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Saturday, February 8
 

5:00pm

CalGIS Informal Gathering
Saturday, February 8 
5:00pm - 8:00pm: Hilton Hotel Bar
Relax after your travels in the Hilton Hotel Bar. This will be an unhosted event. Meet your fellow CalGIS attendees and prepare for the conference ahead.

Saturday February 8, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hilton Hotel Lobby Bar
 
Sunday, February 9
 

7:30am

Registration Hours
Sunday February 9, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm
Ballroom Foyer

8:30am

Addressing: A Practical Guide (Half-Day)
Addressing: A Practical Guide (Half-Day)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructor:
Jeff Ledbetter , GISP, ENP, Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA

Addressing, and more specifically, documenting and managing addresses 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
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

OUTLINE:
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

AUDIENCE: GIS professionals that support address management and/or public safety



Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK/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 →


Sunday February 9, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
Atlantic I

8:30am

Field Operations: Taking Field Work Further (Half-Day) Workshop
Field Operations: Taking Field Work Further (Half-Day) Workshop
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Instructor(s): 
Jason Latoski, GISP, Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri, Sacramento, CA
Mary Howard, GISP, Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri, Redlands, CA
Allan Vinluan, Solution Engineer, Esri, Redlands, CA

Please join Esri’s technical staff to explore taking the power of location anywhere. In this workshop you will learn how to leverage the power of location to improve coordination and operational efficiency in field staff activities.

This half-day workshop is an introduction to Esri’s newer field mobility applications (Tracker, Navigator, Quick Capture) and how they fit into a mobile workflow.
• Use Tracker to enable users to see where they have been and be more productive
• Maximize efficiency by combining routing with Navigator to your field activities
• Boost productivity with the simple to use app, Quick Capture, to quickly recorded field observation on the go
• Expand current Workforce, Collector and Survey123 field mobility workflow capabilities

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



Speakers
avatar for Jason Latoski, GISP

Jason Latoski, GISP

Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri
MH

Mary Howard, GISP

Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri
AV

Allan Vinluan

Solution Engineer, Esri


Sunday February 9, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific I

8:30am

More Effective with Games (Half-Day)
More Effective with Games (Half-Day)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructor:
Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, Applications Manager, Collin County, McKinney, TX

Many of us love games in our youth. As we got older, we stopped playing as much as we used to. Why did we stop playing? We learned through games in our earlier years. We can continue to learn through games now. Games can an excellent way to accelerate creative work and understand problems. In this hands-on workshop we will use games as a method to make your work more effective. Plus, we will have fun doing it. We will cover techniques to visualize your work and limiting your work-in-progress. We will conduct games that will teach us ways to rethink how we approach problems. We will even demonstrate the misconception of multitasking. Finally, we will wrap up the workshop with a nice #LeanCoffee

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Will learn personal management and prioritization
  • Explore the value of games
  • Learn/Facilitate effectiveness through games

OUTLINE: 
  • Personal Kanban
  • Games on Flow
  • Learn/Facilitate a #LeanCoffee discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas
Tim hired on at Collin County in 1992. He established a student internship program in 1994 that thrives to this day. He launched GIS, Scrum and kanban at Collin County. He has learned in the last few years that Records Management is cooler than you think and Apps are the best way... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific II

8:30am

Getting to Know the National Hydrography Dataset (Full-Day)
Getting to Know the National Hydrography Dataset (Full-Day)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructors:

Jane SchaferKramer, Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources, Davis, CA
Drew Decker, U.S. Geological Survey, National Map Liaison, San Diego, CA
Carol Ostergren, US Geological Survey, Geographer, Santa Cruz, CA


The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is the mapping of the surface waters of the U.S. and the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) represents drainage areas delineated to nest in a multi-level, hierarchical drainage system. They are integral parts of USGS’ National Map and serve as an authoritative common framework for users and organizations to tie into their own data. This course provides an opportunity to discover the information in these datasets and to get comfortable using them for planning, analysis, and general mapmaking, and introduces the ways the user community can get involved with stewardship of the data.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Gain familiarity with the background, the information contained within, and the current state of the NHD, WBD, and NHDPlus
  • Be comfortable using it in a GIS for mapping and analysis
  • Understand how to contribute to the improvement of the data

OUTLINE: 
  • The data model and definitions of the features and tables in the NHD geodatabase
  • Tips for mapping and cartography with the NHD
  • Tracing flow connectivity on the geometric network
  • Linear referencing along the flowlines
  • Applications of the NHD and WBD
  • An introduction to NHDPlus and its applications
  • Keeping NHD updated: California stewardship and community participation

HANDS-ON: For the best experience please bring a laptop with ArcMap (any version, any license level) software and license; QGIS may be used if ArcMap is not available.

AUDIENCE: GIS users (cartographers, scientists, planners, engineers, mapping app developers, students, data analysts, and others) who would like to discover the information contained in the NHD, WBD, and NHDPlus and how to use them in ArcGIS for mapping and analysis.

PREREQUISITES: Beginner-level working knowledge of ArcGIS or QGIS

Speakers
avatar for Carol Ostergren

Carol Ostergren

Geographer, 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 SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources
avatar for Drew Decker

Drew Decker

National Map Liaison, U.S. 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 →


Sunday February 9, 2020 8:30am - 5:00pm
Atlantic II

1:00pm

Meeting Your Community Where They Are
Meeting Your Community Where They Are (Half-Day) Workshop
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor(s):

Jason Latoski, GISP, Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri, Sacramento, CA
Mary Howard, GISP, Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri, Redlands, CA
Allan Vinluan, Solution Engineer, Esri, Redlands, CA

Please join Esri’s technical staff for a dive into transforming how you engage and collaborate with your community. In this workshop you’ll learn how to use Esri’s community engagement applications to effectively promote your information where your community members are searching.

This half-day workshop will be a deep dive into the capabilities of ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS StoryMaps and Topic Focused Web Applications to create the experience your end users now expect.
  • Best practices to structure ArcGIS Hub Sites
  • Create topic focused ArcGIS Hub Initiatives
  • Embed GIS products into your ArcGIS Hub Site to create a modern landscape
  • Leverage ArcGIS Hub Community Named Users for two-way community engagement and information gathering

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

Speakers
avatar for Jason Latoski, GISP

Jason Latoski, GISP

Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri
MH

Mary Howard, GISP

Solution Engineer/Local Government, Esri
AV

Allan Vinluan

Solution Engineer, Esri


Sunday February 9, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific I

1:00pm

NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow (Half-Day)
NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow (Half-Day)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor:
Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK - Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA

The official URISA NG9-1-1 GIS workshop.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
The follow items will be covered:
  • Introduction to public safety GIS
  • Introduction to 9-1-1
  • What is NG9-1-1
  • GIS Role in NG9-1-1
  • Actionable steps to start getting GIS data prepared

OUTLINE:
The follow items will be covered:
  • Introduction to public safety GIS
  • Introduction to 9-1-1
  • What is NG9-1-1
  • GIS Role in NG9-1-1
  • Actionable steps to start getting GIS data prepared

AUDIENCE: GIS professionals that support address management and/or public safety
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK/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 →


Sunday February 9, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Atlantic I

1:00pm

Roadmap to Redistricting (Half-Day)
Roadmap to Redistricting (Half-Day)
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor:
Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA

In the spring of 2018 the DHF led the community efforts for the Kern High School District (KHSD) redistricting process to advocate for 2 Latino majority districts in the largest high school district in the state of California. Through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and community input, DHF created inclusive districts increasing community representation for the roughly 38,000 KHSD students and their families. DHF mobilized community members to advocate for the “community map” and was present at every meeting throughout the process.

