Upcoming 2021 Workshops!

GIS for Next Generation 9-1-1: Get Ready Georgia! May 4th, 2021 @ 10 am

Presented by Georgia Geospatial Information Office

We would like to invite you to attend this educational workshop – GIS for Next Generation 9-1-1: Get Ready Georgia!  May 4th at 10 am EST- where you will learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how’s of the role GIS (Geographic Information System) data plays in the State’s Next Generation 9-1-1 plans ~ spoiler alert, it’s huge!  Come hear how you and your teams will be impacted, and what you can be doing now to prepare. This one-hour session is intended for all audiences – you do not know ‘too much’ or ‘too little’ to benefit from this session. Come join us, and we will work together as a State to prepare our data to support Georgia’s migration to Next Generation 9-1-1.

In addition: several of the geospatial datasets required for Next Generation 9-1-1 have ubiquitous uses across all governmental departments – such as addresses and roads – we encourage participation in this educational workshop by ANYONE interested in those types of data, even if they have nothing to do with 9-1-1. If your city or county does any type of permitting or sends bills to constituents, this workshop is also for you.

What to expect: During this workshop, we will explore how geospatial information (data that is used in a GIS) is critical to enabling Next Generation 9-1-1. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the role GIS and geospatial information plays in the Next Generation 9-1-1 ecosystem, what specific data is required, the need for those data to be standardized, and how Georgia (its decision-makers, stakeholders, users, and authors of geospatial data) will need to rise to the challenge of meeting these needs BEFORE Next Generation 9-1-1 can be successfully fully rolled out in our State.

Intended Audience: Again, this educational workshop is for all audiences, and will be of particular interest to GIS and 911 practitioners AND executive-level decision-makers leading their respective cities, counties, regions, etc. throughout the State. Whether you live and breathe GIS, 911, are responsible for departments that support any aspect of the State’s emergency services or are a legislator who wants to know what you need to do to ensure the safety of your citizens, you will benefit from this one-hour workshop.  Special note to 911 and GIS professionals – we strongly encourage you to invite anyone in your sphere who needs to become an advocate for the development/maintenance of geospatial data, and secure critical resources for you as the migration to NG911 begins – bosses/managers, department heads, legislators, etc.

* Attendees earn ½ ENP Re-Certification Point for attending this webinar or credit towards their GISP.

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Summer Low Cost GIS Workshops: Savannah GA

August 19-20, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Savannah Historic District

199 East Bay Street

Savannah, GA 31401

Hotel: At Holiday Inn Express Savannah Historic District 


Track A:  ArcGIS Pro Class.  **FULL**

  • Bring your own laptop

Track B:  2 sessions

  • Morning: 8:30am-12pm  US National Grid & Emergency Response.  Learn about the USNG, uses, mobile and open source GIS applications and a field exercise.  Taught by NASA staff:  Al Studt.  ELM Program Administrator, Kennedy Space Center.   Need a phone/tablet and will require walking/fieldwork.
  • Afternoon: 1pm-4:30pm.  LiDAR.  Basics of Lidar and information regarding the USNG Georgia 3DEP LiDAR acquisition.  Data types & Deliverables. Taught by staff from Atlantic Tech and Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

Tuesday Aug 20th:  Can pick and choose any sessions.  Lunch is included. 

Morning sessions 8:30am-12pm –

  • 3D solutions and tools in the ArcGIS Platform.  Learn about new analysis options and features in various ESRI software platforms.  Geoff Taylor, from ESRI.  Laptops not required… however you are welcome to bring them!
  • Drones & GPS:  Learn about advances in technology with Drones and GPS and how it helps to complete surveying or mapping projects in a fraction of time.   Ross Kenney from NEI and Matt Rosenbalm from Microdrones

Afternoon 1-4pm:

  • Census 2020 Program. Learn about requirements, local committees, new data types collected and what can be done with it in GIS.   Presented by staff from the US Census Bureau Education & GIS team
  • GIS Leadership and Management:- Jennifer Lana: Cobb County. Focus is on effective GIS management (big ideas vs. little, setting priorities, etc..) and GIS data management (data dictionaries, assign custodians, manage content in AGO).- Ekaterina Fitos & Chris Friel (Michael Baker Intl): Data Management and Addressing. With topics that will also cover the NG911 requirements for Public Safety.

 Sponsorship levels

$500-Premium Sponsor

  • Logo included on all workshop material & SWAG
  • List of attendees (delivered electronically)
  • Exhibit space (small tabletop exhibits only) during URISA workshops
  • Mention the sponsor’s company in email newsletters, and social media posts.
  • Two lunch’s provided each workshop day

$200-Standard Sponsor

  • Exhibit space (small tabletop exhibits only) during URISA workshop
  • Mention the sponsor’s company in email newsletters, and social media posts.