The TWENTY-FIRST Annual
GIS In Action Conference, hosted by the Columbia River Region
of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS
) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). This year, we were back at Portland State University!
Each year ASPRS and URISA collaborate to hold this informational conference on current issues in the Geospatial Information Community. Join us for what will surely be another successful opportunity to meet with colleagues in the geospatial industries and organizations, to learn about emerging topics and recent advances in GIS applications, and to discuss our problems and solutions together. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet and network with GIS professionals from the region. Find out who is doing what, and how. Visit the GIS In Action Website for more information.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Amber Case - Co-founder of Geoloqi and Cyborg Anthropologist
Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology and the interaction between humans and technology. She has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and many other publications, both in the United States and around the world. Her main focus is mobile software, non-visual augmented reality, the future of location, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans
and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology
. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies at Wieden+Kennedy and on major applications at Vertigo Software. In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers
and made Inc Magazine’s 30 under 30
with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. She is @caseorganic
on Twitter. Geoloqi was acquired by global mapping company Esri in Oct 2012. Currently she is one of Forbes top 100!
Sharon Wood Wortman - author of "The Portland Bridge Book"
Sharon Wood Wortman is the author of The Portland Bridge Book
, first published in 1989. Her poetry has been widely published. She's ridden the Oregon Chautauqua circuit, received three Regional Arts & Culture Council grants, and in 2006 was awarded the Frances Shaw Fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation. She performed her one-woman show, "The Bridge Lady," at Portland's Shoebox Theatre in 2009, and was a featured performer for The Moth Radio Hour at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in 2011. In her 20-year career leading bridge walks for school groups and for Portland Parks & Outdoor Recreation, she has taken more than 20,000 people of all ages bridge walking.
Sharon's husband Ed is the co-author of 2001 and 2006 editions of The Portland Bridge Book
. He was the field engineer who worked with the iron workers to erect the Fremont Bridge in the early 1970s. Fremont is still the longest tied-arch bridge in North America. Ed now works part-time for Multnomah County and is part of the team constructing the new Sellwood Bridge, scheduled to open in 2016. The two are now collaborating on The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver - A Book for Young Readers
, the first book about the bridges of Portland and Vancouver for elementary students: www.pdxbridgefestival.org
This year were back at Portland State University
. Join members from the GIS community in the heart of downtown Portland. We will be in the Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU)
- Click here
for the campus map.
Need a hotel? Check out Hotel Modera
or The Downtown Value Inn
, both just blocks away. Portland has excellent public transportation options through Trimet
There will be at least three tracks each day consisting of panel discussions debating hot-topics and traditional sessions with two-to-three presentations per session. Pre-conference workshops, providing in-depth discussion of issues and training in applications most relevant to the geospatial community, will be held on Monday, April 29th. Register
for those along with your conference registration.
- The Exhibit Hall will open on Tuesday at 8:00AM and remain open until Wednesday at 4:30PM. The hall will feature as many as 20 vendors in GIS related technology and services. This is an opportunity to see and discuss the latest advances in the industry.
- The Vendor Social will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 6:00PM in the Ballroom. Join your peers in a more relaxed atmosphere with food and beverages. Afterwards, there are a couple options for evening activities. Sharon Wood Wortman will guide a Bridge Walk starting at 6:00PM. Register for the walking tour along with your conference registration.
- ESRI will host a Dev Meet-up on Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Portland City Grill.
- The Poster Session will be held during the Vendor Social.
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Any other questions about the conference please contact Keith Massie