MAGS is headed into Marietta On Wednesday to the Two Birds Tap House. Anyway – I’m headed down. If you’re in the Atlanta Area and care to joins us please show up.
Postponed due to Irma
Date: Tuesday September 12, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cobb County DOT
1890 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008
“911: Using GIS to Streamline Communication & Reduce Response Time”
Nadine Bennett-Darby is the current Solutions Analyst for Cobb County Department of Transportation Operations Management System. In her current position, Nadine manages, maintains and improves the department’s Operations Management System.
When it comes to 911 calls, every minute counts. Cobb County uses a GIS-based workflow to pass requests from the 911 operator directly into the Department of Transportation’s operations management system. This efficiency streamlines communication during flooding and severe weather events, allows the county to dispatch crews instantly for downed stop signs, and eliminates redundant data entry giving 911 operators back nearly 10,000 minutes a year.
Luncheon Overview: Luncheons are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. They are intended to provide a social and friendly atmosphere for learning about the successes of our members and to provide opportunities for networking. All are invited to join and students are especially encouraged! You’ll earn 0.1 conference attendance points towards your GISP Certification by attending each luncheon.
Agenda: Meetings are orchestrated according to the following agenda:
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lunch and Networking
12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Announcements
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Presentation
1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Discussion
I know – I’ve been a bit negligent in the “news bringing” as of late. Well – I won’t be there as I’ll be at FOSS4G in Boston. If you are in the Atlanta Area and want to meet up with some fellow GIS people – show up and grab a drink and chat.
- Tuesday, August 15, 2017
3575 Durden Drive Northeast, Brookhaven, GA
We’ll be in Brookhaven on Tuesday the 15th,at Marlow’s Tavern on Johnson Ferry, and maybe grab some frozen treats at Southern Custard next-door afterward.
Looking forward to hearing about everyone’s Eclipse plans, and about the Esri UC if you went this year.
See you on the 15th!
We’ll be back in Grant Park to kick off the summer, but please note that we’re doing it on WEDNESDAY, and not Thursday, this month. Please come out and join us at the Memorial Drive outpost of Doc Chey’s Noodle House. This location has a full bar and, if the weather is nice, outdoor seating.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House
563 Memorial Dr SE,
Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/geospatial/events/240729893/?rv=me1
First this happened in Atlanta
Then the GIS Coordinating Council of Georgia said “Hey Randy – do you want to come down and talk about QGIS?”.
So guess what? I’m going down to cause more destruction.
Anyway – if you are curious about QGIS and if it’s possible to run an enterprise GIS off Open Source Software – please should show up. I’ll be talking for about an hour or so. Maybe a little longer. I’ll be going over how QGIS works from an organizational standpoint and how it works from a software standpoint. It should be quite an event.
This month we’ll be at Mason Tavern on Clairmont, just off of N. Decatur Rd. They do a decent burger, and if you want to hang around after 9:30, they’ll have live jazz. And in case you’ve been under a rock lately, there’s a hole in the highway that no number of metal plates can cover, so unless they’ve installed the stunt ramps by then, do consider MARTA or rideshare if your trip there might be affected by the I-85 closure.
Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/PPByTDmZfax
March Social @ Meehan’s Sandy Springs
- Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 PM
- Meehans Sandy Springs LLC
- 227 Sandy Springs Pl Ne Ste D, Atlanta, GA
Quite by coincidence, for the March social we’ll be enjoying the fresh Éire at the Sandy Springs location of Meehan’s Public House on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. No pinching, please. Unless it’s consensual.
Be sure to RSVP so that we get an accurate count.
“Geospatial Data Management and State Clearinghouses”
Speaker: Bruce Chaplin, Vice-President Business Development – Americas, Hexagon Geospatial.Bruce Chaplin is a global executive with 25 years of experience developing creative solutions to geospatial, mapping, and location-based challenges. Bruce has worked for Hexagon for 15 years, in leadership roles in product development, product management, and business development. He is based in Norcross, GA.
Presentation Summary: Are you drowning in data? Do you see a deluge of more data coming? Are you under pressure to publish data to users, inside or outside your organization? Making relevant, high-quality geospatial data available to your community of users promotes data reuse, improves collaboration, and drives operational excellence. But, publishing geospatial data effectively and efficiently can be challenging, due to the sheer volume, diversity, and complexity of geospatial data. This presentation will present best practices for successfully publishing geospatial data, outline some of unique challenges that must be overcome, and showcase a success story from an organization that has setup a state-wide geospatial data clearinghouse.
Register at http://www.gaurisa.org