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Tuesday, September 9 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Hosted Lunch and Presentations

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It’s an opportunity for you to hear highlights from each exhibitor at GIS-Pro.

Luncheon Presentations
The Luncheon Presentations” are individual presentations (15-20 minute in duration) made a bit more informally at a lunch table instead of at a podium. This format offers the opportunity for in-depth discussion, questions & answers about the topic being presented.

  1. Implementing Python to Streamline Stream Water Quality Analysis
    Guillaume Turcotte, Villanova University, Villanvoa, PA 
  2. Vanguard Cabinet - Everything You Need to Know
    Wendy Peloquin, GISP, GIS Inc, Jacksonville, FL and Vanguard Cabinet
  3. Precision Panos for ArcGIS
    Dan Bellissemo, CycloMedia Technology Inc., Cincinnati, OH 
  4. State of Play in American Communities
    Elizabeth Dow, KaBOOM!, Washington, DC
  5. Usage and integration of CCTV and GIS Data for Maintenance Programs
    Justyna Grinholc, M.A, and Colin Gowens, GISP, Fulton County, Atlanta, GA
  6. FEMA Floodplains on the Web
    Susan Carlson, and David Torraca, GISP, Loudoun County, Leesburg, VA
  7. Assessing Possible Social Vulnerabilities of Rural Communities Effected by Potential Oil Spillage: A Case Study of the City of O'Neill, Nebraska
    Vu Dang, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Moorhead. MN
  8. My Hard Learned "do's and don'ts" of Project Management
    Sarah Myers, GISP, Peninsula Light Company, Gig Harbor, WA
  9. ELA/LGIM/ArcGIS Online: Putting it All Together
    Duane Treadon, GISP, City of Thomasville. Thomasville, GA
  10. Cooperative learning:  How Online GIS at the University of West Florida is Changing the Internship Experience for the GIS Leaders of Tomorrow
    Leah Lewis, MS, GISP, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  11. Natural Hazard and Resilience Assessment of the Coast of Georgia
    Rosanna G. Rivero, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    Exemplary Systems in Government Distinguished Systems: 
  12. RECOVER: Rehabilitation Capability Convergence of Ecosystem Recovery Project
    Keith T. Weber, GISP, GIS Director, Idaho State University
  13. Building an Enterprise GIS for the Newest City in Georgia
    Mike Edelson, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, City of Brookhaven, Georgia
  14. Sidewalk Maintenance and Repair Tracking Application
    Ian Dunn, Software Specialist, City of Perrysburg, Ohio
  15. ZoneSJ Map Viewer
    Yves Leger, M.Sc., GISP, GIS Manager, City of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    Discussion Tables: 
  16. GIS in Public Health-Let's light a fire under this URISA conference!
  17. URISA's GISCorps - Volunteer GIS expertise around the globe
  18. Consultants' Circle - How can URISA support our consultant members? 
  19. Advocacy - What is URISA's role?
  20. Louisiana GIS Happenings
  21. ULA Alumni - what's working, what would you do differently, what have I gotten myself into?
  22. NextGen 9-1-1 & GIS
  23. Women in GIS



Dan Bellissemo

Sales Manager, CycloMedia Technology, Inc
Dan is a sales management professional with over 20 years of experience in account development, C-level selling and sales closing.  Dan’s experience includes integrated, intelligent and enterprise software sales and sales to geospatial industries, law enforcement, and government agencies. Dan has built new customer databases across target markets through email, telesales, and direct engagement prospecting strategies. Fomerly with Leica... Read More →
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Christina Boggs

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
Christina Boggs 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 from CSU Sacramento, one in Geology and the other in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Christina loves helping people collaborate and work together better. Christina... Read More →
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Susan Carlson

GIS Web Administrator, Loudoun County, Virginia
Sue has been the GIS Web Administrator for Loudoun County, VA for 10 years. She holds a master's degree in GIS from University of Redlands, CA.

Vu Dang

Graduate Research Assistant, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Vu Dang is a Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Assistant at the North Dakota State University. Currently, he is pursuing a dissertation topic in risk analysis of the impact of spillages to rural communities by HAZMAT-carrying trains. Employed by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, under both the Mountain Plains Consortium (MPC) and the Advanced Traffic Analysis Center (ATAC), Vu has worked on numerous GIS-T projects for the North... Read More →

Liz Dow

GIS Manager, KaBOOM!
I am the GIS Manager at KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. I am in charge of our play desert mapping initiative and I work with city leaders to identify and eliminate areas where children do not have access to play.

Mike Edelson, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst, City of Brookhaven

Colin Gowens, M.A., GISP

GIS Manager, Fulton County
Colin manages the GIS Division of the Water Resources Department. He is responsible for the overall GIS program management, geodatabase administration, GIS service publication administration, GIS integration strategies and deployments, GIS advocacy with internal and external clients, and ensuring that all spatial technologies are capable of meeting the Department's requirements. Colin holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from Georgia... Read More →
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Justyna Grinholc, M.A

GIS Specialist, Fulton County Government
Justyna is a Geographic Information System Analyst in the Water Resources Department at Fulton County. She is tasked with performing sophisticated spatial analyses, developing conversion procedures and establishing specifications for the production of GIS maps to support the County. She earned a Master of Science degree in Geography from University of Gdansk in Poland and an undergraduate degree in Geographic Information Systems from Kennesaw... Read More →

Yves Léger, GISP

GIS Manager, City of Saint John

K. Leah Lewis, GISP

Online GIS Outreach Coordinator, University of West Florida
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Sarah Myers

System Engineer, Peninsula Light Company
Spatial Software Manager, focused on developing initiatives to improve system integration, understand and improve data flow methodologies, create and maintain database standards. Also, responsible for collaborating with other departments to define their database requirements and developing the mobile and web map solutions to meet their needs. Interfaces with software vendors, recommend acquisition of software that will complement and enhance... Read More →
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Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, GISinc
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Rosanna Rivero

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Rosanna G. Rivero is an urban planner and interdisciplinary ecologist with specialization in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for landscape analysis and modeling, and for regional and urban/environmental planning applications. Dr. Rivero obtained her Ms. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, and previously worked with the GIS lab in the Soil and Water Science Department at that University. She has worked... Read More →
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David Torraca

GIS Manager, Loudoun County, Virginia
David Torraca, GIS Manager in the Loudoun County, Virginia, Office of Mapping & Geographic Information has worked in the mapping industry for over 30 years.
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Duane "JT" Treadon

Director of GIS, City of Thomasville
Hi, I work for the City of Thomasville as the Director of GIS. My main focus is helping other departments maximize benefits from using GIS technologies as part of their business processes. Thomasville has been using GIS for a long time, but only recently has it been used in an enterprise model providing benefits across our organizations. Feel free to talk with me about the application of GIS technologies in local government, it's what I... Read More →
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Guillaume Turcotte

GIS Lab Technician, Villanova University
Guillaume Turcotte is the GIS Lab Technician for the Department of Geography & the Environment at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. I am the GIS point of contact for the University, I assist in GIS projects, I carry out various research projects, and I am a GIS and GPS instructor. I am currently developing various ArcGIS Server based web mapping applications, including Villanova University virtual campus. Prior to coming to Villanova, I was... Read More →

Keith Weber

GIS Director, Idaho State University
Web services and geodatabases

Tuesday September 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom