Georgia URISA Luncheon – February 2016

Feb 5, 2016 | Atlanta, GA URISA, Georgia

Date: Tuesday February 9th 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Technical Campus
1255 South Loop Road
College Park, GA 30337

“Geospatial Services At The World’s Busiest Airport”

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest passenger airport, serving an average of 270,000 travelers every day. To help ensure the safety and efficiency of airport operations H-JAIA makes extensive use of geospatial services provided by the H-JAIA GIS Group. Part of the airport’s Planning & Development division, the GIS Group is responsible for mapping all airport property, infrastructure and utilities, developing and maintaining the airport’s GIS data in compliance with FAA regulations, supporting the airport’s planning and design activities, and providing unique solutions to problems or issues best addressed using geospatial analysis. The GIS Group was an early adopter of web-based GIS tools and has moved aggressively into implement the concept of ‘any map, on any device, at any time, at any location’. In 2016 the GIS Group will begin moving into the realm of 3D analysis utilizing BIM and photogrammetrically developed 3D models – bringing true 3D geospatial analysis to our airport workforce. Our presentation will provide an overview of the unique geospatial challenges faced while serving the broad spectrum of customers here at the airport and will include discussions about our efforts to move into the realm of 3D spatial analysis.

Presenter: David Wright & Brian Haren

David Wright has 20 years GIS experience with local, regional, and state governmental agencies developing geospatial information, integrating business data into GIS, and managing technical implementations of web-based GIS solutions. Graduating with a BS in Management Information Systems – Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1999, he began his geospatial career as a GIS Technician at the Clark County GIS Management Office responsible for development and maintenance of the County’s Street Center Line GIS dataset. From there his career progressed to the County’s Regional Flood Control District as a GIS Analyst managing flood zone data and developing GIS mapping applications. Then, on to the Georgia Department of Transportation as a GIS Systems Administrator leading GIS web-based application development and integrating the Department’s transportation data into user systems. Spending a short time with the Atlanta Regional Commission as a Principal Information Technology Analyst managing web-based financial information systems, David landed at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2007 where he serves as the GIS Program Manager, propelling the Atlanta Airport GIS team as recognized world leaders in Aviation GIS, earning the ESRI Special Achievement in GIS award in 2007 and becoming Plenary presenters at the ESRI 2015 International User Conference.

Brian Haren currently serves as the Senior GIS Program Coordinator for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Brian has over 30 years in the geospatial field, starting in 1982 as a topographic engineer and survey program manager with the Army Corps of Engineers. Brian has worked on geospatially focused projects around the world and across the United States, including geospatial-based environmental analysis in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq, Panama Canal Treaty property remediation and deforestation impact analysis, minefield clearance mapping in Bosnia-Herzegovina, base camp master planning in Afghanistan and Iraq and endangered species mapping at military installations in North Carolina, Washington State and Texas. At H-JAIA Brian is responsible for managing the utilities mapping, survey services and aerial imagery programs, and is the point person for web-based geospatial services delivery. Brian holds a BA in Geology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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