Visit King County GIS at GIS in Action in Portland

Are you planning to attend the 26th annual GIS in Action Conference at Portland State University, April 23rd and 24th? If so, stop in and visit the King County GIS Center booth in the exhibitor hall where you can learn about the range of free resources that King County GIS has available, as well as our GIS consulting services and GIS training program.


GIS in Action is hosted by Columbia River Region ASPRS (the Oregon Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).

Highlights of the Conference

An opening keynote address, “The Exploration and Mapping of Saturn’s Moon Titan,” by Mike Malaska, a scientist in the Planetary Ices Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Two days of educational sessions on a variety of GIS and remote sensing topics, including:

  • Remote Sensing
    • Photogrammetry
    • UAS (drones!)
  • Emergency GIS
    • Fire
    • 9-1-1
    • Response and Recovery Planning
  • GIS for Decision Support
    • Childhood Trauma Challenge
    • Infrastructure & GIS
    • Smart Communities
      I will be speaking in one of these sessions about the King County Regional GIS Project.
  • Data Science
    • Automation
    • Databases
    • Business Intelligence (including a session titled “Bitcoin, the Gold Mine for GIS”)
  • Web Applications
  • A student papers session

Many technical workshops, including:

  • Introduction to R
  • GISCorps Mapathon: Supporting Humanitarian Projects with OpenStreetMap (OSM)
  • Developing ArcGIS Pro Python Tools & Processes
  • Machine Learning and Raster Maps in R
  • Spatial Analysis and Visualization with R and Leaflet
  • Introduction to Survey123 for ArcGIS and Deep Dive Survey123 for ArcGIS

A Poster/Map Gallery Contest

The event wraps up with a closing keynote address by Oregon state Rep. Nancy Nathanson.

I hope to see you at GIS in Action in Portland to talk about GIS.

Greg Babinski is KCGIS Center Marketing and Business Development Manager.

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