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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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Wednesday, November 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
All About Those Big Data Problems

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What does Geospatial Big Data mean? What are common characteristics of Geospatial Big Data problems? This session will address these and other questions with which most, if not all, GIS practitioners are routinely faced.
AICP CM Approved 1.5  

Session Moderator: Lena Gomes, GISP,  City of Hamilton, Ontario Canada 

  • Getting Data Where We Can Find It: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise GIS
    Misty Downing, GIS Analyst, San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • New Mexico State Digital Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
    Yan Trudeau, Geospatial Enterprise Consultant, Hexagon Geospatial, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Handling Geospatial Big Data Problems
    Hassan Karimi, Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Lena Gomes, GISP

Supervisor, Spatial Solutions Services, City of Hamilton
Lena has over 20 years’ experience in the Geographic Information Systems industry. Lena has worked in both the public and private sectors, currently working for the City of Hamilton’s Corporate IT and has co-managed the development and implementation of the City’s GIS Roadmap... Read More →

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Misty Downing

GIS Analyst, San Antonio River Authority
I have a Masters in GIS/Water Resources from Texas State University and a Bachelors in Geography/Natural Resource Management from UT Austin. I have been working in GIS mapping and analysis for about 11 years. My particular areas of expertise include data management, spatial analysis... Read More →
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Hassan Karimi

Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Hassan Karimi is a Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include geospatial information systems, navigation, location-based services, location-aware social networking... Read More →
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Yan Trudeau

Geospatial Enterprise Consultant, Hexagon Geospatial
Yan Trudeau has worked in the IT industry for the past 18 years. He has been working at Hexagon Geospatial since 2008 acting today as a Geospatial Enterprise Consultant. A strong advocate of helping organization understanding key benefits of applying and maintaining best practices... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
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