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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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Wednesday, September 23
 

9:00am CDT

Best Practices for GIS Project Planning and Management
Best Practices for GIS Project Planning and Management
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructors:
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS, President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY 
Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP, Supervising Engineer, Wilsey Ham, San Mateo, CA


This half-day workshop cuts through the theory and fluff to present, in practical terms, the essential practices for successful GIS project planning and management. Its intent is to provide project managers, teams, and stakeholders with the key action methods, and tools to launch and execute successful projects—delivering results on time and on budget providing valuable deliverables to the customers and user community. It is applicable to all types of GIS projects and covers the following topics:

  • Business Needs and Strategic Foundation for Projects
  • Choosing and prioritizing projects
  • Defining scope, purpose, context
  • Workplan preparation
  • Estimating/assigning resources
  • Project tracking, status reporting, and communications
  • Procurement for GIS projects
  • Project quality management
  • Project closure

If you are already a seasoned project manager, this workshop will confirm practices you are already applying (or should be applying) and augment your PM toolbox with some new ideas and methods. If you are a new project manager or a staff person interested in moving into a management role, you’ll find the practical content to be an extremely valuable introduction to project management practices.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Townsend, GISP

Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government

Speakers
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS is an expert in information technology and GIS implementation and management with over 35 years experience as an IT and GIS practitioner, program manager, and an IT/GIS consultant. He currently serves as President of Croswell-Schulte Information Technology... Read More →
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Supervising Engineer, Wilsey Ham
Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP has over 30 years of experience in the GIS field. He currently heads the GIS Asset Management Division of Wilsey Ham in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Wilsey Ham, he led the City of Delray Beach, FL Environmental Services Department as its... Read More →


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

9:00am CDT

NG911 & the GIS Workflow
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.

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
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 Sandi Stroud

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

1:00pm CDT

GIS in Emergency Management
GIS in Emergency Management
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor:
Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP, Program Specialist, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation
Doug Adams, GISP, Baltimore County Government, Towson, MD

Today, natural and man-made disasters are becoming more complex, costly, and frequent. First responders and emergency managers are relying more and more on geospatial technology to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these disasters. There is a pressing need for cross-training on the non-technical disciplines GIS staff is being asked to support. Specifically, the policies that drive preparedness activities during blue skies and information requirements needed during grey skies, often prove foreign to those unfamiliar with these activities.

To accommodate their needs in a time-sensitive situation, our experience is that the key is to arm the GIS professional with enough knowledge of emergency management and first responder activities so they can effectively discern the needs of the incident commander and quickly produce the spatial analysis and products which best support decision making in an emergency.

This workshop is divided into two parts and will include interactive activities and discussions for each:

● Part 1 will cover a brief overview of the policies, strategies, and frameworks under which the emergency management and homeland security (EM/HS) disciplines across all levels of government, the private sector, and non-profit sectors operate to prepare for and respond to incidents. Throughout we will discuss the critical points of integration of location-enabled data, analysis, and technology and share resources to support these essential workflows.

● Part 2 will further equip GIS practitioners supporting the EM/HS mission with knowledge, skills, and resources to apply GIS technologies that are essential to informing mission-critical decision making. We will introduce the Geospatial Concept of Operations and essential preparations and considerations prior to a disaster and highlight emerging technologies in disaster response.

Learning Objectives:
1. Communicate a basic understanding of the framework that shapes emergency management preparedness activities for the whole community.
2. Understand the key integration points of GIS data, analysis, and technology to support preparedness activities across aimed at building a more resilient nation.
3. Gain knowledge of standards and best practices for the production of decision-support tools, field applications, and public information products.



Moderators
avatar for Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Director, School of Public Health-Bloomington IT Services, Indiana University, Bloomingdale

Speakers
avatar for Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Director of National and Federal Programs, NAPSG Foundation
Theresa Martin, GISP is a Program Manager with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, where she is responsible for managing a team of technologists in the development of technology solutions used by emergency managers and first responders in the field, at the Incident... Read More →
avatar for Doug Adams, GISP

Doug Adams, GISP

Engineering Program Manager (GIS), Baltimore County Government
Doug is the GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works. He has over 30 years of experience in geospatial industry. Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Microsoft Project™ Software Tutorial
Microsoft Project™ Software Tutorial
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructors:
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS, President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY 
Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP, Supervising Engineer, Wilsey Ham, San Mateo, CA

This tutorial will provide an overview of Microsoft ProjectTM software and its use to support the planning and execution of GIS projects. The format will be a presentation and explanation of terms and concepts and a live demonstration of MS Project. The objective is to provide participants with a practical understanding of project planning and management concepts, creation of a project work plan (work breakdown structure), and use of ProjectTM for applying controls on project timing, presenting project plans, and monitoring project status. This tutorial is appropriate for professionals with no prior experience with MS Project, those who have a beginning or intermediate level of experience, or those who need a refresher in the use of MS ProjectTM software
  • Concepts critical in work plan (WBS) preparation
  • Basic overview of the MS Project interface and capabilities
  • Different project views (Gantt, Calendar) and tools to customize format and display
  • Setting up a WBS and task hierarchy, task properties, predecessors
  • Hyperlinks for ProjectTM Tasks
  • Creating/modifying tables to control project views
  • Critical path analysis
  • Use of ProjectTM baselines and tools for status tracking
  • Reporting and presentation tools and methods
Introduction to resource management

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Townsend, GISP

Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government

Speakers
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants
Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS is an expert in information technology and GIS implementation and management with over 35 years experience as an IT and GIS practitioner, program manager, and an IT/GIS consultant. He currently serves as President of Croswell-Schulte Information Technology... Read More →
avatar for Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Randal Krejcarek, GISP, PE

Supervising Engineer, Wilsey Ham
Randal Krejcarek, PE, GISP has over 30 years of experience in the GIS field. He currently heads the GIS Asset Management Division of Wilsey Ham in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Wilsey Ham, he led the City of Delray Beach, FL Environmental Services Department as its... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
 
Thursday, September 24
 

9:00am CDT

Experimental Learning Techniques to be More Effective
Experimental Learning Techniques to be More Effective
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructor(s):
Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, Applications Manager, Collin County, McKinney, TX

Many of us love games in our youth. As we got older, we stopped playing as much as we used to. Why did we stop playing? We learned through games in our earlier years. We can continue to learn through games now.
Games can an excellent way to accelerate creative work and understand problems. In this hands-on workshop, we will use games as a method to make your work more effective. Plus, we will have fun doing it.
We will cover techniques to visualize your work and limiting your work-in-progress. We will conduct games that will teach us ways to rethink how we approach problems. We will even demonstrate the misconception of multitasking.

Learning Objective 1: Will learn personal management and prioritization

Learning Objective 2: Learn/Facilitate effectiveness through games

Skills: You will be able to facilitate the games and techniques in your own work environment learned in the workshop. You will have skills to help prioritize and visualize your work as well as establishing flow.

Important Note: We will be using Miro for this workshop. Please go to the Miro Academy and take the Getting Started with Miro course (15’) 

Moderators
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas
Tim Nolan is the Senior Applications Manager at Collin County, TX, where he heads up the County’s GIS, applications integration, database administration, records management, and web services. Tim has over 25 years of experience leveraging data, GIS, and IT solutions for local government/municipal... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Introduction to GIS for Equity & Social Justice
Introduction to GIS for Equity and Social Justice
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructors:
Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
Nicole Franklin, Executive and Life Coach at Enhanced Interactions, LLC, Seattle, WA



This workshop will serve as an introduction to recent trends and practices related to using GIS for Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). GIS professionals are bound by the GIS Code of Ethics to consider the impact of their work on society. For hundreds of years, mapping has sometimes been a tool for creating and preserving inequity. During the past 25 years, there have been some uses of GIS for issues related to equity or social justice.

We will explore critical race theory (CRT) and trends in critical race spatial analysis. We will review recent literature and academic programs around the topic of GIS for ESJ. Most importantly we will outline best practices for GIS professionals in doing GIS for ESJ work. This includes creating a data/mapping/application support framework both for their own work and to support the work on non-GIS professionals. Non-GIS professionals will become the largest community doing actual ESJ work with GIS. These non-GIS professionals include those who work for agencies, non-profits, and NGO’s with an ESJ mission, as well as government policy professionals who want to use GIS to support an ESJ lens for developing upstream agency policies.

Learning Objectives:
  • Why GIS for Equity and Social Justice
  • GIS code of ethics and moral imperative
  • Principles of equity and social justice
  • The role of GIS professionals
  • The role of ESJ practitioners
  • The role of public policy
  • Critical race theory
  • Critical race spatial analysis
  • How upstream policies impact downstream outcomes
  • Understanding how maps and GIS can be used to create long-term inequity
  • How GIS and maps can expose oppression and inequity
  • How GIS can be used to manage and monitor pro-equity policies
  • Examples of public agencies with ESJ policy priorities
  • Educational resources for GIS professionals
  • The URISA GIS for ESJ workgroup

Audience: GIS professional plus Equity & Social Justice and public policy practitioners 

Moderators
KM

Kevin Mickey, GISP

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County IT Regional Services, Washington
Greg Babinski’s GIS career spans 31 years. He has worked for the King County GIS Center in Seattle since 1998. Greg originated the URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model and participated in the development of the Geospatial Management Competency Model. He is a GISP and an American... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Chief Anti-racism and Pro-equity Officer, ENHANCED INTERACTIONS, LLC
A transformative and strategic leader in Equity and Technology. As a technologist for public sector IT resources, champions the non-binary realities of technology as a human right. Advocate for integrating technology tools as a critical resource in race and social justice strategic... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
 
Monday, September 28
 

7:00pm CDT

"Hot Seat" Young Professional Speed Networking
Are you a Young GIS Professional looking to expand your contacts? Connect with your peers during this high-energy networking event sponsored by the Vanguard Cabinet.

Prepare a 60-second elevator pitch to share while you're in the "hot seat". Listen to other participant's pitches, and swap info with anyone that catches your attention!

Your host: Megan Young

Moderators
avatar for Megan Young

Megan Young

Research Data Specialist, California Public Utilities Commission
Megan Young is a Research Data Specialist at the California Public Utilities Commission, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Megan received her B.S. in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego and currently serves on URISA's Vanguard Cabinet.


Monday September 28, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
 
Tuesday, September 29
 

9:00am CDT

Coffee & Connections: Meet URISA's Past Presidents
Bring your coffee or tea and hang out with URISA's presidents who have been so important to the organization for decades. Find out how being involved with URISA has influenced their careers and learn about their fondest memories.

Your hosts: Kim McDonough and Tripp Corbin

Moderators
TC

Tripp Corbin, GISP

GIS Implementation Manager, Davey Resource Group
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Tuesday September 29, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Welcome to GIS-Pro 2020
We're kicking off URISA's 58th Annual Conference virtually!

As usual, URISA's volunteers have gone above and beyond during this disruptive and challenging year and stay true to our mission of providing valuable education to the community.

Hear from Ashley Hitt, Conference Chair, Keri Brennan, URISA President, and our Platinum Conference Sponsor, Esri.

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 Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Vice President of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations of the GIS Services and Engineering & Technical Services teams, developing methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 9:45am - 10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Greetings and Opening Keynote Address: Governor Martin O'Malley
Kick off #GIS-Pro 2020 with a heartfelt message from long-time URISA member and friend, Jack Dangermond.

Then meet author and Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, our featured keynote speaker today.

“Smart Government — the data, the map, and the method”

In this talk, Martin O’Malley lays out how to govern for better results in the Information Age. It is a formula that every elected leader has the ability to call into service. But it requires a radical commitment to openness and transparency. The courage to follow the data wherever it might lead. A relentless commitment to measuring the outputs of government on a real-time basis. It is all about producing better results — real-time — for real people.

