Event Details

On December 6, 2016, the British Columbia Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA BC) hosted a one day seminar entitled:

mAppification: The Rise of Single-Purpose Geo-Apps.

Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

*** Note our new Downtown Vancouver location ***

Over the last decade, we have seen a shift in geospatial application development from a "one size fits all" approach to a single-function theme. Advancements in GIS technology have enabled the ability to focus applications on a specific function or process, allowing organizations and the public to gain access to precise information they are looking for in a much more efficient manner. Join us as we investigate the latest trends in geospatial applications and answer the question: “Does this mean the demise of the do-it-all single GIS web mapping application containing all organizational data sets?”


  • Single vs. Multi-Purpose Apps: Where, When, and Why?
    Presented by Brian Pont, Safe Software Inc.
  • Custom Web Map Applications – A New Approach for Coquitlam
    Presented by Mike Esovoloff, City of Coquitlam
  • Driving Change: Mobile Implementation and the rise of Geo-apps
    Presented by Kristy Brown, City of Prince George and Karen Stewart, ESRI Canada
  • PlanIt: City of Vancouver’s Street Use and Construction Coordination Toolset
    Presented by Lindsay Kelly and John Galambos, City of Vancouver
  • Why your map sucks and you don’t even know it
    Presented by Will Cadell, Sparkgeo
  • CrowTrax – A Crow Attack Mapper
    Presented by Jim O’Leary, Langara College
  • BikeMaps.org: Volunteered geographic information for cycling safety
    Presented by Colin Ferster, University of Victoria
  • The next 10 years of Civic Tech
    Presented by Luke Closs, ReCollect

Speaker Biographies, Abstracts, and Presentations

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Event Sponsors

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Cancellation Policy

URISA BC recognizes that on occasion plans change and individuals registered for our events may not be able to attend. However because URISA BC must make financial commitments prior to the event for meals and space, we have a cancellation policy. All registrants for an event who do not cancel at least one week prior to the event will be expected to pay their registration fee in full whether they attend the event or not. This policy applies regardless of when the registration on our site takes place. To cancel your registration, you must send an email to registration@urisabc.org. We will respond to your email indicating whether your cancellation has occurred by the cancellation deadline and whether fees are still payable. URISA BC appreciates your understanding.