Conference History

Delmarva GIS 2016 Conference: GIS Going Viral (April 14, 2016)
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover, Delaware
Chair: Matt Laick, State of Delaware (DSHS)

Keynote Speakers: Esri’s Andrew Turner and Charlie Fitzpatrick, and Salisbury University’s Dr. Michael Scott

Workshops: Wednesday, April 13, 2016:
Working with Topographic LiDAR (Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative)
Mobile Data Workflows Using Collector (Esri)
GISP Workshop (Doug Adams, GISP)
Getting the Most out of ArcGIS Desktop (Esri)


Delmarva GIS Conference: We’re All Connected (Thursday May 8, 2014)
Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville, Delaware
Chair: Sandy Janowski, New Castle County

Keynote Speaker: Barney Krucoff, Geographic Information Officer for the State of Maryland

Workshops Wednesday May 7:
Geo-collaboration with ArcGIS Online (ESRI)
Sussex Emergency Operation Center (tour in Georgetown, DE)
Come Explore the Metaverse: Is it really GIS anymore? (Washington College)
What’s New with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 (ESRI)

Golf Outing, Heritage Shores Golf Course


Delaware GIS 2012: From the Ground Up (Thursday April 26)
Sheraton Conference Center, Dover, Delaware
Chair: Lillian Wang
, Delaware Geological Survey

Keynote Speaker: Jim Querry, Director of Enterprise GIS, City of Philadelphia

Workshops Wednesday April 25:
Using Esri’s Data and Tools Offerings to Enhance Decision-Making, ESRI
GISP Workshop, Nicole Minni, GISP, Jocelyn Beland, GISP, Brianne Jordan, GISP
Accessing, Understanding, and Mapping Census Data,
US Census Philadelphia Regional Office
Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online, ESRI

Post Conference Activity: Back to the Basics, Orienteering with the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association


Delaware GIS 2010: Think Spatially, Connect/Lead/Act Globally (Tuesday March 30)
Sheraton Conference Center, Dover, Delaware
Chair: Mike Mahaffie, OSPC

Keynote Speaker: Anne Hale Miglarese, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton and Chair, National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Capstone Speaker: Nicholas (Miki) Schmidt, Division Chief, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Geospatial Services

Workshops Monday March 29:
Building Effective Web Maps, ESRI
We Have Our Data. Now How Do We Make That Great Map?
Debbie Sullivan, Miriam Pomilio, Lillian Wang
Introduction to Delaware LiDAR data with the Quick Terrain Modeler,
Applied Imagery
ArcGIS Mobile Deployment Strategies, ESRI


Delaware GIS 2008: A Spatial Network (Wednesday April 23)
Sheraton Conference Center, Dover, Delaware
Chair: Debbie Sullivan, DNREC

Keynote Speaker: Mark Cleverley, IBM
Capstone Speaker: Joseph Kerski, ESRI

Workshops Tuesday April 22:
Getting to Know ModelBuilder, ESRI
Datums & Projections: Demystifying the Geodetic Reference Frame, David Doyle, NGS
3D Visualization in ArcGIS, ESRI
GIS for Civil Engineers and Land Development Professionals in the CAD Environment, Dana Probert, Environmental Efficiency

Post Conference Activity: Pirate GeoCaching at Blackbird Creek Reserve


Delaware GIS 2007: Serving Communities (Wednesday May 2)
Sheraton Conference Center, Dover, Delaware
Chair: Miriam Pomilio

Keynote Speaker: Don Cooke, Information Scientist, Tele Atlas
Capstone Speaker: Tom Muller, California University of Pennsylvania

Workshops Tuesday May 1:
Introducing ArcGIS Server for the GIS Professional, ESRI
Geospatial Tools to Get Ready for the 2010 Census, U.S. Census Bureau Staff
Enhancing Your Experience with ArcGIS Desktop 9.2, ESRI
GPS for the GIS User, Tripp Fischer, DNREC

Post Conference Activity: A Photographic and Geospatial Exploration of the First State Heritage Park at Dover


Delaware GIS 2006: Patterns of Change (Thursday June 1)
Clayton Hall Conference Center, Newark, Delaware
Chair: Andrew Homsey

Keynote Speaker: Allen Carroll, Chief Cartographer and Executive Vice President of National Geographic Maps
Capstone Speaker: Martin Brückner, Associate Professor of English, UD

Workshops Wednesday, May 31:
ArcGIS Tips and Tricks, ESRI
The Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Geospatial Data,
John Callahan, Information Technologies, UD
ArcPad, ESRI
DataMIL 101: How to Use the Delaware DataMIL, Miriam Pomilio, DGS/UD

Post Conference Activity: Back to the Future with GPS and GIS (Newark 1937)


Delaware GIS 2005: Creating Information Sharing Knowledge (Thursday April 21)
Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Chair: Mike Mahaffie

Keynote Address: Karen Siderelis, Associate Director for Geospatial Information at the U.S. Geological Survey

Workshops Wednesday, April 20:
ArcGIS Desktop Editing Tools and Toolbars, Aisha Jenkins, ESRI-Philadelphia
Cartography Tips in ArcGIS,
Nicole Minni, WRA/IPA/UD and Linda Parrish, Dept. of Geography at UD
ArcGIS Geodatabase Creation, Behavior and Sharing, Aisha Jenkins, ESRI-Philadelphia

Post Conference Activity: Caching in on Cape History


Delaware GIS 2004: Geospatial Barn Raising (Tuesday April 20)
Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center, Dover, Delaware
Chair: John Callahan

Keynote Address: Hank Garie, Executive Director of Geospatial One Stop
Luncheon Presentation: Bill Burgess, Washington Liaison for NSGIC
Closing Plenary Session: Governor’s Address, Governor Ruth Ann Minner

Workshops Monday April 19:
The Advantages of the Geodatabase, Katie Reynolds, ESRI-Philadelphia
A Ton of Tid-bits – Neat Things You Can Do to Brighten Up Your ArcMap Layout, Deborah Sullivan, DNREC
An Introduction to Web Map Services: What Are They and How Do I Use Them?
John Callahan, University of Delaware


Delaware GIS 2003: A Vision for Tomorrow (April 29)
Clayton Hall Conference Center, Newark, Delaware
Chair: John Callahan

Keynote Address: Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI
Lunch Speaker: Bryan Logan, Chairman and CEO of EarthData


Delaware GIS 2002: Connecting Communities (April 18)
Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Chair: Mike Mahaffie

Keynote Speaker: Governor Ruth Ann Minner
Luncheon Speaker: Barbara J. Ryan, Associate Director for Geography,
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA


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