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GIS Pro 2013: URISA’s 51st Annual Conference for GIS Professionals.  The conference will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center which is connected directly by a skywalk to our Headquarters’ Hotel, the Omni Providence (previously the Westin Providence)  http://www.urisa.org/gispro2013

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Sunday, September 15
 

8:00am

URISA Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday September 15, 2013 8:00am - 4:00pm
554B

12:00pm

Registration Hours

GIS-Pro Conference Registration will be located on the Foyer on the 5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Stop by to pick up your name badge, tickets, program and other information. URISA staff will be at the booth during these hours to assist you:

  • Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18  – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

 


Sunday September 15, 2013 12:00pm - 5:00pm
5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center

1:00pm

URISA Chapter Leaders Forum
Chapter Leaders' Meeting

Sunday September 15, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
551B

3:30pm

ArcGIS Online Workshop
Take a tour of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps, data, and other geographic information.  

Attendees will learn what's new in ArcGIS Online and how to:
  • use the ready-to-use maps and data from Esri and other contributors
  • find content or use your own to create webmaps 
  • share your work with groups, social networks and blogs/websites
  • build applications with online templates

Sunday September 15, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
550

4:00pm

Board & Chapter Leader Reception
Board of Directors and Chapter Leaders' Reception

Sunday September 15, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rotunda, 5th Floor

7:00pm

Geocache Poker Stroll

On Sunday, September 15, plan to meet old friends and make new ones as URISA presents the Geocache Poker Stroll. Clues and GPS coordinates to five notable establishments will be provided to you as you stroll along Downtown Providence’s scenic streets in teams. At each destination, beverages will be available for purchase if you so desire.  The rules are simple:

  1. Meet Sunday evening (7 PM – Omni Providence hotel lobby) to divide into teams and receive GPS units
  2. Begin by following the coordinates and the clues to reach your first destination.
  3. Once there, enjoy a beverage of your choice, if you wish, and collect your team’s envelope containing the first of five playing cards that will make up your winning hand in Poker. Do Not Open the Envelope.
  4. Receive your next clue and coordinates.
  5. Continue to the next destination until all five playing card envelopes are collected.
When all teams have completed their mission, each team’s envelopes will be opened to reveal the winning hand! 

Sunday September 15, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Omni Providence hotel lobby
 
Monday, September 16
 

7:30am

Registration Hours

GIS-Pro Conference Registration will be located on the Foyer on the 5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Stop by to pick up your name badge, tickets, program and other information. URISA staff will be at the booth during these hours to assist you:

  • Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18  – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Monday September 16, 2013 7:30am - 5:00pm
5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center

8:30am

GIS Return on Investment
Determining the Return on Investment (ROI) for GIS can assist in securing support and funding for the project/program.  Developing the metrics for comparing the costs associated with the implementation, operation and maintenance verses identifying and quantifying the benefits can be a daunting task.  This workshop will present a method to accomplish this goal.

Instructors
avatar for Doug Adams, GISP

Doug Adams, GISP

Engineering Program Manager, Baltimore County DPW
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 →
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle. Previously I was the GIS Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 12:00am
553A

8:30am

Storytelling with Maps Contest
Tell your story with maps at URISA’s GIS-Pro 2013.  Representatives from Esri and NEURISA will preside over the Storytelling with Maps contest on Monday, September 16.  Hosted by Esri and NEURISA, the contest is designed to encourage creativity and web app development as a story-telling medium.  The top three story maps will be awarded cash prizes.  Individuals or teams can participate and should come prepared with their laptops, images, and creativity.  

         Additional information and registration details can be found here.


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
550

8:30am

An Introduction to Open Street Map for GIS Users
OpenStreetmap is an open source project to create a free editable map of the world.  Users are encouraged to map their neighborhoods, cities, and areas that interest them.

AICP Credits: CM 8.00  

Instructors
avatar for Carol Kraemer

Carol Kraemer

North River Geographic System, Inc
North River Geographic Systems, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
avatar for Randy Hale

Randy Hale

Owner, North River Geographic Systems, Inc.
Randy is the owner of North River Geographic Systems. Specializing in all this geospatial. He enjoys long walks on the beach, laughter, and working with the Free and Open Source GIS Community. NRGS is also business partners with Fulcrum. So - if you've ever had a question on Mobile... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
552B

8:30am

Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation Workshop
This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.

AICP Credits: CM 8.00  

Instructors
JA

Jason Amadori, GISP

Chief Executive Officer, EarthEye
Mr. Amadori has over 15 years experience in the fields of Asset Management, GIS, GPS and Environmental Studies.  He has managed over 30 asset management projects dealing with approximately 100,000 miles of roads, containing over $50 Billion in asset infrastructure.  Mr. Amadori... Read More →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
551B

8:30am

Building an Address Repository Using the FGDC Standard: Implementing Quality and Data Sharing
This workshop will help you understand the addressing process, managing address data, and organizational challenges. It will guide you in developing a Master Address Repository that serves the needs of the entire organization.  The workshop will also review the Federal Geographic Data Committee Street Address Data Standard, and help you understand how the standard can help you build quality address data.

Instructors
avatar for Carl Anderson, GISP

Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
avatar for Martha Wells, GISP

Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
Martha Wells, GISP is a founder of Spatial Focus LLC. She is also co-author of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (FGDC), and the URISA workshop on addressing. She is a member of the National Academy of Science Mapping Advisory Committee. She... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
553B

8:30am

GIS &Survey: Open Exchange between a Surveyor & GIS Manager
Workshop in Development, this is not a URISA Certified workshop.

GIS professionals and Surveyors have often found themselves on the opposite side of the same geospatial issues.  In this workshop the perspectives of both GIS professionals and professional Surveyors will be brought to light, including discussions on legal descriptions from both the GIS and Survey point of view

Speakers
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →

Instructors
avatar for Peter Borbas

Peter Borbas

Owner and President, Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
J. Peter Borbas, PLS. Peter is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. He has served as the chair of the GIS/LIS Committee of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land surveyors for more than a dozen years; he is the immediate past president of the Geographic and Land Information... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
552A

8:30am

GIS Strategic Planning Workshop
GIS Strategic Planning workshop teaches strategic planning methods and tools in the context of developing and managing a GIS program.

AICP Credits: CM 8.00 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants

Instructors
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date


Monday September 16, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
551A

9:00am

1:00pm

Emergency Preparedness for GIS
As GIS goes from being a silo technology in an organization to an integrated enterprise solution, there is a pressing need for cross training on the non-technical disciplines GIS staff is being asked to support. Specifically, public safety (emergency management, police and fire services) and the ridgid work flows which accompany their daily duties, often prove foreign to those unfamiliar with these specific disciplines.

AICP Credits: CM 4.00  

Instructors
avatar for Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

GIS Ananlyst, Dept. of IT, City of Laurel, Maryland
Theresa Martin has over 10 years experience in emergency management and is currently the GIS Analyst for the City of Laurel in Prince George's County Maryland. She is a technical subject matter Expert for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation and member of the Mid... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
553A

5:30pm

Maptionary!

Description: Think pictionary, but for maps! Teams will be formed to recreate a map, but access to the map is restricted.  The best recreated map (according to the audience) will win a prize!

Process:
Divide all participants into 4 groups(determine max number of people per group). Each group will be given a correct map and another image of the same map but distorted. Each group will be given 20 sec. to look at the first image and start trying to replicate the image as a group. Each group has the ability to look at the map, but each time the map will be flipped to the other image. So one turn they see the correct map and another time they see the distorted map. Between each viewing the participants will have to wait 7 minutes before they can look at the map again(we can determine a different time). The goal for each group is to recreate the image. Once the game has started those entering the event late will not be able to join in, but are rather automatically part of the audience used to judge this event. Each group will present their map to everyone else and then we will reveal that there were in fact two different maps that they were looking at. At the end there will be a raffle or we need to determine what it means for them to win. Should the winner be the group that recreates a map that matches one of the images presented or do we want the winner to be the group that draws the most distorted image combining components from both maps?


Monday September 16, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Registration Foyer

7:30pm

GISPro Ignite 2013

Lightning talks, frivolity, and education! Attend URISA’s GIS-Pro IGNITE session for fast-paced presentations, with some entertainment mixed in. You’ll be glad you did! Participants to include: 

  • A Short History of Disruption
    Greg Babinski, GISP, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
  • My Transect Data are in PDF Format!
    Rachel Shmookler, RPS - Applied Science Associates, Inc., South Kingstown, RI
  • Afraid of The Dark: Community Streetlight Inventory
     Justin Jobin, The Town of Jamestown, Jamestown, RI
  • GIS and System Integration for Small Organizations
    Michael Olkin, GISP, Town of Amherst, MA, Amherst, MA
  • Citizen Problem Reporting via Smart Phones
    David Holmes, Intergraph Corporation, Levittown, AL
  • Access Your Plans and Drawings in the Field: A Mobile Application for Department - Thomas Harrington, Jr., PhD, Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo), Boston, MA
  • What GIS People Need to Know About MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
    Adena Schutzberg, Directions Magazine,
    Somerville, MA
  • Maps and the Geospatial Revolution: Reflections on Teaching a MOOC on Mapping
    Anthony C. Robinson, Ph.D, Penn State University, College Park, PA
  • Community Maps
    Don Cooke, Esri, Redlands, CA
  • We Are Vanguard!
    Ryan Bowe, GISP, Photo Science, Nicholasville, GA, and Wendy Peloquin, Reynolds, Smith & Hills (RS&H), Atlanta, GA
  • The State of GIS in Rhode Island
    Shane White, State of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Speakers
avatar for Donald Cooke

Donald Cooke

Esri, Redlands, CA
avatar for Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle. Previously I was the GIS Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Bowe, GISP

Ryan Bowe, GISP

Photo Science
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients.  Co-author of “Avoiding... Read More →
avatar for Michael Olkin, GISP

Michael Olkin, GISP

GIS Administrator, Town of Amherst
Michael Olkin is the GIS Administrator with the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts.  Michael has worked in the Geographic Information Systems industry for 17 years, specializing in municipal GIS implementation, server GIS, database administration & all types of fun techie stuff.  Michael... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, GISinc
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
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Shane White, GISP

