Sean Fernandez, Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC), and Bill Stone, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), are pleased to announce that Sean is now serving as the NGS Geodetic Coordinator for Utah. In this voluntary role (in addition to his day-to-day AGRC responsibilities), Sean will assist Bill, the NGS Southwest Region (UT, AZ, NM) Geodetic Advisor, with various aspects of outreach and interface between Utah’s geospatial community and NGS. The volunteer State Geodetic Coordinator program augments the NGS Regional Geodetic Advisor program by providing a single point of contact within participating states to assist in supporting users of the National Spatial Reference System. For further information, including full contact information for Sean and Bill, see: https://geodesy.noaa.gov/ADVISORS/index.shtml. Feel free to direct any questions to Sean (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Bill (email@example.com).
UGA Update – 3 Community Mapping GIS/GPS Workshops Offered this Summer
The Community Mapping Program involves teachers and students in a community-based project that incorporates geo-spatial technology and other characteristics of active and inquiry-based curriculum. Students use GIS/GPS in the process of discovering and answering questions about their community rather than learning technology for technologys sake. The five day Community Mapping Workshop models active classroom and fieldwork with community partners as participants design a classroom project. Teachers create a free ArcGIS online account and learn how to create Story Maps to tell their community story.
3 Community Mapping Workshops offered this summer in
St. George June 20-24
Utah County June 27-July 1
Salt Lake August 1-5
Build relationships with local community leaders and GIS professionals
Analyze real-life issues in the community
Use GIS, GPS and other geospatial technologies to enhance the understanding of issues and facilitate informed decision-making
Design a local community project for your classroom
Free GPS unit!
3 Semester hours credit
Required course for GIS endorsement through CTE
$50 Registration fee payable to Utah Council for Social Studies
Travel to and from Workshop
Registration fee for SUU credit optional
To register, go to: https://uen.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse
See the current sessions here.
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2016 UGIC Conference, May 9th-13th Bryce Canyon
Do you want to be a Geospatial Rockstar? Now is your chance…submit your abstract for consideration here.
The Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) is now accepting abstract submissions for breakout presentations at the 2016 Annual Conference. We are proud of the excellent work being done by geospatial professionals in Utah and throughout the region. The Conference provides an excellent venue for you to tell your GIS story. It doesn’t have to be ground breaking work and you don’t have to be a polished presenter. Just come and Thankful show your peers what you’ve been working on in the friendly, laid-back environment that UGIC provides. The strength of our grassroots GIS organizations is found in users helping users as we all become better at what we do. Within Utah and beyond, we would like to hear from a variety of users: public and private sectors, tribal, federal, state, and local governments, educators, managers, innovators, beginners, students, experts, ArcPy ninjas, and old Avenue bosses. We want to hear from YOU!
Abstracts must be submitted for review by January 22nd, 2016. Presenters will be notified in February 2016 of acceptance.
2015 UGIC Board of Directors Election
The Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) Board of Directors Election is now open. This year there are three open positions representing the following categories:
For more information about the candidates, visit UGIC’s web site: http://www.ugic.info/2015-election/candidates. Click here to cast your vote.
Please vote for one candidate in each category. The person who receives the most votes in each category will Hello become the representative for that constituency, serving a three-year term through 2018.
In order for your vote to be counted, you can only vote once and must use the same email address that you used to register on the UGIC mailing list.
Thank Building you for participating!
The UGIC Board