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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 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Clear Weather Ahead! - Field Data Collection with GIS and the Cloud

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There are many options for collecting data in the field with GIS – software, hardware, workflows, among others.  This session will discuss the opportunities and how several organizations have leveraged field data collection and the cloud effectively.
AICP CM Approved 1.5 

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

  • Sound the Alarms:  Web Based Mapping for Fire Prevention
    Juliana Pentikainen, GIS Technologist, City of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    Amanda Nichols, Public Educator, Peterborough Fire Services, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Navigating the Cloud Landscape for Mobile GIS Data Collection
    Bartosz Derbis, GISP, GIS Analyst, The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Thorold, ON Canada
    John Docker, Planner, The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Thorold, Ontario, Canada
  • Automating Field Collection Workflow
    Coleman McCormick, Executive Vice President, Fulcrum, St Petersburg, Florida, United States

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Dianne Haley, BSc, MScGIS, GISP

Consultant, 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 →


John Docker

John Docker is a Planner at the Niagara Region. He has over 15 years of public and private sector experience in the GIS field. John acquired his Cartographic Specialist diploma and GIS certificate from Sir Sandford Fleming College in 2000. John has received notable recognition from... Read More →
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Bartosz Derbis, GISP

GIS Analyst, Niagara Region
Bartosz Derbis is a GIS Analyst at the Niagara Region. He has over 15 years of experience working in municipal and provincial governments. Bartosz received his Honours BSs in geography at Trent University and post Graduate GIS certificate from Fleming College in Lindsay Ontario. Prior... Read More →
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Coleman McCormick

Executive Vice President, Fulcrum
Coleman is the Executive VP of Fulcrum, a SaaS platform for building software solutions for GIS, field data collection, and mobile operations. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Geography, and has spent 12 years in GIS, mapping, remote sensing, and software... Read More →
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Amanda Nichols

Public Educator, Peterborough Fire Services
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Juliana Pentikainen

GIS Technologist, City of Peterborough
Juliana has worked at the City of Peterborough's Geomatics/Mapping Division for the past 5 years. In her current role as a GIS Technologist, Juliana supervises the GIS maintenance of the City’s construction projects, completes yearly reports for the Finance Division and has become... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
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