Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area



Thad Wester – Drone Demo

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Thanks to Thad for the incredible drone demonstration at the meeting today! For those interested, here’s a link to the video taken during the flight.

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Wes Miller Python Code

At todays meeting, Wes demonstrated some pretty fancy code wrangling in ARC. For those people interested in seeing the code work on your machines, We’ve included the snippets here with Wes’ permission.

GIS Mapper – Anderson County

May 22, 2014                          CLOSING DATE:  Until filled

POSITION:                                        GIS Mapper


PAY GRADE:                                   14    ($21,916 – $29,542)  


DEPARTMENT                                Assessor’s Office


RESPONSIBILITIES:            Draws maps of geographical areas to show natural and constructed features, political boundaries, and other features.


REQUIREMENTS:      High school diploma or GED and Six (6) months of drafting experience or Any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Should have experience with documents concerning conveyances of real estate, including deeds, plats, and wills, with an emphasis on legal descriptions and percent ownership interest.  Experience with maps, including ARCGIS, online GIS maps and tax maps.  Should be comfortable reading and analyzing a deed and/or a plat.  Experience dealing with real estate taxes, phone and customer service skills, computer skills and office suite experience.  Experience with editing and analyzing maps within ArcMap Software, paralegal and title searching experience would be helpful.




The language used in this document does not create an employment contract between the employee and the County.  The document does not create any contractual rights or entitlements.  The County reserves the right to revise the content of this document, in whole or in part.  No promises or assurances whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph create any contract of employment.


To apply complete an application located online or send a resume to or mail to p o box 8002, anderson, sc 29622 or fax to 260-1009

GIS Analyst – Institute for Families in Society

Job Title GIS Analyst
Internal Title
Band 5
Requisition Number 007580
Minimum Salary $32,741
Salary Range
Pay Basis Annually
Department Institute for Families in Society
Campus USC Columbia
Expected Fill Date
Job Posting Date 05-25-2013
Reopen Date
Minimum Posting Period Ends 05-31-2014
Job Close Date
Type of Position Research Grant
Job Type Full-Time
Job Category Professional/Administrative
If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided Health Insurance
Annual Leave
Sick Leave
Job Description University of South Carolina/Institute for Families in Society is seeking a GIS Research Associate. Position will use Geographic Information System (GIS) software, tools and methods to generate map products and conduct spatial analysis based on predefined procedures. Staff will propose and implement new methods upon approval. Assist with data collection; address processing, geocoding, spatial referencing, process automation, standardization and routine spatial data maintenance. Position will be jointly responsible for process documentation and metadata maintenance. Staff will be a member of growing GIS unit, which is part of an applied health services and health policy interdisciplinary research unit, using latest ESRI software (ArcGIS Desktop, Server and ArcSDE) and ancillary tools (Excel, Access, Internet-based data sources, SQL Server) to validate and implement cutting edge approaches to spatial/statistical analysis. This position is established in support of expanded research activities or projects.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in geography or related field and 3 years related GIS experience, or an associates degree in geography or related field and 5 years related GIS Experience. Working knowledge and experience with ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 and ArcSDE (personal, file or enterprise geodatabases). Address processing and geocoding experience required. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Knowledge of ArcGIS Server 10.1; ArcSDE and geocoding experience; proficiency in the application of spatial analytical methods; and demonstrable expertise in cartographic design and production. Knowledge of census geography; Knowledge of spatial analysis techniques and cartography; Knowledge of graphic hardware and GIS software; Ability to operate GlS equipment e.g. plotter: Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of co-workers; Ability to work in a team environment as well as a goal-oriented individual who functions with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
Preferred Qualifications Experience in public health practice and/or research are preferred. Knowledge and experience with ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 with ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE 10.2 with a SQL Server 2012 RDBMS. Python scripting knowledge and basic programming skills are desirable. Experience processing addresses and geocoding large datasets (>50,000 records) would be beneficial.
Documents which must be associated with this posting Resume/CV
Cover Letter
List of References
Special Instructions to Applicants
SOC Code 17-1021


Original Posting:


Carolina’s Pictometry user group meeting June 4th

The Carolina’s Pictometry user group met at the Dr.’s Bruce and Lee Library in Florence, SC on June 4th. During the meeting we learned about Pictometry’s new Connect Assessment app and Change finder, Pictometry’s IPA, the iPad app with new measurement tools, ConnectAdmin, and many demonstrated use cases for the technology.

