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 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Smart GIS for Smart Cities

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The idea of a 'Smart City' refers to a Data Driven City, which theoretically would fully exploit all the areas of data science - from data visualization to predictive analytics and everything in between to solve problems of day to day city/county operations and to prepare our cities/governments for the future. Because of the gradual integration of machine learning algorithms and other 'data science' tools into GIS (which itself is an area of data science) - GIS is becoming more and more powerful that could be exploited for 'smart city' initiatives.

This presentation will discuss the opportunities and appropriateness of GIS to make our cities and governments smarter.

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Linda Loubert

Associate Professor, Economics, Morgan State University


Mehdi Khan

GIS Program Manager, Anne Arundel County
Mehdi Khan started his career as an Architect and worked in several architectural, construction and planning projects in different countries as a design professional. He has always been interested in using technology to improve built environment, which led him to study IT/GIS and... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
LA 2110 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204