Portland’s 6th Annual GIS Day Social
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ecotrust Alder Room, 721 NW 9th Ave #200, Portland, OR (map)
Please join us for Portland’s 6th Annual GIS Day Social! This year, we’ll gather in Ecotrust’s beautiful meeting space from 6pm - 9pm.
The evening will feature:
-- A keynote from Emily Eros of the Red Cross on the Missing Maps program, which aims to put 200 million people "on the map" by 2021
-- Free pizza*, salad and beverages, courtesy of our generous sponsors
-- Speed networking to break the ice
-- A raffle for some fun geo-prizes!
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, Red Cross
Bronze level: OR-URISA, PDX OSGeo, Esri
*Includes some gluten free, veggie, and vegan pizzas
(note that this event is also posted to the OR-URISA meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/OR-URISA/events/244216611/)
On November 16, 2016, we held the 5th annual Portland GIS Day celebration. GIS day is part of Geography Awareness Week and has been celebrated in the geospatial community since 1999. This year, Portland GIS students and professionals were fully engaged with a presentation by Camille Westlake of Quantum Spatial, a speed networking challenge, and the opportunity to experience an augmented reality Topographic sand table, as well as a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or otherwise known as a drone). It was a great opportunity for GIS students to learn more about the field, meet local GIS professionals, and hear about work being done in the local GIS community. This event was made possible by our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, Portland Community College, URISA, ASPRS, DOGAMI, Metro, SCGIS, and OS-Geo, and is organized by Christina Friedle @ PCC & Madeline Steele @ TriMet. And thank you to Laurence Sarrazin @ Hand-Eye Supply for your help with the space.
The 4th Annual GIS Day celebration was filled with GIS students, professionals, raffle prizes, presentations, interactive displays, and fun times! Thank you to Madeline Steele & Christina Friedle for continuing to organize the event. A special thanks to Matthew Hampton, Molly Vogt, Justin Houk, and Craig Beebe for your assistance with planning and brainstorming. Thank you Allison Jones for being our GeoTrivia MC for the 4th year in a row. And lastly, thank you Al Mowbray for helping to transport, set-up, and demonstrate the topographic sandbox.
Presentations by Gina Clemmer, Michael Schindel, and Ben Friedle included lots of laughs and topics such as: Mary Lee, Internet famous Shark; Mapping porn around the holidays; Ben Carson's America; Inspiration for emerging GIS professionals; and Innovative mapping applications. Cy Smith was unable to make the event, but shared a video (https://vimeo.com/112652622) about the Arbor School in Tualatin that uses Geography as the underlying foundation for teaching all subject.
Also present, an Augmented Reality Topographic Sandbox, built by Matthew Hampton of Metro. Quite an attractive site! Matthew built it as part of an event hosted earlier in the day at Metro for High School students, to demonstrate the 'coolness' of everything geospatial, as well as some geographic concepts like watersheds and topography.
Thank you to all our sponsors for making this event possible! Portland Community College - Geography, Outlier, i-Ten Associates, ASPRS - PSU Student Chapter, URISA - Young Professionals, SCGIS, & The Nature Conservancy - Oregon.
Please join us for Portland’s 4th Annual GIS Day event at the Lucky Lab in NW!
This year, we’ll have three awesome short talks by Gina Clemmer of New Urban Research, Michael Schindel of The Nature Conservancy, and Cy Smith of the State of Oregon. We’ll also have plenty of time for socializing, refreshments, and team geo-trivia with prizes.
This event is co-organized by PCC, OR-URISA, and Metro, and provides a great opportunity for professionals and students to get together and share their love of all things geo. Our generous sponsors this year include PCC, the OR-URISA Young Professionals, the PSU ASPRS Student Chapter, i-Ten Associates, Outlier, Esri, and the Society for Conservation GIS.
PS - a call for speakers: For the first time this year, Metro will also be hosting a daytime educational GIS Day event for local high school students. If you’re interested in sharing your passion for GIS with this young audience, please contact Matthew Hampton (email@example.com).