In attendance was Crystine Hoge of Florence County, Ray Reich of the City of Florence, and the following Pictometry representatives:

  • Rich Rothman – District Manager
  • Robert Locke – President of Pictometry Government Solutions
  • Alex Hepp – Assessment Project Manager
  • Kevin Lamonds – Pictometry Technical Manager South
  • Scott Martin – Pictometry Senior

We also enjoyed some informative presentations from the Pictometry reps as well as many of the Users in the Carolina’s including, Andy Goretti of Mecklenburg County, Jim Tocherman of BCS,  Lisa Holzberger of Myrtle Beach, Valerie Gray of Lexington County, and Shawn Pratt of Myrtle Beach.

Presentations may be available later, keep checking back to see what we discussed.

Pictometry User 2-Day Event at the Florence County Library

You’re Invited – Save the Date!

Pictometry User 2-Day Event at the Florence County Library


Attend either or both days!

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Half-Day Pictometry Training (Max 25 people)

Complimentary lunch provided

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pictometry User Group (Max 90 people)

Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 509 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506
Cost: No charge for Training and PUG

Due to space and facilities, we are limited to the first 90 people who register for the PUG, and 25 people for the Pictometry Training Lab

How: Click to register
Topics to be covered include, but may not be limited to:

  • Pictometry technology update and new corporate overview
  • Pictometry applications, deployment and GIS updates
  • Customer presentations on current use today

Mark your calendars. More information on hotel accommodations and agenda to follow.


Plus …what’s new for 2014:

New CONNECTAssessment™ Portal, Rapid Access Delivery Options, New Imagery Packages: 9″ and 3″, new AccuPLUS® promotion, Pictometry quiz and giveaways, and much more!


For more information, email

Meeting – Wednesday, May 21st – 2014



Welcome – Approval of February 26, 2014 Minutes


Finding Ning Po: Using GPS/GIS to Map Historical Artifacts in Catalina Harbor
Caroline Dunlap, GIS Analyst, Florence County GIS

In November of 2013, Caroline traveled to Catalina Island, CA to participate in a week-long GPS/GIS Field Techniques excursion through the University of Southern California’s GIST Graduate certificate program. This presentation will give a basic overview of the excursion and go into detail of the final project completed on the island, which involved using GPS and GIS to locate and map an ancient Chinese Junk (ship) called the Ning Po resting in the peaceful waters of Catalina Harbor. The main focus of the presentation will be on the rich and colorful history of Catalina’s Isthmus and to discuss the important role modern spatial technologies play in helping us understand the past.
Caroline Dunlap has been working with Florence County since 2008 as a GIS Analyst.


Membership Update, Financial Report and Discussion

Lunch Break – Lasagna, Salad and Rolls catered by Stefano’s

Matthew Jones, Account Manager, ESRI
Anthony Myers, Solution Engineer, ESRI

2014 is a big year for innovation in GIS. During our discussion we will recap some of the highlights from the SEUC, and we will provide a hands on overview on new features like disconnected editing, and Operations Dashboard with HTML5. We will discuss some of the enhancements to ArcGIS Online and will provide some insight into the direction of development.
Matthew Jones was a property manager for the railroad where he helped to develop their first internal real property management, and GIS system. Matt’s focus is on asset management and valuation analytics.
Anthony Myers joined Esri a year ago, prior to that time he was the GIS director for the City of Naples, FL. Anthony’s specialty is developing well integrated GIS/IT systems that take advantage of COTS solutions.

Closing Comments and Door Prizes

Save the Dates
Pee Dee GIS User Group 2014 Dates
(August 20th and November 19th)

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