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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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Monday, April 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am

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Connected and Autonomous Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges
Connected vehicle (CV) technologies are quickly becoming ubiquitous, enabling communication from vehicle to vehicle (V2V), vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle to everything (V2X). As CVs enter the automobile industry, these technologies could generate substantial mobility and safety benefits.

The performance measurement, assessment and monitoring of CV requires the collection and processing of high frequency spatial-temporal data (up to 10 times/second) calling for innovative data parsing and fusion methods. While CV technologies provide a unique opportunity to gauge travel behavior responses at the disaggregate level, they must come to terms with constraints deriving by the high frequency at which data will be generated and transmitted over local networks. This presentation will discuss the Tampa CV Pilot Deployment, focusing on the opportunities and challenges from which future planners and deployers can draw from as CV technologies become widespread.

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Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D.

Program Director, Center for Urban Transportation Research
Dr. Concas leads CUTR’s Autonomous & Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME) Program.Dr. Concas brings 18 years of experience as a transportation economist conducting economicimpact and benefit-cost analyses for public transportation, airport and roadway projects. He hasperformed numerous... Read More →

Monday April 22, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union - Ballroom Portland, OR 97201, USA