Please join the Young and Emerging Professionals event that will take place at the GIS/CAMA conference on Monday February 25, 2019.
Below is a link to a discounted registration offer from URISA specifically for the GISP preparation workshop. The workshop instructor is Keri Brennan.
Here is the direct link for the conference: https://bit.ly/2RkkRNY.
Please find attached a flyer with information about the Young and Emerging Professionals meetup which will be held an hour after the GISP workshop concludes. GIS CAMA YEP.png
The Portland Conservation GIS Happy Hour will meet at the Conquistador Lounge (2045 SE Belmont)on Wed Feb 16 for the monthly gathering. The happy hour pricing goes to 7 pm. The 15 bus line stops nearby every 15 minutes.
All are welcome!
27th Annual Conference
April 22-23rd, 2019 @ Portland State University
Collaborate and Learn from the GIS experts
2019 GIS in Action conference
• Technical innovations
• GIS administration
• Applied GIS techniques
• GIS trends
Please follow the link for registration: https://www.gisinaction.org/content/conference-registration.
This year GIS in Action is introducing our first online/mobile program. Stay tuned for information on how to download the app or link to the program.
Questions about the conference, please contact Rich L’Esperance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a workshop on working with spatial data in R. We will cover the basics of loading spatial data into R, manipulating spatial geographies, visualizing data, and drawing insights from publicly available spatial data sets. We will leverage the sf package and other tools within the tidyverse. Basic familiarity with R programming concepts suggested, no prior spatial data experience is required.
Marley Buchman (https://twitter.com/buchmayne) will be leading.
Please have the following installed beforehand: sf, leaflet, dplyr, and ggplot2
Workshop will begin at 6:30 pm. Doors open 6:00 pm.
Location: RLSB (Robertson Life Sciences building) 3A002, at OHSU 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
After 10 plus years of consecutive monthly happy hours. I suggest we head back to where it all began.
Lucky Lab on Hawthorn
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Same as always the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting around 5-5:30
HotApps is back! February 8, 2019
REGISTER NOW AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
What: 1-day Technical Symposium
When: Friday, February 8, 2019, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis School Hotel, Bend, OR
Who: Everyone interested in mapping and geospatial technologies
HotApps is a 1-day showcase of new and emerging geo-enabled tools, apps, and hacks. Organized by ORURISA, this year’s event will take place on Friday, February 8 in Bend. Talented students and professionals from around the region will show what they’ve built and where they are taking their current projects, with the goal of coming together to learn from each other and push the envelope even farther.
Register online today to secure your attendance
Online registration is now available. The Standard registration fee is $25. A discounted registration for currently-enrolled students is available for $10. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
Lodging at McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School Hotel is subject to availability.
Build our community and share your work
Fill out this short form to submit a proposal for a presentation and share your insight into what’s happening in the world of Geo. Presentations should:
Priority deadline for proposals is Friday, January 11th.
Final deadline for proposals is Friday, January 18th.
Questions regarding the event can be sent to email@example.com.
Gather by a fire for a dry evening at Roadside Attraction before we enter the full-on Winter season.
This coming Wednesday, December 12th at
1000 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
starting around 5 - 5:30pm
Also if you are an SCGIS member you can now view most of the 2018 International conference presentations.
To join or renew your membership with SCGIS.
AAG Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition
Call for Submissions
Are you using Esri GIS technology to better understand an issue or problem from local to global scale and to propose solutions? If so, consider showcasing your work by participating in the Esri GIS technology poster competition at the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In this session, you will learn from others as you discuss your poster with people from all over the world. Cash prizes in five categories will be awarded.
Deadline for participation: February 14, 2019.
There is a geographic developer meetup at the Portland Esri office on Wednesday December 5. Here’s a shareable link with all the details and where folks can RSVP:
The evening’s theme will be mobile + GIS and will include a keynote address as well as a series of lightning talks from mobile GIS developers. There will also be trivia, networking, and free pizza and beer.
Since 1999, on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week, there is an international recognition and celebration of GIS. On GIS Day, professionals and enthusiasts take time to show the world what GIS has done to make a difference in our society and in our daily lives. This year, the Portland GIS community came together for the 7th consecutive year to recognize our work, celebrate our efforts, and share GIS with others.
It started in the late afternoon with a Missing Maps Mapathon, where 25 people mapped 2,906 buildings in a flood-ravaged region of India, and continued into the evening, where at least 130 people attended the GIS social held at the Ecotrust Conference space with exhibits, displays and presentations.
The Missing Maps Mapathon, led by Madeline Steele from TriMet, brought together a group of people to digitize buildings using OpenStreetMap for a two-hour period. Many thanks to the PSU Geography department for use of the lab, and to Alicia Milligan for assistance with the event. The data improvements made during this mapathon and others like it, make a huge difference for aid groups around the world.
During the GIS Day Social at Ecotrust, attendees had the opportunity to play around with the augmented reality sandbox table, Quantum Spatial's topology model created by a group of third grade students from cardboard, see some of the tools that Mapbox has to offer, and get a taste of the UAS classes offered by Portland Community College (PCC). Attendees also had an opportunity to win a wide variety of raffle prizes including maps, books, and t-shirts that were donated by DOGAMI, Esri, Ecotrust, SCGIS, Greg Miller, and PCC.
The keynote speaker, Lyzi Diamond, Geospatial Expert and Software Engineer, presented on what it's like to be a Geospatial professional when technology is always changing, how she became a programmer (despite never feeling like one), and her strategies for success (which include 'just winging it'). Christina Friedle, Geography Faculty & Department Chair at PCC, welcomed everyone to the event, while Jocelyn Tutak, Senior GIS Analyst at Ecotrust, welcomed everyone to the event space and introduced Ecotrust's efforts in advancing social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being.
A very special thanks to our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, Mapbox, PC Trask, Portland Community College - Geography, ASPRS, ORURISA, Ecotrust, Metro, DOGAMI, Esri, Portland State University - Geography, and Society for Conservation GIS. The success of our event is due to the large community support provided by all these organizations.
Our annual GIS day events are put together by GIS community members Madeline Steele, Christina Friedle & Alexa Todd, who volunteer their time to ensure that there is at least one day a year that the Portland GIS community comes together to celebrate our work and discipline. Thank you also to PCC student volunteers Lindsay Cumella, Steve Carter, Devin Shiang, and Michael Medina, for checking everyone in and making sure that people had everything they needed. And thank you Liam Neely-Brown for taking photographs, again!