The Annual GIS Poster Session Open House is Thursday, December 8th, 2011 from 1 - 2:30 pm in MacMillan Hall (167 Thayer Street, Providence), Room 101. Come check out the GIS projects the students have been working on this term!
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS and SAVE THE DATE for the 4th Annual GIS Educators Day Conference
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saratoga Hilton Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY
ABOUT GIS EDUCATORS DAY http://www.northeastarc.org/2011/html/giseducators.shtml
GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education. This unique event is a one day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference
PRESENTATION TOPIC AREAS:
*Community Projects & Partnerships
*Teaching with GIS in Higher Education (projects, integrating GIS into courses, etc.)
*Teaching with GIS in K-12 Schools (class and student projects, lessons, programs, etc.)
*Teaching GIS: Strategies and Methods (GIS curricula, student projects, etc.)
*Strategies for GIS Training for Educators (institutes, online courses, training events, etc.)
*GIS in Informal Education
*Integrating GIS with GPS/Remote Sensing
*GIS in the Cloud
*Open Source GIS
*Emerging Topics: Mobile Devices and Crowdsourcing
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
*The presentation cannot market specific products and services
*Abstracts should be 150-200 words.
*Presenters must register and pay to attend the preconference at the regular preconference fee. (There will be a special Sunday/Monday rate for those who would like to stay for the first day of the main users conference)
*Abstracts must be submitted by June 30, 2011
Contact Lyn Malone or Alex Chaucer, GIS Educators Day Co-Chairs at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
News! The Northeast LiDAR Consortium, led by Maine Office of GIS, submitted a 'LiDAR for the Northeast' proposal to USGS through an ARRA Funding Opportunity. RIGIS just got word that this project is moving forward to receive full funding. Acquisition is going to be attempted during the fall of 2010 and will include the entire state. This will be a great dataset.
The Call for Presentations for the Northeast Arc
Users Group has arrived! November 7 - 10 in Newport, RI. Subject
areas include Climate Change, Natural Resources, and others. Abstracts
due June 1, 2010. Consider submitting a poster as well. For a complete description, check out the web site
There is some very nice bathymetry data for lower Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound available as a map service from URI. Here's a little video to show you how to use it in your ArcMap projects. You can view it here
The John Carter Brown Library has just opened a new exhibition "A Conversation with Maps". It has many examples of historic maps created during the period of European expansion. If you can't make it to the Library for a visit, the exhibit is also offered on-line here.
If you utilize netCDF files in ArcGIS, you'll know that at times they can be a bit difficult to deal with. I found a free utility called Panoply (http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply/) which will allow you to explore a netCDF file before bringing it into ArcMap. Panoply will enable you to review the variables and time dimensions that are contained within the netCDF file and perhaps give you a better sense of what you are seeing when you open the netCDF file and work with it in ArcMap.
After a long hiatus, the RIGIS Executive Committee has decided to bring
back these User Group Meetings in order to provide a mechanism for GIS
users across the state to share their work and ideas, and network with
The next meeting will be held on February 2, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm at Bryant University. More details about speakers / topics coming soon.