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Invited Speakers for 2010 26th Annual New York State GIS Conference

kass greenKass Green will deliver the keynote address on Monday, October 25 at 9:00 am

Presentation Title: “ The Geospatial Revolution.  What, next, now?”   

Whether you are a  member or just an observer of the geospatial community, you know something has changed.  Innovations over the last 5 years have finally brought geospatial technologies and solutions to the consumer – the legendary “end user”.  The keynote presentation will explore why we are in a geospatial revolution now, what changes are likely to occur in the near future, and how you can make a difference – in your profession, and in the world.

About Kass Green

Green is president of Kass Green & Associates and consults on geospatial strategy, technology, and policy issues to private, educational, and public organizations.  An author of numerous book chapters and articles, Green’s 20 years of research and application development focuses on the integration of GIS and remote sensing for environmental and policy analysis.

If anyone can provide a perspective on the "consumerization" of satellite imaging and its impact on the profession of remote sensing science it's Kass Green. Editor in Chief Joe Francica recently sat down with this true remote sensing rock star in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss the impact of Google Earth on the remote sensing, privacy issues, and how change detection applications of remotely sensed data might well become just another feature provided by Google. *Reprinted with Permission, Copyright 2010, Directions Magazine.

Directions Magazine

  • Video Link of interest: The Geospatial Revolution Project 

  • Carl Heilman IIMonday Evening Banquet Speaker: Jack Knowlton, Owner of Funny Cide race horse

    Sackatoga Stable LLC was founded by Jack Knowlton and Ed Mitzen in July 2006. Jack has had an integral role, serving as a Managing Partner since 1995 and as the racing manager for 15 racehorses, including 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide.

    funny cideFunny Cide - Click to watch Funny Cide WIN!

  • Color: Chestnut
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Birthdate: April 20, 2000
  • Top Funny Cide Question - this horse has his own website

    Question: How did Funny Cide get his name?
    Funny Cide's name was derived from the names of his sire (father) and dam (mother) who were Distorted Humor and Belle's Good Cide.


  • Lifetime Record: 12 Starts; 6 Wins; 2 Seconds; and 2 Thirds.
  • Lifetime earnings: $3,204,485
  • Highest earnings of any New York Bred in history.

Bill Johnson

Monday's State of the State Address by Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson is Assistant Deputy Director for the New York State Office of Cyber Security, where he functions as Operations Manager and oversees the GIS program. He also Chairs the 19-member NYS GIS Coordinating Body which provides stakeholder steering to the Statewide GIS Coordination Program. Previously, Bill was Manager of Geographic Information at the agency.