Friday, October 2, 2015

GIS Online Fall 2015 Events

It is shaping up to be a really busy semester for GIS Online! Here is a rundown of the 2015 GIS meetings that we will be attending/participating in:
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South Florida GIS Expo (Palm Beach County Convention Center) - http://maps.co.palm-beach.fl.us/sfgisexpo/Default.aspx
Thursday & Friday, October 8th and 9th, 2015

GIS Online has a booth space and will be marketing our program to a new market. We also hope to find more regional internships.

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Northwest FL GIS User Group Fall Meeting (Destin Community Center) -
101 Stahlman Avenue Destin, FL 32541
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 8:30 – 2:30 CDT

GIS Online has a booth space and is hoping to find more local internships as a result of this event. Salina Randall will be presenting on all the GIS happenings @ UWF (both online and on-campus).  

We are also hosting a digital map media competition. Visit the website to learn more! http://uwf.edu/continuinged/departments/gis-online/resources/gis-community/

Submissions are due to gisonline@uwf.edu by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Judging will close on Monday, October 12, 2015 and winners will be announced at the User Group meeting.
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SHRUG (FSU Convention Center, Tallahassee, FL) -  
http://www.shrug-gis.info/workshop2015/ 
Wednesday & Thursday, November 18th and 19th, 2015 

GIS Online has booth space here as well. We have attended this event before with great success in marketing our programs and finding internship opportunities for our students. We expect this year to be the same on that front.

A few new developments in our participation with SHRUG:
  • We will host several open lab sessions during the event, featuring content from our recent MOOC - Introduction to GIS.
  • On November 20th, Salina Randall and Deidra Krolikowski will be conducting 2 training courses titled:  
    • From Data to Maps - Communicating GIS Effectively and 
    • Line up Florida with Projections.  
Here is a link to find out more: http://www.shrug-gis.info/workshop2015/training.aspx

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SEDAAG (Crown Plaza Grand Hotel, Pensacola, FL) - 
 http://sedaag.org/2015-annual-meeting/
Sunday - Tuesday, November 22-24, 2015
 

This year's GIS Day celebration will be on the Sunday before the SEDAAG Convention. It will be an exciting opportunity to share GIS with a wide variety of people in a very different venue. This year's celebration will be sponsored by GIS Online @ UWF, the Earth and Environmental Sciences department and ESRI.

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We are looking forward to a fast-paced couple of months that will help us highlight our program to a wide and varied audience. We invite you to check your calendars and see if you can join us, or find an event or user group closer to home and become a part of your local GIS community! We will of course keep the Blog updated with details from each of the events. 

Cheers!

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