Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area


July 2011

CURISA Census Workshop

CURISA – Working With CENSUS 2010 Data Workshop in Florence, SC!



Carolina URISA (CURISA) announces a new Working With CENSUS 2010 Data WorkshopAre you interested in learning how to use the new American FactFinder?  This is the main census data portal to access and download data from the 2010 Census. Many data users are having some difficulty with the new version of the Census system.

CURISA is happy to offer a comprehensive overview of the system and an online demonstration showing step-by-step how to access CENSUS data. We are privileged to have two very experienced Census professionals who will be teaching this workshop.

The following will be covered:

– Finding data on the new American FactFinder site
– Downloading data in GIS format
– Recognizing various data levels (blocks, tracts, etc)
– Understanding which fields mean what
– Applying the data to real world scenarios

This workshop is important for any GIS professional working with the vast amount of Census data.

Student questions will be welcomed and other related topics can be explored as time permits.

The workshop will run from 8:30 to 4:30 (with breaks).  Lunch will be provided.

Please use the link below to register for the workshop:

September 7th —

Cost for the workshop is $95 for CURISA members and $145 for non-members (includes lunch with vegetarian option available), registration is limited to 30 individuals.



GPS Webinar on LightSquared proposal – July 26

The Coalition to Save Our GPS will host a Webinar next Tuesday, July 26 at 11AM eastern to update members and potential members on the latest activities and developments related to the LightSquared proposal before the FCC. We hope you will join us and encourage your members, employees and other concerned GPS users to participate. Details below:

 Join Us for a Webinar Update on LightSquared Interference with GPS

Tuesday, July 26 at 11 AM eastern


Jim Kirkland, VP and General Counsel of Trimble Navigation

Nick Yaksich, VP, Global Public Policy at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Brian Raymond, Director, Technology and Domestic Economic Policy, National Association of Manufacturers


Event number:   922 404 933

Event password:   sogps

Event address for attendees:

Teleconference information


Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-669-3239

Access code: 922 404 933

Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600

Global call-in numbers:

Toll-free dialing restrictions: 

ArcGIS 10.1 – What’s coming

Yesterday in the Esri Plenary Session Jack Dangermond, President and Founder of Esri, gave us some a sneak peak of some of the goodies we can expect with the ArcGIS 10.1 release scheduled for the first quarter of last year. For those like me not able to attend the UC or not able to view the record sessions, I thought I might share some of what I thought were highlights.

ArcGIS Desktop will be even more integrated with ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Publishing Maps will be as easy as right clicking and choosing to share. This will make it much easier to share data with others. Not only will you be able to share maps in 10.1 but you will also be able to share geoprocessing models as well using this same method creating model packages.

ArcGIS Desktop will have some other improvements. 10.1 will include Dynamic Legends. This means they will automatically resize based on the scale and size of the map. You will be able to track who edited which features using Feature Edit Tracking.

LiDAR data will now be supported. ArcGIS will support the use of LAS files. You will be able to use these as raster, tin or point cloud data. This will hopefully make LiDAR even more useful in GIS. This support was built on the new Dynamic Mosaicing functionality that will be introduced with ArcGIS 10.1. This new functionality according to Jack will allow users to easily and quickly access large amounts of raster data. Support has also been added for additional LandSat Imagery.

ArcGIS Server will be 64 Bit and have increased support for Linux. This will mean more power and faster performance. ArcGIS Server will also have several improvements in the web application side. It will now support web printing. Support for OGC tile and processing standards have also been included. It also looks like on the fly symbology will be part of the package for web apps. Integration with Microsoft SharePoint has also been increased. SharePoint users will be able to create GIS maps directly inside of SharePoint via the improved integration.

Well those were some of the highlights. There is more including improved 3D analysis, editing and visualization, new light weight runtime app similar to the old MapObjects, new enterprise database management tools, and support for IBM’s new Netezza.

Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISP
Keck & Wood, Inc.
Esri Certified Trainer|Esri Certified Desktop Associate

Ninth SHRUG GIS Workshop – Nov 9th – 10th

“Map It Forward”

Ninth SHRUG GIS Workshop
Tallahassee, FL * November 9th-10th, 2011

The SHRUG Workshop Committee invites you to join us at our Ninth SHRUG GIS Workshop . We would love for you to participate by being an attendee, a vendor, a speaker, and/or a poster presenter.

Early Workshop registration will begin June 27th at a rate of $75.00.  Standard Registration will begin Monday, September 1st at a rate of $100.00. Late Registration at a rate of $125.00 will begin Monday, October 17th up to and including walk-in registration at the workshop.

Student Registration will begin June 27th at a rate of $50.00 up to and including walk-in registration at the workshop. Students must have a valid student ID at the time of check in and be enrolled for at least nine semester hours.

Get the best bargain by registering early! We will be accepting Checks, Money Orders, Purchase Orders, and Credit Cards (Visa, MC, AE).  For More information regarding Registration please visit

Keynote SpeakerDavid Cardella – Mobile Product Manager, Esri

David Cardella is responsible for guiding Esri’s Mobile GIS product strategy and vision. He works directly with Esri’s mobile development team through the design, build, testing and documentation process. Previously, David was the Java and iOS technical lead with the Esri Developer Network. David has spent over 18 years in the GIS industry and has extensive knowledge and experience with mobile device technology, and location-based services. Before joining Esri, he spent three years in Malaysia using Esri software to help privatize waste collection throughout the country. David is a graduate of McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Training Classes

1 day classes:

2 day classes:

For More information regarding Training please visit:

Call for Papers  – The Ninth Annual SHRUG GIS Workshop will provide a forum for the latest GIS technology, research and activities in the southeastern United States.  This workshop will showcase GIS-related efforts currently ongoing with both government and private agencies, and will cover all levels of experience from beginner to expert.

For More information regarding Papers please visit

Call for Posters  – The Ninth Annual SHRUG GIS Workshop Committee invites you to submit a poster or map for display during the Workshop. All GIS-related subjects are welcome. This is an opportunity to share your company’s projects in front of all attendees. So come on! What are you waiting for!

Poster Submission Deadline is October 31. Don’t miss out on this year’s great cash prizes:

  • First Place $100.00
  • Second Place $75.00
  • Third Place $50.00

For More information regarding Posters please visit

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