michael Baker International
I’m a people person who knows a lot about technology. My focus has been Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and its supporting platforms such as databases, cloud-based computing, servers, etc.I have a knack for being able to interface between business needs and technical requirements.I'm... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite F

5:00pm PDT

Speed Networking
URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals is hosting another Speed Networking event after workshops on Tuesday. It's sure to be fast-paced and fun! Meet someone new! Connect with GIS colleagues!


Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

5:30pm PDT

Esri User Group Meeting
Hang out with Esri staff and fellow customers and hear updates and company plans!


Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Mesquite AB

6:30pm PDT

GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 Mapathon
Put your GIS skills to good use at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 Mapathon. This evening activity will support the many projects of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT).

Participants should bring a laptop and have some basic familiarity with OpenStreetMap.

With all of the recent natural disasters, the GIS Community has responded swiftly to project requests, including URISA's GISCorps. Projects for the mapathon may include any number of responses from current disasters impacting the world and as the event nears, we will narrow down the projects we will work on this evening.

Video Tutorial on 'Adding a Building to OpenStreetMap from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap: https://youtu.be/VPJz-AucqF4

A great way to network with your fellow GIS professionals while giving back!

Refreshments sponsored by New Light Technologies!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Solutions Architect, New Light Technologies
Carl Anderson, GISP supports Federal, State, Local and Private partners with geospatial needs. he is a former URISA President and has 30+ years of geospatial experience.
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources



Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Pueblo

7:00pm PDT

GIS-Pro & CalGIS Scavenger Hunt
Meet before 7 PM at the conference registration desk (ballroom foyer) to break into teams and get instructions.

Wear comfortable shoes as the scavenger hunt will take you outside of the hotel and convention center. Should be a beautiful evening outside and also a blast!! 


Tuesday October 9, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

7:00am PDT

CalGIS 2019 Planning Meeting
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 a.m.
CalGIS 2019 Planning Breakfast
Broken Yolk Café, 262 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

An informal no-host gathering of California URISA chapter and CGIA leaders to discuss plans for CalGIS 2019, to be held April 8-10, 2019 in Fresno. RSVP to jschaferkramer@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Moderators
avatar for Carrie Carsell, GISP

Carrie Carsell, GISP

GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers
Experienced Senior Geographic Information System Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the GIS industry. Skilled in GIS Applications, Analytical Skills, and Urban Planning, on her 15th year working with Fehr & Peers, a national transportation firm. Strong media and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
avatar for Jane SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources



Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00am - 7:00am PDT
Broken Yolk Café 262 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

7:00am PDT

URISA Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting (for URISA past presidents only)
Annual gathering for URISA's esteemed Past Presidents during the conference to discuss the organization's direction and offer guidance.

Note that this is not an open breakfast meeting. For URISA Past Presidents only.
Sponsored by Dr. Barry Wellar URISA Past President (1978)

Speakers
avatar for Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Business Development Manager – GIS & Aerial, SAM, LLC
Tripp Corbin is the GIS and Aerial Business Development Manager for Survey and Mapping LLC. also known as SAM. With over 28 years of Surveying, Mapping and GIS experience, Mr. Corbin is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial solutions including Esri, Autodesk... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
Pueblo

7:30am PDT

Registration
Pick up your name badge and registration materials at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 registration desk.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am PDT

Welcome & Keynote Address - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
We are so honored to welcome Kate Anderson, Director of Public Relations for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla (Kuh-Wee-uh) Indians, to officially open GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018.

The Chairs of GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 (Alex Hepp and Steve Steinberg) will discuss program highlights and recognize the many contributors from all of the partner organizations. Then, hear from URISA's President Teresa Townsend and  invited guests as we kick off an education-packed week in Palm Springs.

Beckie Howell, Director of GIS for the  Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will discuss Enterprise GIS for Managing Reservation Land, and then we'll welcome URISA & CalGIS friend and Esri President, Jack Dangermond as our opening keynote speaker.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
Teresa is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Planning Communities, an urban planning and environmental socially-responsible B-Corp Certified firm, and has been a leader in integrating geospatial sciences in community, transportation and environmental planning for more... Read More →
avatar for Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond

Co-Founder/President, Esri
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems ResearchInstitute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Steve Steinberg, GISP

Dr. Steve Steinberg, GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County, Internal Services Department
Dr. Steve Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer for Los Angeles County California. A self-titled geospatial evangelist, he is passionate about applying GIS to solve real-world problems.
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director Assessment, Cyclomedia Technology, Inc.
avatar for Beckie Howell

Beckie Howell

Director of GIS, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Exhibit Hall Break
Grand opening of the Exhibit Hall following Keynote Address by Jack Dangermond.
Find out what's new from our generous exhibitors and grab a cup of coffee. 

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Oasis 3A

10:30am PDT

Sustainability and GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
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


Moderator
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 →

Speakers
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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 →
avatar for Jacob Shipman, GISP

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 →
avatar for Beau MacDonald

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 →
avatar for Richard Windisch

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

10:30am PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Smoketree F

10:30am PDT

Managing Assets with GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
You can’t manage your assets if you don’t know where they are.  Properly located utility assets are the foundation of a comprehensive system of record.  This session will explore the benefits and processes from using simple field location tools to enterprise utility management systems.

  • Using Survey123 and Story Map Crowdsource to Assess and Prevent Water Waste
    Emily Woods, Student, Clark Magnet High School, La Cresenta, CA
  • Points on the Playground: Fort Worth, TX Parks Department Asset Mapping
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, CEO and Brian Sovik, Vice President GIS Solutions, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
  • One year on: Ronald Wastewater and the City of Shoreline. Asset Management
    Clayton Putnam , Utility Planner, City of Shoreline, Shoreline, WA
  • Working with, understanding, and controlling high accuracy GNSS in ESRI Collector: A Case Study with the City of San Francisco Golden Gate Park
    Isaiah Mack, Eclipse Mapping and GIS, Los Angeles, CA

    Sean Stasio, GIS Web, City & County of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Moderator
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Manager, Geomatic Services, City of Leduc

Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
avatar for Isaiah Mack

Isaiah Mack

Owner, Eclipse Mapping and GIS
I am an expert in high accuracy GNSS for GISI have been working with GPS and GIS for 18 yearsPlease ask me about high accuracy GNSS
avatar for Clayton Putnam

Clayton Putnam

WW Utility Engineer, Public Works City of Shoreline
Working in the GIS field since 2003, full time professional since 2005. I worked in China and Central Asia consulting for mineral exploration firms prior to starting as a GIS Analyst/Planner at Ronald Wastewater District in 2007. In October 2017 RWD began to be operated under a service... Read More →
avatar for Brian Sovik

Brian Sovik

Vice President GIS Solutions, Data Transfer Solutions
avatar for Sean Stasio

Sean Stasio

GIS/Web - MIS Division, City & County of San Francisco
As a GIS and Web analyst for the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, Sean oversees the development and maintenance of the department’s GIS and Web infrastructure, which provides valuable information to both the public and internal clients.Sean joined the Department in December... Read More →
avatar for Emily Woods

Emily Woods

Student, Clark Magnet High School
Emily Woods is a student at Clark Magnet High School. She led her team to victory in Generation Earth's Streets to Sea Competition. She will be presenting their project on using ArcGIS Story Map Crowdsource to create a web app for reporting water waste on school campuses and using... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE

10:30am PDT

The National Hydrography Dataset - Dendritic Paths to Shared Hydrography - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
This session complements the Tuesday National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) workshop but you don’t need to have attended the workshop to be interested in the NHD! The NHD is a part of the National Map of the United States but and the path to improving it often goes through the local areas. This session talks about highlights the path approach to stewardship that California has taken and how the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region’s hydrography linework is being improved to a higher resolution. The session is wrapped up with a presentation on a new web tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey that allows the public to mark-up errors in the NHD for review and resolution by the state stewards.

  • California Collaborates to Steward the National Hydrography Dataset
    Jane Schafer-Kramer, GIS Specialist, California Department of Water Resources , Sacramento, CA
  • Local Resolution NHD Improvements in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Bay Delta
    Erik Fintel, Sr. GIS Analyst, Geographical Infomation Center, Chico, CA
    Joel Osuna, Project Manager, Center for Geographical Studies, Northridge, CA
  • New USGS Hydrography Markup Application
    Drew Decker and Carol Ostergren U.S. Geological Survey
    Jane Schafer-Kramer, GIS Specialist


Moderator
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers
avatar for Drew Decker

Drew Decker

National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey
Drew Decker is the National Map Liaison for southern California and works for the National Geospatial Program within USGS. He works with local, state, and other federal agencies to coordinate mapping production, maintenance, standards, and planning in support of The National Map... Read More →
avatar for Erik Fintel

Erik Fintel

Senior Project Analyst, Geographical Information Center, North State Planning and Development Collective
Erik Fintel has worked at the Geographical Information Center (GIC) at California State University, Chico for 17 years. He is currently a Senior GIS Analyst helping to lead the work done on National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) update projects and NHD sub-stewardship in California. His... Read More →
avatar for Carol Ostergren

Carol Ostergren

Geographer, US Geological Survey
Carol Ostergren is a National Map liaison serving the USGS Pacific Region. She supports expert user Communities of Use to align agency science needs with mapping resources and works with outside organizations to coordinate mapping projects supporting The National Map.
avatar for Joel Osuna-Williams

Joel Osuna-Williams

Project Manager, Center for Geospatial Science and Technology (CSUN)
Joel Osuna has worked at the Center for Geospatial Science and Technology (CGST) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for 10 years. He is currently a project manager helping to lead the work done on National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) update projects and NHD sub-stewardship... Read More →
avatar for Jane SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources



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

10:30am PDT

Why do I have to do this? Answers to NG9-1-1 GIS Questions - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
GIS and NG9-1-1 standards can be confusing and leave one asking: why do I have to do this? Explore commonly asked questions, bring your own questions, and get answers from a panel of experienced NG9-1-1 professionals that go beyond ‘because the Standard says so’.  Walk away with a better understanding and real answers to common questions like: why do I need a 98% match rate? What are the uses of FGDC, CLDXF, and PIDF-LO?

Why do I have to do this? Answers to NG9-1-1 GIS questions
Diana Gijselaers, Systems Engineer /GIS, Airbus DS Communications, Vancouver, WA
Brooks Shannon, Vice President of Product Management, RapidDeploy, St. Cloud, MN
Deb Rozeboom, GISP, General Manager, GeoComm/West Coast, Albany, OR

Moderator
avatar for Sean Lehman, GISP, ENP

Sean Lehman, GISP, ENP

Project Manager, Geo-Comm, Inc
Sean Lehman is a project manager at GeoComm. Sean is a public safety GIS professional with over 18 years of GIS experience and the last 10 years of leading numerous GIS, 9-1-1, and NG9-1-1 projects. He serves on several NENA working groups, and he is a certified Emergency Number Professional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gijselaers

Diana Gijselaers

System Engineer, Motorola Solutions
Diana Gijselaers has always loved maps and helping people, which is why she has focused her career on mapping for 9-1-1 and Public Safety. Diana is a GIS/Mapping Product Manager for Call Handling at Motorola Solutions. She helps lead product launch and systems engineering efforts... Read More →
avatar for Deb Rozeboom, ENP, PMP, GISP

Deb Rozeboom, ENP, PMP, GISP

Product Manager, Public Safety GIS Services, GeoComm
Deb Rozeboom, ENP, GISP, PMP is a GIS Services Product Manager with GeoComm and is dedicated to helping GIS professionals and 9-1-1 agencies understand the importance of GIS in 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 systems.  In her 17-year career at GeoComm in Public Safety GIS she has worked with... Read More →
avatar for Brooks Shannon

Brooks Shannon

Vice President of Product Management, RapidDeploy
I'm passionate about GIS and how it's used in public safety. I love discussing the role of GIS in NG9-1-1 and tactical mapping, and the future of GIS in emergency response.




