Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area


August 2010

SCARC – Call for Papers

ArcGIS Desktop & Server Classes

Keck & Wood’s GIS Instructors will be teaching several upcoming classes on ArcGIS Desktop and Server. These classes will be held in Georgia at our new Training Center and in Florida as part of the Seven Hills Regional Users Group GIS Workshop. Below is a the schedule of upcoming classes listed by location. Please visit our website at for more information and to register.

Georgia – Keck & Wood Training Center & Corporate Office, Duluth, GA

  • ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting to Know GIS –  Oct 11-12
  • ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools & Functionality – Oct 13-15
  • ArcGIS Desktop III: Analysis & Workflows – Nov 2-3

Florida – Tallahassee FL – SHRUG GIS Workshop Classes

  • ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting to Know GIS – Nov 15 thru 16
  • ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools & Functionality – Nov 15 thru 16 & Nov 19
  • ArcGIS Server Basics: Installation, Services & Tweaks – Nov 15 thru 16
  • Using AutoCAD Data in ArcGIS – Nov 15 thru 16

The classes will be based on ArcGIS 9.3.1 platform. If you are interested in the newly released ArcGIS 10 platform please let us know. If there seems to be more interest in ArcGIS 10 we will either change the class or schedule additional ArcGIS 10 classes to meet the need.

ESRI ArcGIS 10 Seminar – Sept 22, 2010

Register to Attend Increase Productivity with ArcGIS 10
in Columbia, SC on September 22, 2010.

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Join Us at No Cost
Spend a day learning how to be more productive in your job using ArcGIS 10. From tools and demos that focus on workflows relevant to you to helpful presentations and discussions about improved analysis, access to imagery, mobility, and ways to use the Web, you’ll come away equipped to leverage ArcGIS 10 in a desktop, mobile, server, or cloud environment.

Seven Hills Regional Users Group – 8th Annual GIS Workshop – November 17-18 – Tallahassee FL

Seven Hills Regional User Group for GIS (SHRUG)
Eighth GIS Workshop
“Getting the Most Out of GIS”
Florida State Turnbull Convention Center
Tallahassee, FL * November 17th-18th, 2010

Only 4 weeks left for Early Registration!

Early Registration for Workshop Attendance is available for $75.00 until August 31st.  The Standard Rate of $100.00 begins on September 1st, and the Late Rate of $125.00 will start on October 16th.  We will also be offering the $50.00 Student Rate again this year (Limited to first 25 students, must have a valid student ID at the time of check in and be enrolled for at least nine semester hours).   Payment forms include: Checks, Money Orders, Purchase Orders, and Credit Cards (VISA, MC, and AE).  

Keynote – James Fee, GISP

James Fee, GISP will be the Keynote Speaker at the Eighth SHRUG GIS Workshop in November!  James Fee is widely regarded as a leader in the field of geospatial and web-based mapping technologies.  He has developed an online GIS community, Planet Geospatial, is a regular columnist for GeoInformatics magazine, and blogs about GIS at

Call for Presentations and Posters!

HAVE YOU SUBMITTED YOUR PRESENTATION and/or POSTER ABSTRACT YET?  Presentations slots range from short individual sessions up to full panel discussion blocks, and cover beginner to expert topics, from government to private agencies.  This is a great way to share GIS insights and applications in a relaxed, informal setting.  So go ahead and submit your abstract or poster today!

Pre-Workshop Training Sessions – November 15-16th, and 19th   

Are you looking for great training opportunities?  Well look no further, we are pleased to offer the following training sessions this year:

  • Building Web Maps Using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript  (2 days)
  • ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS for ArcGIS 9.3  (2 days)
  • ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools & Functionality for ArcGIS 9.3 (3 days)
  • ArcGIS Server Basics: Installation, Services, & Tweaks  (2 days)
  • Using AutoCAD Data in ArcGIS  (2 days)
  • Demographic Analysis Using Census Data and Using Census Data in GIS Mapping  (2 days)

All courses are limited in size (typically accommodate 12-14 students) and subject to cancellation without minimum enrollment. So Register Early!

Call for Workshop Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our Sponsors and Exhibitors help make the SHRUG Workshop possible every year!  And if you have never been a sponsor before, this year is the year to start. We have a lot of exciting changes for you starting with reduced sponsorship rates: Platinum ($1500), Gold ($1000), Silver ($550), and Bronze ($250).   So, if your company would like to participate by having a booth at this years’ workshop, please see the link above.

Thanks to our Current Sponsors!

Platinum: ESRI, Keck & Wood 

Silver: GIS Services Inc, Jones Edmonds, Spatial Engineering, Navigation Electronics Inc, Kucera International Inc.

 Apply your SHRUG Workshop attendance toward GISP Certification!

By participating in the SHRUG Workshop you can gain valuable points towards your GIS Professional (GISP) certification or re-certification. More details are available at:

Please visit our SHRUG Workshop Website for the latest information regarding SHRUG activities and other details about this year’s event.

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