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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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Tuesday, November 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
GIS and Urban Planning

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GIS technology can be instrumental in assisting local governments across the globe to modernize land records, update codes, and study urban growth and development patterns. Issues such as urban sprawl, land use change, and the use of transportation/economic modeling to predict future behaviors will be presented in this session. Highlights include a variety of national and international efforts to bring the latest GIS technology and best practices to local governments.
AICP CM Approved 1.5
Moderator: Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA, Principal, GeoMaxim, LLC, Asheville, North Carolina, United States

  •  GIS Support for the Centennial, Colorado Land Development Code Rewrite
    Derek Stertz, GISP, AICP, GIS Supervisor, City of Centennial, Centennial, Colorado, United States
  • A Generalized User Interface (GUI) for the Regional Economy, Land Use and Transportation (RELU-TRAN) Model of Greater Los Angeles
    Ievgenii Kudko, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

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Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA

Principal, GeoMaxim
Lynda Wayne is Principal of GeoMaxim, a consulting practice specializing in geospatial data and metadata, data sharing policy and practices, and the facilitation of issue-based geospatial dialogs and decision-making. Ms. Wayne is the former Director of the Louisiana Geographic Information Center, the founding Chair of the GIS Certification Institute, and a long time coastal landscape ecologist active in the application of RS/GIS technologies. She... Read More →

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Ievgenii Kudko

PhD candidate, SUNY at Buffalo
Ievgenii is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His main interest is in empirical research and discrete choice modeling in Urban Economics. Over the past three years he has been conducting research on the topics related to income and racial inequality; suburbanization and residential segregation in the U.S. housing market.

Derek Stertz, GISP, AICP

Derek was the first GIS staff for the City of Centennial, Colorado, which was founded in 2001. Derek started in the Long Range Planning Division in 2008 and over the last 7 years has developed a program and the GIS department of 3 members. His background is in Social Science with a B.A in History and Geography from Metro State University in Denver, and an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver. He started... Read More →

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