GIS in Action 2019 has ended
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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Tuesday, April 23 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Data Visualization

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Creating Dashboards with Configurable Apps
John Ruffing, ESRI
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is a configurable web apps that provides location-aware data visualization and analytics for a real-time operational view of people, services, assets, and events. In this session we will introduce the key features of dashboards, walk through examples of the many different types of dashboards and finally demonstrate the configuration and deployment of an Operations Dashboard.

Visualization workflows in Jupyter Notebooks, ArcGIS Pro, Portal, and PowerBI
Al Mowbray, Metro Data Resource Center
Metro has been in development of a program to reduce landfill-bound commercial food waste since 2015. My involvement on this project has been in data development and visualization. Jupyter Notebooks have helped me keep track of workflow steps and enabled easier iterative data development. ArcGIS Pro, Portal, and PowerBI have been used to visualize the data development work and create dashboards and reports to monitor the number of regional businesses participating in food-diversion measures. The benefits and drawbacks of each of these tools will be discussed in the context of this project.

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Andrew Neuman

Principal GIS Analyst, City of Portland
Andrew Neuman is a Principal GIS Analyst for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Technical Services with 20+ years of Professional GIS experience. He largely works on integrating non-spatial business systems with GIS, performing GIS database administration and developing GIS solutions... Read More →

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John Ruffling

Account Manager, ESRI
John Ruffing is the Esri account manager for Oregon and Idaho local government.
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Al Mowbray

Senior GIS Specialist, Oregon Metro
After completing a degree in Fine Arts from Iowa State University, I ran away to the Peace Corps for two years where I met my wife and began my professional journey toward science and conservation.  After settling in Oregon in 2004 I spent some time doing science education and environmental... Read More →

Tuesday April 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 327/328