Martin O’Malley was the first of a new generation of smart city mayors — he literally wrote the book on Smart Government. In fact, “Smarter Government — how to govern for results in the Information Age,” was published in fall of 2019 by ESRI Press.

Just two years after his upset election as Mayor of Baltimore in 1999, Time Magazine named Martin O’Malley one of the top five big city mayors in America. His new data-driven system of performance management, “Citistat,” earned his City the Innovations in Government Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2002 and has been copied by mayors across the country and around the world. When he ran for his Party’s nomination for President in 2016 — after two highly successful terms as Governor of Maryland — Washingtonian Magazine called him “probably the best manager in elected office today.”

As Mayor, O’Malley set Baltimore on course for the largest ten year reduction of crime of any major city in America. As Governor, O’Malley’s leadership made Maryland’s public schools #1 in America for an unprecedented five years in a row. And with a new performance management regimen called, “Baystat”, O’Malley turned around a 300 year decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay — the largest estuary in North
America.

O’Malley’s performance management system, Citistat — and it’s Maryland progeny, Statestat — also inspired key amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act; foundational requirements intended to drive data-driven management practices across federal agencies today.






Speakers
avatar for Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond

Founder and President, Esri
avatar for Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley

Former Governor


Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Featured Panel: Ethical Considerations Concerning the GIS Professional’s Role in Redistricting
Ethical Considerations Concerning the GIS Professional’s Role in Redistricting
It’s time to redistrict. This session provides tips for how the GIS professional can make sound and ethical decisions in redistricting projects.

Panelists
Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Senior Research Associate, Levin Urban College, Cleveland State University/Retired
Michael Mc Donald, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA


 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior Research Associate, Levin Urban College, Cleveland State University/Retired
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 Michael Mc Donald

Michael Mc Donald

Professor, University of Florida
Dr. Michael P. McDonald is Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California, San Diego and B.S. in Economics from California Institute of Technology. He held a one-year post-doc fellowship at Harvard University and previously taught at Vanderbilt University; University of Illinois... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Garcia

Sophia Garcia

GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation


Tuesday September 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Connected Nation: Lunch & Learn Partner Session - Bridging the Digital Divide for Your Community: Expand Broadband Access
Bridging the Digital Divide for Your Community: Expand Broadband Access with Connected Nation

Join us for this Lunch & Learn session with Connected Nation, a US national non-profit focused on improving lives through technology. CN will explain how their team assesses and plans for the expansion of broadband access, adoption, and use. Connected Nation works to empower people with technology skills and resources to improve their quality of life, and develops public-private partnerships to bring technology access to targeted geographies and population. We'll look at how this mandate fits into the purview of economic development and how your community could potentially benefit. Bring your questions!

We'll look at:
  • Sourcing better broadband data for your region
  • Community broadband assessments: Access, Adoption, and Use
  • Local technology action planning and partnership building
  • Digital inclusion and telework job creation programming
  • How to make this work to improve telehealth for your community

Presenters: Eric Frederick and Chris Pedersen

Speakers
avatar for Chris Pedersen

Chris Pedersen

Executive Vice President Development & Planning, Connected Nation
Chris Pedersen serves as Executive Vice President of Development and Planning for Connected Nation, a national non-profit focused on improving lives through technology. Chris leads nationwide development and planning efforts related to initiating community development, workforce... 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 →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Eos Positioning Systems, Inc Lunch & Learn: GNSS/GPS and Drones: Everything you want to know about High-Accuracy Mobile GIS
Tools for collecting high-accuracy data for GIS have evolved significantly in the past several years. Specifically, high-accuracy GNSS has changed dramatically in the past 3 years with the addition of Galileo (European) and BeiDou (Chinese) navigation satellite constellations. Furthermore, small mapping drones have become much more reliable, safe, and efficient in collecting high-accuracy imagery.

The advancement in both technologies now allows GIS technicians, and even interns, the ability to reliably collect “survey-grade” horizontal and elevation data at a lower cost than ever before in history. Join me for a lively discussion on the latest technology trends in high-accuracy GNSS and drones.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Gakstatter

Eric Gakstatter

Principal GNSS Consultant, Discovery Management Group
Eric has been involved in the high-accuracy GNSS industry for 30+ years. His company deploys thousands of high-accuracy GNSS receivers each year across many industries. For ten years, Eric was the high-accuracy GNSS contributor to GPS World magazine, authoring over 200 technical articles... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

HP, Inc. Lunch & Learn Session: HP Large Format Solutions
Visit the HP large format team to learn more about the latest print technology supporting GIS groups of all sizes and now with work from home capabilities.
HP’s large-format business will review the latest hardware technologies available along with incredibly easy to use software solutions. Our solutions make life easier for a production environment group down to home office users
HP will also debut our newest signage software that even includes pandemic posters that are easy to customize to your needs.  

Speakers
JC

Jim Chappell

Large Format Specialist, HP, Inc.



Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Pro-West & Associates Lunch & Learn Session: Renville County: Leading the Way with ArcGIS Hub
Pro-West Solutions Architect Kyle Wikstrom will be joined by Alex Lange, GIS Specialist at Renville County, MN to share how the County achieved extraordinary milestones in its GIS and land records modernization strategy by leveraging Esri ArcGIS Hub. Discover how Hub was rolled out to connect citizens with critical business information and GIS solution, and how it has enabled Renville County to support its citizens and county staff, and embody what it means to be a smart county.

Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Above and Beyond with Drones
Enhancements in drone capabilities and the different uses across industries will be showcased. See how some of these changes will allow for even a higher degree of industry acceptance.

  • Aerial Imagery: A Revolution in Refresh Rate
    Andrew Antonio, Co-founder & CEO, Urban Sky, Denver, CO
  • Got a Drone - Now What? Mapping with your UAV
    David McKittrick, Outreach and Training Manager, Blue Marble Geographics, Hallowell, ME
  •  Enabling Drones to do More than 3D Modeling
    Tom Yeshurun, CEO & Co-Founder, Civ Robotics (formerly Civdrone), Syracuse, NY

Moderators
avatar for Ian Von Essen

Ian Von Essen

Consultant, IVGIS Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Antonio

Andrew Antonio

Co-founder & CEO, Urban Sky
Andrew Antonio is the Co-founder & CEO of Urban Sky, a new venture-backed based in Denver, CO that has developed a new reusable stratospheric remote sensing vehicle called the Micro-balloon. This vehicle allows for ultra-high-res imaging over broad areas at a cost drastically less... Read More →
avatar for David McKittrick

David McKittrick

Outreach and Training Manager, Blue Marble Geographics
David McKittrick is the Outreach and Training Manager at Blue Marble Geographics in Hallowell, Maine.  A graduate of the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, McKittrick has spent over 30 years in the field of GIS and mapping, focusing on the application and implementation of... Read More →
avatar for Tom Yeshurun

Tom Yeshurun

CEO & Co-Founder, Civ Robotics (formerly Civdrone)


Tuesday September 29, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Bringing Appeal to Your GIS Program
This session will focus on effective data governance, quality, documentation, and evaluation to obtain management buy-in of your GIS program.

  • GIS Program Evaluation:  Choosing and Using the Right Tools
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • Baselining & Blueprinting Your GIS (Understanding Now, Next, After Next)
    Mike Chenevey, Client Relations Manager, Avineon, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

Moderators
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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 →

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 Mike Chenevey

Mike Chenevey

Client Relations Manager, Avineon, Inc.
Mike Chenevey has over 20 years’ experience working with local and state government as an IT and GIS consultant as well as an Esri Account Executive. His work has included such diverse activities such as city, county, and state-level IT and GIS planning, IT network implementation... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Challenges in the NextGen 911 Community
Working with your neighbors to prepare good data for NextGen 911 is imperative to a successful implementation.  Learn how one group of jurisdictions and a state have made this happen!

  • Everybody has a Neighbor: Geography, Regions, Scale, and Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS Data
    Matt Gerike, Geospatial Program Specialist, Virginia Geographic Information Network/Integrated Services Program, Richmond, VA
    Judy Doldorf, GISP, Public Safety GIS, Fairfax County/National Capital Region, Fairfax, VA
    Michael Smith, GISP, Principal GIS Analyst, City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Speakers
avatar for Matt Gerike, PhD

Matt Gerike, PhD

Geospatial Program Manager, Virginia Geographic Information Network/Integrated Services Program
Matt Gerike is Geospatial Program Manager with Virginia’s 9-1-1 & Geospatial Services Bureau, focusing on GIS in Next Generation 9-1-1 and supporting local governments and PSAPs across the Commonwealth. He has managed GIS offices and projects in local government, worked with state-level... Read More →
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Judy Doldorf, GISP

Spatial Analyst IV, Fairfax County Department of IT/GIS
Judy Doldorf, GISP is the Public Safety GIS Manager for the Fairfax County GIS Division within the Department of Information Technology. Her primary focus areas are GIS for 9-1-1, NG9-1-1, and regional coordination and data initiatives across the Commonwealth of Virginia and the National... Read More →
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Michael Smith, GISP

IT Program Manager, City of Alexandria
Michael Smith is a GIS professional with 20 years of experience, predominantly in local government. During his tenure with the City of Alexandria, Michael directed and managed the strategic GIS implementations within the City's asset and work order management system (Cityworks), the... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Protecting the Environment by Monitoring Waterways
Take a hard look at lead contaminants in Denver. Then explore planning and meeting goals of waterways protection at Virginia DOT.

  • What to do about lead in your drinking water?
    John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Denver, CO
  • Virginia Department of Transportation MS4 Regulatory Compliance; Automating Work
    Michelle Fults, GISP, GIS Manager - Geospatial Section, Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA


Keywords: water, MS4, DOT, contamination, data collection

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Executive, GISinc

Speakers
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water
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Michelle Fults, GISP

GIS Manager - Geospatial Section, Virginia Department of Transportation
Michelle Fults, GISP has been with VDOT for over 3 years as a GIS Analyst and currently as the Geospatial GIS Section Manager. Overall she has 30 years of experience in GIS working with State and Local Government and private industry with concentrations in environmental planning... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Your GIS Business Model: Questions to Answer
This session will prompt GIS leaders with fundamental questions that will help refine the value propositions of a GIS business model to help evaluate the program.

  • Asking the Right Questions to Build a Business Model
    Pravin Mathur, GISP, GIS Director, Clark Nexsen, Henrico, VA
  • Dashboards for GIS Governance
    Martin Roche, GISP, Director, Services and Delivery, Avineon, Inc., Orlando, FL

Moderators
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Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri

Speakers
avatar for Pravin Mathur, GISP

Pravin Mathur, GISP

DIRECTOR GIS, Clark Nexsen
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Martin Roche, GISP

Director of GIS Services and Solutions, 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 →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Public Health GIS
Learn how communities are implementing GIS to enhance health-related decision making for a wide range of topics, from substance abuse disorder to reducing chemical footprint in pest management.

  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Bed Finder
    Shawn Wampler, GIS Coordinator, City of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
  • Knowing your Chemical Footprint - Geospatial Innovation for IPM Programs
    Sally Holbert, President, Land Logics Group, Camp Hill, PA

Moderators
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of New England GeoDesign, 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... Read More →

Speakers
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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 →
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Sally Holbert

President, Land Logics Group
Sally B. Holbert, RLA a registered landscape architect and president of Land Logics Group (LLG) with more than 25 years’ experience leading an organizational transformation in the adoption of geospatial technologies. She has a B.S. degree in Geology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Start to Finish: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going with NextGen 911
The role of the GIS Professional and the NENA standard has evolved as we have learned what GIS data is needed to support NextGen 911.  Learn about the history, numerous NextGen boundaries, and additional required datasets to assess your agency’s needs.

  • Where do I start with the NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model?
    Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm, Albany, OR
  • Build, Refine, Prepare, Maintain: 4 Phases of the NG9-1-1 GIS Maintenance Cycle
    Melissa Liebert, GIS Analyst, Comtech Telecommunications Inc., Seattle, WA

Moderators
HP

Hillary Palmer

E911 Addressing Specialist, Mat-Su Borough GIS

Speakers
avatar for Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm
As a GIS Solutions Engineer for GeoComm, I am 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 my 16-year career in Public Safety GIS I’ve worked with countless cities and counties as well as State and Federal... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Liebert

Melissa Liebert

Program Manager, Comtech Telecommunications Inc
Melissa Liebert is a Program Manager for Comtech Telecommunication Corp. Before moving to the private sector, Melissa was chair of the Washington State NG 9-1-1 GIS Subcommittee and was involved in developing NENA documents including NG GIS Data Stewardship, Standards for the Provisioning... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Geodesign and Integration: SuperBlocks and CAD/BIM
Hear how geodesign principles that integrate urban planning, GIS, and public health strategies can improve quality of life while also contributing to an inclusive green economy. A case study in Los Angeles illustrates how to analyze the impacts of superblocks and other transportation-oriented solutions in sustainability pilot programs.

  • Improving Livability with Superblocks: A Geodesign Solution
    John Wilson, Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Using Geodesign to Model the Health Impacts of New Urban Design Interventions
    Jackson FitzGerald, Student, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Moderators
avatar for Susan Kamei

Susan Kamei

Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Speakers
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John Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
Dr. John P. Wilson is Professor of Spatial Sciences and Sociology in the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science with adjunct appointments as Professor in the School of Architecture and in the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Departments of... Read More →
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Jackson FitzGerald

Student, University of Southern California
Jackson FitzGerald is a double major in Environmental Studies and Archaeology at the University of Southern California. He is a USC Trustee Scholar and one of the inaugural Geodesign Fellows, an honors program sponsored by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute to engage interdisciplinary... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

The Path from GIS Manager to GIS Leader
In order to maximize the impact of GIS in your organization, garner executive sponsorship for GIS, and increase your personal career potential, we have got to shift the conversation from technology to capability, and that capability is Location Intelligence (LI).

This presentation will review the 5 pillars of LI (Strategy, Organization, Data & Technology, Culture, Literacy), as well as provide real examples of GIS practitioners that are using these techniques to move up in their organizations and increase the value of their GIS program.

  • The Path from GIS Manager to GIS Leader
    Adam Carnow, Community Evangelist, Esri, Charlotte, NC

Moderators
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 Adam Carnow, AICP, GISP

Adam Carnow, AICP, GISP

Community Evangelist, Esri
Adam Carnow is a Community Evangelist at Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is a keynote speaker, thought leader and technology evangelist, helping organizations get the most out of their GIS investment, and make a difference in their communities... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Essential Uses of GIS in NextGen 911
Reach common goals with NextGen 911 by managing multiple requirements and applications. Attend this session to learn about strategies and solutions for understanding and improving GIS data for NextGen 911.

  • Essential Uses of GIS Data in NextGen 911
    Rachel Rodriguez Marquez, GISP, Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
    Dr. Steven J. Steinberg, GISP, Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
    Sheila Steffenson, CEO, 1Spatial Inc.

    Kevin Sigwart, Chief Operating Officer, 1Spatial, Inc,
    Mark Holmes, GISP, Geospatial Services Manager, State of Michigan Department of Technology

Moderators
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments. Dr. Steinberg, a self-titled “geospatial evangelist” is passionate about the use of technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
avatar for Sheila Steffenson

Sheila Steffenson

CEO, US Operations, 1Spatial, Inc.
Ms. Steffenson is highly experienced GIS and Data Management specialist with over 33 years experience in the GIS industry (both in the public and private sectors). The majority of her career (23 Years) was spent with Esri, starting as a trainer and technical resource, then moving... Read More →
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​Kevin Sigwart

Chief Operating Officer, 1 Spatial, Inc.
Kevin Sigwart is the Chief Operating Officer for 1Spatial Inc. Working with federal, state, and commercial clients, he architects innovative solutions to help solve data quality, integration, and synchronization issues across disparate and siloed systems.  Kevin is a Subject Matter... Read More →
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Mark Holmes, GISP

Geospatial Services Manager, State of Michigan Department of Technology
Mark Holmes is the Geospatial Services Manager for the State of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Mark’s responsibilities include managing the enterprise GIS services that are provided for state agencies and through partnerships with federal, regional... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

HP, Inc. Partner Track

Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

5:30pm CDT

GIS-Pro 2020 Lounge
If you'd rather hang out with your GIS pals in an unstructured virtual BYOB environment, join us here! This is an opportunity to drop in, shoot the breeze, and relax.

Your hosts for this evening: Keri Brennan and Wendy Peloquin

Moderators
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 Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Executive, GISinc

Tuesday September 29, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT

5:30pm CDT

Lean Coffee Evening Networking
What do you want to discuss? Did you attend a particularly insightful session today? Have an a-ha moment?

Experiment with your fellow GIS-Pro 2020 attendees and learn about Lean Coffee. (Bring your own coffee or other beverage.)

Lean Coffee is structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated. Learn how to make your in-person and virtual meetings more meaningful.

Your hosts for this evening: Micah Babinski, Megan Young, Rachel Layko

Moderators
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Micah Babinski

Micah is a GIS professional, project manager, musician (Celtic and Americana folk music - bagpipes, mandolin, whistle), enthusiastic (but very amateur) chef, and cybersecurity student. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and has experience in non-profits, consulting, and local/federal government... Read More →
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Rachel Layko

Project Manager, National Audubon Society
Rachel Layko received her B.S. in Biology from William & Mary in 2019 and previously worked as a Fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analysis at William & Mary and as a Dangermond Fellow with the National Audubon Society. She currently works for the National Audubon Society as a Project... Read More →
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Megan Young

Research Data Specialist, California Public Utilities Commission
Megan Young is a Research Data Specialist at the California Public Utilities Commission, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Megan received her B.S. in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego and currently serves on URISA's Vanguard Cabinet.


Tuesday September 29, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT

7:30pm CDT

Charm City Poker Run
A bit of imagery and GIS combined with your new GIS-Pro pals, what more could you want on a Tuesday night? 'Wander' around Baltimore in teams, find attractions based on clues, do a bit of work, and earn a playing card. The team with the best hand has bragging rights for the next year!


Your hosts for this event: Alex Hepp, Ben Levine, Alex Lopez-Rogina, Dru Sexton


Moderators
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Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology Inc.
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Ben Levine

Solution Engineer, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.
avatar for Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Madison Utilities
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Dru Sexton, GISP

GIS Specialist, Buckeye Hills Regional Council


Tuesday September 29, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
 
Wednesday, September 30
 

9:00am CDT

Coffee & Connections: #GISforGood
Bring a cup of coffee or tea before today's activities get underway.

You've heard about the amazing work from URISA's GISCorps volunteers for years. Whether it is supporting disaster response, mapping COVID-19 testing sites, or providing training to humanitarian organizations, GISCorps volunteers have been ready to assist since 2003. Find out how to become involved.

Shoreh Elhami and Holly Torpey

Moderators
SE

Shoreh Elhami, GISP

Citywide GIS Manager, City of Columbus & URISA GISCorps
HT

Holly Torpey, GISP

URISA's GISCorps

Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

GIS-Pro 2020: What's on Tap?
As you settle in for a full day of education and connections, hear about some of the featured sessions and learn about URISA initiatives. 

Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:45am - 10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Greetings & Keynote: Chris Vaughan followed by URISA's GIS Hall of Fame Induction
Hear a brief message from GIS-Pro 2020 Gold Sponsor, New Light Technologies before today's important keynote address from Chris Vaughan.

In this talk, Christopher Vaughan will use the COVID-19 response and recent hurricane events as a backdrop to describe how his team of geospatial analysts, and the geospatial community as a whole, is moving towards the “Information” component of GIS. Geospatial products and analysis not only answer questions about where a disaster occurred, but also help decision-makers understand secondary impacts on communities and the lifelines that sustain them. In addition, he will discuss how every disaster reminds us of the importance of sharing information and lessons learned within the GIS community, and how organizations such as the GISCorps provide invaluable data and analysis to FEMA and the emergency management community nationwide.

Chris Vaughan serves as the geospatial information officer for FEMA. In this role, he has led organizational change, established an integrated geospatial workforce across the agency, and is advancing innovative technologies within the emergency management community. Chris also serves as the chief of the Response Geospatial Office (RGO) within the Planning and Exercise Division. The RGO delivers policy, guidance, and training for the FEMA geospatial enterprise.
Chris is a member of the National Response Coordination Staff where he serves as a Geospatial and Technical Group Supervisor. Since joining FEMA in 2010, Chris has provided crisis-decision support for more than 250 incidents ranging from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, and pandemics. For COVID-19, Chris was appointed as a co-lead for the Data and Analytics Task Force (DATF). In this role, he supported the delivery of advanced modeling, technology, and analysis related to pandemic response operations.
Mr. Vaughan has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Lee University. He is a graduate of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program as well as Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program.


Then celebrate the latest inductee into URISA's GIS Hall of Fame!

Speakers
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Chris Vaughan

Geospatial Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Chris Vaughan serves as the geospatial information officer for FEMA. In this role, he has led organizational change, established an integrated geospatial workforce across the agency, and is advancing innovative technologies within the emergency management community. Chris also serves... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Cutting Edge Trends in Emergency Management
Where does GIS and technology sit today within Incident Command and Emergency Operation Centers?  Do you know where to find Standardized GIS workflows and toolkits for first responders?  Do you know about the URISA Resiliency Task Force?  Find the answer to these and many other emerging GIS trends and innovations in Emergency Management.

  • Emerging Trends and Innovations in GIS for Emergency Management
    Rebecca Harned, Senior Director, NAPSG Foundation
    Dr. Shane Hubbard, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin
    Tari Martin, Director of National and Federal Programs

    Jared Doke, Program Specialist, NAPSG Foundation



Moderators
KM

Kevin Mickey, GISP

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI

Speakers
avatar for Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Director of National and Federal Programs, NAPSG Foundation
Theresa Martin, GISP is a Program Manager with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, where she is responsible for managing a team of technologists in the development of technology solutions used by emergency managers and first responders in the field, at the Incident... Read More →
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Rebecca Harned

Senior Director, NAPSG Foundation
Rebecca Harned possesses over 15 years of working in the field of emergency management, with specialized expertise in the National Incident Management System, information sharing, and geospatial technology.  She currently serves as the Senior Director at NAPSG Foundation, where is... Read More →
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Shane Hubbard, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Hubbard is a research scientist at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research in disaster science focuses on geospatial modeling approaches that improve decision making that leads to minimizing the impacts of severe storms... Read More →
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Jared Doke

Program Specialist, NAPSG Foundation
Jared Doke currently works for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation supporting FEMA and multiple state and local agencies. His background is diverse, yet revolves around a common theme—public safety. After receiving an associate degree in Fire Science from... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Enterprise Data Sharing Guidelines and Solutions
Enterprise GIS can contribute greatly to your organization, increasing collaboration, sharing, and making data more accessible. However, there can also be a risk if you do not enable metadata and geospatial standards and risk control. This session will explore the success of Enterprise GIS while also addressing some of the risk associated with publicly available geospatial data.