Dolores Huerta Foundation has partnered with four UCSC Everett Program, an undergraduate student led initiative that partners with community based organizations to promote social justice and sustainability across the globe, students to create a Roadmap to Redistricting.
The Everett students are documenting and digitizing the entire KHSD DHF process to create a template for other communities in California to follow in 2021. They will also create fair district boundaries for boards across the central valley so communities can present their own community map. Our goal is to have a community led 2021 Roadmap to Redistricting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Best practices of redistricting
  • Engaging community organizations in redistricting process
  • Participatory GIS
  • How to equitably be apart of the redistricting process as a GIS professional

OUTLINE:
  • How to identify injustices in your community 
  • Federal and state guidelines legal requirements for redistricting 
  • Kern High School District public redistricting 2018
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation Community Redistricting strategy 
  • Learning points: Pulled from community interviews 
  • Takeaways: How can you be involved in your local redistricting process

AUDIENCE:
GIS Professionals
Students
Educators
Those interested in Participatory GIS
Those interested in Equity and Social Justice GIS

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Garcia

Sophia Garcia

GIS Analyst, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Sophia’s experience with GIS began at Wellesley College, where she is recognized as being among the first students to utilize GIS in an academic setting. Since then she has further enhanced her experience with GIS in various industries including agriculture, transportation planning... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific II

5:00pm

Women In GIS: No-host Networking Social
Come meet your fellow women and their allies in the GIS field and find out about the Women In GIS organization.

Sunday February 9, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hilton Hotel Lobby Bar

6:30pm

Networking Palooza
Sunday February 9
6:30pm - 6:45pm: Meet at the Hilton Hotel Bar (then walk to…)
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Pier 76 Fish Grill, 95 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

An unhosted networking event at the Pier 76 Fish Grill in the Downtown Long Beach Pine Street district. Casual California food and beverages. Meet at the Hotel Bar after the Women in GIS Social and walk to Pine Street together.

Sunday February 9, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hilton Hotel Lobby Bar
 
Monday, February 10
 

7:30am

Registration Hours
Monday February 10, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm
Ballroom Foyer

9:00am

Opening Session & Keynote Address: “Smart Government — the data, the map, and the method”
Welcome to CalGIS 2020 in Long Beach!
We'll have a few brief words from CalGIS leadership and jump straight into our important opening keynote address. We are so honored to welcome Former Governor Martin O'Malley to the stage.

“Smart Government — the data, the map, and the method”

In this talk, Martin O’Malley lays out how to govern for better results in the Information Age. It is a formula that every elected leader has the ability to call into service. But it requires a radical commitment to openness and transparency. The courage to follow the data wherever it might lead. A relentless commitment to measuring the outputs of government on a real-time basis. It is all about producing better results — real-time — for real people.

Martin O’Malley was the first of a new generation of smart city mayors — he literally wrote the book on Smart Government. In fact, “Smarter Government — how to govern for results in the Information Age,” was published in fall of 2019 by ESRI Press.

Just two years after his upset election as Mayor of Baltimore in 1999, Time Magazine named Martin O’Malley one of the top five big city mayors in America. His new data-driven system of performance management, “Citistat,” earned his City the Innovations in Government Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2002 and has been copied by mayors across the country and around the world. When he ran for his Party’s nomination for President in 2016 — after two highly successful terms as Governor of Maryland — Washingtonian Magazine called him “probably the best manager in elected office today.”

As Mayor, O’Malley set Baltimore on course for the largest ten year reduction of crime of any major city in America. As Governor, O’Malley’s leadership made Maryland’s public schools #1 in America for an unprecedented five years in a row. And with a new performance management regimen called, “Baystat”, O’Malley turned around a 300 year decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay — the largest estuary in North
America.

O’Malley’s performance management system, Citistat — and it’s Maryland progeny, Statestat — also inspired key amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act; foundational requirements intended to drive data-driven management practices across federal agencies today.




Moderators
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr GIS Analyst, LA County ISD - eGIS
Hi Everyone!

Speakers
avatar for Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley

Former Governor
Martin O’Malley was the first of a new generation of smart city mayors — he literally wrote the book on Smart Government. In fact, “Smarter Government — how to govern for results in the Information Age,” was published in fall of 2019 by ESRI Press.Just two years after his... Read More →



Monday February 10, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
International Ballroom

10:00am

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by


Monday February 10, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
International Ballroom

10:30am

Data from the Ground Up (Framework Data)
These presentations get down to the basics of the earth model: elevation, terrain, bathymetry, and the datum underlying it all.

  • High Resolution Terrain Data - Advances for California
    Carol Ostergren, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Changes Afoot: Modernizing the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS)
    Dana Caccamise, PhD, Geodetic Advisor, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey, La Jolla, CA
  • Capturing High-resolution Bathymetry for a Recovering River
    Russ Faux, Senior Vice President, Quantum Spatial, Corvallis, OR  
  • Statewide Lidar Planning for California - Part 1
    Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP, Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation, Sacramento, CA

Moderators
avatar for Dave Powers, GISP

Dave Powers, GISP

IT Services Manager - GIS, Shasta County

Speakers
avatar for Carol Ostergren

Carol Ostergren

Geographer, 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.
DC

Dana Caccamise, PhD

Geodetic Advisor, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey
RF

Russ Faux

Senior Vice President, Quantum Spatial
avatar for Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP

Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation
Dr. Roth is the Geographic Information Officer for the California Department of Conservation (DOC). The DOC provides core data and scientific analysis of the state's geology, minerals, geologic hazards, and geologic energy resources, as well as supporting agricultural land conservation... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific II

10:30am

Infrastructure Part 1 - Transportation
Planes, trains and buses! That might not sound as catchy as other lead-ins but this session is all about advances in how to create a common operating picture for all parties to better collaborate in different transportation settings.

  • Environmental Mapping Analysis for High-Speed Rail
    Jason Hill, GIS Coordinator, WSP, Sacramento, CA
  • Ridership Growth Action Plan - Travel Alignment Analysis
    Catrina Meyer, Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers, Los Angeles, CA
    Gabriella Marquez, GIS/ITS Analyst, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach, CA
  • LAX Development Program: Customizing a SharePoint GIS for Construction Impacts
    Donald Chinery, GISP, GIS Project Manager, Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles, CA

Moderators
avatar for Joanna Haoshi Wang

Joanna Haoshi Wang

Transportation Planner/GIS Analyst, KOA Corporation
Joanna works for KOA Corporation as a GIS Analyst in local roadway safety and active transportation planning. Her specialty is in creating intuitive visual storytelling through graphic design, and generating in-depth data insights for planning and engineering initiatives.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Catrina Meyer

Catrina Meyer

Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers
I am a transportation planner at Fehr & Peer transportation consultants. I received a GIS certificate as part of my undergraduate and a Masters in City and Regional Planning at Rutgers University. I am passionate about using data to serve and improve communities through safer, more... Read More →
avatar for Gabriella Marquez

Gabriella Marquez

GIS/ITS Analyst, Long Beach Transit
I go by Gaby and I am a GIS/ITS Analyst at Long Beach Transit in the Service Planning Department. My work involves evaluating service efficiency using ridership and service level data as well as maintaining the geographic data used in internal and external applications. I received... Read More →
avatar for Donald Chinery, GISP

Donald Chinery, GISP

GIS Project Manager, Los Angeles World Airports
Don has worked as a Consultant for Los Angeles World Airports at LAX for 8 years. He works in the Planning and Development Group with the CALM (Coordination and Logistics Management) team. Don has worked in the GIS consulting field for over 15 years and holds a BA from Northwestern... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific I

10:30am

K-12 Education
Think about your high school experience, think about how much better it would have been with GIS. This session gives an overview of the Career Technical Education program and some additional details with the entire thing being capped off with lightning talks from students!

