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

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!

Luncheon November 8th 2016

Expanding Georgia’s LiDAR Footprint”

Speaker Name: Jimmy Nolan

Speaker Bio: Mr. Nolan began working with GIS in 1994 when he was the chief appraiser for Morgan County. In 1999 Jimmy went to work as the GIS specialist for the Georgia Department of Revenue. In 2001 he became the local government project manager for the Information Technology Services division of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Since joining ITOS he has been instrumental in helping develop GIS in approximately 50 counties and has worked with local officials in many more counties and cities to enhance data or provide advice and training. Jimmy is the Cadastral Coordinator for the state of Georgia and was on the Federal Geographic Data Committee technical working group that developed the parcel data content standards for the eastern 31 states. He is the immediate past chairman of the Georgia GIS coordinating committee and a former Ga. URISA board member. He has extensive knowledge of how Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal systems model property values and how the data used in these models is organized as well as how these systems integrate with GIS.

Presentation Summary: The presentation will cover:

current initiatives
upcoming LiDAR acquisition projects
coordination between multiple agencies at all levels of government
the 3DEP grant application that the state has submitted.

Additional Information:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 927 999 105
Meeting password: URISA

Join by phone
+1-855-282-6330 US TOLL FREE
+1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Location:
Hexagon Geospatial
5051 Peachtree Corners Circle
Norcross, GA 30092 USA

MAGS Social Event – October 2016

Location: Vickery’s

  • 933 Garrett St. #101,
  • Atlanta, GA

 

We’ll be at Vickery’s in Glenwood Park this month. Come join us for burgers & bocce on Thursday, 10/20. Free parking is available but can be a pain, so please consider ridesharing or MARTA (#74).

Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/geospatial/events/234717490/?rv=ea1


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