Georgia Geospatial Conference 2016
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Georgia Geospatial Conference 2016

I’ll be in Athens, Georgia this year for the annual Georgia Geospatial Conference — the annual event of Georgia URISA to host GIS and mapping professionals from around the state. It’s a 3-day conference on October 3-5, and I’ll be giving the lunch keynote talk on Wednesday. The event will be held at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA.

Classic Center Athens GA

A lot is changing in the world of geospatial technology. More and more business and industries are now reliant on maps and data for their work, many of which haven’t approached the problem set from the same angle that those of us with traditional GIS backgrounds have. My talk will focus on the shift to open source in tech, SaaS as a new model for better ROI, and using location data techniques for workflow optimization.

There are some other interesting talks lined up around the topics of UAVs, government transparency, and environmental GIS applications. Ryan Lash is also giving a keynote on the CDC using mapping in for disease and epidemiology analysis.

I’m looking forward to attending!

About the author

Coleman is VP of Product at Spatial Networks, working every day with our customers and our design team to bring better data management capabilities to users.

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