Good people – If you are around Atlanta in on the 19th of January 2017 show up. My plan is to make a quick jump down.
LIDAR is a hot topic in Georgia these days. So – for the January 2016 Luncheon more LIDAR.
“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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
The Comet Pub & Lanes
2619 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033
Please note we’re holding this month’s social on Wednesday because Thursday is league night at Comet.
Come out to enjoy the various activities, food and drink at this successor to Suburban Lanes in N. Decatur.
Implementing a Geospatial Education at CAU
Speaker Name: Emeline Renz
Speaker Bio: Ms. Emeline Renz currently serves as the Director of the GIS Program at Clark Atlanta University. With over 10 years of professional GIS experience, including more than 5 years at Esri, Inc., Ms. Renz is working with the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum for a geospatial education, engage the university community in using GIS in their classrooms, and hopes to develop an interactive campus map to help the students, faculty, and staff at Clark Atlanta better manage their assets, programs, and facilities. Ms. Renz graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Sociology-Psychology and the University at Albany with an MA in Geography.
Presentation Summary: Clark Atlanta University, the largest Historically Black College and University in Atlanta, has listed a “Fundamentals of GIS” class in the course catalog since the late 1990s, but the class hasn’t been taught in over a decade. What does it take to reintegrate a geospatial education at a medium-sized university without a geography department? What methods are best to engage the community and drive students to enroll in an unfamiliar course? And what steps can be taken to encourage a university to adopt a GIS Implementation to manage its community? Ms. Emeline Renz, Director of the GIS Program at CAU, discusses the importance of geospatial thought in higher education, the roadblocks she faced while implementing this program, and the measures she is using to implement a strong GIS Program at Clark Atlanta University.
Parking and Location Information:
Guests should park in the Morehouse parking garage ($3). They will need to show their ID at the security gate. Here is a Google Map Link for accurate directions:
The meeting will be held in the Cole Research Center: https://goo.gl/maps/YxtriG89GJB2
Go to http://www.gaurisa.org for more information.
Wednesday, August 3, MAGS will be teaming with LocationTech (https://www.locationtech.org) to present a geospatial event at Ormsby’s (1170 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta), from 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be time for some 5-minute lightning talks, so if you’re doing anything interesting with geospatial technologies, definitely come prepared to present to the group. Otherwise, join us for complimentary refreshments (courtesy of LocationTech) and an opportunity to unwind and interact with other geospatial professionals.
Presentations will begin around 6:30, and A/V equipment will be available if needed.
See you at Ormsby’s on 8/3 at 6 p.m!
Date: July 21, 2016
Link to Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/geospatial/
Torched Hop Brewing
249 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA
By late July, I hope everyone will be adequately adjusted to the heat and allergies, and finally recovered from the Esri UC, if you were lucky enough to attend. To kick off summer, MAGS will return to Midtown on 7/21, to enjoy the setting of the new Torched Hop brewpub on Ponce.
Torched Hop is in the former Old Spaghetti Factory space, a 5-block walk or ride east from the North Avenue MARTA station (and a block west of Krispy Kreme). If you drive, there’s a fair amount of street parking in the vicinity, as well as free parking in the Camden Apartments garage behind Torched Hop.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May 24th, 2016
Fado Irish Pub
933 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
“Mapping Atlanta for Urban Advocacy”
— Darin Givens —
During this talk we will look at the way that mapping tools and published, mapped data can serve the needs of an advocate for good urbanism. Maps of demographic data, population density, transit access and even parcel ownership all help to tell a story about the relationship between Atlanta’s culture and its geography. Analyzing related maps and finding connections has provided rich source material.
Darin Givens is an Atlanta writer and web professional who spent five years taking a deep dive into the subject of urbanism in Atlanta, researching and writing about the built environment of the city on the blog ATL Urbanist. His work has been published in several outlets including Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing, and he has been featured on local radio and television talking about the way the shape of the city affects us all.
This event is FREE!
…and from Georgia URISA:
“Online Map Competition”
This map competition it is an opportunity for Georgia University/College students to share their best maps with others who appreciate quality cartography, innovation and finally get recognition for their talents.
This is an online competition. All maps/poster and links need to be submitted by midnight of May 10thto firstname.lastname@example.org with a minimum half a page statement that provides context of the submission, i.e. its purpose, how it may be used, how it was created etc…, and a cover page that will include:
- Student information, including name, address, phone number, email address.
- Degree program (e.g., M.A.), cartography/GIS instructor’s name.
- Graduation Date
- Institutional affiliation
Maps will be judged based on the following:
- Standard Map Elements: Title, legend, scale etc: 15 points
- Balance and Layout: Does map appear well-balanced to the eye? Are some areas of the map blank while other areas are crowded: 10 points
- Drafting Technical Quality: Technical involvement; difficulties: 20 points
- Detail Thoroughness: Is there too little detail? Is there too much detail? Does it extend into every passage? Is it consistent throughout the entire map? Is the detail easy to understand or is it confusing? Does the detail match the legend or the list of symbols? What would be the use of the map? Does the map show the purpose: 15 points
- Visual Impact: Does the cartography make the subject interesting or boring? Overall, does the map look good: 20 points
- Innovations, new methods which enhance the understanding of the map: 20 points
100 points is a maximum that student can acquire based on above requirements.
First, second and third place will receive a prize. Prizes to be announced soon! The rest of the participants will get recognition in the URISA newsletter and “swag.”
Maps need to be submitted by Midnight of May 10th to email@example.com, confirmation email will be an indication of the submission.
Because most people likely have plans to celebrate the patron saint of pest control on the 17th, we’re giving you time to recover by pushing our March social back one week to the 24th.
By popular demand, we’re doing another north-side social this month. Please join us at Southbound in Chamblee on March 24,at 6:00.
Southbound is conveniently located in the heart of old Chamblee, at the corner of Peachtree Road and American Industrial Way, and is just a few minutes’ walk north from the Chamblee MARTA station.
We’ll be in the “Engine Room”, at the front of the restaurant.
Date: Tuesday February 9th 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Technical Campus
1255 South Loop Road
College Park, GA 30337
“Geospatial Services At The World’s Busiest Airport”
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest passenger airport, serving an average of 270,000 travelers every day. To help ensure the safety and efficiency of airport operations H-JAIA makes extensive use of geospatial services provided by the H-JAIA GIS Group. Part of the airport’s Planning & Development division, the GIS Group is responsible for mapping all airport property, infrastructure and utilities, developing and maintaining the airport’s GIS data in compliance with FAA regulations, supporting the airport’s planning and design activities, and providing unique solutions to problems or issues best addressed using geospatial analysis. The GIS Group was an early adopter of web-based GIS tools and has moved aggressively into implement the concept of ‘any map, on any device, at any time, at any location’. In 2016 the GIS Group will begin moving into the realm of 3D analysis utilizing BIM and photogrammetrically developed 3D models – bringing true 3D geospatial analysis to our airport workforce. Our presentation will provide an overview of the unique geospatial challenges faced while serving the broad spectrum of customers here at the airport and will include discussions about our efforts to move into the realm of 3D spatial analysis.
Presenter: David Wright & Brian Haren
David Wright has 20 years GIS experience with local, regional, and state governmental agencies developing geospatial information, integrating business data into GIS, and managing technical implementations of web-based GIS solutions. Graduating with a BS in Management Information Systems – Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1999, he began his geospatial career as a GIS Technician at the Clark County GIS Management Office responsible for development and maintenance of the County’s Street Center Line GIS dataset. From there his career progressed to the County’s Regional Flood Control District as a GIS Analyst managing flood zone data and developing GIS mapping applications. Then, on to the Georgia Department of Transportation as a GIS Systems Administrator leading GIS web-based application development and integrating the Department’s transportation data into user systems. Spending a short time with the Atlanta Regional Commission as a Principal Information Technology Analyst managing web-based financial information systems, David landed at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2007 where he serves as the GIS Program Manager, propelling the Atlanta Airport GIS team as recognized world leaders in Aviation GIS, earning the ESRI Special Achievement in GIS award in 2007 and becoming Plenary presenters at the ESRI 2015 International User Conference.
Brian Haren currently serves as the Senior GIS Program Coordinator for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Brian has over 30 years in the geospatial field, starting in 1982 as a topographic engineer and survey program manager with the Army Corps of Engineers. Brian has worked on geospatially focused projects around the world and across the United States, including geospatial-based environmental analysis in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq, Panama Canal Treaty property remediation and deforestation impact analysis, minefield clearance mapping in Bosnia-Herzegovina, base camp master planning in Afghanistan and Iraq and endangered species mapping at military installations in North Carolina, Washington State and Texas. At H-JAIA Brian is responsible for managing the utilities mapping, survey services and aerial imagery programs, and is the point person for web-based geospatial services delivery. Brian holds a BA in Geology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.