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

10:30am PDT

GMI: Exploring the Foundations of Geospatial Competencies
Evaluating the competencies of your organization to determine a path forward can be a daunting task. In this first session of the GMI (GIS Management Institute) mini-track, learn about the framework of the GCTM (Geospatial Technology Competency Model), proposed principles and foundations of GMBOK (GIS Management Body of Knowledge), and how to use the GISCMM (GIS Capability Maturity Model) beyond assessment to create actionable next steps.

  • An Evaluation of Geospatial Competencies for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
    Rodney Jackson, GISP, Dean, GeoTech Center , Louisville, KY
  • Using the GIS Capability Maturity Model for GIS Service Rationalization at King County GIS
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, Marketing & Business, Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
  • Proposed Foundations and Structure for a GIS Management Body of Knowledge and GIS Management Assessment Tools
    Ed Wells, GISP, University Park, MD


Moderator
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where he has worked since 1998. Previously he worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. He holds an MA in geography... Read More →
avatar for Ed Wells, GISP

Ed Wells, GISP

Retired/URISA Past President, Retired
Ed Wells is Past President of URISA, and has been a member of the URISA Policy Advisory Committee since its creation in 2008. He retired in 2017 after nine years as GIS Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in 2017. During that time he worked with WMATA's... Read More →
avatar for Rodney Jackson, GISP

Rodney Jackson, GISP

Dean, GeoTech Center
Rodney Jackson, has 20 years of experience in higher education, having held various teaching and administrative positions at community colleges and universities during his tenure. He serves as the Dean of the Caswell Campus at Piedmont Community College. A geographer by training... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Smoketree AB

10:30am PDT

Healthcare Delivery and Social Determinants of Health - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Hear about the use of GIS for assessing healthcare delivery and care and for understanding social determinants of health. Local, national and international projects will be on display, to illustrate the effectiveness of GIS in this realm.

  •  Population Health Improvement: Geospatial Data-Driven Assessment & Intervention
    Dave Grolling, MPSGIS, GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, DC
  • A Geospatial Methodology to Understand the Social Determinants of Health
    Dave Cook, GISP, Principal Analytical Consultant, SociallyDetermined, Arlington, VA
  •  Building a GIS Application for Hospitals in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia
    Abdulkader Murad, PhD, Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Geographic Distribution of Nurse Practitioners and Access to Care
    Dave Grolling, MPSGIS, GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, DC

Moderator
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Business Development Manager, Avineon
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is a Business Development Manager at Avineon with over 15 years of industry experience. She earned a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in GIS from UGA and a Masters degree in GIS Administration from the UWF.  Wendy is an active member of URISA International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Cook, GISP

Dave Cook, GISP

Principal Analytical Consultant, SociallyDetermined
I believe ideas, communciated effectively, can change the world. It is a powerful idea to believe that the language of geography- communities, neighborhoods, layers of social interactions that can be mapped and analyzed- can alter an individual's and community's health trajectory... Read More →
avatar for David Grolling, MPS

David Grolling, MPS

GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians
David Grolling joined HealthLandscape in January 2016. His primary responsibilities include managing the geospatial data for the UDS Mapper, producing special purpose maps, and programming. He has experience in GIS, spatial analysis, veteran’s health data and military health records... 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, and a member of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association).  Currently, he is a Professor of GIS in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at King AbdulAziz... Read More →



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

10:30am PDT

Polishing Your GIS Professional Branding
Get tips and advice on crafting your resume to have the most impact in making your next career move. Submit your resume in advance here and include "GIS-Pro Conference Session" in the comments field to get personal input on your resume and discuss your resume with representatives from different sectors in this interactive session.  

Then learn about the different social media outlets and how to manage the information you share with your friends and professional community.

  • Resume Workshop
    Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County/Internal Services Department, Downey, CA
  • What Have You Accomplished? Resume Advice from a Hiring Manager
    John Nolte, GISP, Denver Water,  Denver, CO
  • Social Media for the GIS Professional - Branding as a GIS Professional!
    Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator,  Los Angeles County/Internal Services Department, Downey, CA


Moderator
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, Spatial Sciences Institute University of Southern California
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan H. Kamei directs the Institute's strategic initiatives, external relations, and administration of its academic and research enterprise centered on the development and use of GIS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Marquez, GISP

Rachel Marquez, GISP

GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
John M. Nolte, GISP is the GIS Manager of Denver Water's Administrative Services GIS. He has been in the industry for nearly 30 years and has worked in various positions. He is a board member of URISA International and an instructor for the GIS Leadership Academy. He lives in Denver... Read More →




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

12:00pm PDT

Chew on This! Hosted Luncheon & Lightning Talks
In addition to enjoying a hosted luncheon, we've incorporated lightning talks into the mix. Hear from a high school student who has analyzed LA County crime data; learn about adventures with fishbones, and catch up on YP shenanigans!

  • Just what are those Young GIS Professionals up to now?
    Alyssa Randall, GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC
  • Mapping Crop Water Use at All Scales – from Global to Local
    Stefanie Kagone, GISP, Geospatial Scientist, SGT Inc. (USGS/EROS), Sioux Falls, SD
  • Opioid Epidemic
    Wansoo Im, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • LA County Crime Data Analysis
    Marcello Vazquez, Student, Clark Magnet High School, Glendale, CA
  • ArcGIS Urban: A Web-Based Planning System for Cities
    Eric Wittner, Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri - Redlands, CA
  • Survey 123 in Spill Response Planning
    L. Guphy Gustafson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA
  • Further Adventures with Fishbones
    Sara Yurman, GISP, Principal,  Spatial Focus Inc, Decatur, GA
  • Be the Hero Your Organization Needs: Preparing for a Management Role
    Kendrick Watson, Academic Programs Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Web Mapping Solutions for Serving Environmental Health Services to SLO County
    Gina Herbst, GISP, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Problem Based Location Intelligence: Teaching GIS across the Curriculum
    Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Chair GIS Committee & Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences
  • Spatial Visualisation and Analysis of a National Environmental Movement
    Robyn Gulliver, University of Queensland - URISA University Student Competition Winner

Sponsored by EOS Positioning Systems

Moderator
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Solutions Architect, New Light Technologies
Carl Anderson, GISP supports Federal, State, Local and Private partners with geospatial needs. he is a former URISA President and has 30+ years of geospatial experience.
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Sara Yurman, GISP

Sara Yurman, GISP

Principal, Spatial Focus, LLC
Sara Yurman, GISP, is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a consulting firm specializing in addressing and spatial data.  In that capacity she has worked nationally and internationally, handling projects in locations as diverse as Little Rock, Arkansas, Bandah Aceh, Indonesia and... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Kagone, GISP

Stefanie Kagone, GISP

Research Scientist, ASRC Federal (contractor to USGS)
Stefanie is a Research/Geospatial Scientist as a contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. She supports the efforts of the USGS Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and WaterSMART projects... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Gulliver

Robyn Gulliver

PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
Robyn Gulliver is a PhD student at the University of Queensland researching the Australian environmental movement. She is a multi-award winning environmentalist and researcher with master’s degrees in philosophy and environmental management. Before commencing her PhD research, Robyn... Read More →
avatar for L. Guphy Gustafson

L. Guphy Gustafson

Research Program Specialist (GIS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife
My career started when I was hired as a cartographer for Lonely Planet publications, after a few stumbles I got hired at CAL-FIRE - FRAP where I learned GIS. I have now been with CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for 10 years. I have recently became interested in developing apps for... Read More →
avatar for Gina Herbst

Gina Herbst

GIS Analyst, County of San Luis Obispo
I really enjoy finding new ways to leverage different mapping and analytical tools for the public, our environmental health staff and countywide operations. We are continually extending our environmental health services with program-targeted VertiGIS Geocortex map viewers and AGOL... Read More →
avatar for Wansoo Im, PhD

Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →
avatar for Alyssa Randall

Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst & Environmental Scientist, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa Randall is a GIS Analyst and Environmental Scientist at Planning Communities in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work mostly includes climate action planning, community and environmental impact assessment and equity analysis. She has a background in coastal science and environmental... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →
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Marcello Vazquez

Student, Clark Magnet High School
Marcello Anthony Vazquez is a student at Clark Magnet High School. I have worked with ArcGIS for a while now,  taking classes at my school and going to Esri conventions. I have experience making maps and story maps in ArcGIS Online. This presentation will be one that I made for my... Read More →
avatar for Kendrick Watson

Kendrick Watson

Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute
Ken is responsible for recruiting and advising students in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He earned his B.S. in Communications from Boston University, his M.A. in Educational Administration from California State University... Read More →
avatar for Eric Wittner

Eric Wittner

Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri
Eric Wittner is one of Esri’s 3D Product Managers focused on Procedural Modeling, Geodesign, and Urban Planning. He works to expand public understanding of how Esri's products can support or enhance an organization’s workflows, and bring them success. Having spent six years as... Read More →




Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm PDT

Data Driven Community Collaboration - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Data-driven communities rely on accurate spatial data, collaboration, community engagement and a system of insight.  This requires integrating disparate data sets to meet regulatory requirements and changing public expectations.  Attend this session and learn how to use your community as a data collection and information resource.

  • PDS Planning Harnesses the Power of GIS to Empower Community Collaboration
    Trisha Brush, GISP, Director of GIS, and Emi Randall, AICP, Director of Planning, Kenton County, Fort Mitchell, KY
  • Analyzing Broadband and Crowdsourced Data to Enhance Data-Driven Communities
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Director of GIS Services, and Eric Frederick, AICP, LEED-AP, Vice President, Community Affairs,  Connected Nation, Louisville, KY 
  • Performance Measures and Dashboards:  GIS is the Secret Sauce
    Robert Kirkman, GISP, Enterprise Services Manger, Oregon Metro, Portland, OR
  • Over a Billion Bus Locations, What Does it all Mean?
    Marshall Ballard, GISP, Senior Transportation Planner/GIS Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) , San Jose, CA


Moderator
avatar for Carrie Carsell, GISP

Carrie Carsell, GISP

GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers
Experienced Senior Geographic Information System Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the GIS industry. Skilled in GIS Applications, Analytical Skills, and Urban Planning, on her 15th year working with Fehr & Peers, a national transportation firm. Strong media and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emi Randall, AICP

Emi Randall, AICP

Director of Planning, Planning & Development Services of Kenton County
Emi Randall is a community and economic development planner working toward improving the health and prosperity of communities. She is an effective project manager, team collaborator and people motivator. Ms. Randall is an award winning grant writer and has been named Employee of the... Read More →
avatar for Trisha Brush GISP PMP DTM

Trisha Brush GISP PMP DTM

Director of IT/GIS Administration, Planning and Development Services of Kenton County
Trisha Brush leads an award winning 34-year-old GIS Consortium: LINKGIS. In her 22 years of experience managing geospatial technologies involving planning, GIS, geospatial analysis, ROI, business processes, BI, permitting systems, utilities, cartography and GPS.Trisha is a Certified... Read More →
avatar for Eric Frederick

Eric Frederick

Vice President, Community Affairs, Connected Nation
Eric Frederick is the vice president for community affairs for Connected Nation, a community technology planning expert, and sought-after speaker on issues of community development and broadband. Eric earned his bachelor’s in planning from Northern Michigan University and his Masters... Read More →
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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GeoAnalytics, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP is the Vice President of GeoAnalytics at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations, project execution, and strategic planning for the GeoAnalytics team and is responsible for developing strategies using GIS to provide... Read More →
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Marshall Ballard, GISP

Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers
Marshall is an interdisciplinary Geographer, who has diverse experience with Environmental remediation projects, Transit Studies, Community Development projects, Express Lanes studies and implementations, Transportation software development projects, and he has authored public policies... Read More →
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Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities




Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mesquite C

2:00pm PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Smoketree F

2:00pm PDT

Innovate and Automate Your Data - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
GIS is being extended in real-time and in three dimensions, in addition to needing to be done more quickly and efficiently. In this session, innovations and automations related to 3D and real-time GIS are presented.

