Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area



GIS Analyst – Florence County GIS Department

General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, performs complex data entry and manipulation to create, maintain, display, update and analyze data in a comprehensive enterprise geographic information system (GIS) for Florence County. Position reports to the GIS Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Creates, edits and analyzes geospatial databases and decision-making documents and maps using the ESRIArcGIS software suite to include desktop, mobile and internet solutions.

Reviews and responds to requests for demographic information, reports, maps and data for the public; County departments; local, state and federal agencies; elected and appointed officials, and a variety of other sources.

Utilizes ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE and a host of ArcGis extensions for network routing, map books, geocoding and the development of data models, etc.

Assists with the development, maintenance, updates and enhancement of Florence County mobile and internet mapping services.

Creates, utilizes and assists with the development of programming or automation applications in a variety of geospatial related macros, scripts, SQL, model builder, etc.

Utilizes GPS mapping grade equipment for field data pre-planning and collection in the development and expansion of the geospatial data layers.

Provides assistance and training in the use of GIS and GPS tools, software and websites to the public, county departments and a variety of other sources.

Researches and interprets source records and documents for input on GIS data layers.

Coordinates efforts with other departments.

Handles special projects as assigned by the GIS Manager.

Operates and/or utilizes a variety of office and other equipment including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, printer including large format plotter, scanner, GPS field data collector, vehicle, copier, etc.

Collects field data in a variety of weather conditions and locations.

Performs various clerical duties when necessary, including but not limited to document development using MS Office, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.

Works independently and within a team environment to accomplish department goals.
Willing to participate in knowledge sharing.

Interacts with various groups and individuals such as department directors, managers, and employees; co-workers; elected and appointed officials; local, federal and state government staff; attorneys; engineers; developers; property managers; venders; consultants; utility companies; citizen groups and the general public.

Additional Job Functions

Performs all other related duties as assigned

Attends in-house and outside training classes/seminars as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Geography with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly theESRI ArcGIS software suite, supplemented by three (3) years of responsible GIS experience is preferred. Applicant with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, strong geospatial skills, and a solid knowledge of relational database will be considered. Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills along with good oral and written communication skills. Geographic Information Professional (GISP) certification is desired at time of hire or must be obtained within five years of employment. Must possess a valid SC state driver’s license.



Applications are accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843) 665-3054. Outside of Florence County please contact our office for an application.

Florence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V.
Download and review the County’s Policy on Non-Discrimination

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Moto 360 Winner!

George Davis with Pee Dee Electric Coop
Winner George Davis of Pee Dee Electric Coop with Chris Bradshaw of Bradshaw Consulting

Congratulations  to  George Davis,  winner of the Moto 360!

Feb 18th Meeting Poll

Our next meeting will occur on Ash Wednesday, so we thought to add a poll to see how many are interested in a vegetarian option on the lunch entree’ in addition to the traditional lasagna. Answer below by Monday Feb 16th.

Proposed By Law Amendment for Feb 18th Meeting

Text of the Amendment Follows (Changed Text in Red):


The Pee Dee GIS User Group will meet quarterly for a total of four meetings throughout the year. The Pee Dee GIS User Group will hold at least one business meeting each year. Minutes of all meetings will be documented and distributed by the communications officer. Door prizes awarded during the meeting are limited to active members not having won a major prize during the past 8 meetings and not currently serving as officers or on special purpose committees. A major prize is classified as one valued at more than 100.00, those winning prizes with less than this value are exempt from this limitation.

Full Amended By Law Document: By Laws Proposed 2-18-15

SCARC Vendor Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your company’s name and product recognition with GIS professionals from across the State of South Carolina and demonstrate your support by sponsoring this SCARC event.

Not only will you jump start your company’s name and product recognition, but GIS professionals will also witness your support of their invaluable initiatives.

If interested and you have questions, please “contact us” through our website. To sponsor SCARC 2015, please browse to our registration site and choose one of the options:

  • Silver ($250) offers one registration and recognition on our website and during the day of the event.
  • Gold ($500) offers two registrations, recognition on our website and during the day of the event. SCARC will provide a 5 minute lightning round for the vendor to provide whatever content they wish. We prefer the time to be used as a thought leadership style presentation, but its your choice and can be used to describe products and services.

Thank you Gold Level Sponsors!

Latitude Geographics –  latitudegeo . com

Esri – esri . com

Call for Ideas open through January 30

The program committee is reviewing ideas submitted and crafting an exciting lineup for you to share knowledge among your peers. Its not too late to submit your idea!

This could be a 5 or 10 min discussion of a recent map, application, analysis or larger project you may have worked on recently that you feel should be shared.

Presenters appreciate the feedback they receive after presenting and are able to better refine their craft from the experience sharing with peers. Also, presenters are able to share knowledge that could save audience members hours of effort.

Browse to our website and submit your idea today!

Workshop Announcement – Enterprise GIS Basics

This workshop will explain the implementation and management of an Enterprise GIS using datasets/information from diverse sources in a variety of formats.

In this workshop, the roadmap will be outlined with associated documentation and samples, and the time and cost saving tips, lessons learned will be shared with participants to consider when building an Enterprise GIS for their organization.

Please visit the SCARC website to register and for more information.

WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2015 from 10:30am – 3pm
COST: $130 members (attended 2014 conference), $150 non-members
LOCATION: Dr.’s Bruce and Lee Library, 509 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506

SCARC Users Group



The SCARC Board is excited to announce a new single day event format for March 24.

Registration is now open! To register, please navigate here to RegOnline .  The cost to attend is $65.

The program at a glance
8:30 – 9:30 Maptionary – Network, have a little fun and exercise those cartography skills!
9:45 – 3:30 Program
18 Presentations
10 Hours of experience shared
14 Sessions

Presentation ideas submitted include python scripting for annexation process improvement, utilities mapping program, building street and address datasets, challenges in web app development while browser technology is shifting, public safety common operating viewers, story maps – a city perspective, quick-tips for geocoding spreadsheets.

Also, a variety of Esri Staff presentations such as What is New at 10.3, ArcGIS Pro and Mobile Data Collection Best Practices will be offered.

The final agenda will be announced early to mid-February.

Register now, register early! Registration is limited to 125!

Moto 360 Raffle – Feb 18th!

For the fourth year running Bradshaw Consulting has donated a gift for use in our annual membership drive. This year they have once again exceeded our expectations with the generous donation of a Moto 360 Smartwatch. Tether this watch to your Android smartphone and stay connected and informed without pulling your phone out of your pocket!



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