Promoting Geospatial Leadership at the 2018 URISA and CalGIS Conferences

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During the week of October 8 - 12, 2018, faculty, staff, student, and alumni representatives of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute made 14 presentations at the 2018 URISA GIS-Pro and CalGIS Conference program in Palm Springs, California.

The SSI representatives were Dr. Laura Loyola, lecturer; Dr. Katsuhiko Oda, assistant professor (teaching); Dr. Jennifer Swift, associate professor (teaching); Susan Kamei, managing director; Ken Watson, academic programs director; Beau MacDonald, GIS Project Specialist; Mallory Graves (M.S. GIST ’15); Isaiah Mack (GIST Graduate Certificate ’02); Rachel Rodriguez (M.S. GIST ’14); and Richard Windisch (B.S. GeoDesign ’18 and M.S. GIST student)

Home base throughout the week for USC Spatial, one of URISA's educational institutional members, was Booth 414. To cap off a busy week of presentations and networking, Ken Watson, USC Spatial Academic Programs director, conducted an annual raffle during the Exhibit Hall closing "Mappy Hour" reception. This year's winner of USC Spatial's gift geospatial leadership books was Burt Ray Simpson, GISP.

Look for USC Spatial at the 2019 URISA GIS-Pro Conference September 23 - October 2 in New Orleans!

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