  • Geospatial Data Dissemination Risk and Control
    David Lanter, GISP CISA, Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security Graduate Program Director, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Moderators
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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 →

Speakers
avatar for David Lanter, PhD GISP CISA

David Lanter, PhD GISP CISA

Director – Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security Programs, Temple University, Fox School
Dave Lanter, GISP has been the Director for Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security (ITACS) programs at Temple University since 2016. He was Vice President - Information Management Systems for CDM Smith for fifteen years.Prior to that, he was a Research Director at Rand... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Redistricting and Monitoring Elections
An overview of GIS tools to complete redistricting projects, mitigate gerrymandering issues, and monitor elections.

  • Redistricting Software 2021: The Next Generation of Tools Could Open New Doors
    Blakeman Esselstyn, GISP,  AICP, Principal, FrontWater, Asheville, NC
  • Monitoring Elections using GIS
    Indra Sharan KC, GISP, GIS Knowledge Management Advisor, USAID Nepal/ MEL Project, Camris International, Kathmandu – Nepal

Moderators
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Speakers
avatar for Blake Esselstyn, GISP, AICP

Blake Esselstyn, GISP, AICP

Principal, Mapfigure Consulting
Blake Esselstyn, GISP, AICP is a geographer and redistricting consultant with more than two decades of GIS experience. He has presented about redistricting at Harvard University and Duke University—among others—and served as a consulting expert in two 2019 legal cases that resulted... Read More →
avatar for Indra Sharan KC

Indra Sharan KC

GIS & Knowledge Management Advisor, USAID Nepal/ MEL Project, Camris International
Indra Sharan KC Worked at US Agency for International Development (USAID/Nepal), a first Mission institutionalizing GIS in the program cycle as a Sr GIS Advisor supporting strategic planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of development activities in multiple sectors. Mapped... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Eos Positioning Systems Demo Track
High-Accuracy Data Collection with Eos Arrow GNSS and ArcGIS Collector (Indoor & Outdoor Demo with Live Q&A)

Join Eos Positioning Systems for a high accuracy data collection workshop to learn how to configure, deploy, and use Esri-based applications with the Eos Arrow Gold RTK/GNSS receiver and iPad for data collection. This workshop will demonstrate Esri applications including ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Collector, and show an outdoor data-collection component. You will learn best practices for mobile device and Collector configuration with follow-along exercises and see a live demonstration of field data collection exercises. GNSS consultant Tyler Gakstatter will be available after the demonstration to answer questions about the hardware and software shown.

Presenter: Tyler Gakstatter, Discovery Management Group LLC, Canada

Speakers
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Tyler Gakstatter

Technology Consultant, Discovery Management Group LLC
Tyler Gakstatter is a GNSS consultant with the Discovery Management Group. Having been in the industry for over 7 years, Tyler has gained extensive experience in GNSS, GPS, RTK, and base station solutions. In addition, he is well-versed in the entire Esri ArcGIS suite, including and... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Esri Lunch & Learn Session #1 - Emerging Trends in State and Local Government
Keeping pace in building a government that is responsive and accountable to citizens, businesses, and departmental staff requires careful attention to the seemingly unrelated trends of technology, policy, and GIS. Not keeping pace can force teams to always be reactive and potentially fall behind in sustaining a modern approach to delivering government services. This session will highlight emerging trends and relate them to the GIS profession and technology.

Presenter: Chris Thomas, Esri Director of Government Markets

Moderators
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri

Speakers
avatar for Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Director of Government Markets, Esri



Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

GeoComm Lunch & Learn: Preparing 9-1-1 for Indoor Mapping
9-1-1 caller location is evolving. New industry developments are making indoor positioning of mobile phones during 9-1-1 calls possible for the first time. But raw geodetic position measurements alone are not actionable without a map, and indoor maps are the key to unlocking this potentially lifesaving technology. In this presentation, John Brosowsky, GeoComm’s Vice President of Innovation will discuss:

• Why indoor maps for 9-1-1 and what you need to know
• Where will indoor maps come from and how will they be maintained over time
• Innovative techniques for scaling locally authoritative crowdsourcing of indoor maps across states

Presenter: John Brosowsky, Vice President of Innovation, GeoComm

Speakers
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John Brosowsky

Vice President of Innovation, GeoComm
John Brosowsky is GeoComm’s Vice President of Innovation. A 25-year visionary GIS and Public Safety industry veteran, John leads GeoComm’s innovation business function and focuses on identifying, strategizing, and evangelizing how new and emerging technologies may be applied to... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Nearmap Lunch & Learn: Aerial Imagery: A Rapidly Evolving Technology for the Future of Smart Cities
Smart cities start with knowing the facts on the ground. Find out how government organizations are using location intelligence, including aerial imagery, Nearmap 3D, DSM, and AI-derived insights within their technology stack, adding a layer of up-to-date reality to their workflows, GIS layers, and third party sources of data.
 
Join this webinar to learn:
- What benefits you can derive from location intelligence 
- What integrations are available for GIS, CAD, CAMA, and other third-party applications
- How others are planning for smarter places and more green spaces. 
 
We look forward to your participation!

Moderators
CW

Carrie Wiley, GISP

Technical Sales Engineer, Nearmap

Speakers
JH

Jeremy Hanks

Account Executive - Public Sector, Nearmap



Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Resilient Coastlines: Finding the Information you Need
Finding authoritative and actionable information can be a challenge. These presentations will teach you where to find it.

  • Supporting Resiliency: Another Benefit of 3D Elevation Program Lidar Data
    Xan Fredericks, GISP, Lidar Coordinator/Associate Liaison, US Geological Survey, St Petersburg, FL
    Roger Barlow, Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey, Reston, VA
  • NOAA's Digital Coast: Actionable Information for Resilient Coastal Communities
    Josh Murphy, Senior Geospatial Analyst, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Silver Spring, MD

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District

Speakers
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program and the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information... Read More →
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Roger Barlow

Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Roger has been with USGS over 40 years and is active in state coordinating bodies in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, DC, and throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Roger chairs the New Jersey Elevation Task Force and the Maryland Elevation Work Group. Roger is also the Federal coordinator... Read More →
avatar for Josh Murphy

Josh Murphy

Senior Geospatial Analyst, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Joshua Murphy is a Senior Geospatial Analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management in Silver Spring, MD. As a subject matter expert in geographic information systems (GIS) tools and methods, Josh brings almost 20 years of experience... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Data Visualization, Analysis and Critical Infrastructure Solutions
It is essential to communicate the importance of GIS solutions to management. This presentation will explore how to identify critical infrastructure, analyze the methodology of stormwater fee assessments, and how to use data metrics to increase stakeholder confidence.

  • Challenges Acquiring Accurate Critical Infrastructure Data & Web GIS Solutions
    Zachary Vavra, GIS Specialist, U-Spatial/University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
  • Developing a Stormwater Utility Fee - City of Alexandria, VA
    Michael Smith, GISP, Principal GIS Analyst, City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
    Rachael Holland, P.E., LEED AP BD+C., Stormwater Utility Manager/CE IV, City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
     

Moderators
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Vavra

Zachary Vavra

GIS Specialist, U-Spatial/University of Minnesota
Zach Vavra completed an MS in GIS in the spring of 2015 from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After graduation, he and his wife moved to the wonderful town of Duluth, Minnesota, where he pursued a GIS career with the University of Minnesota Duluth. He currently works... Read More →
avatar for Michael Smith, GISP

Michael Smith, GISP

IT Program Manager, City of Alexandria
Michael Smith is a GIS professional with 20 years of experience, predominantly in local government. During his tenure with the City of Alexandria, Michael directed and managed the strategic GIS implementations within the City's asset and work order management system (Cityworks), the... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Holland, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Rachael Holland, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Stormwater Utility Manager, City of Alexandria
Rachael is an engineer with the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services. As the City’s Stormwater Utility Manager, she has led cross-departmental teams in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to billing... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Digital Equity and Public Safety
Leverage the latest GIS technologies to develop a digital equity strategy, monitor public safety, and study the effect of gentrification on crime.

  • Geo-statistics for Understanding of Impact of Gentrification on Crime
    Ghermay Araya, GISP, CEO, New Light Technologies, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Providing Traffic Safety Data through GIS
    Sean Lynn, GIS Applications Developer/Programmer, Washington College GIS Program, Chestertown, MD

Moderators
avatar for Ian Von Essen

Ian Von Essen

Consultant, IVGIS Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Ghermay Araya, GISP

Ghermay Araya, GISP

CEO, New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT)
Ghermay Araya, GISP founded New Light Technologies in 2001, building the company into the GIS and IT powerhouse it is today with his unique mix of business development strategy and information technology expertise. His primary objective is to provide NLT Teams with the entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Sean Lynn

Sean Lynn

GIS Application Developer/Programmer, Washington College GIS Program
Sean Lynn is currently the GIS Application Developer/Programmer with the Washington College GIS Program. Lynn is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 2014. Lynn has been... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Data Transfer Solutions, LLC Partner Track: VUEWorks – Managing the Life of an Asset
High-level demonstration of VUEWorks Asset/Work Management software, and how users can manage the entire lifecycle of an asset.

Presenter: Ryan Francoforte

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Francoforte, PMP

Ryan Francoforte, PMP

Project Manager, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Mr. Francoforte has over 10 years of professional experience at DTS and currently serves in VUEWorks® asset management software project management and implementation roles. He is a certified Project Management Professional who follows the project management guidelines issued by the... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Building Resiliency and Equity through Infrastructure Planning
Communities are facing the challenge of aging infrastructure and developing programs to prioritize projects while ensuring socially equitable impacts. Learn how three communities are leveraging geospatial data and processes to improve water quality and protect infrastructure investments.

  • Rebuilding a Public Safety GIS Infrastructure
    Frank Romo, GIS Tech IV, City of Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • Risk + Resiliency and Emergency Planning for AWIA Compliance
    Caitlyn McNabb, Implementation Manager, Sedaru, Highlands Ranch, CO

Moderators
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments. Dr. Steinberg, a self-titled “geospatial evangelist” is passionate about the use of technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Romo

Frank Romo

GIS Tech IV, City of Detroit
Frank is an entrepreneur, founder and civil servant. He works as a GIS Tech IV in the City of Detroit supporting the department of Public Safety. He is the founder of Detroit based, RomoGIS Enterprises: a data, design and research collaborative aimed at promoting the public good through... Read More →
avatar for Caitlyn McNabb

Caitlyn McNabb

Implementation Manager, Sedaru


Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Real World Data Solutions
Hear stories of real-world problems and the common concepts employed in both local and international arenas.

  • Visualize This: Bringing Your Data to Life When Words Fail
    Jami Dennis, GISP, GIS Data Analyst/Owner, Geodetic Analysis, LLC, Vail, AZ
  • Maryland Traffic Safety Web Application & Portal: RAVEN
    Sean Lynn, GIS Applications Developer/Programmer, Washington College GIS Program, Chestertown, MD

Moderators
avatar for Sara Taylor, GISP

Sara Taylor, GISP

GIS Manager, Texas811

Speakers
avatar for Jami Dennis, GISP

Jami Dennis, GISP

GIS Data Analyst/Owner, Geodetic Analysis, LLC
Jami Dennis has over twenty-five years of experience in GIS, socio-economic research, demographic studies, data analysis, and data visualization. Her background also includes extensive experience in GIS for transportation, database development, graphic design, and web development/design... Read More →
avatar for Sean Lynn

Sean Lynn

GIS Application Developer/Programmer, Washington College GIS Program
Sean Lynn is currently the GIS Application Developer/Programmer with the Washington College GIS Program. Lynn is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 2014. Lynn has been... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Creating Authentic Community Power Through GIS: Tales from the Field
Participants will learn hands-on approaches to working with the community, including developing engagement skills and methods to implement and bolster policy.

