South Dakota Statewide Geospatial Conference

July 24-25, 2019
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, South Dakota

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2019 Conference Committee

Tim Cowman (Co-chair)
SD Dept of Environment and Natural Resources

Mary O'Neill (Co-chair)
SD State University

Stefanie Kagone
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc.
(Contractor to U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center)

Chelsea Krause
City of Sioux Falls GIS Division

Roger Brees
SD Dept of Transportation

Julie Erickson
Technology and Innovation in Education

Bruce Millett
SDSU Geography Dept

Lauri Sohl
City of Sioux Falls GIS Division

Mark Freund
State GIS Coordinator / BIT


Key Topics

- Local, state, federal gov't apps
- LiDAR and terrain applications
- Emergency management
- GIS in education
- Natural resources management
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
- Public utilities
- Mobile applications
- Emerging technologies

Keynote Speakers

Joseph Kerski
(Esri Education Manager)
Terry Sohl
(EROS Landcover Program)
Mark Freund
(SD State GIS Coordinator)
Birgit Peterson


- ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
- Beginning ArcGIS Online
- Advanced ArcGIS Online
- Mobile GIS
- Survey 123
- Using LiDAR
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Participating Vendors

- Frontier Precision
- Merrick