Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
For more information about URISA, go to www.urisa.org.
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.
GA URISA News
The Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia is seeking to fill the position of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. The GIS Analyst position is responsible for meeting the daily information technology requirements of the Coastal Regional Commission and assisting member local governments and partner agencies with service requests of a technical nature. These duties typically include the application of GIS technology, website and/or web application design and support, network administration, and general systems maintenance. The GIS Analyst works under the direct supervision of the GIS Manager
Qualified applicants should, at a minimum, possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university as well as have previous experience in relevant information technology fields; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires advanced computer application skills.
The Coastal Regional Commission provides services to 10 counties and 35 cities in Coastal Georgia through its office located in Darien Georgia. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:
Coastal Regional Commission
Attention: Colletta Harper
1181 Coastal Drive SW
Darien, GA 31305
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Candidates for the position will be subject to a criminal background check, motor vehicle license verification, pre-employment drug screening and skills assessments.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Georgia URISA is seeking nominations for the Membership Chair Board position. Those interested should send any questions or a brief bio and a short statement explaining why you would like to be Membership Chair to the Secretary by June 30, 2017. The Board will notify the successful applicant in July/August.
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 email@example.com. 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.
The first MAGS meetup of the year is January 19th 2017.
1193 Collier Road NW, Atlanta, GA
Register at: https://www.meetup.com/geospatial/events/236779124/
For more information, visit www.gis-pro.org
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
|Job Title:||GIS Technician – G14|
|Closing Date/Time:||Tue. 12/27/16 11:59 PM Eastern Time|
|Job Type:||Full-Time Regular|
|Location:||Annex, 420 10th Street, Columbus, Georgia|
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
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
GISCI New Exam Update