I’m going to be a MOGISCON17 Presenter

Good news!  I am a featured presenter at next month at MOGISCON17 (2017 Missouri GIS Conference).  The event is being held at Tan-Tar-A Resort – Lake of the Ozarks – February 20 – 22, 2017.   I’m making two presentations.

Presentation 1:  Geospatial Law (4 hours)

By Christopher W. Dunn, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Description: The law surrounding geospatial issues is complex and always evolving. This fast-paced 4-hour blitz through the current state of geospatial law is presented by a lawyer who actually uses ArcGIS 10.x in his business and law practice. With a focus on those issues of interest public sector members, the course will cover these topics, and more:
1.  State open records acts & geospatial data acts
2.  Your liability & sovereign immunity
3.  Government-held geospatial data & copyrights
4.  Crafting an ‘artful’ geospatial data use license
5.  Calculating ‘defensible’ charges for your geospatial records

Course objectives are to help…
1.  educate public sector geospatial techs on the law;
2.  geospatial techs become familiar with applicable legal principles;
3.  GIS departments avoid future expensive legal problems; and
4.  you better serve your citizens.

This workshop is offered on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Presentation 2: Why RSMo § 67.1850 is bad law. (30min)

This presentation will focus on how the Missouri law addressing GIS data sales by local governments is a clumsy law and ultimately and economic development killer.  I’ll post the date and time as soon as I know.

For more information on MOGISCON17  see http://www.mogiscon2017.com/

I hope to see you there.