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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
There’s Technology in the Building - BIM and Campus GIS

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Whether you are managing a facility or campus, planning new development, or want to manage your assets more efficiently, GIS is a powerful tool to increase your management efficiency.  This session will show you how to integrate GIS and BIM.
AICP CM Approved 1.5
Moderator: Kim McDonough, GISP, Senior IT Manager, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, Tennessee, United States 

  • Using GIS as a Decision Support System for King Abdulaziz University
    Abdulkader Murad, FCInstCES, Professor, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Integrating GIS and BIM Technologies to Support the Planning Process in Vaughan
    Shahrzad Davoudi Strike, MUD, MCIP, RPP, LEED AP, Urban Designer, City of Vaughan, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
    Leonardo Parra, GISP, GIS Specialist, CANSEL, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Juan Carlos Molina, Senior GIS Technician, City of Vaughan, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  • Looking Under the Covers of BIM, Integrating BIM Data into a 3D WebGL Application
    Carl Anderson, GISP, Senior Architect, Create.IO, Bradenton, Florida, United States

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Kim McDonough, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in design review at the Planning Department for 4 years and then back into full time GIS in 1990, where I managed the GIS until 2004. I moved to the Tennessee Department of... Read More →

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior System Architect, Create.IO
Carl is a Senior System Architect for Create.IO, a startup building an immersive real-estate research platform.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a geospatial data architect and Fulton County Georgia as the Assistant Dir responsible for enterprise wide Data Integration, Business Intelligence... Read More →
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Shahrzad Davoudi Strike, MUD, MCIP, RPP, LEED AP

Urban Designer, City of Vaughan
Shahrzad Davoudi-Strike is an Intermediate Urban Designer / Planner / Project Manager with over ten years of experience. Shahrzad has been involved in a wide variety of project types, scales and scopes, ranging from site feasibility and visioning studies, to site planning and programming exercises, community engagement initiatives, as well as design development for mixed-use developments and regeneration initiatives for large re-development sites... Read More →

Juan Carlos Molina

City of Vaughan
Juan Carlos Molina has more than 13 years of GIS experience managing GIS initiatives for many municipalities in Canada, and projects across Europe, Latin America, Africa. He currently coordinates the GIS activities in the planning department at the City of Vaughan. Juan Carlos experience and interests lay in the application of GIS to better inform the urban planning process, optimize the use of natural resources and support poverty reduction... Read More →

Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia, Professor
Prof. Abdulkader A. Murad is a Fallow at the Charted Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, FCInstCES. Currently, he is the GIS and IT Advisor for the Vice President for projects in king AbdulAziz University and a Professor of GIS in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at King AbdulAziz University. Previous to this, he was Vice Dean for research at the faculty of Environmental Design and the Chairman of the Department of Urban... Read More →

Leonardo Parra, GISP

Public Works Data Specialist, Regional Municipality of Halton
Leonardo Parra, GISP engineering professional with a 20-year track record of successfully delivered projects to government agencies, utilities and Oil and Gas companies. Deeply involved in civil engineering and environmental sciences, specifically in applied Geographic Information

Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pier 7/8

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