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Welcome to the 27th annual GIS in Action Conference!

GIS technology and professionals are at work around the clock to support our basic needs and our livelihoods. From directing emergency responders to the scene of an accident, to synchronizing trading on Wall Street, to building 5G networks that support self-driving cars, geospatial data and technology helps us understand our environment and improves the quality of our lives.

Whether you are a LiDAR analyst working on risk mitigation, a wildlife biologist conducting habitat assessment, or an economic policy advisor modeling for financial stability, the geospatial approach provides a lens to illuminate and advance our diverse interests and goals.

We are excited to have you join us at this year’s GIS In Action conference. For our keynote, Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D., Program Director for the Center for Urban Transportation Research, will share his insights into autonomous and connected vehicles and how new data sources are critical to developing smarter cars and smarter roads. Through the conference’s diverse sessions, workshops, and socials, you will have opportunities to learn and share with your colleagues and make new professional connections.

GIS in Action is a collaborative effort between the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of URISA and the Columbia River Region chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The value of the geospatial industry grows greater every year, and every year GIS In Action brings together talented, creative people to share what they’re working on. Let’s share our collective IQ, learn from one another, and build a stronger, more vibrant community. We look forward to meeting you!

Camille Westlake, President, ASPRS Columbia River Region
Molly Vogt, President, Oregon & SW Washington URISA


The conference takes place Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd in the 3rd floor ballroom at Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University campus (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 ).

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Shivon Van Allen

NW Natural
GIS Technician
SA

Sachi Arakawa

Cascadia Partners
Planning Associate and GIS Analyst
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Micah Babinski

ELYON International Inc
GIS Project Manager
DB

David Banis

Portland State University
Associate Director CSAR
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Zuriel van Belle

Portland State University
Researcher/Instructor
EB

Eric Bohard, GISP

Clackamas County
Technical Services Manager
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Lesley Bross

Geography, Portland State University
Senior Analyst Programmer
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Theresa Burcsu

State of Oregon
Oregon GIS Framework Coordinator
EB

Eric Butler

Portland State University
Master's student, Environmental Science and Management
DC

Deanna Caracciolo

Oregon Coastal Management Program
Rocky Shores Coordinator
DC

Danila Cariello

Decision Lens
Account Executive
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Tom Carlson

USGS
Geospatial Liaison
SC

Sean Carroll

US Army Corps of Engineers
Geographer
LC

Levi Cecil

Portland Public School
GIS Specialist
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Tia Cody

Portland State University
WC

Wayne Coffey

Portland Public Schools
IWMS Building Information and GIS Manager
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Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D.

Center for Urban Transportation Research
Program Director
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Paul Cone

City of Portland
GIS Analyst
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Charlotte Copp

Lewis and Clark College: Class of 2018
Student of Environmental Studies
ED

Emily Day

U.S. Census Bureau
Geographer
DD

Dan DeLurio

University of Washington,Oregon Coastal Management Program, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Communications Officer
GD

Geoffrey Duh

Geography, Portland State University
Associate Professor
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Anthony Falkner

First American Title - Portland, Oregon
GIS Specialist & Geospatial Data Administrator
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Matt Freid

City of Portland
Corporate GIS Manager
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Laurel Garrett

NW Natural
GIS Technician
BG

Brian Glass

Department of Human Services, State of Oregon
Research Analyst
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Marcus Glass

Timmons Group
Regional Manager - Pacific NW
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Matthew Gregg

Portland State University
Student
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Patrick Gronli

Portland General Electric
GIS Manager
KH

Krystle Harrell

Portland State University
Masters Student of Geography
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Grant Herbert

FLO Analytics
Senior GIS Analyst/Developer
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Ben Hillam

Portland General Electric
Sr. GIS Developer
TH

Tim Hitchins

Portland Community College / Mapping Action Collective
GIS Analyst/Developer/Instructor
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Jamon Van Den Hoek

Oregon State University
Assistant Professor
TH

Tanja Hopmans

Portland Public Schools
Information Projext Analyst (CAD/GIS)
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David Howes

David Howes, LLC
Geospatial Information Scientist
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Jarrett Keifer

Geography, Portland State University
Senior Programmer
JK

John Kidd

Crook County
GIS Analyst
RK

Robert Krisher

POWER Engineers, Inc
RL

Rich L'Esperance

Campbell Group
BL

Beth Lamb

Portland State University
Student
AL

Andy Lanier

Oregon Coastal Management Program
Marine Affairs Coordinator
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Erin Leithead

University of Washington Tacoma
undergraduate
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Richard Lycan

Portland State University
Professor emeritus of Geography and Urban Studies.
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Kyle Marenger

Oregon Department of Transportation
GIS Data Analyst
JM

Jonathan McDowell

Clackamas County Technology Services
Information Software Specialist
LM

Lauren McKinney

Portland State University
Student
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Gavin McRobbie

City of Hillsboro Public Works Department
Management Analyst
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Katelyn Michelson

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Engineering Technician
avatar for Alicia Milligan

Alicia Milligan

Portland State University
Masters Student of Geography
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Randall Morris

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Community GIS Project Leader
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Al Mowbray

Metro Data Resource Center
Associate GIS Specialist
SN

Sydney Neeley

NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
Geospatial Data Scientist
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Andrew Neuman

City of Portland
Principal GIS Analyst
RN

Robert Nicholas

University of Oregon
WN

Will Nolan

University of Washington
Student/Researcher
WN

Will Nolan

University of Washington, Oregon Coastal Management Program, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
GIS Technician, Researcher
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Lindsay Palmquist

Portland State University
Student
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David Percy

Portland State University
Geospatial Data Manager
SP

Solomon Pulapkura, GISP

VESTRA Resources, Inc.
GIS Project Manager
JP

Jordan Purdy

Department of Human Services
LR

Levi Roberts

Crook County
GIS Manager
JR

John Ruffing

ESRI
Account Manager
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Christine Rutan

GIS Specialist
Oregon Metro
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Janine Salwasser

Institute for Natural Resources at OSU
Oregon Explorer Program Lead
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Joe Severson, GISP

Oregon State Marine Board
Planning and GIS Coordinator
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John Sharrard

Esri
Solution Engineer
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Cy Smith, GISP

OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
Oregon State Geospatial Information Officer
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Madeline Steele

TriMet
Electronic Survey Developer and Analyst
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Eric Stipe

NW Natural
GIS Supervisor
JT

Jonathan Tissandier

University of Washington, Oregon Coastal Management Program, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
GIS Technician
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Alexa Todd

Oregon Metro
GIS Specialist
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Matt Vaillant

Geocortex
Account Manager
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Jack Walker

Oregon Tech
Professor of Geomatics
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Camille Westlake

Quantum Spatial
Senior Solutions Developer