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Wednesday, September 10 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Utilizing GIS to Protect the Environment and Respond to It When It Gets Mad

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Land use and land cover play a significant role as drivers of environmental change and indicators of threats and vulnerabilities.  All disasters are better dealt with when emergency responders and crisis managers can work in a collaborative environment.  This may help to plan for the unforeseeable like in June of 2013 when Calgary experienced the largest flood in its history due to increased volume of water in both the Bow and Elbow rivers that was unprecedented in modern history.  Come and hear how spatial technologies are being deployed for environmental protection, emergency planning at schools, and environmental disaster response.

  • School Safety Plans in in a Virtual Environment
    Steven B. McKinney, PhD, SICS Consultants, LLC, Florence, AL
    Lamar Davis, Auburn University at Montgomery 
  • Applying Land Cover Data and Tools to Enhance Coastal Community Resilience
    Jamie Carter , The Baldwin Group at NOAA Coastal Services Center, Yarmouth, ME

    Calgary Flood 2013: Supporting Sustainability and Resiliency with Spatial Technologies
  • Robert Skoye, B.A.Sc., M.Sc., City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Earn 1.5 AICP Credits by attending this session

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Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, developing methodologies for using broadband internet mapping data to provide solutions to stakeholders that impact policy, economic development, and the digital divide. She is currently on the URISA Board of Directors (Secretary), is a Past-President of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA, and was on the inaugural URISA Vanguard Cabinet - an advisory board of young GIS... Read More →


Jamie Carter

Sr. Remote Sensing Analyst, The Baldwin Group at NOAA OCM
Jamie Carter is a remote sensing analyst with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and serves coastal communities primarily in the Northeast Region. He has a bachelor’s degree in Ecology from Tulane University, a master’s degree in Physical Geography from Oregon State University, and over 10 years of experience developing and delivering geospatial decision support tools to strengthen coastal management and planning. Jamie’s core... Read More →

Lamar Davis

Vice President, SICS

Steven B. McKinney, PhD

President, SICS Consultants, LLC
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Robert Skoye, GISP

Leader, Business Direction & Client Relations, City of Calgary
Robert (Bob) Skoye, M.Sc., is a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with over 20 years experience and proven leadership in urban and regional Geographic Information Systems design and implementation. Since 2008, Bob has worked with the City of Calgary Geospatial Business Solutions Division to broaden and deepen knowledge and use of geospatial concepts and technology across the corporation. As Leader of Business Direction and Client... Read More →

Wednesday September 10, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Chenier

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