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Welcome to the 22nd Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2016 will take place May 10-12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

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Wednesday, May 11 • 11:45am - 12:05pm
GIS Professionals Affecting and Affected by Public Policy Issues

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As GIS applications permeate our social workspace, an increasing number of public issues affect, and are affected by, what we do.  GIS professionals have specific expertise that can inform important public policy, and we are also impacted by public policies propounded by others.  Let's review several examples with the intention of getting more involved in the issues we know and care about:

  • Assuring access to our governments' geospatial data
  • Calculating ROI for GIS data to account the benefits of geospatial applications
  • Monitoring legal definitions of the professional boundary defining the work of Surveyors and GIS Professionals
  • Using NSRS for geodetic control of geodatabase themes
  • Preserving GPS infrastructure
  • Responding to proposed Federal legislation that concerns mapping agencies' procurement policies
  • Balancing divergent concerns about the use of UAS (drones) for mapping
  • Advocating for Addresses to become the eighth FGDC Framework Theme

Presenter: Bruce Joffe, GISP, Principal, GIS Consultants, Piedmont, CA

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Bruce Joffe, GISP

Principal, GIS Consultants
Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce provides GIS planning and implementation management services, organizational therapy and geospatial public policy assistance, over 36 years. Bruce is Chair of the California GIS Council's UAS Policy Work Group, member of the GIS Council's Geodetic Control Work Group, Past Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee, and past member and Secretary of the URISA Board of Directors.

Wednesday May 11, 2016 11:45am - 12:05pm
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