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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

Retired GIS Professional, Living the Good LIfe
Founding Principal of GIS Consultants, Bruce has been providing GIS planning and implementation management services, public policy formulation, and organizational therapy to cities, counties, and utility companies for over 40 years.Bruce was Chair of URISA's Policy Advisory Committee... Read More →

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