  • Creating Authentic Community Power Through GIS: Tales from the Field
    Sheila Steinberg, Ph.D., Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, Brandman University, Irvine, CA
    Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA

Moderators
avatar for Pravin Mathur, GISP

Pravin Mathur, GISP

DIRECTOR GIS, Clark Nexsen

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Professor of Social and Environmenta Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, 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 →
avatar for Sophia Garcia

Sophia Garcia

GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation


Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Featured Panel: Racial Equity & GIS
Moderators
avatar for Sophia Garcia

Sophia Garcia

GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Chief Anti-racism and Pro-equity Officer, ENHANCED INTERACTIONS, LLC
A transformative and strategic leader in Equity and Technology. As a technologist for public sector IT resources, champions the non-binary realities of technology as a human right. Advocate for integrating technology tools as a critical resource in race and social justice strategic... Read More →
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County IT Regional Services, Washington
Greg Babinski’s GIS career spans 31 years. He has worked for the King County GIS Center in Seattle since 1998. Greg originated the URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model and participated in the development of the Geospatial Management Competency Model. He is a GISP and an American... Read More →
avatar for Clinton Johnson

Clinton Johnson

Solution Architect, Esri
Clinton Johnson helps organizations create geospatial strategies for equitable outcomes. He takes an empathic approach to technology that begins with understanding real-world challenges faced by diverse communities and finding creative ways to implement practical solutions. Clinton... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Bennett, Ph.D

Lauren Bennett, Ph.D

Software Development Team Lead, Spatial Analysis and Data Science, Esri
Lauren Bennett leads the Spatial Analysis and Data Science software development team at Esri. In this role, she oversees the R&D of the ArcGIS analytical framework, which includes spatial and spatiotemporal statistics, raster and multidimensional analysis, machine learning, and big... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Community Resiliency Interest Group
URISA's Community Resilience Committee has been super-productive and has multiple plans for the year ahead, including a brand new Climate Change & Climate Equity Working Group. Stop by to learn about the initiatives and how you can become involved.

Hosts: Shane Hubbard, Teresa Townsend, and Kevin Mickey

Moderators
avatar for Shane Hubbard, Ph.D.

Shane Hubbard, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Hubbard is a research scientist at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research in disaster science focuses on geospatial modeling approaches that improve decision making that leads to minimizing the impacts of severe storms... Read More →
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Kevin Mickey, GISP

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities

Wednesday September 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Equity & Social Justice Interest Group
URISA's Equity & Social Justice Working Group is one of the most energized groups within the organization. Find out about their initiatives and workplans, including the goals of the new Pro-Equity and Anti-Racism Committee.

Hosts:Judy Colby-George, Nicholle Franklin, Greg Babinski, Sophia Garcia

Moderators
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County IT Regional Services, Washington
Greg Babinski’s GIS career spans 31 years. He has worked for the King County GIS Center in Seattle since 1998. Greg originated the URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model and participated in the development of the Geospatial Management Competency Model. He is a GISP and an American... Read More →
avatar for Judy Colby-George, GISP

Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of New England GeoDesign, 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... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Chief Anti-racism and Pro-equity Officer, ENHANCED INTERACTIONS, LLC
A transformative and strategic leader in Equity and Technology. As a technologist for public sector IT resources, champions the non-binary realities of technology as a human right. Advocate for integrating technology tools as a critical resource in race and social justice strategic... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Garcia

Sophia Garcia

GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Wednesday September 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

NG911 & GIS Interest Group
URISA's NextGen 9-1-1 Task Force has been extremely active this year with numerous webinars, a brand new workshop, and an update of a current workshop. There is so much information to convey! Learn about opportunities to get involved. One of their initiatives includes standing up some sort of educational summit next year to share information.

Hosts: Dan Miller, Rachel Rodriguez, Keri Brennan

Moderators
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 Dan Miller, GISP

Dan Miller, GISP

E911 GIS Manager, Washington Military Department/ IT Division
Dan has been with the Washington State E911 Program since March 2012. Prior to that, he worked for 5 years in Washington Military Dept. Facilities Management Office collecting and maintaining GIS data for Army National Guard installations around the state. Prior to this work, he spent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department


Wednesday September 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

GIS-Pro 2020 Lounge
If you'd rather hang out with your GIS pals in an unstructured virtual BYOB environment, join us here! This is an opportunity to drop in, shoot the breeze, and relax.

Your hosts for this evening:John Nolte and Kathrine Cargo

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water

Wednesday September 30, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

Lean Coffee Evening Networking
What do you want to discuss? Did you attend a particularly insightful session today? Have an a-ha moment?

Experiment with your fellow GIS-Pro 2020 attendees and learn about Lean Coffee. (Bring your own coffee or other beverage.)

Lean Coffee is structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated. Learn how to make your in-person and virtual meetings more meaningful.

Your hosts this evening: Alex Lopez-Rogina, Haley Zehentbauer, Megan Young, Shivon Van Allen

Moderators
avatar for Shivon Van Allen

Shivon Van Allen

GIS Technician III, NW Natural
Shivon Van Allen is a GIS Technician at NW Natural and has a background in land use planning, technical writing, and project coordination. She earned her MS in Geography and Certificate in GIS from the University of Alabama and her BS in Environmental Studies and Film from Portland... Read More →
avatar for Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Madison Utilities
avatar for Megan Young

Megan Young

Research Data Specialist, California Public Utilities Commission
Megan Young is a Research Data Specialist at the California Public Utilities Commission, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Megan received her B.S. in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego and currently serves on URISA's Vanguard Cabinet.
avatar for Haley Zehentbauer

Haley Zehentbauer

Business Analyst, URISA Vanguard Cabinet
Haley Zehentbauer graduated from Youngstown State University and is a Business Analyst for the Stark County, Ohio, Information Technology department. She has previously served on the board for the Ohio Chapter of URISA and is the current chair of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet.

Wednesday September 30, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
 
Thursday, October 1
 

9:00am CDT

Coffee & Connections: It's all about the Education
Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and connect with URISA's Professional Education Committee this morning. Learn about the workplan for 2021 and how you can get involved.

Host: Matt Gerike and  Xan Fredericks

Moderators
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program and the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information... Read More →
avatar for Matt Gerike, PhD

Matt Gerike, PhD

Geospatial Program Manager, Virginia Geographic Information Network/Integrated Services Program
Matt Gerike is Geospatial Program Manager with Virginia’s 9-1-1 & Geospatial Services Bureau, focusing on GIS in Next Generation 9-1-1 and supporting local governments and PSAPs across the Commonwealth. He has managed GIS offices and projects in local government, worked with state-level... Read More →

Thursday October 1, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

GIS-Pro 2020: What's on Tap?
As you settle in for a full day of education and connections, hear about some of the featured sessions and learn about URISA initiatives. 

Thursday October 1, 2020 9:45am - 10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Featured Panel: GIS and the Pandemic
The GIS and the Pandemic panel will bring together leaders in using technology for public health. Attend this session to learn how Esri and Johns Hopkins University are informing the public and healthcare professionals through location analytics in the effort to suppress COVID19.

Panelists
Ensheng (Frank) Dong, GISP, Louis M. Brown Engineering Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Sean Breyer, ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World Program Manager, Esri
Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri



Moderators
avatar for Dave Grolling

Dave Grolling

GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians

Speakers
avatar for Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri
Dr. Estella M. Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, FACP, GISP is Esri's Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director where she leads the health and human services sector team, focusing on the improvement of health though strategic use of geographic information systems. Dr. Geraghty's... Read More →
avatar for Ensheng (Frank) Dong, GISP

Ensheng (Frank) Dong, GISP

Louis M. Brown Engineering Fellow/Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Ensheng Dong is a PhD candidate and Louis M. Brown Engineering Fellow of the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE) and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the Infectious Disease Dynamics (IDD) group... Read More →
avatar for Sean Breyer

Sean Breyer

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World Program Manager, Esri
Sean Breyer is the Living Atlas of the World Program Manager for Esri. He and his team manage a massive collection of cloud-based ready-to-use content made available to the GIS community. Sean has been in the GIS industry for over 25 years, developing environmental GIS monitoring... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Data and Resources for Disasters
Geospatial data and analysis are driving preparedness activities before disaster strikes and guiding decision-making through response and recovery efforts. This session will focus on the latest in hazard modeling, real-time monitoring, and innovative tools available to the disaster community today.

  • An Open Source Solution for Predicting and Sharing Earthquake Impacts
    Brad Bottoms, Lead Geospatial Analyst, New Light Technologies Inc., Washington, DC
  • FEMA Lifeline Dashboards, Monitoring Critical Infrastructure During Natural Disasters
    Brooke Hatcher, Senior Geospatial Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc., Washington, DC
    Robert Pitts, Program Manager & Senior Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc., Washington, DC

Moderators
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program and the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bottoms

Brad Bottoms

Lead Geospatial Analyst, New Light Technologies Inc
Throughout Brad Bottoms’s work with New Light Technologies (NLT), he has completed projects on five continents, with a focus on North America and Southeast Asia. He is NLT’s Lead Geospatial Analyst and Product Manager for Project: Ptolemy, leading the development of the platform... Read More →
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Brooke Hatcher

Senior Geospatial Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc
Brooke Hatcher Geospatial Consultant focusing work in remote sensing, predictive modeling, data management, and data sharing for disaster response.
avatar for Robert Pitts, MSc, GISP, PMP, CSM

Robert Pitts, MSc, GISP, PMP, CSM

Program Manager & Senior Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
Robert Pitts is as Program Manager & Senior Consultant for NLT and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s delivery of innovative scientific, technological, and research solutions to a variety of clients across the government and commercial sectors. Robert serves as senior program... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Spatial Analysis for Public Health: Perspectives from Johns Hopkins
An overview of the spatial science paradigm (Spatial Data, GIS, and Spatial Statistics) including some methods in spatial statistics. A description of the training and education that we provide through our school of Public Health and SSPHC, and a list of some specific research examples to demonstrate the breadth of the types of research for which spatial analysis can be applied to.

  • Introduction and Overview of Spatial Analysis for Public Health
    Frank Curriero, Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Case Study 1: Impacts of Gentrification and Housing Affordability on STD Cases across the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
    Anne E Corrigan, Senior Research Data Analyst, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Case Study 2: Spatial Data and Methodologies in Malaria Research
    Tim Shields, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Moderators
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water

Speakers
avatar for Frank Curriero, Ph.D

Frank Curriero, Ph.D

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Curriero is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology with a joint appointment in the Departments of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Curriero’s research focus is on the development and application of spatial and spatial-temporal... Read More →
avatar for Anne E Corrigan

Anne E Corrigan

Senior Research Data Analyst, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Anne Corrigan is a Senior Research Data Analyst for the Spatial Science for Public Health Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  In her role, she applies GIS and spatial statistics to a wide variety of environmental and public health issues to serve the community... Read More →
avatar for Tim Shields

Tim Shields

Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Timothy Shields is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology. Mr. Shields’ expertise is in incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) with public health applications. A primary focus of his work is on data management and environmental surveillance with respect... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Preparing and Mentoring GIS Professionals for our Dynamically Changing GIS Industry
A team of panelists will talk about different methods for developing bilateral approaches to mentoring at all career levels.  Discover strategies to stay current in your existing employment and what managers are looking for from young professionals.  Other valuable workforce necessities will also be discussed.

This interactive session will focus on learning how to develop meaningful mentor relationships. Our team of panelists will provide guidance on developing bilateral approaches to mentoring and creating impactful and lasting relationships in your gis career.  

