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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 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Where of It All…

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Location information is an expected part of today’s geographic and economic environment.  The ability to streamline address and location information is being harnessed worldwide.  This session will explore creative approaches to addressing and location information beyond what we think of in terms of traditional addressing.
AICP CM Approved 1.0 

Moderator: Josh Greenberg, GISP, Senior GIS/RS Analyst, Skagit County GIS, Mount Vernon, WA  

  • 2016 ESIG Award Enterprise System Category Winner: Think Outside the Map
    John Nerge, GISP, GIS Coordinator for the City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
  • Streamline GIS and Location Applications
    Xinhang Shen, President, NAC Geographic Products Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  • The World Addressed with 3 Words
    Tom Blaksley, Partnership, what3words, London, United Kingdom

 


Moderators
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Josh Greenberg, GISP

Sr. GIS/RS Analyst, Skagit County GIS
Currently, Josh Greenberg coordinates remote sensing activities and provides imagery analysis for the Skagit County GIS Dept. His background offers both ecological and technical guidance to County environmental issues such as habitat analysis, salmon restoration and long term growth models. Josh earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the U.W. College of Forest Resources Ecosystem Science program. Josh is currently the President of WAURISA.

Speakers
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Tom Blaksley

Partnerships, what3words
Tom runs global GIS and government partnerships at what3words. what3words is a simple and communicable standard for referencing location, bridging the gap between the general public and geographic systems. | | Before joining what3words, Tom worked in asset management, political consultancy, and for the British Council. Prior to that, he read Arabic and Spanish at Cambridge University.
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John Nerge, GISP

GIS Coordinator, City of Brooklyn Park
John Nerge, GISP is the GIS Coordinator for the City of Brooklyn Park, GIS Coordinator. Along with implementing GIS process automation using Python, he focuses on usability and human-centered design to publish engaging and intuitive public GIS apps. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, and martial arts, and cats.
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Xinhang Shen

President, NAC Geographic Products Inc.
Founder and CEO of NAC Geographic Products Inc. since 1995, inventor of Natural Area Coding System which is to unify all representations of locations and areas: addresses, postcodes, area codes, location coordinates, etc with most efficient, language independent and coverage complete codes. In the study of GPS measurement, I have found that relativity is wrong and published a paper "Challenge to the special theory of relativity" on the March 2016... Read More →



Wednesday November 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Harbour A

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