  •  Creating 3D Buildings, Streets, Parks and Open Spaces with CityEngine
    Eric Wittner , Product Manager/3D and Procedural Technology, Esri, Redlands, CA
  • Real-time information: Understanding Supply/Demand with HTML5 Maps
    Dany Bouchard, Founder/CEO, CartoVista inc., Gatineau, QC - Canada


Moderator
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

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 →

Speakers
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Dany Bouchard

Founder / CEO, CartoVista inc.
Dany Bouchard is the CEO and founder of CartoVista, a Canadian software company specialized in web mapping and data visualization using interactive maps. CartoVista has developed an innovative and unique solution to visualize GIS map data over the web.Love to chat about web mapping... Read More →
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Eric Wittner

Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri
Eric Wittner is one of Esri’s 3D Product Managers focused on Procedural Modeling, Geodesign, and Urban Planning. He works to expand public understanding of how Esri's products can support or enhance an organization’s workflows, and bring them success. Having spent six years as... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Smoketree DE

2:00pm PDT

Vegetation Alteration and Analysis - Challenges and Solutions - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Vegetation poses challenges for many different sectors, join us in this session to see how vegetation analysis can be done for different purposes and using different solutions. See how an agency virtually trims trees to evaluate the impact on scenic vistas, how habitat restoration can be modeled from planning to field support to habitat monitoring using GIS, how forest cover analysis can be utilized for type classification and change detection, and how long-term Landsat observations can be used for land conservation practices in an area with persistent cloud cover.

  • Utilizing Google Earth Engine for Forest Cover Analysis
    Charles 'Cob' Bailey, GISS, AESA, GIS Manager, Georgia Forestry Commission, Gainesville, GA
  • GIS Solutions: Laying the Groundwork for Habitat Restoration
    Dan Arellano, Sr. GIS Analyst, AECOM, San Diego, CA
  • Conversion to Oil Palm Plantation in Tropical Asia
    Atsushi Tomita, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baruch College, the City University of New York, NY
  • Vista Viewshed Analysis using 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Pro, CityEngine & ArcGIS 360VR
    Amber Wittner, MSc GIS, GIS Analyst, US Geological Survey, Los Altos, CA


Moderator
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo is a GIS Analyst for the Orleans Parish Communication District, the 9-1-1 Administrators for the City of New Orleans. Prior to working in 9-1-1, Kathrine spent six years in public service working as a Planning Administrator and GIS Project Manager for the New Orleans... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles 'cob' Bailey, GISS, AESA

Charles 'cob' Bailey, GISS, AESA

GIS Manager, GA Forestry Commission
cob is a native Georgian with degrees in computer science, forest resources, and applied spatial analysis. He has worked for the Georgia Forestry Commission in various capacities since 1995. Currently he serves as GIS coordinator for the agency as well as lead GIS Specialist for Georgia’s... Read More →
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Dan Arellano

Senior GIS Analyst, AECOM
Dan Arellano has been a GIS analyst at AECOM for the past 7 years. During that time, he's worked with the San Diego Habitat Restoration group to increase GIS involvement and support in various multi-year, large-scale restoration projects throughout Southern California. During his... Read More →
avatar for Amber Wittner, MSc GIS

Amber Wittner, MSc GIS

GMEGSC GIS Coordinator & Geospatial Systems Architect, US Geological Survey
Solutions minded technical professional with an interest in systems thinking/design. Experienced spatial data manager and analyst with strong skills in communication, documentation and the creation and delivery of virtual training. Ambitious with a background in Geographic Information... Read More →
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Atsushi Tomita

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baruch College, the City University of New York
Atsushi Tomita has worked as Technical Officer for several laboratories under Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. Having finished Master’s study at New York University, he joined Ph.D. program at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the City University... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mesquite H

2:00pm PDT

Local Government Addressing: Data, Policy and Operations - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
The creation and implementation of an address repository for use in NG9-1-1 and other enterprise purposes requires the ability to think globally and act locally. The nitty-gritty of building the address repository involves creating administrative policies, performing data cleanup processes, and defining operational procedures. Attend this session and learn from the addressing experiences of Clark Co., KY, Raleigh, NC, and San Jose, CA.

  • Addressing the Addressing Issue in Small, Local Government
    Stephen Berry, GISP, GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS, Winchester, KY
  • Why is Addressing so Hard?
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, Sr. GIS Manager, Michael Baker International, Santa Ana, CA
    Keri Brennan, GISP, DataMark Product Manager, Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN


Moderator
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Jennifer Dvorsky, GISP

Training and Customer Support Coordinator, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →
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 Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK - Michael Baker International
I’m a people person who knows a lot about technology. My focus has been Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and its supporting platforms such as databases, cloud-based computing, servers, etc.I have a knack for being able to interface between business needs and technical requirements.I'm... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mesquite EF

2:00pm PDT

GMI: Tools, Resources, and Experiences of the GISCMM Assessment
Evaluating the competencies of your organization to determine a path forward can be a daunting task. In this second session of the GMI (GIS Management Institute) mini-track, learn about the mechanics of the GMI, available tools and resources, how to effectively use the GISCMM (GIS Capability Maturity Model), and hear case studies from geospatial colleagues on their GMI experience.

  • GIS Management Institute: Tools and Resources
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
    Bryan Townsend, GISP, GIS Manager, York County , York, SC


Moderator
avatar for Martin Roche, GISP

Martin Roche, GISP

Director of Services and Delivery, Avineon, Inc.
Martin Roche, GISP currently serves as the Director of GIS Services and Solutions for Avineon, Inc., an international IT services firm, and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. His experience includes working for local, county, and state governments as well as a variety of commercial... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

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 →
avatar for Bryan Townsend, GISP

Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Smoketree AB

2:00pm PDT

Fight the Bite: Planning and Modeling for Vector-borne Diseases - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
These presentations will focus on the use of GIS in emergency planning and modeling vector-borne disease, including vulnerable populations.

  • Using Data, GIS and Spatial Analysis to Inform Public Health Emergency Planning
    Elizabeth Rubin, Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
    Regan Maas, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Geospatial Science and Technology, Northridge, CA
  • Making Meaning of Models – How Spatial Views of Vectors and Diseases Inform Public Health
    Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    Benjamin Ghansah, Ph.D Student, University of Miami, Carol Gables, FL 

    Qian Huang, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • Outbreak! A GIS Public Health Response Ready Cycle: Going from Surveillance to Response and Recovery
    Justine Blanford, Associate Professor, Penn State University, State College, PA


Moderator
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Business Development Manager, Avineon
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is a Business Development Manager at Avineon with over 15 years of industry experience. She earned a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in GIS from UGA and a Masters degree in GIS Administration from the UWF.  Wendy is an active member of URISA International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justine Blanford

Justine Blanford

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Dr. Justine Blanford has over 20 years of experience in the GIScience field. Her research is based on theoretical geographic information science concepts where she uses GIS, big datasets, novel data and technologies along with a variety of spatial and statistical analysis methods... Read More →
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Benjamin Ghansah

Ph.D Student, University of Miami
Benjamin is a PhD student at the University of Miami, under the Abess Center's Environmental Science and Policy program. He has over 10 years experience in GIS and Remote Sensing with applications in inland water, ecosystems mapping, landcover and health. His current research focuses... Read More →
avatar for Qian Huang

Qian Huang

Research Support Specialist, University of Miami
Qian Huang has a Master degree in Public Administration and a GIS certificate from University of Miami, and she is doing her second master in geography and regional studies. Her research topic is Hurricane Irma influences on mosquito population dynamics in Miami-Dade County Florida... Read More →
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Regan Maas, Ph.D

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology
Dr. Regan Maas is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Geospatial Science and Technology, at California State University Northridge. She has over twenty years of experience working in the geospatial industry and... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Rubin

Elizabeth Rubin

Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mesquite G

2:00pm PDT

Integrating GIS Across the Higher Education Curriculum – An Applied Approach
This panel addresses how our university which serves adult learners in the online and blended environment- created multiple programs that successfully  incorporate GIS across the curriculum. These programs are undergraduate program in Integrated social Sciences, Master's Program in Business with and emphasis on Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, and an 2 course Non-Profit GIS Certificate. Strategies for cross-departmental collaboration and interdisciplinary teaming using the innovative Center for Instructional innovation are highlighted.

  • Integrating GIS Across the Higher Education Curriculum – An Applied Approach
Panelists
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Chair GIS Committee & Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences
Riley Peake, Lear ArcGIS Webstie Team Lead/Product Engineer at Esri
Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Moderator
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

Information Technology Specialist, California Highway Patrol
Christina Brunsvold is an Information Technology Specialist at the California Highway Patrol in the Communications Centers Support Section. Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology and won the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Garcia

Sophia Garcia

GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation
avatar for Riley Peake

Riley Peake

Learn ArcGIS Team Lead, Esri
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Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Smoketree C

3:30pm PDT

Exhibit Hall Break
Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Oasis 3A

3:30pm PDT

URISA Policy Advisory Committee Meeting
The Policy Advisory Committee charter is to examine geospatial issues that pertain directly to URISA’s mission and members and recommend to the Board of Directors formal policy positions.
To find out more and to get involved stop by our meeting!
If you can’t make the meeting and want to provide input write your suggestion on the back of the card included in your packet and drop it off at the registration desk.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn O’Grady, GISP

Glenn O’Grady, GISP

Policy Advisory Committee Chair, Retired/URISA Past President
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 →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Pueblo

4:00pm PDT

Planning for a Sustainable Future - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Does planning work?  Is society better with good planning?  Can we create a sustainable future with good planning?  In this session, we will present how GIS is used to measure walkability, energy conservation and other key indicators.  Attend and learn why GIS is a necessary tool for sustainable communities.

  • Meaningful & Scalable Measures of Access & Safety
    David Wasserman, Transportation Planner/ Spatial Developer, Fehr & Peers, Mountain View, CA
  • Exploring Land Use Changes in the City of Irvine's Master Plan
    Julia Goldsworth, MS, Researcher, Irvine Historical Society, Irvine, CA
  • A Search for Equitable Sustainability in LA County
    Brianne Gilbert, Associate Director; Lecturer, Center for the Study of Los Angeles/Urban Studies,  Los Angeles, CA

Moderator
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
Teresa is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Planning Communities, an urban planning and environmental socially-responsible B-Corp Certified firm, and has been a leader in integrating geospatial sciences in community, transportation and environmental planning for more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Wasserman, AICP

David Wasserman, AICP

Transportation Planner/Data Scientist, Fehr & Peers
David is a city planner who is passionate about applying scientific computing and spatial analysis towards the development of effective transportation planning solutions aimed at improving communities.
avatar for Brianne Gilbert

Brianne Gilbert

Associate Director; Sr. Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University: StudyLA & Urban and Environmental Studies
Brianne Gilbert is the associate director for the Center for the Study of Los Angeles and a senior lecturer in the departments of urban and environmental studies and political science at Loyola Marymount University. She has worked on dozens of studies involving voter polls, public... Read More →
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Julie Goldsworth

MS graduate, University of Southern California
Talk to me about GIS education and about the history of Irvine including the development of the General Plan for the 100,000 acre Irvine Ranch.