  • GIS Career Technical Education Showcase - Clark Magnet High School
    Dominique Evans-Bye, GISP, Educator, Clark Magnet High School, La Crescenta, CA
    Marc Epstein, Director, California Environmental Technology Education Network, Carmichael, CA 

Speakers
avatar for Dominique Evans-Bye, GISP

Dominique Evans-Bye, GISP

Educator, Clark Magnet High School
Developed a Career Technical Education pathway for Geospatial Technologies. Created Honors curriculum for GIS classes. Engage student learning through sponsored competitions.
avatar for Marc Epstein

Marc Epstein

Director, California Environmental Technology Education Network
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 →


Monday February 10, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Atlantic I/II

10:30am

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch & Fireside Chat
Enjoy a hosted lunch followed by an important conversation:
Visualizing Smarter Government for the Information Age, leveraging geospatial capacity to improve decision-making
 
A Fireside Chat with: 
  • Martin O’Malley, former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore
  • Michael Wilkening, Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services to Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Amy Tong, Chief Information Officer (CIO), State of California
  • Sheila Steinberg, PhD, Brandman University, Prof. of Social and Environmental Science

Moderated by Terri Carbaugh, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs, Brandman University
Sponsored by Brandman University
 
This special event will bring together the unique perspectives of three current and former State executives to discuss how geospatial governance, data and methods can be most effectively structured and leveraged to more effectively support integrated, data driven decisions in State and local government to support better decision-making.

Moderators
avatar for Terri M. Carbaugh

Terri M. Carbaugh

Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs, Brandman University
Terri M. Carbaugh is the Vice Chancellor of Public affairs for Brandman University, a member of the Chapman University System. Prior to joining Brandman, Terri led external relations for Long Beach State University and has extensive experience working in and around politics, media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley

Former Governor
Martin O’Malley was the first of a new generation of smart city mayors — he literally wrote the book on Smart Government. In fact, “Smarter Government — how to govern for results in the Information Age,” was published in fall of 2019 by ESRI Press.Just two years after his... Read More →
avatar for Amy Tong

Amy Tong

Chief Information Officer (CIO), State of California
Amy Tong, State Chief Information Officer and CDT Director Amy Tong advises the Governor on the strategic management of the state's information technology resources and establishing and implementing state IT strategic plans, policies, standards and enterprise architecture while minimizing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wilkening

Michael Wilkening

Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
Michael Wilkening was appointed as Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services by Governor Gavin Newsom in April 2019. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating and shaping the Administration’s initiatives to improve the delivery of public services to Californians.Wilkening... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Professor of Social and Environmenta Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, Brandman University



Monday February 10, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
International Ballroom

1:00pm

Dessert with our Exhibitors
Head to the Exhibition to enjoy dessert after our exciting lunch session.

Dessert Break sponsored by



Monday February 10, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
International Ballroom

2:00pm

Education GIS
Teaching and Learning Strategies across all levels of education, helping students to thrive!

  • Geospatial Pedagogy: Teaching GIS across the Higher Ed Curriculum
    Sheila Steinberg, PhD., Prof. of Social and Environmental Sciences & Chair GIS Committee, Brandman University, Irvine, CA
  • Using Geospatial Technology in K12 Instruction
    Marc Epstein, Director, California Environmental Technology Education Network, Carmichael, CA
    David Haynes, Science Teacher, Channel Islands High School, Oxnard, CA


Moderators
avatar for Vince Zaragoza, GISP, AICP

Vince Zaragoza, GISP, AICP

Principal, Terra Geographics
Vince is an independent planning consultant with over 25 years of experience in community and economic development, urban and environmental planning, and GIS. He is currently a Kern County LAFCO commissioner (2019 to 2023 term – Public Member/Alternate). In previous lives he worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Professor of Social and Environmenta Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, Brandman University
avatar for Marc Epstein

Marc Epstein

Director, California Environmental Technology Education Network
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 David Haynes

David Haynes

Science Teacher, Channel Islands High School
Science teacher - into GIS/GPS for the classroom


Monday February 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Atlantic I/II

2:00pm

Infrastructure Part 2 - Utilities
You’ve got some mighty fine assets! This session talks about helping your asset network do more work for you!

  • Location Analytics For Smart Grid Reliability
    Vivian Sultan, PhD, Professor of Information Systems and Business Management, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Utility Network Implementation: Steps to Success
    Joel Griffin, GISP, SR GIS Analyst, HDR Inc., Folsom, CA
    Kelly Chan, SR GIS Programmer, HDR Inc., Riverside, CA
  • Street Light Data Management and Support for Pacific Gas & Electric
    Josh Edge, Senior Project Manager/GIS Analyst, Evari GIS Consulting, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Using GIS Technology to Manage Complex Asset Infrastructure at Orange County Sanitation District
    Rob Michaels, IT Supervisor, Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CA




Moderators
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Sultan, PhD

Vivian Sultan, PhD

Professor of Information Systems and Business Management, California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Vivian Sultan is a Research Associate in the Advanced GIS lab at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Center For Information Systems & Technology in Claremont, California. The Advanced GIS Lab focuses on advanced spatial analysis, the research and development of advanced GIS solutions... Read More →
JG

Joel Griffin, GISP

SR GIS Analyst, HDR Inc.
GIS evangelist specializing in enterprise GIS, asset management and utility network management. Am fascinated with integrating business systems with GIS and helping utilities become smarter, geoenabled organizations.
KC

Kelly Chan

SR GIS Programmer, HDR INC
avatar for Josh Edge

Josh Edge

Senior Project Manager & GIS Analyst, Evari GIS Consulting, Inc.
Josh Ege is a Senior Project Manager and GIS Analyst at Evari GIS Consulting, Inc. He has over five years of experience managing field collection efforts for municipal street and roadway lighting projects. Josh began with Evari in 2016 as a GIS Technician, and his field experience... Read More →
avatar for Rob Michaels

Rob Michaels

IT Supervisor, Orange County Sanitation District
Mr. Michaels is an IT Supervisor at the Orange County Sanitation District overseeing the Business Solutions and Service Desk. He has been a GIS professional for 25 years. The last fifteen years he has worked in the field of wastewater and prior to that in transportation. He has... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pacific I

2:00pm

Innovation Emerging Technology – Part 1
Deep McSmarty dive here! Any time you hear Euclidean, you’re ready for a good time! Learn about some big data computational saving measures and automating repetitive tasks at this session!

  • Comparing Manhattan, Euclidean, and Actual Driving Distances
    James Riechel, Graduate Student, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Claremont, CA
  • Deep Learning Spatial AI for Automatic Street Object Detection in Orange County
    Kostas Alexandridis, PhD, GISP, GIS Specialist, Orange County Public Works, OC Survey Geospatial Services, Santa Ana, CA
    Cameron Smith, GISP, GIS Manager, Orange County Public Works, OC Survey Geospatial Services, Santa Ana, CA
  • Building GIS Data For Indoor Location Mapping
    Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm, Saint Cloud, MN
  • Automating Data Collection, Reporting and QAQC within ArcGIS Online
    Solomon Pulapkura, GISP, GIS Project Manager, VESTRA Resources, Inc., Redding, CA


Moderators
avatar for Maria Clay, GISP

Maria Clay, GISP

Research Data Specialist (GIS), Employment Development Department (LMID)
Maria Clay is a GIS Research Data Specialist for the Labor Market Information Division of The Employment Development Department. Maria has being doing GIS since 2004 and began her career in GIS by pure luck and has never looked back. Maria currently uses GIS to analyze and map employment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Riechel

James Riechel

Graduate Student, Claremont Graduate University (CGU)
James Riechel has a background in traditional artificial intelligence (including computer vision), digital photogrammetry and surveying, and parallel and distributed algorithms. He earned his degrees at University of California, Irvine (BS), and Georgia Tech (MS), and has completed... Read More →
avatar for Kostas Alexandridis, PhD, GISP

Kostas Alexandridis, PhD, GISP

GIS Analyst, Orange County Public Works, OC Survey Geospatial Services
Dr. Kostas Alexandridis is a GIS Analyst with the County of Orange Public Works, OC Survey Geospatial Services. He holds a PhD in Natural Resource Policy (Purdue University), and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). Dr. Alexandridis current work involves... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Smith, GISP

Cameron Smith, GISP

GIS Manager, Orange County Public Works, OC Survey Geospatial Services
Cameron is the GIS manager for Orange County Public works, and the chair of the OC GIS Steering Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography from UC Santa Barbara. Cameron has 12 years in the GIS industry focusing on Public Works, Surveying, Water/Wastewater... Read More →
avatar for Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm
As a GIS Solutions Engineer for GeoComm, I am dedicated to helping GIS professionals and 9-1-1 agencies understand the importance of GIS in 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 systems. In my 16-year career in Public Safety GIS I’ve worked with countless cities and counties as well as State and Federal... Read More →
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Solomon Pulapkura, GISP

GIS Project Manager, VESTRA Resources, Inc.
Business Development Manager


Monday February 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pacific II

2:00pm

Esri Gold Sponsor Session: Leveraging What You Own for Maximum Impact
Many Esri customers are using only a small piece of the geospatial platform that they own. This session will concentrate on COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) solutions that all Esri customers have at their disposal.

These include web applications, mobile apps, on-premise and cloud solutions to address workflows in public works, planning, land records, community engagement and facility management to name a few. As our product suite has expanded, so have your capabilities as a GIS Professional to leverage a multitude of solutions at your fingertips that often take only minutes to deploy.

Come join us for some demonstrations, Q&A and a peek at what’s coming in 2020 and beyond!

Monday February 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
International Ballroom

2:00pm

2:00pm

Statewide Lidar Planning for California Part 2
The California Department of Conservation will lead a discussion of the status of planning to collect statewide lidar coverage for California. An evolving State LiDAR plan will be open for discussion and feedback related to: minimum LiDAR specifications, repeat coverage timing, standard derived products, distribution, use cases, costs, benefits, return on investment, funding opportunities, and collaborations between stakeholders. A brief discussion of the state budget item related to LiDAR will be included.

  • Statewide Lidar Planing for California
    Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP, Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation, Sacramento, CA
    Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP, Geographic Information Officer (GIO), Los Angeles County, Internal Services Department, Downey, CA

Moderators
avatar for Jane SchaferKramer

Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP

Nathaniel Roth, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation
Dr. Roth is the Geographic Information Officer for the California Department of Conservation (DOC). The DOC provides core data and scientific analysis of the state's geology, minerals, geologic hazards, and geologic energy resources, as well as supporting agricultural land conservation... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Board Room, 3rd Floor

3:30pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Monday February 10, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
International Ballroom

4:00pm

Infrastructure – Part 3 Services
The path to greatness is a network we all want to walk, this session showcases presentations about how utility lines, rights-of-ways, and small cities can take the path to greatness!

  • Where Should a Utility Improve Tree Cutting to Reduce the Risk of Wildfires?
    Vivian Sultan, PhD, Research Associate, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Claremont, CA
  • geoROW – Grocentric Right-of-Way Manager
    Yuying Li, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst\Programmer, HDR Inc., San Diego, CA
  • GIS for Small Cities - A Hybrid Approach to Web Mapping
    Russell Mercer, GISP, GIS Administrator, City of Imperial Beach/Get Spatial Consulting, San Diego, CA

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Sheila Steinberg, PhD

Professor of Social and Environmenta Sciences & GIS Committee Chair, Brandman University

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Sultan, PhD

Vivian Sultan, PhD

Professor of Information Systems and Business Management, California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Vivian Sultan is a Research Associate in the Advanced GIS lab at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Center For Information Systems & Technology in Claremont, California. The Advanced GIS Lab focuses on advanced spatial analysis, the research and development of advanced GIS solutions... Read More →
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Yuying Li, GISP

Senior GIS AnalystProgrammer, HDR Inc.
avatar for Russell Mercer, GISP

Russell Mercer, GISP

GIS Administrator, City of Imperial Beach/Get Spatial Consulting
I have 15 years of experience in building GIS databases. Most of my experience is in utility-based GIS. For the last 4 years, I have been focusing on building a GIS in a mixed proprietary and open-source environment at the City of Imperial Beach. My current interests are in the... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific I

4:00pm

Innovation Emerging Technology – Part 2
Innovations in technology have spanned all of history and even now they can touch all kinds of people. A touch of Braille, a touch of international flair, a touch of danger. Check out this session for a touch of new technology!

  • Geo Braille: Using 3D-Printing and Cartography to Create Maps for the Blind
    Ken Burger, B.A., Founder/Publisher, The Geo Cloud, San Diego, CA
  • Geoportal Development Using Open Source Technology: An International Case Study
    Danielle Bram, Director, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology at CSUN, Northridge, CA
  • Spatial Big Data Analytics: Benefits and Individuals’ Privacy Risks Tradeoff
    Mehrdad Koohikmali, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ken Burger, Geo Cloud Certified

Ken Burger, Geo Cloud Certified

Geo Cloud Consultant, The Geo Cloud
Ken Burger believe in creating a better planet for all by using technology to help organizations achieve their purpose. Using the Geo Cloud, geospatial science and cloud computing together, we can create novel solutions to help us solve challenging problems, better understand our... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Bram

Danielle Bram

Director, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology at CSUN
Danielle Bram is a GIS Professional with over 20 years of experience in the public agency, higher education and nonprofit sectors. Her applied research interests and experience cover a variety of topics such as municipal, conservation, water resource and transportation GIS. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Mehrdad Koohikamali, Ph.D

Mehrdad Koohikamali, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Cal Poly Pomona
Dr. Mehrdad Koohikamali is an Assistant Professor of the Computer Information Systems department at Cal Poly Pomona. He received a B.S. in Geomatics engineering from University of Tabriz, Iran, a M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from University of Tehran, Iran, a M.S... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific II

4:00pm

Student Research Talks
These student presentations were extensive enough to be full presentations. Watch this space here for fresh faces and fresh ideas to existing needs!

  • Mapping Grant Applications in WebApp Builder for GIS
    Jessica Golden, GIS Technician/Student, Caltrans/Cal Poly Pomona, Walnut, CA
  • Providing A Low-Cost Primary Care Facility for Under-Served Communities in LA
    Ada Li Sarain, M.S. in GIST, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California. Carson, CA
  • Space Time Mining of Seismic Events in California
    Neysha Raquel Pacheco Colón, Graduate Student, Department of Geography, California State University, Long Beach

Moderators
avatar for An-Min Wu

An-Min Wu

CGIA Chair / Lecturer, California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) & University of Southern California
An-Min is a GIS educator, researcher, and field soil scientist that cares about environmental sustainability. As CGIA Chair, she is focused on advocacy work for members and the CA GIS community at large. An-Min teaches a variety of GIST courses (spatial analysis, spatial databases... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Golden

Jessica Golden

Student Assistant (Caltrans District 7, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens), B.S. Geography (Geospatial Data Analysis) Student, Cal Poly Pomona
Jessica Golden is a senior undergraduate student at Cal Poly Pomona, earning a bachelor of science degree in Geography with a study emphasis in Geospatial Data Analysis. Jessica graduated from Pasadena City College in 2019 with a GIS technical skills certificate and two associates... Read More →
avatar for Ada Li Sarain

Ada Li Sarain

PhD Candidate, University of Southern California
Ada Li Sarain is a senior PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at University of Southern California. She recently earned her M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology. She is interested in applied and computational social sciences, research methodology... Read More →
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Neysha Raquel Pacheco Colón

Geography MA Candidate/ Graduate Assistant / GIS Lab Technician, California State University, Long Beach
Neysha Pacheco is an MA candidate from the Department of Geography at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Her academic background includes Bachelor of Arts in Geography with emphases in Geographic Technologies and Physical/Environmental Geography from the University of... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Atlantic I/II

4:00pm

4:00pm

SCAG Mini-Workshop
  • Upcoming Data Initiatives for Local Jurisdictions in Southern California (SCAG)
    Marisa Laderach, GISP, AICP, Associate Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles, CA
    Kimberly Clark, Regional Planner Specialist, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles, CA

    Javier Aguilar, MUP, GISP, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles, CA

Speakers
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Marisa Laderach, GISP, AICP

Associate Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments
Marisa Laderach is an Associate Regional Planner in the Transit/Rail Department at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). She oversees the Future Communities Pilot Program (FCPP), a new program within SCAG’s Future Communities Initiatives, which partners with... Read More →
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Kimberly Clark

Regional Planner Specialist, Southern California Association of Governments
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Javier Aguilar, MUP, GISP

Southern California Association of Governments
Javier Aguilar is an established Urban Planner with over 15 years of experience in transportation and urban planning, community development, and environmental justice.  During this time, Mr. Aguilar has gained experience in the development, management and use of Geographic Information... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Board Room, 3rd Floor

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Networking and Poster Session
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!

Be sure to browse the poster and web mapping applications on display in the foyer area. The presenters – GIS professionals as well as students will be there to discuss their work. Competition for student presentations will not only be judged by a small group of education professionals, but also by popular votes. Please come to support our student work!

  • Web Maps & Applications - Web Maps and Dashboards for the County of San Luis Obispo Environmental Health - Gina Herbst, GIS Analyst, County of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Invasive Plant Species Mapping using Drones in the Santa Ana River Watershed - Poster
    Greg Kaganyuk, GIS Specialist, HANA Resources, Inc., Lake Forest, CA
  • Web Maps & Applications - Using Web Mapping to Circulate Data on Archaeological Research at El Pilar - Thomas Crimmel, GIS Manager, UCSB/MesoAmerican Research Center, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Web Maps & Applications - Europe ‘58
    Diana Rathfelder, GIS Intern, City of Whittier, Whittier, CA
  • Utilizing Drone and Mapping Technology in Western Snowy Plover Conservation - Poster
    Alissa Goldberg, Student, California State University Channel Islands, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Web Maps & Applications - Kona Coast Below “See” Level
    Rachel Ablondi, Student, Research Assistant, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Web Maps & Applications - Spatial Analytics in Roadway Safety
    Joanna Haoshi Wang, Transportation Planner / GIS Analyst, KOA Corporation, Orange, CA
  • Web Maps & Applications - California's Exposure to Volcanic Hazards Geo-narrative (Storymap)
    Jeff Peters, U.S. Geological Survey, Moffett Field, CA
  • The Application of GeoAI to Identify Qanat Locations: An Assessment of Deep Learning Techniques Using ArcGIS Pro - Poster
    Sasa Arsic, Student, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
  • Web Maps & Applications - LA Travelers App
    Ali Bazarah, PhD Candidate, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
    Projects team members:
    Alice Tuan 
    Chuck Baker 
    Pranav Ravikrishnan
  • Understanding the Spatial Dimension of Homelessness - Poster
    Hafsa Aasi, Doctoral Candidate in Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Fullerton, CA
  • Using Maxent modeling to predict the potential distribution of Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in California - Poster
    Cheol Min Lee, Environmental Scientist, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA
  • Maps Online! City of Whittier Public Map Gallery - Poster
    Shannon Julius, GIS Analyst, Current: City of Long Beac/Former: City of Whittier, Long Beach, CA
  • ArcCollector Spillway Inspection Workflow for the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
    Daniel Jones, Forestry Operations, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Speakers
avatar for Gina Herbst

Gina Herbst

GIS Analyst, County of San Luis Obispo
I really enjoy finding new ways to leverage different mapping and analytical tools for the public, our environmental health staff and countywide operations. We are continually extending our environmental health services with program-targeted VertiGIS Geocortex map viewers and AGOL... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kaganyuk

Greg Kaganyuk

GIS Analyst, HANA Resources, Inc.
I am the lead GIS Analyst at HANA Resources, Inc., a full service environmental consulting firm. My experience includes drone technology for plant health assessment, plant species identification, and site monitoring.
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Thomas Crimmel

GIS Manager, UCSB/MesoAmerican Research Center
I work in the design, maintenance, and implementation of an organizational wide database at the MesoAmerican Research Center that is focused on making our data free and available via our ArcGIS Online web map. In addition, I manage a team of students who use LiDAR scans at the ancient... Read More →
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Diana Rathfelder

GIS Intern, City of Whittier
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Alissa Goldberg

Student, California State University Channel Islands
​​​I am a drone pilot studying environmental science and conservation. My current research involves drone imagery and mapping of endangered and threatened shorebirds on Ormond Beach, California to improve traditional monitoring methods.
avatar for Rachel Ablondi

Rachel Ablondi

Research Assistant, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute
avatar for Joanna Haoshi Wang

Joanna Haoshi Wang

Transportation Planner/GIS Analyst, KOA Corporation
Joanna works for KOA Corporation as a GIS Analyst in local roadway safety and active transportation planning. Her specialty is in creating intuitive visual storytelling through graphic design, and generating in-depth data insights for planning and engineering initiatives.
avatar for Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters

Geographer, USGS
Jeff Peters is a Geographer at the USGS Western Geographic Science Center. He uses GIS to estimate community exposure and model evacuation for natural hazards. Community emergency managers use these analyses to plan before future events occur and help minimize loss of life and costs... Read More →
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Hafsa Aasi

Doctoral Candidate, Claremont Graduate University
avatar for Ali Bazarah

Ali Bazarah

PhD Candidate, Claremont Graduate University
Ph.D. candidate in information system at Claremont Graduate University. My research interest is in information exchange between multi-stakeholders for supporting decision making. I am using GIS and Geospatial technology to build a platform and framework for facilitating information... Read More →
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Sasa Arsic

Student, Claremont Graduate University
CM

Cheol Min Lee

Environmental Scientist, California Department of Food and Agriculture
avatar for Shannon Julius

Shannon Julius

GIS Analyst, City of Long Beach
avatar for Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Student | Forestry Operations, Humboldt State University
I am a senior at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, enrolled in the Forestry Operations program. I hope to achieve state licensing as a Registered Professional Forester. I enjoy problem solving and workflow automation as well as working and playing in the woods.


Monday February 10, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Foyer

7:00pm

The Promenade Crawl & Geotrivia
Monday February 10
7:00pm - 7:15pm: Meet in the Hotel Bar after the poster session to form groups then walk together to the Long Beach Promenade.
7:30pm - 9:00pm: Long Beach Promenade, Various Locations
9:00pm - ?: Congregation Ale House, 201 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Activity: The Promenade Crawl & Geotrivia
All locations are within approx. 500 ft of each other along the Long Beach Promenade. The groups will go to the first 4 locations in a different sequence, then all will end at Congregation. At each location, the group will receive a set of trivia questions and work to answer it. Order some food or drink while you are at it to support the fabulous local establishments. Prizes will be given out at the final location based on number of correct answers.

The Ordinarie, 210 The Promenade N, Long Beach, CA 90802
Portuguese Bend Distilling, 300 The Promenade N, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Stave Bar, 170 The Promenade N, Long Beach, CA 90802
Dog Haus Biergarten, 210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802

Last stop for all: Congregation Ale House, 201 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Then head back to the Hilton together!

Sponsored by DATAMARK


Monday February 10, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Offsite
 
Tuesday, February 11
 

8:00am

Registration Hours
Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm
Ballroom Foyer

8:30am

California’s Next Generation 9-1-1
Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) in California is happening NOW! Coordination and Collaboration from local public safety, local, regional and State governments is occurring in various forms. This presentation will cover existing Status of the State’s implementation, collaboration currently underway and several local projects for preparing their data for NG9-1-1.

  • NG9-1-1 GIS Data Preparation: The Merced County Use Case
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA
    Gene Barrera, MCP, GIS Manager, Merced County, Merced, CA
  • Dont get MAD, get EVEN
    Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, Public Safety GIS Expert and Brian Brady, GISP, Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA
  • California NG9-1-1 Address Repository - What Government GIS Professionals Need to Know
    Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Sr GIS Analyst, LA County ISD - eGIS, Downey, CA
    Natasha Potter, NG911 GIS Task Force Project Manager, CalOES, Sacramento, CA
  • It is Coming Folks, NG9-1-1 is Happening!
    Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP, GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm, Saint Cloud, MN


Moderators
avatar for Maria Clay, GISP

Maria Clay, GISP

Research Data Specialist (GIS), Employment Development Department (LMID)
Maria Clay is a GIS Research Data Specialist for the Labor Market Information Division of The Employment Development Department. Maria has being doing GIS since 2004 and began her career in GIS by pure luck and has never looked back. Maria currently uses GIS to analyze and map employment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP

Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP

Public Safety GIS Expert, DATAMARK/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 Gene Barrera

Gene Barrera

GIS Manager, Cal OES GIS Task Force Member, County of Merced
Gene Barrera is the GIS Manager for the County of Merced as well as a GIS Task Force Member supporting the State of California's NG-911 program. Gene is currently involved in modernizing the County's GIS program which includes developing a consolidated approach to data maintenance... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr GIS Analyst, LA County ISD - eGIS
Hi Everyone!
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Natasha Potter

NG911 GIS Task Force Project Manager, CalOES
avatar for Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

Deb Rozeboom, PMP, ENP, GISP

GIS Solutions Engineer, GeoComm
As a GIS Solutions Engineer for GeoComm, I am dedicated to helping GIS professionals and 9-1-1 agencies understand the importance of GIS in 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 systems. In my 16-year career in Public Safety GIS I’ve worked with countless cities and counties as well as State and Federal... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
Pacific II

8:30am

Public Health
Medical GIS is useful for all kinds of Public Health questions and challenges. This session highlights four GIS implementations in the Public Health sector.

  • Los Angeles County Community Water Fluoridation and Oral Health
    Aya Obara, MPH, Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, Los Angeles, CA
  • Using Geospatial Technologies to Model Production Agricultural Spray and Minimize Agrochemical Exposure
    Vince Zaragoza, GISP, AICP, Principal, Terra Geographics, Bakersfield, CA

Moderators
avatar for Christine Lam

Christine Lam

Principal GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County
I am a Principal GIS Analyst with the Enterprise GIS Group at the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department and the Project Manager for the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) Program.

Speakers
avatar for Aya Obara, MPH

Aya Obara, MPH

Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program
avatar for Vince Zaragoza, GISP, AICP

Vince Zaragoza, GISP, AICP

Principal, Terra Geographics
Vince is an independent planning consultant with over 25 years of experience in community and economic development, urban and environmental planning, and GIS. He is currently a Kern County LAFCO commissioner (2019 to 2023 term – Public Member/Alternate). In previous lives he worked... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
Atlantic I/II

8:30am

Water
  • NHDPlus: An Overview
    Joel Osuna, Project Manager, Center for Geospatial Science and Technology (UCSD), Northridge, CA
    Erik Fintel, Senior Project Analyst, Geographical Information Center, North State Planning and Development Collective, Chico, CA
  • LiDAR-Based Watershed Delineation Process
    Hormoz Nikolay, Senior Civil Egineering Technician, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Alhambra, CA
  • NOAA Hardened Shoreline - Mapping the Great Lakes
    Matthew Rouch, GIS Analyst IV, Tetra Tech, Denver, CO
  • Sharing Water Data - SGMA Data and Tools
    Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG, Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA

Moderators
avatar for Bond Harper

Bond Harper

GIS Integrator, City of Beverly Hills

Speakers
avatar for Joel Osuna-Williams

Joel Osuna-Williams

Project Manager, Center for Geospatial Science and Technology (CSUN)
Joel Osuna has worked at the Center for Geospatial Science and Technology (CGST) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for 10 years. He is currently a project manager helping to lead the work done on National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) update projects and NHD sub-stewardship... Read More →
avatar for Erik Fintel

Erik Fintel

Senior Project Analyst, Geographical Information Center, North State Planning and Development Collective
Erik Fintel has worked at the Geographical Information Center (GIC) at California State University, Chico for 17 years. He is currently a Senior GIS Analyst helping to lead the work done on National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) update projects and NHD sub-stewardship in California. His... Read More →
avatar for Hormoz Nikolay

Hormoz Nikolay

Senior Civil Engineering Technician, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
avatar for Matthew Rouch

Matthew Rouch

GIS Analyst IV, Tetra Tech
GIS Analyst at Tetra Tech, living in Denver, working on a variety of water-related GIS projects.
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources


Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
Pacific I

8:30am

8:30am

Quantum Spatial Gold Sponsor Session: Better Information with Remote Sensing in California
Remote sensing data and associated analytics can expand spatial intelligence about our natural environment.  This session will give an overview of topics designed to identify, qualify and quantify changes in our environment over time.

1) 2019/2020 High Density LiDAR collection over Northern California for Wildfire Prevention and Management Joel Burroughs, Quantum Spatial

2) Updating and refining the National Hydrologic Dataset and Watershed Boundary Dataset from High Resolution Lidar-Derived Elevation Data
Mischa Hey, Quantum Spatial

3) Quantification of Snow Water Equivalency using Lidar and Hyperspectral Imagery
Thomas Painter, ASO, Inc. & Russ Faux, Quantum Spatial

When remotely sensed data is synthesized, these technologies can provide statistics and efficient resource management solutions.



Speakers
JB

Joel Burroughs

Account Manager, Quantum Spatial
Joel Burroughs has over 15 years of geospatial experience. He started out as a Senior Processing Lead for Quantum Spatial. Joel excels at project planning, cost estimation and scope management for the entire spectrum of geospatial projects. His has extensive experience in managing... Read More →
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Mischa Hey

Senior Domain Expert, Quantum Spatial
Mischa Hey has broad experience and technical skills in remote sensing analysis, in particular the development of feature extraction techniques using combined LiDAR and spectral datasets, including leveraging hyperspectral imagery to delineate land cover characterization of interest... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
International Ballroom

10:00am

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by


Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

Environmental Research
Are you a sucker for some serious analysis? This session is full of deep dives into robust analysis from GIS projects.

  • A Comparison of METRIC Evapotranspiration Estimates from Satellite and UAS
    Michael Kalua, Jr. Specialist, University Of California Merced, Merced, CA
  • Streamlining Mojave Desert Restoration Efforts Through GIS
    Audrey Sauvey, M.S., GIS Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Moreno Valley, CA
    Rachel Moulton, GIS Research Intern, Bureau of Land Management, Moreno Valley, CA
  • California's Exposure to Volcanic Hazards
    Jeff Peters, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Moffett Field, CA

Moderators
avatar for Catrina Meyer

Catrina Meyer

Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers
I am a transportation planner at Fehr & Peer transportation consultants. I received a GIS certificate as part of my undergraduate and a Masters in City and Regional Planning at Rutgers University. I am passionate about using data to serve and improve communities through safer, more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kalua

Michael Kalua

Jr. Specialist, University Of California Merced
Mike joined VICELab as a Student Assistant while he was an undergraduate at University of California, Merced studying Environmental Engineering. As a Student Assistant Mike used GIS to create hydrological maps of various study sites around the globe. During his undergraduate studies... Read More →
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Rachel Moulton

GIS Research Intern, Bureau of Land Management
avatar for Audrey Sauvey, M.S

Audrey Sauvey, M.S

GIS Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
Audrey began her GIS career as a Masters student attending California State University, Long Beach. She is currently working with the Bureau of Land Management as a GIS Specialist, where she is able to utilize her knowledge of GIS to accomplish tasks that require skills such as python... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters

Geographer, USGS
Jeff Peters is a Geographer at the USGS Western Geographic Science Center. He uses GIS to estimate community exposure and model evacuation for natural hazards. Community emergency managers use these analyses to plan before future events occur and help minimize loss of life and costs... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific I

10:30am

GIS and Data Strategies
All the data hugs, all the time! Whether you’re from a government agency, non-profit, industry or academia, we all have data needs. If you have data, maybe you NEED to come to this session about data strategies!

  • Government Agencies & University Library Repositories: A Partnership
    Kim Durante, Metadata Librarian, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Amy Work, GIS Librarian, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Geographic Information Systems and University/Education Partnerships
    Hayley Stone, Senior GIS Analyst, Geographical Information Center, North State Planning and Development Collective, Chico, CA
  • Time to Move my GIS to the Cloud Yet?
    Shital Dhakal, GISP, Sr. GIS Consultant, Taborda Solutions, Roseville, CA
  • Integrating GIS with non-GIS Software
    Bond Harper, GIS Integrator, City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA


Moderators
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Ryan Goodner-Belli

GIS Analyst, Assessment Services and Mapping/Placer County Assessor’s Office

Speakers
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Kim Durante

Metadata Librarian, Stanford University
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Amy Work

GIS Librarian, University of California at San Diego
Currently the GIS Librarian at UC San Diego. I support students, faculty, researchers and staff with their geospatial needs. I instruct workshops and helps curate geospatial data within the Library and across campus. In the past I ran a non-profit in Costa Rica engaging community... Read More →
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Hayley Stone

Senior GIS Analyst, Geographical Information Center, North State Planning and Development Collective
Hayley has over 5 years of professional experience performing GIS data maintenance and analysis at the Geographical Information Center at CSU, Chico. Her expertise includes spatial analysis and processing, geodatabase design, and web mapping. She also has experience in preparing and... Read More →
avatar for Shital Dhakal, GISP

Shital Dhakal, GISP

Sr. GIS Consultant, Taborda Solutions
Shital is a certified Geographic Information System (GIS) Consultant with extensive experience in the Esri's Enterprise ArcGIS stack and product architecture. He has a decade of experience implementing and administering GIS in reputed private firms, academia, and government in Asia... Read More →
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Bond Harper

GIS Integrator, City of Beverly Hills


Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific II

10:30am

Professional Development
Professional Development is essential. If you aren’t getting professional development on a regular basis, it’s like never changing the oil on your car – Ford or Ferrari, it’s not going to end well. Check out this session for some tune-up tips!

  • Why Personal Brand Matters and 5 Tips to Jumpstart
    Toby Soto, Owner, Soto Media LLC, Riverside, CA
  • The 5 Levels of GIS Leadership
    Toby Soto, Owner, Soto Media LLC, Riverside, CA
  • What’s New with the GISP
    Martin Roche, GISP, Director of Operations, Avineon, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mapping Your Utility: Adventures in Building a Geospatial Career
    Annalisa Saqui, PE, GISP, IT Analyst III, Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CA


Moderators
avatar for Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

GIS Manager, Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning

Speakers
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Toby Soto

Founder, GISSuccess.com
Toby Soto is the founder of GISSuccess.com, a resource for the GIS Professionals looking to improve their GIS Leadership Skills to build a better tomorrow.  After 26 years in the Public Sector implementing and integrating GIS, Toby went into the GIS Services and Consulting business... Read More →
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Martin Roche, GISP

Director, Services and Delivery, Avineon, Inc.
Martin Roche, GISP currently serves as the Director of GIS Services and Solutions for Avineon, Inc., an international IT services firm, and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. His experience includes working for local, county, and state governments as well as a variety of commercial... Read More →
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Annalisa Saqui, PE, GISP

IT Analyst III, Orange County Sanitation District


Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Atlantic I/II

10:30am

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch & CGIA Update
  • 12:15 PM - Student Awards
  • 12:25 PM - Using Mapping and Data Storytelling to Engage Los Angeles
    L.A. Controller Ron Galperin is one of three citywide elected officials in Los Angeles. As the City's auditor and chief accounting officer, he has championed government transparency and the importance of modernization by introducing Open Data to the City of Los Angeles in 2013. During today's presentation, Controller Galperin will offer a close look at his map of publicly-owned properties and how it can be used to address the housing crisis and improve economic development.
    Controller Ron Galperin, City of Los Angeles
  • 12:45 PM - An-Min Wu, CGIA President – CGIA Update

Moderators
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department

Speakers
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Ron Galperin

Controller, City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles. Galperin oversees a team that conducts... Read More →
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An-Min Wu

CGIA Chair / Lecturer, California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) & University of Southern California
An-Min is a GIS educator, researcher, and field soil scientist that cares about environmental sustainability. As CGIA Chair, she is focused on advocacy work for members and the CA GIS community at large. An-Min teaches a variety of GIST courses (spatial analysis, spatial databases... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
International Ballroom

1:00pm

Dessert in Exhibit Hall
Note that the Exhibition closes after this break so make sure you have everything you need from them before 2:00!

Fun Facts winners will be announce during this final break!

Sponsored, in part, by Sanborn Map Company!!!






Tuesday February 11, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
International Ballroom

2:00pm

Baselining & Blueprinting Your GIS (Understanding Now, Next, After Next) - Mini Workshop
GIS has become a critical operational technology for many organizations and supports many use cases. Within this operational environment, GIS enables a wide variety of systems where it either hosts critical information required for these related systems or receives input from these systems.

Unfortunately, for most organizations, the organic growth of GIS has happened with little consideration for managing dependencies, governance, and technology sustainment. This approach is causing uncertainty and risk with GIS upgrades and modernization initiatives. This presentation will provide an overview of the baselining and blueprinting techniques for Managers, Supervisors, Architects, Analysts, Programmers in GIS and IT departments leveraging dashboards.

The documentation and management of changes related to customizations, configurations, maps, applications, data models, and interfaces reduce risk and also improves collaboration between stakeholders. This presentation describes the use of ArcGIS Pro, Insights for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, and Avineon’s Model Manager to achieve your baselining and blueprinting goals.


Moderators
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Dave Powers, GISP

IT Services Manager - GIS, Shasta County

Speakers
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Mike Chenevey

Client Relations Manager, Avineon, Inc.
Mike Chenevey has over 20 years’ experience working with local and state government as an IT and GIS consultant as well as an Esri Account Executive. His work has included such diverse activities such as city, county, and state-level IT and GIS planning, IT network implementation... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Atlantic I/II

2:00pm

Going from GIS User to GIS Leader
Panelist will consist of 2-3 pre-identified GIS Professionals to answer host and audience questions.  Questions and discussion will be focused on how the panelist went from User to Leader and how they influence others in the organization to progress from User to Champion to Leader.

Host and co-host will be Toby Soto of GISSuccess.com and Tim Nolan of Collin County TX. Discussion will be based on the GIS Peer Success Webinar format but with a LIVE audience. Note: Based on available IT and WiFi capabilities, a LIVE broadcast is desired but not required.

  • Going from GIS User to GIS Leader
    Toby Soto, Owner, Soto Media LLC, Riverside, CA
    Tim Nolan, GISP, Sr. Applications Manager, Collin County TX
    Carlos Isaac Cabrera, GISP, GIS Administrator, Contra Costa County
    Annalisa Saqui, PE, GISP, Orange County Sanitation District
    Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP, County of Los Angeles




Moderators
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Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission

Speakers
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Toby Soto

Founder, GISSuccess.com
Toby Soto is the founder of GISSuccess.com, a resource for the GIS Professionals looking to improve their GIS Leadership Skills to build a better tomorrow.  After 26 years in the Public Sector implementing and integrating GIS, Toby went into the GIS Services and Consulting business... Read More →
avatar for Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO

Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas
Tim hired on at Collin County in 1992. He established a student internship program in 1994 that thrives to this day. He launched GIS, Scrum and kanban at Collin County. He has learned in the last few years that Records Management is cooler than you think and Apps are the best way... Read More →
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.
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Annalisa Saqui, PE, GISP

IT Analyst III, Orange County Sanitation District
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department


Tuesday February 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific II

2:00pm

Planning and Modeling
Humans have been settling in groups for a long time. What happens to those groups and how they grow and shift have also been studied for a long time. Take a look at these three presentations in this session if you’re into planning and modeling!
  • Location Analytics Decision Support via Social Media Data
    Anthony Corso, Ph.D, Associate Professor, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    Brian Hilton, Ph.D., Clinical Full Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
  • Aspects of the Urbanization of the City of Merced
    Yao Bertin Kouadio, GIS Consultant, Merced Community, Merced, CA
  • GIS Products for Planners and the Public
    Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP, GIS Manager, Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning


Moderators
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Shannon Julius

GIS Analyst, City of Long Beach

Speakers
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Anthony Corso, Ph.D

Associate Professor, California Baptist University
Dr. Anthony J. Corso earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University in 2015. He earned his M.B.A. in Technology Management from University of Phoenix in 2001 and B.A. in Computers, Video, and Imaging Technology from Cogswell Polytechnical College... Read More →
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Brian Hilton, Ph.D

Clinical Full Professor, Claremont Graduate University
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Yao Bertin Kouadio

GIS Consultant, Merced Community Member
avatar for Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

GIS Manager, Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning


Tuesday February 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific I

2:00pm

California GIS Council
Learn about the role of the California GIS Council in promoting the understanding of the use and benefits of GIS as well as facilitating cooperation throughout the State of California by supporting the collection, acquisition, sharing, and dissemination of GIS data, standards, and policies.
Council Chair Carlos Isaac Cabrera and Vice Chair Jane Schafer-Kramer will lead the conversation and provide updates on Council activities.

Council membership is open and is comprised of individuals with expertise and experience representing their affiliated institutions (government, tribal, academic, nonprofit, or private) or professional associations.

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.
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Jane SchaferKramer

Geographic Data Specialist, California Department of Water Resources


Tuesday February 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Board Room, 3rd Floor

3:00pm

Break in Foyer
Tuesday February 11, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Foyer

3:15pm

California URISA Chapters Meeting
This open meeting will provide attendees with information about the future of CalGIS into 2021 and beyond. You’ll also hear from the four California URISA chapters about their upcoming plans and events for the coming year and opportunities for you to provide input to how our community can work towards advancing the future of GIS in California.

1. CalGIS 2021 Update (Steve Steinberg, Moderator)
2.    NorCal Chapter and OneURISA (Christina Boggs-Chavira, NorCal Chapter)
3. Introduce OneCalifornia Chapter concept (Christina Brunsvold, NorCal Chapter and Rachel Rodriguez Marquez, SoCal Chapter)
4. Chapter updates and upcoming activities (All Chapters)

Moderators
avatar for Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Geographic Information Officer, Los Angeles County-Internal Services Department

Speakers
avatar for Christina Brunsvold

Christina Brunsvold

GIS Specialist, California Energy Commission
avatar for Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG

Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources
avatar for Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Rachel Rodriguez, GISP

Sr GIS Analyst, LA County ISD - eGIS
Hi Everyone!


Tuesday February 11, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
International Ballroom