Call for Presentation Abstracts - Closes March 21

The Geospatial and Information Community's Annual event

Wednesday May 2, 2018 @ University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus

Presenters will showcase their professional achievements for our audience of over 300 geospatial (GIS) and information (IS/IT) managers, analysts, technicians, engineers, surveyors, project managers, professors, and students. Presentations will be 30 minutes in length, including 5 minutes for questions. 

BeSpatial is a well known annual event in the geospatial and Information (GIS) community.  This year BeSpatial is scheduled for May 2 at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus.   Some topics that may be covered are:

  • Open Data
  • Analytics
  • LiDAR
  • Cloud Services
  • GIS Leadership
  • Emergency Management
  • 3D Visualization
  • Business Analysis

BeSpatial invites you to showcase your GIS achievements, best practices and challenges by presenting at this year’s conference!

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For further information, please contact: Mariana, Programs Director

The following topics are suggestions for conference and/or webinar presentations.

Geospatial and Information Community
• How does asset management support addressing public safety concerns?
• Sustaining Municipal Revenue: what happens when you run out of new land?
• Transportation & Transit: planning, mapping and management of transportation GIS
• Planning for optimal growth
• Addressing: more than just a number on the side of a building
• Map Cartography: Telling a story with maps. Design, techniques and tricks. 
• Economic Development: growth neighbourhoods, promoting new business, resident attraction and retention
• Public health: flu mapping, disease tracking, supporting healthy community initiatives
• Civic engagement: GIS to promote citizen engagement, managing crowd-sourced and volunteered data.
• Open government: case studies of GIS initiatives to support open government.
• Leveraging open source solutions: open application development, open data standards.

Emergency Management
• The GIS enabled Emergency Operations Centre
• Flood Planning: Before, During and After
• Emergency Response planning
• Optimizing response times

• Innovative approaches to asset management
• Responding to major storm events & climate change
• Planning new utilities infrastructure: tactical and public consultation
• Public Safety
• Handling the infrastructure deficit

• Conservation: watershed improvement, conservation and restoration
• Habitat and wildlife management
• Alternative Energy: planning and management of wind, solar and other alternative energy projects.
• Climate Change: carbon monitoring, and atmospheric studies
• Green infrastructure, LEED, and facilities environmental management

• Innovative use of Drone technologies
• Legal restrictions and implications of UAVs 
• Integration between web mapping and other systems
• Open Data: Managing the post-implementation “now what?” phase
• Bringing mapping into mainstream data flow
• The value of partnerships: Public/Private, Local/Regional/Provincial/Federal
• GIS Return on Investment (ROI): measure it, document it, communicate it
• Leveraging shared GIS investments: GIS consortiums, data sharing agreements and more
• GISP Certification: the ins and outs of becoming a Certified GIS Professional
• Identifying 'champions' in your organization to propel your technology ideas forward
• RFPs that work: tailoring an RFP to encourage the right proposals for the job
• Education: how to cope with reductions in training budgets and still keep your staff on top of their game
• System Integration: integrating information between major enterprise systems.
• Managing a Bring your own device policy for GIS
• Business process re-engineering: business intelligence at its finest. How do organizations re-engineer themselves to be more agile in ever-changing markets?
• "New" Uses for GIS: Share your innovative applications for GIS.
• Managing GIS professionals: hiring, recruiting and retaining

Solution Central: Technical Presentations
• Practical asset management solutions
• Implementing ADL and Vehicle Locate systems
• Cloud Services: hosting and publishing GIS information in the cloud.
• GIS Architecture: what are the best practices in designing an enterprise system?
• GPS Data Collection: data capture best practices, getting the data to your end user.
• GIS Software: technology tools and tips.
• Geospatial Future: next generation GIS applications.
• Application Development: for the desktop, mobile and/or the cloud.
• Mobile applications: from tablet to smartphones, what is the best way to utilize mobile technologies with your GIS?

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