shrug-l: January 2008 Georgia URISA Luncheon

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Fri Jan 4 09:18:51 EST 2008


 RSVP 1.04.08: January 2008 Georgia URISA Luncheon


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The GISCI's GISP certification: What is it? And How do I fill out the


SPEAKERS:          Tripp Corbin, GISP,  Derrick Smith, GISP, Clare
Brown, GISP, Jimmy McGavick, GISP

DATE/TIME:          January 8, 2008 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

LOCATION:           Jordan, Jones & Goulding

6801 Governors Lake Parkway

Bldg 200
Norcross, Georgia 30071







Are you interested in becoming a GIS Certified Professional? Do you know
what a GISP is? Or are you currently working on your application and are
feeling overwhelmed? This luncheon will help to answer all those
questions.  We will be having a panel discussion that will explain the
GISP certification including why you should become certified, some of
the advantages of certification and what does it take to earn your GISP.

Members of our panel will offer some tips and hints for properly filling
out your application.  This will include common mistakes, what
documentation do you really need, and how many points do you need to
document in each area. If time permits we will then give those currently
working on their GISP application a chance to go over their application
with a member of the panel.



Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISP 

Vice President, GIS Keck & Wood, Inc. & Vice President, GA URISA


Tripp is Vice President of GIS Services for Keck & Wood, Inc. and Vice
President of GA URISA for 2008. He has over 16 years of GIS, Mapping and
Surveying related experience.  Tripp has been a GIS certified
professional since 2005. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager and
an ESRI Authorized Instructor. 


Tripp is a member of the GISP application review committee.  As a member
of this committee he is responsible for review the work experience
claims indicated by applicants.  Tripp reviews the descriptions of each
applicant and compares them to the points claimed in the application and
whether they are in the correct tier.  If needed, he recommends
adjustments to the GISCI. 


Clare Brown, GISP 

GIS Manager, City of Atlanta Depart. of Watershed Management & President


Clare has over 25 years of professional experience in the application of
GIS and mapping for a wide range of disciples. Fifteen years have been
in some form of project management.  She is responsible for developing a
new comprehensive GIS department for the City of Atlanta's Department of
Watershed Management to encompass sewer, water, and stormwater


Clare has been a GIS professional since 2004.  She is very active in the
Georgia GIS community. Clare has served on the GA URISA board in several
positions including GIS Conference Chair, Vice President and as
President for 2008. She has been a GISCorps volunteer. 


Kevin Leung, GISP 

GIS Manager, KHAFRA Engineering

Kevin is the GIS Manager for KHAFRA Engineering. He has 9 years of
experience in GIS, Mapping and Surveying related experience. Kevin has
an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Georgia Tech and
received his GISP in 2005.  Kevin is also a member of the GISCI (GIS
Certification Institute) Outreach Subcommittee and participates in how
GISCI intends to enlighten those who are unfamiliar with the program and
strengthen the appearance of the program and its professionals to those
who are.


Jimmy McGavick GISP

GIS Specialist II, City of Marietta


Jimmy is a GIS Specialist for the City of Marietta. Jimmy has an
undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis, a Masters
Degree, and is currently working on his MBA at Georgia State University.
He has 10 years of GIS experience working in various GIS sectors such as
utilities, emergency response, economic development, and information


Jimmy has been on the URISA workshop review committee and since 2004 has
served on the GA URISA board in various positions including Membership
Chair, Secretary and Treasurer for 2008. He has been a GISP since 2005.


Derrick Smith

GIS Manager, City of Woodstock


Derrick has over 14 years of mapping and GIS related experience with
projects spanning the Globe from Africa, Bolivia, and of course the
United States.  Much of his work in the Untied States has been focused
in the Southeast. Mr. Smith has completed GIS related projects in
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.  These
projects included assisting in developing a GIS for Collier County
Florida Property Appraiser, digitized hardcopy record maps for Colonial
Pipeline, and developing GIS for the City of Roswell, GA. Derrick is
currently the GIS Manager for the City of Woodstock.



$12.00 for Georgia URISA members (2008 renewal forms @

$15.00 for non-members

PAYPAL accepted: paypal at

(note: advanced payments are not refunded for no-shows)



Please RSVP to Jason Kandrick by 01.04.08 in order to prepare nametags
and have an accurate headcount for food (
<mailto:jkandrick at>
jkandrick at If you have not RSVP'd by the deadline and do
attend the meeting, please display professional courtesy in allowing
those who RSVP'd to prepare their food first. Thank you.



Please contact the Georgia URISA Vice President:

Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISP

Vice President, GIS/IT

Keck & Wood, Inc.

2425 Commerce Ave.

Building 2100 Suite 300

Duluth, GA  30096

 <mailto:tcorbin at> tcorbin at

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