Intensive FAA Part 107 Training at UGIC 2018

TRAIN FOR YOUR UAS FAA PART 107 KNOWLEDGE TEST AT THE 2018 UGIC CONFERENCE IN VERNAL

ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE
$300
TEACHER AND STUDENT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE1

The Utah State University Aviation Program, Utah Geographic Information Council, UtahView, and the Utah State University Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory are excited to present a two-day INTENSIVE continuing education course that will cover basic knowledge requirements to successfully complete the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test2.

Using the ASA Test Preparation 2018 Remote Pilot Manual, USU Aviation Program instructors will cover topics including flight and ground safety, regulations, weather, national airspace, waivers, and FAA rules.

The course will be held on May 7th and 8th, as a pre-conference workshop to the annual 2018 UGIC Conference in Uintah Convention Center in Vernal, Utah.

The course will be uniquely structured to allow students access to instructors and to interact with other students for up to six weeks through the USU Canvas online course system. Additional study sessions may be scheduled after the two-day course to help students prepare for their exam. The exam must be completed in order to receive continuing education credit.

Do I need to be a member of UGIC or register for the whole conference?

No! While we would love it if you were a member of UGIC (www.ugic.org) and were registered for the conference, you don’t have to do either. You can register to take the pre-conference training only. Select the Drone Part 107 – Intensive Training Course (USU) course at registration.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to up your UAS game! Sign up today!

REGISTER HERE!

1 Teachers and Students can receive a $150 discount. Only 10 discounts are available. Teachers, fill out this form (http://bit.ly/TeacherUGIC)  to check eligibility and apply for your discount. Students, fill out this form (http://bit.ly/StudentUGIC) to verify eligibility and apply for your discount.

2 The FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test will NOT be given as part of this course. Each student is required to schedule and complete the exam at a certified FAA testing center within five weeks. The costs associated with this course do not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test.

Questions? Contact Chris McGinty at chris.mcginty@usu.edu

UGIC 2018 Call for Maps, Apps, and Posters

UGIC 2018 MAP, APP, and POSTER GALLERY AND COMPETITION

We know you’ve got skills, and NOW is your chance show them off at the 2018 UGIC Map, App, and poster gallery and competition in Vernal, Utah.

Haven’t Registered for UGIC 2018? No problem. Take care of that little detail on our REGISTRATION page.

UGIC 2018 would like to invite YOU to enter this year’s map, app, and poster gallery and competition.  Many of us do what we do because we love maps and this is your opportunity to show off your hard work to the greater Utah geospatial community!  There will be cash awards in the student categories.

THE CATEGORIES:

MAPS

  • CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT – Many of us work to transmit complex information to the public, and it isn’t easy! Show off your best citizen engagement map.
  • UTAH AS ART – Utah is beautiful. Show us your real cartography skills. No limits, but it must be of Utah – other geographies will be appreciated, but disqualified.
  • INTERACTIVE MAP – Exactly as it states. This MAP should be online, or otherwise digital, and should present information in a unique, clear, and engaging way. If you are submitting an interactive map, you need to provide a single 8.5″ x 11″ paper that contains your name, a title and description of your interactive creation, and a simple URL code (use bit.ly, or similar to create a simple URL – or a scannable QR code will work).
  • SMALL MAP – We often have to produce maps that are letter size but must transmit, clearly, efficiently, and accurately, an extensive amount of information. This is your opportunity to show your best 8.5″ x 11″ map. There are no limits to the map topic, but the map must meet the noted dimensions.
  • PROFESSIONAL MAP – This category hosts the best of the best where professionals show us what hey have put together over the past year.
  • STUDENT MAP – Utah students are some of the most geographically and cartographically inclined. Show us what you’ve got!
  • STUDENT RESEARCH POSTERS – Not to be confused with a map, POSTERS depict research, methodologies, processes, and efforts generally undertaken via scholastic activities.

APPS

  • APPS– A category unto itself, geospatial applications may be mobile or desktop based. If you are submitting an app, you need to provide a single 8.5″ x 11″ paper that contains your name, a title and description of your application, and a simple URL code (use bit.ly, or similar to create a simple URL – or a scannable QR code will work). Or, if the user needs to install the app, please direct them to the location to download the app.

COMPETITIONS

  • BEST OVERALL MAP –  By simply entering a MAP or POSTER category, you are competing for the BEST. Keep that in mind!
  • THE STAN McSHINSKY AWARD – The man behind the legend, Stan Mcshinsky, has a category that is worthy only of his namesake. If you think you have what it takes, the creativity, the countless hours, the endurance to create a unique mapping work of art – bring it on. You don’t enter this category, this category finds you.
  • BEST STUDENT MAP – Are you a student? You could win bragging rights for the next 12 months about being awarded the best student map. The small $cash$ prize won’t hurt either. But, this is for students only! Sorry, no, a student of life won’t cut it. 
  • BEST STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER – Putting your best foot forward is important when explaining your research. Posters should clearly present the topic at hand, be readable (visible) from a short distance, and include maps and graphics (of course). Another opportunity for UGIC bragging rights and a small $cash$ prize.

– WHEN, WHERE, & HOW –

Bring your hard copy maps and posters to the conference and submit them at the conference registration desk at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, Utah on Wednesday, May 9th.  If the map or poster is larger than 24” x 36” then you must provide your own foam core board or other mounting material.  Online maps/apps: Bring an 8.5 x 11” or 11 x 17″ sheet with a screenshot and short description, including the URL and a QR codeSee example.  Note: there are websites that will convert a URL to a QR code for free.

