GIS-Pro 2020 has ended
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).

You must be registered to access the online platform (which is not this Sched agenda). 

Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Wednesday, October 7 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Preparing for GISP Certification

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Preparing for GISP Certification
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Carl Anderson, GISP, Senior Systems Architect, New Light Technologies Inc, Bradenton, FL
Wendy Peloquin, GISP, Account Executive, GISinc., Birmingham, AL
Tripp Corbin, GISP, GIS Implementation Manager, Davey Resource Group, Dacula, GA
Lynn Dupont, GISP ASLA, Principal Planner/GIS Manager, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA
Golnaz Badr, PhD, GISP, Analytics Scientist, Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI

Please note there will be a break from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

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 shares 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 - incorporating the newly revised exam blueprint.

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 needs 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.

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Sara Taylor, GISP

GIS Manager, Texas811
Sara Taylor, GISP, is the GIS Manager at Texas811, serving the GIS needs of the 811 community in Texas, South Dakota, and West Virginia. She leads a team of GIS technicians focused on maintaining data for various underground utilities and base mapping, supporting the mission of damage... Read More →

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Assistant Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau
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.
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Wendy Peloquin

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 →
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Tripp Corbin, GISP

Business Development Manager GIS & Aerial, Surveying and Mapping, LLC. (SAM)
Tripp Corbin is Business Development Manager for GIS and Aerial Services at Surveying & Mapping (SAM). He is an award-winning Certified Trainer with over twenty-five years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety... Read More →
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Lynn Dupont, ASLA, GISP

GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
Lynn Dupont represents the Regional Planning Commission of New Orleans as principal planner and GIS Manager focusing upon land use studies, data integration, and procuring usable data for use at the local level. She is past president of LA URISA, previous URISA board member, and current... Read More →

Golnaz Badr, PhD, GISP

Ford Motor Company

Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT