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