  • Mentoring Tomorrow’s GIS Leaders
    Haley Zehentbauer, Business Analyst, Stark County, Carrollton, OH
    Frank Romo, GIS Tech IV, City of Detroit, Detroit, MI
    Thomas Fisher, GISP, AICP, Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County
    Nancy von Meyer, GISP, President, Fairview Industries
    Elthron Anderson, GISP, Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager, Southgate Water & Sanitation Districts



Moderators
avatar for Rachel Layko

Rachel Layko

Project Manager, National Audubon Society
Rachel Layko received her B.S. in Biology from William & Mary in 2019 and previously worked as a Fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analysis at William & Mary and as a Dangermond Fellow with the National Audubon Society. She currently works for the National Audubon Society as a Project... Read More →
avatar for Haley Zehentbauer

Haley Zehentbauer

Business Analyst, URISA Vanguard Cabinet
Haley Zehentbauer graduated from Youngstown State University and is a Business Analyst for the Stark County, Ohio, Information Technology department. She has previously served on the board for the Ohio Chapter of URISA and is the current chair of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Von Meyer, GISP

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 →
avatar for Elthron Anderson, GISP

Elthron Anderson, GISP

Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager, Southgate Water & 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 →
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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 →
avatar for Frank Romo

Frank Romo

GIS Tech IV, City of Detroit
Frank is an entrepreneur, founder and civil servant. He works as a GIS Tech IV in the City of Detroit supporting the department of Public Safety. He is the founder of Detroit based, RomoGIS Enterprises: a data, design and research collaborative aimed at promoting the public good through... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

DATAMARK Partner Track: Understanding the Impacts of the 3 Business Day Turnaround for NG9-1-1
Understanding the Impacts of the 3 Business Day Turnaround for NG9-1-1
Over the last couple of years, ext Generation 9-1-1 has garnered a lot of attention and momentum. The emphasis has been placed on GIS data readiness and the evolving role of the GIS and Public Safety professionals to support this migration. But did you know that one recommendation provided by NENA potentially has a more profound impact than others? NENA recommends 3 Business Days to correct and resubmit GIS data anomalies in support of geospatial call routing in the NG9-1-1 environment. What they fail to tell you is what happens if you do not meet that recommendation. This presentation will break down the meaning behind “3 Business Days” and highlight some real-world impacts if data is not corrected in the recommended time frame.

Presenter: Drew Fioranelli, GISP

Speakers
avatar for Drew Fioranelli, GISP

Drew Fioranelli, GISP

Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International
Mr. Fioranelli has twelve years of experience working on NG9-1-1 and GIS-related projects focused on integrating spatial technologies to support local government public safety response. He is an expert with GIS workflows, the full suite of Esri products, as well as enterprise and... Read More →



Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Data Transfer Solutions Lunch & Learn: Living in a Mobile World - Productivity Gains in Asset Management Using Mobile Applications
Leveraging mobile technology within Asset Management to gain efficiency and productivity in customer request intake, issue documentation, work management, and spatial and non-spatial asset data capturing and management.

Presenter: Todd Spangler

Speakers
avatar for Todd Spangler, P.E.

Todd Spangler, P.E.

Senior Client Solutions Engineer, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Mr. Spangler is the Director of Engineering at Data Transfer Solutions where he supports both asset management collection projects and VUEWorks® asset management software implementations. Mr. Spangler’s 23 years of professional experience [count from August 1996 to get accurate... Read More →



Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Esri Lunch & Learn Session #2 - Evolving Trends in Community Development
The role of community planners continues to evolve to a broader scope than ever before. Planners are called upon to provide strategies for developments to deal with economic opportunity, resilience planning, creating more walkable communities, and so forth. At the same time, the tools that planners have at their disposal to create, analyze, and visualize these developments have evolved rapidly, as well. In this session, we’ll discuss how these web-based tools empower planning professionals to make better, more sustainable, and more justifiable decisions, without being GIS experts.

Presenter: Keith Cooke, Esri Industry Manager of Community Development

Moderators
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri


Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

New Light Technologies Lunch & Learn Session: Google Earth Engine and Open Data for Effective Decision Making

Presenters:
Daynan Crull, Sr. Data Scientist, New Light Technologies Inc.
Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, New Light Technologies Inc.
Brad Bottoms, Lead Geospatial Analyst, New Light Technologies Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Daynan Crull

Daynan Crull

Sr. Data Scientist, New Light Technologies, Inc.
Daynan Crull work as a data scientist has centered on informatics (data retrieval and inference related to information systems) as related to urban dynamics and the built environment. He is currently a Sr. Data Scientist with NLT, where he supports the firm’s overall data science... Read More →
avatar for Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D

Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D

Chief Scientist, New Light Technologies Inc.
Dr. Ran Goldblatt is a Chief Scientist and Senior Consultant at New Light Technologies (NLT) in Washington DC. He has received his Bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in Geography and the Human Environment from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and has worked as a Researcher and Lecturer... Read More →
avatar for Brad Bottoms

Brad Bottoms

Lead Geospatial Analyst, New Light Technologies Inc
Throughout Brad Bottoms’s work with New Light Technologies (NLT), he has completed projects on five continents, with a focus on North America and Southeast Asia. He is NLT’s Lead Geospatial Analyst and Product Manager for Project: Ptolemy, leading the development of the platform... Read More →



Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) in Government
Explore how governments are leveraging technology to create best practices, engage the public, improve accountability, and provide transparency for issues related to equity and social justice.

  • GIS for Equity & Social Justice Best Practices - Status Report
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, AGS Ethical GEO Fellow, GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
  • Incorporating Equity into a Water Main Replacement Program
    Michael O’Shea, GIS Supervisor, Baltimore City DPW, Baltimore, MD
    William Doane, GIS Analyst, City of Baltimore DPW, Baltimore, MD

Moderators
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments. Dr. Steinberg, a self-titled “geospatial evangelist” is passionate about the use of technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County IT Regional Services, Washington
Greg Babinski’s GIS career spans 31 years. He has worked for the King County GIS Center in Seattle since 1998. Greg originated the URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model and participated in the development of the Geospatial Management Competency Model. He is a GISP and an American... Read More →
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Michael O'Shea

GIS Supervisor, Baltimore City DPW
Michael O’Shea is the GIS Supervisor for the Office of Asset Management within the City of Baltimore’sDepartment of Public Works. The Office of Asset Management is responsible for all data concernsrelated to the City’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure... Read More →
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William Doane

GIS Analyst, City of Baltimore DPW
William Doane is a GIS Analyst with Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works. He received his Masters in Community Planning from University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Doane has worked with GIS for the past 10 years on projects including land use analysis, vacant housing strategies... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Panel: Innovations in Forecasting and Addressing Supply Chain Disruptions During COVID-19

Learn from colleagues who supported resource allocation, prioritization, and tracking for COVID-19. This session will highlight lessons learned in data-driven resource allocation, effective uses of geospatial tools, and a whole-of-government approach that is essential for success.

Panel Outline:
Doug Eades - KYEM IT/GIS Lead, Kentucky Emergency Management
  • PPE Tracking Solution
Jeffrey Freeman, Ph.D., MPH - Program Manager, Prevention Preparedness & Response, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Lessons learned in data-driven resource allocation for COVID-19
  • Resource optimization to policy optimization: how to target response efforts to contain outbreaks
Ben Olson, Research and GIS Coordinator at The Center for International Trade and Transportation
  • Key findings and supply chain visualization from a needs assessment of middle-skill occupations in the Southern California transportation and supply chain industries

Panelists
Doug Eades, KYEM IT/Lead, Kentucky Emergency Management
Jeffrey Freeman, Program Manager, Prevention Preparedness & Response, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Ben Olson, Research and GIS Coordinator, The Center for International Trade and Transportation

Moderators
avatar for Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari ) Martin, GISP

Director of National and Federal Programs, NAPSG Foundation
Theresa Martin, GISP is a Program Manager with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, where she is responsible for managing a team of technologists in the development of technology solutions used by emergency managers and first responders in the field, at the Incident... Read More →

Speakers
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Ben Olson

Research and GIS Coordinator, The Center for International Trade and Transportation
Ben Olson is the Research and GIS Coordinator at the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). At CITT, Ben manages the center’s GIS projects and research responsibilities. He oversees the development of GIS applications... Read More →
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Doug Eades

KYEM IT/GIS Lead, Kentucky Emergency Management
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Jeffrey Freeman, PhD, MPH

Program Manager, Prevention Preparedness & Response, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Jeff Freeman represents the National Health Mission of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which is the nation’s largest and longest serving University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). In this role, Dr. Freeman serves in both management and technical... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

From Education to the ‘Real World'
Learn more about your fellow colleagues and their journey from the educational environment to the real world.  This session will also discuss more in-depth philosophies surrounding campus-wide efforts to infuse GIS into a wider array of university programs and curricula.

  • From Liberal Arts to Labs: Enhancing GIS Use Across Campus
    Rachel Layko, Project Manager, National Audubon Society, Williamsburg, VA
    Jordan Moghanaki, GIS Specialist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Williamsburg, VA

    Sam Wiles, GIS Specialist, Virginia Foundation of Healthy Youth, Richmond, VA
  • GIS for Data-Driven  Sociospatial Grounded Pedagogies
    Sheila Steinberg, PhD., Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, Brandman University, Irvine, CA

Moderators
avatar for Demetrio Zourarakis, Ph.D., GISP, CMS

Demetrio Zourarakis, Ph.D., GISP, CMS

GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst, Adjunct, University of Kentucky. Private Consultant
Dr. Zourarakis has been involved with GIS and remote sensing for over two decades. While in service at the Kentucky Division of Geographic Information, from which he retired after 25 years serving state government, his duties included data processing, information analysis, outreach... Read More →

Speakers
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Rachel Layko

Project Manager, National Audubon Society
Rachel Layko received her B.S. in Biology from William & Mary in 2019 and previously worked as a Fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analysis at William & Mary and as a Dangermond Fellow with the National Audubon Society. She currently works for the National Audubon Society as a Project... Read More →
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Jordan Moghanaki

GIS Specialist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Jordan Moghanaki received his B.A. in Philosophy from William & Mary in 2015, and was a GIS Fellow at the W&M Center for Geospatial Analysis from 2015-16. Jordan currently works as a GIS Specialist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, on a project mapping Submerged Aquatic... Read More →
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Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Professor of Social and Environmenta Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, 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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Sam Wiles

GIS Specialist, Virginia Foundation of Healthy Youth
Sam Wiles received his B.S. in Physics from the College of William & Mary in 2019. After graduating, he completed a year-long Fellowship at the Center for Geospatial Analysis as a GIS Technician. He currently works as a GIS Specialist for the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

New Light Technologies Inc.: Serverless Technology and Government Data
Presenters: Dave Williams, Corey Guastini 


Thursday October 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Sky-to-Ground: Data Collection
This session will explore how Federal and Local government agencies manage and publish imagery data collections. The focus will be on the US Census, USGS, Civil Air Patrol, and 360-degree visualization.

  • Extending The CAP Data Collections to include 3D Assets
    Carl Anderson, GISP, Senior Systems Architect, New Light Technologies Inc., Bradenton, FL
  • Field Asset Validation & Analysis [from your Desktop]
    Jason Sealy, Account Executive, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., San Rafael, CA
    Brian Ivey, GISP, GIS Manager, City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology, Philadelphia, PA

Keywords: census, aerial, SAID, Civil Air Patrol, 3D, SaaS

Moderators
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Systems Architect, New Light Technologies Inc
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 Jason Sealy

Jason Sealy

Sales Executive, Mid-Atlantic Region, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.
With 17 years of experience serving the public sector, Jason gains great satisfaction in helping State and Local Government customers address their ever-changing business challenges by leveraging enterprise solutions. He has a diverse history – and maintains a continued fascination... Read More →
avatar for Brian Ivey, GISP

Brian Ivey, GISP

GIS Manager, City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology
Brian Ivey, GISP, currently serves as the GIS Manager with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT), CityGeo Unit.  Brian received his bachelor’s degree from West Chester University in 1993 in Geography and Regional Planning with an emphasis in GIS and... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

GIS & COVID-19 Contact Tracing

This session will examine the latest GIS innovations and related to contact-tracing tools on projects used around the world in collaboration with Esri experts. In addition to the cutting edge tools, we will examine the lessons learned from another type of tracing that occurred early in the pandemic, which occurred in the agricultural community.

