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2018 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Program

USC Radisson Hotel | Friday, February 23, 2018

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Pre-Registration Check-in | On-site Registration | Continental Breakfast (Galleria Lobby, second floor)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

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

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

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Sustainability with GIS

Moderator: Travis Longcore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture, Biological Sciences, and Spatial Sciences, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Speakers:

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

Pamela Blake, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Phantom Works, Space Platforms & Products, The Boeing Company: “Monitoring the Great Barrier Reef”

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”

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

Respondents:

Steven Moore, Ph.D., Director, Center for Spatial Studies, University of Redlands

Camelia M. Kantor, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Academic Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Student Presenters:

Blythe Spendlove, A Web GIS for Prioritizing Conservation Areas using Multiple-Criteria Analysis, University of Redlands

Alex Pakaliniskis and Darrel Carvalho, Contextualizing Uncertainty in Geospatial Research, California State University Long Beach

Karisa Schroeder and Scott Daly, Airbnb Premier: Ile-de-France, Paris; A GIS Business Proposal , University of Redlands

Richard Windisch, Data for the Drought: Geospatial Applications for Residential Stormwater Capture for the City of Los Angeles, University of Southern California

 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch and Knowledge Network Tables (Champion Room)

  • AeroVironment, Inc.
  • Alteryx
  • Pamela Blake | Boeing
  • California Geographic Information Association
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Eclipse Mapping and GIS
  • Esri
  • Geospatial San Diego
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • SoCal URISA
  • US Geological Survey
  • United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
  • University of Redlands
  • USC Spatial Sciences Institute
  • Women in GIS

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Poster presentations (Victory Room)

  • Johanna Avelar, Homelessness and Water Access Landscape, University of Southern California
  • Abolade Afolabi, Whales and Widgets: Visualizing Whale Observation Data, University of Redlands
  • Benjamin Banet and Harrison Knapp, Parklight, University of Southern California
  • Lisa Cortright, GeoDesign Trails Analysis for Otay Ranch, University of Southern California
  • Douglas Fleming, Space-Time Clustering of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) for Spatially Targeted Community Health Education in LA, University of Southern California
  • Amanda Gilmore, Soil Carbon Quality in the Depressional Landscape of South Central Minnesota, University of Southern California
  • Sarah Griffin, A Model for Big Data and Location Analytics Infusion in Business Curriculum, University of Redlands
  • Eliza Gutierrez-Dewar, Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Squid Boat Locations off the Coast of California, University of Southern California
  • Melody Henry and Mathias Kuhlmann, Hurricane Maria Impacts on NDVI in Puerto Rico, University of California Los Angeles
  • Julian Herren and Christian Relleve, SunSmart: Collaborative Civic Engagement and Service Learning Project, University of Southern California
  • Duncan MacIntosh, sUAV Applications to Remote Sensing, GIS, Vegetation Analysis, California State University Long Beach
  • William Shaw, Orange County’s Homeless: Observing the Spread of Encampments Along the Santa Ana Flood Control Channel, California State University Long Beach

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Esri Education Update
David DiBiase, Director of Education, Global Business Development, Esri (Center Ballroom and Victory Room)

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

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

Respondents:

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

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

Student Presenters:

Jeremy Bates, Low-income Job Accessibilty via Transit in Los Angeles County: Analyzing Metro’s Ability to Connect Low-wage Workers with Jobs, University of Southern California

Michael Adami, PanaMapping: Mapping with UAVs to Conserve the Rainforest in Panama

Rosa Soria, Geovisualization of Sentiment Extracted from Place Descriptions, California State University Long Beach

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Keynote Address: “There’s a lot more to places than people think”: Understanding the geographies that shape our lives

Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Demography (Courtesy Geography and School of International Affairs) and Director, Graduate Program in Demography

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 3:15 pm

The Power and Potential of Geospatial Intelligence
Camelia M. Kantor, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Academic Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Spatial Analytics and Geographic Intelligence Solutions

Yao-Yi Chiang, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Research) of Spatial Sciences
Andrew J. Marx, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences
Zak Matthews, Sales Engineer, Alteryx

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing remarks
Dr. John P. Wilson, USC Spatial Sciences Institute