2024 Conference

We are happy to have the 2024 GISSIG in person this April 16, 2024, at the RIT Inn and Conference Center.

Keynote – Felt Inspired: Mapping the Future, Collaboratively” – Catherine DuBreck, GISP – Locana

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Abstract: “What do you get when you mix GIS with Google Docs?  While the punchline to this bad joke is seemingly Google Maps, this presentation aims to introduce the audience to another tool in the geospatial technology arsenal: Felt!  Felt is an easy-to-use, web-based collaborative mapping tool with functionality and features for all. This includes QGIS and OSM integration as well as real-time collaboration and map co-creation.  Through a combination of slides, live demo, and use-case highlights, we will explore together how this emerging geospatial technology is reshaping the landscape of collaborative mapping by empowering individuals and organizations to turn spatial data into actionable insights and drive positive change.”

Catherine DuBreck, GISP is a Rochester-area native with a passion for GIS and geospatial technology.  With a background in geography, planning, and GIS, Catherine has worked both the public and private sectors, and currently works full-time as a GIS Change Management Consultant for Locana.  She also works part-time with the GIST program at Monroe Community College, and as an adjunct GIS instructor with the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Her love for all things geospatial has taken her across four continents for various presentations and research opportunities, and she was recently included on Geospatial World’s 50 Rising Stars Highly Commended List for 2024.  Catherine’s primary aspiration in life is to educate others on the incalculable impact that geospatial technology has on the world, oftentimes in ways people don’t even realize.  Catherine naturally enjoys geospatial-related hobbies in her free time like exploring the outdoors with her dog, Max, and travelling around the globe.

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RIT Inn and Conference Center

Address: 5257 W Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY 14467

Phone: (585) 359-1800