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite C

4:00pm PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree F

4:00pm PDT

Using Technology to Solve Sticky Problems - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
GIS is being utilized for more and more diverse problems.  This session covers a variety of sticky problems like merging old and new spatial data through conflation, improving efficiency in a transportation agency and identifying the most visual medium for producing maps.

  • End-to-End Geospatial Services in Transport Planning & Design
    Danbi Lee, Arup, New York, NY
    Vincent Riscica, Senior Planner, Arup, New York, NY
  • When to Make a Map or an App - How to Tell
    Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP, GIS Manager, Los Angeles County/Department of Regional Planning, Los Angeles, CA

Moderator
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

Information Technology Specialist, California Highway Patrol
Christina Brunsvold is an Information Technology Specialist at the California Highway Patrol in the Communications Centers Support Section. Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology and won the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

GIS Manager, Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning
avatar for Danbi Lee

Danbi Lee

GIS Analyst, Arup
Geospatial collection, processing, analysis and applications. Remote sensing. Web application development. UI/UX research, testing, and design. Product management.
avatar for Vincent Riscica

Vincent Riscica

Senior Planner, Arup
Vincent is a Senior Planner in Arup's New York office. His work involves resilience planning, transportation policy, and strategic planning at the city and regional level. Vincent is interested in the development and adaptation of digital tools for community engagement, information... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE

4:00pm PDT

Large-Scale Imagery for States, Coastline, and Cities - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Many of us use large-scale imagery for our work. Come to this session to hear about the National Map’s 3D Elevation Program, urban landscape evolution in Ethiopia, and coastal high-resolution land cover products for California and the US.

  • 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study: The California Perspective
    Carol Ostergren, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA
  • USGS 3D Elevation Program – Lidar in California
    Drew Decker, National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA
  • High Resolution Land Cover Products for Coastal California and the Nation
    Melissa Rosa, Geospatial Specialist, The Baldwin Group at NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, Oakland, CA


Moderator
avatar for Jane SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers
avatar for Drew Decker

Drew Decker

National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey
Drew Decker is the National Map Liaison for southern California and works for the National Geospatial Program within USGS. He works with local, state, and other federal agencies to coordinate mapping production, maintenance, standards, and planning in support of The National Map... Read More →
avatar for Carol Ostergren

Carol Ostergren

Geographer, US Geological Survey
Carol Ostergren is a National Map liaison serving the USGS Pacific Region. She supports expert user Communities of Use to align agency science needs with mapping resources and works with outside organizations to coordinate mapping projects supporting The National Map.
avatar for Melissa Rosa

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 →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite H

4:00pm PDT

Spinning Straw into Gold: QA/QC of NG9-1-1 Data - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Turning data into useful information can sometimes seem as hard as spinning straw into gold. This is especially true when tasked with performing data clean-up on address data in preparation for NG9-1-1. Attend this session and learn about a variety of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) methods for cleaning up address data.

  • ALI Analysis 101
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, Sr. GIS Manager, Michael Baker International, Santa Ana, CA
    Keri Brennan, GISP, DataMark Product Manager, Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN
  • What on Earth is a Hausdorff Distance
    Sara Yurman, GISP, Principal, Spatial Focus LLC, Avondale Estates, GA


Moderator
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Jennifer Dvorsky, GISP

Training and Customer Support Coordinator, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →
avatar for Sara Yurman, GISP

Sara Yurman, GISP

Principal, Spatial Focus, LLC
Sara Yurman, GISP, is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a consulting firm specializing in addressing and spatial data.  In that capacity she has worked nationally and internationally, handling projects in locations as diverse as Little Rock, Arkansas, Bandah Aceh, Indonesia and... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK - Michael Baker International
I’m a people person who knows a lot about technology. My focus has been Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and its supporting platforms such as databases, cloud-based computing, servers, etc.I have a knack for being able to interface between business needs and technical requirements.I'm... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite EF

4:00pm PDT

Hack Your Meetings with #LeanCoffee
NOTE THAT THIS SESSION WILL BE IN THE GRAND BALLROOM TO ACCOMMODATE A DIFFERENT ROOM SET-UP

Tired of wasting time in long, drawn-out meetings? Are you ready to finally have a productive meeting were everyone is fully engaged and participating? Are you ready for a fun new meeting format? The Lean Coffee method is all about collaboration and simplicity. In this workshop, we will cover what tools are necessary for conducting a Lean Coffee meeting and how it works. But most importantly, we will all have a Lean Coffee meeting together, followed by a retrospective to discuss the experience and how this meeting format can fit in at your organization.

  • Hack Your Meetings with #LeanCoffee
    Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas, McKinney, TX

Moderator
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Consultant, Spatial Focus LLC
Randal Krejcarek has 30 years experience implementing and managing Enterprise GIS in local government. He currently works for Spatial Focus. LLC.  Prior to joining Spatial Focus he Krejcarek lead Delray Beach, FL Environmental Services Department as its Director and City Engineer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, LAVM

Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, LAVM

IT Senior Manager - Applications, Collin County, Texas
Tim has more than 30 years of experience as a leader, speaker, and Lean and Agile practitioner. As a Technologist with executive and hands-on experience in Information Technology (IT), Records Management, and GIS for local government/municipal technology initiatives, Tim has created... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm PDT

Health in the Built Environment - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Explore the intersection between health and the physical environment. GIS is used in extraordinary ways to assess the health impact of parks, shade and illicit recycling on communities.

  • Park Revitalization: Spatial Disparities in Park Amenities and Investments
    Myra M. Tetteh, MPP, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan/School of Public Health, Detroit, MI
  • GeoDesign for Elementary Schools: 3D GIS Analysis for the Strategic Design and Placement of Multi-Use Shade Structures
    Jennifer Swift, PhD, GISP, Associate Professor (Teaching), Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Exide Community Health Outreach - A Spatial Case
    Douglas Morales, MPH, Principal GIS Analyst, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA



Moderator
avatar for Wansoo Im, PhD

Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Swift, GISP

Jennifer Swift, GISP

Associate Professor (Teaching), Spatial Sciences Institute
Jennifer Swift has developed and taught novel courses in the USC Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in GeoDesign and Geographic Information Science and Technology and teaches several programming-focused courses. She oversees Master’s theses and graduate research projects and was... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Morales, MPH

Douglas Morales, MPH

Principal GIS Analyst, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
I'm passionate about the application of GIS to Public Health. I have a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology. Epidemiology is “the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the... Read More →
avatar for Myra Tetteh, PhD, MPP

Myra Tetteh, PhD, MPP

Myra M. Tetteh is a native Detroiter. Ms. Tetteh is an alumna of the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology, as well as a Master of Public Policy. Currently, Ms. Tetteh is a senior health analyst with the Center for Health and Research... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite G

4:00pm PDT

Thinking About Graduate School?
What’s the value of a GIS or geospatial graduate degree vis-à-vis continuing education? What should I look for in a graduate program? What is the best preparation for getting admitted to a graduate program? How do I get the most out of a graduate program?

  • Thinking About Graduate School?
Panelists:
Suzanne P. Wechsler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography, California State University Long Beach, and Director, Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
Douglas Flewelling, Director, MS GIS Program and Professor, Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Systems, University of Redlands

 Eric S. Money, Ph.D., Associate Director of Professional Education, Center for Geospatial Analytics, Assistant Professor of GIST, and Director of Graduate Programs, MGIST/GISCert, North Carolina State University

Moderator
avatar for Kendrick Watson

Kendrick Watson

Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute
Ken is responsible for recruiting and advising students in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He earned his B.S. in Communications from Boston University, his M.A. in Educational Administration from California State University... Read More →

Speakers
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Douglas Flewelling

Professor of Geographic Information Science, University of Redlands
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Suzanne P. Wechsler, Ph.D, GISP

Professor, California State University Long Beach
Masters of Science in GISci; Uncertainty
avatar for Eric Money

Eric Money

Associate Director of Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University
Eric is currently the Associate Director of Educational Innovation in the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. He serves as Director of several graduate programs, including NC State's Masters of Geospatial Information Science & Technology and Graduate Certificate... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree C

5:00pm PDT

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Visit with our exhibitors, enjoy some refreshments, and get the specs you need to bring back to the office to streamline processes and make your GIS exemplary!

Sponsored, in part, by EagleView!!!


Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Oasis 3A

6:30pm PDT

WiGIS No-host Networking Social
Connect with Women in GIS (WiGIS) during a no-host Networking Social in the hotel bar/lounge beginning at 6:30pm.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Rocks Bar & Lounge - Renaissance Lobby
 
Thursday, October 11
 

7:30am PDT

Registration
Pick up your name badge and registration materials at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 registration desk.


Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00am PDT

Awards Breakfast & URISA's GISCorps Update
Meet all of the winners of 2018 URISA Awards, including the Exemplary Systems in Government winners and GIS Hall of Fame inductees.

Recipients of annual CGIA Awards will also be celebrated during this time!

Then, hear what URISA's GISCorps has been up to. URISA’s GISCorps volunteers continue to make an impact using GIS to support projects around the world. Find out about recent missions. A program of URISA, GISCorps coordinates short term, volunteer GIS services to underprivileged communities worldwide. Services support humanitarian relief, community development, local capacity building, health and education. Since its inception in October 2003, GISCorps has deployed more than 1,000 volunteers to nearly 250 missions in 65 countries around the globe.

Note that there will be a Silent Auction to support fundraising for GISCorps today! Get ready to bid! Have an item to donate to the cause? Let us know info@urisa.org 


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Exhibit Hall Break
Thursday October 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Oasis 3A

10:30am PDT

Walk and Drive Safely with GIS - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
How do you make your community safer with GIS?  Transportation incidents and excavating utilities are two areas where you can make immediate impact with analysis and GIS.  Attend this session and learn how to use your GIS for transportation analysis, pedestrian planning and call before-you-dig systems for efficient and safe operations.

  • Mapping Pedestrian Infrastructure Using Open Tools
    Bond Harper, GISP, EIT, GIS Integrator, City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Los Angeles Metro Digalert Geospatial Conversion
    Michael Quant, Software Engineer, Los Angeles Metro, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pick your Poison: Point, Line, or Polygon as your Spatial Unit?
    Ruda Zhang, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Moderator
avatar for Kristin Johnston

Kristin Johnston

GIS Administrator, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Kristin Johnston oversees the GIS program at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. She previously served on the URISA Vanguard Cabinet for young professionals. She enjoys hiking, tennis and cooking. As a self proclaimed AvGeek, you can often find her watching planes land at the end... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bond Harper

Bond Harper

GIS Integrator, City of Beverly Hills
avatar for Michael Quant, M.Sc.

Michael Quant, M.Sc.

Software Engineer, Los Angeles Metro
Michael Quant is currently employed as a Software Engineer with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Within Metro, he is a member of the Rail Maintenance of Way and Engineering department and provides support to the Wayside Systems Rail department. He... Read More →
avatar for Ruda Zhang, Ph.D.

Ruda Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral associate, University of Southern California
Ruda does research in urban transportation, trying to solve traffic congestion on paper and in real life.



