Monday - March 5, 2018: Morning Workshops

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  Room 150 Room 152 Room 160
8:00-9:00 AM

Lightning Overview of the Best Geospatial Open Source
Topic Area: Open Source Product Review
Bob Basques

Technical Director - SharedGeo
St. Paul, Minnesota

Making Better Maps
Topic Area: How to Improve ArcGIS Maps
Jennifer Harrison, MSc, GISP

President - Teach Me GIS
Houston, Texas

Leveraging Amazon Web Services
Topic Area: Cloud Computing
Mark Korver, MCP
Geospatial Lead - Specialist Team    - Amazon Web Services
Seattle, Washington
9:00-10:00 AM

The U.S. National Grid (USNG)
Topic Area: Emergency Response Mapping
Randy Knippel

GIS Manager - Dakota County, Minnesota
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Making Better Maps
Topic Area: How to Improve ArcGIS Maps
Jennifer Harrison, MSc, GISP

President - Teach Me GIS
Houston, Texas

Leveraging Amazon Web Services
Topic Area: Cloud Computing
Mark Korver, MCP

Geospatial Lead - Specialist Team -  Amazon Web Services
Seattle, Washington
10:00-11:00 AM

The U.S. National Grid (USNG)
Topic Area: Emergency Response Mapping
Randy Knippel

GIS Manager - Dakota County, Minnesota
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Making Better Maps
Topic Area: How to Improve ArcGIS Maps
Jennifer Harrison, MSc, GISP
President - Teach Me GIS
Houston, Texas

How Can ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) Power Data Sharing Initiatives
Topic Area: Data Transformation & Sharing
Allison Hughes
Geospatial ETL Consultant - Consortech
Brossard, Quebec
11:00 AM-Noon

The U.S. National Grid (USNG)
Topic Area: Emergency Response Mapping
Randy Knippel
GIS Manager - Dakota County, Minnesota
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Making Better Maps
Topic Area: How to Improve ArcGIS Maps
Jennifer Harrison, MSc, GISP

President - Teach Me GIS
Houston, Texas

How Can ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) Power Data Sharing Initiatives
Topic Area: Data Transformation & Sharing
Allison Hughes
Geospatial ETL Consultant - Consortech
Brossard, Quebec
12:00-1:00 PM Independent Lunch Independent Lunch Independent Lunch

Monday - March 5, 2018: Afternoon Presentations

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                               Room 150                              
1:00-2:15 PM

KEYNOTE
Geospatial - A Key Technology Transforming the Construction Industry
Topic Area: Disruptive Technologies
Geoff Zeiss, PhD

Principal - Between the Poles
Ottawa, Ontario

 

 

                                Classroom 150                               Room 152
2:30-3:00 PM

Design Meets GIS
Topic Area: Utility Design Process
Dennis Beck, MSE, PE
President and CEO - Spatial Business Systems, Inc.
Lakewood, Colorado

Defensible Space Around Poles - from Soup to Nuts
Topic Area: Emergency Response Mapping
Joshua Schwartz, MS, GISP
GIS Utility Analyst - City of Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado
3:00-3:30 PM

Automation of GIS Data Integration at Region of Niagara
Topic Area: Utility Data Integration
Allison Hughes

Geospatial ETL Consultant - Consortech
Brossard, Quebec

Mapping 9-1-1 Calls 24x7 with a Web Based Map
Topic Area: 9-1-1 Technology
Dave Eaton
Maricopa Region 9-1-1
Phoenix, Arizona

3:30-4:00 PM Break Break
4:00-5:00 PM

Building EPCOR Water Canada's Situational Awareness Map
Topic Area: Real-Time Visualization
Natalie Fisher, MS, GISP
Manager, GIS - EPCOR Water Services Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta

Real-Time Weather Alerts for Routing
Topic Area: Real-Time Data Management
Brendan Farrell, PhD
CEO - Giraffe Geo
Seattle, Washington

Tuesday - March 6, 2018: Presentations

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                               Room 153                               Room 157

8:00-9:00 AM

A Scalable Approach to 3D Pipeline Visualization Using Cesium and AR
Topic Area: 3D Infrastructure Visualization
Piero Toffanin

Software Engineer - VirtualGIS
Duluth, Minnesota

Compass: Navigating Your Geospatial Data with Open Source Software
Topic Area: Open Source Web Mapping
Bob Basques
GIS Technician - City of St. Paul
St. Paul, Minnesota

9:00-9:30 AM

How Range Resources Automates Emergency Response Planning
Topic Area: Emergency Response Mapping
Josh Reinard
GIS Technician - Range Resources
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Integrating Python, Maximo, and GIS to Automate Environmental Review
Topic Area: Environmental Data Management
Jason Ramsey, MAS-GIS, GISP

Sr. GIS Analyst - Arizona Public Service Company
Phoenix, Arizona

9:30-10:00 AM Break Break
10:00-11:00 AM

Emerging Technologies in GIS: Mixed-Reality and Holographic GIS
Topic Area: 3D Infrastructure Visualization
Alec Pestov, MBA

CEO - Meemim Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Update on the Geospatial Data Act 2017 and Similar Efforts in Various States
Topic Area: Emerging Geospatial Law
Mark Limbruner, GISP

President - GITA
Denver, Colorado

11:00-11:30 AM

International Educator Honoree Presentation
Using GIS for defining Socio-Economic-Status (SES) of Population in Respect to Geographic Access to Healthcare Facilities at Jeddah City

Topic Area: Urban Planning
Abdulkader Murad, PhD
Professor - King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Student Scholarship Winner Presentation
Mapping Subtidal Eelgrass Beds using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Topic Area: UAS, UAV, Drone
Scott Nesbit
Student - University Wisconsin - Eau Claire / NOAA
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Independent Lunch Independent Lunch

Attendees of CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo may attend any of the GITA events after lunch, Tuesday, March 6, at no additional charge.  To attend events on Monday, and Tuesday prior to lunch, registration for the GITA Phoenix Conference is required.

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                                Room 165
12:30-1:45 PM

KEYNOTE
Just How Accurate is Your Drone?

Topic Area: UAS, UAV, Drone
Mike Tully, MBA, MS, CP, GISP
President & CEO - Aerial Services, Inc
Cedar Falls, Iowa

 

                                Room 150                               Room 152
2:00-2:50 PM

Mapping Underground Infrastructure: Accelerating International Initiatives
Topic Area: Underground Mapping Initiatives
Geoff Zeiss, PhD
Principal - Between the Poles
Ottawa, Ontario

Implementing As-Built & Leak Survey Data Collection & Maintenance Systems
Topic Area: Underground Data Management
Theresa Chavez, CSM
Director of Sales & Marketing - CartoPac International
Fort Collins, Colorado

3:00-3:50 PM

A GIS Based Work Flow to Optimize the Approach for Buried Hazard Mapping Projects
Topic Area: Underground Data Management
Thomas Jordan, PhD, PG
Key Environmental, Inc.
Mark Limbruner, GISP
GIS Manager - Southern Marcellus Shale Division
Range Resources
Pittsburgh Metro, Pennsylvania

US National Grid: The Emerging National Geolocation Standard
Topic Area: Emergency Response Mapping
Stephen Swazee, CAPT, USNR (Ret.)
Chair - Emergency Preparedness Committee, Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council
St. Paul, Minnesota