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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The NYS GIS Association and the NYS Office of Cyber Security are organizing the 6th annual NYS GeoSpatial Summit. It's June 16, 2011 at the Welch-Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, New York, with an evening reception at the Lodge on June 15.  And, with some help from USGIF, the registration fee matches that of 2008.

Unlike the early years where topics strayed from geospatial, this year it's all geospatial, all the time:

The roster of speakers for the GeoSpatial Summit is complete, and it includes Adena Schutzberg of Directions Magazine, Keith Masback from US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, Chris Holmes of OpenGeo, Kyle Schmackpfeffer from ITT Geospatial Systems, Nicolas de Monchaux from UC Berkeley, Mike Dobson of TeleMapics LLC, and Learon Dalby from the Arkansas Geographic Information Office.

This event is small, intimate, and in a beautiful setting. I'll see you there.

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/10 at 05:58 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Memphis and Shelby County are using GIS to help manage flood response. Breathless copy includes:

Equipped with tailored, computer-speeded GIS views of any location in the county showing elevations, infrastructure and placement of individual businesses and residences, responders can plan realistically, wade into calls faster and with the best resources for the job.

- Commercial Appeal

The budget crunch has hit Danville, VA:

Geographic information system information, maps and other data available from the city’s Information Technology will rise, some items for minor amounts (a black-and-white map will go from $1 to $2) while other services will see significant increases, such as a GIS-provided ortho-mosaic of the entire city that was free will now cost $2,500.


The city unveiled an online interactive map on Monday that lets Calgarians find out when their streets will be cleaned.

It augments the existing signage reminded car owners about when to move their cars. The most popular solution in my city - the e-mail that goes out the day before to remind you. This is one of those cases where a map is nice, but may not be the best way to answer the citizen's question. Also, the map itself if quite complex! In contrast consider this (pdf) map from Holliston, MA of when pipes would be flushed.


- Holiston Patch

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/10 at 04:15 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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