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GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle - Toronto, Ontario

Geospatial information is everywhere, at everyone’s fingertips and URISA as an organization has been at the forefront for the past  50 years, through global technology and social shifts.  In the time it took you to pull up the description of this conference, perhaps on your phone, tablet or laptop, you have already considered the conference location, investigated the good eats and conference events, and mapped all of your indoor and outside activities.  URISA connects members and partners with the educational, networking and collaboration resources that professionals need to evolve geospatial tools and solutions that respond to real places in real time.

Join the GIS Community in Toronto, Ontario for a powerful, collective exchange of GIS knowledge!

Professional Planners: Be sure to note the workshops and sessions that have been approved for AICP-CM credits. Nearly 50 AICP-CM credits were approved for this year’s program!

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Note: If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Westin Harbour Castle saying that there is now a cheaper rate... just hang up. It is a scam.  
 

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Monday, October 31 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
An Overview of Open Source GIS Software (Full day)

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Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Caitlin Blundell, Geographic Design and Sara Yurman, GISP, Spatial Focus Inc
Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years. Over the past few years the open source choices in GIS have been broader and more capable than ever before. This workshop will focus on GIS open source software. It will give an overview of current developments from technical and management perspectives. Selected packages and their applications in various projects will be demonstrated and discussed.

Specific topics include:

  • Open Source GIS background and development
  • Overview of Open Source GIS spatial functionalities
  • Live demonstration
  • Interoperability: The Open Source GIS spectrum
  • Planning and implementation issues

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in free and open source geographic information system software. The workshop will suit both managerial and technical needs and it does not require any prerequisites.


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Blundell

Caitlin Blundell

Director, Geographic Design
Through Geographic Design, Caitlin has worked with a number of private and public sector clients in the urban design/urban planning realm, providing data acquisition and mapping services for projects in Ontario and around the world, from the scale of the community to the region. Caitlin's analytical skills are combined with effective visual communication using the Adobe Creative Suite. She is passionate about geographic education, and teaches... Read More →
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Sara Yurman, GISP

Geodata Architects, Spatial Focus Inc
Sara is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a GIS consultancy started in 1998. Her work with Spatial Focus has been all over the United States, with international projects in places such as Abu Dhabi, Serbia, Indonesia and Malawi. She manages Spatial Focus production staff, often using open source GIS to build master address repositories. She is a member of the Address Standard Working Group, chairing the Quality Control section of the FGDC... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Pier 7/8

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