“This is becoming a must attend event for New England GIS professionals.  The 2010 program provided a valuable mix of provocative thinking on the ‘real questions’ keeping GIS professionals up at night, an update on current initiatives and challenges faced by state GIS leaders, and a practitioners’ view of municipal GIS technology deployment on the web, in the cloud, and on mobile platforms.”
- Thomas Harrington Jr., PhD, Director of Marketing, Applied Geographics, Inc.

Speaker presentations are available for download. Please navigate to agenda below and select which presentation you would like to view.

NEURISA Day 2010 Conference was held, Monday, October 18, 2010 at Old Sturbridge Village, located in Sturbridge, MA. This one day conference included speaker presentations, an opportunity to network with colleagues, and see what vendors have to offer.


CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:00-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Conference Introduction Paul J. Samara, NEURISA President; Feng Yang, NEURISA President-Elect

9:00-9:45 Keynote Address - The REAL Questions Facing GIS Professionals Today - Adena Schutzberg, Executive Editor Directions Magazine, Principal of ABS Consulting Group, Inc. & Geography Faculty at Penn State. (Click Here to Download presentation ~2.5 MB)

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:30 Session 1 – Web Computing 

Moderator Robert Pruyne, GIS Specialist, Rockingham Planning Commission NH

  1. History of Cloud and Security Concerns – Kyle Lai, Principal, KLC Consulting, Inc. (Click Here to Download presentation ~738 KB)
  2. Esri, GIS, & the Cloud - Matt Davis, Regional Manager, Esri (Click Here to Download presentation ~5.2 MB)
  3. Municipal Web Application in Silverlight – Patrick Ladd, GIS Specialist, Meriden CT (Click Here to Download presentation ~1.2 MB)

11:30-11:45 Sponsor Presentations        

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:15 Session 2 – State of the States Panel

ModeratorNeil MacGaffey, Assistant Director, MassGIS
(Click Here to Download Panel presentation ~1.8 MB)

  • Shane White, RIGIS Coordinator, RI Statewide Planning
  • Michael Varney, Project Manager, CT Department of Information Technology
  • Christian Jacqz, Director, MassGIS
  • Dave Brotzman, Executive Director, VT Center for Geographic Information
  • Ken Gallager, Principal Planner, NH Office of Energy and Planning, GIS and GRANIT Program
  • Dan Walters, Maine Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey  

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Session 3 – Mobile Technology

ModeratorFeng Yang, Director of IT Applications, Brookline MA

  1. Mobile Technologies in Brookline MA - Dai Nguyen, Health Inspector (Click Here to Download presentation ~2.3 MB), Jed Fehrenbach, GIS Administrator (Click Here to Download presentation ~711 KB) (Demo 1 ~1.2 MB wmv) (Demo 2 ~ 4.2 MB wmv) (Demo 3 ~3.7 MB wmv), Scott Wilder, IT Director, Brookline Police Dept. (Click Here to Download presentation ~1.3 MB) 
  2. Developing a Mobile Application to Inventory Buildings and Properties - Brett Flodine, GIS Project Leader, Hartford CT (Click Here to Download presentation ~ 5.7 MB)
  3. Using GPS/GIS Technology via Blackberry Phones for Managing Public Works Programs, Scott Roberts, Director of Information Technologies, South Windsor CT (Click Here to Download presentation ~1 MB)

Conclusion

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