Keynote Speakers

GIS in the Rockies is pleased to annouce keynote speakers for the 2017 conference: Peter Batty and  Dr. Aileen Buckley!

Both Keynote presentations will be streamed Live!  Click below to view the Live Streaming.

PETER BATTY – Wednesday, September 20   8:30 AM- 10:00 AM

DR. AILEEN BUCKLEY – Thursday, September 21 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Peter Batty


Peter Batty is a co-founder and CTO of the geospatial division at Ubisense. He has worked in the geospatial industry for 30 years and played a leading role in creating multiple industry changing products.  Peter has served as CTO for Intergraph and Smallworld. He served on the board of OSGeo from 2011 to 2013 and chaired the FOSS4G 2011 conference in Denver.



Dr. Aileen Buckley

Dr. Aileen Buckley has been making maps for over 25 years. She has a Ph.D. in geography from Oregon State University, a Masters in Geography from Indiana University, and a Bachelors in Geography and Spanish from Valparaiso University. Since 2013, she has been a research cartographer at Esri where she focuses on the development of best practices for mapping. While she publishes and presents world-wide on many aspects of mapping and GIS, much of her research relates to space-time mapping, terrain representation, map use, and historical maps. She is a co-author of Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation and of the Atlas of Oregon. Aileen is a former president of CaGIS (the U.S. cartographic association) and is active in the International Cartographic Association.