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Updated: 5/9/2013



2013 Washington GIS Conference

May 6th-8th, 2013
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St. SW
Lynnwood, Washington

The Final Presentations are being posted.

The full conference program is available.

Please be certain to thank the 2013 Conference Sponsors!

The WAURISA GIS Person of the Year is Karl Johansen from Port Madison GIS, Inc.!

 

WORKSHOPS

The three morning and three afternoon workshops were:

The morning workshops
Esri's Lidar Workshop
Using ArcGIS Mobile and Trimble Positions with ArcGIS Server 10.1
Making Beautiful Maps - Design and Inspiration.

The afternoon workshops include
Esri's 3D GIS Mapping Lab
Making Beautiful Maps - Tips and Tricks
ArcGIS Online Subscriptions: Setting Up for Success.

For more information on the workshops, please visit the Workshops Page. Check out the really cool flyer (PDF) on the Making Beautiful Maps workshops.


EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

The 2013 Full Conference Sponsor Page

List of Sponsors!

Mt Rainier:
Esri
Mt. Adams:
King County GIS Center
Electronic Data Solutions
David Evans & Associates, Inc.
Intergraph

Mt. Baker:
Cityworks/Azteca Systems
The Sidwell Company
Latitude Geographics
GeoLine, Inc
Terra GIS LTD
The PPI Group
Cyclomedia
CRW Systems
MarshallGIS

KEYNOTE

Michael F. Goodchild announced as 2013 keynote speaker!

Michael F. Goodchild

Michael F. Goodchild is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also holds the title of Research Professor. He also holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. Until his retirement in June 2012 he was Jack and Laura Dangermond Professor of Geography, and Director of UCSB's Center for Spatial Studies. He received his BA degree from Cambridge University in Physics in 1965 and his PhD in geography from McMaster University in 1969, and has received four honorary doctorates. He was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006, and Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010; and in 2007 he received the Prix Vautrin Lud. He was editor of Geographical Analysis between 1987 and 1990 and editor of the Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Sciences section of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers from 2000 to 2006. He serves on the editorial boards of ten other journals and book series, and has published over 15 books and 500 articles. He was Chair of the National Research Council's Mapping Science Committee from 1997 to 1999, and of the Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010. His research interests center on geographic information science, spatial analysis, and uncertainty in geographic data.

For more information, see Michael Goodchild's complete CV.

BEST MAP, BEST POSTER, BEST SCRIPT CONTESTS

2013 Washington GIS Conference Map Contest Winners

Contest Categories

Best Cartographic Design:
Judging criteria: Efficiency in communication of intended message and maximization of the user's cognitive experience.

Won by:
Daniel Coe from Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries for "Missoula floods - inundation extent and primary flood features in the Portland metropolitan area"

Best Analytic Presentation:
Judging criteria: Communication of the problem/project to be solved and presentation of the analytic procedures.

Won by:
Ian Mooser from Washington Department of Ecology - Toxics Cleanup Program for "Tacoma Smelter Plume Residential Yard Analysis"

Best Data Integration:
Judging criteria: Relevance and select variety of chosen data sources (surveying, remote sensing, GPS, etc.) and data formats (raster, vector, text, etc.) to the problem-solving and mapmaking processes.

Won by:
Mary Ullrich from King County GIS Center for "Population Distribution in King County, by US Census Bureau Racial Categories, 2010 Census"

Best Online Interactive Map:
Judging criteria: Clear, effective design to maximize user understanding and experience of map interaction and application usage.

Won by:
Donnaann Visneski from the City of Renton, IT-GIS for "Renton Fire & Emergency Response"

Best Student Map:
Judging criteria: Communication of a research project implemented in class with an explanation and presentation of the methodology, steps, and conclusion or results of the project or map creation.

Won by:
Minyan Shi from State University of New York at Buffalo for "The Suitability Map of Vineyard sites area in Cattaraugus, NY"

Innovative Scripting Process/Custom Geoprocessing Tool
Judging criteria: Compelling use of scripting and geoprocessing tools and workflows to automate complex data manipulation workflows.

Won by:
Eadie Kaltenbacher from Kitsap County Information Services / GIS for "From STOP to GO: Refining Routing Data for the 9-1-1 Dispatch Map"



RICHARD ‘DICK’ THOMAS MEMORIAL STUDENT PRESENTATION COMPETITION & AWARD

WAURISA announces the 7th annual Richard "Dick" Thomas award. This award was established to honor Washington State GIS pioneer and mentor Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas, who passed away in 2006. The intent of this award is to honor Dick by continuing his work of encouraging students to excel in their studies and to transition successfully into careers in the field of GIS.

First Place Winner

Christopher Wright from University of Washington Bothell - Enviro Science for "City of Bothell Water Infiltration Modeling"
Sponsored by: Dr. Santiago Lopez

Second Place Winner

Solmaz Amiri from Washington State University for "Utilizing Georeferenced Data and Technologies for Crime Prediction in a Block Group in Spokane, WA"
Sponsored by: Kerry R Brooks

Third Place Winner

Melissa Kelly from Green River Community College for "County Cedar Grove Road Area: Odor Identification and Sourcing"
Sponsored by: Sabah Jabbouri

Please see the Complete Guidelines and Competition FAQs for more information on how to enter the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Competition.


First Place
  • Dick Thomas Award Plaque
  • $1000
  • One year membership in WAURISA
  • Free registration to the 2014 Washington GIS Conference
  • Publication of paper in The Summit (Washington GIS Newsletter)
  • Plus, possible additional prizes
Second Place
  • Dick Thomas Second Place Award Certificate
  • $300
  • One year membership in WAURISA
  • Publication of paper in The Summit (Washington GIS Newsletter)
  • Plus, possible additional prize
Third Place
  • Dick Thomas Third Place Award Certificate
  • $200
  • One year membership in WAURISA
  • Publication of paper in The Summit (Washington GIS Newsletter)
  • Plus, possible additional prizes

This year we are continuing the cash award given to the advisor or professor of the first place winner. This year’s prize is $250.

All Student presenters earned 1 GISCI Contribution Point for Conference Presentation in addition to points earned for attending the 2013 Conference.

WAURISA GIS PERSON OF THE YEAR – THE SUMMIT AWARD

The Summit Award is given to the Washington State GIS Person of the Year. It is given to a person who has contributed to the GIS Community in Washington State. This award is given out annually at the WAURISA Conference.



Past winners include:

  • 2012 - Greg Babinski - King County
  • 2011 - Tom Nolan - City of Seattle
  • 2010 - Ian von Essen - Spokane County
  • 2009 - Marty Balikov - ESRI
  • 2008 - Mike Onzay - City of Mercer Island
  • 2007 - Donna Wendt - City of Tacoma
  • 2006 - Nancy Hultquist - Central Washington University, Geography Dept.
  • 2005 - Geoff Almvig - Skagit County
  • 2004 - Linda Gerull - Pierce County
  • 2003 - Richard 'Dick' Thomas - Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District

TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

Tuesday Night Social was held at Big E Ales!

Location: Big E Ales Brew Pub - http://www.bigeales.com/ 5030 208th St SW Suite A, Lynnwood, 98036 (425) 672-7051

Here is a map of the area around Big E Ales Brew Pub: Map to the Big E Ales



3RD ANNUAL WEDNESDAY FUN RUN

Start Wednesday, May 8th off right with the 3rd annual Washington GIS Conference Fun Run!

Conference co-chairs Greg Babinski and Heather Glock will lead a casual tour of the Interurban Trail for an out-and-back route that will allow participants to run as much or as little as they like.

The group met at 6:45 am at the Lynwood Convention Center.

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PLANNING VOLUNTEERS

WA URISA is currently planning the 2013 conference. If you are interesting in being part of the conference planning process contact us at, Volunteer@waurisa.org

REGISTRATION

Professional & Student Rate Information - General Registration

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Speaker Registration

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