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2018 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit

February 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Propel your geospatial career on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the annual one-day professional development and networking event presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.

Confirmed Speakers:

Pamela Blake, Chief Scientist, Boeing Phantom Works Space Platforms & Products

David DiBiase, Director of Education and Global Business Development, Esri

Jeff Jonas, Founder and Chief Scientist, Senzing: “Big Data. New Physics. And geospatial data is analytics superfood.”

Camelia M. Kantor, Director of Academic Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Hugh Keegan, Applications Prototype Lab, Esri: “National Green Infrastructure Initiative”

Jason Knowles, Founder and CEO, GeoAcuity

Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Biological Sciences, and Spatial Sciences

Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography, and Director, Graduate Program in Demography, Penn State University: “There’s a lot more to places than people think”: Understanding the geographies that shape our lives

Nathan Novak, Geospatial Technologies Manager, Orca Maritime, Inc.:”Mapping Underwater Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) using AUV-mounted Senors, ROV videos and ArcGIS In a Complex Seabed Environment”

Greg Peters, Senior Director, Presales North America, Alteryx

  • Network with industry professionals throughout the day.
  • Gain experience in presenting and listening to “lightning talks” and poster presentation.
  • Talk with company and organization representatives at the lunchtime Knowledge Network tables (confirmed to date):
    • California Geographic Information Association
    • Eclipse Mapping and GIS
    • Esri
    • GeoAcuity
    • SoCal URISA
    • US Geological Survey
    • US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
    • Women in GIS

2018 collaborating academic programs: California State University, Long Beach; California State University Northridge; Rio Hondo College; University of California, Riverside; University of Redlands, and the University of Southern California.

Qualifies for GISP credit and for a PDU Certificate of Attendance from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

Take Metro: use the Jefferson/USC station or the Exposition Park station on the Expo Line.

Self-parking at the event rate at the USC Radisson Hotel is $12/day.

See photos of the 2016 Geospatial Summit.


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