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Monday, April 8
 

8:30am

UnPresentation Room
No formal presentations in this room at this time...it’s all about conversations. Start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Debate, network, figure something out! Post to and follow @CalGIS and #CalGIS on social media. Or just use this space to check your email.

Monday April 8, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon F

8:30am

Addressing: A Practical Guide - Half-Day Workshop
Addressing: A Practical Guide - Half-Day Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Instructor:
Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, PMP, Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA

Description: Addressing, and more specifically, documenting and management address in a GIS environment, is more an art than science. This workshop will inform participants of the many considerations that need to be undertaken when establishing and maintaining GIS-based address databases and applications.

The follow items will be covered:
  • History of Addressing
  • The anatomy of an address
  • Managing addressing in GIS
  • Public safety implications of addressing
  • Other governmental enterprise implications of addressing
  • Aggregating multiple address databases into a master address database

Target Audience: Address Technicians, GIS professionals that support address management and/or public safety, Public Safety/9-1-1 professionals that use GIS-based addressing data

Attendance at one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration. Be sure to select your workshop right away as seats are limited. A second workshop will incur an additional charge of $97.50 for members and $122.50 for non-members.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter

Jeff Ledbetter

Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International
Jeff Ledbetter has been working with GIS technology since 1998, and in 9-1-1/Public Safety applications of GIS since 2009 when he joined the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network in Houston, TX as the GIS Manager. Since then, he's been the Program Manager for the San Diego... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-3

8:30am

Get Out....with your GIS! Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps - Half-Day Workshop
Get Out....with you GIS! Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps - Half-Day Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Instructors:
Jason Latoski, GISP, Solutions Engineer/Local Government, Esri, Sacramento, CA
Matt Twietmeyer, Solutions Engineer, Esri, Sacramento, CA


Description: Please join Esri’s technical staff for this fun and exciting workshop. In this workshop you will learn how ArcGIS will help your organization optimize every step of your field operations:

  • Coordinating your field workforce and work assignments with Workforce for ArcGIS
  • Choosing the best data capture experience for your field users with Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS
  • Building effective operation dashboards with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Requirement: Participants are asked to bring their own laptops and mobile devices to follow along with the demos and presentation materials.

Additionally, have your login to your agency’s ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise Portal account pre-configured. Optionally, staff can help participants on site with a trial or developer account for the purposes of the workshop (please arrive early). Equipment is not required, but it will not be provided.

Attendance at one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration. Be sure to select your workshop right away as seats are limited. A second workshop will incur an additional charge of $97.50 for members and $122.50 for non-members.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Twietmeyer

Matt Twietmeyer

Solution Engineer, Esri
Solution Engineer at ESRI. | Focused Areas: | Mobile Collection Workflows | Enterprise Architecture | Parcel Management
avatar for Jason Latoski, GISP

Jason Latoski, GISP

Solutions Engineer - Local Government, Esri


Monday April 8, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-2

8:30am

CLASS FULL - Water, Irrigation, Regulations, and Agriculture - Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions with GIS - Full-Day Workshop
Sorry but this class has reached capacity. You can check for last-minute availability at the registration desk on Monday.

 Water, Irrigation, Regulation, and Agriculture – Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions with GIS - Full-Day Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Jeff Orton, Director GIS, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA

Description: In California, the complex issues at the intersection of water use, agriculture, resource concerns, and the regulatory environment, provide ongoing challenges to growers, regulators, and water providers. This workshop is a series of presentations and conversations discussing some ways in which geospatial technologies can be used to help make sense of these issues, understand and respond to the regulatory environment, and assist in efficiently utilizing this critical resource.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote
Setting the stage, water in California. - Jason Gianquinto – GM of Semitropic Water Storage District

9:00am – 11:00am
  • Groundwater level monitoring, subsidence monitoring, and SGMA - Sonja Thiede – Kings River Conservation District
  •    All Together Now: State, County, and Federal agencies working together to share attributed and geo-referenced Well Completion Report data. - Sylvia Stork USGS
  •    Providing Well Logs to the GSAs of the Tulare Lake Basin – Mike Hickey, Tulare County &  Sylvia Stork USGS
  •    Measuring, Managing, and Forecasting Water Resources - Tulare Lake Basin Water Quality Analysis Using ArcGIS Insights – Ravi Dhaliwal, Mark Clark, Tulare County
  •    How irrigation districts can utilize GIS - Kaylee Herrick – Fresno Irrigation District

11:10am – 12:00 noon
  • SGMA, data availability- Christina Boggs-Chavira- State – SGMA Data
  •    Hands on exploration of various data and tools extending through lunch

12:00pm – 1:30pm Break for lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:30pm
Using imagery and sensors: Understanding water need/use and crop stress (three presentations)
  • Ceres Imaging, - Jenna Rodriguez
  •    Land IQ – Joel Kimmelshue
  •    Cal-Poly – Morgan Whinery

3:30pm
Case study using Geo to support water management - Wonderful Company – Mubarakat Shaibu

4:00p – 5:00pm - Panel Discussion
  • How can geospatial technologies support the agricultural industry’s use and management of Water resources?
  •    What areas show the most promise for growers, water regulators, and providers of water?
  •    Where do we see these water issues going over the next 5-10 years and how can geo-technologies be developed to address these changes?
  •    Does Agribusiness need to adopt more GIS and related tools to manage the regulatory changes?
  •    How can the GIS community support small water providers and growers?

Target audience: Geared toward GIS people, water district staff, and growers with technology interests. We can’t be a water conference – those exist – but we can set the stage for the people who will have to work with GIS at the intersection of water issues.

Attendance at one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration. Be sure to select your workshop right away as seats are limited.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Orton

Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon D-1

1:00pm

UnPresentation Room
No formal presentations in this room at this time...it’s all about conversations. Start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Debate, network, figure something out! Post to and follow @CalGIS and #CalGIS on social media. Or just use this space to check your email.

Monday April 8, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon F

1:00pm

Open Street Map - Let's Peel Back the OSM Layers - Half-Day Workshop
Open Street Map - Let's Peel back the OSM layers - Half-Day Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Instructor:
Marshall Ballard, GISP, Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers, San Jose, CA

Description: Let's work together to understand the power of Open Street Map. Mixing lecture with hands on training we will discuss contemporary applications of Open Street Map, how to use it in your workflows, how to contribute to it, how it is used for humanitarian disasters, and review success stories of its use.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review OSM tags and how to use the OSM Wiki.
  • Review Layers found in OSM.
  • How to edit OSM.
  • Map an area of Fresno previously unmapped.
  • Using OSM for transportation network analysis.

Outline:
  • Introduction to OSM
  • Common Uses
  • Basemap and more
  • Tags - what do they mean
  • Wiki - your guide to tags and your documentation
  • Tools for editing
  • Data Extraction
  • Applied use of OSM data
  • HOTOSM - Humanitarian Open Street Map Team

Hands-on: Chrome or Firefox is needed, and please create an Open Street Map account if you do not already have one.

Prerequisites: Beginner

Audience: All

Attendance at one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration. Be sure to select your workshop right away as seats are limited. A second workshop will incur an additional charge of $97.50 for members and $122.50 for non-members.

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Ballard, GISP

Marshall Ballard, GISP

Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers
Marshall is an interdisciplinary Geographer, who has diverse experience with Environmental remediation projects, Transit Studies, Community Development projects, Express Lanes studies and implementations, Transportation software development projects, and he has authored public policies... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon D-3

1:00pm

Unlock Your Organization's Data with ArcGIS Hub - Half-Day Workshop
Unlock Your Organization’s Data with ArcGIS Hub! – Half-Day Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Instructors:
Jason Latoski, GISP, Solutions Engineer/Local Government, Esri, Sacramento, CA
Matt Twietmeyer, Solutions Engineer, Esri, Sacramento, CA


Description: Please join Esri’s technical staff for this dive into ArcGIS Hub workshop. In this workshop you will learn how ArcGIS Hub will allow your organization to unlock its data. ArcGIS Hub is a bridge between your government departments and the community it serves. Your foundational GIS work, done by internal departments, will help your entire community collaborate on projects.

  • Learn from the Esri team on how to assemble your data, your hub team, and your initiatives.
  • Learn how ArcGIS Hub allows your organization to collaborate with your community
  • Learn how to build a ArcGIS Hub Site within your own organization

Requirement: Participants are asked to bring their own laptops to follow along with the demos and presentation materials.

Additionally, have your login to your agency’s ArcGIS Online. Optionally, staff can help participants on site with a trial or developer account for the purposes of the workshop (please arrive early). Equipment is not required, but it will not be provided.

Attendance at one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration. Be sure to select your workshop right away as seats are limited. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Twietmeyer

Matt Twietmeyer

Solution Engineer, Esri
Solution Engineer at ESRI. | Focused Areas: | Mobile Collection Workflows | Enterprise Architecture | Parcel Management
avatar for Jason Latoski, GISP

Jason Latoski, GISP

Solutions Engineer - Local Government, Esri


Monday April 8, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon D-2

5:00pm

Informal Evening Networking: Young Professionals' Meet Up and then After Hours in Fresno
Kick off CalGIS 2019 with your California GIS colleagues!

URISA Vanguard Cabinet Young Professionals' Meet Up: 5:00-7:00 PM
Get to know your young professional colleagues and members of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet! Meet and Greet at the Atrium Lounge right inside the DoubleTree Hilton Fresno. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is a great way to start developing your conference connections early without even having to leave the venue. See you there!

Thanks to the California URISA Chapters (NorCal, Central, SoCal, and BayGeo) and California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) for supporting this meet-up!!

After Hours in Fresno: 7:00 PM- ?
Meet in the Atrium Lounge and then head over to the  Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company  for our after-hours location on Monday night (7pm-whenever).
745 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA, less than ½ a mile from the hotel.

Monday April 8, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Atrium Lounge
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

8:30am

Welcome, Keynote Address and CalGIS Town Hall
Welcome to the 25th Annual CalGIS event!
Hear from the chairs; learn about the not-to-miss sessions and events planned.

Esri, our Gold Sponsor, will also share an update and what to look forward to!

We're thrilled to then hear from our keynote speaker who will speak about "Disruptive Trends in Transportation". California is witnessing a revolutionary transformation of our transportation system.

The keynote will explore relevant research findings and address some of the following questions:

  • How are new modes being used, where, and by whom? What opportunities and challenges do they create?
  • How can we be proactive and/or reactive to the challenges and opportunities posed by new transportation technologies, new modes, new travelers, and new expectations? Will the private sector continue advancing quickly, developing new modes and new technology, while the public sector tries to keep pace with an often disruptive pace of change?
  • What private and public sector advancements have the potential to increase travel choices, reduce collisions, increase active transportation, and reduce greenhouse gases?
  • What can be done in the near-term, and what principles should inform our long-range planning efforts?

Then, Christina Boggs-Chavira will moderate an open mic forum to kick off conversations that can continue throughout CalGIS 2019 and beyond during a Town Hall session. What’s on your mind as a GIS practitioner in California? Social media participation is highly encouraged: @CalGIS, #CaliforniaGIS, and other hashtags of your choosing.

After the session, enjoy a coffee break in the foyer and check out the special display by the students of James Rutter Middle School in Sacramento. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Womeldorff

Eric Womeldorff

Principal, Fehr & Peers
Eric Womeldorff is a Principal who leads Fehr & Peers’ San Francisco office.  His main charge is to collaborate with and inform public, private, and institutional clients to empower them to make the best possible decisions for their organization, clients, and stakeholders.Eric... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Carrie Carsell

Carrie Carsell

Senior GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers
Carrie Carsell is a Senior GIS/Visual Communications Specialist and has worked with GIS and graphic design since 1998. As an avid visual communicator, Carrie focuses exclusively on advanced spatial analysis and converting technical information into attractive and effective illustrations... Read More →
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees... Read More →
avatar for Jane Schafer-Kramer

Jane Schafer-Kramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources
I am the technical lead for the National Hydrography Dataset stewardship program for California, and serve as Chair of DWR's Enterprise GIS Training & Outreach Subcommittee, and Communications Chair for NorCal URISA. In my spare time I can often be found digging weeds and turning... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon BC

10:30am

Healthy and Happy Spatial Analysis
Take a deep breath and thank an analyst! This session brings together three different applications of spatial analysis to keep us healthy and keep us thinking about being healthy!

  • CalEnviroScreen - An Overview and What's Next
    Walker Wieland, GISP, Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Sacramento, CA
  • Mapping the American Health Values Survey using the Max-P Algorithm
    Peter Herman, Research Methodologist, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Moderators
avatar for Sheri Dister, GISP, PMP

Sheri Dister, GISP, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Weston Solutions, Inc

Speakers
avatar for Peter Herman

Peter Herman

Research Methodologist, NORC at the University of Chicago
Peter Herman is a Research Methodologist at NORC at the University of Chicago. Herman has considerable experience in data analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), data visualization and web design. He has served as the lead programmer on several NORC interactive data tools... Read More →
avatar for Walker Wieland, GISP

Walker Wieland, GISP

Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon BC

10:30am

Does This Data Spark Joy? - Addressing GIS Challenges
Whether you’re inheriting an older system or revamping your own data, sometimes all of us need to clean up our data and systems. This session gives tips for cleaning up your data quality and continuing to maintain a clean GIS house.

