Speaker Series: GIS Disaster Response at January Toronto Social
It’s a brand new year of GoGeomatics socials across Canada, and we’ve got a great speaker lined up for Toronto this month. The Toronto GoGeomatics January Social is taking place January 30, 7:00PM, at the Fox & Fiddle Pub.
At the social, Richard Quodomine will discuss the GIS demands during emergency response, and the mental makeup of a good “2nd responder.” From prioritizing goals to overcoming challenges, everything is put under pressure when your time is limited. As Richard will explain, during an emergency situation, the geomatics expert and his or her decision-making skills can make or break a proper rescue.
Richard is currently Esri Canada’s Senior Business Analyst for Transportation. In this role, his job is to listen to clients and colleagues, ascertain what is possible in GIS for a transportation solution, and help deliver that solution effectively. Prior to this, Rich was an analyst with the New York State Department of Transportation. With a focus on public transport, land use, and disaster response, he was regularly deployed to the GIS team for coordinated response. He has also done field work during response events, like Hurricane Irene, and Superstorm Sandy.
A member of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Rich possesses Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography from SUNY Buffalo, with a research focus on Canada-US Trade and Transportation. In 2013, he was inducted into the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He and his family live in Cobourg, Ontario.
GoGeomatics socials are always free, and always fun. It’s a casual way to meet new people in the geospatial industry, learn about new trends and technologies, and get together with old friends. Join our Meetup Group to stay up-to-date with our monthly social events!
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