Seventh Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Program

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Seventh Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Program

USC Radisson Hotel | Friday, February 24, 2017

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Pre-Registration Check-in and On-site Registration (Galleria Lobby, second floor)

Continental Breakfast (Galleria)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome: John P. Wilson, Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute (Center Ballroom and Victory Room)

Keynote Address

 9:10 – 10:10 a.m.

Student Lightning Talk Session I
Students from participating Southern California GIS academic programs present 5-minute “lightening talks,” followed with discussion and Q&A with industry professionals and the audience.

Respondents:

David DiBiase, Team Lead – Education Industry, Esri

Suzanne P. Wechsler, Associate Professor, California State University Long Beach

Student Presenters:

[to be announced]

10:10 – 10:25 a.m.

Update from the Esri Education Outreach Team
David DiBiase, Team Lead – Education Industry, Esri

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.

Los Angeles GeoHub: The Impact of Open Data in Government

Speakers:

Lilian Coral, Chief Data Officer, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Sari Ladhi, Data Fellow, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

Tips and Tricks for GPS Data Collection
Isaiah Mack, GPS/GIS Sales Manager, California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc.

 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch and Knowledge Network Tables (Champion Room)

  • California Surveying and Drafting Company
  • California Geographic Information Association
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Esri
  • SoCal URISA

 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Poster presentations (Victory Room)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Drones and GIS: The Lowdown on Small UAS Opportunities (Center Ballroom and Victory Room)

The use of drones (small unmanned aircraft systems or UASs) has rapidly expanded since their successful application in post 9-11 military operations. The availability of commercial, low-cost systems presents a unique opportunity in applications such as aerial photography, 3D mapping, land surveying, and precision agriculture. The recently passed FAA regulation for commercial use of drones opens the door to generate more than $82 billion and 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years in the U.S. alone.

 In this session, learn about:
– the context of past and current drone use and applications;
– acquiring technological capabilities and best practices for the next phase of drone-enabled operations;
– leveraging GIS technologies to create data infrastructures for safe and efficient drone navigation; and
– developing new applications and innovative ways to maximize the potential uses of drones and drone-enabled datasets.

Moderator: Yao-Yi Chiang, Associate Professor (Research), USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Speakers:

LTC Ian Irmischer, Assistant Professor, GISc Program, United States Military Academy

Ben Marcus, AirMap, Cofounder & CEO

 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.

Student Lightning Talk Session II
Students from participating Southern California GIS academic programs present 5-minute “lightening talks,” followed with discussion and Q&A with industry professionals and the audience.

Respondents:

David DiBiase, Team Lead – Education Industry, Esri

Student Presenters:

[to be announced]

3:25 – 4:25 p.m.

Demystifying Mentorship
What is the value of mentorship? How do I get a mentor? What could I expect out of a mentorship? How do I make the most of a mentorship?

Moderator: Mark Greninger, Chief Data Officer, County of Los Angeles

Panelists:

Nick Franchino, AICP, GISP, GIS Manager, Geographic Information Section, Department of Regional Planning, County of Los Angeles

Melisa Caric Lee, GISP, President, Compass Rose GIS and SoCal URISA

4:25 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing remarks: John P. Wilson, Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute