2021 Program at a Glance

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2021 Virtual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Program at a Glance

Friday, February 26, 2021

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Watch as many of the pre-recorded technical workshops as you like. The recordings will be available until the 2022 Geospatial Summit.

  • "The Emergence of AI Engineering and Its Implications for Spatial Science": Sean O’Brien, Ph.D., Chief Technologist, Northrop Grumman
  • "Spatial Data Science: Transforming Our Planet": Orhun Aydin, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Spatial Statistics, Esri, and Lecturer, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
  • "Spatial Modeling for Wildlife Applications Using FLIR Imagery and ERDAS IMAGINE":  Hexagon US Federal
  • "Using Artificial Intelligence, Spatial Modeling and Python to Break Down Big Data Barriers": Michael Ann Lane, Global Education and Inside Sales Manager, Hexagon Geospatial, and Bradley C. Skelton, Product Line Director for ERDAS IMAGINE and M.App X, Hexagon Geospatial
  • "Collaborative Project to Tackle Improving Response Time on LA County Hiking Trails": Thao Ta, Augmented Insights Manager, Applied Intelligence Group, Accenture; Kenan Li, Ph.D., Research Scientist, USC Spatial Sciences Institute; Alicia Adiwidjaja and Adam Owens, Students, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
  • "Survey-Accurate Data Collection on your iPad using Esri Collector": Tyler Gakstatter, GNSS/GIS Consultant
  • Building Strong: Geospatial Sciences Case Studies Demonstrating Rapid Response Solutions in Emergency Management presented by Mark F. Turgeon, GISP, Geographer/GIS Coordinator, Hydrology & GIS Section; Nathanial Eskridge, Geographer; and Erica Kemp Weitzman, P.E., Chief, Hydrology & GIS Section, Engineering Division Hydrology & Hydraulics Branch, United States Army Corps of Engineers

Summit Day (all times PST)

8:15 - 8:30 am: What's on Tap: live overview of the Summit agenda

8:30 am: Virtual Knowledge Network opens

8:30 - 9:30 am: "Data and Dashboards: Using GIS to Communicate in Crises"
Sarah Battersby, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Tableau
Este Geraghty, MD, GISP, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri
Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., Geographic Information Officer, County of Los Angeles
Erica D. Kemp Weitzman, P.E., Chief, Hydrology & GIS Section, Engineering Division, Hydrology & Hydraulics Branch Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
An-Min Wu, Ph.D., Lecturer, Spatial Sciences Institute, and Immediate Past President, California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)

9:45 - 10:45 am: Virtual Student Poster Presentations
Talk with students from Cal State University Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, University of Redlands, University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California as they present their research posters. Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative use of technology, most compelling communication using maps, and most appropriate solution proposed.

10:45 - 11:45 am: Student Lighting Talks
Three students from participating Southern California GIS academic programs have been selected to present prerecorded 5-minute lightning talks. Following their presentations, join us for a live discussion of their research with a panel of industry professionals.

11:45 am - 12 pm: "The Spatial Business Initiative"
Thomas Horan, Ph.D., H. Jess and Donna Senecal Endowed Dean’s Chair and Dean, School of Business, University of Redlands

12 - 1 pm: Lunch and Learn
Listen while you lunch or chat in between bites with industry leaders in these "how to" sessions:

  • When it Just Works: Accuracy and Adaptability with Luciad with Trent Tinker, Luciad Director, Hexagon US Federal
  • Graduate and Certificate Programs in Location Analytics and GIS at the University of Redlands with Steven Moore, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Spatial Studies and Director of Sponsored Programs, University of Redlands
  • How 4 Constellation GPS (GNSS) is changing the high accuracy mapping and GIS RTK landscape in California and beyond with Isaiah Mack, Eclipse Mapping and GIS
  • An Introduction to ArcGIS Mission with Darron Pustam, Product Manager, Jamon Johnson, Product Manager, Esri, and COL [R] Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences Institute and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Fostering Equity in the GIS Profession with Susan H. Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, with Greg Babinski, GISP, GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County IT Regional Services and American Geographic Society EthicalGeo Fellow, and Christine Mackrell, Education and Professional Development Coordinator, U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
  • Leveraging AI to Combat Human Trafficking with Manish Dasaur, North America Lead, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, and Monark Vyas, Managing Director, Applied Intelligence, Accenture
  • Graduate Student Research x Maxar with Jennifer Horowitz, Global Field Operations, Strategic Growth Team, Maxar

1:15 - 1:30 pm: Contributing to the Smart Land Information System of the Southern California Association of Governments: Partnership with Students
Tom Vo, Senior Regional Planner, Planning Strategy Department, Southern California Association of Governments
Jung Seo, Regional Planner Specialist, Modeling and Forecasting Department, Southern California Association of Governments

1:30 - 3 pm: Virtual Knowledge Network
Talk or chat in rooms with representatives of these companies and organizations:

Burns & McDonnell
California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)
California State University, Long Beach
Eclipse Mapping and GIS
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Northrop Grumman
Spatial Sciences Institute
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
University of Redlands
URISA Coalition of Young Professionals
Women in GIS

3:15 - 4 pm: “Customizing Your Applications: Making the Data Work For You”
Join us as we close out the Summit day with a live discussion moderated by Michael Ann Lane, Global Education and Inside Sales Manager, Hexagon Geospatial

Jeffrey Tessein, Ph.D., Senior Principal AI Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman

Barry Tilton, P.E. PMP, Technology Evangelist for Strategic Growth, Maxar Technologies

4 - 4:15 pm: Closing Remarks
John P. Wilson, Ph.D., Director and Professor, USC Spatial Sciences Institute