Northeast Tennessee GIS Users Group

TNGIC 2018 Fall Eastern Regional Forum

Please plan to attend the 2018 Fall Eastern Regional

TNGIC Forum.


“Growing GIS”


This free for attendees forum is intended for GIS users and anyone interested in the GIS Profession.


The event is Free but you must register to attend.  Please register early to help with planning.


September 13th 2018

2018 Fall Eastern Regional


8:00AM – 4:00PM

Eastman Lodge

Kingsport, TN


September 12th 2018

Pre-Forum Training and a Social Event

Eastman Recreation Area

Kingsport, TN


Complete Forum Details including Registration, Map Gallery, Call for Presentations, and Vendor Sponsor Information, Pre-Forum Training and Social is available at:

Complete 2018 Easten Regional TNGIC Forum Details



Note – Be sure to make your selections for Pre-Forum and Social during the registration process.

2018 Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum Registration


Keynote Speaker

Stacey Whaley – Sevier County GIS Director


Pre-Forum Classes September 12th, 2018

  • Lidar Workshop (September 12, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM) – Paul Dudley, State of Tennessee
  • GPS Data Collection w/ Mobile Devices Workshop (September 12, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – Cliff Hoeffner, Duncan Parnell
  • ESRI ArcGIS Pro Workshop (September 12, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon) – Ian Feathers, ESRI

We still have Vendor/Sponsor Opportunities Vendor/Sponsor Link


We need your Presentations

Call for Presentations Link


Consider Submitting a Map for the Map Gallery

Map Gallery Info Link


Pre-Forum Training and Social

Again – Be sure to make your selections for Pre-Forum and Social during the registration process.

2018 Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum Registration

Next NETGIS Meeting Tuesday, June 6, 2017!!!


We are planning for the next NETGIS Meeting on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:00 PM-3:30 PM at the Eastman Lodge Room A1.

Please mark your calendars and let me know if you have a presentation.

More details and an agenda will be sent as things are confirmed.


David S. Light, GISP
Eastman Chemical Company
Utilities Division
GIS Program Coordinator

UAV Lunch and Learn opportunity provided by Holmans

The attached pdf link contains information on an upcoming UAV Lunch and Learn opportunity provided by Holmans.  The events will be held in Knoxville and Nashville.  Thanks Paul Mares for sharing! (Contact info for Paul Mares in previous note)

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time:  9:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Location:  Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN  37933-0990
Pre-Register here: or Alternatively call Annette Bumgarger at 505-343-3537

UAV- Aibot X6- Lunch and Learn

NETGIS Meeting – July 28, 2016

NETGIS had its quarterly meeting on July 28, 2016 at the Eastman Lodge in Kingsport, Tennessee.  We would like to formally thank all our presenters who were at the meeting and gave amazing presentations.


NETGIS July 28 Group Photo

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Sam Moffatt, GISP – Woolpert - The Changing Geospatial Landscape  — This high level presentation will discuss change that is occurring in the geospatial industry and how it is shaping our world through consolidation, SaaS and new sensors coming to market like Geiger and Photon Lidar, using the cloud, 3D Mapping, UAS and how to leverage all of this data.


Sam Moffatt & David Light


Sam Moffatt

Paul A. Mares – Lieca Geosystems Solutions  – “We’re Going Mobile”- Tips on how to make field data collection easy.  An overview, concerning Mobile field data collection including product updates, work flow tips and project examples.


Paul Mares

Susan Myers – ETSU Student and Tutor  –  Open Source Research Question: What is the age distribution of the population within a 25 mile radius of the Kingsport Carousel?


Susan Myers

Randal Hale – North River Geographic Systems – Integrating QGIS/Fulcrum/Postgis/ArcGIS into a Water Utility. The Brief Story of Integrating multiple softwares (some open source and some not) into water utility to lower the overall cost of maintaining and expanding their Geographic Information System. Components include QGIS and ArcGIS on the desktop, Fulcrum for Mobile Data collection, and PostGIS for the Enterprise Database.


Randal Hale

Additionally, as part of Bi-yearly required business, NETGIS elected its officers for the next two years.
David Light, GISP – President
Christopher Pape, GISP – Vice-President
Ann Howland, GISP – Secretary/Treasurer


David Light

If you missed this meeting and its presentations, don’t worry!  We have another meeting for you to attend coming soon!  Please mark your calendars to reserve a spot for Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  Please plan to bring $10 to cover for the typical pizza lunch at this meeting.  Please contact David Light if you have a presentation you want to offer.

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016; 11:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Where: Eastman Lodge – 406 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660, US – Room A1

Are you interested in attending the Eastern Tennessee Regional Users Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee?  How about presenting at the conference?  The Annual Eastern Tennessee Regional TNGIC Users Conference will be held on Thursday October 6 & Friday October 7, 2016 at the University of Tennessee Plant Biotech building.  If you would like to present at this conference, please email an abstract of about 100 words for a 20 minute presentation.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Additionally, next year Knoxville will be hosting the 2017 TNGIC Users Conference April 25 & 26, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Downtown Knoxville.  Please make sure to watch the TNGIC website for more information as it becomes available.

Middle TNGIC GIS Forum

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Presentations

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Workshops

Location:  Lane Agri Park – Community Center, Murfreesboro, TN  37129

This meeting is for local, private, state, and federal government GIS users and anyone interested in the GIS profession.

Register ONLINE ONLY at:

Poster Contest:  Contact Barbara Marlin at (615) 898-5038 or

Presentations/Abstracts:  Contact Marc Pearson at (615) 253-8664 of

Registration: Contact Anne Maples-Vaught at (615) 401-7824 or


FOSS4GNA 2016 Call for Papers

FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) is accepting proposals for presentations at the 2016 North America regional conference to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 2-5, 2016.

This is an annual gathering for those currently or potentially working with open source geospatial software. The event will bring together a mix of developers, users, decision makers, and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation for one day of workshops and three days of presentations and discussions.

This is a chance for the geospatial open source community to showcase what progress we have made and discover the future.

Invitation is open to any and all participants.

See more at:


Father of GIS, Dr. Roger Tomlinson

The “Father of GIS”: Dr. Roger F. Tomlinson (1933–2014) passed away Feb 9, 2014. It was Dr. Roger F. Tomlinson who first coined the term geographic information system (GIS). He created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government—a geographic database still used today by municipalities across Canada for land planning. Born in England, he settled in Canada after military service and attending university, where his work in geomorphology led to applying computerized methods for handling map information. Tomlinson has had a distinguished career as a pioneer in GIS and developed Tomlinson Associates Ltd., which provides geographic consulting services. For 12 years, he was chairman of the International Geographical Union GIS Commission. He was also president of the Canadian Association of Geographers and most recently was recipient of the prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Medal, awarded only once before by the National Geographic Society. Tomlinson was also the author of Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, one of the most widely read books on the subject. – See more at:

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