RIGIS Coordinator, State of Rhode Island
avatar for David Holmes

David Holmes

Business Strategy, Intergraph Corporation
David Holmes is currently a Business Consultant assisting with strategic marketing, business development, and sales operations within the Security, Government & Infrastructure Division (SG&I) of Intergraph.   He has been with Intergraph SG&I for 5 years in strategic marketing and... Read More →
avatar for Justin Jobin

Justin Jobin

GIS Coordinator, The Town of Jamestown
Justin Jobin is the Environmental Scientist and GIS Coordinator for the Town of Jamestown, RI where he is responsible for the implementation, management, and maintenance of The Town's  Geographic Information System.  He is also responsible for overseeing the Town’s High Groundwater... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Harrington, PhD

Thomas Harrington, PhD

Director, Applied Georgraphics Inc
Tom Harrington is Director of Marketing at Applied Geographics (AppGeo) where he has worked for the last 12 years and where he is involved mainly in deciphering RFPs and preparing proposal responses to them. He also enjoys strategic business planning and the challenge of keeping up... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

Assistant Professor and Director of Online Geospatial Education, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
I direct Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs and serve as an Assistant Director in the Department of Geography's GeoVISTA Center. On nights and weekends I'm Vice President of NACIS and Chair of the ICA Commission on Visual Analytics.
avatar for Adena Schutzberg

Adena Schutzberg

Executive Editor, Directions Magazine
Adena Schutzberg is Executive Editor of Directions Magazine and principal at ABS Consulting Group, Inc., a GIS consulting firm providing services to clients including GIS software, data, and imagery companies. Previously, she headed U.S. operations for UK-based Cadcorp, and held... Read More →
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Rachel Shmookler

RPS ASA
Rachel Shmookler specializes in geospatial analysis, data processing, and data management. Rachel attended Clark University where she received a B.A. in Environmental Science and an M.A. in Geographic Information Systems. She has been working at RPS ASA for the past three years on... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm
552B
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

7:00am

Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
554B

7:30am

Registration Hours

GIS-Pro Conference Registration will be located on the Foyer on the 5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Stop by to pick up your name badge, tickets, program and other information. URISA staff will be at the booth during these hours to assist you:

  • Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18  – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:30am - 5:00pm
5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote Address

Hear from URISA President, Al Butler; Conference Chair, Al Little; Steve Sharp, President of the New England URISA Chapter; and from Esri, GIS-Pro 2013 Diamond Sponsor – as we begin URISA's 51st Annual Conference.  Join us as we enjoy an update from Jessica Davies our esteemed guest from the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and recognize a number of VIPs in attendance. Let’s celebrate the opening of GIS-Pro 2013! 

Keynote Address – What's Next in Government Social Media?
Kristy Fifelski (aka GovGirl) Many agencies have established some level of social media presence and are slowly gaining followers. In this lively and eye-opening session, Kristy Fifelski (aka GovGirl) goes beyond the basics to uncover the secrets of maximizing your social media program – with a specific focus on integrating GIS capabilities. 

Explore critical lessons learned in ‘social GIS’ by other agencies. Want to take your program to the next level? GovGirl will give you a look around the corner exploring some of the newest social platforms and whether they’re a potential fit for government. 

 

Kristy Fifelski
Media Director, e.Republic Inc

Kristy Fifelski is an award-winning expert in government digital strategy and social media. Kristy is the New Media Director for e.Republic Inc., the nation's leading publishing, research, event and new media company focused on state, local government and education markets.

She is known as "GovGirl" in the industry as the upbeat host and creator of GovGirl.com, a unique online video show about government innovation. She served on the board of directors of the National Association of Government Webmasters and earned several national awards as the Web Manager for the City of Reno, Nevada.

During her 10 year career in government, Kristy also served as the Public Relations Coordinator for the City of Wheaton, IL and Deputy Clerk for the Town of Cortland, IL. Fifelski holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with honors.

Kristy's reputation frequently earns her a place on popular who's who lists, including 100+ Women in Government Technology (GovFresh, 2010), Must-Read State & Local Government IT Blogs (StateTech, 2012), and Top #Gov20 People to Follow on Twitter (Govloop, 2012). 

 Government Technology: Keynote & Media Sponsor



Speakers
AB

Al Butler

Hear opening remarks from Al Butler, URISA President, Al Little, GIS-Pro 2013 Conference Chair, and Amy Esnard, GIS-Pro 2013 Program Chair, as GIS-Pro 2013 gets underway. Invited GIS luminaries and guests will be acknowledged and we'll also hear a report from URISA Chapters.
avatar for Kristy Fifelski

Kristy Fifelski

Media Director, e.Republic Inc
Kristy Fifelski is an award-winning expert in government digital strategy and social media. Kristy is the New Media Director for e.Republic Inc., the nation's leading publishing, research, event and new media company focused on state, local government and education markets. She is... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Vendor Exhibit Hall open - please visit our exhibitors and sponsors

Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:00am - 6:30pm
TBA

10:30am

10:30am

Analyzing Transportation and Traffic Data to Create Efficiencies
The presentations in this session will focus on how organizations are using standard GIS processes, such as linear referencing, spatial distribution and clustering to determine along with contributory data such as weather, crash locations and criticality of incidents to improve safety and effectiveness of transportation systems.
Moderator: Wendy Peloquin, Reynolds, Smith & Hills (RS&H), Atlanta, GA

  • The Transportation Investment Act (TIA) Process – Georgia Department of Transportation
    Jane H. Smith, State Transportation Data Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation, Chamblee, Georgia
    John Hudler, Georgia Department of Transportation, Chamblee, Georgia 
  • Intersection Based Linear Referencing
    James Meyer, GISP, Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix, AZ
  • Implementing Enterprise GIS Applications at the Colorado DOT: A Unified Framework
    Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
  • Moving Tennessee Highways to a New Level!
    Kim McDonough, GISP, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, GISinc
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Speakers
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →
avatar for James Meyer, GISP

James Meyer, GISP

Data Analytics Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation
James Meyer is a GISP who is the Data Analytics and HPMS Manager for Arizona DOT Multimodal Planning Division. He has been in the GIS profession 18 years after graduating with a Geography Degree. Of that, time 12+ years has been in transportation, 7of which focused on program man... Read More →
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John Hudler

Georgia Department of Transportation
avatar for Jane H. Smith

Jane H. Smith

State Transportation Data Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation
Since June 2004, Ms. Smith has served as the State Transportation Data Administrator for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Office of Transportation Data.  In that position, Ms. Smith’s responsibilities include management of Georgia’s traffic, videolog and road collection... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
553A

10:30am

GIS and Modeling or Utilizing GIS to Analyse Climate Change
Spatial and temporal issues are relevant concerns for the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial environment. Explore the use of GIS tools and services to model issues in each of these environments.

 Moderator: Kevin Mickey, GISP,  The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

  • Bringing the Oceans to Life Using OGC Services and Dynamic Visualization
    Stephen Sontag, RPS - Applied Science Associates, Inc., South Kingstown, RI
  • Modeling the Response of Tidal Marsh Habitat to Sea Level Rise using SLAMM
    Kevin Ruddock, The Nature Conservancy, Providence, RI 
  • Gulf of Maine Offshore Wind Energy GIS
    Ray Corson, Corson GIS Solutions, Portland, ME
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Speakers
avatar for Ray Corson

Ray Corson

Owner, Corson GIS Solutions
Ray Corson, founder of Corson GIS Solutions, has over 18 years of comprehensive geospatial consulting experience for federal and municipal GIS clients, Mr. Corson provides senior level management for all phases of Geographic Information Systems, including planning & needs assessment... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Ruddock

Kevin Ruddock

GIS Analyst, The Nature Conservancy
Kevin Ruddock earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management from The University of Rhode Island where he has worked as a research assistant for the Environmental Data Center. He has worked for 16 years for the Rhode Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where he has... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Sontag

Stephen Sontag

Mr. Sontag is the manager of GIS web development at RPS ASA, an environmental consultancy company. Stephen leads a team of developers who implement geographic data management principles into easy to use web applications. He is an active web developer that incorporates his broad background... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
552B

10:30am

GIS Management
GIS Management:  GIS has developed into a core technology that many organizations are using to streamline operations, realize increased efficiencies, and deliver exceptional value to clients, customers, and the public.  This session will explore the techniques of organizational management as applied to running a "GIS shop", the interface of GIS and IT management, and the application of best-practice management approaches to GIS operations.

Moderator:
Ashley Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Louisville, KY

  • Now You're a Manager: What do you need to know?
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Winston, GA 
  • An Update on Global Geospatial ROI Studies
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
  • GMI Updates the URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA 

Moderators
avatar for Ashley Hitt, GISP

Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Babinski, GISP

Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle. Previously I was the GIS Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder... Read More →

Instructors
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
552A

10:30am

Linking GIS with Other Business Intelligence Technologies
Come see how GIS and business intelligence tools are being integrated to forge data warehousing and multidimensional databases. This session will focus on using integration technologies that provide data aggregation services visualized via dashboards and reports to provide information supporting citizens, local government, and water agency decisions.
Moderator: Danielle Ayan, GISP, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA

  • ArcGIS Model Builder and Google Mashups
    Josh Weiss, Fitzgerald Halliday Inc., Hartford, CT
  • Improving Customer Service and Accountability using GIS, GPS, and Web Technologies
    Scott Roberts, CGCIO, GISP, Town of South Windsor, South Windsor, CT
    Michael Gantick, PE, PWLF, Town of South Windsor, South Windsor, CT
    Dawn Mulholland, Town of South Windsor, South Windsor, CT

Moderators
avatar for Danielle Ayan GISP

Danielle Ayan GISP

As a Senior Research Scientist and GIS Professional, Danielle has established and is directing the  Program, a Strategic Initiative of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). In addition, Danielle is point for the GTRI Oil & Gas Research Strategy and has established and is managing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Roberts CGCIO GISP

Scott Roberts CGCIO GISP

Director of Information Technology, Town of South Windsor
Scott Roberts has served as the Director of Information Technology in the Town of South Windsor since 2005.  Prior to his employment with the Town, Mr. Roberts was a project manager with Fuss & O’Neill, where he provided GIS consulting services to many agencies and communities... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Mulholland

Dawn Mulholland

GIS Analyst, Town of South Windsor
Dawn Mulholland has been in the GIS industry for 13 years. She is currently the GIS Analyst in the Town of South Windsor, CT. As the towns lead GIS person, she provides support services to GIS users in the town, and works with vendors to manage the towns GIS website and ArcGIS Server... Read More →
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Michael Gantick PE PWLF

Director of Public Works, Town of South Windsor
Michael Gantick has served as Director of Public Works in South Windsor since 1986.  Previously, he was Director of Public Works and Town Engineer for Monroe, CT and worked prior to that for an Engineering Consulting Firm. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut... Read More →
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Josh Weiss

Planner, Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
551B

10:30am

Storytelling, Cupcakes & TV
Telling our stories helps us communicate and build consensus. While the Internet has opened up new and creative ways to build and share those stories, low-tech/high touch can work wonders too! Further, the story of GIS is also told when GIS analysis and digital mapping shows up film and television. Sometimes it is "fantastical" - really, who wouldn't want those CSI apps? - but sometimes they show real, cutting edge technology. This session features both high tech and high touch ways to communicate and tell our stories.

