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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.  

Wednesday, November 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Utilizing GIS to Respond to Disasters – Preparation, Planning and Implementation

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The ability to mitigate risk in a disaster situation is based on planning.  Utilizing geospatial technologies to plan, prepare, view, and respond to a disaster is key to mitigating risk.  Attend  this session and learn how resiliency plans are put in place, how geospatial tools were utilized in both an active shooter and flood situations, as well as how geospatial tools are utilized for health and human services and emergency management agencies.
AICP CM Approved 1.5  

Moderator: Keri Brennan, GISP, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • How GeoHEALTH is Used in the Planning, Response and Recovery for Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Robert Shankman, GISP, GIS Team Lead, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC, United States
  • Supporting your EOC
    Tracy McKee, GISP, GIS Director, City of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  • The GIS Blueprint for Conducting Rapid Damage Assessments
    Cory MacVie, Fulcrum Mobile Solutions, St. Petersburg, Florida United States

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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

GIS Consultant and President, Benchmark Geospatial LLC
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a senior-level GIS Consultant and President of Benchmark Geospatial.  Keri has over 27 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with a focus on providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the... Read More →

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Tracy McKee, GISP

GIS Director, City of Charleston
Working in the field of GIS for more than 20 years, Tracy is currently the GIS Director at the City of Charleston and has been employed with the City for 16 years. Before joining the City of Charleston she worked for the Forest Resources Systems (FORS) Institute as a GIS Instructor/Analyst... Read More →
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Robert Shankman, GISP

GIS Team Lead, Health & Human Services
After graduating from Frostburg State University more than 2 decades ago with a degree in Geography/Cartography, Rob has been involved with the creation of maps and data for the DoD, to local and federal government agencies. He has also been involved in the raster to vector conversion... Read More →
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Cory MacVie

Product Manager, Fulcrum Mobile Solutions
Cory serves as the Product Manager of Fulcrum, a mobile data collection platform. His love of building technology platforms that solve problems has been prevalent throughout his life. After graduate school he went to work for FEMA. While at FEMA he developed platforms that shorten... Read More →

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