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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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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

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... 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 the datasets for the specialized mapping software. During the districting process, Polidata can generate specialized reports and analysis by writing code to transform... Read More →
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Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Research Fellow, 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) Professional (GISP). Dr. Salling has published papers on redistricting and voting rights, GIS, public participation GIS, residential mobility, computer applications... Read More →
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James Whitehorne, BA

Chief - 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 joined the Census Bureau's Geography Division in April 2006 when he was hired as a geographer in the Geographic Areas Branch (GAB). James worked on several geographic update programs eventually becoming the team lead for both the Redistricting Data Program (RDP) and the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). Prior to... Read More →

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