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!
Monday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM
Powell's City of Books
In All Over the Map (National Geographic), Greg Miller and Betsy Mason explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Their diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones.
Calling all GISers!!!
Please pass on to those that might be interested…
Wednesday, December 5th 2018
Brookwood Library - Event Room
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
The Brookwood Library Event room is located on the 2nd floor,
Bring your own beverages (no host)
Start 10 AM SHARP! End Noon-ish
Welcome and introductions
Utilities in GIS!
Northwest Natural Gas – 15 min
Eric Stipe, GIS Supervisor
Portland General Electric – 15 min
Patrick Gronli, GIS manager
Tualatin Valley Water District – 15 min
Peter Boone, PE, PLS, Water Operations Division Manager
PCC student presentation (Still pending) – 10 min
Break/Networking – 10 -15 mins +/- (depending on time)
ArcGIS Pro and the Utility Network – 20 min
Esri, John Ruffing, Account Manager, Local Government (OR & ID) and or assignee
Geocortex Essentials and Assets – 20 min
Latitude Geographics, Matt Vaillant, Account Manager and or assignee
Make plans after the session to go to lunch with some of your peeps or new ones!
Please save the date and mark your calendars for the 2018 celebration of GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Portland, Oregon!
The U.S. Forest Service Data Resources Management staff is hosting this public event, which will be held at the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Building (1220 SW 3rd Ave). The welcome-to-event booths and Smokey Bear photo opportunities will be held on the first floor gallery past the elevators. Guest speakers and interactive displays will occur on the ground floor in conference rooms 1b and 3. Speakers will be scheduled for short talks on the impact of GIS on different focus areas. Also on display will be examples of how the Forest Service and partners utilize geospatial information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology for the Greatest Good.
GIS Day Social
What: Portland’s 7th Annual GIS Day Social
When: Wednesday November 14th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Ave #200, Portland, OR
RSVP at: http://meetu.ps/e/FYTmh/jRd2q/f (you’re also welcome to just show up!)
Please join us for Portland’s 7th Annual GIS Day Social! This year, we’ll gather in Ecotrust’s beautiful meeting space from 6pm - 9pm. The evening will feature:
Students, professionals, and anyone interested in GIS and geospatial technologies are all welcome. This is a great opportunity to make some new professional connections and strengthen old ones, and we hope to see you there!
This event is volunteer run, and would be impossible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Gold level: Quantum Spatial
Silver level: ASPRS CRR, PCC, Ecotrust, OR-URISA, Mapbox
Bronze level: PDX OSGeo, Esri, Metro, PSU, DOGAMI, SCGIS, PC Trask
*Includes some gluten free, veggie, and vegan pizzas
GIS Day Missing Maps Mapathon
What: GIS Day Missing Maps Mapathon
When: Wednesday November 14th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Portland State University, Geog Dept (exact room TBD)
Register at: https://www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Portland/events/254936446/ (We are limited to 30 people, so sign up soon)
This year for GIS Day, use your geospatial skill to help people in vulnerable regions at this humanitarian mapathon! Madeline Steele of TriMet, a local OSM organizer, will lead the group, and we have booked a room at PSU with 20 computers and space for 10 laptops. It’s a great chance to do some good, learn about OSM, and meet a few like-minded mappers. If you can, please also join us for the GIS Day evening social at Ecotrust at 6pm. Details on that are here:
Background on the Missing Maps project from the Red Cross
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project cofounded by the American Red Cross. It aims to put 200 million people "on the map" by 2021 - mapping areas where humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Due to current disasters and rapidly-changing needs, the November 15th Missing Maps tasks will be identified on or around November 1.
Columbia River Region ASPRS Tech Exchange 2018
November 16th - 9am-3pm
Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library Visualization Lab
1344 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR
Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition
For more information, and for the 5 categories that will serve as criteria, see:
Cash prizes will be awarded, but even more importantly, this is an opportunity for students and colleagues to showcase the innovative things they are doing with Esri GIS technology to help understand and solve the most pressing local-to-global problems of our time.
Emerging Professionals Reawakening Social
When: October 17, 2018 6:30 PM, PDT
Where: Old Town Pizza, 226 NW Davis St., Portland, OR 97209
To register: https://www.orurisa.org/event-3070311
Please join ORURISA's Emerging Professionals (formerly Young Professionals) new board in a social gathering. This is a great time to meet the new board members of the newly reawakened Emerging Professionals and meet other emerging GIS professionals. We will be talking about potential opportunities such as workshops, mentoring, internships, and networking. The event is free and everyone is welcome, however, you have to bring one of your own bad maps to share and have a fun critique!