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Thursday, September 11 • 9:00am - 10:30am
It’s About the Data! GIS, Photogrammetry and Surveying – Understanding the Boundaries of Practice

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The opportunities for utilizing GIS are almost without limit. However, it is important to

know when an authoritative determination of location is required. A licensed surveyor is the only professional that can establish or measure a geographic location that has a legal standing in court. It is important for any individual using or managing a GIS to know where the boundaries for the practice of surveying are and to make sure we respect those boundaries and facilitate the employment of surveyors to improve the accuracy and legality of our GIS data. It is also important for us to understand the role of the certified photogrammetrist as well. Together, GIS, photogrammetry and surveying can make sure that the right data is used in the right way at the right time. 

This panel will hopefully be the beginning of a long discussion between GIS, photogrammetry and surveying professionals to better understand how we can work together to establish a shared understanding of how we can complement and promote each other’s work. 

Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Esri, Vienna, VA
Peirce Eichelberger, gDBMS, Inc, Collegeville, PA
Bruce Joffe, GISP, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA
Ryan Bowe, GISP, Photo Science, Nicholasville, KY
Michael Zoltek, GISP, EagleView/Pictometry, Rochester, NY 



Ryan Bowe, GISP

GIS Technician, Quantum Spatial
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial Company, in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients.  Co-author of “Avoiding Last Minute Metadata Misery” in ArcNews Summer 2012, she stays active in her profession as a URISA Vanguard... Read More →
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Peirce Eichelberger

GIS Manager, gDBMS Inc.
Peirce Eichelberger has had the great fortune to implement and manage two important and well-known GIS programs. From 1986-1993 he was the GIS Manager for the Orlando/Orange County (FL) GIS. The Orlando/Orange County program was a model in the implementation of a multi-government management/funding consortia, large-scale application development from a geographic data perspective (1,500 named tables with 18,000 data elements in an advanced DBMS... Read More →
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Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce provides GIS planning and implementation management services, organizational therapy and geospatial public policy assistance, over 36 years. Bruce is Chair of the California GIS Council's UAS Policy Work Group, member of the GIS Council's Geodetic Control Work Group, Past Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee, and past member and Secretary of the URISA Board of Directors.
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Brent Jones

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems.  Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide... Read More →
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Michael Zoltek, GISP, CP, LS, CFedS

Vice President of Surveying & Mapping, Pictometry International, Corp.
Mr. Zoltek is a Licensed Professional Surveyor experienced since 1990 in a wide variety of public and private sector projects and currently holds active Surveying/Photogrammetry registrations in 23 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as being a Nevada State Water-Right Surveyor, a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).   Mr. Zoltek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying... Read More →

Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom B

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