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NetGIS Meeting July 30th has been rescheduled – Next meeting TBA shortly.

When: Friday, July 30th 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Trail, Kingsport, TN 37660, US

If you have ideas/suggestions for upcoming NETGIS Users Group meetings, please let me know.

Flexible Agenda:

11:00 – 11:05 Welcome
11:05 – 11:10 Secretary/Treasurer’s report – Joyce Pierson – GIS Technician – Dart Oil Company
Treasurer’s Report and Meeting Minutes Stand as Emailed if all agree – If not, discuss and agree.

Minutes from the Last Meeting:

11:10 – 11:15 GIS JOBS – Joyce Pierson – GIS Technician – Dart Oil Company
GIS Jobs from the TNGIC Website
Local Jobs??

11:15 – 11:45 – Jessica Swinney

Securing Grants Presentation – There are millions of dollars in grants that can be secured. The easiest way to secure a grant? Ask. If you don’t ask you will never get it. Planning is key to grant writing. You don’t have to be a “grant writer” to be able to secure grants. With a little planning and a few words anyone can write a grant. Wise County has been fortunate to secure a few dollars in funding over the past several years. Jessica will share some of her thoughts on securing grants in these tough economic times.

11:45 – 12:00 Networking Break- Time to allow members to have informal discussions with others.
12:00 – 12:30 Pizza Lunch / Chips / Drinks – $10 to help keep us self-supporting

12:30 – 1:00 Suzanne White
“FEMA Flood Map Modernization in TN”
A description of the Map Modernization will be discussed with the status of where TN is in the project.  Also, links to data and FEMA’s websites will be displayed.  A short instruction on how to determine flood zones in ArcMap will complete the session.

1:00 – 1:15  Networking Break- Time to allow members to have informal discussions with others.

1:15 – 1:45  Suzanne White
“How to Use the Tennessee Map”

This presentation will cover the data in the Tennessee Map and how ArcGIS users may consume the data.
1:45 – 2:00 Business:  David Light
Upcoming Events

Next NETGIS Meeting – Tentative Schedule Date  – Friday, October 29thth (May not meet in order to support Fall Eastern Regional Meeting)

TNGIC 2011 – April 6-7, 2011 in Gatlinburg, TN

Open Source Mapping Conference
August 14-1, 2010, Atlanta Georgia

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NetGIS Meeting – February 12, 2010

Flexible Agenda:

  • 11:00 – 11:05 Welcome
  • 11:05 – 11:10 Secretary/Treasurer’s report – Joyce Pierson – GIS Technician – Dart Oil Company
    Treasurer’s Report and Meeting Minutes Stand as Emailed if all agree – If not, discuss and agree.
    New Business:

Minutes from the Last Meeting:

  • 11:10 – 11:15 GIS JOBS – Joyce Pierson – GIS Technician – Dart Oil Company
    GIS Jobs from the TNGIC Website
    Local Jobs??
  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Title: How safe is your neighborhood? Katharine Bennett, GISP, GIS Division, City of Johnson City
    The safety of a neighborhood is an important indicator of the overall economic and social health of a city. City officials are tasked with creating effective methods for measuring criminal activity and the relationships between criminal offenses and aspects of the urban environment such as parks, night clubs, schools, or grocery stores. Neighborhoods vary in character and urban environment and, in some cases, can be perfect hideaways for drug dealers and users. The safety of a neighborhood relies on partnerships and strategies between neighbors and public safety officials, for planning, outreach, and accountability. Safe, attractive, and welcoming neighborhoods make life better for everyone living in them. A network of great neighborhoods makes a community desirable. Neighborhood crime, if left unchallenged, can contribute to community neglect and disintegration. This study will analyze neighborhood crimes reported to Washington County 9-1-1 between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 in Johnson City, Tennessee.
    11:45 – 12:00 Networking Break- Time to allow members to have informal discussions with others.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Pizza Lunch / Chips / Drinks – $10 to help keep us self-supporting
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Open Street Map, Randal Hale, GISP, North River Geographic Systems, Inc
    Open Street Map is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Users can implement GPS, Aerial Imagery, and GIS data to create an up to date street map of your town or neighborhood. While accuracy is not of the utmost importance, timeliness is as points of interest can be added in under 10 minutes and be available for public viewing. Recently OSM was used in support of rescue operation in Haiti after the earthquake. Most importantly OSM can be used by educators to preach the importance of geography and spatial awareness to students.

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