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Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Thursday, August 8 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The (R)evolution of GIS in Public Safety

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GIS in support of public safety has evolved dramatically over the last decade. Public safety practitioners are excited about, buying into, asking for, and investing in GIS. The evolution of technology has facilitated cross-collaboration in the industry. GIS has also become more accessible, allowing operators in the field and command to leverage the power of GIS in real-time no matter if they are in the same room or miles apart. We are shifting rapidly into an era of geo-enabling decision-makers, field teams, the public, and even our plans. This shift is freeing up GIS analysts to perform the ‘So What?’ analysis—moving beyond “making maps” to providing decision-makers with actionable information to save lives and improve the outcomes of survivors.

Speaker: Tari Martin, GISP, is a program manager with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, where she is responsible for managing a team of technologists in the development of technology solutions used by emergency managers and first responders in the field, at the Incident Command Post, and in the Emergency Operations Center. She also serves as a lead subject matter expert in the design and curation of location-enabled tools and resources for risk analysis, preparedness planning, and exercise design and conduct. Tari holds a B.S. in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland College Park.

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Theresa Martin, GISP

Director, National & Federal, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation
Theresa Martin, GISP is the Director of National and Federal Programs for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, where she is responsible for managing a team of technologists in the development of technology solutions used by emergency managers and first responders... Read More →



Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
LA 4329 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204