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June 2010

GIS Project Mng & Database Admin

GIS Project Manager & Database Admin:

Job Snapshot Location: Columbia, SC?
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Computer Hardware / Computer Software
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Information Technology
Experience: Not Specified
Relocation Covered: No
Post Date: 6/27/2010
Contact Information Ref ID: ts2722268

Description GIS Project Mngr & Database Admin FT Provides on-site mgmt to develop, install, integrate, & maintain agency-wide standard GIS platform. Implements & maintains Land Mgmt Enterprise Software involving ArcGIS license administration, ArcSDE & SQL server admin, & GIS software upgrades & patching etc. Upgrades file based GIS to centralized enterprise GIS architecture. Collects & analyzes parcel, address, & economic/demographic data related to Town planning. Master’s in GIS, Geography, IT or closely related field preferred, minimum 10 yrs. exp. in GIS ops. or apps. Salary commensurate with skills & qualifications.

Visit http://www.townof bluffton.sc.gov for application information. EOE

Read more: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=jbstrm&lr=CBCB_TS&siteid=CB_TS_jbstrm&Job_DID=J3H02F69XF1FRQPKX18&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=2adc4ec80e3445868bf6cc73ba8067dc-331049018-RF-4#ixzz0sAkwR8kB

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ArcGIS 10 License provisioning for multiple single-use licenses

Looks like ESRI is starting to let folks download the final release of ArcGIS 10. I was able to download ours yesterday. For those of you that opted for the download option, if you have not received you email with instructions yet, I am sure you will be soon.

One of the many things that have changed with the release of 10 is how you get your license files. ESRI has a new customer portal that allows you to allocate all your various licenses and generate provisioning files. A provisioning file is a text file that can be used to pre-populate user information and authorization numbers in the Software Authorization Wizard instead of manually entering the information. For the ArcGIS License Manager, the provisioning file is in the format *.prvs. For ArcGIS Desktop, Engine, Server, the provisioning file is in the format *.prvc.  For those that run concurrent licenses, this is very similar to the license files we always received. It will work a little differently for single use licenses especially if you have multiple licenses.

If you have multiple single use licenses, when you go to generate provisioning files for those licenses, you will have to allocate and generate a file for each individual computer you plan to assign a license. For example we have 5 single use ArcView licenses. I cannot generate one provisioning file allocating all 5 of my licenses and use it to install on 5 different computers. Instead I must generate five different provisioning files.  

For additional information go to:  https://customers.esri.com/index.cfm?event=general.dspHelp&topic=authorizations

 You may need to login to your ESRI global account to access the link. Hopefully this will help as you start to migrate to ArcGIS 10.

Summer GIS Camp Needs Help

Voorhees College in Denmark SC is going to put on a summer camp program for high school students (9-12 grade) and it will be three weeks in duration. They do not have any ESRI licenses at this time but I have contacted ESRI to see if anything can be done. I also don’t know if ArcGIS Explorer would be able to do what they need, in which case it may be significantly easier to get them up and running for the three week camp.

If you can think of anyone who is available and might be interested in doing the work for them, can you please let Barbara know?

I am the project director of an Environmental Science, Math, and Related Technology (eSMART) Day Camp program. It will consist of high school students during research in the environmental science areas. The program will run from July 1 and July 6-23, 2010. I would like to offer a class on GIS to support their research projects. The class would be held from 8am-12noon, M-F, except for the days they will travel to learn more about environmental issues. The pay is $1,500 per week for 3 weeks totalling $4,500. The faculty and college interns are requested to attend an orientation on June 30 and a closing evaluation on July 24. If you have someone that can instruct our students in research using GIS, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this request.

Barbara Nimmons
bnimmons@voorhees.edu
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Voorhees College
P.O. Box 678
Denmark, SC 29003
(803) 780-1166
(803) 780-1024 (Pricillia Brantley, Administrative Assistant)

ArcGIS Desktop I and II classes end of June

Hello Fellow PeeDee GIS Users Group Members,

I will be teaching ArcGIS Desktop I and II class the last week of this month. The ArcGIS Desktop I class is almost full with only 3 seats remaining. The ArcGIS Desktop II class has a few more open. Here are the particulars for anyone interested. Please feel free to pass this along to others.

ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting to Know GIS
June 28 thru 29
Keck & Wood Corporate Office, Duluth Georgia – Confirmed Only 3 seats remain.
$850.00

ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools & Functionality
June 30 thru July 2
Keck & Wood Corporate Office, Duluth Georgia
$1,325.00

All students that sign up will be enrolled in our Ongoing GIS Education Support Program. This new program entitles you to following extra value services:

  • 90 days of free phone, email, & web GIS support
  • 15% discount off future Keck & Wood Instructor Led GIS classes
  • 5% discount off DVD Self Paced Classes
  • 5% discount off Instructor Guided Internet Based Classes
  • Able audit future sessions of the same class as a refresher at no charge

Hopefully this new program will help stretch those already tight training dollars a bit further. Contact me for more information about these class or visit our website at www.keckwood.com.

Florence GIS in the news

On Tuesday Florence County conducted a mock exercise along with other SC counties. Our own GIS department was recognized in the local paper after the event.

Installing ArcGIS Server .Net on Windows 7

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 which I have to say was about the easiest OS install I have experienced. However when I went to install ArcGIS Server .NET 9.3.1, I ran into some issues with Microsoft Internet Information Server. Windows 7 uses IIS 7 which is the same as Windows Server 2008. So unlike past versions of IIS which only required you to add it as a Windows componet, this new version has some setting you need to make sure to check as you install it on your computer. I thought I would share these with you so you don’t run into the same issues I did.

When you install IIS on your Windows 7 or Server 2008 you need to make sure to include the following components:

Web Server (IIS) 7

Common HTTP Features

  • Static Content
  • Application Development
  • ASP.NET
  • .NET Extensibility
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters

Security

  • Basic Authentication
  • Windows Authentication
  • Request Filtering

Management Tools

  • IIS Management Console
  • IIS Management Scripts and Tools

Management Service

  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

Hopefully this will be helpful. More information can be found in ESRI’s online help at http://resources.esri.com/help/9.3/arcgisserver/install_gds/dotnet/ArcGIS_Server.htm

Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISP
Vice President, GIS/IT
Keck & Wood, Inc.

Minutes of May 26, 2010 Mtg

Pee Dee GIS User Group Meeting

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Florence County Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library

509 S. Dargan St

Florence, SC 29501

10:00        Welcome

Approval of February 2010 minutes – A correction was made to the minutes stating that the website domain fee is annual not monthly. Lorelei Kelly-Guiles made a motion to approve and Becky Berry seconded.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

Financial report – Crystine Rathburn gave a report of the financial status. Since the 2/24/10 meeting there has been $300 deposited and a debit of $250.12 for this meetings lunch from Stephanos. The balance is $744.40.

10:05         Matt Still, ESRI – Intermediate Geoprocessing

11:35         Lunch break

12:00        James McCall, Florence County GIS – Web update

12:10        Tripp Corbin, Keck & Wood, Inc. – Geodatabase Basics

12:50        Door prizes, closing remarks and adjournment

Note:  31 members were present
5 guests – Ja Pa Peay (JOC Army National Guard)
Guy Alexander (JOC Army National Guard)
James Armstrong (Carolina URISA)
Nathan Powell (University of SC Student)
Matt Still (Presenter)

URISA to Present Third GIS in Public Health Conference in Atlanta

URISA – The Association for GIS Professionals – is pleased to announce the Third URISA GIS in Public Health Conference, taking place June 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference program is developed through a Call for Presentations which will be issued shortly.

 URISA is pleased to present this specialty conference, to explore the many uses of GIS for public health access, processes, and decision-making. A dedicated committee of well-known and respected professionals in the field has spearheaded this effort to create a specialty conference to promote sharing of information and networking within the discipline.

 Previous Conferences:

  • URISA 2009 GIS in Public Health Conference – June 5-8, 2009 – Providence, Rhode Island
  • URISA’s Inaugural GIS in Public Health Conference – May 20-23, 2007 – New Orleans, Louisiana

 For more information, visit www.urisa.org or contact Wendy Nelson at URISA, wnelson@urisa.org

Job Opportunity

Organization: Trow Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Tallahassee, FL USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2010-05-26

Position Description:

Trow Engineering Consultants, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida has an immediate need for a GIS Technician. This is a great opportunity to work with a group of experienced employees on an exciting pipeline project that to date is the largest in North America.

Responsibilities include:
•Help create and maintain a GIS mapping system in support of the Keystone pipeline project as well as other pipeline projects;
•Apply GIS software knowledge and analytical skills to engineering projects and assignments;
•Develop spatial data, tools, informational resources, analyses and map products in support of various project initiatives;
•Create, compile, manipulate, maintain, analyze and visualize data;
•Maintain accurate documentation;
•Provide technical assistance;
•Conduct quality review of maps and data products;
•Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
•Must have ESRI ArcGIS software experience (ArcMap, ArcToolbox, ArcCatalog)
•Must be able to work in the office located in Tallahassee, FL
•Ability to work occasional weekends and overtime as needed
•Will consider part-time hours or flex hours for qualified candidate
•Presently this position is a temporary assignment (3-6 months) but may lead to full-time
•Will consider partial relocation or temporary living expenses for exceptional candidate

To Apply:
•NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXING.
•Please submit to yvonne.moore@trow.com:
(1) resume
(2) proposed work schedule

Trow Engineering Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

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