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CADGeoCon 2019: After the Storms, Preparing for What Is To Come

March 21-22, 2019

The Royal Room at Nestle Puerto Rico
San Juan Industrial Park
PR 1 Km. 25.30
Quebrada Arena Ward


In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the geospatial community responded to many unique challenges in the Caribbean area – challenges that came out of the specific environments in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and from the scope of the damage done by these major hurricanes.  FEMA is hosting CADGeoCon 2019, a two-day conference to promote better understanding of what those challenges were, how they have been responded to, and what best-practices have resulted now and will be results in the future.  This conference is a way to share the stories of our geospatial challenges and lessons among the geospatial practitioners in the US Caribbean area, with the goal of preparing our communities to respond to future disasters better and with more speed.




Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:30 AMRegistration 
9:15 AMWelcome

Julia O’Brien/Jimmy Rodriguez

Christopher Vaughan

Mike Byrne/Alejandro DeLaCampa

9:45 AM

An Island Gone Dark: A New Look at Puerto Rico Post Hurricane MariaMiguel O. Román
10:15 AMBreak 
10:30 AMNOAA’s Emergency Response ImageryMaryellen Sault
11:00 AMTowards a Standard Procedure for Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMARan Goldblatt
New Light Technologies
11:30 AMLunch 
12:30 PMFlooded with Data: An Overview of Post-Event Data Now and in the FutureCatherine Bohn
1:00 PMEmergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP): Challenges and OutcomesEdwin Almodóvar
USDA-NRCS Caribbean Area
1:30 PMInventario de Letreros TsunamiReady® Luego del Paso del Huracan Maria Ultilizando Collector for ArcGISRaquel Lugo Bendezú, Roy Ruiz Vélez, Dr. Victor Huérfano
Universidad de Puerto Rico
2:00 PMBreak 
2:15 PMBuilding Digital Infrastructure with Python for Sewer and Water ResiliencyRichie Kent
Jacobs (CH Caribe)
2:45 PMThe Role of the ArcGIS Platform in Supporting the Response Efforts on the Aftermath of Hurricane María

Glenda Román
Geographic Technologies Mapping Corp (GMT)

3:15 PMBreak 
3:30 PMCovering the basics: Street Addresses and Navigation in Puerto RicoJose Cuevas
4:00 PMAddress Project in USVIChristopher George
Lt. Governor’s Office, USVI
4:30 PMSPRIING ProjectDaniel Diaz Torres
PR Planning Board
5:00 PM  
6:00 PM - ?Casual Get-Together at El Mercado in Paseo Caribe for any attendees who are interested in networking and socializing after-hours. 


Friday, March 22, 2019

9:00 AMPuerto Rico Disaster Mitigation and Recovery StudioLaura Geronimo
Georgia Institute of Technology
9:30 AMHAZUS for Puerto Rico/USVIJesse Rozelle
10:00 AMRebuild Puerto Rico Digital Platform-Using GIS Capabilities for Community Planners and ResearchersJennifer Hinojosa
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College
10:30 AMBreak 
10:45 AMA new Rainfall-Induced Slope Failure Susceptibility Map for Puerto RicoK. Stephen Hughes and William Schulz
University of Puerto Rico
11:15 AMLunch 
12:30 PMHigh Water Mark and Other Observations Stemming from 2017 Storms in the Virgin IslandsGregory Guannel
University of the Virgin Islands
1:00 PMHurricane Maria: A Challenge for GIS and TransportationMiguel Martinez
Metric Engineering of Puerto Rico
1:30 PMPR Health Care Facility Status MapScott Kaiser
2:00 PMUSACE GIS Effort for Task Force PowerGregory Aponte
2:30 PMBreak 
2:45 PMNo Holds Barred GIS: Post-Maria Data Collection & Management for los Departamentos de Educación y Recreación y Deportes de Puerto Rico

John McEwen

3:15 PMCitizen-Driven Recovery Documentation Post-Disaster: The REACHE Application in Puerto RicoEric Rasmussen
Infinitum Humanitarian Systems
3:45 PMTracking the Puerto Rican Diaspora - Hurricane MariaPhillip Ulbrich
4:00 PM  


Last Updated: 
02/27/2019 - 13:43