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

10:30am PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


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

10:30am PDT

Leveraging Cloud GIS and Extending Web Applications For End Users - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Organizations have utilized ArcGIS Online and web tools to extend their GIS and create custom applications for users.  Tools include Sql Server Reporting Services and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.

  • Integrating Reporting with Cloud based GIS Applications using SSRS
    John May, GISP, GIS Director, E Sciences, Fort Worth, TX
  • Customizing Web AppBuilder - Guidelines and Lessons Learned
    Kelly Fisher, GIS Project Manager, GeoDecisions, Camp Hill, PA
    Caitlyn Meyer, Project Manager, GeoDecisions, Raleigh, NC
  • From Paper Maps to Mobile Apps: Better GIS with Asset Management
     Laurie Williams, GISP, Senior Watershed Planner, County of Marin, San Rafael, CA


Moderator
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Manager, Geomatic Services, City of Leduc

Speakers
KF

Kelly Fisher

GIS Project Manager, GeoDecisions
Kelly Fisher is a GIS Project Manager that has been working in the GIS industry for the past 20 years. Responsibilities include overseeing GIS staff, developing/designing geographic information system (GIS)-based Web and desktop solutions, interfacing with the client, managing the... Read More →
avatar for John May, GISP

John May, GISP

Senior Scientist, ESciences Inc
With more than 28 years of GIS experience John May has used GIS in fields ranging from environmental research and compliance, banking and finance, site location/analysis, and oil and gas.More recently he was responsible for the development and deployment of a web-based environmental... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Williams, GISP

Laurie Williams, GISP

Senior Watershed Planner, County of Marin
Laurie Williams, GISP, joined the GIS revolution 20 years ago. She is currently a Senior Watershed Planner with the County of Marin, where she works on natural resource and flood control infrastructure GIS projects. Previously, she has worked with USGS, NOAA, California State University... Read More →
avatar for Caitlyn Meyer

Caitlyn Meyer

Project Manager, GeoDecisions
Caitlyn executes projects for GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s enterprise geospatial IT division, managing requirements definition, system development life cycles, client interaction, stakeholder coordination, subcontractor oversight, and ongoing status reporting for key client... Read More →



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

10:30am PDT

Natural Disasters Happen, How GIS Can Help in Preparation and Recovery - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
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


Moderator
avatar for Jane SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kate Chaney

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 →
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

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 →
avatar for Dave Pryor, PE

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 →
avatar for Jeff Peters

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 →
avatar for Melissa Rosa

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
Mesquite H

10:30am PDT

How Can GIS Serve My Public Safety Emergency Communications Center? - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
For most GIS professionals, public safety/emergency response can seem like a black box of voodoo magic. GIS can play a vital part role in supporting public safety if the spatial needs of public safety are known. From providing data to the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, to preparing location data for Next Generation 9-1-1, to supporting situational awareness in the field with map-based applications, the correct emergency response often relies on knowing where to respond. This session will provide GIS professionals with the public safety perspective so the veil of mystery can be lifted on the public safety/emergency response black box, and GIS can better serve public safety and emergency management professionals.

  • How Can I Serve my Public Safety Emergency Communications Center
    Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP,  GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, Sr. GIS Manager, Michael Baker International, Santa Ana, CA
    Keri Brennan, DataMark Product Manager, Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, IN



Moderator
avatar for Rachel Marquez, GISP

Rachel Marquez, GISP

GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department

Speakers
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo is a GIS Analyst for the Orleans Parish Communication District, the 9-1-1 Administrators for the City of New Orleans. Prior to working in 9-1-1, Kathrine spent six years in public service working as a Planning Administrator and GIS Project Manager for the New Orleans... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK - Michael Baker International
I’m a people person who knows a lot about technology. My focus has been Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and its supporting platforms such as databases, cloud-based computing, servers, etc.I have a knack for being able to interface between business needs and technical requirements.I'm... Read More →



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

10:30am PDT

Effective GIS Leadership Through You & Your Data
Beyond the technical aspects of your GIS leadership position, learn from colleagues how to effectively manage yourself as a leader, how data management plays a role, and how to build and empower your GIS team.

  • Leadership through Data Management
    Lorri Peltz-Lewis, GISP, ASPRS GIS/LIS, Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Program Manager, USDA Forest Service , Auburn, CA
  • From Piecemeal to the Whole Pie: A Team Building Approach to GIS Implementation
    Mallory Graves, GIS Water Resources Associate II, Alta Environmental, Long Beach, CA


Moderator
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GeoAnalytics, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP is the Vice President of GeoAnalytics at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations, project execution, and strategic planning for the GeoAnalytics team and is responsible for developing strategies using GIS to provide... Read More →

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Mallory Graves

Mallory Graves

GIS Water Resources Associate II, Alta Environmental
Mallory has over 7 years of experience in GIS in higher education and consulting in local government and environmental compliance industries. At Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, Mallory aided in the implementation of GIS campus-wide, providing curriculum and course design... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

Toxic Environments - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Presenters in this session will demonstrate how GIS is used in Environmental Epidemiology to identify toxic environments and assess the health impact of marginalized communities.  Learn how academia and a local health department use GIS in this fascinating area.

  • Identify the Contribution of Environmental Arsenic Levels to the Occurrence of Low Birth Weight Infants in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Florida
    Maya Scott, M.S., PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Spatial Assessment of High-Risk Lead Poisoning Areas in Los Angeles County
    Douglas Morales, MPH, Principal GIS Analyst, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
  • Spatial Distribution of Toxic Release Sites and Population Demographics
    Jason Greenstein, Student Technology Assistant, University of San Diego , San Diego, CA


Moderator
avatar for Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Park Systems Planning Generalist, Indiana University, Bloomington

Speakers
avatar for Jason Greenstein

Jason Greenstein

Student Technology Assistant, University of San Diego
Jason Greenstein is a undergraduate environmental science student at the University of San Diego. He has a growing passion for creating maps and analyzing spatial data. After receiving a bachelors degree he wishes to obtain a masters in geography and use GIS in his career.
avatar for Douglas Morales, MPH

Douglas Morales, MPH

Principal GIS Analyst, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
I'm passionate about the application of GIS to Public Health. I have a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology. Epidemiology is “the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the... Read More →
avatar for Maya Scott-Richardson, MS

Maya Scott-Richardson, MS

PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Maya Scott-Richardson is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, whose research focus is on spatial epidemiology and environmental toxicology. She is currently looking for an environmental and social epidemiology post-doc. Her goal is to work with vulnerable... Read More →



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

10:30am PDT

Teaching with Geospatial Technologies
Learn how universities are developing support for K-12 teachers in using GIScience and tools in the secondary classroom and are incorporating geospatial technologies into undergraduate and graduate education.

  1. Inspiring the Next Generation of GIS Professionals & Resource Managers with UAVs
    In Palomar College and University of California, Irvine’s service learning summer camp, high school students collect high-resolution drone data funded by the NSF’s Unmanned Aircraft System Operations Technician (UASTEP) Program.
    Wing Cheung, GISP, Professor, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
  2. The Do’s and Don’ts - Using GIS Tools in the Secondary Classroom
    Lehigh University shares lessons learned on developing a series of novel socio-environmental sciences investigations using a geospatial curriculum as part of an NSF supported project.
    Scott Rutzmoser, MES, GISP, Sr. Geospatial Specialist, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  3. Combining Teaching, Partnerships and Research in the Field: Lessons from the Spatial Data Acquisition Course on Catalina Island
    USC Spatial Sciences Institute incorporates partners such as the Army Research Lab West and the Catalina Conservancy along with the latest technology to collect data from autonomous water and aerial platforms (drones) in the one-week field intensive on Catalina Island as part of its online Spatial Data Acquisition course.
    Dr. Laura C. Loyola, Lecturer, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Teaching with Geospatial Technology in K-12
    California Geographic Alliance and the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute are conducting teacher professional development workshops funded by the National Center for Research in Geographic Education.
    Thomas Herman, PhD, Director, California Geographic Alliance, San Diego, CA, and Katsuhiko Oda, PhD., USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Moderator
avatar for Tory Elmore

Tory Elmore

Conservation GIS Analyst, Alaska, National Audubon Society
Tory has been working in conservation GIS since she graduated from Brown University in 2013, first for The Wildlands Conservancy, California's largest nonprofit landowner, and now for Audubon California. She is passionate about k-12 GIS education and participatory GIS, particularly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wing Cheung, GISP

Wing Cheung, GISP

Professor, Palomar College
Wing Cheung is the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation funded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Education Program (UASTEP) ATE Grant#1700552. He is a Professor of Geography and the Chairman of the Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences Department at Palomar... Read More →
avatar for Scott Rutzmoser, MES, GISP

Scott Rutzmoser, MES, GISP

Sr. Geospatial Specialist, Lehigh University
Scott Rutzmoser is a Sr. Geospatial Specialist in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He received his Masters of Environmental Science from the University of Charleston, SC in 2001 and has maintained his GIS Professional (GISP) certification from the GIS Certification... Read More →
avatar for Katsuhiko Oda, Ph.D., GISP

Katsuhiko Oda, Ph.D., GISP

Assistant Professor (Teaching), University of Southern California
I am Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC). I hold a B.A. in Geography from Nara University, Japan (1994); M.A. in Geography from the University of Toledo, Ohio (1998); PhD in Geography from Texas A&M University, College... Read More →
avatar for Tom Herman

Tom Herman

Director, Geographic Alliance
The CGA works to support high quality geography instruction in California K-12 schools. We provide professional development workshops for teachers and develop instructional resources that address content standards and educational priorities in California.
avatar for Dr. Laura Loyola

Dr. Laura Loyola

Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Spatial Sciences Institute, Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California
Laura C. Loyola, Ph.D., is Lecturer of Spatial Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She teaches undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses in spatial... Read More →



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

12:00pm PDT

Lunch on Own
Lunch is not hosted today. Take the opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of the outlets in the Renaissance or take a short walk to local dining options.

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
TBA

12:00pm PDT

URISA Chapter Leaders Forum
Each year, URISA chapter leaders meet during the annual conference. An outstanding opportunity to support emerging leaders for your chapter!  


Moderators
avatar for Cindy Post, GISP

Cindy Post, GISP

Manager, Geomatic Services, City of Leduc
avatar for Tom Fisher, AICP, GISP

Tom Fisher, AICP, GISP

GIS Administrator, Cuyahoga County
With over twenty-five years of experience in the private and public sectors of Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, and Planning, Tom Fisher currently holds the position of Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator within the Information Technology Department... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Pueblo

1:00pm PDT

Break in Exhibit Hall
Thursday October 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Oasis 3A

1:30pm PDT

2020 Census and Redistricting - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Is your community ready for the 2020 Census?  There are years of planning and work leading up to the actual execution of the Census.  And there is a lot that happens after the Census including the Block Boundary Suggestion Project and the Voting District Project.  There is a lot happening - attend this very important session to learn what Census is doing and what you need to know.

