Yes – the next one is coming up. This time we have an overview of the FGDC addressing standard from two of the authors: Carl Anderson and Sara Yurman. Here’s the info from this link :
Georgia URISA is pleased to announce the next Monthly luncheon, scheduled on Tuesday, May 10th 2011 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. This event is hosted by the City of Fayetteville and will be held at their facility located at 250 Lanier Ave East, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Topic: Overview of the New FGDC Addressing Standard
Speaker: Carl Anderson & Sara Yurman
Now that the FGDC has formally adopted the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard, does it actually help you do anything? Two of its authors, Sara Yurman and Carl Anderson, will give an overview of the Standard, followed by a discussion of how the Standard is different from previous address data standards. The talk will continue with an open discussion on how the Standard will make data sharing easier and more intelligent. Closing with a discussion on use cases and design objectives of tools to make the Address Standard more accessible for daily work.
Carl Anderson is a geo-spatial data architect, currently working as a Federal contractor in DC. Previously he worked for Fulton County GA, directing business intelligence, data integration and GIS for the County. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for URISA international, the Address Standard Working Group, is one of the authors of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard, is a URISA Leadership Academy instructor, is a frequent instructor of URISA Workshops, and has previously served on the GA URISA Board of Directors, and co-chaired URISA’s workshop development committee.
Sara Yurman is a founding partner of Spatial Focus, Inc., and has been a professional geographer for over 25 years. She has been involved with URISA throughout that time as past president of Georgia URISA, URISA Leadership Academy instructor, author of the Open Source Workshop and co-chair of the URISA-sponsored Address Standard Working Group (ASWG). The ASWG created the recently-approved FGDC United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard. With the address standard finally done Sara is preparing for this year’s Hotter than Hell 100, a one-day 100-mile bicycle ride in Witchita Falls, Texas at the end of August.