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.