  • 2020 Census- Geographic Programs Update
    Timothy McMonagle, Supervisory Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau, Van Nuys, CA
  • Census Redistricting Data: Building Small Area Geography States Need
    James Whitehorne , Chief/Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC
  • Census Bureau Imagery Acquisition and the Road to the 2020 Census
    David Vogt, Geographer, US Census Bureau, Washington, DC



Moderator
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator

Speakers
avatar for Tim McMonagle

Tim McMonagle

Supervisory Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau
Tim has worked in the Geography Department of the Los Angeles Regional Office for more than 25 years. The 2020 Census will be the fourth Decennial Census he has worked on. He has worked extensively with state, local, and tribal government officials on a variety of Census Geographic... Read More →
avatar for David Vogt

David Vogt

Geographer, US Census Bureau
David has been at the US Census Bureau 2.5 years and works in the Geography Division with the Geo-location and Imagery Branch. David coordinates the imagery acquisition program for the branch and engages with many state/local governments daily. David has 9 years of professional GIS... Read More →
avatar for James Whitehorne

James Whitehorne

Chief - Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau
James Whitehorne is the Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. He started with the Census Bureau in April 2006 in the Geography Division. James worked on several geographic update programs becoming the team lead for both the Redistricting... Read More →



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

1:30pm PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


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

1:30pm PDT

LiDAR, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
As LiDAR becomes more accessible and easier to use, the next step is to use 3D to analyze current and future environments. Learn how using LiDAR and 3D datasets visualizations allow us to better understand our world.

  •  LiDAR for Conservation Mapping and 3D Modeling
    Sai Kumar Pinnepalli, CP GISP, Program Manager, IIC Technologies Inc., Columbia, MD
  • Taming Billions of LIDAR Points with OmniSci's GPU Database
    Veda Shankar, Senior Developer Advocate,OmniSci (formerly MapD), San Francisco, CA
    Michael Flaxman, Founder, Geodesign Technologies
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) with ArcGIS
    Eric Wittner, Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri, Redlands, CA


Moderator
avatar for Caitlyn Meyer

Caitlyn Meyer

Project Manager, GeoDecisions
Caitlyn executes projects for GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s enterprise geospatial IT division, managing requirements definition, system development life cycles, client interaction, stakeholder coordination, subcontractor oversight, and ongoing status reporting for key client... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Flaxman

Michael Flaxman

Founder, Geodesign Technologies
Former MIT faculty and ESRI Industry Manager, now geospatial jack of all trades. Support a number of domestic and international clients in leveraging remote sensing, GIS and LIDAR to conduct suitability and risk assessments, as well as forward-oriented planning. Doctorate from Harvard... Read More →
avatar for Saikumar Pinnepalli, CP, GISP

Saikumar Pinnepalli, CP, GISP

Program Manager, IIC Technologies Inc.
Have been in GIS since 1993 starting with AutoCAD and PC ArcINFO. Developed the skills during my Masters and built my skills in GIS implementation during my stay with ESRI India. Executed enterprise wide GIS jobs in Singapore, Malaysia and helped train more than 300 students as part... Read More →
avatar for Veda Shankar

Veda Shankar

Senior Developer Advocate, OmniSci
Veda Shankar is a Senior Developer Advocate at OmniSci working actively to assist the user community to take advantage of OmniSci’s open source analytics platform. He is a customer oriented IT specialist with a unique combination of experience in product development, marketing and... Read More →
avatar for Eric Wittner

Eric Wittner

Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri
Eric Wittner is one of Esri’s 3D Product Managers focused on Procedural Modeling, Geodesign, and Urban Planning. He works to expand public understanding of how Esri's products can support or enhance an organization’s workflows, and bring them success. Having spent six years as... Read More →



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

1:30pm PDT

When Agriculture Goes High Tech - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Today’s agriculture management practices are pushing the boundaries of technological advances every day, this session includes presentations on making decisions and modeling the impacts of water, wind and weather on agriculture using different high-tech approaches and how to properly document all of this fresh data!

  • Managing Clean Energy, Rangeland, and Rare Species through Spatial Technologies
    Jacqueline Tilligkeit, Senior Environmental Scientist, Althouse and Meade, Inc., Paso Robles, CA
  • The Wonderful Way to Use GIS
    Jeff Orton, Director GIS, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA

    Jenna Bunag, Wonderful Orchards, Shafter, CA


Moderator
avatar for Elthron Anderson, GISP

Elthron Anderson, GISP

Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager, Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts
Elthron is currently the Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager for Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts. He oversees technology applications and performs varying roles in support of the goals of Asset Management. Elthron has held various positions on the RM-URISA... Read More →

Speakers
JB

Jenna Bunag

Wonderful Orchards
I am a recent graduate from California State University of Bakersfield who majored in Engineering Sciences. I received my first interaction with GIS volunteering/interning at the NRCS in Bakersfield, CA and since then have grown to love the program. I currently work in the GIS Department... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Orton

Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Tilligkeit

Jacqueline Tilligkeit

Senior Environmental Scientist, Althouse and Meade, Inc.
I earned a BS in Earth Science with a minor in Environmental Studies and concentration in GIS and MS in Agriculture with a concentration in Soil Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I'm the GIS Program Manager, Qualified SWPPP Developer, and wetland... Read More →



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

1:30pm PDT

Earth, Wind, and Fire: GIS Supporting Disaster Response - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
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


Moderator
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Phil Beilin

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 →
avatar for Madeline Jones

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
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1:30pm PDT

GIS Program Review & Strategic Planning
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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Adam Carnow

Industry Specialist, Esri
Adam Carnow is the Public Works Industry Specialist at Esri. He is a keynote speaker, thought leader, and public works marketing specialist. He collaborates with his colleagues, Esri Partners and customers to lead the successful application of ArcGIS across the public works disciplines... Read More →
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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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Ed Wells, GISP

Retired/URISA Past President, Retired
Ed Wells is Past President of URISA, and has been a member of the URISA Policy Advisory Committee since its creation in 2008. He retired in 2017 after nine years as GIS Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in 2017. During that time he worked with WMATA's... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Supporting Vulnerable Populations - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Presenters in this session will focus on identifying and working with low income and marginalized populations.  It is critical to identifying high-risk, vulnerable populations that are susceptible to hunger and diseases.

  • Feeding the Hungry in Cleveland, Ohio
    Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affiars/Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • Healthcare Accessibility for the Low-Income Community in Jakarta, Indonesia
    Fikriyah Winata, CTT+, EADA, Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Cervical cancer screening among Haitians in South Florida: A Geographic Analysis
    Rhoda Moise, BS, PhD, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Mapping Homeless Population: Community-Based Participatory Mapping Approach
    Wansoo Im, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN


Moderator
avatar for Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Fikriyah Winata, M.S., CTT+

Ph.D Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fikriyah Winata (Fik) is a first-year Ph.D student with a concentration in health/medical geography. Her interest in vector-borne disease brought her to work at the Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology (GISSA) Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University... Read More →
avatar for Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Urban Fellow, Levln Urban College, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling, PhD, GISP is an applied urban geographer and demographer and has more than 40 years of experience in data management, dissemination, and analysis. He has been active in providing and analyzing data and has conducted studies in urban migration, poverty, housing, voting... Read More →
avatar for Rhoda Moise, Ph.D

Rhoda Moise, Ph.D

Student, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine
Rhoda K. Moise is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health at University of Miami. Her research integrates  geospatial statistics  and  CBPR-driven mixed methodology to  fill gaps in  health promotion and disease prevention  across ecological... Read More →
avatar for Wansoo Im, PhD

Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →



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

1:30pm PDT

Amp Up Your GIS Career
Navigating your way in the geospatial professional world can be daunting, whether you are a student, young professional, or seasoned professional. This panel will discuss ways which are effective in propelling your GIS career: building a portfolio to showcase your work and current interests; developing a mentorship; and strengthening your networking skills.

  • Boardroom Skills for the Socially Awkward
    Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County: Internal Services Department, Downey, CA
  • The Value of Mentorship
    Melisa Caric Lee, President, Compass Rose GIS, and President, SoCal URISA
    Susan Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA    
  • Oh The Places You’ll Go.. In Geospatial Science!
    Rachel Stevenson , University of Colorado, Denver, CO


Moderator
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Susan Kamei

Managing Director, Spatial Sciences Institute University of Southern California
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan H. Kamei directs the Institute's strategic initiatives, external relations, and administration of its academic and research enterprise centered on the development and use of GIS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

President, Compass Rose GIS
avatar for Rachel Marquez, GISP

Rachel Marquez, GISP

GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
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Rachel Stevenson

Pathways Intern, USGS
Rachel Stevenson Is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Denver and a current Intern with the US Geological Survey. Her work includes building web applications and promoting social science. Rachel is Actively involved in the larger geospatial community.




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

2:00pm PDT

URISA Professional Education Committee Meeting
If you want to see what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in the URISA Professional Education Committee, come join us for our committee meeting on Thursday, October 11 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Pueblo room.  

Your involvement and ideas are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information Response Team and serves as the Chair of the USGS Lidar User Group. Xan works to help... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

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 →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pueblo

3:00pm PDT

Exhibit Hall - Social “Mappy” Hour
We're going to send off our generous exhibitors with a Social "Mappy" Hour! After this break, the exhibit hall will clear out, so make sure you have all of the specs and answers you need!

Raffle Prizes: Exhibitors often hold “fish bowl raffles” at their booths. If you are planning to raffle a prize(s) during the conference, plan to announce the winner during this 3:00-4:00 PM break on Thursday, October 11 (before dismantling). We’ll have a microphone for you to announce your prize winners.

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Oasis 3A

4:00pm PDT

Data Driven Communities - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
There is a lot to know as a GIS manager today including sifting through limitless data including global data sets, crowdsourced information and internal enterprise data.  Attend and learn about managing collecting, analyzing and acting proactively. Learn how to address local trends in global context.

  • Making Sense of Digital Data and Online Lives
    Justine Blanford, Associate Professor, Penn State University, State College, PA
  • Using FME to Validate CAD File Submittals for Utilities
    Kalvan Hone, GISP, Principal GIS Analyst, City of Henderson, Henderson, NV
    Erika Provost, GISP, LSSGB, Senior Utilities Business Analyst, City of Henderson NV
    Lesley MacKenzie, Geospatial ETL Consultant, Consortech Solutions, Brossard, Quebec Canada
  • Preserving the Irreplaceable: Cost Effective Ortho Mosaicking of Historic Air Photos to create GIS Ready Data Layers for Local Government
    Thomas Conry, Retired GIS Manager, Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA
    Kevin Jones, PCI Geomatics, Gatineau, QC - Canada




Moderator
avatar for Rhoda Moise, Ph.D

Rhoda Moise, Ph.D

Student, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine
Rhoda K. Moise is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health at University of Miami. Her research integrates  geospatial statistics  and  CBPR-driven mixed methodology to  fill gaps in  health promotion and disease prevention  across ecological... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justine Blanford

Justine Blanford

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Dr. Justine Blanford has over 20 years of experience in the GIScience field. Her research is based on theoretical geographic information science concepts where she uses GIS, big datasets, novel data and technologies along with a variety of spatial and statistical analysis methods... Read More →
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Thomas Conry

Retired GIS Manager
avatar for Kalvan Hone, GISP

Kalvan Hone, GISP

Principal GIS Analyst, City of Henderson
Interests include Esri Utility Network Model, Esri Branch Versioning, Safe Software FME, Open Source, UAVs, Pix4D, hiking, waterskiing, and water sports.
avatar for Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

VP Product and Marketing, CATALYST (PCI Geomatics)
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Erika Provost, GISP, LSSGB

Senior Utilities Business Analyst, City of Henderson
Erika Provost, GISP, LSSGB, Senior Utilities Business Analyst, Department of Utility Services, City of Henderson NVWith a love for both GIS and business analysis, Erika has over 20 years of experience, tracking bombs and aircraft for the Air Force, mapping Yucca Mountain geology and... Read More →
avatar for Lesley MacKenzie

Lesley MacKenzie

GIS/FME Applications Specialist, Consortech Solutions Inc.
BA graduate in geography, McGill University with a 16 year work passion for geomatics. Her focus is leveraging ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) with the context of data workflow and process optimization. At Consortech, Lesley provides consulting, training and solution design services... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite C

4:00pm PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree F

4:00pm PDT

GIS Data from Every Angle - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
With the right tools and communication resources, you can help your current customers and departments increase their usage, streamline their workflows and create an overall appreciation for the value associated with spatially oriented data.  To some a picture is not just worth a thousand words; it makes their job easier. In this session, the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) will explain how they have shared GIS data between nearly 50 agencies in the LA County area. You will walk away with tips on how to spread GIS data usage, regardless of your agency size.  Additionally, you will learn why engagement of your government colleagues benefits your department and your individual career.

