GIPSC Preliminary Program
Geospatial Integration for Public Safety Conference (GIPSC)
The 2nd Geospatial Integration for Public Safety Conference
April 15-17, 2007
Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) are pleased to announce the Second Geospatial Integration for Public Safety Conference (formerly URISAs Addressing Conference: Street Smart and Address Savvy) to be held April 15-17, 2007 in New Orleans. This conference is designed to bring together GIS professionals, addressing coordinators, 9-1-1 and emergency response specialists for a networking and learning opportunity.
The inaugural conference took place in April 2006 in Nashville and generated quite a buzz. Dont miss the conference this year!
Addressing Basics, Coordination, and Standards
Is your agency embarking on a new project? Does your organization have the necessary documentation to support existing addressing policies? Would you like to have the ability to enforce what has already been changed or assigned? This track will focus on both the automated and manual aspects and phases associated with administering addresses, including the new FGDC Street Address Data Standard, and preparation for the 2010 Census and LUCA (Local Update of Census Addresses) program. Sessions within this track will provide insight on topics including identifying standards, developing documentation and policy, establishing workflow, collecting inventory and issuing citations.
Emergency Response and 9-1-1
Prompt emergency response requires accurate location information. Accurate location of spatial data is one of the most important products of a geographic information system. Marrying automated dispatch data and GIS location technology is a prime example of using technology to work smarter, not harder. Sessions in this track will focus on projects at the local, state, and Federal levels of effective emergency response using GIS. Presentations in this track demonstrate what is possible when two powerful technologies collaborate for informed emergency response.
Case Studies of GIS Integration with Public Safety
Are you having nightmares about integrating GIS with public safety? Do you go to bed at night wondering how to integrate GPS, Addressing, Wireless, Mapping, and Imagery into your PSAP or public safety offices? Do you worry about how you are going to get the data you need to set up an Enterprise GIS and how you are going to fund it? This track will focus on presentations from real-life experiences in integration of GIS and public safety technologies; what works and what doesnt.
Find out more about imagery, NG 9-1-1 and much more in these sessions dedicated to the hottest topics in the industry.
Take note of this special event: FREE FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL, April 13-15, 2007. Make plans to head to New Orleans a day or two before the conference to experience this event! For more information, visit www.fqfi.org.
Click on each day below for program details, sessions, speakers, etc.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
- Introduction to Next Generation 9-1-1
- Understanding GIS for the PSAP
- Addresses and IS/GIS Implementation: Key to GIS Success
- Keynote Address
- Educational Sessions
- Roundtable Discussion Luncheon
- Networking Reception
- Plenary Session
- Educational Sessions
- Closing Summit
- Conference Social Event
- Optional Technical Tours
Exhibitor & Sponsor Information:
Click here for more information about exhibiting at the 2007 GIPSC Conference. Space is extremely limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach this very targeted and enthusiastic market!
Conference Location: Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center
The New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center is the Official Headquarters hotel for all GIPSC related events and activities. A special discounted room rate of $155 (single/double) has been secured for all GIPSC attendees.
Reservations can be made by calling 1.800.228.9290. In order to obtain the discounted rate, you must identify yourself as a GIPSC attendee. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is March 23, 2007.
Take note of this special event: FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
April 13-15, 2007
Festival-goers will revel in the spirit of New Orleans while enjoying a cultural showcase of the Crescent City’s finest music and food as the soulful streets of the historic French Quarter transform into the largest FREE music festival in the south. Fifteen music stages showcase the best in New Orleans music, representing every genre from gospel to jazz, from Latin to classical, from Cajun & zydeco to brass band, while local restaurants serve up the best cuisine New Orleans has to offer during The World’s Largest Jazz Brunch. Children’s activities, fun exhibits and other festivities take place throughout the weekend. Make plans to head to New Orleans a day or two before the conference to experience this event! For more information, visit www.fqfi.org.
About NENA The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is The Voice of 9-1-1 . Now celebrating its 25th Year, NENA was established to promote implementation and awareness of 9-1-1 as North Americas universal emergency number. NENA has grown to become the leading professional non-profit organization dedicated solely to 9-1-1 emergency communications issues.
About URISA – Founded in 1963, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a nonprofit association for professionals involved in improving urban and regional environments through the use of information technology. For more information, visit www.urisa.org
2007 Conference Committee
Chair: Kathrine Cargo, Orleans Parish Communication District, New Orleans, LA
Associate Chair: Marc Berryman, GHC 911 Emergency Network, Houston, TX
Gordon Chinander, Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, St. Paul, MN
Ronald P. Cramer, Digital Data Technologies Inc, Columbus, OH
Captain Stephen Gordon, City of New Orleans, LA
Martha Lombard, GISP, Spatial Focus Inc, Birmingham, AL
Darrell L. McDonald, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Mary E. Mulloy, Northwest Central Dispatch System, Arlington Heights, IL
James A. Price, GCR and Associates, New Orleans, LA
Phillip Stiefel, Lexington Fayette County Government, Lexington, KY
Michael D. Walls, Atos Origin, Inc, Lexington, KY
Tom Wesp, ESRI, San Antonio, TX
Jaclyn Witzgall, Polk County Emergency Management Div., Bartow, FL
Robert White, BBC, Inc., South China, ME Registration Coming Soon!
GISCI Certification points earned for attending one workshop and the GIPSC Conference = 0.5 GISCI education points.
Continuing Education Credit: Attendance is recognized for continuing education credit toward recertification as an Emergency Number Professional (ENP) with the National Emergency Number Association, as well as for recertification credit with the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch for police, fire and medical emergency dispatchers.