Moderator: Luke Boggess, GISP, R&M Consultants, Anchorage, Alaska

  • Cupcakes, Buttons and Putting It Out There
    Christina Boggs, California  Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA
     
  • Storytelling- the Art of Civic Engagement
    Chris Thomas, Esri, Redlands, CA
     
  • History of the GIS-World, Part I: A Look at the History of GIS in Film and Television
    Gene Del Greco, GISP, KE McCartney & Associates Inc., Mansfield, OH 
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Speakers
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Gene DelGreco, GISP

GIS Manager, KE McCartney & Associates
Gene Del Greco GISP, GIS Manager of KE McCartney brings 35 years of experience working with local governments in three states. As GIS Manager for the Richland County, Ohio GIS Consortium, he guided the efforts of a 22 member GIS Consortium. As Development Director of Weirton West... Read More →
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Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees... Read More →
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Chris Thomas

Director of Government Markets, Esri


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
551A

10:30am

The Importance of Addresses in Preparation for the 2020 Census
This panel discussion will detail the steps the Census Bureau is taking to measure and evaluate both internal and partner data. This discussion will also include analysis of the geospatial data provided across all partner categories, an explanation of the Census Bureau's evaluation and quality indicator process as applied to this data, and an assessment of the resulting updates to the MAF/TIGER System.

Moderator: Glenn O'Grady, Poway, CA

Panelists:
  • Tim Trainor, Chief, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC
    Stuart Irby, Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC
    Scott Davidson, Geographer,  U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 

Speakers
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Scott Davisdon

Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau
Scott Davidson began working at the Census Bureau in 2006.  Scott assisted in planning, coordinating, and supporting a multitude of continuous mapping and geographic statistical programs.  In 2007, Scott began working in the Tribal/Local Geographic Partnerships Branch where his... Read More →
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Stuart Irby

Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau
Stuart began working at the Census Bureau in 1998. As project manager for the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTA) project for the 2000 Decennial Census, he worked extensively with extracts from the Census Master Address File (MAF) and a variety of U.S. Postal Service files to create... Read More →
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Tim Trainor

Chief of the Geography Division, US Census Bureau
Tim Trainor is Chief of the Geography Division of the US Census Bureau, where he is responsible for criteria and reference files for geographic entities in the United States, managing address and spatial data, fostering partnerships with other governments and commercial companies... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
553B

12:00pm

Vendor Spark Session
Head to the ballroom and fill up a plate! This session will begin with something new, a Vendor Spark session. It’s an opportunity for you to hear highlights from each exhibitor at GIS-Pro. What sets one company apart from another? Why should you stop by their booth tonight during the networking reception? What cool giveaways do they have? You won’t hear long-winded sales pitches during this session. Short but sweet is the name of the game!

Tuesday September 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom

12:00pm

URISA GISCorps Core Committee Annual Meeting
Tuesday September 17, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
554B

1:00pm

Presentation Luncheon

Head to the ballroom and fill up a plate! This session will begin with something new, a Vendor Spark session. It’s an opportunity for you to hear highlights from each exhibitor at GIS-Pro. What sets one company apart from another? Why should you stop by their booth tonight during the networking reception? What cool giveaways do they have? You won’t hear long-winded sales pitches during this session. Short but sweet is the name of the game! 

Then, we are pleased to present a stellar line-up of luncheon presentations. Individual presentations (15-20 minutes in duration) will be made a bit more informally at a lunch table instead of at a podium. The format offers the opportunity for in-depth discussion, questions & answers about the topic being presented. 

Moderator: Amy Esnard

  • Integrating Data Sources for Law Enforcement Intelligence
    Lou Manglass, GISP, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Athens, GA
  • Six Decades of Zoning Maps: 1951-2012 and Beyond
    Fran Hutton Lee, Town of Medway, Medway, MA
  • Commonwealth Connect - An Innovative Regional GIS and Citizen-Engagement Program
    Jeff Mooney, SeeClickFix, New Haven, CT
  • Providence: Past, Present and Future and How can GIS help us do more with less?
    David dos Reis, GISP, City of Providence, Providence, RI
  • The Undivided Garment: Plats, Parcel Fabric, and GIS
    Bruce Barrow, CGIS, Penn State, East Falmouth, MA
  • The Heart Beacon Cycle
    Steven McGee, SAW Concepts LLC, Oceanport, NJ
  • Accessing GIS Data during an Emergency: A Portable Application for the West Hartford, CT Emergency Operations Center
    Michele Giorgianni, GISP,  Applied Geographics, Inc., East Hartford, CT
    Gary Allyn, West Hartford Fire Department, West Hartford, CT
  • Utilizing GIS in Emergency Management
    Jess Stimson, CFM, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, Cranston, RI
  • Helping New England Archaeologists Visualize the Past
    Jane Miller, Public Archaeology Laboratory (PAL), Rehoboth, DE
  • Where is the next drilling location? 
    EunSu Lee, PhD, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo, ND
  • Consolidation in the Geospatial Markets-As a User You Should be Concerned 
    Ashok Wadwani, Applied Field Data Systems, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Enabling Enterprise Geospatial Applications for Public Works Asset Management 
    David Holmes, Intergraph Corporation, Madison, AL
  • Geo-Meet: A Real-Time Participatory Spatial Decision Support Tool in Disaster Management 
    Muhammad A Butt, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada - Cancel
  • Image Derived Surface Modeling
    Andrew Falker, PT (ASPRS), Keystone Aerial Surveys, Philadelphia, PA
  • Using GIS, GPS, CAD, Google Earth Pro, Sketchup and Photoshop for Visualizations, and in Customized Data used in Permitting and Customized Field Inspection/Maintenance Systems
    Erin Jacque,  BSC Group Inc., Amherst, MA
    Matthew Waldrip, BSC Group, Inc., Amherst, MA
  • Need a mentor? Anxious to provide career guidance?
    Vanguard Cabinet – Mentor Committee
  • Student Outreach Campaign
    Vanguard Cabinet – Outreach Committee

Speakers
GA

Gary Allyn

Fire Chief, West Hartford Fire Department
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Bruce Barrow

GIS Technician, Town of Yarmouth, MA
Presentation title: "The Undivided Garment: Plats, Parcel Fabric, and GIS." Bruce began working with GIS in 1995, when he was hired to be the Town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, GIS Technician. Since then, he has produced maps and provided geospatial information and analysis to many... Read More →
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Matthew Waldrip, CESSWI

Environmental Scientist, BSC Group, Inc
Matthew Waldrip is an Environmental Scientist with BSC Group Inc. in Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Waldrip’s interest and experience lie in the fields of wetland and soil science, agriculture and geographic information systems. At BSC Group his primary project work includes... Read More →
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David dosReis, GISP

GIS Manager, City of Providence
David dosReis is the GIS Manager for the City of Providence, Department of Planning and Development.  In this role, David is responsible for designing and implementing the City’s GIS strategic vision, managing the City’s Enterprise GIS, and developing custom web applications... Read More →
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Michele Giorgianni, GISP

Senior Project Manager, Applied Geographics
I have over 18 years of experience in the GIS field, including 12 at AppGeo, in which I have managed dozens of GIS consulting projects. My areas of expertise are GIS consulting, project management, spatial data analysis, remote sensing applied to geosciences and geospatial projects... Read More →
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David Holmes

Business Strategy, Intergraph Corporation
David Holmes is currently a Business Consultant assisting with strategic marketing, business development, and sales operations within the Security, Government & Infrastructure Division (SG&I) of Intergraph.   He has been with Intergraph SG&I for 5 years in strategic marketing and... Read More →
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Erin Jacque

GIS Coordinator/Wetland Scientist, BSC Group, Inc
Erin Jacque is GIS Coordinator/Wetland Scientist with BSC Group, Inc. in Worcester, MA.  At BSC Group Erin is responsible for environmental and utility mapping for Federal, State and local permits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  Erin regularly completes maps for... Read More →
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Fran Hutton Lee

GIS Coordinator, Town of Medway, MA
I have loved maps since I was a child when I received a thick leather-bound atlas as a gift. I work for the Town of Medway, MA as the GIS Coordinator. I also do various GIS related projects for non-profits, small businesses and individuals.
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Lou Manglass

Systems Analyst II, Athens-Clarke County Police Department
GISP, Systems Analyst II, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Lou Manglass, GISP, FME Certified Professional works for Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Athens, GA, maintaining division geographic data and integrating with various county data sets to provide 9-1-1 and... Read More →
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Jeff Mooney

VP of Partnerships, SeeClickFix
Jeff Mooney is the VP of Partnerships for SeeClickFix, a comprehensive CRM and citizen engagement platform. Launched in 2008, SeeClickFix now works with hundreds of cities throughout the United States and abroad that includes a network of over 22 million citizens.  In 2012, SeeClickFix... Read More →
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Ashok Wadwani

Ashok Wadwani is founder president of Applied Field Data Systems Inc, a firm specializing in supplying complete mapping systems and services for GIS and related applications. He has over 40 years of experience in instrumentation and over the past 30 years has been extensively involved... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

2:00pm

Enterprise Collaboration at Different Levels

This session will examine the use of specific projects and opportunities to develop and encourage collaboration across the government enterprise.  There will be three examples presented, one from state government, one from regional government, and one from municipal government.

