Modeling and Disaster Response Mitigation, Modeling and Mapping…OH MY!



Tuesday, October 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon CDT

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Come learn about mitigation and how GIS is playing an important role in helping to build more resilient communities.  We will explore new tools for mapping flood inundation from dams and levees breaches to modeling for flood, wind, and earthquakes. Then we will see how innovative geospatial tools were used during response and recovery efforts of a major flooding event in Baton Rouge. Finally, we will learn of strategies for incentivizing all stakeholders – homeowners, businesses, utilities, insurers, government, and others – to take actions to mitigate risk and how the GIS community can contribute to the communication and tracking of those strategies.


Justin Priola, GISP

Justin Priola, GISP has 11+ years of experience in the GIS profession working for the City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge. Justin works as the GIS Coordinator in the Department of Information Services GIS Division. In this position, he is responsible for data collection, updates, validation, and management ... Read More

Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in research, development and implementation of geospatial technology solutions. Focus during the past decade on natural hazard ... Read More

Randal Goss

Randal Goss is currently serving as the USACE South Atlantic Division Jacksonville District GIS Program Manager, and as the software development lead for the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production center. He has over 25 years of experience in the GIS and application development fields and has worked on a diverse ... Read More

Taylor Johnson, GISP

Taylor Johnson is a Cartographer and Geospatial Application Developer with the USACE Jacksonville District. He is a GIS Professional with over 10 years of experience in GIS, Application Development, Remote Sensing, and Natural Resource Management. Read More

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