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.
As of Saturday September 9th 2017 the graphic from the National Hurricane Center looks like:
For those of you in the path who are going to have immense fun with high winds, flooding, and possible flying houses carrying a small girl and her dog – Sign up for Fulcrum Community!
Fulcrum (http://Fulcrumapp.com) is providing Fulcrum Community Free to people dealing with Hurricane Irma. If your organization/group whoever needs a data collection app to use during this event all you need to do is download Fulcrum and request access. It was (and still is) deployed for Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Fulcrum runs on iOS and Android devices. Data (shapefile, File Based Geodatabase, PostGIS, excel, etc) can be retrieved from their cloud and used in any GIS Platform you might have (I use it with QGIS and feed the data live into there). It can also be pushed into any online accounts you might have (from Carto to ArcGIS Online).
It’s preloaded with:
- Urban Search and rescue App
- Disaster Shelters assessment App
- Public Assistance Applicant Damage Report App
- Individual Assistance for Inundation App
- Aid Facility App
- Hurricane Evacuee Info App
- Wind Damage App
- Damage Inspection App
Once again – It’s Free. Fulcrum has made employees available to help you with data collection.
Good luck to those of you dealing with the Hurricane.
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
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
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
Speaker Name: Jimmy Nolan
Speaker Bio: Mr. Nolan began working with GIS in 1994 when he was the chief appraiser for Morgan County. In 1999 Jimmy went to work as the GIS specialist for the Georgia Department of Revenue. In 2001 he became the local government project manager for the Information Technology Services division of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Since joining ITOS he has been instrumental in helping develop GIS in approximately 50 counties and has worked with local officials in many more counties and cities to enhance data or provide advice and training. Jimmy is the Cadastral Coordinator for the state of Georgia and was on the Federal Geographic Data Committee technical working group that developed the parcel data content standards for the eastern 31 states. He is the immediate past chairman of the Georgia GIS coordinating committee and a former Ga. URISA board member. He has extensive knowledge of how Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal systems model property values and how the data used in these models is organized as well as how these systems integrate with GIS.
Presentation Summary: The presentation will cover:
- Current initiatives
- Upcoming LiDAR acquisition projects
- Coordination between multiple agencies at all levels of government
- The 3DEP grant application that the state has submitted.
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