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2009 Washington GIS Conference

05/04/2009 7:00 am
05/06/2009 9:00 pm

WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

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Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 


Environmental Assessments Involving First Nations Workshop for Non-Aboriginal Partners and Governments

04/14/2009 7:00 am
04/15/2009 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Environmental Assessments Involving First Nations Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the concepts of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), First Nations Environmental Philosophy, and methods to include Indigenous Knowledge in the environmental assessment (EA) process. Case study examples will be discussed.

Contact CIER or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below (you must be logged in).




04/01/2009 7:00 am
04/01/2009 7:00 pm

Crown Plaza Chateau Lacombe - Salon A
10111, rue Bellamy Hill
Edmonton (Alberta)

The Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) is hosting an Information Outreach Workshop to showcase the vital role that location-based or "geospatial" information - such as digital maps and satellite images - and technologies can play in enhancing public and private sector decision-making and in the management of policy, social, environmental and economic development issues. This workshop is made possible with financial support from GeoConnections, a national partnership program led by Natural Resource Canada. The workshop is facilitated in Vancouver with the assistance and support of the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICIS).

For more information, see:



03/24/2009 9:00 am
03/25/2009 5:00 pm

7éme Édition




Depuis 6 ans, ce forum offre des débats stimulants sur des sujets actuels qui touchent les communautés autochtones. Cette conférence d'Insight mettra en évidence trois grands thèmes d'actualités :


1) Les autochtones et les tribunaux 
2) L'autonomie gouvernementale : comment la financer ?
3) Commercialisation et développements des Ressources Naturelles - La voie vers l'autonomie économique ?
Ces thèmes permettront d'aborder des sujets importants tels que :


· Les enjeux autochtones avec le gouvernement québécois et canadiens - leurs répercussions sur l'avenir
· Les politiques autochtones sont-elles différentes selon la province où ils habitent?
· Quels sont les objectifs et conditions de la politique sur les revendications particulières?
· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome lève des impôts et taxes ? et si oui, quelle est l'étendue de ce pouvoir? (quelles taxes ? où ? sur qui ? comment ?)

· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome paie des impôts et taxes? et si non, dans quelles circonstances?
· Pourquoi négocier une entente de partenariat?
· Comment concilier les intérêts des autochtones et des développeurs
Nous avons mis sur pied cette année encore une conférence qui vous informera sur tous les enjeux actuels reliés à la communauté autochtone.





DATE: Les 24 et 25 mars 2009

LOCATION: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, QC
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