Join us for our 3rd annual conference May 18 and May 19 2015!
EnerGIS 2015 is an energy-focused Geographic Information Systems conference that brings together GIS professionals and spatial data managers from diverse market verticals to discuss innovation and technological advancement.
EnerGIS operates under the auspices of the GITA Mid-Atlantic Chapter. GITA is the educational sponsor of all EnerGIS events and functions.
EnerGIS 2015 will be held at Range Resources regional headquarters located at 3000 Town Center Blvd in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Kristen Kurland is a Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture, President of CMU’s Andrew Carnegie Society, and serves on CMU’s Board of Trustees.
Professor Kurland’s research focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations in health, the built environment, and spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She works closely with CMU’s Heinz College, School of Architecture, and Civil and Environmental Engineering colleagues and students on health, urban design, economic development, sustainability, and IT issues. She actively collaborates with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, and many public health departments.
Professor Kurland’s teaching at Carnegie Mellon University includes building information modeling (BIM), computer aided design (CAD), 3D visualization, computer aided facility management (CAFM), and GIS. At the Heinz College, she also teaches infrastructure management to executive physicians in the Master of Medical Management (MMM) program and is a faculty advisor for Heinz College Health Care Management and Policy Systems Synthesis projects. She has a strong interest in distance education and has been teaching through this medium since 1999. Her distance courses are taught in the Heinz College MMM, Master Science of Information Technology (MSIT), and Adelaide Australia programs.
Maurie Kelly is the director of Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) and is a member of the research faculty at Penn State University’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment. She has been working with PASDA since 1997. She received her PhD from Penn State, her masters in information science from Clarion University, and her BA from Penn State.
Prior to coming to work at Penn State in 1997, she was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specialized in government information and served as co-chair of the American Library Association Committee on Access to Government Information.
Her publications include Internet map services and Web GIS: The new paradigm in spatial and temporal data integration over the Web in the Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications, the Evolution of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) geospatial data clearinghouses: Architecture and Services in the Encyclopaedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, and Ensuring the Future of the Oceans in the Companion Encyclopaedia of Geography, and she was author of a chapter on access to state and local government information in the book Finding Government Information on the Internet.