Panelists
Jared Shoultz, Health GIS Patterns Specialist, Esri
Andrew Swartz, GIS Team Lead, State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Moderators
avatar for Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Director, School of Public Health-Bloomington IT Services, Indiana University, Bloomingdale

Speakers
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Andrew Swartz

GIS Team Lead, State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Jared Shoultz

Health GIS Patterns Specialist, Esri
Jared Shoultz is a health GIS expert at Esri where he leads a team of solution engineers that focus on health and human services (HHS). He draws on more than 20 years of experience implementing Health GIS technology. Daily work of the HHS team involves both public and private sector... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Building the Perfect Combination of Education and Skillsets
Panelists will discuss the value of higher education, degree and certificate options, and other practical skills for succeeding in a wide variety of geospatial disciplines. Learn how to make yourself more marketable according to your specific goals.

Panelists
Kendrick Watson, Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California
Eric Money, Associate Director of Professional Education, North Carolina State University
Camelia Kantor, Vice President of Academic Affairs at The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Steve Fleming, Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California
Christina Brunsvold, Information Technology Specialist, California Highway Patrol

Rachel Rodriguez Marquez, GISP, Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
Megan Young, Research Data Specialist, California Public Utilities Commission


Moderators
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Ken Watson

Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California
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
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 →
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
avatar for Eric Money, Ph.D

Eric Money, Ph.D

Associate Director of Professional Education, North Carolina State University
Eric is currently the Associate Director of Professional Education 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 →
avatar for Camelia Kantor, PhD

Camelia Kantor, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Dr. Camelia M. Kantor is the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Professional Development at USGIF. She is primarily responsible for leading the Foundation’s GEOINT Collegiate Accreditation, the Professional Certification, and its Industry Training programs. Dr. Kantor has more... Read More →
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Steve Fleming

Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California
Steven Fleming, Ph.D., is a professor of the practice of Spatial Sciences at the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI - USC). He is also a Research Professor with the Institute for Creative Technologies. Prior to his retirement/transition to USC, he served on active duty for 30 years... Read More →
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Megan Young

Research Data Specialist, California Public Utilities Commission
Megan Young is a Research Data Specialist at the California Public Utilities Commission, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Megan received her B.S. in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego and currently serves on URISA's Vanguard Cabinet.


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Featured Panel: Staying Ethical
This panel discussion will review the current state of ethics and its relevance to today's GIS professional.

A brief overview of GIS ethics with a focus on the academic and philosophical foundations will be followed by a discussion of some case studies. We'll then learn about the GIS Certification Institute's Ethics processes, confidentiality, and expectations.






Moderators
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 Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D.

Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University
Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J. is an assistant professor of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University, with a secondary appointment in the Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. Rozier received his B.A. in chemistry from SLU in 2003. In 2008, Rozier served as an ethics fellow... Read More →
avatar for Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior Research Associate, Levin Urban College, Cleveland State University/Retired
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 →
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Martin Roche, GISP

Director of GIS Services and Solutions, 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 →
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 →


Thursday October 1, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Vanguard Cabinet Meet-Up: Young GIS Professionals Leading the Way
The Vanguard Cabinet (VC), a URISA initiative, is an advisory board made up of passionate, young* geospatial professionals who strive to engage young practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the geospatial community. The VC's mission is to collaborate with URISA’s Board of Directors and URISA committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals and to enhance overall innovation, collaboration, networking, and professional development opportunities.

* 35 years of age or younger

Hosts: Haley Zehentbauer and Meredith DiMattina


Speakers
avatar for Haley Zehentbauer

Haley Zehentbauer

Business Analyst, URISA Vanguard Cabinet
Haley Zehentbauer graduated from Youngstown State University and is a Business Analyst for the Stark County, Ohio, Information Technology department. She has previously served on the board for the Ohio Chapter of URISA and is the current chair of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet.
avatar for Meredith DiMattina

Meredith DiMattina

GIS Specialist, University of North Carolina- Greensboro
Meredith was recently (re)hired at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro's Center for Housing & Community Studies (UNCG CHCS) as a GIS Specialist. For the last few years she has worked as the Crime Analysis Unit Supervisor at the Burlington Police Department where she utilized... Read More →



Thursday October 1, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Women in GIS Meet-up
Whether it's Women in GIS, Black Girls M.A.P.P, Women in Geospatial or any number of awesome groups focused on lifting up women in the geospatial profession and encouraging girls in STEM careers, stop by this meet-up to share and support each other.

Your hosts: Sheila Steinberg and Eva Reid

Moderators
avatar for Eva Reid, MPA, GISP

Eva Reid, MPA, GISP

Senior Analyst, Government of the District of Columbia
Eva Reid, MPA, GISP is a Senior GIS Analyst and Training Coordinator for the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). She has 25 years of experience in information technology, training and project management. Eva is noted for the caliber and creativity of... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Professor of Social and Environmenta Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, 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 →

Thursday October 1, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

8:30pm CDT

GIS-Pro 2020 Lounge
If you'd rather hang out with your GIS pals in an unstructured virtual BYOB environment, join us here! This is an opportunity to drop in, shoot the breeze, and relax.

Your hosts for this evening: Rachel Rodriguez, Christina Brunsvold and Robb Kirkman

Moderators
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 →
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities
Robb is the Director of Geospatial Services at Planning Communities, and has 25 years of experience working in technology, primarily geospatial technologies.  His focus has been in innovating (financially sustainable) new products and processes within enterprise environments.  His... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department

Thursday October 1, 2020 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT

8:30pm CDT

Lean Coffee Evening Networking
What do you want to discuss? Did you attend a particularly insightful session today? Have an a-ha moment?

Experiment with your fellow GIS-Pro 2020 attendees and learn about Lean Coffee. (Bring your own coffee or other beverage.)

Lean Coffee is structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated. Learn how to make your in-person and virtual meetings more meaningful.


Your hosts this evening: Josiah Burkett, Caitlyn McNabb, Alex Lopez-Rogina

Moderators
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Josiah Burkett

GIS Analyst, GeoTechVision
I am a passionate advocate for sustainable development and the use of technology to create innovative solutions especially in the Caribbean region. I completed a Bachelors of Science in Geology at the University of the West Indies, Mona as well as GIS specialization through University... Read More →
avatar for Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Madison Utilities
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Caitlyn McNabb

Implementation Manager, Sedaru

Thursday October 1, 2020 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
 
Friday, October 2
 

9:00am CDT

Coffee & Connections: Why should you care about professional advocacy?
Bring a cup of coffee/tea and hang out with members of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee.
Why should you care about professional advocacy? How does URISA's PAC monitor legislation and regulations that might negatively impact GIS Professionals?

Your hosts: Kathrine Cargo, Glenn O'Grady, Robb Kirkman

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
avatar for Robert Kirkman, GISP

Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities
Robb is the Director of Geospatial Services at Planning Communities, and has 25 years of experience working in technology, primarily geospatial technologies.  His focus has been in innovating (financially sustainable) new products and processes within enterprise environments.  His... Read More →
avatar for Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
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 →

Friday October 2, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

GIS-Pro 2020: What's on Tap?
As you settle in for a half-day of education and connections, hear about some of the featured sessions and learn about URISA initiatives. 

Friday October 2, 2020 9:45am - 10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Keynote: Uncovering the Treasure of Geospatial Infrastructure and Preparing the Next Generation for the Geospatial Knowledge Information Revolution
Juliana Blackwell’s keynote presentation will discuss Uncovering the Treasure of Geospatial Infrastructure and Preparing the Next Generation for the Geospatial Knowledge Information Revolution.
 
Ms. Blackwell is the Director of NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS). As Director, she is responsible for the financial, administrative and programmatic performance of NGS, the lead federal agency for positioning activities in the Nation. She oversees the management and delivery of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), the nation’s consistent coordinate system for latitude, longitude, height, shoreline, gravity measurements and shoreline information throughout the United States. The NSRS supports a wide range of important activities including mapping and charting, navigation, flood risk determination, transportation, land use and ecosystem management.
 
Ms. Blackwell serves as Chair of the Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee, exercising government-wide leadership in the development and improvement of geodetic surveying specifications, methods, instrumentation, and data transfers. She is a member of NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee providing advice to the NOAA Administrator on matters related to hydrographic services. She represents NOAA on the interagency Alaska Mapping Executive Committee and the 3D Elevation Program Executive Forum.
 
A graduate of Tufts University, Ms. Blackwell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. She received a master's in business administration from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Speakers
avatar for Juliana Blackwell

Juliana Blackwell

Director of the National Geodetic Survey
Ms. Blackwell is the Director of NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS). As Director, she is responsible for the financial, administrative and programmatic performance of NGS, the lead federal agency for positioning activities in the Nation. She oversees the management and delivery... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Measuring Community Resiliency & Sustainability

This session reviews tools and data used to measure and present the status of the Resiliency and Sustainability of Communities

  • Operationalizing Shelter Data for Emergency Management in Washington, DC
    William Lescure, GIS Coordinator, DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency
    Ghermay Araya, GISP, CEO, New Light Technologies, Inc., Washington, DC

    Tim Kuhn, GIS Specialist & Sales and Marketing Lead, New Light Technologies, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Communicating Geospatial Data for Stronger Urban Resilience
    Steven Rubinyi, Ph.D., Disaster Risk Management Specialist, The World Bank
    Ross Eisenberg, Consultant, The World Bank
    Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, New Light Technologies Inc., Washington, DC
    Adeboye Olaniyan, User Experience Designer & Marketing Analyst, New Light Technologies Inc., Washington, DC

Moderators
avatar for Xan Fredericks, GISP

Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program and the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Lescure

William Lescure

GIS Coordinator, DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency
Bill Lescure is the GIS Coordinator for the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. I have been working at HSEMA for over 5 years, working with District, Regional and Federal partners to provide geospatial support and situational awareness to the Agency... Read More →
avatar for Ghermay Araya, GISP

Ghermay Araya, GISP

CEO, New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT)
Ghermay Araya, GISP founded New Light Technologies in 2001, building the company into the GIS and IT powerhouse it is today with his unique mix of business development strategy and information technology expertise. His primary objective is to provide NLT Teams with the entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Tim Kuhn

Tim Kuhn

GIS Specialist & Sales and Marketing Lead, New Light Technologies, Inc.
avatar for Steven Rubinyi, Ph.D

Steven Rubinyi, Ph.D

Disaster Risk Management Specialist, The World Bank
Steven Rubinyi is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank, where he works to bring emerging digital technologies to cities to support their resilience planning efforts under the City Resilience Program. Steven also leads the City Creditworthiness Initiative and works... Read More →
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Ross Eisenberg

Consultant, The World Bank
Ross Eisenberg is an Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Management Consultant at the World Bank's City Resilience Program (CRP). He brings geospatial insights and solutions to cities across the World Bank regions to improve urban climate change and disaster resilience. Ross has launched... Read More →
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Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D

Chief Scientist, New Light Technologies Inc.
Dr. Ran Goldblatt is a Chief Scientist and Senior Consultant at New Light Technologies (NLT) in Washington DC. He has received his Bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in Geography and the Human Environment from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and has worked as a Researcher and Lecturer... Read More →
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Adeboye Olaniyan

User Experience Designer & Marketing Analyst, New Light Technologies Inc.
At New Light Technologies (NLT), Adeboye focuses on supporting internal and external people-facing products and projects (mainly focusing on geospatial information and data science). He works closely with developers, geospatial scientists, and product managers to deliver products... Read More →


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

11:00am CDT

Return on Investment for GIS
Return on Investment is a key metric that helps program managers on aspects of GIS planning to ensure the most effective results.

