Mukilteo | 2017
The 2017 PNWGITA Conference

The 2017 annual conference for the PNWGITA will be taking place April 24th & 25th 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!!!!


  • $250 GITA members
  • $275 Attendee only
  • $325 Non-member, includes a GITA membership
  • $350 Vendor, GITA member
  • $375 Vendor/attendee only
  • $425 Vendor, Non-member, includes a GITA membership
  • $99 Students

Photos from the 2017 Conference!


Sunday, April 23rd

Monday, April 24th

  7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet & Vendor Area Open
  9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Mark Maass, GITA Pacific Northwest Chapter President
  9:15am – 10:15am

The geospatial industry past, present and future

  • Peter BattyUbisense
  10:15am – 10:30am Technology Brief
  10:30am – 10:45am Java Break
  10:45am – 11:30am

Database and mobile mapping for new circuit design and construction

  • Chris Beasy, Chartwell Consultants
11:30am – 12:15pm

Data; driving the smart grid

  • Eric Charette, Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure
  12:15pm – 12:30pm Technology Brief
  12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Vendor Area
  1:30pm  –  2:15pm

Analyzing wildfire threats to protect your assets

  • Piet Nooij, Fortis BC
  2:15pm  –  3:00pm

OGC – How can we all benefit, a move to interoperability

  • Jon Thies & Stan Tillman, Hexagon Geospatial
  3:00pm – 3:15pm Technology Brief
  3:15pm – 3:30pm Java Break
  3:30pm – 4:15pm

Using Geodatasets to model critical infrastructure interdependencies in the Pacific Northwest

Bill Johnstone, Spatial Vision Group Inc.
  4:15pm – 4:45pm

Geospatial+BIM key to transforming construction

Geoff Zeiss, Between The Poles
  5:00pm – 7:00pm Vendor Social (Snacks & Cash Bar)

Collaborate with your colleagues, the presenters and representatives from multiple corporations in the Vendor Area.

(Two drink ticket are included in your registration packet.)

Tuesday, April 25th

  8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet
9:00am – 9:45am

PNW GITA Scholarship Presentation

Aaron Wong, Student

  9:45am – 10:30am

Design meets GIS

Dennis Beck, Spatial Business Systems
  10:30am – 10:45am Java Break
10:45am – 11:30am

Don’t Copy Data! Instead, Share it at Web-Scale

Mark Korver, Amazon

11:30am – 12:30pm

Panel Discussion – Industry Trends

Moderator:  Dennis Beck

  • Peter Batty
  • Geoff Zeiss
  • Mark Korver
  • Bill Johnstone
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Closing remarks and Door Prizes

  1:00pm - 2:00pm

GITA PNW Chapter Business Meeting

  • Next Year’s Conference Suggestions
  • Election of officers
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