Gordon L. Wells, PhD., will address imaging, mapping and geospatial information professionals as the keynote speaker for the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in San Antonio.

Wells is the program manager for the Mid-American Geospatial Information Center at the University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research.

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Gordon L. Wells, PhD., will be the keynote speaker for the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference. (Photo courtesy of ASPRS)

Wells also serves as a member of the Governor’s Emergency Management Council, where his team supports the state’s preparedness and response programs for homeland security and natural disasters. His hurricane landfall modeling and simulation results for storm surge and wind impacts are used by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for public meetings, planning and training, and during activations of the State Operations Center for decision support during and after landfall. Wells will speak about the conference theme, Imaging and Mapping for Disaster Management: From the Individual to the Global Community.

Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri, Corporate Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will present “Towards a Geospatial Knowledge Discovery Framework for Disaster Management” as the conference morning plenary session speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The concluding conference plenary session welcomes Joshua S. Campbell, geographer and GIS architect for the U.S. Department of State, who will discuss “Leveraging the Geographic Dimension for Analyzing Humanitarian Emergencies: Open Source, Imagery, Crowdsourcing, Mobile and Semantic Web” on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio.

View the digital final program.