  • Incongruence and Overlap: Consideration for Addressing Data Quality
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, PMP, Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA
  • GIS Data Maintenance Simplified Through ArcGIS Network Editing Tools
    Leena Gautam, GIS Technician II, San Jose Water Company, San Jose, CA
  • GIS for Flood Preparedness: Managing and Developing GIS Processes for KSN Inc.
    Bryan Ferri, ESRI Desktop Certified, GIS Specialist II, KSN Inc., West Sacramento, CA


Moderators
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Rachel Rosenberg

Public Safety GIS Specialist, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter

Jeff Ledbetter

Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International
Jeff Ledbetter has been working with GIS technology since 1998, and in 9-1-1/Public Safety applications of GIS since 2009 when he joined the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network in Houston, TX as the GIS Manager. Since then, he's been the Program Manager for the San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Leena Gautam

Leena Gautam

GIS Technician II, San Jose Water
avatar for Bryan Ferri, ESRI Desktop Certified

Bryan Ferri, ESRI Desktop Certified

GIS Specialist II, KSN Inc.
Bryan earned his BA in GIS from Sacramento State in 2017. Since then he's been actively involved with URISA, serving on the NorCal URISA Board (as Web Chair) as well as the URISA Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals. As the GIS Specialist for KSN Inc. in West Sacramento, Bryan... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-2

10:30am

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon E

10:30am

Open Discussion - GIS Program Management for Local Government
An open talk about what people are doing to manage their GIS Programs and what has and hasn't worked. This will be an open dialogue between attendees and the leader. The goal of this presentation is to network and learn what actually works for managing the ever challenging job of managing a GIS program.
  • Lead/Facilitator: Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP, GIS Administrator, Contra Costa County

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP

Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP

GIS Administrator, Contra Costa County
My goal as a public servant is to advance IT and GIS in ways that are innovative and non-redundant. I have a passion for all things IT and specialize in Enterprise IT and GIS.


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon F

10:30am

Native American Cultural Resources and Tribal Lands: Best Practices for GIS Practitioners and Others
Native American Cultural Resources and Tribal Lands: Best Practices for GIS Practitioners and Others
All of North America is tribal ancestral lands, and California is home to more people of Native American heritage than any other state in the Country. The idea of boundaries around Native American Tribal lands is complicated and difficult to correctly portray on maps as points, lines, and polygons. This panel will attempt to clarify the concepts of tribal lands and areas of cultural significance to the tribes and will discuss Assembly Bill 52 which amended the California Environmental Quality Act providing for tribal consultation to mitigate project impacts to "tribal cultural resources" as defined in the Bill. Rob Wood of the California Native American Heritage Commission will discuss their Best Practices for tribal consultation to avoid conflicts that can result in significant cultural impacts for tribes. Tribal representatives Donna Begay and Dore Bietz will share their insights that should prove valuable to GIS practitioners and provide an element of traditional tribal knowledge in land use planning.

Panelists
Donna Begay, PhD, Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
Robert Wood, Associate Environmental Planner, California Native American Heritage Commission

Moderators
avatar for Emily Alejandrino

Emily Alejandrino

Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources
Climate change specialist and tribal liaison at the California Department of Water Resources. Responsible for coordinating and developing environmental, climate change, tribal information and other interests for inclusion in department policy, recommendations, and documents. Manage... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Donna Begay, PhD

Donna Begay, PhD

Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
Tribal GIS perspectives includes discussion on development of culturally sensitive resources mapping, GIS an element of EJ (Environmental Justice), and using GIS to help protect cultural landscapes. Member of the Tubatulabal Tribe in Kern Valley, California - Researcher and Cultural... Read More →
avatar for Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Associate Environmental Planner, Native American Heritage Commission
Enrolled Citizen of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. Forty years with State Parks and the Native American Heritage Commission. Background in NAGPRA and Cal NAGPRA, and State laws dealing with the protection and preservation of California Native American cultural resources, including... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-3

10:30am

Teaching with GIS in California's K-12 Education
This panel discussion seeks to bring the awareness and discussion of the inclusion and support of geospatial technology in K-12 education. A good example would be the new California History-Social Science Framework. What is the current curriculum framework and development involved with GIS in K-12 schools? What is the support system for K-12 GIS education from higher education and other services? How do we as GIS professionals can help to provide guidance and to push a successful implementation of GIS education in California’s K-12 schools?

Panelists:
Marc Epstein, Director, California Environmental Technology Education Network, Carmichael, CA
Katsuhiko “Kirk” Oda, Ph.D., GISP, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

Karen Koenig-Sanko, Ed.D., Teacher, James Rutter Middle School, Sacramento, CA


Moderators
avatar for An-Min Wu, PhD

An-Min Wu, PhD

Lecturer of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
I teach a variety of GIS courses (spatial databases, spatial data analysis, data acquisition, and GIS project management) at University of Southern California. I am a soil pedologist by training and love to incorporate GIS for solving environmental issues. I am a certified drone... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Epstein

Marc Epstein

Director, California Environmental Technology Education Nework
I have been promoting GIS in K12 since the late 1990's. I have completed ESRI's T3G program and the Woodrow Wilson/Princeton program in using GIS in K12 environmental science instruction. For many years I had been providing instruction to high school students in environmental thematic... Read More →
avatar for Katsuhiko Oda, Ph.D., GISP

Katsuhiko Oda, Ph.D., GISP

Assistant Professor (Teaching), University of Southern California
I am Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC). I hold a B.A. in Geography from Nara University, Japan (1994); M.A. in Geography from the University of Toledo, Ohio (1998); PhD in Geography from Texas A&M University, College... Read More →
avatar for Karen Koenig-Sanko, Ed.D

Karen Koenig-Sanko, Ed.D

Teacher, James Rutter Middle School
I am an CTE Educator at James Rutter Middle School where I teach Computer Technology and Pre-Engineering (Project Lead the Way). I have taught for 25 years-16 at the high school level. I hold a B.A. in Industrial Arts from Chico State, M.A. in Teaching Best Practices from National... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-1

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch
Enjoy a hosted lunch and networking with your fellow attendees.
We're excited to also recognize the incredible work of the James Rutter Middle School students!

Head to the Exhibit Hall after lunch for dessert and the opportunity to connect with organizations who can take your organization to the next level!

Tuesday April 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon BC

1:00pm

Dessert Break in Exhibition
Tuesday April 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon A

2:00pm

UnPresentation Room
No formal presentations in this room at this time...it’s all about conversations. Start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Debate, network, figure something out! Post to and follow @CalGIS and #CalGIS on social media. Or just use this space to check your email.

Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon F

2:00pm

Dreaming in Drones
This session highlights the drones of your dreams, how you can utilize drones in your projects and how to pick which drone of your dreams is right for you!

  • Journey of Establishing UAS Operation for Topography Mapping
    Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP, UAV Remote Pilot, Senior Remote Sensing/GIS Analyst, Formation Environmental - Sacramento, CA
  • Using the Right Drone in Fieldwork
    Drew Haney, GISP, sUAS, Senior GIS Analyst, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems for As-Built Actualization and Site Monitoring
    Amal Suleiman, Civil Engineering Intern, Southland Civil Engineering & Survey, LLP , Buena Park, CA


Moderators
avatar for Warren Roberts, MLA GISP sUAV

Warren Roberts, MLA GISP sUAV

Professor, Rio Hondo College
GIS professor at Rio Hondo College | Claremont Graduate University | Claremont Colleges Consortium | www.riohondo.edu/gis | @gisteacher | @rhcgis

Speakers
avatar for Drew Haney, GISP, sUAS

Drew Haney, GISP, sUAS

Senior GIS Analyst, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Inc.
Andrew Haney is a Senior Geographic Information Systems specialist with 19 years' experience in geographic information systems and data analysis. Andrew has served in many capacities, from his involvement in the geographic programs of Census 2000, to his consultation of Fortune 500... Read More →
avatar for Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP

Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP

Senior Remote Sensing and GIS Analyst/UAV Pilot, Formation Environmental
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuanshin/
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Amal Suleiman

Student, Cal Poly Pomona
Amal Suleiman is a senior-standing student at Cal Poly Pomona studying civil engineering with an emphasis in geospatial engineering. She is sUAS certified and most of her previous work involves photogrammetry or remote sensing. She also has interests in traditional surveying methods... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon D-2

2:00pm

Driving, Riding, Rolling – GIS Gets You There!
Transportation is the theme of this conference, don’t miss the train on this session! Whether you’re doing GIS for cars, bikes or trains, this session is where you need to be to learn about where we’ve been and where we’re going!

  • The One-Stop-Shop for Traveler Information
    Sean Campbell, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer/Electrical Specialist, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA
    Douglas Galarus, PhD, Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, UT

    Jeremiah Pearce, PE, ITS Engineer, California Department of Transportation, Redding, CA
  • Spatial Analysis of Bicycle Attractors to Identify Improvements
    Makinzie Clark, Transportation Planner, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Sacramento, CA
  • Developing, Operating and Maintaining a GIS for the California High-Speed Rail
    Jason Hill, GIS Coordinator and Brandon Jones, GISP, ArcGIS Desktop Pro Cert., WSP, Sacramento, CA


Moderators
avatar for Carrie Carsell

Carrie Carsell

Senior GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers
Carrie Carsell is a Senior GIS/Visual Communications Specialist and has worked with GIS and graphic design since 1998. As an avid visual communicator, Carrie focuses exclusively on advanced spatial analysis and converting technical information into attractive and effective illustrations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sean Campbell, PE

Sean Campbell, PE

Senior Transportation Engineer/Electrical Specialist, California Department of Transportation
Mr. Sean Campbell, P.E.is a Senior Electrical Engineer for the California Department of Transportation - Division of Research, Innovation and System Information. He manages the Rural Research Program Steering Committee, provides Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technical support... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Galarus, PhD

Douglas Galarus, PhD

Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Dr. Douglas Galarus is an Assistant Professor Computer Science Department at Utah State University. Doug has 29 years of experience in systems engineering, information technology development, testing, implementation, management and instruction. Doug has extensive experience as the... Read More →
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Jeremiah Pearce, PE

Senior Transportation Electrical Engineer, California Department of Transportation, District 2
Mr. Jeremiah Pearce, P.E. has been an Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer (ITS) for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 2, ITS Engineering, since April 2007. Before joining the Caltrans District 2 Office of ITS Engineering, he worked as an Electrical... Read More →
avatar for Makinzie Clark

Makinzie Clark

Transportation Planner, Kimley-Horn & Associates
I am a Transportation Planner at Kimley-Horn with about 3 1/2 years of experience in consulting. Prior to consulting, I briefly worked at SACOG. Come talk to me if you have suggestions as to how I can improve my knowledge and skills in GIS, and if you want to hear how I used GIS to... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hill

Jason Hill

GIS Coordinator, WSP
Jason works for WSP Engineering and is currently consulting as the GIS Coordinator for the California High Speed Rail Program (CHSRA) helping to improve data sharing and collaboration throughout the state, strategically partnering with design-build teams, regional contractors, and... Read More →
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Brandon Jones, GISP

GIS Manager, WSP
Brandon Jones, GISP and Esri ArcGIS Desktop Professional, currently working for WSP as the GIS Manager for the California High Speed Rail Authority. Over ten years experience working for AEC consulting firms providing GIS services in environmental, water resource engineering and now... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon D-3

2:00pm

Thirsty for Data and Analysis

Drink in the knowledge of the National Hydrography Dataset, leveraging GIS for Enhanced Support of Disadvantaged Communities, and the latest on LiDAR data in California in this session.

  • Crowdsourcing the National Hydrography Dataset
    John Lance, California Department of Water Resources, Northern Region Office, Red Bluff, CA
    Jane Schafer-Kramer, Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources, Davis, CA
  • Water Resources & Disadvantaged Communities: Leveraging GIS for Enhanced Support
    Kevin Ryan, GIS Analyst, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology, California State University, Northridge, CA
    Regan Maas, Ph.D, Associate Director, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology, California State University, Northridge, CA
  • Where are we with LiDAR for the State?
    Carol Ostergren, BS, MS, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Santa Cruz, CA
    Drew Decker, BS, MS, PhD., Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey, San Diego, CA

Moderators
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Decker

Drew Decker

Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Drew Decker is the National Map Liaison for southern California and works for the National Geospatial Program within USGS. He works with local, state, and other federal agencies to coordinate mapping production, maintenance, standards, and planning in support of The National Map... Read More →
avatar for Carol Ostergren

Carol Ostergren

Mapping Liaison, NV/CA, US Geological Survey
Carol Ostergren is a National Map liaison serving the USGS Pacific Region. She supports expert user Communities of Use to align agency science needs with mapping resources and works with outside organizations to coordinate mapping projects supporting The National Map.
avatar for Jane Schafer-Kramer

Jane Schafer-Kramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources
I am the technical lead for the National Hydrography Dataset stewardship program for California, and serve as Chair of DWR's Enterprise GIS Training & Outreach Subcommittee, and Communications Chair for NorCal URISA. In my spare time I can often be found digging weeds and turning... Read More →
avatar for Regan Maas, Ph.D

Regan Maas, Ph.D

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology
Dr. Regan Maas is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Geospatial Science and Technology, at California State University Northridge. She has over twenty years of experience working in the geospatial industry and... Read More →
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John Lance

California Department of Water Resources
avatar for Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

GIS Analyst, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology


Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon D-1

2:00pm

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon E

2:00pm

Tips and Tricks for Young Professionals
Young professionals today are presented with a variety of challenges as we work to attain various personal and professional goals. Whether it be time management, grabbing the attention of potential employers with your resume, work-life balance, or learning to network and market yourself effectively, there are a number of techniques and approaches that can really help to set you up for success in these endeavors.

