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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 ).

Tuesday, April 23 • 8:30am - 1:00pm
Poster/Map Gallery

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A poster contest will be held for people to showcase their creative mapmaking work to their fellow peers. The maps are on display at Smith Center 3rd Floor ballroom.

Poster contestants entered for reasons such as to show their skills, to learn new skills, or to show their finished project after a long time of creating. Posters will be competing in categories for prizes.

Categories:
  • Analytic presentation - Communication of meaningful patterns in data
  • Student - Any enrolled in classes pursuing a degree or certificate
  • Display Only – Display at the conference and not on the ballot
Voting
A ballot will be given to everyone when registering. Place the marked ballot in the ballot box in the map gallery area. The voting box will be out until shortly before the vendor social on the first day.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded in each category on the ballot.

Awards Announcement
Announcement of the winner will be at the closing of the conference. Ribbons will go on winning posters around the beginning of the vendor social.

Below are descriptions of the posters and maps on display at the conference.
Map of Opportunities
Muhammad Anjum, GIS Officer - Islamabad (capital city of Pakistan)
Category:  Display only
Keywords: Tourism Promotion, Chipursan Valley of Hunza District, Unseen Territory, Explore Chipursan Valley.
Biography: I see myself as Geo-Spatial professional. Currently I am working as GIS Officer with Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan (AKAH). I worked as a (Volunteer) Remote Sensing Analyst for Food Security with AKF Geneva 124 Days. I did my graduation in GIS and Remote Sensing from University of Peshawar. In the field of research are, 1. I am co-author of the book “Yak on the Move: Transboundary Challenges and Opportunities for Yak Raising in a Changing Hindu Kush Himalayan Region (2016)” Section 3. Published by ICIMOD, link given here http://lib.icimod.org/record/31938 and 2. My Thesis: -Topic, Forest change detection of Diamer and Astore Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan-by using Geospatial tools.
Description and/or Special Instruction: This Map is to present the hidden valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. it shows the rich culture, Historical sites, High Mountains and much more. Through this map I want to let people know that this valley is an amazing place on earth, the minimum temperature goes to -20 in winter.

Sudan
Mohammed Jadallah, Urban Planner - Khartoum (capital and largest city of Sudan)
Category: Display Only
Keywords: None
Biography: None
Description and/or Special Instruction: None

Recreating the Landscape of the Willamette Valley through GIS Mapping of Historic Documents
Austin Pratt, GIS Intern - Eugene, Oregon
Category: Analytic Presentation - communication of meaningful patterns in data
Keywords: Willamette Valley Project, Dams, Aerial Photography, Engineering Drawings, Archaeology
Biography: Austin is a graduate of Northern Michigan University who received a BS in Environmental Studies and Sustainability in 2017. After graduation he received a GIS Certificate from Michigan State University and moved to Oregon. He is currently serving as a GIS Intern in a partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Student Conservation Association.
Description and/or Special Instruction: The Willamette Valley Projects (WVP) has been partnering with Colorado State University Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to create a GIS database of historic properties on the WVP lands, which include the Willamette River Basin 13 dams and their associated lakes or reservoirs. Existing USACE documentation exists from all phases of dam construction through design drawings, dam construction photos, historic aerial imagery, real estate transactions, relocation contracts, and microfiche documents. This data was provided to CSU for georeferencing and digitizing to create a GIS database of historic properties in the WVP. While the individual files can be helpful, compiling them in GIS allows for greater analysis and a further understanding of their relevance to other data, such as LiDAR and elevation to assess impacts to historic resources. As the information is digitized, field visits check the accuracy of the GIS data and confirm the presence of additional historic sites. The most helpful data were pre-dam aerial imagery, engineered drawings of road and railroad relocations, and proposed reservoir clearing maps. In addition to discovering historic features, the GIS data identifies areas that have been heavily disturbed, which assists with environmental and cultural consultations for future projects.

Land Development Monitoring System for the Portland Region

Al Mowbray, Associate GIS Specialist - Portland, Oregon
Category: Analytic Presentation - communication of meaningful patterns in data
Keywords: land use, housing, vacant land, redevelopment, analysis
Biography: After completing a degree in Fine Arts from Iowa State University, I ran away to the Peace Corps 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 restoration before getting a M.S. in Geology at PSU, which included surface elevation modeling of hot springs in eastern Oregon. My current projects as a GIS analyst at Metro include development of reporting measures for monitoring a commercial food waste-reduction program, and a Land Development Monitoring System for measuring regional growth.
Description and/or Special Instruction: None

PCC Board of Directors District Zones
Blake Morley, GIS and Architectural Design/Drafting Student - Beaverton, Oregon
Category: Analytic Presentation - communication of meaningful patterns in data
Keywords: Cartography, PCC, RLIS, ArcMap
Biography: After a 25-year career as a QA/QC Inspector in corporate aviation, I decided to make a major career change and return to college. I have a love of cartography and a passion for well-designed architecture, so I’m combining those interests into studying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Architectural Design and Drafting. I also enjoy 3D modeling, so I’m really looking forward to combining precision site analysis and the design and rendering of a commercial construction project. I’ll be completing my one-year GIS certificate in Spring 2019 and continuing with my Architecture (Commercial focus) drafting AAS degree, with graduation in June 2020.
Description and/or Special Instruction: This map shows the Portland Community College Board of Director District Zones boundaries in a bold and engaging format. It is designed as a public-facing replacement for the current map and was produced as an assignment in PCC’s GIS Cartography course.
Software: ESRI ArcMap, Adobe Illustrator

Hydroelectric and Wind Power in Washington State
Blake Morley, GIS and Architecture Design/Drafting Student - Beaverton, Oregon
Category: Student - any enrolled in classes pursuing a degree or certificate
Keywords: Wind, Washington, Student, PCC
Biography: After a 25-year career as a QA/QC Inspector in corporate aviation, I decided to make a major career change and return to college. I have a love of cartography and a passion for well-designed architecture, so I’m combining those interests into studying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Architectural Design and Drafting. I also enjoy 3D modeling, so I’m really looking forward to combining precision site analysis and the design and rendering of a com


Tuesday April 23, 2019 8:30am - 1:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union - Ballroom Portland, OR 97201, USA

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