Mukilteo | 2015
The 2015 PNWGITA Conference

John Himmel, FortisBC — Embracing Newer Technology
Piet Nooij, FortisBC — Software Enabled Alignment of Planned Infrastructure
Will Odell, Snohomish County PUD — The Smarter Grid
Josie Conzemius, Puget Sound Energy — Road to GIS, PSE’s past, present and future
Dennis Beck, Spatial Business Systems — Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor Enterprise GIS Environment

Making $ense of Integration


The 2015 annual conference for PNWGITA will be taking place April 20 & 21 2015 meeting at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo, WA only 30 minutes North of downtown Seattle.

Come to Mukilteo, participate in our sessions and discuss today’s hot topics in Geomatics with your peers. We have a phenomenal roster of industry leading speakers that is second to none.

GITA Pacific Northwest represents and supports the Geomatics industry throughout the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our inclusive association enables true collaboration; which comes with interacting with your peers from different industries including government, resource, energy among others.

We are looking forward to hosting you and Making $ense of Integration!!!!!


Speaker Lineup

Below are some of the speakers you can expect to hear from at this year’s conference:

Geoff Zeiss, Between the Poles — Ground Penetrating Radar in Utilities
Peter Batty, Ubisense — The Consumerization of Geospatial

Matthew McCauley, GeoSim Systems — 3D Virtual Cities; The Current State of the Art
A new level of detail and precision has been achieved in building parametric, interactive 3D city models. Virtual Vancouver, created by GeoSim Systems, will serve as an example of how an end-to-end production chain has been created using four types of geospatial data. Air and ground photography and air and ground LiDAR are preprocessed and fused. A final 3D model is assembled using a unique production process and the model is rendered online in Unity. Technical information will be supplemented by several short movies showing a range of applications of 3D mapping technology.
Bill Johnstone, Spatial Vision Group — Using Integrated Data and Engineering Models to Support Dam Safety Preparedness
Dennis Beck, Spatial Business Systems — Using Spatial ETL in a Multi-Vendor GIS Environment
Jeff B Glickman, PHOTEK First in Forensic — Photogrammetry and Amelia Earhart: 2014 UPDATE!
Martin Guzman, Puget Sound Energy — GIS Case Study
Piet Nooij, FortisBC — Software Enabled Alignment of Planned Infrastructure: This presentation discusses how organizations can benefit by overlaying planned infrastructure in a GIS environment and reduce planning and construction cost
Eric Charette, Intergraph — Damage Assessment in Utilities
John Himmel, FortisBC — GIS Refresh Project



Monday April 20, 2015

7:30am – 9:00am Registration Desk Open & Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Presentations
10:30am – 10:45am Java Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Presentations
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 3:30pm Presentations
3:30pm – 3:45pm Java Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Presentations
5:00pm – 7:00pm Vendor Social (Snacks & Cash Bar)

Tuesday April 21, 2015

6:30am Informal Fun Run/Jog/Walk
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Buffet
8:30am–9:00am GITA Pacific Northwest Business Meeting
9:00am-10:30am Presentations
10:30am–10:45am Java Break
10:45am-11:45 Presentations
11:45am–12:00pm Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

Are you working towards your GIS Professional Certification?
By attending the conference you can earn 0.2 (2 days x 0.1) credits towards your Educational Achievement Component. If you would like to be a presenter at our event contact us and you could earn 1.0 credit towards the Contributions to the Profession component.

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