Panelists
Bryan Ferri, GIS Specialist II, Kjeldsen Sinnock and Neudeck Inc, West Sacramento
Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Sr. GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA
Christina Brunsvold, Research Program Specialist, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA

Speakers
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a Master’s Candidate 2019 for Geographic Information Science and Technology at the University of Southern California. In 2018, Christina was selected as a URISA... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County
Vanguard Cabinet of Young GIS Professionals!Addressing!Emergency Management!
avatar for Bryan Ferri, ESRI Desktop Certified

Bryan Ferri, ESRI Desktop Certified

GIS Specialist II, KSN Inc.
Bryan earned his BA in GIS from Sacramento State in 2017. Since then he's been actively involved with URISA, serving on the NorCal URISA Board (as Web Chair) as well as the URISA Vanguard Cabinet of Young Professionals. As the GIS Specialist for KSN Inc. in West Sacramento, Bryan... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon BC

3:30pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall
Tuesday April 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon A

4:00pm

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday April 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon E

4:00pm

UnPresentation Room
No formal presentations in this room at this time...it’s all about conversations. Start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Debate, network, figure something out! Post to and follow @CalGIS and #CalGIS on social media. Or just use this space to check your email.

Tuesday April 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon F

4:00pm

Student Showcase Lightning Talks
CalGIS 2019 Student Showcase Opportunities 
The Student Showcase is a session of 5-7 minute lightning talks. This is a feature opportunity for students to showcase diverse topics of class projects or research ideas that apply GIS. Support the Next Generation of GIS Leaders in this session!

  • GIS Application and Benefit in Public Health
    Chenxi Xiao, Undergraduate Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • GIS applications on California Fires
    Benjamin Goolsby, Undergraduate Student, California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Updating the NHD for US Forest Service Lands: An Educational & Collaborative Approach
    Chen Chen, Graduate Student, California State University Northridge
  • A Multispecies Assessment of Core areas and Connectivity of Codistributed Mammals in the US-Mexico Border Ecoregions
    Cirenia Torres, Graduate Student, University of Southern California
  • Creating a Cartographic and Photographic Virtual Tour of San Luis Obispo in 1886
    Allen W. Dailey, Undergraduate Student, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Building a Spatial Database of Biochar Research and Practice with Web-GIS
    Mike Babcock, Graduate Student, University of Southern California
  • Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Arctic Freshwater Landscapes Analyzed using Remote Sensing Data and Landscape Watershed Analysis
    Jessie Doyle, Graduate Student, California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Predicting the Spatial Distribution and Richness of Fish across the North Slope of Alaska
    Arev Markarian, Graduate Student, California State University-Monterey Bay 

Moderators
avatar for An-Min Wu, PhD

An-Min Wu, PhD

Lecturer of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
I teach a variety of GIS courses (spatial databases, spatial data analysis, data acquisition, and GIS project management) at University of Southern California. I am a soil pedologist by training and love to incorporate GIS for solving environmental issues. I am a certified drone... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Doyle

Jessie Doyle

Cal State Monterey Bay
avatar for Chenxi Xiao

Chenxi Xiao

Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Chenxi Xiao is a third-year student majoring in Environmental Management and Protection at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with special emphasis on GIS and Computer Science. She is interested in managing the environment using technology as a tool. Chenxi is currently focusing her studies... Read More →
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Benjamin Goolsby

Student, California State University Monterey Bay
avatar for Chen Chen

Chen Chen

Student, California State University Northridge
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Cirenia Torres

Student, University of Southern California
Cirenia is a grad student at the UCS’s Spatial Sciences Institute. She has a microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology background. She has experience in biodiversity conservation projects collecting and analyzing DNA samples in a genomics lab. In Costa Rica, she participated... Read More →
avatar for Allen Dailey

Allen Dailey

Student, Cuesta College
I am a GIS student at Cuesta College and Foothill College, and I am almost finished with an associate's degree in geology. As a lover of the outdoors, I hope to ultimately find an environmentally-related GIS job. I love maps, rocks, and mountains, but also poetry and art. In fact... Read More →
avatar for Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock

MS Student, University of Southern California
Mike is a M.S. student in the Geographic Information Science and Technology Program at the University of Southern California’s Spatial Sciences Institute (Los Angeles, CA). A returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Burkina Faso, Mike holds degrees in International Development Technology... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon BC

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Visit with our exhibitors, enjoy some refreshments, and get the specs you need to bring back to the office to streamline processes and make your GIS exemplary!

Remember to fill in your Fun Facts game card during this reception. Learn the fun facts about our amazing group of sponsors! Use Survey123 to fill in the survey and enter yourself in the raffle for prizes.

The raffle drawing will be tomorrow during the dessert break.

Take your conversations out on the town after the exhibit call closes.

Tuesday April 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon A

6:30pm

Informal After Hours Networking & WiGIS Meet-Up
It's up to you! Meet up informally with your fellow attendees after the exhibit hall reception. Take your conversations out on the town after the exhibit call closes.

Connect with Women in GIS (WiGIS) during a no-host Networking Social in the hotel bar/lounge beginning at 6:30pm.

Tuesday April 9, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Atrium Lounge
 
Wednesday, April 10
 

7:00am

CalGIS Future Planning Breakfast Meeting
CalGIS Future Planning Breakfast:  Contact Jane Schafer-Kramer jschaferkramer@gmail.com to RSVP
Open to anyone interested in helping plan the next event.

Head to the International Cafe in the Doubletree and participate in early discussions for CalGIS 2020. Enjoy an unhosted breakfast/coffee. 


