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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.  

Tuesday, November 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Count Me In! - How Census Data and GIS are Critical to Elections…..Next Week and Beyond

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U.S. elections take place the week after GIS-Pro 2016. The presidential race is not the only important one. Critical state and local elections are also on the ballot.  State elections for Congress and legislatures will shape much of the political landscape in the United States for the next four years, decade, and more.  Attend this important session to learn how the Census Bureau’s Redistricting Data works, how to contribute, and how GIS plays a critical role.
AICP CM Approved 1.5 

Moderator: Carl Anderson, GISP, Senior Architect, Create.IO., Bradenton, Florida, United States  

  • How Census Data and GIS Are Critical to Elections Next Week and Beyond
    Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    James Whitehorne, BA, Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, Maryland, United States
    Clark Bensen, BA, JD, President,POLIDATA, Corinth, Vermont, United States

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, NewLight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census... Read More →

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Clark Bensen

Clark Bensen since the 1981/1982 redistricting cycle Polidata has provided assistance to both legislative bodies and commissions in over one half of the states. A special emphasis is the development of the demographic and political data and the integration of this information into... Read More →
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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 Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Kent State University, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, and is a certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS... Read More →
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James Whitehorne

Chief - Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau
James Whitehorne is the Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. He started with the Census Bureau in April 2006 in the Geography Division. James worked on several geographic update programs becoming the team lead for both the Redistricting... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
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