 

UGIC 2018 – Submit an Abstract

Submit an abstract today for UGIC 2018! We know that you all are doing amazing work everyday. One of the best things you can do with your amazing work is to tell people about it. Your content doesn’t have to be ground breaking work and you don’t have to be a polished presenter.  This is a conference of laid-back geo-geeks happy to be away from their office for a few days.

The strength of our grassroots GIS organization is found in users helping users as we all become better at what we do. We would like to hear from a variety of colleagues: public and private sectors, tribal, federal, state, and local governments, educators, managers, innovators, beginners, students, experts, and everywhere in between. We want to hear from YOU! Click here to submit your abstract.

UGIC 2018 Registration

The UGIC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2018 UGIC conference will be held from May 7th through the 11th, 2018 at the (amazing) Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, Utah. Historically the UGIC conference has been an incredible value for attendees who need to maximize every training dollar, and this year will be no exception. Multiple lodging venues are available close to the conference center and we have an exciting educational event and speaker scheduled for Thursday, May 10th at Dinosaur National Monument. Full UGIC Conference registration will be $325.  Are

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While you’re here, we would love for you to participate and share your knowledge, projects, and overall amazing geospatial efforts with the UGIC community. So, why not submit an abstract?

We know that you all are doing amazing work everyday. One of the best things you can do with your amazing work is to tell people about it. Your content doesn’t have to be ground breaking work and you don’t have to be a polished presenter.  This is a conference of laid-back geo-geeks happy to be away from their office for a few days.

The strength of our grassroots GIS organization is found in users helping users as we all become better at what we do. We would like to hear from a variety of colleagues: public and private sectors, tribal, federal, state, and local governments, educators, managers, innovators, beginners, students, experts, and everywhere in between. We want to hear from YOU! Submit your abstract here!

Congratulations to the 2017 Map Gallery winners!

Last week’s conference saw an impressive turnout of map gallery entries, and we all really enjoyed viewing all the maps. The choice was tough for conference attendees who voted for one entry in each category. Congratulations to the winners below:


Map as Art

Stan McShinsky

 

 


Citizen Engagement

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Feelin the Bern @ UGIC2016

UGIC is honored to have GIS evangelist Bernie Szukalski @bernszukalski join us as our plenary session speaker.  Bern has decades of experience in the industry and has a unique perspective of the ESRI user community.  Beyond his obvious qualifications, Bernie is a long time friend of UGIC and has joined us for many UGIC conferences.  Bernie’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping the user community understand and become successful with new technologies, bringing feedback to development teams and driving software evolution, and lifting new products to success.  We are thrilled to have him join us for the plenary session, workshop sessions, and he will also spend time with individual users.  Joining Bern will be Chris LeSueur @ChrisLeSueur, technical marketing analyst and product specialist with ESRI.  Chris will present at the plenary session and share the latest mobile solutions from ESRI.

On Friday we are excited to hear from Kevin Poe @ithedarkranger.  Kevin is with the National Park Service and is a night sky expert.  Kevin is a stargazer and runs an astronomy and tourism business from near Bryce Canyon.  By the way, Bryce Canyon has one of the darkest night sky’s in all of North America so be sure to bring your telescope!  So stick around at the conference through Friday and be inspired by Kevin Poe “The Dark Ranger”.

Something New For UGIC 2016 Map Gallery

UGIC 2016 would like to invite you to enter this year’s map/poster gallery and competition.    Most of us do what we do because we love maps.  So let’s see the results of your work in the form of a stunning display.

 

There will be a professional map and professional poster competition as well as a special student category (maps and posters).  In 2016 for the first time UGIC is introducing an online map/app competition.  You know you have the skills, now it’s time to show them off.  Prizes will be awarded for the best professional map and poster and for the best online map/app.  There will be cash awards in the student category.

 

Bring your hard copy maps and posters to the conference and submit them at the conference registration desk at Ruby’s Inn on Wednesday, May 11.  If the map or poster is larger than 24” x 36” then you must provide your own foam core board or other mounting material.  Online maps/apps: Bring an 8.5 x 11” or 11 x 17″ sheet with a screenshot and short description, including the URL and a QR codeSee example.  Note: there are websites that will convert a URL to a QR code for free.

 

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Register for UGIC 2016 Today to get a Hoodie

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UGIC 2016 is less that a month away!  The board is busy planning, organizing, and attending to all details that make up a good conference.  The agenda is set and available to view at ugic.org/agenda.  We’ve got a fantastic lineup scheduled.  As always, we will see the latest ESRI technology in action.  This year we also have some opportunities to see a wide variety of geospatial technology and techniques presented by top notch technology artists.  We are really excited about the variety of creativity and technology that will be shared at this year’s conference.

We’ve got some really cool swag selected for the conference.  One of the coolest things is a UGIC branded hoodie in heather grey.  Be sure to register for the conference before the board submits the hoodie order to make sure that you get yours.

So, lets frame this up.  UGIC 2016 is one of the best regional geospatial conferences in the country with an excellent plenary session, a great workshop lineup of the latest mainstream GIS technology as well as some really cool application specific offerings. Some of the best geospatial experts in the state as well as the country are scheduled to appear.  Oh, and the conference is being held at Bryce Canyon with a hike and chuckwagon dinner on the official conference agenda.  So you know that you are going to attend, you might as well register today and get a sweet hoodie out of the deal.

Register today at ugic.org/register

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