Moderator: Claudia Paskauskas, GISP, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Altamonte Springs, FL

  • Government Synergy - So what can collaboration accomplish?
    Steve Sharp, GISP, Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Waterbury, VT
  • Enhancing GIS Accessibility for Local Governments in Southern California
    Javier Aguilar, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Los Angeles, CA
  • Using GIS and Interns to Ease The Pain of Unfunded Mandates
    Justin Jobin, The Town of Jamestown, Jamestown, RI

Speakers
JA

Javier Aguilar

Javier Aguilar is an established Urban Planner with over 15 years of experience in transportation and urban planning, community development, and environmental justice.  During this time, Mr. Aguilar has gained experience in the development, management and use of Geographic Information... Read More →
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Steve Sharp, GISP

Director of Enterprise GIS Services, VT Center for Geographic Information
Stephen Sharp is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with over 20 years of experience in the GIS industry. He is currently the Director of Enterprise GIS Services at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). Mr. Sharp provides supervisory, technical... Read More →
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Justin Jobin

GIS Coordinator, The Town of Jamestown
Justin Jobin is the Environmental Scientist and GIS Coordinator for the Town of Jamestown, RI where he is responsible for the implementation, management, and maintenance of The Town's  Geographic Information System.  He is also responsible for overseeing the Town’s High Groundwater... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
553A

2:00pm

Location Location Location - Addressing

Whether you are starting new land development, maintaining old infrastructure or finding your way during an emergency situation, addresses are critical.  Experience how using modern addressing techniques coupled with comprehensive data sets and new ways of thinking help create extremely powerful addressing systems.

Moderator: Kevin Mickey, GISP,  The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

  • The Louisiana Address Maintenance Plan (LaAMP)
    Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA
  • Leveraging the Investment of a Master Address System for the City of Cambridge
    Jeff Amero, GISP, City of Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • Getting Addressing/Addresses Right—Current Thinking!
    Peirce Eichelberger, MA, gDBMS, Inc., Collegeville, PA

Speakers
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Jeff Amero

GIS Manager, City of Cambridge
Cambridge GIS has over 50 users in 20 departments. I have over 20 years of experience in the GIS field, and has been in Cambridge for the past 12 years. Prior to joining the City of Cambridge, I worked as a GIS Manager in the engineering firms Weston & Sampson Engineers, and Metcalf... Read More →
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Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →
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Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Masters... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
552B

2:00pm

Property and Facilities Management

This session focuses on how quantifiable and qualitative GIS-driven business analytics can yield time, space and cost savings for property and facilities management with greater efficiency and confidence.

Moderator: Alex Hepp, Pictometry International, Rochester, NY

  • How GPS Cameras and GIS Enabled the Coast Guard’s First Comprehensive Validation of Real Property
    Peter Spinella, and William Smith, US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Warwick, RI
  • GIS 4 Facilities Management
    Danielle Ayan, GISP, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • BIM, CAD, and GIS Interoperability:  Practical Data Management Guidelines to Support Your Facilities GIS
    Stu Rich, Chief Technology Officer, PenBay Solutions, Brunswick, ME
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Speakers
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Danielle Ayan GISP

As a Senior Research Scientist and GIS Professional, Danielle has established and is directing the  Program, a Strategic Initiative of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). In addition, Danielle is point for the GTRI Oil & Gas Research Strategy and has established and is managing... Read More →
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Stu Rich

PenBay Solutions
Stuart is the Chief Technology Officer of PenBay Solutions with more than 15 years experience developing innovative geographic information systems and custom IT applications for government and non-government environmental organizations across the US and the world. He has worked extensively... Read More →
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Commander William Smith

Commander Smith graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and earned a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in July 2001. In his current position as the Commanding Officer of the Coast... Read More →
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Peter Spinella

Peter C. Spinella, Real Property Specialist civil engineering Unit Providence Verified and Validated assets nationwide in preparation for the Federal Government Chief Finical Officers audit.Developed and implemented systems, policy to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the project... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
553B

2:00pm

Public Participation GIS: Where do we go from here?
Having emerged in the 1990's PPGIS has become a disciple focused on the fundamental truth that local knowledge is powerful.  By tapping in to the power of local knowledge PPGIS gives voice to communities that may face marginalization in the public arena.  This session will focus on the use of PPGIS to foster public involvement and geographic awareness at the local level.

Moderator: Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, Pitney Bowes, Troy, NY

  • Public Participation GIS: Where do we go from here?
    Judy Colby-George, GISP, Spatial Alternatives, Yarmouth, NY
  • Community Mapping Initiatives in Cleveland, Ohio:  Lessons Learned
    Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
    Wansoo Im, PhD, GISP, Vertices, LLC, New Brunswick, NJ 
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Moderators
avatar for Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, PhD

Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, PhD

Global Director of Product Management, Pitney Bowes
I am an architect and planner by trade. Professionally, I have been in the GIS industry for many years and have served in a variety of positions from a GIS analyst to manager, from a city planner to a planning director and from a professor to a business executive. As the current Global... Read More →

Speakers
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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George: Judy owns Spatial Alternatives in Maine which specializes in using geospatial tools to engage people in policy making around natural resource issues like land use and ocean management. She has been working with various communities for over 20 years.
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Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling is a Senior Fellow in the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Active in URISA since 1982, he is a past board member, recipient of URISA's Service Award, and a past member of the Core Committee of URISA’s GISCorps. He served on the Council of... Read More →
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Wansoo Im, PhD

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


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
551A

2:00pm

Public Works Technologies: On the Move!
Public Works agencies across the country are utilizing various GIS and mobile tools to manage their infrastructure. This session will highlight some of the latest and greatest business workflows and mobile applications that are being implemented in the field.
Moderator: Kim McDonough, GISP, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN

  • Business Analysis to Define Data Maintenance for Baltimore’s Utility GIS Data
    Marian Batton, GISP, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Sparks, MD
  • Field Paper to Tablet
    Stephen Berry, GISP, Clark County GIS, Winchester, KY
  • “Show Me My House” for Snow Ordinance Searches 
    Anna Whipple, GISP, GIS Manager, City of Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa 

Moderators
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Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →

Speakers
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Marian Batton

Senior GIS Analyst, JMT Technology Group
I have been working with Baltimore City DPW, helping to grow their GIS program and utility datasets, for over 10 years. It's been challenging and rewarding to be involved with the program for this long. I love to travel and am about two-thirds of the way to visiting all 50 states... Read More →
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Stephen Berry, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
Stephen Berry, GISP, is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography. Stephen has been a Certified GISP since 2007 and has over 25 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation... Read More →
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Anna Whipple, GISP

GIS Manager, City of Des Moines
I have been GIS Manager with the City of Des Moines since 2008. I have physics and environmental science degrees from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am looking forward to my first visit to Providence to present at GIS-Pro and help... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
551B

2:00pm

Women in GIS: Moving the Profession Forward

Our panelists will discuss both the opportunities and challenges faced by women in the GIS Profession and the keys to their success. Hear each unique GIS story and then participate in small group discussions that will focus on: the definition of success; achieving effectiveness in the workplace; education paths / career paths; earning respect; and competition in the workforce. The session will wrap up with a discussion about the ideas that emerged and an action plan for continuing to support Women in GIS moving forward.

Conversation facilitated by: Hilary Perkins, Diana Maties and Ryan Bowe

Panelists to include:

  • Cecille Blake, United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (and former National GIS Coordinator for Jamaica)
  • Adena Schutzberg, Executive Editor, Directions Magazine
  • Amy Esnard, GISP, URISA Oregon Chapter President and GIS-Pro Program Chair
  • Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus, Inc.
  • Christina Boggs, California  Department of Water Resources
  • Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants

Speakers
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Cecille Blake

UN-GGIM and UNGEGN Secretariats, United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
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Ryan Bowe, GISP

Photo Science
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients.  Co-author of “Avoiding... Read More →
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Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees... Read More →
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Adena Schutzberg

Executive Editor, Directions Magazine
Adena Schutzberg is Executive Editor of Directions Magazine and principal at ABS Consulting Group, Inc., a GIS consulting firm providing services to clients including GIS software, data, and imagery companies. Previously, she headed U.S. operations for UK-based Cadcorp, and held... Read More →

Instructors
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Martha Wells, GISP

Principal, Data Analyst
Martha Wells, GISP is a founder of Spatial Focus LLC. She is also co-author of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (FGDC), and the URISA workshop on addressing. She is a member of the National Academy of Science Mapping Advisory Committee. She... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
552A

2:00pm

Introduction to MS Project Workshop

Instructor: Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultant
Primary instructor for URISA's GIS Program Management workshop, Pete Croswell is offering this 3 hour course as an overview of important Project Management topics, utilizing MS Project:

  • PM concepts and terms
  • PM best practices
  • Overview of interface and functionality
  • Task type and structure
  • Introduction to Project Views, Formatting
  • Timing constraints
  • Task Predecessors, lags, leads
  • Setting up new project plan

     
There is no additional fee for this session; however pre-registration is required. 
Participants must bring a laptop that can run Microsoft Project Management. The instructor willl have trial copies for this session.

Participants in this session will need to have Microsoft Project Standard or Project Professional software loaded and operating on their laptop computer BEFORE arriving.  This could be Project version 2010 or 2013 (but v2013 is preferred). Project version 2007 will NOT be acceptable since the interface is considerably different.  You may purchase the software from Microsoft or a third party distributor.  Also, Microsoft offers a free trial version of Project 2013 Professional which you may access at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/professional-project-management-desktop-software-project-professional-FX103797571.aspx. Microsoft does not offer a trial version of Project Standard.  There may be third-party distributors that do offer trial downloads for Project Standard which you may try.  Prior to the conference, send an email message to the instructor, Peter Croswell (pcroswell@croswell-schulte.com) and he will reply with several sample files that will be used in the training.

