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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!

Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.

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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Robert Shankman, GISP

Health & Human Services
GIS Team Lead
Washington D.C. Metro Area
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 of contour maps for the DoD, the update of the National Flood Insurance rate maps for FEMA to the update of the parcel map of Fairfax County VA. He transitioned his local experience with Emergency Preparedness from Fairfax County into the Federal realm and became involved with Situational Awareness Mapping and Emergency Preparedness with the Department of Health & Human Services. As the GIS Team Lead within The Division of Fusion for Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for the last 10 years, Rob has moved the use of GIS from static images sent to the field via e-mail to dynamic viewers and on-line applications that are used by many departments of HHS, Federal Partners and Non-Governmental Organizations to coordinate and collaborate with HHS for planning and preparedness as well as for response and recovery from man-made events and the unplanned events of nature and man. The incorporation of data from many sources (Federal and NGO), mashing them together while keeping the ownership and stewardship where it belongs has been one of the driving forces in the newest on-line system that is now being incorporated into the business process at HHS.