  • Developing Effective ROI Analysis for GIS
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA

Moderators
avatar for Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Thomas P. Fisher, GISP, AICP

Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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 →

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 →


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

11:00am CDT

Surveying and GIS – What’s Next
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

Moderators
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri

Speakers
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Timothy Burch

President-Elect-Board of Directors, National Society of Professional Surveyors
Timothy W. Burch, PLS, currently serves as President-Elect of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Board of Directors. He served as Vice President, Secretary for four (4) years and as Governor/Director representing Illinois (2007 to 2014). Tim currently co-hosts and... Read More →
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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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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

11:00am CDT

Building and Maintaining a Strong GIS Community
This session discusses how to build valuable relationships by incorporating volunteering, community groups, and other social networking activities into your existing professional skills. We will explore techniques for retaining and transitioning relationships between scholastic and professional environments and how to keep the synergy flowing between the two areas.

  • Building Your Professional Community
    Eva Reid, MPA, GISP, Senior Analyst, District of Columbia Government, Alexandria, VA
  • Professional Metamorphosis: Making the Transition from Student to Work Life
    Meghan Jones, GIS Specialist, LJB Inc., Miamisburg, OH

Moderators
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments. Dr. Steinberg, a self-titled “geospatial evangelist” is passionate about the use of technology... Read More →

Speakers
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Eva Reid, MPA, GISP

Senior Analyst, Government of the District of Columbia
Eva Reid, MPA, GISP is a Senior GIS Analyst and Training Coordinator for the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). She has 25 years of experience in information technology, training and project management. Eva is noted for the caliber and creativity of... Read More →
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Meghan Jones

GIS Specialist, LJB, Inc
Meghan T. Jones is a GIS Specialist with LJB Inc, and A&E firm in Dayton, Ohio. She recently finished her degree, with a B.A. and M.A. in Geography and a certification in GIS from Miami University. Her Master's research was published in the Fall 2019 issue of ArcUser Magazine on using... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

URISA Annual Business Meeting & Service Awards
Friday October 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

9:00am CDT

Building Community Using Geospatial Tools
Building Community Using Geospatial Tools
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructor: Judy Colby-George, GISP, Principal, Spatial Alternatives Inc., Yarmouth, ME 

As spatial data becomes readily available; many organizations and community groups are taking GIS out of the back room and are using it in public settings. Using GIS technology to engage various “publics” in decision making requires more than traditional technical GIS skills.

This course focuses on the process of entering into this type of engagement. It will review current tools and technologies used to engage the public as well as methods for engagement. Using real-world examples, the course will explore both government and community-led projects that encourage citizen participation and engagement. These methods will be applicable to governmental, non-profit, and community organizations. Special attention will be given to the responsibility of the GIS professional to engage the widest possible audience.

Specific topics include:
  • Use of Geospatial Tools to Enhance Community Organizing and Engagement
  • Innovative Use of Technologies and Visual Communication
  • Developing processes that reach a diverse audience
Learning Objectives: Participants should come away from the class with a broad understanding of the key concepts and project design objectives related to PPGIS. Participants will come away with knowledge of how to incorporate various aspects of geospatial technology into participatory projects.

Intended Audience: Individuals who have GIS experience and want to expand their skills to reach out and engage the public. Participants should be well versed in GIS general practices and analysis.

Requirements: Individuals will not need any specific equipment; but since this is a class about participation, participants should be prepared to participate. 

Moderators
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Xan Fredericks, GISP

Lidar Coordinator/Associate Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program and the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information... Read More →

Speakers
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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of New England GeoDesign, 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... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT

9:00am CDT

Unpacking GIS Data for NG9-1-1
Unpacking the NENA NG911 GIS Data Model
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor(s):
Melissa Liebert, GIS Analyst, Comtech Telecommunications Inc., Seattle, WA
Debra Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, General Manager West Coast, GeoComm, Albany, OR
Diana Gijselaers, System Engineer-GIS, Motorola Solutions, Vancouver, WA
Natalie Lee, GISP, Geospatial Data Programs Manager, Georgia Geospatial Information Office (GIO) 

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

The Data Model provides the blueprints in how to structure Next Generation 9-1-1 data in order for it to be utilized by an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet). This workshop is intended to provide an overview of the NENA NG9-1-1 Data Model and the i3 call flow process, demonstrate best practices in populating 9-1-1 GIS fields, and provide examples of how proper utilization of the Data Model can provide better 9-1-1 call routing.

  • Understand the basics of NG9-1-1 Call Flow and how they inform GIS data business requirements
  • Become familiar with the NENA NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model
  • Learn how to build a proper NG9-1-1 GIS data set
  • Understand the repercussions of how the NG9-1-1 GIS Schema impacts a 9-1-1 system
  • Practice applying learned concepts to real-life situations
  • Introduction to NG9-1-1
  • Basics of NG9-1-1 Call Flow
  • Understanding Business Requirements: LOST Query; PIDF-LO; CLDXF
  • Transition from Legacy to i3
  • NG9-1-1 Data Model - Big Picture
  • Digging in and Unpacking the NG9-1-1 Data Model
  • Document structure - terms and important concepts
  • Individual Layer Review
  • How to create/use the NG9-1-1 Model Template
  • Data Issue Review - Exercises and Examples
  • Wrap-up - Where to Start and Next Steps

This workshop is aimed at URISA members who provide support to their emergency communications division and/or support addressing workflows in their community. Participants should have a working knowledge of GIS concepts.

Moderators
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Glenn O'Grady, GISP

Chairman, Encinitas Planning Commission
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 →

Speakers
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Melissa Liebert

Program Manager, Comtech Telecommunications Inc
Melissa Liebert is a Program Manager for Comtech Telecommunication Corp. Before moving to the private sector, Melissa was chair of the Washington State NG 9-1-1 GIS Subcommittee and was involved in developing NENA documents including NG GIS Data Stewardship, Standards for the Provisioning... Read More →
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Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm
As a GIS Solutions Engineer for GeoComm, I am 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 my 16-year career in Public Safety GIS I’ve worked with countless cities and counties as well as State and Federal... Read More →
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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 →
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Natalie Lee, GISP

Geospatial Data Programs Manager, Georgia Geospatial Information Office
Natalie Lee, GISP is the Geospatial Data Programs Manager at the Georgia Geospatial Information Office. She oversees projects that build critical data at the State scale. Natalie has enjoyed 14 years working with GIS in a variety of disciplines including floodplain mapping, conservation... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Changes Afoot After 2022: State Plane and the Death of the U.S. Survey Foot
Changes Afoot After 2022: State Plane and the Death of the U.S. Survey Foot
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor(s):
Michael Dennis, Ph.D., PE, RLS, Geodesist/SPCS2022 Project Manager, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey, Vail, AZ

Change is coming. People often don’t like it, but some changes are needed to make the world a better place. This presentation is about changes that are nearly upon us: in 2022 or soon after, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will modernize the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). Since the NSRS is the basis for civilian positioning in the U.S., modernizing it will profoundly affect GIS and other geospatial professions. Among the changes is replacing the existing State Plane Coordinate System of 1983 (SPCS 83) with SPCS2022. Key changes and innovations will be described, with an emphasis on the NGS zone design process and the use of zone “layers” for SPCS2022. An update will also be provided on the status of SPCS2022, including the use of low distortion projection zones designed by state stakeholders. But that’s not all. The end of 2022 will also see the end of the U.S. survey foot and its nationwide replacement by a single foot definition (identical to the international foot). The story will be told of how we ended up with a dual foot definition, its connection to State Plane, and the problems it caused—all leading to the inescapable conclusion that the U.S. survey foot must die. Safety is not guaranteed.

Learning Objective 1: Learn how the State Plane Coordinate System will change after 2022, why those changes are being made, and how they will be implemented. Includes learning about projection linear distortion and showing how different SPCS2022 zone layers can be used for different applications, from GIS analysis to surveying and engineering design.

Learning Objective 2: Learn the history of the foot in the U.S., find out why the definition changed, the problems caused by using two-foot definitions at the same time, and the solution after 2022.

Case Studies: Examples will be shown of actual new SPCS2022 zones and how they exist as layers, from statewide zones to local low distortion projections, and how they differ from existing State Plane. Examples will also be given of confusion and errors that have occurred by accidentally mixing the two-foot types (yes, that happens, a lot).

Skills: Attendees will leave this presentation with a clear picture of how State Plane will change after 2022—and how it will not change. They will know when and how to choose a particular State Plane zone layer for their applications, and they will gain an understanding of what conformal projections are and why they are used. They will also gain insight into recognizing and avoiding problems caused by accidentally mixing of foot types.



Moderators
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Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri

Speakers
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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 →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

9:00am CDT

Preparing for GISP Certification
Preparing for GISP Certification
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructors:
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.


Moderators
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Sara Taylor, GISP

GIS Manager, Texas811

Speakers
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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Systems Architect, New Light Technologies Inc
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 Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Executive, GISinc
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Tripp Corbin, GISP

GIS Implementation Manager, Davey Resource Group
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Lynn Dupont, GISP ASLA

GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
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Golnaz Badr, PhD, GISP

Ford Motor Company


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

1:00pm CDT

Coordinate Systems and Projections
Coordinate Systems and Projections
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor(s):
Joseph Stone, GNSS Coordinator, Denver Water, Colorado
John Hunter, Geodetic Surveyor, Denver Water, Colorado

Coordinate Systems and Projections: Grid V. Ground. A comprehensive study of the distortion present in projections and coordinate systems, commonly known as “Grid V. Ground”. Topics will include identifying why and how distortion takes place, the role elevation (altitude) plays in deriving quality spatial analytics, how to apply a grid to ground techniques in ARC Pro, and when to consult a geodetic or professional surveyor. The workshop will also cover a brief look at the future of State Plane Coordinate Systems, and how they compare to previous definitions.

Learning Objectives: The objective of the workshop is for the GIS user to gain a conceptual understanding of the impact coordinate systems, projections, reference frames, and elevations have on the quality of the analytics derived within a GIS. Understand projection distortion, choosing the most appropriate coordinate system for a particular GIS, and when to consult a geodetic or professional surveyor

Why are coordinate systems and projections important for GIS? Spatially derived, analytics is dependent upon how well the data is projected onto a flat surface. The amount of distortion in a projection, commonly referred to as Grid V. Ground, is an important consideration that plays a vital role in the accuracy of the GIS and especially spatially derived analytics.

Moderators
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Alex Lopez-Rogina, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Madison Utilities
avatar for John Nolte, GISP

John Nolte, GISP

GIS Manager, Denver Water

Speakers
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Joseph Stone

GNSS Coordinator, Denver Water
Joey Stone has over 18 years of high accuracy GNSS/GIS experience and has been the GNSS Coordinator at Denver Water for the last 6 years. Joey focuses on integrating GIS databases with high accuracy land surveying practices. Joey graduated from Colorado State University with a BS... Read More →
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John Hunter, PLS

Geodetic Surveyor, Denver Water
John Hunter is the Colorado Geodetic Coordinator for the National Geodetic Survey (NGS).B.S. Business Management, Colorado State University.Colorado Professional Land Surveyor with more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in Surveying and Geomatics specializing in... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
 


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