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Monday, April 8
 

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 you 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
Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP, Solutions Engineer/Local Government, 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 Jason Latoski, GISP

Jason Latoski, GISP

Solutions Engineer - Local Government, Esri
DH

Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP

Team Lead - Local Government, Esri


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

8:30am

Water, Irrigation, Regulations, and Agriculture - Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions with GIS - Full-Day Workshop
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.

Objectives include participants increasing their understanding of:
  • Current and future developments in water regulation.
  • Available state and local data supporting analysis and mapping of water resources and governing authorities.
  • District, local government, and state efforts to implement sustainable groundwater management.
  • Efforts of growers and water providers to use geospatial tools for compliance and efficiency.

Outline
  1. Introduction – setting the stage, water in California. (Speaker)
  2. Measuring, managing, and forecasting water resources (probably state and local district presentations)
  3. SGMA, state regulation, data availability, and mapping the problem (Christina did a good presentation about state data, expand this)

    Break for lunch on your own

  4. Using imagery and sensors to understand water need/use
  5. Case studies of growers using GIS to support water management
  6. Actions – areas that can give the greatest payoff

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

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
Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP, Solutions Engineer/Local Government, 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 Jason Latoski, GISP

Jason Latoski, GISP

Solutions Engineer - Local Government, Esri
DH

Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP

Team Lead - Local Government, Esri


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

5:00pm

Informal Evening Networking
Kick off CalGIS 2019 with your California GIS colleagues!

Monday April 8, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
TBD
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote Address: 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?

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 →


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

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


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.
Geo-nerd and MOOC enthusiast, driven to contribute positively to the world through the application of geospatial thinking and technology. After several years in the e-commerce sector, I decided to return to school to pursue other passions. Having since earned my degree in GIS and... Read More →


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

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!

  • Monitoring Air Quality in California During the 2017 Thomas Fire
    Jordan Bates and Tanmoy Chakraborty, Student, NOVA University of Lisbon - Portugal
  • 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
    Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD, NORC at the University of Chicago, San Francisco, CA


Moderators
SD

Sheri Dister, GISP, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Weston Solutions, Inc

Speakers
JB

Jordan Bates

Student, NOVA University of Lisbon
TC

Tanmoy Chakraborty

Student, NOVA University of Lisbon
WW

Walker Wieland, GISP

Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
AG

Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD

NORC at the University of Chicago


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

10:30am

Esri Learning Lab
Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm

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
Dore Bietz, Planner/Emergency Manager, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians

Moderators
EA

Emily Alejandrino

Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers
DB

Donna Begay, PhD

Cultural Practitioner and Researcher, Tübatulabal Tribe
DB

Dore Bietz

Planner/Emergency Manager, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
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
TBD

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



Moderators
avatar for An-Min Wu, PhD

An-Min Wu, PhD

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

Speakers
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 →
ME

Marc Epstein

Director, California Environmental Technology Education Nework


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. 

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

1:00pm

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

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


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/
AS

Amal Suleiman

Civil Engineering Intern, Southland Civil Engineering & Survey, LLP


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 and Darryl DePencier, AICP, GISP, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Sacramento, CA
  • Developing, Operating and Maintaining a GIS for the California High-Speed Rail
    Jason Hill, GIS Coordinator, Jason Hill, GIS Coordinator and Brandon Jones, GISP, ArcGIS Desktop Pro Cert., WSP, Sacramento, CA


Speakers
SC

Sean Campbell, PE

Senior Transportation Engineer/Electrical Specialist, California Department of Transportation
DG

Douglas Galarus, PhD

Assistant Professor, Utah State University
JP

Jeremiah Pearce, PE

California Department of Transportation, District 2
MC

Makinzie Clark

Transportation Planner, Kimley-Horn & Associates
DD

Darryl DePencier, AICP, GISP

Kimley-Horn & Associates
JH

Jason Hill

GIS Coordinator, WSP
BJ

Brandon Jones, GISP

ArcGIS Desktop Pro Cert, WSP


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, flooding in the Central Valley, and leveraging GIS for Enhanced Support of Disadvantaged Communities 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
  • Mapping Spatio-Temporal Inundation in the Central Valley of California using Google
    Daniel Constable, Sr. Environmental Scientist, Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento, 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

Speakers
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, Chapter President of NorCal URISA for 2016, and also the coordinator for the City of Davis Community Garde... 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 →
JL

John Lance

California Department of Water Resources
DC

Daniel Constable

Sr. Environmental Scientist, Delta Stewardship Council
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
Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

2:00pm

Members Review 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
CB

Christina Brunsvold

California Energy Commission
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.
Geo-nerd and MOOC enthusiast, driven to contribute positively to the world through the application of geospatial thinking and technology. After several years in the e-commerce sector, I decided to return to school to pursue other passions. Having since earned my degree in GIS and... 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

