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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).

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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Friday, October 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Surveying and GIS – What’s Next

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Accuracy is no longer in the sole domain of the surveyor.  When is it surveying and when is it positioning, or locating, or mapping?  Who can do what? When does a GIS professional cross the ‘surveying line’?  Why don’t surveyors use more GIS?  As technology continues to evolve, surveyors and GIS professionals and their respective professions will evolve as well.  What will this look like? How do we move forward?

Bring your questions, comments, and experiences for our expert panel. Expect a spirited session!

  • Surveying and GIS - Policy, Technology, and Emerging Issues
    Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri, Vienna, VA
    Michael Dennis, Ph.D., PE, RLS, Geodesist/SPCS2022 Project Manager, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey, Vail, AZ 
    Timothy Burch, President-Elect-Board of Directors, National Society of Professional Surveyors
    Nancy von Meyer, PLS, PE, GISP, President, Fairview Industries, Pendleton, SC

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Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Industry Manager, Esri

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Nancy Von Meyer, GISP

President, Fairview Industries
Nancy von Meyer, PLS, PE, GISP, is vice president of Fairview Industries, Inc., specializing in developingland records information systems and developing sustainable partnerships and collaborations for shared datastewardship. Dr. von Meyer is a nationally recognized leader in land... Read More →
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Tim Burch, PLS

Executive Director, NSPS
Timothy W. Burch, PLS, is the Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). He served as President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary (2015-2019) of the Board of Directors and as Governor/Director representing Illinois (2007-2014). Tim has been involved... Read More →
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Michael Dennis, PhD, PE, RLS

Geodesist/SPCS2022 Project Manager, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey
Michael L. Dennis, PhD, RLS, PE is a geodesist at NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) where he manages the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 Project. He is also involved in evaluation of data processing and survey network adjustment procedures, development of standards and... Read More →

Friday October 2, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT