The ninth annual OSBEELS Symposium is quickly approaching and we will once again be hosting the College Student Showcase at this year’s event. Similar to prior years, we’re inviting all of our state’s ABET-accredited programs and student engineering and land surveying-related clubs to participate and showcase the great work done by students. We’re extending invitations to student clubs, research teams, campus organizations, and program ambassadors to join this event.
This year’s Symposium will take place on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Salem Convention Center. The event’s program will feature presentations on a wide range of engineering and land surveying topics. We’re planning on having the College Student Showcase event take place during the afternoon portion of the event. There is no cost to host a booth and lunch will be included.
Our Board feels the showcase is a great opportunity for students to display their work, converse with professionals, and learn more about the work being done in our state. Students are invited to arrive early to set up their booths, enjoy lunch, and remain at the event following the College Student Showcase program should they wish too. Please let me know if you have a student group interested in participating!
Here is a new GIS & You article by Fred Lott, KCGIS GIS Analyst: Using R and RStudio as a fast and flexible data exploration tool.
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ORURISA Emerging Professionals Mentorship Program Info Session
Are you a student or emerging professional looking for guidance in a field that can seem overwhelming? Are you a seasoned member of the industry looking to give back to the GIS community? Are you unsure where you fit in here but excited to find out more?
Then join the ORURISA Emerging Professionals for our Mentorship Program Info Session on May 29th at Wayfinder Beer. We'll be discussing the details of this exciting six month program before opening applications at the end of the evening. Spaces in the program are limited, so don't miss out on this opportunity!
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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 Esri MOOC team invites you and your students to join us for one or more Esri MOOCs in 2018. We are offering five different courses including two new ones: Cartography. and "Season 2" of Going Places with Spatial Analysis.
Resources For Students: How to Succeed in an Esri MOOC
gvSIG has launched a free course about Geographic Information Systems applied to Municipality Management through several video-tutorials.
Currently, you can see the list of topics and the first module available already in .
In the next few weeks, they will publish the other modules, that we will include at this playlist: 
The first two modules are theoretical, about differences between GIS and CAD, and reference systems, very important to understand the rest of the course. From the third one, the modules will be practical, and the cartography will be available for each video.
In addition, when the course is finishing it will be possible to get the official certificate given by the gvSIG Association, where it will be obligatory to send a complete exercise.
All the information about registration, dates, certification, where to send doubts... is available at the frequent questions section of the first post .
PDX OSGeo Monthly meetingWednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6–8pm
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)
721 NW Ninth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)
We'll meet in the Ecotrust Alder Room. Enter the atrium of the Ecotrust building from either side. Feel free to bring food and/or beer up with you from Hot Lips or Laughing Planet! Walk up the inside stairs along the East Wall or take the elevator to the second floor. The Alder Room entrance is right behind the Ecotrust front desk. We'll have the gate open for at least the first part of the meeting. If it's not open, call Tanya at 503-475-7833 or just yell through the gate at us :-)
Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!
This month's agenda: exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents. Special guest Emmor Nile will talk about "Using OpenStreetMap in a cross cultural context; experiences of working with OSM Africa". Emmor lived in Ethiopia for 10 months in 2016/17 and volunteered in a variety of OSM projects while there.
In addition, bring your own geo-show and tell, and come ready to share info on any fall geo-happenings that are on the horizon!
Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo
“Symposium by the Sea” is a 1-day GIS training, presenting, and networking opportunity in Florence.
$35 to attend if registered by Friday, 9/15!
See flyers below for registration.
The ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC) is now accepting applications!