Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area


May 2010


The following opportunity is available. If you follow up on these please mention that you were directed here by the Pee Dee GIS users group website.

Looking for 2 ArcSDE DBAs who have experience in large Enterprise environments and also have Oracle DB skills and have used SQL applied to geodatabases. One of these DBA roles is a senior position and one is a lead position and the person there must have had lead experience.

Victoria J. Stead
Sr. IT Recruiter
North Carolina State Government Division

3737 Glenwood Ave Suite 100
Raleigh NC 27162
919-573-6125 (local)
888-210-1463 (toll free)
919-573-6126 (fax)

2 ArcGIS/ESRI Programmer Analysts

The following opportunity is available. If you follow up on these please mention that you were directed here by the Pee Dee GIS users group website.

Looking for 2 ArcGIS/ESRI Programmer Analysts with C# experience. I have one position asking for 2-3 years of experience and one of them with 5-7 years of experience.

Victoria J. Stead
Sr. IT Recruiter
North Carolina State Government Division

3737 Glenwood Ave Suite 100
Raleigh NC 27162
919-573-6125 (local)
888-210-1463 (toll free)
919-573-6126 (fax)

PD GIS User Group Mission and Objectives

PROPOSED!  Feedback needed please.

Pee Dee GIS User Group Mission Statement: To provide strong Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support, training and networking resource to the Pee Dee and surrounding area of South Carolina

Pee Dee GIS User Group Objectives:

  • Establishing a network of individuals that can support and assist other GIS professionals and ESRI users
  • Support and promote the development of GIS within the Pee Dee and surrounding areas of South Carolina
  • Provide opportunities to learn valuable GIS technical skills and uses of GIS software along with updates to the latest news on software updates and changes
  • Strengthen GIS relationships with governmental agencies at all levels through collaborate efforts between agencies
  • Hold four quarterly meetings annually with a focus on training and knowledge sharing

Member Spotlight – Tripp Corbin

Spotlight on one of our own…. Tripp Corbin, VP of GIS and IT Services at Keck & Wood, Inc. recently earned the CompTia Certified Technical Trainer or CTT+ certification.  CompTIA CTT+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that covers core instructor skills related to successfully teaching Adults. ESRI with ArcGIS 10 along with Adobe, Dell, Microsoft, Novell and Ricoh require their trainers be CompTIA CTT+ certified.

Marcus Rouhani, GIS Program Manager for the FAA, to be keynote speaker at URISA Leadership Academy

URISA is pleased to announce that Marcus Rouhani, Airport GIS Program Manager for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will provide the Keynote Address at this year’s URISA Leadership Academy (ULA). The ULA will be presented in Baltimore, Maryland, June 14-18, 2010
The success of any GIS program is largely tied to the capabilities of its leader.  Strong leadership is necessary to establish a solid GIS program, operate efficiently and effectively, coordinate participants, adapt to change, and move a program forward.  Leadership, however, is a skill that must be developed. The URISA Leadership Academy was established to meet this important need.  At the Academy, participants learn key GIS leadership and management factors and techniques, successful team development, organizational capacity building, program investment and justification, GIS politics, change management, situation assessment, and problem solving.  The environment further provides for productive collaboration and networking. 

ULA graduates have included GIS professionals from all levels of government, tribal nations, the private sector, consultants, academia… from around the world. Add your name to the list this year!

“I’ve been working in the GIS field for 15 years and this was, by far, the most valuable and comprehensive training I have received. No matter how much you think you know about GIS management, you will learn more than you ever thought possible.” – Scott A Weisman, GISP, GIS Technical Services Manager, Tallahassee Leon County GIS – ULA Graduate, December 2009 

The entire faculty of the ULA is comprised of Certified GIS Professionals (GISPs) with proven experience leading both public and private sector organizations of all types and sizes. Make plans to attend the ULA today. Participation is limited.
For details and registration information, visit – There are still spots available…don’t delay!

“The ULA provided a rare moment to bring some of the top leaders in the GIS field together to extend their experience with folks that truly believe in GIS and want to make a difference locally, regionally and maybe nationally in the future.  The broad knowledge base allowed the ULA to touch on every skill that is needed to make us leaders in our respective communities.”  – Chris Cantrell, GIS Coordinator, Midland County, Michigan – ULA Graduate, December 2009

URISA – The Association for GIS Professionals
701 Lee Street, Suite 680
Des Plaines, IL 60016

May 26, 2010 Agenda

Pee Dee GIS User Group Meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Florence County Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library

509 S. Dargan St • Florence, SC 29501



  • Welcome
  • Approval of February 2010 minutes
  • Financial report


  • Matt Sill, ESRI – Intermediate Geoprocessing


  • Lunch break


  • James McCall, Florence County GIS – Web update


  • Tripp Corbin, Keck & Wood, Inc. – Geodatabase Basics – Presentation


  • Door prizes, closing remarks and  adjournment

ArcGIS Server, flex apps (VIPER, etc.) and other widgets

Good Morning All

As more and more of us are starting to work with ArcGIS Server, flex apps (VIPER, etc.) and otherwidgets, we are finding that many of us are using the same tools. We are also finding that many of usare trying to discover data feeds, etc. that would be of benefit to us in SC. In order to minimizeduplication of effort in the searching and learning process, Gloria Forthun from EMD has set up a YahooGroup that anyone (state, local, or others with interest) can participate in. The purpose is to help shareideas, links/data pertinent GIS web apps, widgets we modify/develop, etc. We hope that this will cutdown on searching across the web and other forums. We believe this will help save time.

HOW – go to and click on Groups. If you are not already signed up for Yahoo, you will needto do this (quick/easy). Sign up for the GISandFlexApps group. You can even set it up so messages are sent to your normal email account. If you need help with any of this, please contact either Gloria or I and we will be glad to assist. I’ve already posted some content out there to get us started. Please help us all by getting involved. It won’t take much time, and it can save you and others ALOT of time.

Thank you,

Tim De Troye

Business Analyst


Be part of a team where you will collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver functional requirements, business requirements, use cases, screen and interface designs.


  • Proven business analyst experience in a medium to large software project environment with custom development.
  • Proved experience with full SDLC.
  • BA Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Visio, Excel, Word experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Examples of requirements documents will be requested.


  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions and workflow analysis.
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, compose high-level information into details and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Word independently with users to define concepts.
  • Collaborate with developers and sme’s to establish the technical vision.


Long-term project offering stability, challenge and a great team environment!
Employment with Systemtec means a competitive salary and paid OT, PTO, holidays, health, dental, disability, and life coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more!


Mary E. Ritter

803.806.8100 Ext. 126
888.900.1655 Ext. 126
803.806.8177 Fax

ESRI Administrator


Systemtec is actively seeking an experienced ESRI Administrator for a long-term contract opportunity in the Charlotte area.  You will be responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of ESRI SDE running on MS SQL Server 2008 databases.


  • Minimum three years experience working with ESRI SDE system as a technical expert.
  • Experience in administering SQL Server databases (2005 or 2008).
  • Experience in supporting complex reports from relational databases using MS Reporting Services.
  • Experience with transformation of raw data into finished business intelligence reports.
  • Expert knowledge in ESRI Spatial Database Engine 9.3 technical architecture and schema
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with business analysts and users
  • Skilled in writing technical specifications
  • Excellent analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Skilled in SQL and Python programming.
  • Knowledgeable in business intelligence tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge in .net (VB or C#) programming is desirable.
  • MCDBA and/or GISP certification; proficiency with MS SQL Server Integration Services; proficiency in one or more scripting languages such as Python or VB Script; experience with ESRI SDE Server version 9.3.


  • Specific responsibilities include maintenance of department specific SDE environment (including SQL Server Databases), custom application troubleshooting and program maintenance, and interface creation and maintenance.
  • Works with functional and technical teams as a technical expert in ESRI Spatial Database Engine, SQL Server and data schemas.
  • Provides expertise and programs utilizing tools and technologies such as SQL, MS SQL Server Integration Services, ESRI replication and synchronization, spatial database queries, and SQL Server scheduling features.
  • Performs the lead role in the day to day technical support and on-going maintenance of the Work and Asset Management system in areas such as the ESRI versioned edit environment, database and SDE patches and upgrades, and user requested functionality of the system.
  • Devises and modifies programs and procedures to solve complex problems as a key member of the Work and Asset Management team.
  • Works with Business Analysts to develop data source to target mappings and technical specifications.
  • Designs, develops and maintains structures in support of MS Reporting Services.
  • Applies expert troubleshooting skills to operational technical problems.
  • Uses job scheduling applications to manage and monitor operational processes.


This would be your initial assignment with SYSTEMTEC.  Employment with us means a competitive salary plus paid OT, PTO, holidays, health, dental, disability and life coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more!


Thank you so much for your assistance!

Best Regards

Mary E. Ritter

803.806.8100 Ext. 126
888.900.1655 Ext. 126
803.806.8177 Fax

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