You are invited to attend the Seven Hills Regional Users Group (SHRUG) Annual GIS Workshop in Tallahassee Fl on November 9-10. This Workshop provides some great opportunities to network with other GIS users and see how others are implementing GIS technology. You also earn points toward getting or maintaining your GISP certification.

The Workshop is also hosting several Pre-Workshop training classes at reduced rates. So if you are looking for training but don’t have a big budget you might want to take a look at the classes they are offering. You don’t have to attend the Workshop to attend a class.

More information about the SHRUG GIS Workshop is provided below. The registration fee goes up on October 17th so get registered soon.


Keynote Speaker: David Cardella – Mobile Project 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.


Pre-Workshop GIS Classes:

SHRUG is hosting several training classes in conjunction with the GIS Workshop. They include classes for beginners through advanced users at discounted prices. Seating is limited so sign up quickly.

To register click on the links above. Each class is taught by an instructor with over 15 years of real world experience. Several of the instructors are also Comptia and Esri Certified. You will earn education points toward getting or maintaining your GISP Certification by attending these classes.


SHRUG has developed several tracks for the Workshop that will help the beginner to the advanced GIS user regardless of the platform you use. Some of the presentation topics you might see include:

  • How to create mapbooks using Data Driven Pages
  • How accurate is your data
  • Structured GIS Application Development
  • Open Source Web Mapping Transisitioning to the Parcel Fabric
  • Presenting Your Project
  • Understanding the DWG Format
  • The GISP Certification – What and How
  • and more

Have a presentation you would like to make? The Workshop Committee is still accepting abstracts for presentations. Click here to submit your presentation abstract. Giving a presentation at the Workshop will earn you 1 professional contribution point toward getting or maintaining your GISP certification.

Poster Contest:

The Workshop invited 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 work with your peers. 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

Click here to review the minimum requirements. To submit a poster click here. Submitting a poster will earn you 1 professional contribution point toward getting or
maintaining your GISP certification.

The SHRUG GIS Workshop offers some great opportunities to learn and network with other GIS users. We hope to see you there. It is also a great way to earn points toward earning or maintaining the GISP certification.