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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 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
GIS-Pro 2016: Light it up!!

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Spnsored by Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
IGNITE presentations (also known as lightning talks) are limited to five minutes (20 slides auto-advanced at 15 seconds each). The best presentations are both educational and entertaining!
AICP CM Approved 1.0 
  • Size Matters - Reality Check for the New Orleans Region
    Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA, GIS Coordinator/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission for Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Hurdles for Turtles: Nesting Suitability of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in NC
    Alyssa Randall, MS, GIS Analyst, Planning Communities, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Graduate Online Opportunities for Geospatial Leadership
    Ken Watson, Academic Programs Administrator, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • URISA Vanguard Cabinet
    Jennifer Dvorsky, GIS Analyst, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States and the Vanguard Cabinet
  • Open Data
    Karen Stewart, GISP, Esri Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Metadata Relationship Advice
    Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA, Principal, GeoMaxim, LLC, Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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Lynn Dupont, ASLA, GISP

GIS Coordinator/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
Since 1999 Lynn Dupont has been employed at the Regional Planning Commission of New Orleans as principal planner and GIS Manager handling enhancement projects, land use studies and data integration in the region. Her emphasis has been in working with State and Federal agencies in procuring usable data for use at the local level. She represents Planning and Development Districts on the Louisiana GIS Council and has been an active participant in... Read More →
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Jennifer Dvorsky

GIS Analyst, El Paso Teller 911 Authority
- Young professional in GIS | - Graduated with my masters in 2012 | - Member of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet | - GIS interests in emergency response, natural resources and conservation
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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa research areas of interest include conservation GIS, environmental modeling, coastal management, geostatistics, satellite image processing and environmental impact analysis. Her strong GIS background has allowed her to work on a number of exciting projects such as modeling species, analyzing hydrologic resources, and studying the perception of sea level rise and literacy. Alyssa has completed maps and analyses for the NC Wildlife... Read More →
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Karen Stewart, GISP

Industry Manager, Municipal Solutions, Esri Canada
Karen Stewart is the Municipal Solutions Industry Manager for Esri Canada. She has a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Geomatics, specializing in GIS, and has over 30 years experience in the Municipal/Utility Mapping, GIS and Public Works fields. Karen has helped numerous organizations across Canada review and improve their public works strategies, as well as enhance capital and operating planning. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the... Read More →
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Ken Watson

Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California Spatial Science Institute
Ken Watson oversees recruitment and academic advisement for the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He received his B.S. in Communications from Boston University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from California State University Northridge.
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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 →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Metropolitan Centre & West

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