GIS Data from Every Angle
Christine Lam, Principal GIS Analyst, County of Los Angeles, Downey, CA
Brian Garcia, District Sales Manager, EagleView, Rochester, NY

Moderator
avatar for Qian Huang

Qian Huang

Research Support Specialist, University of Miami
Qian Huang has a Master degree in Public Administration and a GIS certificate from University of Miami, and she is doing her second master in geography and regional studies. Her research topic is Hurricane Irma influences on mosquito population dynamics in Miami-Dade County Florida... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Garcia

Brian Garcia

Senior District Sales Manager, EagleView
Brian Garcia has worked at EagleView for 7 years with an emphasis on serving the government sector. He has spent over 12 years of his career in the remote sensing and geospatial industry. Brian has a passion for helping modernize and transform organizations through EagleView’s disruptive... Read More →
avatar for Christine Lam

Christine Lam

Principal GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County
I am a Principal GIS Analyst with the Enterprise GIS Group at the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department and the Project Manager for the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) Program.



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE

4:00pm PDT

Tools and Case Studies Using Web GIS to Improve Sharing, Outreach and Automation - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
Listen to diverse organizations explain how they utilized the web to extend their GIS and allow operating units to directly update the database.

  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act - Data, Points, Lines and Polygons
    Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, Engineering Geologist , California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA
  • Systems Integration for Distributed Antenna (DAS) Roll-out in Philadelphia
    Izak Maitin, Director of IT, City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets, Philadelphia, PA
    Michael Matela, IT Manager, City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets, Philadelphia, PA
    Dan Call, Lead GIS Analyst, City of Philadelphia Department of Streets, Philadelphia, PA
  • Organizational Deployment of  ESRI's ArcGIS Hub for Open Data - A Case Study
    Charles 'Cob' Bailey, GISS, AESA, GIS Manager, Georgia Forestry Commission, Gainesville, GA


Moderator
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

Information Technology Specialist, California Highway Patrol
Christina Brunsvold is an Information Technology Specialist at the California Highway Patrol in the Communications Centers Support Section. Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology and won the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles 'cob' Bailey, GISS, AESA

Charles 'cob' Bailey, GISS, AESA

GIS Manager, GA Forestry Commission
cob is a native Georgian with degrees in computer science, forest resources, and applied spatial analysis. He has worked for the Georgia Forestry Commission in various capacities since 1995. Currently he serves as GIS coordinator for the agency as well as lead GIS Specialist for Georgia’s... Read More →
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Dan Call

Lead GIS Analyst, City of Philadelphia, Streets Department
I've been using GIS to solve spatial problems, mostly environmental ones, for about 18 years. Since coming to the Philly Streets department, I've been managing the department's Cityworks site, a GIS-based system which manages workorders for most of the department and allows us to... Read More →
avatar for Izak Maitin

Izak Maitin

Director of Information Technology, City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets
Izak Maitin oversees the Philadelphia Streets Department's public facing web-based and traditional applications, GIS, mobile apps, as well as infrastructure and database systems. With over 24 years of experience in the application of GIS and information technology, he has worked in... Read More →
avatar for Michael Matela

Michael Matela

Information Technology Manager, City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets
I am employed as the Information Technology Manager for the City of Philadelphia's Streets Department. I have 17 years of experience applying GIS in the areas of public safety, emergency response, transportation, and infrastructure. Michael Matela has worked extensively in the public... Read More →
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite H

4:00pm PDT

NextGen 9-1-1: Advocacy and Funding
Implementing the next generation of 9-1-1 technology is proving to be a long, slow process. But that’s okay because there are so many moving parts to this initiative that it is taking everyone a while to get monetized and motivated. Among the most important of those moving parts are NextGen9-1-1 Funding (who will pay?) and NextGen9-1-1 Advocacy (why change to NG9-1-1?) Attend this panel discussion to hear about making the changes by thought leaders and participants from several aspects of the path to Next Generation 9-1-1.

Panelists
Ty Wooten, Director of Education, National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Indianapolis, IN
Ian von Essen, IVGIS Consulting, Spokane, WA
Budge Currier, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager,  CalOES, Sacramento, CA

Moderator
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo is a GIS Analyst for the Orleans Parish Communication District, the 9-1-1 Administrators for the City of New Orleans. Prior to working in 9-1-1, Kathrine spent six years in public service working as a Planning Administrator and GIS Project Manager for the New Orleans... Read More →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Budge Currier

Budge Currier

9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
I am passionate about leveraging technology to save lives and reduce human suffering. As manager of CA 9-1-1 system, the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator and Emergency Support Function 2 manager I look forward to discussing integrating GIS into public safety communications... Read More →
avatar for Ty Wooten, ENP

Ty Wooten, ENP

Education Director, NENA: The 9-1-1 Association
avatar for Ian Von Essen

Ian Von Essen

Consultant, IVGIS Consulting



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite EF

4:00pm PDT

Unleashing your Entrepreneurial Spirit...without breaking it - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
The geospatial industry is one of the fastest growing economic segments in the world. This means there is a wealth of opportunity for those with the vision and courage to venture forth with their own company. However, for most of us while we might be experts on the technology, we are often inexperienced when it comes to the business aspects of running a company. There are many things which can quickly bring all our grand visions to a screeching halt.

Come learn tips/tricks of the trade from industry business owners that have learned lessons to creating successful ventures. During this panel discussion we will explore methods for leadership development, what it takes to start a business from scratch, select and market services, decision making for success and more.

  • Unleashing your Entrepreneurial Spirit...without breaking it
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA
    Teresa Townsend, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC
    Allen Ibaugh, GISP, AICP, CEO, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL




Moderator
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, Spatial Sciences Institute University of Southern California
As Managing Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, Susan H. Kamei directs the Institute's strategic initiatives, external relations, and administration of its academic and research enterprise centered on the development and use of GIS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
Teresa is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Planning Communities, an urban planning and environmental socially-responsible B-Corp Certified firm, and has been a leader in integrating geospatial sciences in community, transportation and environmental planning for more... Read More →
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
avatar for Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

Business Development Manager – GIS & Aerial, SAM, LLC
Tripp Corbin is the GIS and Aerial Business Development Manager for Survey and Mapping LLC. also known as SAM. With over 28 years of Surveying, Mapping and GIS experience, Mr. Corbin is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial solutions including Esri, Autodesk... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree AB

4:00pm PDT

Martin Luther King, William Bunge, URISA, and GIS for Equity and Social Justice - AICP/CM Approved 1.0
This session will survey the use of geographic analysis and GIS for equity and social justice.

  • Martin Luther King, William Bunge, URISA, and GIS for Equity and Social Justice
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP,  Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
    Mark Salling, Ph.D., GISP, Senior Fellow and Research Associate, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
    Veronica Velez, Associate Professor/Director, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

    Nicole Franklin, Equity and Inclusion Manager, King County IT, Seattle, WA


Moderator
avatar for Wansoo Im, PhD

Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Chief Equity Officer, King County Information Technology
Nicole Franklin develops workable, pragmatic solutions to technology access problems faced by the unserved and underserved communities. She serves as the chief equity officer for the Department of Information Technology, where she leads efforts to ensure social justice and equity... Read More →
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where he has worked since 1998. Previously he worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. He holds an MA in geography... Read More →
avatar for Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Urban Fellow, Levln Urban College, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling, PhD, GISP is an applied urban geographer and demographer and has more than 40 years of experience in data management, dissemination, and analysis. He has been active in providing and analyzing data and has conducted studies in urban migration, poverty, housing, voting... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Velez

Veronica Velez

Associate Professor/Director, Western Washington University
Verónica (Vero) Nelly Vélez is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Education and Social Justice Minor at Western Washington University (WWU). Her research focuses on migrant mother activism, community-based participatory action research, popular education, and the... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite G

4:00pm PDT

University Student Competition
In addition to a K-12 poster competition, URISA's Vanguard Cabinet is organizing lightning talk competitions for university and young professionals!

Check out the details and deadlines. Win prizes and get noticed!!

Sponsored by CAD Masters


Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smoketree C

4:00pm PDT

GIS Capability Maturity Model Subscribers' Meeting
URISA Government Agency members (and other interested individuals) are invited to this informal meeting to discuss how to best integrate the GIS Capability Maturity Model to their organizations' strategic goals. 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

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 →
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
avatar for Bryan Townsend, GISP

Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government

Moderators
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation



Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Pueblo

5:00pm PDT

URISA Vanguard Cabinet Meeting
URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals (and the Vanguard Cabinet Steering Committee) will meet to discuss the year's accomplishments and workplan for 2019.


Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Pueblo

6:00pm PDT

Conference Social Event: Lawn Party
Hang out with your GIS pals outside on the JLH Plaza of the convention center.  We'll have typical BBQ fare (burgers, etc.), a cash bar and lawn games like cornhole/bags! Or just hang out and talk with your new friends while enjoying gorgeous mountain views!

Thanks to CycloMedia Game Sponsor of the Social Event


Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
JLH Plaza
 
Friday, October 12
 

7:30am PDT

GIS-Pro Conference Committee Meeting
We'll review event feedback and start thinking about next year's conference and how we can make it even better! Enjoy a continental breakfast and start working on GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans!

Friday October 12, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am PDT
Pueblo

8:00am PDT

Registration
Pick up your name badge and registration materials at the GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 registration desk.


Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am PDT

GIS for Planning Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Data sharing is essential for transportation planning, construction and operations.  GIS is the critical technology platform for sharing and collaborating.  In this session learn how to leverage your GIS to share data across your organization and also how to integrate your GIS with Sharepoint for efficient construction operations.

Holistically Designing Complete Streets
Marshall Ballard, GISP, Senior Transportation Planner /GIS Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) - San Jose, CA
Michal Migurski, Open Source Geospatial Code and Data Person, Remix, San Francisco, CA


LAX Development: Customize a SharePoint GIS to provide Construction Information
Donald Chinery, GISP, GIS Project Manager, Los Angeles World Airports , Los Angeles, CA

Building and Implementing the Business Case for Enterprise Asset Management
James Bates, GISP, Director of Infrastructure Planning and Records, Louisville Water Company, Louisville, KY

Moderator
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Ballard, GISP

Marshall Ballard, GISP

Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers
Marshall is an interdisciplinary Geographer, who has diverse experience with Environmental remediation projects, Transit Studies, Community Development projects, Express Lanes studies and implementations, Transportation software development projects, and he has authored public policies... 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 Donald Chinery, GISP

Donald Chinery, GISP

GIS Project Manager, Los Angeles World Airports
Don has worked as a Consultant for Los Angeles World Airports at LAX for 8 years. He works in the Planning and Development Group with the CALM (Coordination and Logistics Management) team. Don has worked in the GIS consulting field for over 15 years and holds a BA from Northwestern... Read More →
avatar for Michal Migurski

Michal Migurski

Open Source Geospatial Code and Data Person, Remix
Creating new products for city transportation planners at Remix. Long-time builder of open source geospatial software. Previously Code for America, Stamen, and Mapzen.