Wednesday April 10, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
International Cafe, Doubletree Hilton

8:30am

Agriculture GIS Tools and Systems
  • Improve Defense Against Unwanted Pests for California Agriculture
    Dallas Crow, Technical Documentation Specialist, Tulare County TCiCT, Visalia, CA
  • Integrated GIS Services for Pesticide Use Regulation in California
    John Haasbeek, Co-Owner/Lead Architect, CaliCo Solutions LLC, Littleton, CO 
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Data Points: The Case for Image Classifications
    Rachid Ramoul, Image Processing Operations Lead, Ceres Imaging, Oakland, CA
    Becca Robinson, Remote Sensing Senior Analyst, Ceres Imaging, Oakland, CA





Moderators
avatar for Jeff Orton

Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →

Speakers
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Dallas Crow

Technical Documentation Specialist, Tulare County TCiCT
avatar for John Haasbeek

John Haasbeek

Co-Owner/Lead Architect, CaliCo Solutions LLC
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Rachid Ramoul

Image Processing Operations Lead, Ceres Imaging
avatar for Becca Robinson

Becca Robinson

Remote Sensing Senior Analyst, Ceres Imaging


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon D-1

8:30am

Getting Moving With LiDAR
This session gets you moving, from acquisition to implementation you’ll know what it takes to get the point of the clouds!

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Mapping for Airport and Transportation Infrastructure
    Craig Clouet, Senior UAV Project Manager, Dudek, Kailua, HI
  • Using Mobile LiDAR for High-Accuracy Mapping
    Michael Uges, LiDAR Analyst, Tetra Tech, Lafayette, CA
  • Now You have LiDAR: What Are You Going to Do With It
    Andrew Brenner, PhD., Senior Program Director and Melissa Christie, Account Manager, Quantum Spatial, Corvallis, OR


Moderators
avatar for Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP

Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP

Senior Remote Sensing and GIS Analyst/UAV Pilot, Formation Environmental
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuanshin/

Speakers
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Craig Clouet

Senior UAV Project Manager, Dudek
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Andrew Brenner, PhD

Senior Program Director, Quantum Spatial
Andrew Brenner is Senior Program Director for Quantum Spatial based in Ann Arbor. He has been in the geospatial arena for over twenty years. His interests are primarily in using geospatial tools to solve people’s problems. To this end he works with imagery, LiDAR, and other sensors... Read More →
avatar for Michael Uges

Michael Uges

LiDAR Analyst, Tetra Tech
Michael is a LiDAR Analyst with the Tetra Tech Geomatics group, based in Lafayette, CA. He's been in the industry for at least 12 years, because he remembers working at CalGIS 2007 in Oakland. Michael also is involved with UAV's, GIS, imagery analysis, and whatever else happens... Read More →
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Melissa Christie

Account Manager, Quantum Spatial


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon D-3

8:30am

Lost and Found – GIS Potpourri
Learn about how lost interns can be found and how the GIS analyst can stay found while hearing about the search and rescue community’s implementation on finding those lost!

  • Advancing GIS Usage and Education Through Student Internships
    John Olson, Assistant Professor and Jessie Doyle, Teaching Assistant, Cal State Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
  • GIS Challenges in the SAR Community
    Mark Morrison, GISP, GIS Specialist, Michael Baker International, Reno, NV
  •  Is the GIS Analyst Facing Extinction?
    Jane Schafer-Kramer, Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA


Moderators
avatar for Jane Schafer-Kramer

Jane Schafer-Kramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources
I am the technical lead for the National Hydrography Dataset stewardship program for California, and serve as Chair of DWR's Enterprise GIS Training & Outreach Subcommittee, and Communications Chair for NorCal URISA. In my spare time I can often be found digging weeds and turning... Read More →

Speakers
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John Olson

Assistant Professor, Cal State Monterey Bay
avatar for Jessie Doyle

Jessie Doyle

Cal State Monterey Bay
avatar for Mark Morrison, GISP

Mark Morrison, GISP

GIS Specialist, Michael Baker International
I am a GIS professional with more than 15 years of experience in such varied technologies as UAVs, LiDAR feature extraction, and python development. I have been a volunteer for Washoe County Search and Rescue for 11 years. I love to apply new technologies to my volunteer work 'so... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon D-2

8:30am

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon E

8:30am

Open Discussion - Ok, We have Enterprise GIS. What now?
An open talk about those that have an Enterprise GIS but are having trouble getting departments or users to actual use it. In this discussion the leader will share various business cases that have been met with Enterprise. Isaac will then open up to questions and or other attendees experiences. The goal is to create a network of professionals at different levels that can help one another.
  • Lead/Facilitator: Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP, GIS Administrator, Contra Costa County


Speakers
avatar for Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP

Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP

GIS Administrator, Contra Costa County
My goal as a public servant is to advance IT and GIS in ways that are innovative and non-redundant. I have a passion for all things IT and specialize in Enterprise IT and GIS.


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon F

8:30am

The Status of California's NG9-1-1 and the GIS Task Force
The CA 9-1-1 Branch of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services(CalOES) is embarking on upgrading California’s 9-1-1 System to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), following the NENA i3 standards. The i3 specification outlines GIS as a key foundational element within the NG9-1-1 architecture.

This panel discussion will communicate to attendees the concepts and ideas of the "California Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) GIS Task Force".  Specifically the forthcoming initiative of developing and maintaining the GIS statewide database that will require a collaborative effort between state and local governmental agencies.

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Sr. GIS Analyst/CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County 
Budge Currier, 9-1-1 Branch Manager, Public Safety Communications, CalOES

Moderators
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Rachel Rosenberg

Public Safety GIS Specialist, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst/ CAMS Coordinator, Los Angeles County
Vanguard Cabinet of Young GIS Professionals!Addressing!Emergency Management!
avatar for Budge Currier

Budge Currier

9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
I am passionate about leveraging technology to save lives and reduce human suffering. As manager of CA 9-1-1 system, the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator and Emergency Support Function 2 manager I look forward to discussing integrating GIS into public safety communications... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon BC

10:00am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon A

10:30am

NG-9-1-1 Standards and Me
So there are new NG911 standards, what does that mean for me? Learn how to take the new data models and standards and puzzle your way through the new standards!

  • Beyond the 98%: Solving the NG9-1-1 GIS Puzzle
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, PMP, Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA
  • What Should I Do Now That There is An NG911 GIS Data Model?
    Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, General Manager, GeoComm West Coast Office, Saint Cloud, MN





Moderators
RR

Rachel Rosenberg

Public Safety GIS Specialist, Michael Baker International

Speakers
avatar for Deb Rozeboom

Deb Rozeboom

General Manager West Coast Office, GeoComm
Deb Rozeboom is the general manager of GeoComm’s West Coast Office in Oregon. Deb is a public safety GIS professional with over 15 years’ experience leading numerous GIS, 9-1-1, and NG9-1-1 projects. She serves on several NENA working groups, and she is a certified Emergency... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter

Jeff Ledbetter

Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International
Jeff Ledbetter has been working with GIS technology since 1998, and in 9-1-1/Public Safety applications of GIS since 2009 when he joined the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network in Houston, TX as the GIS Manager. Since then, he's been the Program Manager for the San Diego... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-2

10:30am

When the going gets you down, the down get resilient!
This session highlights three different types of resiliency, from restoring salmon habitat to preparing for sea level rise to building communities that are more resilient. Get ready to leave with more grit and with more knowledge of resiliency in the world of GIS!

