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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 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Disaster Protection Utilizing Emerging Technologies

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Learn about utilizing the latest in GIS, GPS, UAV and 3D modeling to promote analysis and better decision making for disaster management.  This session will explore unique uses of UAV’s, 3D modeling and crowd sourced information in order to predict potential disaster situations, along with analysis of pre and post disaster sites.
AICP CM Approved 1.5 

Moderator: Irene Rubinstein, Ontario Association for Remote Sensing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

  • Disaster Protection by Integration of USN and Spatial Information and GPS
    Sango Yeon, Professor, Semyung University, Jecheon-Si, Chungbuk-Do, South Korea
    Young-Wook Lee, President, Unicity, Wonju-si, Gangwon-Do, South Korea
  • 3D Modeling for Monitoring Disaster Sites Using UAV Imagery
    Carine Yi, Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  • Risk Analysis and Location Inference of Social Media for Detecting Flood Signs
    Hoeyun Kwon, MA, Researcher, Spatial Information Industry Promotion Institute, Goyang-si, South Korea


Irene G. Rubinstein

Director, BeSpatial Education, Freelance Consultant


Hoeyun Kwon

Researcher, Spatial Information Industry Promotion Institute
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Sango Yeon

Professor, Semyung University
My major subjects are composed of 3 categories. I have studied and research for construction engineering division for 35 years. At first, there are so many difficulty and hard obstacles to study about convergence of GIS, GPS, UAV, USN, IoT etc. Now, Its very easy study and research... Read More →
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Carine Yi

Assistant Professor, Tohoku University
Dr. Carine J. Yi is an assistant professor at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Japan. She earned her masters degree in Environmental Sciences (urban planning, 1996) and Ph.D. in risk engineering (2013), both from University of Tsukuba. Since... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Pier 7/8