Instructors
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Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte Information Technology 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 →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
550

3:30pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a refreshment break while visiting our exhibitors

Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Charting the Future of New England GIS
Are you a New England GIS Professional? Are you interested in shaping the future of GIS in New England?  Make a difference by joining the New England Chapter of URISA (NEURISA) for this important discussion!

Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
554B

4:00pm

Developing and Measuring Organizational Best Practices

In today’s changing organizational climate, the need to develop and measure key GIS organizational best practice and professional standards is necessary in order to promote sound deployment, maintenance and operation of organizational GIS assets. This session will provide a pragmatic look at important GIS organizational best practices and present a model for measuring them.

Moderator: Kathrine Cargo, GISP, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA

  • GIS Organizational Issues: Growing Pains of Progress
    Rebecca Somers, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • Development of Best Practices for GIS Finance
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Masters... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
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Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle. Previously I was the GIS Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
551A

4:00pm

GIS Applications in Transit

GIS plays an instrumental role in transit from scenario and transit station planning to measuring equity. This session showcases an enhanced equity tool to ensure Title VI compliance in ridership as well as a 3D visualization scenario tool and workflow process to create a bridge between planners and designers and decision makers.

Moderator: Carl Anderson, GISP, Spatial Focus, Inc., Sarasota, FL

  • Interactive Web-based Mapping for Measuring Equity in Public Transit Systems
    Curtis Denton, MS, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • 3D GIS for Planning and Design
    Paul Cote, pbcGIS, Cambridge, MA
AICP Credits: CM 1.00 

Speakers
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Paul Cote

Consultant, Paul Cote Geographic Information Services
Paul helps organizations develop solutions that link three-dimensional modeling with geographic information systems. Paul worked as GIS specialist and Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 19 years. He is now an instructor... Read More →
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Curtis Denton MS

Curtis J. Denton is pursuing his PhD in Geography at the University of Connecticut with a focus on GIS, transportation and health.  He earned a B.S. in Geography and a M.S. in Applied Geography from the University of North Texas with a focus on GIS and Health.  He has spent over... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
553B

4:00pm

GIS Ethics: Guidelines for Users and Professionals Alike

This session will provide an introduction to GIS ethics with a focus on raising the awareness of ethical decisions and the scope of issues that require ethical considerations.

Moderator: Bill Hodge, GISP, GIS Certification Institute, Des Plaines, IL

  • GIS Ethics: Guidelines for Users and Professionals Alike
    Geney Terry, GISP, MGIS, Geospatial Information Solutions LLC, Placerville, CA
AICP Credits: CM 1.00 | E 1.00 

Speakers
avatar for Geney Terry GISP MGIS

Geney Terry GISP MGIS

Geney Terry, GISP, MGIS, is a GIS professional with 20 years of experience.  Her education includes Bachelor’s degrees in Planning from Virginia Tech and Management Information Systems from California State University, Sacramento.  She also earned a Master’s in GIS from Penn... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
553A

4:00pm

GIS in 'THE' Cloud

What else is there to say? 
Moderator: Amy Esnard, GISP, Portland, Oregon

  • GIS Tools in the Cloud: New Developments in GIS Analytics and Data Visualization
    Kristin Travis, Envista, Beverly, MA
  • Cloud Computing for Geospatial Web Sites: Real-World Examples and Cost Figures
    Steve Anderson, GISP, Applied Geographics, Inc (AppGeo), Boston, MA

Moderators
avatar for Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Anderson GISP

Applied Geographics Inc.
Steven J. Anderson, GISP is a Senior Vice President with Applied Geographics Inc. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford and has more than twenty years’ experience in applying GIS and Information Technology to the federal, state, regional, and local... Read More →
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Kristin Travis

Geospatial Analytics Consultant, IRISmaps
Kristin Travis works as a Geospatial Analytics Consultant at IRISmaps that specializes in configurable cloud-based solutions for a variety of industries.  Kristin's specialties include development of custom image analysis algorithms for use in the utility space, open source web development... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
551B

4:00pm

Overcoming Web Mapping Application Challenges

Tips and tricks to streamline and enhance web mapping application implementation will be discussed in this session.  Feel like James Bond as you take these new and innovative methodologies back to your organization. 

Moderator: Ryan Bowe, GISP, Photo Science, Nicholasville, KY

  • An Introduction to ArcGIS for Local Government
    Scott Oppmann, Esri, Highland, MI
  • Overcoming Challenges Managing Web Mapping Applications
    Duncan Selwood, Latitude Geographics Group Ltd, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Informing Local-Level Planning Decisions Through Web Based GIS
    John Reiser, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
AICP Credits: CM 1.00 

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Bowe, GISP

Ryan Bowe, GISP

Photo Science
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients.  Co-author of “Avoiding... Read More →

Speakers
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Scott Oppmann

Project Manager, ESRI
Scott Oppmann is Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government Project Manager. In this position he is responsible for the planning, implementation, and support of Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government Solution. This solution provides a series of maps and apps that illustrate how Esri’s software... Read More →
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John Reiser

Geospatial Research Lab Coordinator, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Coordinator of the Geospatial Research Laboratory at Rowan University. Rowan University is a public research university in New Jersey with an approximate 12,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate enrollment.  As Coordinator, John oversees the work of the GeoLab... Read More →
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Duncan Selwood

Account Manager, US Northeast, Latitude Geographics Group Ltd
Duncan Selwood is part of the Latitude Geographics Account Management team, providing creative web-mapping solutions for Esri ArcGIS Server professionals.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
552B

4:00pm

Why 5, Why Rest

Today the border between desktop and mobile is rapidly fading away. Users expect to access information anywhere, anytime and expect it to be fast.  The IT community has been buzzing on the topic of HTML5 and RESTful web services "as the" cutting edge approach to developing desktop and mobile applications.  So what is the buzz all about?

Moderator:

  • Why 5...why REST?
    Heidi Hammel, KCI Technologies, Inc., Sparks, MD
  • What HTML5 and REST mean to the Geo community
    Raj Singh, Open Geospatial Consortium Inc, Wayland, MA

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hammel

Heidi Hammel

Associate Director, KCI Technologies
Ms. Hammel is the Associate Director of KCI’s Geospatial Solutions practice.  She has been a senior GIS project manager with more than 20 years of experience in in leading, developing, and coordinating implementation efforts for enterprise GIS for local municipalities and state... Read More →
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Raj Singh

Director, Interoperability Programs, Open Geospatial Consortium
Dr. Raj Singh manages multi-vendor spatial data sharing projects for OGC. He has led efforts to improve information exchange in the building industry at early design stage, and shepherds OGC's efforts to align geospatial standards with the general IT industry. Raj has a PhD in Planning... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
552A

5:00pm

GIS-Pro 2013 Networking Reception

Head to the exhibit hall for an informal opportunity to network with fellow attendees and exhibitors, over some light appetizers and refreshments.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall

5:30pm

ESRI Dev Meet Up

Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/DevMeetUpNortheast/events/131585162/

We are happily hosting an Esri Dev Meet Up in Providence, RI along with URISA’s GIS Pro 2013 conference on Tuesday, September 17th. Food and beverages will be provided at the Dev Meet Up! (Come a lil' hungry, why don't ya?)

This Dev Meet Up is a social gathering for developers to discuss geospatial technologies, complementary third-party tools, and development platforms (e.g., Silverlight, Java, Flex, JavaScript) that are supported by Esri. Presentations run the gamut of our community: from Web development to mobile location development for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 to automating tasks with Python.  

Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.  

At these meet ups, you can:  

Meet cool people. (Duh, we're there.)

Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.

Make a name for yourself in presenting a cool new/interesting concept or idea.

Impress someone by sharing your experiences.

Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!  


Here's what's on the agenda:  

5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served - YES!)  
6:30 - 7:00 PM Keynote Speaker

7:00 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks

8:00 - 9:00 PM Raffle, Networking and Social. Two great FANTASTIC prizes:  

12-month EDN Subscription 
DevSummit Registration

Follow us on Twitter: @AmyNiessen and @JimBarry.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:30pm - 9:00pm
McCormick & Schmick 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

8:00pm

New England Chapter of URISA (NEURISA) GIS-Pro 2013 Social!
Join the New England Chapter of URISA (NEURISA) and the Vanguard Cabinet for a fun evening social at Rí Rá Irish Pub in right down the street from the conference center.  We’ll have live entertainment, light snacks, and free drinks for the first 100 GIS-Pro participants through the door.  Connect with the NEURISA and Vanguard Cabinet members, get more information on how to join, or if you just have a few questions, come join us and you will be entered in a raffle drawing.  It will be an excellent opportunity for GIS-Pro attendees to mingle and network in a relaxed setting.  Slàinte!

Thank you to our generous event sponsors! 

Sponsors
avatar for Intergraph

Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes... Read More →
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Jasmine Bird

Application Support Specialist, Blue Marble Geographics
For over two decades, Blue Marble Geographics has been at the forefront of the GIS data processing software business for 20 years. Companies in every corner of the world, who appreciate the importance of maintaining the quality of their critical data, have come to depend on Blue Marble software. Blue Marble is known for coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper and Global Mapper SDK... Read More →
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Latitude Geographics Group, Ltd

ArcGIS server is the world’s leading web-GIS platform. Hundreds of organizations around the world rely on Geocortex Software by Latitude Geographics to accelerate and enrich the process of designing, building, and maintaining Esri ArcGIS Server Applications. They do move, faster... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Rí Rá Irish Pub (50 Exchange Terrace Providence, RI)
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

TBA

Critical Components for Successful System Implementation

Implementing a system is a daunting task, fraught with peril.  Utilizing established models and standards increases the speed of development and reduces risk of project failure.

