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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
The Importance of GIS Program Review and Assessment for Successful GIS Managers

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GIS managers need to continually improve the performance and effectiveness of their GIS programs. Come to this session to learn about the various methods and tools for evaluating GIS programs. Then learn about URISA’s GIS Capability Maturity Model, an online assessment tool to help managers gauge where they are today and how to plan for a more effective GIS operation in the future.

Moderator: Dianne Haley, GISP, DMH GIS Consulting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • GIS Program Review and Assessment Techniques and Tools
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, GIS Management Consultant, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • The GMI Road to Improved GIS Capabilities for Successful GIS Managers
    Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP, Principal, Elevon Solutions, Hood River, Oregon, United States
    Allen Ibaugh, GISP, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, Florida, United States
    Bryan Townsend, GISP, GIS Administrator, York County, York, South Carolina, United States

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Dianne Haley

CEO, DMH GIS Consulting
Dianne has worked in the field of automated mapping and GIS for 40 years. She retired in 2011 after 8 years in the position of Enterprise GIS Services Lead at what is now the Alberta Energy Regulator, where she was responsible for the implementation and coordination on an Enterprise... Read More →

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Amy Esnard, MSc, GISP

Consultant, Elevon Solutions, LLC
Amy brings nearly two decades of professional GIS experience, primarily in State and Local Government. She has an extensive understanding of information technology and how to best organize, plan, implement and use GIS and spatial technology. In the past eight years, Amy has demonstrated... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

GIS Management Consultant, GMI Chair, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both... Read More →
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Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government
As GIS Manager of York County since 2001, I am responsible for all things GIS in County Government. This role includes fostering the vision and strategies for the GIS division (while aligning with the County strategic plan), managing the division’s daily operations, serving as... Read More →
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Allen Ibaugh

Chief Executive Officer, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Will submit at later date

Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pier 7/8