  • Using GIS and Science to Inform Ecological Restoration
    Micha Salomon, GIS Specialist, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA
  • Coupling Survey and Spatial Data to Examine Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area
    Darcy Bostic, MS Student, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
  • Building Resilient Communities with Open Source Tools and Open Data
    Nicole Martinelli, Founder, Resiliency Maps, San Francisco, CA

Moderators
avatar for Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP

Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP

Regional Manager Local Government, Esri
This is the 20th anniversary of my first CalGIS conference. I've been a conference chair twice (2003, 2011) and involved with URISA for the past 20 years. I love working with local governments and finding solutions to the problems they face. I love snowboarding, hiking, surfing, watch... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Martinelli

Nicole Martinelli

Founder, Resiliency Maps
A San Francisco native who has spent extensive time living in Italy — fault lines run deep in her history. She’s also spent three years as a GIS volunteer at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and written about tactile maps for the California Map Society journal “Calafia... Read More →
avatar for Micha Salomon

Micha Salomon

GIS Specialist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Micha joined the San Francisco Estuary Institute's Resilient Landscapes Program team in 2006. He has over a decade of experience using geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental research. Micha's expertise includes cartography, mapping historical and contemporary wetlands... Read More →
avatar for Darcy Bostic

Darcy Bostic

MS Student, University of California Davis
Darcy Bostic is a Hydrology Masters student at UC Davis working with Mark Lubell in the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior. She is currently studying the impacts of sea level rise on groundwater and public supply wells. She has worked for the Public Policy Institute of California... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-1

10:30am

When Your Assets Are On The Line
When your assets are on the line, how do you line up your assets? Three wonderful approaches to asset management, three tools, and three options.

  • GPS Asset Collection Method That Can Benefit the Whole Company
    Mary McMahon, GIS Technician II, San Jose Water, San Jose, CA
  • Wonderful Map Books for Farming Operations
    Jacqui Martin, GIS Analyst and Jeff Orton, GIS Director, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA
  • Using Cityworks and ArcGIS Insights for Lifecycle Asset Management
    Punarvasu Pillalamarri, Regional Sales Manager, Cityworks, Sandy, UT


Moderators
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
Christina Brunsvold is a GIS Specialist for the California Energy Commission in the GIS Services and Cartography Unit and a Master’s Candidate 2019 for Geographic Information Science and Technology at the University of Southern California. In 2018, Christina was selected as a URISA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Orton

Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →
avatar for Mary McMahon

Mary McMahon

GIS Technician II, San Jose Water
At San Jose Water we use GIS to digitize all our features such as fire hydrant, meters, valves, mains, and service lines. We also do some analysis to gather information about the features, such as date of installation, material, or footage.
avatar for Jacqui Martin

Jacqui Martin

GIS Analyst, Wonderful Citrus
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Punarvasu Pillalamarri

Regional Sales Manager, Cityworks


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D-3

10:30am

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon E

10:30am

UnPresentation Room
No formal presentations in this room at this time...it’s all about conversations. Start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Debate, network, figure something out! Post to and follow @CalGIS and #CalGIS on social media. Or just use this space to check your email.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon F

10:30am

URISA and the California GIS Council Help GIS Professionals Affect Public Policy
GIS applications have become necessary utilities in our public and private workplaces.  Correspondingly, an increasing number of public issues affect, and are affected by, the California GIS community.  GIS professionals have specific expertise that can inform important public policy, and we are also impacted by public policies propounded by others.  This session summarizes what URISA's Policy Advisory Committee and the California GIS Council are doing about these issues, and invites participation by URISA members.

Some of the issues include:
  • Supporting Federal and State efforts to coordinate geospatial data
  • Creating and maintaining essential base data such as addressing, property ownership, elevation, land use, and transportation.
  • Defining and providing education on the professional boundaries of Surveyors and GIS Professionals
  • Encouraging networking and coordination between all GIS users with specific attention to emergency response, and open data distribution
  • Promoting fair public agency procurement policies for geospatial services
  • Supporting open access to our governments' geospatial data
  • Using NSRS and CSRS geodetic control for geodatabase themes
  • Preserving GPS infrastructure
  • Balancing divergent concerns about the use of sUAS (drones) for mapping

Following the presentation there will be an open session with the California GIS Council. All are welcome to join the GIS Council for a discussion about how to get involved; helping the GIS Council set priorities, and improving GIS collaboration in California.

Speakers:
Bruce Joffe, GISP, Principal, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA
Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP, Chair California GIS Council



Moderators
avatar for Jane Schafer-Kramer

Jane Schafer-Kramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources
I am the technical lead for the National Hydrography Dataset stewardship program for California, and serve as Chair of DWR's Enterprise GIS Training & Outreach Subcommittee, and Communications Chair for NorCal URISA. In my spare time I can often be found digging weeds and turning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Joffe, GISP

Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Founding Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce has been providing GIS planning and implementation management services, public policy formulation, and organizational therapy to cities, counties, and utility companies for over 40 years. | | Bruce was Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Nathaniel Roth

Nathaniel Roth

Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation
Dr. Roth is the Geographic Information Officer for the California Department of Conservation (DOC). The Division of Land Resource Protection within the DOC, is responsible for tracking and reporting on the conversion of agricultural land across California. The Division also administers... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon BC

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch & Roundtable Topic Discussion
Enjoy another hosted lunch (while talking about hot topics in the profession) and then head into the Exhibit Hall for dessert and your last chance to connect with the GIS product and service companies who have solutions for you!

Wednesday April 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon BC

1:00pm

Dessert Break and Raffle Drawings in Exhibit Hall
Note that the Exhibition closes after this break so make sure you have everything you need from them before 1:30!

How did you do feeling out the Fun Facts card??? Raffles happening during this final break!

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

Insights to Vegetation Mapping
Love the outdoors and enjoy field work, get into vegetation mapping with field verification! This session looks at mapping vegetation and how to deliver that mapped vegetation.

  • Mapping Mendocino Cypress and Related Plant Communities
    Rosie Yacoub, GIS Data Specialist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA 
  • EcoAtlas and CARI: Online Resource Management Support Tools
    Cristina Grosso, Environmental Informatics Program Manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA
  • Using Remote Sensing and GIS technology to Analyze Vegetation Productivity
    Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP, UAV Pilot, Senior Remote Sensing/GIS Analyst, Formation Environmental - Sacramento, CA


Moderators
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Christina Boggs-Chavira, P.G.

Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. Christina has two Bachelor’s degrees... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP

Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP

Senior Remote Sensing and GIS Analyst/UAV Pilot, Formation Environmental
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuanshin/
avatar for Cristina Grosso

Cristina Grosso

Environmental Informatics Program Manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Cristina is the Program Manager of the Environmental Informatics Program at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. She manages the collaborative development and partnerships of the EcoAtlas toolset, including the California Aquatic Resource Inventory, Rapid Assessment Method, Project... Read More →
avatar for Rosie Yacoub

Rosie Yacoub

GIS Data Specialist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
I am the GIS specialist for the Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program at CDFW. We use ArcGIS Collector to support field surveys, do vegetation classifications, and some in-house mapping. In addition to working with ArcGIS, Collector I have also done some support of classification... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon D-1

1:30pm

Mini-Workshop: Get to Know the National Hydrography Dataset
Please join us for an information-packed introductory session on the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). NHD is the Nation’s surface water dataset which includes features such as lake and ponds, streams and rivers, canals, springs, and much more. CA DWR and USGS will cover topics focused on access to the data, data content, data updates, and basic applications. We will cover where to download the data and how it is apportioned (by watershed). We will look at the point, line, and areal features and show their roles related to hydro networks and cartography. We will explain California’s role in maintaining data and how data users can provide input too. Finally, we will review the data together and show how it can be used in your GIS certain applications.

Participants may bring laptop computers (with ArcMap 10.x) and we will have local NHD data to load and review.




Moderators
avatar for Jane Schafer-Kramer

Jane Schafer-Kramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources
I am the technical lead for the National Hydrography Dataset stewardship program for California, and serve as Chair of DWR's Enterprise GIS Training & Outreach Subcommittee, and Communications Chair for NorCal URISA. In my spare time I can often be found digging weeds and turning... Read More →

Speakers
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Drew Decker

Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey
Drew Decker is the National Map Liaison for southern California and works for the National Geospatial Program within USGS. He works with local, state, and other federal agencies to coordinate mapping production, maintenance, standards, and planning in support of The National Map... Read More →
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Carol Ostergren

Mapping Liaison, NV/CA, US Geological Survey
Carol Ostergren is a National Map liaison serving the USGS Pacific Region. She supports expert user Communities of Use to align agency science needs with mapping resources and works with outside organizations to coordinate mapping projects supporting The National Map.


Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon D-2

1:30pm

Esri Gold Sponsored - Inspiring What’s Next
Come and see the new and exciting things that ESRI has in store for 2019! See brand new technology at 10.7 and how the ESRI Geospatial Cloud is based on sharing / collaboration and leveraging the technologies of web services to distribute / interconnect our knowledge and engage everyone. This is Web GIS!



Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon D-3

1:30pm

Esri Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon E

1:30pm

UnPresentation Room
No formal presentations in this room at this time...it’s all about conversations. Start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Debate, network, figure something out! Post to and follow @CalGIS and #CalGIS on social media. Or just use this space to check your email.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon F

1:30pm

Agriculture GIS Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion
This unique Agriculture GIS session focuses on GIS from an agribusiness perspective.  GIS staff from a variety of growers will each give short lightning talks about a specific use of GIS within their organization.  After the presentations, the presenters will form a panel to discuss GIS from their perspective and answer audience questions.

Participants
Patty Rueger – Wonderful Orchards
Emily Georgeson – Campbell Fresh, Bolthouse Farms
Doug O’Brien – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
Matt Brady – South Valley Farms
Mubarakat Shaibu - The Wonderful Company
Christina Ortiz – Sun World
Cassie Gallagher – Grimmway Farms
Thomas Williams – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
Farnaz Daneshpour – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
Andrew Sweet – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards






Moderators
avatar for Jeff Orton

Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →

Speakers
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Thomas Williams

GIS Analyst, Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
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Farnaz Daneshpour

GIS Analyst, Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
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Andrew Sweet

Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
avatar for Patty Rueger

Patty Rueger

Sr. GIS Analyst, Wonderful Orchards
I have enjoyed a 30+ career in GIS within an agricultural setting. My goal has been to increase the spatial awareness of those I serve by creating engaging maps.
avatar for Emily Georgeson

Emily Georgeson

GIS Manager, Bolthouse Farms
avatar for Doug O’Brien

Doug O’Brien

GIS Director, Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
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Matt Brady

South Valley Farms
avatar for Mubarakat Shaibu

Mubarakat Shaibu

Remote Sensing Engineer, The Wonderful Company
In my current role, I use tools like imagery and GIS to execute solutions to complex agricultural problems involving large-scale datasets with the objective of increasing crop yield and optimizing crop inputs like water.
avatar for Christina Ortiz Bynum

Christina Ortiz Bynum

GIS Manager, Sun World International, LLC
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Cassie Gallagher

GIS/AIMS Supervisor, Grimmway Farms


Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon BC

3:15pm

Closing Keynote Address - How Do We Use GIS to Address the Issues of Our Changing Environment?
With the earth under pressure of increasing population, changing climate, and urbanization, we are facing tremendous and difficult environmental challenges, such as pollution, drought, unexpected wildfire/flooding and loss of biodiversity…to name a few. As a GIS practitioner (whether you are a researcher, professional, educator or students that uses GIS), have you wondered how GIS can help address these challenges of our living world? What has geospatial science and technology helped to better understand the environmental changes and to remediate (or adapt) the related human and ecological health issues from the changes? In this panel discussion, three panelists from different fields will be invited to present their work in using GIS to better understand environmental changes and the resulting ecological health issues, to talk about their visions relating to this subject, and to discuss how you and I in the GIS community can contribute to tackling this overarching problem.

Speakers:
Donna Begay, PhD., Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
Scott Phillips, GIS Manager, CSU Stanislaus/Endangered Species Recovery Program
Walker Wieland, GISP,  Research Scientist, CalEPA/Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Moderators
avatar for An-Min Wu, PhD

An-Min Wu, PhD

Lecturer of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
I teach a variety of GIS courses (spatial databases, spatial data analysis, data acquisition, and GIS project management) at University of Southern California. I am a soil pedologist by training and love to incorporate GIS for solving environmental issues. I am a certified drone... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walker Wieland, GISP

Walker Wieland, GISP

Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
avatar for Donna Begay, PhD

Donna Begay, PhD

Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
Tribal GIS perspectives includes discussion on development of culturally sensitive resources mapping, GIS an element of EJ (Environmental Justice), and using GIS to help protect cultural landscapes. Member of the Tubatulabal Tribe in Kern Valley, California - Researcher and Cultural... Read More →
avatar for Scott Phillips, GISP

Scott Phillips, GISP

GIS Manager, CSU Stanislaus/ESRP
GIS Manager (now part-time) for the CSU-Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP) since 1996, and full-time Geography instructor for Clovis Community College. At ESRP I've worked with species experts, state/federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations for planning... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon BC