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:
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
Title: GIS and Next Generation 9-1-1
Instructor: Sandi Stroud
Date: October 3rd, 2016
Length: Half Day
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Athens Classic Center
Workshop Description: This workshop is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may support their emergency communications division in the future. In a fully operational next generation 911 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 911 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP). This will have profound impact on local maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity. We recognize there is a sincere lack of education available aimed at the GIS professional who may not be as versed with the 911 terminology or needs. This workshop is intended to provide an overview of next generation 911, GIS role in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and illustrate common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets.
Title: Introduction to GNSS
Workshop Description: The use of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has become pervasive in the GIS and Surveying communities, and with anyone who needs or collects data that has a geographic or locational component. Local, state and federal agencies regularly use it for a myriad of purposes including E911, utility locations, pavement inventories, biological studies and more. In the private sector, surveyors, GIS data collectors and other consultants use GNSS in their everyday work. Even hikers, boaters and hunters rely on GNSS to document their fishing holes, hunting blinds and to leave virtual bread crumb trails. This data finds its way into thousands of different databases and maps and is used in every conceivable application. GNSS is a highly specialized technology that, by its very nature, is prone to accidental misapplication; and it will produce inaccurate results that are not recognized to the untrained user. This workshop will, in a non-technical, yet thorough manner, explore the GNSS satellite constellations, how geographic positions are determined, sources of errors in GNSS data collection, and the types of receivers with the goal of arming users with the ability to achieve the results they expect and need in their work. Specific topics include: