Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area


June 2010

Coastal Updates


Habitat Priority Planner Web Demonstrations

The Habitat Priority Planner is a GIS-based decision support tool that helps to identify priority locations for conservation and restoration planning. Web demonstrations that highlight the tool’s functionality are offered on the last Monday of each month.  Upcoming dates are June 28, July 26. To sign up, send an e-mail to

For more information on the Habitat Priority Planner, please visit

CanVis Virtual Workshops

CanVis is a visual simulation tool that enables users to add objects to images in order to visualize impacts of future management decisions.

Virtual workshops will be offered June 23, and July 21.  The workshops provide an introduction to CanVis with hands-on activities.

Register by e-mailing For more information about CanVis, go to

Introduction to N-SPECT Training

Land use professionals use the Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (N-SPECT) to investigate potential water quality impacts from land use and land cover changes, including development, and from environmental disturbances such as storms and climate change. If you think you might be interested in this tool <>, then this July 22 training is for you.  The hands-on GIS-based workshop will cover how N-SPECT is commonly used, relay helpful tips, and give participants the opportunity to ask questions.  Advance registration is required as seating is limited. Visit the N-SPECT training page to learn more about our July 22 virtual training.

Road Map for Adapting to Coastal Risks Training

This three-hour training introduces the “Road Map” assessment methodology designed to help communities characterize their exposure to current and future hazard and climate threats and assess how existing planning and policy efforts may integrate this information to address community issues. To see other community risk and vulnerability assessment tools and methods, visit  To sign up for training on August 11, please visit this website

Keck & Wood announces our new Ongoing Education Support Program

Get more bang for your training dollars with Keck & Wood’s new Ongoing GIS Education Support Program.  Due to the current economic climate, training budgets are rapidly shrinking.  This means every training dollar needs to be stretched to provide the most value.  Keck & Wood faces these same challenges and understands the complex nature of the problem. 

To help our customers get the most of out of each training dollar, each student that takes an instructor led GIS class from Keck & Wood will get the 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

 It is Keck & Wood’s hope that these extra value training services will help our customers stretch each training dollar just a little further.  Please visit our website at for a list of upcoming GIS classes.

For more information about the program including terms and conditions go to:

GITA Carolina Chapter 2010 Spring Educational Event

GITA Carolina Chapter’s Water/Wastewater Event
co-sponsored by Carolina URISA
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Blue Planet Water Environmental Center

Charlotte, NC

The Carolina Chapter of GITA will be co-sponsoring a Water/Wastewater event with Carolina URISA, Wednesday, June 23rd at the Blue Planet Water Environmental Center in Charlotte NC. The one-day event will feature speakers specific to the water and wastewater utility industry on topics such as GIS and CMMS, mobile GIS, coordinates for modeling, spill response using ALOHA, and the creation of a FLEX site for flow monitoring.

There will also be time with Mike Sweeny of ESRI. Mike will be covering work order routing, templates for water/wastewater, what’s new in ArcGIS 10 for utilities, and much more. If you have suggestions for the open discussion with Mike, please email Connie Banegas at See complete agenda here.

Please click here to register. The cost is $25 for CGITA and CURISA members and $35 for non members. Lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is June 16, 2010.

For more information please contact Connie Banegas, GIS Manager Charleston Water System, at .

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