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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 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Community Mapping and Public Participation

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Community mapping and public participation is important for urban planning. Social media provides a platform for community participation and online mapping projects engage and excite the public about ideas for long range planning activities for communities around the world.  It is also important to understand how various techniques impact people and determine methodologies to measure the usefulness and impact of participatory tools.
AICP CM Approved 1.5 

Moderator: Kathrine Cargo, GISP, ENP, GIS/Mapping Coordinator, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA

  • A Blank Canvas: Innovating Public Participation in the Age of Social Media
    Daniel Eisenberg, Senior Planner, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, Ohio, United States 
  • Overview of Community Mapping in Public Sector Urban Planning: South Africa
    Amanda vanEeden, GIS Analyst, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Methodologies to Measure the Usefulness/Impact of Participatory Tools
    Judy Colby-George, GISP, Spatial Alternatives, Yarmouth, Maine, United States

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Kathrine Cargo, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orleans Parish Communication District
Kathrine Cargo is a GIS Analyst for the Orleans Parish Communication District, the 9-1-1 Administrators for the City of New Orleans. Prior to working in 9-1-1, Kathrine spent six years in public service working as a Planning Administrator and GIS Project Manager for the New Orleans... Read More →

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Daniel Eisenberg

Daniel Eisenberg is a Senior Planner and GIS web applications developer at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. He has 6 years of experience in GIS, making web maps based on Esri's Javascript API, ArcGIS Online, and the Flex viewer. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University... Read More →
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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of Viewshed, which is made up of Spatial Alternatives, GIS Consulting and tjd&a, Landscape Architects and Planners.  She has worked with municipal governments, regional planning agencies, and state governments in New England for over 25 years.  Judy has extensive... Read More →

Amanda vanEeden

GIS Analist and Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environmental studies, Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration
Amanda started her career at a GIS consultancy firm in Pretoria, South Africa in 1993 and was involved in the development of a variety of GIS products for several government departments and private companies. After working at Paarl Municipality in the Planning department for two years... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
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