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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Wednesday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Interest Group Meeting: ArcGIS: Smart Communities

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Led by Keith Swavely, Esri

Smart cities and smart communities make the lives of their citizens better. Esri is the leader in spatial thinking and pioneers the technology that helps governments of all sizes build smart communities. With GIS technology, they can meet current challenges; rethink “business as usual” mindsets; and reimagine a community based on technological advances that support infrastructure needs, humans in crisis, climate change, and whatever else the future may bring.

Join Esri to learn about its smart community information system, which establishes four technology tenets governments need to deliver smart communities and smart cities.
  • Planning and Engineering
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Data Driven Performance
  • Civic Inclusion

The following is the tentative agenda for this Special Interest Group.
  • 2:00–2:45 ArcGIS Smart Communities Overview, Keith Swavely and Lauri Dafner, Esri
  • 2:45–3:15 Transforming Field Crews, Elliot Plack, KCI
  • 3:15–3:45 Amazing Maps Help Tell the Story, Andrew Bernish, MDOT, KFH
  • 3:45–4:00 Open Discussion

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Lauri Dafner

Team Lead Solution Engineer, speaker at conference, Esri
Lauri Dafner is a Team Lead for Solution Engineers on the Esri State and Local Government team. She has been a Solution Engineer at Esri since 2012 and is focused on helping state and local governments solve problems and make better decisions through the use of GIS. Lauri attended... Read More →
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Elliott Plack

Senior Business Analyst, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Elliott Plack is a senior business analyst focusing on configurable geospatial IT implementations in government at the consulting firm KCI Technologies, Inc. in Sparks, Maryland. He has been developing and using geographic information systems (GIS) since 2009. Elliott holds a Master... Read More →
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Andrew Bernish

Planner, Cartographer, GIS Analyst, MD Dept of Transportation, KFH Group, and George Washington University
Andrew is a transportation planner and GIS specialist with the KFH Group and currently is assigned to the Maryland Department of Transportation. His cartography has been recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS award by ESRI in 2019 and as a winner in the first annual ArcGIS for... Read More →
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Keith Swavely

Account Manager,, Esri
Keith Swavely is an Account Executive for Local Governments with Esri. Keith has been in the Geospatial field for over 25 years and supports Local Government agencies by assisting with GIS best practices and implementing the ArcGIS Platform. He is a 1992 graduate of Penn State University... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LA 3310 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204

Attendees (9)