 Moderator: Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultant

  • Extending Broadband Mapping into Economic Development and Planning Initiatives
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
    Sarah Finne, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
  • Massachusetts Statewide Standardized Tax Mapping: Lessons Learned
    Speaker TBA, MassGIS, Boston, MA
  • Status of the Land Record/GIS Integration Initiative
    Peirce Eichelberger, M.A., gDBMS, Inc., Collegeville, PA
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 


Moderators
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte Information Technology 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →
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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →
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Sarah Finne, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst, Connected Nation
Sarah Finne is a certified GISP and works as a Senior GIS Analyst at Connected Nation, a nonprofit with the mission to help promote technology and broadband access, adoption, and use in rural and underserved areas. She is a member of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet, where she serves as the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 TBA
552A

7:00am

Registration Hours

GIS-Pro Conference Registration will be located on the Foyer on the 5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Stop by to pick up your name badge, tickets, program and other information. URISA staff will be at the booth during these hours to assist you:

  • Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18  – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:00am - 5:00pm
5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center

8:00am

Awards Breakfast & URISA GISCorps Ten Year Celebration
Gather early for the GIS-Pro 2013 Awards Breakfast, during which numerous volunteer leadership awards, Exemplary Systems in Government Awards, Chapter of the Year, Vanguard Cabinet Member of the Year and the NEURISA Special Achievement Award will be bestowed. In addition, pause to recognize the great accomplishments of URISA's GISCorps as it is recognized for 10 years of amazing contributions to the world.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom

9:00am

Esri 3D Mapping Lab

The Esri 3D GIS Mapping Lab will introduce users to modern workflows for managing, producing, and sharing of 3D information via an enterprise and cloud architecture. 

Participants will learn how GIS workflows can extend 2D data into 3D and incorporate remote sensing Lidar and Imagery.  All of these sources of information will be used to create high-resolution urban environments for further use in accurate 3D visualization and analysis.

Attendees will learn how to disseminate 3D information online via ArcGIS webscenes and ArcGIS online.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
550

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Hours
Vendor Exhibit Hall open - please visit our exhibitors and sponsors

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:00am - 3:30pm
TBA

10:30am

Exemplary Systems in Government Showcase Session - Enterprise Systems

We just recognized URISA’s 2013 ESIG winners in the Awards Ceremony. Come to this session to learn more about the outstanding systems recognized in the Enterprise Systems category.

Moderator: Steve Holmes, City of Loveland, CO – 2013 ESIG Review Committee Chair 

  • The GEM Project: Bringing Information to the Emergency Operations Centre (City of Calgary)
    Liz Findlay, GEM Project Sponsor & Manager and Nancy Merritt, Geospatial Consultant & GEM Project Advisor, Geospatial Business Solutions Division, Corporate Services City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Department of Homeland Security Common Operational Picture (DHS COP)
    Michael Edwards, COP Program Manager, Geospatial Management Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
  • Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII)
    Lewis Summers, GII Program Manager, Geospatial Management Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
  • National Capital Region Geospatial Data Exchange
    Tom Conry, Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA
    Heidi Hammel, KCI Technologies, Inc., Sparks, MD

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Conry

Thomas Conry

GIS Manager, Fairfax County
Tom Conry has been the manager of Fairfax County’s GIS and Mapping Branch since 1999. Over that period, the Branch has progressively leveraged the dramatic developments in spatial technology and in enterprise systems to deliver GIS data and services to more than 13,000 county staff... Read More →
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Michael Edwards

COP Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
Mike Edwards, Commander USCG, took over as the DHS Common Operating Picture (COP) Program Manager in June of this year.    Mike has spent the last 20 years in the Coast Guard, enjoying assignments from Alaska to New England.  He spent the last four years managing the technical... Read More →
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Liz Findlay

Manager, Geospatial Business Solutions, City of Calgary
Liz Findlay is the Manager of the Geospatial Business Solutions Division  in the City of Calgary’s Infrastructure & Information Services  business unit. The Division of 50 people is focused on GIS providing clients strategic GIS project consulting, complex data analysis, GIS cartographic... Read More →
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Heidi Hammel

Associate Director, KCI Technologies
Ms. Hammel is the Associate Director of KCI’s Geospatial Solutions practice.  She has been a senior GIS project manager with more than 20 years of experience in in leading, developing, and coordinating implementation efforts for enterprise GIS for local municipalities and state... Read More →
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Nancy Merritt

Geospatial Consultant and GEM Project Advisor, City of Calgary
Liz Findlay is the Manager of the Geospatial Business Solutions Division in the City of Calgary\'s Infrastructure & Information Services business unit. The Division of 50 people is focused on GIS providing clients strategic GIS project consulting, complex data analysis, GIS cartographic... Read More →
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Lewis Summers

GII Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
Lew Summers works in the Geospatial Management Office (GMO) at the Department of Homeland Security and is the Program Manager for the Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII).  Lew has over 15 years of Federal service and 20 years’ experience working in the Geographic Information... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00am
552B

10:30am

GIS in Land and Environmental Management

GIS plays a critical role in the collection, administration, management, and protection lands and land based resources.  This session will present real world examples of spatial data collection techniques, geodatabase design principles, and uses of GIS for land and environmental management.

Moderator: Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

  • A Hybrid Approach to Land Cover Mapping Utilizing Manual and Automated Methods
    Wilfred Mercier, Sewall Company, Old Town, ME
  • Spatial Data Protocol and a Geodatabase for the Surinamese Government
    Betty Kreakie, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI
  • Jamestown, RI Uses GIS To Audit Effectiveness of Environmental Regulations
    Justin Jobin, The Town of Jamestown, Jamestown, RI
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Moderators
avatar for Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling is a Senior Fellow in the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Active in URISA since 1982, he is a past board member, recipient of URISA's Service Award, and a past member of the Core Committee of URISA’s GISCorps. He served on the Council of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Jobin

Justin Jobin

GIS Coordinator, The Town of Jamestown
Justin Jobin is the Environmental Scientist and GIS Coordinator for the Town of Jamestown, RI where he is responsible for the implementation, management, and maintenance of The Town's  Geographic Information System.  He is also responsible for overseeing the Town’s High Groundwater... Read More →
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Betty Kreakie

US EPA, US EPA
Betty Kreakie is a research ecologist for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Her work focuses on the development of spatially explicit, landscape level models that predict how biological populations and communities... Read More →
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Wilfred Mercier

Analyst
Wilfred Mercier is a forest resources professional specializing in remote sensing and GIS.  He joined James W. Sewall Company in January 2011 as a photo interpreter and GIS technician. Currently, Wil is responsible for providing GIS and analytic support for forest cover type and... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00am
553A

10:30am

GIS in Land and Environmental Management

GIS plays a critical role in the collection, administration, management, and protection lands and land based resources.  This session will present real world examples of spatial data collection techniques, geodatabase design principles, and uses of GIS for land and environmental management.

Moderator: Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

  • A Hybrid Approach to Land Cover Mapping Utilizing Manual and Automated Methods
    Wilfred Mercier, Sewall Company, Old Town, ME
  • Spatial Data Protocol and a Geodatabase for the Surinamese Government
    Betty Kreakie, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI
  • Jamestown, RI Uses GIS To Audit Effectiveness of Environmental Regulations
    Justin Jobin, The Town of Jamestown, Jamestown, RI
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Moderators
avatar for Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling is a Senior Fellow in the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Active in URISA since 1982, he is a past board member, recipient of URISA's Service Award, and a past member of the Core Committee of URISA’s GISCorps. He served on the Council of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Jobin

Justin Jobin

GIS Coordinator, The Town of Jamestown
Justin Jobin is the Environmental Scientist and GIS Coordinator for the Town of Jamestown, RI where he is responsible for the implementation, management, and maintenance of The Town's  Geographic Information System.  He is also responsible for overseeing the Town’s High Groundwater... Read More →
avatar for Betty Kreakie

Betty Kreakie

US EPA, US EPA
Betty Kreakie is a research ecologist for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Her work focuses on the development of spatially explicit, landscape level models that predict how biological populations and communities... Read More →
avatar for Wilfred Mercier

Wilfred Mercier

Analyst
Wilfred Mercier is a forest resources professional specializing in remote sensing and GIS.  He joined James W. Sewall Company in January 2011 as a photo interpreter and GIS technician. Currently, Wil is responsible for providing GIS and analytic support for forest cover type and... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00am
553A

10:30am

Implementing ArcGIS Online

services and utilizing them with ArcGIS Online templates, developing custom map app galleries, and formation of dynamic map apps appropriate for crowd sourced data.

Moderator: Marie Esten, Loon Environmental LLC, Riverside, RI

  • How-to: Esri ArcGIS Server Map Services and ArcGIS Online Map App Templates
    Marie Esten, Loon Environmental LLC, Riverside, RI 
    Greg Bonynge, GISP, University of Rhode Island, Kingstown, RI 
    Aimée Mandeville, GISP, University of Rhode Island, Kingstown, RI

Moderators
avatar for Marie Esten

Marie Esten

President, Loon Environmental LLC
Marie Esten, the president of Loon Environmental LLC holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She has been working with GIS for more than 10 years to visualize environmental data... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marie Esten

Marie Esten

President, Loon Environmental LLC
Marie Esten, the president of Loon Environmental LLC holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She has been working with GIS for more than 10 years to visualize environmental data... Read More →
avatar for Greg Bonynge GISP

Greg Bonynge GISP

Geospatial Extension Specialist, University of Rhode Island
Greg Bonynge is the Geospatial Extension Specialist at the University of Rhode Island's Environmental Data Center.  Currently, the focus of his work is largely designing and implementing enterprise solutions for data management, data distribution, and online decision support sy... Read More →
avatar for Aimée Mandeville, GISP

Aimée Mandeville, GISP

University of Rhode Island
I am a GIS Analyst with the Environmental Data Center at the University of Rhode Island. I teach ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online classes offered through URI Cooperative Extension. These days I have been focused on pushing the capabilities of ArcGIS Online, and have worked with several... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00am
551B

10:30am

Case Studies in GIS for Urban Planning

Learn how jurisdictions as varied as the seacoast area of New Hampshire, Greater Cincinnati and Baton Rouge developed tools for integrating information and facilitating regional collaboration to better inform citizens and municipal staff about potential development, proposed development, and abandoned housing.

