Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area



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!



Charleston Water System – Asset Analyst

Located in beautiful historical downtown Charleston, SC, CWS is seeking an Asset Analyst to perform technical duties relating to asset management program development, data collection and management, performance analysis, capital prioritization, and condition assessment for the water and wastewater infrastructure. Qualified applicants must have a BS in Engineering Science, Computer Science, Business, Accounting or related disciple and a minimum of two (2) years experience with enterprise asset management. Valid SCDL required.


Salary Range:  $50,481.60 – $78,249.60

Closing Date: January 8, 2015



Excellent Comprehensive Benefits – EOE

Floodplain/GIS Technician

Town of Surfside Beach Job Description

Job Title:                     Floodplain/GIS Technician

Report to:                    Planning-Building-Zoning Director

Department:               Planning-Building-Zoning

Salary Range:            $32,000 to $52,000


Summary:Under general supervision, performs day-to-day support of the GIS (Geographical Information Systems) ensuring that all data and databases are maintained and consistently updated/edited to help the workflow of multiple departments. Performs fieldwork to capture data for GIS and develops and manages spatial databases and mapping. Maintains the FIRM’s (Flood Insurance Rate Maps).Assists in the coordination of FEMA’s CRS (Credit Rating System).Acts as liaison for the census.Works closely with the public to provide customer service for flood information and GIS.Reports to the Planning, Building and Zoning Director.

Sabrina Morris, CFM, CPD
Director of Planning, Building & Zoning
Town of Surfside Beach
“The Family Beach”
Phone: 843-913-6341

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