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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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Monday, September 16


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.

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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 →
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Greg ​Babinski​​​

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center

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


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  

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Carol Kraemer

North River Geographic System, Inc
North River Geographic Systems, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
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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


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  


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 →
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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


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.

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
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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 →

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


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

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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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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


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 

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Rebecca Somers, GISP

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

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Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date

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


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  

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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
Tuesday, September 17


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.

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Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, CMS

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

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