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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Monday, February 10
 

10:30am PST

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.
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Dana Caccamise, PhD

Geodetic Advisor, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey
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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 PST
Pacific II

10:30am PST

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 PST
Pacific I

10:30am PST

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 PST
Atlantic I/II

2:00pm PST

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 Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →
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 PST
Atlantic I/II

2:00pm PST

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 →
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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.
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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 PST
Pacific I

2:00pm PST

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, ENP, GISP, PMP

Deb Rozeboom, ENP, GISP, PMP

GIS Services Product Manager, GeoComm
Deb Rozeboom, ENP, GISP, PMP is a GIS Services Product Manager with GeoComm and is 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 her 17-year career at GeoComm in Public Safety GIS she has worked with... 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 PST
Pacific II

4:00pm PST

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 Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →

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 PST
Pacific I

4:00pm PST

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 PST
Pacific II

4:00pm PST

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 PST
Atlantic I/II
 
Tuesday, February 11
 

8:30am PST

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 of 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, ENP, GISP, PMP

Deb Rozeboom, ENP, GISP, PMP

GIS Services Product Manager, GeoComm
Deb Rozeboom, ENP, GISP, PMP is a GIS Services Product Manager with GeoComm and is 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 her 17-year career at GeoComm in Public Safety GIS she has worked with... Read More →


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

8:30am PST

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 PST
Atlantic I/II

8:30am PST

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 PST
Pacific I

10:30am PST

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 PST
Pacific I

10:30am PST

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
avatar for Ryan Goodner-Belli

Ryan Goodner-Belli

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

Speakers
avatar for Kim Durante

Kim Durante

Metadata Librarian, Stanford University
avatar for Amy Work

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
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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 PST
Pacific II

10:30am PST

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
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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 of 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 PST
Atlantic I/II

2:00pm PST

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 PST
Atlantic I/II

2:00pm PST

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

Information Technology Specialist, California Highway Patrol
Christina Brunsvold is an Information Technology Specialist at the California Highway Patrol in the Communications Centers Support Section. Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Geographic Information Science and Technology and won the... Read More →

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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Tim Nolan, GISP

Applications Manager, Collin County
Tim Nolan is the Senior Applications Manager at Collin County, TX, where he heads up the County’s GIS, applications integration, database administration, records management, and web services. Tim has over 25 years of experience leveraging data, GIS, and IT solutions for local government/municipal... Read More →
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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
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Steven Steinberg, Ph.D, MPA, GISP

GIO, Los Angeles County California


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

2:00pm PST

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
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Nick Franchino, GISP, AICP

GIS Manager, Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning


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