GISPro2016 has ended
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.  


Amanda vanEeden

Department of Geography and Environmental studies, Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration
GIS Analist and Lecturer
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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, she joined the City of Cape Town Economic and Human Development Department in 1998 as a GIS specialist. She was involved in ground breaking IT Projects where GIS functionality was combined with other applications in developing products such as an electronic film permitting system for the city (this also included projects such as major investment development opportunities, Web GIS, market and industrial site database). She has also been involved in training and education at various organisations with a particular focus on geography and the application of GIS in education. Amanda started working at The Centre for regional and urban innovation and statistical exploration, at the University of Stellenbosch in 2009 as a lecturer in GIS. She is responsible for the GIS module in the Masters in Urban and Regional Science and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning courses. The focus of the module is on the introduction to GIS and also GIS analysis and spatial statistics. Her research interests focus on the application of GIS tools in the Planning and Urban Geography environment, GIS as a visual communication tool and the data display capabilities and challenges of GIS. Amanda has published and co-published several papers on a variety of topics in the field of urban and regional science in peer reviewed Journals.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 2

1:30pm EDT