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.
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
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.