Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Georgia URISA is a proud chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The Georgia URISA Chapter is an organization of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges at the state, county, and local government levels. In addition, we collaborate with various private sector agencies that utilizes GIS.
URISA is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas.

For more information about URISA, go to www.urisa.org.

 

Monthly Lunches

Georgia URISA holds networking lunches the second Tuesday of every month. More details can be found here.  Click on the event below to reserve your space now.

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GA URISA News

Calling Applicants for the Georgia URISA Student Committee

Georgia URISA is excited to announce the formation of a new Student Committee! The purpose of the Committee is to encourage participation with Georgia URISA and to increase opportunities for incorporating GIS at all levels of education.

The responsibilities of the Student Committee will include:

  • Facilitating collaboration between your college/university and Georgia URISA
  • Assisting the Education and Outreach Chair with student events
  • Working on the K-12 STEM Program
  • Contributing to a joint project with all participating colleges/universities
  • Bringing fresh new ideas to Georgia URISA

Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in school is eligible to apply. In order to apply, please send a short biography, the name of your school, the year you expect to graduate and a brief explanation of why you would like to be on the Committee to education@gaurisa.org. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight, March 15, 2017.

Once assembled, the Committee will elect a Student Liaison who will become a member of the Georgia URISA Board.

2017 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference – Chattanooga, TN

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) partner together each year in order to present the GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference, which will take place in Chattanooga, March 6-9, 2017. The conference discusses the important role of GIS, Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) and other technologies in providing access to data and analysis of information for better decision making within a jurisdiction.

The entire educational line-up is online https://giscama2017.sched.com/

Don’t miss preconference workshops including “Deploying Mobile GIS Solutions” and “Basics of R Statistical Software”, nearly 20 breakout sessions and featured speakers. Here are a few of the not-to-miss presentations:

  • How Lafayette Parish has Modernized their GIS and What it Means Going Forward
  • Sevier County Tennessee’s Response to the Gatlinburg Wildfires
  • Engaging Public Officials with GIS
  • Developing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan with Parcel Data

 

Why Attend? “As an appraiser, this conference is a wonderful way to see the power of GIS and how it is being utilized. For those in GIS, exposure to how your users are leveraging your systems and what they need, is a wonderful way to enhance your operation. This conference is the ideal place to be inspired by the work of others in our industry.” – Scott Rountree, Augusta-Richmond County Board of Assessors

The GIS/CAMA Exhibition is always a busy spot. Connect with our Platinum Sponsor, Esri and Gold Sponsor, Tyler Technologies and all of the exhibitors who will be demonstrating the latest and greatest technology solutions.

For complete details, visit the conference website: http://www.urisa.org/gis-cama-technologies-conference/

January Luncheon – LIDAR Updates – Changes in the Technology and Coverage

LIDAR Updates – Changes in the Technology and Coverage

Speaker Name: Ernie Smith

Presentation Summary: Like all Technology LiDAR has become very dynamic with new sensors and available data. We will talk about the advancements and availability of Sensors, Standards, and Data sets. There are many changes in the technology and unless you are working with it everyday, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the advancements.

Standards are also changing due to the sensor technology advancement which means practices and applications for LiDAR are growing. Also drones are being used for data collection and there are some things to be aware of for that use of Technology. We will present a map that gives our best understanding of where LiDAR data exists in Georgia as well.

Henry County Water Authority (Engineering Building)
100 Westridge Industrial Boulevard
McDonough, GA 30253

Go to: www.gaurisa.org to register

Columbus Georgia GIS Tech

Job Title: GIS Technician – G14
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/27/16 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $1,298.86 Biweekly
$33,770.42 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Annex, 420 10th Street, Columbus, Georgia
Department: Engineering

Assists the public by telephone, mail, and in person with information related to city maps, addresses, and other geographic data. Assigns street addresses utilizing standard procedures to determine new and corrected addresses. Conducts property research to assure correct mapping information. Produces and distributes address letters; produces and distributes map prints. Interpolates deeds and plats; inputs graphic and non-graphic land data in to the Geographic Information System (GIS). Performs various drafting and typesetting duties in the production of stationary, brochures, maps, and other printed materials. Operates equipment to print a variety of forms, booklets, and other items. Performs a variety of clerical, administrative, and data entry tasks; compiles information and prepares reports; tracks and processes documents; enters and retrieves data. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Apply at: http://www.columbusga.org/hr/Jobs.htm

Coastal Planning Utilizing Geospatial Information Workshop Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Coastal Planning Utilizing Geospatial Information Workshop
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
11am-3pm

Please mark your calendars for a cooperative workshop that will offer planners, GIS users, and resource managers:

  • An overview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management and Digital Coast;
  • An in-depth look into tools such as the Sea Level Rise Viewer, Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, Coastal County Snapshots, MarineCadastre.gov;
  • Guidance on finding and accessing datasets such as LiDAR, land cover, imagery;
  • How to find and access multiple specialized training opportunities provided by the Office for Coastal Management.

 

For questions contact Sonny Emmert at (912) 264-7218.

Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Time: 11:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Richmond Hill City Center
520 Cedar Street
JF Gregory Park
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

MAGS GIS Day event – 2016

This month, we’re moving to Wednesday and taking the long journey to Kennesaw to join in KSU’s GIS Day activities at Burnt Hickory Brewery.

There will be various presentations, activities and giveaways by the hosts.

GIS Day Social

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, 6:30 PM

Burnt Hickory Brewery
2260 Moon Station Ct NW # 210 Kennesaw, GA

10 Members Attending

This month, we’re moving to Wednesday and taking the long journey to Kennesaw to join in KSU’s GIS Day activities at Burnt Hickory Brewery.There will be various presentations, activities and giveaways by the hosts.

Check out this Meetup →

City of Covington — Electric GIS Technician

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of Electric GIS Technician in the Electric Department with a starting hourly rate of $17.24 to a maximum hourly rate of $26.11 depending upon qualifications. This position supports the power distribution operations department with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Position includes equipment maintenance, map creation, collection of GIS data from field GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment performing related work. Required training and experience include graduation from high school or GED equivalent, Experience in operating GPS equipment is preferred, Experience in AutoCAD, Microsoft Access & Excel; or An equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified applicants may apply by downloading an application via our website at www.cityofcovington.org or may apply in person at the City of Covington, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. Position will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2017 Board Election Information

It’s time to start thinking about the 2017 Georgia URISA Board – and we want you. 

We have 3 position open.

  • Events {Conference and Workshop} Chair – Two-Year Term {2017-2018} – Organizes Low-Cost Workshop every other year. Serves as Head of Conference Committee for the biennial Georgia Geospatial Conference.

 

  • Corporate Sponsors Chair – Two-Year Term {2017-2018} – Contact businesses that are in align with Georgia URISA objectives and encourage them to become corporate sponsors. Include Corporate Logos on the pre luncheon slide show at Georgia URISA Luncheons and keep up with the thumb drive of the slideshow. Organize who gets the Corporate Sponsor spot light/intro talk for each Georgia URISA Luncheon. Uploads Corporate Sponsor logos up on the Georgia URISA website.

 

  • Webmaster – One-Year Term {2017} – Responsible for maintaining the Georgia URISA website and related social media sites {Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn}. Helps with the collection of money for luncheons and events through the Georgia URISA website. Ensures that the Georgia URISA website is up and running. Assist in making technical decisions and helps with any technical issues that arises. This position also allows you to add anything you want to the website – like this sentence. No one told me to put it here – I just did it. It’s a pretty powerful position if I may say so myself.

 

Email IPP@gaurisa.org for more information!


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