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite C

8:30am PDT

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on  Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions  (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an  interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your  questions.


Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Smoketree F

8:30am PDT

Doing Stuff with Drones - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is becoming an important tool for many GIS organizations.  Learn how UAVs are being used for assessment of complex properties, drainage channels, solar arrays, and general asset management.

  • UAV Condition Rating System and Assessment of Open Drainage Infrastructure
    Martin Alcala, Ph.D., GISP, CFM, EIT, Senior Staff Analyst, City of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Data Processing From UAS Flights Over Solar Arrays
    Andrew Haney, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, San Diego, CA
  • Role of Drone Technology/Property Appraisal in the Franklin County Auditor’s Office
    Kevin J. Schultz , GIS Manager, Franklin County/GIS/IT Department, Columbus, OH



Moderator
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

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 →

Speakers
MA

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 →
KS

Kevin Schultz

GIS Manager, Franklin County, Auditor
Kevin has served as the GIS Manager for the Auditor since moving to Columbus in 2012. Kevin holds a Master Degree in Urban Planning with specializations in Geographic Information Systems & Environmental Planning from the University at Buffalo. Kevin spent the first 13 years of his... Read More →
avatar for Drew Haney, GISP, sUAS

Drew Haney, GISP, sUAS

Senior GIS Analyst, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Inc.
Andrew Haney is a Senior Geographic Information Systems specialist with 19 years' experience in geographic information systems and data analysis. Andrew has served in many capacities, from his involvement in the geographic programs of Census 2000, to his consultation of Fortune 500... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite H

8:30am PDT

Using New and Emerging Technologies to Improve Workflows - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasing being used to help analyze large datasets for imagery, parcels and impervious surfaces.  Learn the proper workflows that create effective AI tools.

  • Mapping Impervious Surfaces Using Machine Learning: A StormWater Case Study
    Daniel Ngoroi, CMS-RS, GISP, Geospatial Phase Manager, Woolpert, Inc., Dayton, OH
  • Putting a Smart Communities Strategy to Work
    Chris Thomas, Director of Government Markets, Esri, Redlands, CA


Moderator
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County Sheriff's Office
Preparing for NG911 in the world of GIS

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ngoroi, CMS-RS, GISP

Daniel Ngoroi, CMS-RS, GISP

Geospatial Phase Manager, Woolpert, Inc.
Daniel is a remote sensing practitioner with over 15 years experience working with imagery and LiDAR. He has played a pivotal role in developing and maintaining automated feature extraction algorithms and routines that are used in mapping both urban and rural phenomena. His most recent... Read More →
avatar for Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Director of Government Markets, Esri



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Smoketree DE

8:30am PDT

Data, Processes and Collaboration - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Choosing the correct process to create data often depends on how the data will be used. The presentations in this session describe different processes used to collect spatial data, and the variety ways that data was used to support emergency response, engage citizens with local outreach, address creation and updates, and the collaboration necessary to keep the data flowing.

  • Distinguished System: Landmark at Risk: Protecting the Historic Seaport of Annapolis, Maryland Story Map
    Shawn Wampler, GISP, GIS Coordinator, City of Annapolis, Maryland
    Bradley Dean, Coastal Scientist, Michael Baker International, Alexandria, VA
  • Three Problems - One Solution
    Deborah Huber, GISP, GIS Analyst, Clark Nexsen , Virginia Beach, VA
  • Working Together to Achieve Quality GIS Data for Statewide NG9-1-1
    Sean Lehman, GISP, ENP, Project Manager, GeoComm, St. Cloud, MN



Moderator
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Dean, CFM, CE

Bradley Dean, CFM, CE

Resilience Planning Lead, Michael Baker International
Bradley is a Coastal Scientist with Michael Baker’s Coastal Science and Engineering Practice and a Coastal Communications Specialist with FEMA’s Community Engagement and Risk Communication (CERC) Program. His diverse background in environmental management, natural hazards, flood... Read More →
avatar for Sean Lehman, GISP, ENP

Sean Lehman, GISP, ENP

Project Manager, Geo-Comm, Inc
Sean Lehman is a project manager at GeoComm. Sean is a public safety GIS professional with over 18 years of GIS experience and the last 10 years of leading numerous GIS, 9-1-1, and NG9-1-1 projects. He serves on several NENA working groups, and he is a certified Emergency Number Professional... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Huber, GISP

Deborah Huber, GISP

GIS Analyst, Clark Nexsen
Deborah has been a GIS Analyst with Clark Nexsen for five years. Her professional expertise is in GIS, GPS, and data development. Some recent projects include NAVFAC PPV Housing Asset Inventory, NAVFAC Far East Linear Segmentation, and EURAFSWA FIAR Audit preparation. She routinely... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Wampler

Shawn Wampler

GIS Coordinator, City of Annapolis
Shawn Wampler, GISP,  is the GIS Coordinator for the City of Annapolis overseeing all geospatial development and managing the city’s GeoPortal. Her skills in geospatial mapping and application development have led to the design of products such as the Substance Use Disorder Bed... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite EF

8:30am PDT

GIS Management Know-How
This interactive session will address issues such as protecting your data, utilizing social media to promote GIS, taking GIS from good to great, and developing the best possible GIS team.

  • MOU’s, IGA’s, Licensing Agreements, Disclaimers, Do I Need These and What Good Are They?
    Eric Bohard, GISP, Technical Services Manager, Clackamas County, Oregon, Oregon City, OR
  • Get your Tweet on:  Social Media as an Effective GIS Management Tool
    Robert Kirkman, GISP, Enterprise Services Manger, Oregon Metro, Portland, OR
  • Taking a GIS Team from Good to Great
    Toby Soto, www.GISSuccess.com, Riverside, CA
  • Implementing an Internal GIS Assessment for Staff Development and Hiring Practice
    Carrie Carsell, GISP, GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers, Carmichael, CA


Moderator
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GeoAnalytics, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP is the Vice President of GeoAnalytics at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations, project execution, and strategic planning for the GeoAnalytics team and is responsible for developing strategies using GIS to provide... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities
avatar for Eric Bohard, GISP

Eric Bohard, GISP

Technology Services Manager, Clackamas County
Eric Bohard, GISP is a GIS practitioner/manager spanning some 30 plus years working at a combination of private and public sector employers, currently working for Clackamas County, Oregon. Past URISA International Board Member. Past Oregon Chapter President and Board Member. Past... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Carsell, GISP

Carrie Carsell, GISP

GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers
Experienced Senior Geographic Information System Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the GIS industry. Skilled in GIS Applications, Analytical Skills, and Urban Planning, on her 15th year working with Fehr & Peers, a national transportation firm. Strong media and... Read More →
avatar for Toby Soto

Toby Soto

GIS Manager, GISSuccess.com
Toby Soto serves as the  editor of MuniGovGuy.com blog site focusing on GIS strategies, technologies, and techniques to advance GIS in local government.Soto’s professional experience includes 25 years in the Information Technology field specific to local government. He has worked... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Smoketree AB

8:30am PDT

Planning and Assessment - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Learn how GIS is used to study the role of geography in legal and illegal drug use. Furthermore, we’ll learn which populations are most afflicted and how GIS can be used to sample and assess communities.

  • MA Opioid Crisis: Spatial Data-driven Approaches for Community Resilience
    Cordula Robinson, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University, CPS, Boston, MA
    F.Grippa, C. Lee, E. Avalon, P. Edmonds
  • The Effective Use of GIS to Support Dissemination Efforts in Medical Education for Vulnerable Populations
    Wansoo Im, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MeHarry Medical College, Nashville, TN


Moderator
avatar for Jeff Orton

Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cordula Robinson, Ph.D

Cordula Robinson, Ph.D

Professor, Northeastern University, CPS
Professor and Geospatial faculty lead at Northeastern University. Previously Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; German Aerospace Center (Berlin); Boston University (Research Professor). Faculty affiliate of Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute and Kostas... Read More →
avatar for Wansoo Im, PhD

Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite G

8:30am PDT

Expanding Your GIS Network
Learn how industry innovations and trends in data impact your career engagement; how to thrive as a woman in GIS and help women around you thrive; and how to stay engaged as a lifelong learner in the online world.

  • Women in GIS: Thriving as One and Priming those Around you to Thrive!
    Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA
  • Can my Love of Maps Turn into a Job? Engaged Student Scholarship and Lifelong Learning for Geospatial Professionals in an Online World
    Justine Blanford, Associate Professor and Beth King, Assistant Professor, Penn State, State College, PA
  • GIS Education for Industry 4.0
    David DiBiase, Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri, Redlands, CA



Moderator
avatar for Tory Elmore

Tory Elmore

Conservation GIS Analyst, Alaska, National Audubon Society
Tory has been working in conservation GIS since she graduated from Brown University in 2013, first for The Wildlands Conservancy, California's largest nonprofit landowner, and now for Audubon California. She is passionate about k-12 GIS education and participatory GIS, particularly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justine Blanford

Justine Blanford

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Dr. Justine Blanford has over 20 years of experience in the GIScience field. Her research is based on theoretical geographic information science concepts where she uses GIS, big datasets, novel data and technologies along with a variety of spatial and statistical analysis methods... Read More →
avatar for David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

David DiBiase, GISP, CMS

Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri
avatar for Beth King

Beth King

Assistant Professor, Penn State
I teach and advise in Penn State's Online Geospatial Education Programs. We have certificates in GIS, GeoInt, Remote Sensing, and Programming and we have a Master of GIS (MGIS) degree.
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources



Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Smoketree C

10:30am PDT

Closing Session & Keynote Address
GIS professionals have specific expertise that can inform important public policy, and we are also impacted by public policies propounded by others.  This session will begin with a brief summary of how URISA's Policy Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors have responded and are monitoring a variety of  issues including the Federal Geospatial Data; working with URISA chapters to monitor the states' legal definitions of professional practice for Land Surveying and GIS; and encouraging adequate funding of the American Community Survey and Census 2020 in addition to expressing opposition to the inclusion of the citizenship question.

Speaking of Census:

Closing Keynote
Greg Hanks, Deputy Chief of Geography Division, Census
We're excited to welcome Greg Hanks to discuss the upcoming 2020 Census, how Geography is preparing for it,  LUCA, addressing, and how the local GIS community can prepare and support the census process.

Moderator
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
John M. Nolte, GISP is the GIS Manager of Denver Water's Administrative Services GIS. He has been in the industry for nearly 30 years and has worked in various positions. He is a board member of URISA International and an instructor for the GIS Leadership Academy. He lives in Denver... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

Bruce Joffe, GISP

Retired GIS Professional, Living the Good LIfe
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 Glenn O’Grady, GISP

Glenn O’Grady, GISP

Policy Advisory Committee Chair, Retired/URISA Past President
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 →
avatar for Gregory Hanks

Gregory Hanks

Deputy Chief of Geography Division, US Census Bureau
Gregory Hanks is the Deputy Chief of the Census Bureau's Geography Division. Greg has over 20 years of experience at the Census Bureau, leading efforts in geographic data collection and processing, developing national and local partnerships, as well as portfolio and program management... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

11:30am PDT

URISA Annual Business Meeting
Hear from URISA Board officers about the Board's activities over the past year, actions taken, and exciting plans for the future. Meet the new members elected to the URISA Board.


Moderators
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
Teresa is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Planning Communities, an urban planning and environmental socially-responsible B-Corp Certified firm, and has been a leader in integrating geospatial sciences in community, transportation and environmental planning for more... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm PDT

URISA Board of Directors’ Meeting
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Pueblo
 


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