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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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Tuesday, April 23 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

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How mature are we? Insights into Oregon's GIS Framework
Theresa Burcsu, State of Oregon
Oregon’s GIS Framework program, now in its official 19th year, has experienced tremendous success by building a strong network of Oregon GIS community members, increasing awareness of geospatial data value across partner organizations, and creating an impressive collection of datasets. The program is now preparing to start a major overhaul in response to legislation passed during to the 2017 Oregon legislative session. Before initiating major changes, it is important to have a clear understanding of the current maturity of Oregon GIS Framework to serve as a baseline for future assessments. This presentation will explain the methods used to perform Oregon’s maturity assessment and its outcomes. It will conclude with lessons learned as well as recommendations and plans for future activities in the near and long terms.

Geospatial Data Act and Oregon’s Spatial Data Infrastructure
Cy Smith, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
Information about people, places, and events in Oregon are key to effective and consistent provisioning of government services. Those services are sometimes provided by a government organization at a single level, but it is more likely that services are provided by a combination of government organizations that exist at multiple levels: city, county, special district, regional, tribal, state, federal. Those organizations often have to work together to provide needed services. If they can share information with each other and with their customers or clients, services can be provided more efficiently and consistently. The public can receive the same level of service in a rural area that they receive in a more urban area. That’s really the point of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and Oregon’s spatial data infrastructure, our geospatial Framework. Congress enacted the Geospatial Data Act in October 2018 to authorize the coordinated development of the NSDI. Oregon’s Legislature enacted ORS 276A.500-515 in July 2017 to authorized the coordinated development and sharing by public bodies of Oregon spatial data infrastructure. Both efforts are moving forward, and this presentation will describe the progress made so far and what the future holds for all of us.

GEOHub Portal Conceptual System Design
Marcus Glass, Timmons Groups
The State of Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO) has undertaken the development of a Conceptual System Design for the GEOHub portal that will provide a platform to securely share data among public bodies that utilize the Framework layers designated by the Oregon Geographic Information Council. The GEOHub will provide cost-savings, a greater ROI for all participants and more importantly, create data consistency across all public bodies.
Our presentation will provide an update on the initiative and create a forum to ask questions of Cy Smith, Oregon’s GIO, and Timmons Group, consultant.

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Cy Smith, GISP

Enterprise Information Services, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office

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Theresa Burcsu

Oregon GIS Framework Coordinator, State of Oregon
Theresa Burcsu is the Oregon GIS Framework Coordinator with the State of Oregon’s Geospatial Enterprise Office where she works to ensure that authoritative, foundational map data is available when and where it’s needed. As incoming ORURISA (Oregon Chapter of Urban and Regional... Read More →
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Marcus Glass

BD Manager, Timmons Group
Local dude who likes maps

Tuesday April 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 333