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Wednesday, October 26
7:00 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Event

Robert Cringley
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break & Vendor Exhibits

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session A:
Wiki, Crowd Source, and VGI Mapping
Session B:
Tapping Education for GIS Development

Broadband Mapping and Crowdsourced Data

Ashley Littell, Manager, GIS Services, Connected Nation

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for The National Map

Greg Matthews, Transportation and VGI - Support and Technical Coordinator, USGS

Texas High Water Marks - Crowd Sourcing History, Culture, and Geography

Melinda Luna, Team Lead, TNRIS

3D Visualization

Sean Moran, GIS Department Chair, Austin Community College

Historical Aerial Scanning Project

Shannon Wade/Jordan Thomas, TNRIS

UAV Image Recognition Technology and Applications

Tejas P. Kulkarni - Cockrell School of Engineering
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sponsored Luncheon & Vendor Exhibits

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Platinum Sponsor Demo Session

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Break & Vendor Exhibits

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Session A:
Remote Sensing
Session B:
Floodplain Mapping

From Creekology to Rocket Science: The Evolution of Remote Sensing/GIS in Oil/Gas Exploration

Dave Koger, Owner, Koger Remote Sensing

Monitoring Playa Water Resources Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Teresa Stephens, GIS Specialist, Paul Bechtel & Associates, Inc. and Andrew Weinberg, Geoscientist, Texas Water Development Board

Oblique Imagery Deployment via the Web

Kevin Beers, Regional Technical Manager, Pictometry International Corporation

New York City Case Study: LiDAR and the Power of Solar Energy

Llana Hines, Director, Business Capture Strategy, Sanborn

Flood Modeling and Mapping System for Emergency Responders

Durmus Cesur, GIS Program Manager, San Antonio River Authority

NWS Floodplain Inundation Project

David Maltby III, IT Specialist at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Texas Coastal Atlas

Doug Wunneburger, Research Scientist in the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A & M University

Mobile App for iPad Water Resources

Noelle Gaspard, Project Manager Halff Associates
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Forum Social and Demo Event w/special musical guests Amy Neuenschwander and Robert Morky

Thursday, October 27
7:45 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Introduction and Recap

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Event

Max Baber
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break & Vendor Exhibits

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session A:
Cloud Computing
Session B:
Emergency Management

ArcGIS Server on Amazon EC2: Getting There

Ginny Vragel, GIS Programmer, TWDB

Leveraging SQL Server to Improve Vector Display through Point Clustering

Chris Williams, TNRIS

Covering the Earth and the Cloud: The Next Generation of Spatial in SQL Server and SQL Azure

Ed Katibah, Spatial Program Manager, Microsoft

Early Warning Forecast of an Oil Spill: BP Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf

Teresa Howard, MAGIC Coordinator/Research Associate, UT-Austin Center for Space Research

Census and Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008: Designing Tools for Hazard Mitigation and Analysis

David Raybuck, Solutions Architect, North Central Texas Council of Governments

GIS as a Common Operational Picture for Emergency Management

Devon Humphrey, Geospatial Consultant, Waypoint Mapping
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sponsored Luncheon & Vendor Exhibits

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Showcase

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Session A:
Application Design & Development
Session B:
Water Resources

We are the Music Makers and We are the Dreamers of Dreams

Brent Porter, GIS Programmer, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

HGAC Commute Solutions Viewer

Martin Siwek, GIS Analyst, HGAC and Robert LaBarbera, HGAC

Mapping: What in the Wide, Wide, World of Sports is Going On Here?

Sophia Parafina, Location Data Services

Building a Water-Resources Geodatabase for the Rio Grande Basin

Thomas Burley, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey

The National Atlas of the United States 1:1,000,000-Scale Hydrography Dataset: An Overview of the Dataset, the Production Process, and New Mapping Products

Florence Thompson, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey

A Watershed Modeling and Brush-control Study of the Upper Guadalupe River Basin

Johnathan Bumgarner, Hydrologist, US Geological Survey
4:30 pm

Closing Remarks, Poster Award Prize Announcement

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