4:00pm

Esri Learning Lab
Tuesday April 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm

4:00pm

Student Showcase
CalGIS 2019 Student Showcase Opportunities 
  • The Student Showcase is a session of 5-7 minutes lightning talks. This is a feature opportunity for students to showcase diverse topics of class projects or research ideas that apply GIS. We encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals. It is a great way to let your fellow students and others in the GIS community to know your work in a no-stress environment.
  • Submit Your Proposal: If you are interested in giving a student showcase/lightning talk during CalGIS 2019, please send an email to An-Min Wu (anminwu@usc.edu) with your name, school, current year & major, the title and a brief abstract (up to 200 words) of your talk. The deadline for the submission is Tuesday, February 20, 2019. Notifications of the selected submissions will be sent out by early March.

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

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Tuesday April 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TBD

6:30pm

Informal Networking Event
Tuesday April 9, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TBD
 
Wednesday, April 10
 

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
    Steven Hochart, Principle, Dudek, Encinitas,  CA
  • 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


Speakers
AB

Andrew Brenner, PhD

Senior Program Director, Quantum Spatial
SH

Steven Hochart

Principle, Dudek
MU

Michael Uges

LiDAR Analyst, Tetra Tech
MC

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


Speakers
JO

John Olson

Assistant Professor, Cal State Monterey Bay
JD

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

Unlock the Secrets of the Bios – Remote Sensing and Vegetation Mapping
Knowing the secret language of the trees gets you part of the way but knowing how to unlock the secret language of remote sensed data is the real message you want to hear! This session focuses on the application of remote sensed data to protecting California’s Waters from harmful algal and cyanobacterial blooms and how you can leaf your old vegetation indexes behind you!

  • 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
  • Developing an Automated Remote Sensing and GIS Tool to Map Surface Water
    Chuan-Shin Chong, CMS, GISP, UAV Pilot, Senior Remote Sensing/GIS Analyst, Formation Environmental, Sacramento, CA

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/


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

8:30am

Esri Learning Lab
Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am

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

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!
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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

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





Speakers
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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 14 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 →
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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

Speakers
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Nicole Martinelli

Founder, Resiliency Maps
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Micha Salomon

GIS Specialist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
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Darcy Bostic

MS Student, University of California Davis


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


Speakers
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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 →
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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.
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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
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm

10:30am

URISA and the California GIS Council Help GIS Professionals Affect Public Policy

  • URISA and the California GIS Council Help GIS Professionals Affect Public Policy
    Bruce Joffe, GISP, Principal, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA
    Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP, Chair California GIS Council



Speakers
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Bruce Joffe, GISP

GIS Consultants, 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 →
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Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP

Chair, California GIS Council


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

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch
Enjoy another hosted lunch 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

1:30pm

Federal Government
TBD


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

1:30pm

Long Walks and Dates – 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
  • Connecting Date Farming Area in Coachella Valley, CA with Sumatran Tigers
    Atsushi Tomita, Dr., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baruch College, the City University of New York, New York, NY


Speakers
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Cristina Grosso

Environmental Informatics Program Manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute
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Rosie Yacoub

GIS Data Specialist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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Atsushi Tomita

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baruch College, the City University of New York
Atsushi Tomita has worked as Technical Officer for several laboratories under Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. Having finished Master’s study at New York University, he joined Ph.D. program at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the City University... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Esri Learning Lab
Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm

1:30pm

Is the GIS Analyst Facing Extinction?
Is the GIS Analyst Facing Extinction?
Jane Schafer-Kramer, Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA

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

1:30pm

ArcGIS Server & AWS Mini Workshop
You can use ArcGIS Enterprise Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to launch several different architectures on Amazon Web Services (AWS). ESRI provides a tool, ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for AWS that you can use to prepare and deploy ArcGIS Enterprise in the Cloud. ESRI also provides sample AWS CloudFormation templates you can use to customize and launch most supported architectures.

This workshop will be an introduction to using these methods to deploy your ArcGIS Enterprise stack on AWS for a day, a month, or longer.

  •  ArcGIS Server Architectures on AWS
    Mark Korver, MCP/DA, Geospatial Lead, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA



Speakers
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Mark Korver, MCP/DA

Geospatial Lead, Amazon Web Services
Mark Korver is the Geospatial Lead on the Specialist Team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is based in Seattle. He has ten years of experience building Cloud solutions both as a customer and employee of AWS. Having founded companies with a geospatial focus, Mark is comfortable speaking... Read More →


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

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
Leah Metzger, Tejon Ranch
Elwyn Pratt, Sun Pacific
Jenna Bunag, Wonderful Orchards

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.

An-Min Wu, Lecturer of Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Speakers
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An-Min Wu, PhD

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


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