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.  


Stephen Sovick, GISP

Stephen B. Sovick is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northeastern Geospatial Research Professionals, Inc. He has 16 years of professional experience and has dedicated his career to exploring and applying geographical principles to solve complex geospatial problems related to environmental and demographic issues, modeling, and social justice. Mr. Sovick is responsible for designing and implementing an enterprise system for the U.S EPA Environmental Response Team to support emergency response and environmental remediation. Mr. Sovick played a key role in modeling and mapping the atmospheric plume resulting from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and also supported efforts by NASA to use cutting edge remote sensing technology and geospatial techniques to map the debris field from the Space Shuttle Columbia Shuttle disaster. Maps produced for the Space Shuttle Columbia Shuttle recovery allowed responders to locate the remaining pieces of the shuttle. Most recently, Mr. Sovick has been an independent consultant to the Jones River Watershed Association (JRWA) and Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. JRWA is a local, non-profit environmental interest group, working on projects that help local and state government improve environmental stewardship. Mr. Sovick was engaged to produce elevation and sea level maps for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and provided expert testimony in a case involving permitting of improvements to the power station. After Mr. Sovick supported geospatial operations for the 2010 Decennial Census, he went on to support the Re-Precincting efforts for Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. He designed the operating systems for State Re-Precincting operations that lead to successful completion of Re-Precincting of the State with maximum efficiency and accuracy. Mr. Sovick holds a professional certification in GIS, is a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Environmental Business Council of New England.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 2

4:00pm EDT