Celebrating GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week

At West Florence and South Florence High School

We are excited to announce that the 2015 GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week celebration will take place at West Florence High School and South Florence High School this year. GISDayCartoon2015

The Florence County GIS department is in its 8th year of supporting GIS in Education by introducing GIS concepts to students from the fifth grade on up, as well as becoming involved in school events which allow opportunities for outreach in the community. This year we will focus on questions such as, “What does GIS mean to me?” and “Why is this important to know?” and will be using an interactive presentation designed with activities to engage students in thinking spatially.

On November 19th Lorelei Kelly-Guiles, and Reginald O. Sanders II from the Florence County GIS Department will visit West Florence High School located at 221 N Beltline Dr.  Florence SC 29501.  Mr. Sellers invited them to talk to his three human geography classes which include 80 students. Following that on November 20th, 23rd, and 24th, Principal Carol Hill requested a presentation for the ninth and tenth graders at South Florence High School, located at 3200 S. Irby St. Florence, SC. Over 700 students plan to be in attendance

 

 

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!

2015 NCGIS Conference

“Mobile and Global”

http://ncgisconference.com

“From an ‘outsider’s perspective,’ when you look at the numbers, the consistency and reputation of the NC GIS Conference, it is by far the best state conference in the entire country.”
• Wendy Nelson, Executive Director of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

Plan to attend the best state conference for GIS professionals! More than 1,000 people attended in 2013. The 2015 North Carolina GIS Conference will return to the Raleigh Convention Center. This first rate facility, a revitalized downtown, and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will add to your conference experience.

NCGIS2015 will feature topics that give you information needed to increase your GIS know-how. Learn about refreshed data resources, see demonstrations of new apps, gain exposure to emerging technologies, and become familiarized about the relationship between GIS and the development of public policy. NCGIS2015 will provide you with what you need to make a positive impact on GIS within your organization.

Visit the website for details. A preliminary program will be posted soon. No paper preliminary programs or forms will be mailed.

Quick Facts

Conference Registration for February 26-27:

$150; $175 after February 3
Full-time student: $35

Hotel: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel – Call 800.325.3535 and mention NC GIS Conference for a special rate for singles/doubles. Or use the online reservation link.

CURISA Workshops, February 25, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Sheraton Hotel Register online – $125 CURISA members; $165 non-members; $185 after February 3

Exhibitors: Visit the website or contact David Giordano, david.giordano@nc.gov

Questions? See http://ncgisconference.com or contact CGIA:
info.ncgisconference@its.nc.gov, 919.754.6580

Duncan-Parnell Training Webinar – Field data collection for Esri® users

Duncan-Parnell is presenting a webinar in a couple weeks.  It is going to cover a lot of different field collection options.  Registration is free.  Feel free to pass on to interested parties.

Webinar – Field data collection for Esri® users

There are several new solutions from ESRI and Trimble that allow easy field data collection and seamless integration back into your GIS geodatabase.  Whether you need to populate a GIS for the first time, update your existing GIS database, or simply view and query GIS data in the field, there is a tool out there.  During this webinar, we will go over the workflows and options of:

Software:

ESRI’s Collector for ArcGIS

ESRI’s ArcGIS Online

ESRI’s ArcGIS for Windows Mobile

ESRI’s ArcPad *using ArcGIS Online services

Trimble’s TerraFlex

Trimble’s TerraSync  *now integrates with ArcGIS

Hardware:

iOS devices (iPhones, iPads)

Android devices (phones and tablets)

Trimble’s new hardware

Date:

December 10, 2:00 – 3:00 PM –Register here – https://duncan-parnell.webex.com/duncan-parnell/j.php?RGID=rb825cb93e507ac85c5e98662043004b7

December 11, 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Register here –  https://duncan-parnell.webex.com/duncan-parnell/j.php?RGID=ra0aadbe26abb269d8bf411caac172a42

Presenters:

Daisy Rettaliata

Tiffany Puett

Daisy Rettaliata

Duncan-Parnell, Inc

4405 International Blvd

Suite B115

Norcross, GA 30093

Cell: 704-763-5527

Office: 770-931-0844

Fax: 770-931-0813/919-460-8896

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.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hzrd90771qv7isx/flogis.mp4?dl=0

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