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September 2011

URISA Election Results – Congratulations to Tripp Corbin, eGIS Associates

URISA Election Results Announced

On November 4, at the close of GIS-Pro 2011, these individuals will begin their terms on the URISA Board of Directors:

President-Elect: Al Butler, GISP – City of Ocoee, Florida

Board Members:
Tripp Corbin, GISP – eGIS Associates, Duluth, Georgia
• Cindy Post – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
• Teresa Townsend, AICP – Planning Communities LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina

For more information: http://www.urisa.org/2011electionresults

Keck & Wood Announces Sale of GIS Services Group to eGIS Associates

Keck & Wood, Inc. announces the sale of its GIS and digital mapping business to Marietta, Georgia-based eGIS Associates, Inc. effective September 1, 2011.

“Recognizing the rapid change in GIS technology and its accessibility for local governments and companies, Keck & Wood has decided to sell our GIS Services Practice to eGIS Associates, Inc. and establish a partnership.” said Edgar Williams, Keck & Wood President and CEO. “The new partnership will enable Keck & Wood to provide a higher level of GIS consulting and training for its clients as the trend toward portable devices and web-based applications continues.”  

eGIS  is focused on providing efficient and cost effective GIS solutions that meet the growing needs of municipal government and business. Their dedicated staff of geospatial professionals has over 60 years of combined GIS implementation and development experience.

“Keck & Wood has developed a reputation for providing quality GIS data and training services. This combined with the enterprise and application development expertise eGIS brings to the table will allow both companies to  provide an even wider range of services to eGIS and Keck & Wood clients.”  said Tripp Corbin, former Vice President of GIS/IT Services for Keck & Wood and now eGIS Associates Chief Executive Officer. 

Mike Warrix, AICP, Keck & Wood VP for Planning and Community Development, will coordinate all aspects of the Keck & Wood side of the new arrangement.  Mr. Warrix stated, “Keck & Wood, Inc. and eGIS Associates, Inc. are committed to providing excellent support for all our clients’ current GIS needs as well as those of the future.” 

About eGIS Associates, Inc. 

eGIS Associates, Inc. (www.egisassociates.com) is focused on providing efficient and cost effective GIS solutions that meet the growing needs of municipal government and business. Our  dedicated staff of geospatial professionals has over 60 years of combined GIS implementation and development experience. Services provided include: Application development, Training, Workflow & Analysis Automation, Systems Integration, Data Modeling, Web Hosting and more.

Contact:  Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, CEO of eGIS Associates, Inc. tcorbin@egisassociates.com

About Keck & Wood, Inc.

Founded in 1954, Keck & Wood, Inc. (www.keckwood.com), is a multidiscipline consulting firm engaged in providing a diverse range of professional services in the areas of civil engineering, environmental engineering, natural gas engineering, surveying, community planning, and related technical disciplines. Keck & Wood currently maintains offices in Duluth, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Contact:  Edgar Williams P.E., President and CEO of Keck & Wood, Inc.  678-417-4010

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP
Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc.
www.egisassociates.com
Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associate|Esri Certified Trainer

ArcGIS Desktop 3 class Sept 13-14

Seats are still available for the ArcGIS Desktop 3: Analysis & Workflows class scheduled for September 13 through 14 at Keck & Wood’s Training Center in Duluth, Georgia. This 2 day official Esri instructor led course shows students how to apply ArcGIS tools in a workflow context with a focus on working with data stored in a geodatabase and performing geo-processing and analysis. See the course description below for more details.

This class can be used as education credits toward getting or maintaining the GISP certification. Some states and organizations will also accept them a Continuing Education or Professional Development hours.

ArcGIS Desktop 3: Analysis & Workflows

Dates: September 13 – 14, 2011

Location: Keck & Wood Training Center, Duluth, GA

Software: ArcGIS Desktop 10 (ArcView, ArcEditor & ArcInfo)

Overview:

This two-day official Esri developed course builds on the skills learned in the ArcGIS Desktop 2: Tools & Functionality course. It shows students how to apply ArcGIS tools in a workflow context with a focus on working with data stored in a geodatabase and performing geoprocessing and analysis. In the course exercises, you organize and edit data stored in a geodatabase, prepare data for analysis, create and edit geoprocessing models using ModelBuilder, and work through a challenging analysis project.

Target Audience: This course is for those that wish to learn more about performing analysis using geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS. Students must have completed the ArcGIS Desktop 2 course or have equivalent experience.

Course Goals: After successfully completing this course users will have acquired a number of new skills including:

  • Add data from different sources to a geodatabase.
  • Create subtypes and use them when editing data.
  • Validate geodatabase feature geometry and attributes.
  • Edit data using a geodatabase topology.
  • Create and edit geodatabase annotation.
  • Create and edit metadata using a template.
  • Create custom symbols and style sheets.
  • Create and apply a custom map template.
  • Run analysis tools using dialog boxes and models.
  • Build a complex model using Model Builder.

Cost: The cost to attend this two day class is $850.00. Discounts are available for organizations that send 2 or more student or that bundle this class with other training courses.

For more information or to register please contact me.

Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISP

tcorbin@keckwood.com

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