Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of GITA

The Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) is the professional association and leading advocate for anyone using geospatial technology to help operate, maintain, and protect the infrastructure, which includes organizations such as utilities, telecommunication companies, and the public sector.

Through industry-leading conferences – along with research initiatives, chapters, membership, and other programs – GITA provides education and professional best practices.

The infrastructure is all fundamental services, activities, and operations that sustain our communities and way of life – from keeping the lights on to creating safe drinking water to responding to an emergency.

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.

Click here to Register for the Conference

     $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

We are looking forward to hosting you!!!!

2017 Conference Flyer

2017 Agenda

Hotel Options

Staybridge Suites, Mukilteo:  GITA Conference NW
      Rate: $139.00 per night for a King Studio

Hot breakfast buffet, evening reception, parking, Wi-Fi and shuttle service to future of flight

The rate is available until April 20th, 2017 based on availability.

The Best Western Plus Navigator Inn & Suites, Everett:

Please call the hotel direct at toll free: 877.488.0510 or 425.347.2555 and ask for the: Geospatial Information & Technology Association rate to make your reservations.

The following rooms are available based on a first come basis:
     Deluxe King Studio $(117.00)+ tax
     Deluxe Double Queen Studio $(117.00)+ tax.
     Executive King Suite $(127.00) + tax.
     Japanese Bubble Tub Suite $(137.00) + tax.

Including: hot breakfast buffet, evening reception, parking, Wi-Fi and shuttle service to future of flight as well as access to the Emerald City Athletic Club


Sunday, April 23rd

Future of Flight Museum open for Tours
Check out the many exhibits and visit the Boeing Jet Assembly Plant.

Monday, April 24th

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

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mark Maass, GITA Pacific Northwest Chapter President


The geospatial industry past, present and future

Peter BattyUbisense

9:15am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:45am Technology Brief
10:30am – 10:45am Java Break

Database and mobile mapping for new circuit design and construction

Chris Beasy, Chartwell Consultants
10:45am – 11:30am

Status of Technological Advancement in Utilities

Cameron Shankland, Aethon Aerial Solutions
11:30am – 12:15pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Vendor Area

Analyzing wildfire threats to protect your assets

Piet Nooij, Fortis BC
1:30pm  –  2:15pm

Geospatial integration options with SAP

Tim Epp and Dave Barclay, Snohomish PUD

2:15pm  –  3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:15pm Technology Brief - Hexagon
3:15pm – 3:30pm Java Break

Using Geodatasets to model critical infrastructure interdependencies in the Pacific Northwest

Bill Johnstone, Spatial Vision Group Inc.
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Geospatial+BIM key to transforming construction

Geoff Zeiss, Between The Poles
4:15pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 5:15pm Technology Brief
5:15pm – 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

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffet - Vendor area open

PNW GITA Scholarship Presentation

Aaron Wong, Student
8:30am – 9:00am

Design meets GIS

Dennis Beck, Spatial Business Systems
9:00am – 9:45am

Data; driving the smart grid

Eric Charette, Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure
9:45am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:45am Java Break

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

Mark Korver, Amazon
10:45am – 11:30am
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

(Door Prizes – vendors and sponsors are requested not required to donate some give-a-ways)
1:00pm - 2:00pm

GITA PNW Chapter Business Meeting

  • Next Year’s Conference Suggestions
  • Election of officers

Future of Flight Museum is open for Tours

Check out the many exhibits and visit the Boeing Jet Assembly Plant.

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