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

GIS and Next Generation 911

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.

  • Become familiar with basic next generation 911 terminology and concepts
  • Recognize GIS role in a fully operation next generation 911 system
  • Understand implications on local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a next generation 911 system
  • Begin to understand immediate steps that can be taken in preparing GIS assets for Next Generation 911

Introduction to GNSS at the Georgia Geospatial Conference – Oct 3rd 2016

Title: Introduction to GNSS

  • Instructor:  Tripp Corbin
  • Date: October 3rd, 2016
  • Length: Full Day
  • Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Athens Classic Center

 

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:

  • The Global Navigation Satellite System – satellites, control and receivers
  • How GNSS works – Measurements from 12,000 miles up
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of GNSS measurements
  • Determining the accuracy of my GNSS measurements
  • How to obtain more accurate results
  • Types of GPS receivers
  • Methods of making GNSS measurements – Static, Rapid Static, RTK
  • GPS, GLONASS and other Global Navigation Satellite