Moderator: Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC

  • Evaluate Land Development Applications More Objectively
    Warren Kron, Baton Rouge Planning Commission, Baton Rouge, LA
    Bruce Aquila, Intergraph, Madison, AL
  • Regional Buildout, Seacoast NH
    Robert Pruyne, GISP, Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH
  • New Orleans: Pushed to Change
    Alex Hepp, Pictometry, Rochester, NY 
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Moderators
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities LLC
Teresa Townsend has over 20 years of experience and has extensive knowledge and multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, GIS and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She has used GIS as an analytical tool, built GIS layers/systems at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Aquila

Bruce Aquila

Senior Transportation Consultant, Intergraph Corporation
Bruce has been with Intergraph for 29 years.  He is currently serving as a Senior Transportation consultant in the Government and Transportation Business Unit.  Among his responsibilities are business development, consulting, industry conference presentations and product requirement... Read More →
avatar for Warren Kron, GISP

Warren Kron, GISP

GIS Manager, City-Parish Department of Information Services
Warren Kron is the GIS Coordinator for the Planning Commission at the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His 15 years of public practice in the GIS and planning professions include development of the Parishwide GIS Program, leading an enterprise address... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pruyne, GISP

Robert Pruyne, GISP

GIS Specialist, Rockingham Planning Commission
Robert is a GIS Specialist at the Rockingham Planning Commission since 2002. He obtained his B.S. from Skidmore College in environmental planning and studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts. He earned his professional GIS certification (GISP... Read More →
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director of Assessment, Pictometry International, Corp.
Alex Hepp has worked for the Pictometry Government Solutions Group for the past seven years. In his current role as the Director of Assessment his primary responsibilities include handling all products/services that Pictometry offers for Assessor’s, new product development, partner... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:30am
553B

10:30am

Collaboration and Integration

A well-structured GIS framework embeds institutional knowledge. If applied effectively, it will enable an effective implementation of enterprise models and multi-level collaboration.

Moderator: Kathrine Cargo, GISP, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA

  • Collaborative Geospatial Technologies Outreach through eXtension Map@Syst
    Shane Bradt, PhD, GISP, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Building an Institutional Framework that Works
    Rebecca Somers, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • Community SCAN with Innovative Mobile GISYunwoo Nam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Moderators
avatar for Kathrine Cargo, GISP

Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Manager, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo, GISP is the GIS/Mapping Coordinator for the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) . Prior to coming to OPCD in 2002, Ms. Cargo worked for sixteen years in both public and private agencies as a Principal City Planner and GIS Project Manager. Ms. Cargo has a Masters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shane Bradt

Shane Bradt

Extension Specialist, Geospatial Technologies, UNH Cooperative Extension
Shane Bradt is a University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension State Specialist with the Natural Resources Program and an Extension Professor with the UNH Department of Biological Sciences. Shane's outreach GIS outreach efforts in NH are largely focused through the UNH Geospatial... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Somers, GISP

Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
avatar for Yunwoo Nam

Yunwoo Nam

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Yunwoo Nam is an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a faculty fellow of the CALMIT (Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies). He obtained his Ph.D degree in City and Regional Planning at the University... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:30am
551A

10:30am

GIS Management Institute
Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
554B

10:30am

Critical Components for Successful System Implementation

Implementing a system is a daunting task, fraught with peril.  Utilizing established models and standards increases the speed of development and reduces risk of project failure.

 Moderator: Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultant

  • Extending Broadband Mapping into Economic Development and Planning Initiatives
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
    Sarah Finne, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
  • Massachusetts Statewide Standardized Tax Mapping: Lessons Learned
    Speaker TBA, MassGIS, Boston, MA
  • Status of the Land Record/GIS Integration Initiative
    Peirce Eichelberger, M.A., gDBMS, Inc., Collegeville, PA
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 


Moderators
avatar for Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

President, Croswell-Schulte Information Technology 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →
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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →
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Sarah Finne, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst, Connected Nation
Sarah Finne is a certified GISP and works as a Senior GIS Analyst at Connected Nation, a nonprofit with the mission to help promote technology and broadband access, adoption, and use in rural and underserved areas. She is a member of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet, where she serves as the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
552A

12:00pm

Lunch - on own
Lunch on your own – so many options for lunch! Head across the skywalk to the Providence Place Mall for both sit-down and food court options. Venture a little further and take advantage of one of the numerous dining establishments that have put Providence on the map for foodies!

Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

URISA Education Division
Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
554B

1:00pm

Esri LiDAR Lab

The Esri Lidar Lab will cover managing and using Lidar point cloud data with ArcGIS 10.1.  By attending this session, GIS users will be able to learn how to manage Lidar data, use ArcGIS for 2D/3D visualization and analysis, as well as share their Lidar data through webservices. 

Attendees will learn a complete Lidar data management strategy, including: how to catalog their data; when to use LAS Datasets, terrain Datasets, and Mosaic Datasets; what analytical options are available for Lidar; how to fuse Lidar data with other spatial and operational layers; and techniques for making Lidar data more accessible.  

By utilizing the ArcGIS platform, organizations will be better able to support informed decision making by providing simple and timely access to your Lidar and Imagery.



Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
550

1:30pm

Keynote Address
GIS-Pro is very pleased to welcome David Salzer and Patrick Santoso from the University of New Hampshire’s Technology Transfer Center.  They presented the keynote address at the 2013 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference to rave reviews. You’re in for a treat!

New Hampshire Mosaic: The Power of a Composite Land Base
Governments around the world are awakening to the power of composite land bases and the efficiencies and cost savings that they can yield.  In the US, multiple states including New Hampshire have begun developing composite land bases.  The New Hampshire Mosaic is a compilation of GIS parcel boundaries and computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) data, sourced from each of the 235 taxing jurisdictions in the state.  Property information is augmented with real estate transfer information on a weekly basis from each of the 10 County Registries of Deeds.  New Hampshire Mosaic is being leveraged by over 10 state agencies in a variety of disciplines.  Learn about the Mosaic and its utilization, methodologies, workflows, and the potential challenges of large scale composite land base development.

Speakers
avatar for David Salzer

David Salzer

David Salzer manages the Mosaic Parcel Map Project at the Technology Transfer Center.  He received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from UNH in '05 and '07 respectively and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. David also manages a number of "Special Projects" for... Read More →
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Patrick Santoso

Patrick Santoso is the Property Tax Equalization Manager at the Technology Transfer Center.  He has a BS and MS from UNH in Engineering and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. In addition to Property Tax Equalization Patrick also manages Road Salt Reduction in winter maintenance, Municipal... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom

2:30pm

Break in Exhibit Hall

Be sure to ask any remaining questions you may have and view product demonstrations during this break. The exhibits dismantle at 3:30 PM.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Advocacy Division
Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
554B

3:30pm

Professional Practice Division
Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
554B

3:30pm

Active and Healthy Communities

The presentations in this session will focus on how GIS supports the development of programs, land use and the physical environment to enhance active modes of transportation and create vibrant, healthy communities.

Moderator: Mark Sievers, AICP, Sievers & Associates LLC, Altamonte Springs, FL

  • Tools and Methods for Assessing Community Bike-Share Suitability
    Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC
    Drew Spiliotis, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC
    Active and Healthy Community: Physical Environment and Social Elements
    Yunwoo Nam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • An Analysis of Neighborhood Walkability in "America's Next Great City"
    Justin Priola, City of Baton Rouge & Parish of East Baton Rouge Planning, Baton Rouge, LA
    Warren Kron, City of Baton Rouge & Parish of East Baton Rouge Planning, Baton Rouge, LA
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Townsend, AICP

Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities LLC
Teresa Townsend has over 20 years of experience and has extensive knowledge and multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, GIS and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She has used GIS as an analytical tool, built GIS layers/systems at... Read More →
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Warren Kron, GISP

GIS Manager, City-Parish Department of Information Services
Warren Kron is the GIS Coordinator for the Planning Commission at the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His 15 years of public practice in the GIS and planning professions include development of the Parishwide GIS Program, leading an enterprise address... Read More →
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Justin Priola, GISP

GIS Coordinator, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge Department of Information Services
Justin Priola, GISP has 11+ years of experience in the GIS profession working for the City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge. Justin works as the GIS Coordinator in the Department of Information Services GIS Division. In this position, he is responsible for data collection... Read More →
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Yunwoo Nam

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Yunwoo Nam is an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a faculty fellow of the CALMIT (Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies). He obtained his Ph.D degree in City and Regional Planning at the University... Read More →
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Drew Spiliotis

Planner/GIS Analyst, Planning Communities LLC
Drew Spiliotis is a Planner/GIS Analyst for Planning Communities.  Drew has broad experience in applying GIS to transportation and land use planning applications.  Drew received a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
553B

3:30pm

Implementing Enterprise GIS: Struggles & Successes

As organizations implement enterprise GIS, opportunities, challenges, and successes will be encountered.  This session will present examples from three organizations.  

Moderator: Dianne Haley, GISP, DMH GIS Consulting, Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Plan, Design, and Implement with Location in Mind: The Art and Science of GIS
    Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, PhD, Pitney Bowes Software, Troy, NY
  • Evolution Towards an Enterprise GIS at FM Global – A Private Sector Viewpoint
    Chris Akin, GISP, FM Global, Johnston, RI
  • Enabling Enterprise Geospatial Workflows
    David Holmes, Intergraph Corporation, Madison, AL

Speakers
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Chris Akin, GISP

GIS Manager, Dunaway Associates
Chris Akin, GISP, manages Dunaway Associates' GIS division and has almost 2 decades of experience in the development and management of geospatial projects, strategies, and processes. Chris also founded GIS Resumes, LLC (www.gisresumes.com), whose mission is to give you the ability... Read More →
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David Holmes

Business Strategy, Intergraph Corporation
David Holmes is currently a Business Consultant assisting with strategic marketing, business development, and sales operations within the Security, Government & Infrastructure Division (SG&I) of Intergraph.   He has been with Intergraph SG&I for 5 years in strategic marketing and... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, PhD

Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, PhD

Global Director of Product Management, Pitney Bowes
I am an architect and planner by trade. Professionally, I have been in the GIS industry for many years and have served in a variety of positions from a GIS analyst to manager, from a city planner to a planning director and from a professor to a business executive. As the current Global... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
551A

3:30pm

Portals and Archives: The Positive Effects

Building a data archive or portal can improve business decision-making and facilitate management of the underlying data.  This session will discuss the benefits of developing and implementing such a system.

  • Montana’s GIS Data Archive: A Practical Approach to Geographic Data Preservation
    Diane Papineau, MS, GISP, Montana State Library, Helena, MT
  • GIS Web-Based Mapping Plays Central Role in County Operations
    Dean Salmons, GISP, Orange County Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Ocean Use Mapping in the Northeast
    Rachel Shmookler, RPS - Applied Science Associates, Inc., South Kingstown, RI

Moderators
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Steve Sharp, GISP

Director of Enterprise GIS Services, VT Center for Geographic Information
Stephen Sharp is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with over 20 years of experience in the GIS industry. He is currently the Director of Enterprise GIS Services at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). Mr. Sharp provides supervisory, technical... Read More →

Speakers
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Dean Salmons, GISP

GIS Supervisor, Orange County Government
Dean Salmons is a supervisor with Orange County, Florida.  He has a masters degree from UCF in Public Administration and a bachelors degree in Geography from Florida State University.
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Diane Papineau, GISP

GIS Programmer/Analyst, Montana State Library
Diane holds an MS degree in Earth Sciences from Montana State University in Bozeman, emphasizing GIS, remote sensing, historical and cultural geography, and GIS education. For the Montana State Library, she serves as the Montana Geographic Names MSDI theme steward and the Montana... Read More →
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Rachel Shmookler

RPS ASA
Rachel Shmookler specializes in geospatial analysis, data processing, and data management. Rachel attended Clark University where she received a B.A. in Environmental Science and an M.A. in Geographic Information Systems. She has been working at RPS ASA for the past three years on... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
551B

3:30pm

ROI in the Real World

Tight budgets and limited funding have pushed organizations to spend money wisely. This session will focus on real world examples of how ROI has helped organizations indentify, prioritize, and justify investments.

Moderator: Douglas Adams, GISP, Baltimore County Government, Baltimore, MD

  • GIS ROI for Small Business Solutions
    Brian Stice, BA, MS, Landvest LLC, Boston, MA
  • ROI Analysis of Orthoimagery Acquisition for the State of Maine: Approach and Results
    Kate Hickey, Applied Geographics, Inc (AppGeo), Boston, MA
  • Low-Cost GIS for Small Municipalities
    Kris Berglund, Blue Marble Geographics, Hallowell, ME

Speakers
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Kris Berglund

Vice-President, Sales, Blue Marble Geographics
Kris has been involved with mapping software for over twenty years, and offers a diverse level of experience in cartography, geomatics, marketing, business development and technical sales. Kris manages strategic accounts for Blue Marble and continuously contributes key feedback directly... Read More →
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Kate Hickey, PMP, GISP

Director of Local Government Services, AppGeo
Kate Hickey has 15 years of professional GIS experience in New England. Her primary focus at AppGeo is on geospatial strategic planning, program implementation, and application development for local governments. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley... Read More →
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Brian Stice

GIS Specialist II (Administrator), LandVest
Hi everyone, my name is Brian Stice and I am a GIS Professional based out of Boston. I have a master's degree in GIS from Northeastern University, and am finishing another degree in Remote Sensing (done in the winter). I love talking GIS with people, I am an animal person (have... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
552A

3:30pm

Water - Our Most Important and Critical Resource

Recent studies show that thousands of miles of underground pipes that move water from treatment plants to taps are leaking: anywhere from 13-30%. At the same time, wastewater and stormwater systems are rapidly aging, allowing pollutants to flow into rivers, lakes and oceans. Learn how various organizations are using GIS to depict threats and hazards using map services and other technologies that incorporate analysis tools into their design.

Moderator: Tripp Corbin, GISP, eGIS Associates, Inc., Dacula, GA

  • Using GIS Tools in Managing Rhode Island's Primary Drinking Supply Watershed
    Christopher Riely, Certified Forester, Providence Water, Providence, RI
    Michael Doyle, GISP, Fuss & O'Neill Technologies, LLC, Manchester, CT
  • Hydrologic Analysis on the Web Through The National Map
    Peter Steeves, USGS, Northborough, MA
  • Optimizing Estimates of Impervious Cover and Riparian Zone Condition in New England Watersheds: A Green Infrastructure Analysis
    Jessica Morgan, University of Rhode Island, US EPA - Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Moderators
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →

Speakers
MD

Michael Doyle, GISP

Mike Doyle, GISP has been active in GIS consulting for over 20 years.  In this time Mike has helped many different organizations throughout the country implement GIS and integrate GIS data with institutional databases and systems.  Mike’s specialty is working with utility companies... Read More →
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Jessica Morgan

PhD student, University of Rhode Island, US EPA - Atlantic Ecology Division
Jessica Morgan is a Ph.D. student in Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island and an ORISE Fellow at the U.S. EPA Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett, RI.  Her research interests include the analysis of environmental and remote sensing data using GIS, to... Read More →
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Christopher Riely

Forest Supervisor, Providence Water
Christopher Riely is a forester and watershed manager for Providence Water, the public utility from which most Rhode Islanders get their drinking water. He is a founding member of the New England Watershed Managers Collaborative, which provides a forum to discuss the challenges facing... Read More →
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Pete Steeves

GIS Specialist, USGS
Pete Steeves has been with the USGS since 1988.  He is a long-standing member (and past President) of the Northeast Arc Users Group (NEARC).  Pete works with several major national programs, including StreamStats and the National Hydrography Dataset.  He also is part of an international... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
552B

3:30pm

Where We're Going and Not Getting Hit on the Way

The presentations in this session will focus on worker travel characteristics as well as crash location analysis using GIS tools.

Moderator: Cy Smith, GISP, State of Oregon, Salem, OR

  • AHTD's LRS Crash Location Tool and Crash Event Analysis
    Bruce Aquila, Intergraph Corporation, Madison, AL
    Tom Godish, Intergraph Corporation, Levittown, AL
  • Identifying Worker Characteristics and Travel Patterns Utilizing LEHD and GIS
    Wendy Peloquin, Reynolds, Smith & Hills (RS&H), Atlanta, GA
  • Equipping Elephants with GPS: Lessons From the Zoo
    Matthew Holdgate, Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR
AICP Credits: CM 1.50 

Speakers
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Bruce Aquila

Senior Transportation Consultant, Intergraph Corporation
Bruce has been with Intergraph for 29 years.  He is currently serving as a Senior Transportation consultant in the Government and Transportation Business Unit.  Among his responsibilities are business development, consulting, industry conference presentations and product requirement... Read More →
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Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, GISinc
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
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Tom Godish

Serving the Security, Government & Infrastructure Division (SG&I) promoting Intergraph’s geospatial technologies. Responsible for the sale of software and professional services in support of Geomedia and ERDAS solutions to government and transportation accounts covering the Northeast... Read More →
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Matthew Holdgate

Conservation Research Associate, Oregon Zoo
Matthew Holdgate is a Conservation Research Associate at the Oregon Zoo and a Ph.D. student at Portland State University. His research uses GPS anklets to determine the factors that affect the walking rates of Asian and African zoo elephants. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys applying... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
553A

3:30pm

5:00pm

Mentoring MeetUp
Are you un(der)employed or looking...for a (better) job?  Tired of sifting through second and third-level contacts to meet new people and extend your network? Come join the Vanguard Cabinet and other URISA members for an informal mentoring meet-up before the social. 

Come join us to share your student outreach experiences.  If you are a student attending today please join us to contribute. 

Wednesday September 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration Foyer

6:00pm

GIS-Pro 2013 Social Event - URISAlympics


(Take the skywalk to the Providence Place Mall, go to the Third Level food court and take the escalator or elevator up one more floor, to the Entertainment Level… next to the movie theaters.)

Experience 50,000 square feet of food and fun under one roof...  and it’s all ours from 6 PM to 9 PM! GIS-Pro guests will partake of a substantial dinner buffet and drinks. Design your own experience… hang out with friends and chat, watch sports on the big screen, play pool on D&B’s handcrafted World Class Pocket Billiards Tables, or challenge your fellow attendees to the vast array of games in the Midway. From ‘old school’ carnival type games like Whack-A-Mole and skeeball to high-tech 3D adventures! Redeem tickets for toys and prizes and be crowned GIS-Pro champion!



Wednesday September 18, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Dave & Buster’s Providence
 
Thursday, September 19
 

7:30am

GIS-Pro Conference Committee Meeting
Thursday September 19, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am
554B

8:00am

Registration Hours

GIS-Pro Conference Registration will be located on the Foyer on the 5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Stop by to pick up your name badge, tickets, program and other information. URISA staff will be at the booth during these hours to assist you:

  • Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17  – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18  – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Thursday September 19, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center

9:00am

Annual Business Meeting
Annual URISA Business Meeting with membership

Thursday September 19, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:30am

Thought Leaders Panel

Hear from a panel of Thought Leaders about the blurred lines between public and citizen facing apps and how they connect to back-office government systems. The single largest item not recognized in this space is the need for organizational structure or institutional change on both sides. Let’s toss around some ideas!


Speakers
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Max Baber

Director of Academic Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
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Clare Brenner

CEO, Tumml Urban Ventures Accelerator
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Jessica Davies

Cice Chair, Spatial Information & Cartography Commission, SSSI
JF

Joe Ferreira

Professor and Chair of Urban Information Systems Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Brian Stice

GIS Specialist II (Administrator), LandVest
Hi everyone, my name is Brian Stice and I am a GIS Professional based out of Boston. I have a master's degree in GIS from Northeastern University, and am finishing another degree in Remote Sensing (done in the winter). I love talking GIS with people, I am an animal person (have... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom

10:45am

Closing Keynote Address
Exploring Mars for Habitable Environments

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Jack Mustard

Prof. Jack Mustard

Professor of Geological Sciences, Brown University
John (Jack) Mustard is professor of Geological Sciences at Brown University.  He has been a member of the faculty since 1996, prior to that he was an assistant professor for research also at Brown.  His main academic interests are split between planetary and environmental science... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
Ballroom

12:00pm

URISA Board of Directors Meeting
URISA Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday September 19, 2013 12:00pm - 4:00pm
554B