2013 Locating the Future Conference
November 3-6, 2013
St Louis, Missouri
URISA and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) are pleased to announce the newly re-engineered Locating the Future Conference (formerly known as the URISA/NENA Addressing Conference). The conference will take place at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri from November 3-6, 2013.
With the new theme, comes an invigorated slate of topics relating to location, addressing, public safety, emergency management and 911. The world is changing at a rapid pace and technologies related to location are more and more common. How do location and addressing adapt?
Call for Presentations
Consider participating as a speaker to showcase innovation, case studies, and best practices. There is a format to fit your speaking style, from a formal presentation and panel discussion to a complete interactive session or IGNITE talk.
Submit your presentation idea online by July 1, 2013.
Presentation Ideas to Consider
The Locating the Future Conference Committee welcomes all presentation ideas and has proposed the following list of suggested topics for your consideration. (Note that all abstracts received will be reviewed and considered for the conference program regardless of the list below...these are just suggestions.)
- Addresses in the Future
- Addressing concepts – How do people read their addresses?
- Generational expectations of map/address data. How do new generations deal with addresses or read maps? Digital maps…
- Web based addressing applications. How to get addresses out to the users in an enterprise via the web or new alternative services?
- Address Technology
- Baselines / Centerlines
- Database design? Tools to create address databases for everyone
- Site structure location (address point) & how to show it in a GIS
- Enterprise wide GIS and Addressing/ Enterprise wide address repositories
- How is the MSAG going to work in a point based system? What is it going to become?
- 911 mapping solutions – CAD/NG911 and mapping integrations. Look at CAD vendors
- Special Purpose Addressing
- Occupancy and alternative addressing
- Pseudo addresses – Mile posts (highways, parks, trails, beaches, campus situations)
- Addressing schemes – forensic addressing
- Military Bases
- The Business of Addresses
- The economics of Addressing – how to save or make money with good addresses?
- Broadband-how does it relate to mapping? Addresses to support broadband
- Broadening your services (GIS/Addressing as a service)
- Working with Address Standards
- URISA/FGDC Address Standard
- NENA Standards on GIS Data model and Site Structure models
- NENA Address Standard
- Pushing requirements from the local to the state level – data sharing in an enterprise environment.
- Changing paradigms in 911/GIS.
An abstract submission form and additional information is available on the
conference website: http://www.urisa.org/addressing/2013stlouis
Be sure to submit your presentation idea via the online form by July 1, 2013.
About NENA – The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is The Voice of 9-1-1 ™. NENA was established to promote implementation and awareness of 9-1-1 as North America’s universal emergency number. NENA has grown to become the leading professional non-profit organization dedicated solely to 9-1-1 emergency communications issues. For more information, visit www.nena.org
About URISA - Founded in 1963, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a nonprofit association for professionals involved in improving urban and regional environments through the use of information technology. For more information, visit www.urisa.org
The conference will take place at the St Louis Union Station Hotel. The conference has negotiated an extremely attractive room rate of $119 single/double.
Reservations must be made by October 2, 2013. Make your reservation now.