NEURISA Lightning Talks
New Haven, CT - July 10th, 2013

We had a successful NEURISA Lightning Talks session on July 10, 2013 in New Haven, CT.  Presentations were limited to 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds, which encouraged presenters to stay on topic and on their toes!  Attendees enjoyed a famous Wooster Street pizza lunch courtesy of New England Geosystems.

Attendees enjoyed the following presentations
  • Google Maps can be useful! - Thad Dymkowski
  • Your Neighbors to the East: GIS in Rhode Island - Shane White
  • What's in an MBL? - Jason Courter
  • Pictometry: User Experiences - Corey Lanctot
  • Creating Python Add-Ins Fast - Rich Gallacher
  • Using GIS for a Solar Suitability Analysis - Brian Stice
  • How to keep coworkers happy using GIS - Sarah A. DeMezzo
  • Under the Hood of a Google Maps/Php/MySQL/Application - John Harmon
  • Using Native Extensions in Adobe Air - Aaron Nash
  • Simple is the new Complex - Matt Deal
  • Parcel Mapping using Old Land Survey: Back to the Basics - Michael Billings
  • Connecticut Sanborn Map Resource - Abraham Parrish
  • Map Making by Committee - Arroll Borden
Sponsors: NEURISA would like to thank New England Geosystems ( for sponsoring lunch.  Thanks to ESRI ( for providing some awesome door prizes (2 licenses of ArcGIS Home Edition). We would also like to thank the Regional Water Authority (CT) for providing a space for this event.

New England Geosystems

We would also like to thank our Corporate Sponsors (AppGeo - BSC Group - CAI - Cartegraph - CDM Smith - DGT Survey Group - Sanborn - Tighe & Bond - VHB).


The New England Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) is the professional association of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practitioners in New England. NEURISA is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to advance the effective and appropriate use of GIS and related information technologies to solve challenges throughout the region.
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