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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 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Technology for Safe and Efficient Communities

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SCRAM and GIS: Building smarter, safer communities
Matt Vaillant, Latitude Geographics
Smart communities connect people, government, data, and technology to drive insight and improve the well-being of their citizens. The Security Camera Resource and Mapping (SCRAM) initiative that’s gaining traction across the US is an excellent example of a smart community program.
Through this initiative, citizens are able to share the locations of security cameras at their homes and businesses with law enforcement to help these agencies better combat crime. The program brings citizens together with their government to make their communities smarter and safer through the sharing of information and the power of location intelligence.
In this presentation, we’ll highlight an innovative Geocortex solution that leverages Esri's ArcGIS technology to make it easy for jurisdictions to implement a SCRAM program and keep their communities safe.

TriMet’s Next Generation Trip Planner: a leading-edge, multimodal, open source tool for mobility management
Madeline Steele, TriMet
This spring, after two years of innovative, collaborative development work made possible by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, TriMet will release its Next Generation Trip Planner to the public. This project built off two pre-existing open source tools: OpenTripPlanner (OTP) and the Pelias geocoder. A key enhancement to OTP is integration of shared-used mobility modes, such as Lyft, Uber, BIKETOWN, and car2go, with transit in individual trips. These mixed-mode trips help solve the “last mile problem” by improving people’s ability to travel door-to-door. Further, these multimodal trips are faster than transit alone in many cases, and they are cheaper than taking a Lyft or Uber alone. A deep link in the itinerary results can send the trip information (origin & destination) to the Lyft or Uber application for quick booking. Other major improvements to OTP include a modern, mobile-friendly new user interface, on-the-fly adjustments to trips based on real-time transit vehicle locations, and safer, more comfortable pedestrian routing. Pelias has been enhanced as well; it now supports searches for transit points of interest and intersections, allows for custom boosting of data types, and is much easier to set up and host. The project also included enhancements to OpenStreetMap data and the RLIS Master Address File. The final result is a comprehensive Trip Planner and a robust geocoder that are powered by open data and can be replicated throughout the world.

Cycling Specific Navigation: The Data and Beyond
Christopher Moravec, Dymaptic
In a world where routing is built for cars, can a navigation app show us which roads are most well suited for cycling?
In Portland, there is quality bike infrastructure of many types: dedicated, protected, and shared bike lanes, greenways, and more. Routing apps often treat all bike lanes as equal, when those of us that cycle know they’re not. Cities and municipalities track the location of these lanes as they do other roads, but they don't track which ones are safer or cyclist preferred.
While it's possible to extract some of this information from existing sources, these sources carry their own biases. We believe we can leverage these data sources to create a cycling map that reduces anxiety and makes cycling as a primary mode of transportation more accessible.
Modern routing apps fall far short of helping make cycling more inclusive to users of different comfort levels, but the technology exists. Given a bike-dedicated routing application we could easily extract helpful information from more experienced cyclists, such as where they deviate from the suggested route. We could also help new cyclists get around more comfortably by avoiding hills, prioritizing certain paths, and generally helping them leverage the bike infrastructure in a better way.
Dymaptic is integrating voice recognition and traditional routing to cultivate a useful, user-friendly navigational solution. We're combining the most recent advances in A.I. to build a navigation app for the future, today. Join us.

Presentation: https://dymaptic.com/dy-presentations/cycling-nav-gis-in-action-2019.html 

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Paul Cone

GIS Analyst, City of Portland
Analyst and mapmaker for Portland area emergency response and management. Part of the PortlandMaps.com team. BA in Geography from Portland State in 2005.

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Geocortex by VertiGIS

Account Manager, Geocortex
Matt has been with Geocortex since 2014. During this time, he's held numerous roles, most recently as an Account Manager for the Northwest US. Matt works with organizations across all industries to help them get even more out their investment in ArcGIS and solve key business challenges... Read More →
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Madeline Steele

Senior Geospatial Systems Analyst, TriMet
Madeline Steele works at TriMet and loves helping the agency's leadership make data-driven decisions that benefit riders and the environment. She's a Portland-area native and enjoys gardening, home mixology, and pickin' on her guitar.
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Christopher Moravec

CEO, Dymaptic
Data nerd and CEO Christopher Moravec has spent many years in Server Architecture, GIS Applications, Process Engineering, SQL, and more ArcGIS than he cares to admit. He enjoys learning new tech, tinkering with gadgets, and gardening.

Tuesday April 23, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 327/328