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Welcome to URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 — A special virtual edition for challenging times.
We invite you to review the agenda, block your calendar, and join us virtually for URISA’s 58th Annual Conference. Our community has always been resilient and eager to help each other through a crisis. Be engaged. Ask questions. Explore solutions. Make the most of this opportunity. Be safe.

Workshops will be presented ’live’ on September 23 & 24 and after GIS-Pro on October 6 & 7. Attendance at one workshop is included with full registration.

Note that all times in this online agenda are presented in CENTRAL Time (URISA’s office is in Chicago).

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Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Wednesday, September 23 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
NG911 & the GIS Workflow

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NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructor: Sandi Stroud

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’s 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:
  • Become familiar with basic next-generation 9-1-1 terminology and concepts
  • Recognize GIS’ role in a fully operational next-generation 9-1-1 system
  • Understand the implications of local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a next-generation 9-1-1 system
  • 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.

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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 →
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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

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

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Sandi Stroud

Sandi Stroud started her career as the GIS manager in the City of Laurel, Maryland, where she was a one-person GIS division. She went on to work for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, coordinating multiple large jurisdictions on data sharing initiatives. During that time, the developing... Read More →

Wednesday September 23, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT