2009 Washington GIS Conference

05/04/2009 7:00 am
05/06/2009 9:00 pm

WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

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Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

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The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.