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Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider – URISA Certified Workshop Presented virtually for the first time!
URISA is pleased to announce the presentation of one of its most popular Certified Workshops, Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider, via instructor-led web based training. URISA’s Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider workshop is regularly presented at URISA conferences, chapter events, and at regional conferences. Normally a full-day classroom session, the workshop has been re-packaged into three sections and will be presented online this March to meet the constant demand for the subject matter without the travel expense and time away from work. The workshop content is thoroughly peer-reviewed and updated each year and is eligible for GISP Education credit (8 hours of EDU-2).
This 8-hour workshop will be presented over three days:
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 1:00– 4:00 pm EST
- Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 1:00– 4:00 pm EST
- Friday, March 21, 2014 – 1:00– 3:00 pm EST
Cost: URISA International Members: $195 Non-members: $295
Attendees will receive all of the benefits of traditional classroom learning in an interactive online classroom while not having the expense of traveling to onsite training locations. Interactive communication between the instructor and other attendees is accomplished through communication tools within the training platform. Participants will receive an electronic workbook to accompany the instruction and certificate of completion.
Course Description: One way to meet demands for providing superior service levels and operational efficiencies under tightening budget constraints is to leverage new technology that places GIS data in the hands of field crews. This allows for improved management and better maintenance of work processes to properly appraise infrastructure assets and to meet service request response times.
This workshop is designed to provide local government managers with practical guidelines for building an effective mobile GIS program across multiple departments.
Specific topics include:
- Practical guidelines for building a mobile GIS
- Business drivers for moving GIS technology and data into the field
- Alternative strategies for implementing GIS-based field solutions
- Overcoming obstacles to automating field processes
- Steps in the mobility implementation process
Intended Audience: Supervisors and managers responsible for public works operations. GIS and IT department managers interested in mobilizing user applications and Mobile GIS project managers.
Instructor Profile: Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, eGIS Associates, Atlanta, GA. Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, eGIS Associates, Atlanta, GA. Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Esri Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing surveying, mapping and GIS projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including Esri, Autodesk and Trimble products. Tripp was the primary author of several popular GIS courses including: Using AutoCAD data in ArcGIS, Performing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam Prep. He created the online GIS Analyst Certificate program offered by the University of North Alabama Continuing Studies Center as well as teaching classes for the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University.
Tripp is a member of the Board of Directors for URISA International and the GITA Southeast Chapter. He holds many certifications including GIS Certified Professional, ArcGIS Desktop Associate, Esri Certified Trainer, CompTia Certified Technical Trainer, Microsoft Certified Professional, URISA Workshop Instructor and Certified Floodplain Manager.
Limited Participation: Sign up early as the online ‘classroom’ is limited to only 100 participants. Consider pulling your team together to participate in the workshop together.
If your schedule will not allow your attendance at all three sessions, note that the sessions will be recorded and archived for participants’ access.
Register today to reserve your spot!
The GIS Certification Institute is conducting it’s 3rd annual map contest. This year’s competition is to produce a high quality map of a portion of the U.S. National Bridge Inventory (NBI). This will require parsing and geocoding ASCII files in which the NBI is stored, as well as the production of a quality map which could be viewed on the web. First, second, third place and honorable mentions will be awarded. The winning poster will be taken to the ESRI User Conference and submitted to the ESRI map book, if it was generated with ESRI products.
Who may enter: Anyone is eligible, except those who are going to judge.
Submission Time Frame: March 1 to 31, 2014 – Online portal to accept files along with a required submission form.
- 1st – $500, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $100, People’s Choice $500 and Honorable Mentions
- Each winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and People’s Choice) will also have their initial certification fee waived if the application is submitted within one year of the date the winners are announced. Current GISPs will have their renewal fees waived at their next recertification date
- Map submittal earns / qualifies for 1 point under the Contribution to the Profession category
From the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP):
During this year, National Atlas of the United States and The National Map will transition into a combined single source for geospatial and cartographic information. This transformation is projected to streamline access to maps, data and information from the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP). This action will prioritize our civilian mapping role and consolidate core investments while maintaining top-quality customer service.
The USGS will continue its long history of providing topographic maps, geospatial data and other geographic information by offering a range of scales and layers of geospatial information on The National Map Viewer and through US Topo maps. As a result of the conversion to an integrated single source for geospatial and cartographic information, nationalatlas.gov will be removed from service on September 30, 2014.
“We recognize how important it is for citizens to have access to the cartographic and geographic information of our nation. We are committed to providing that access through nationalmap.gov”, said Mark DeMulder, NGP Director.
“We value the National Atlas customers and stakeholders and want to make this transition as easy as possible,” explained Jay Donnelly, the National Atlas Program Manager.” We will post updates to The National Map and National Atlas Websites as this transition unfolds, including information on the future availability of the products and services currently delivered by nationalatlas.gov.”
Further information is available at: http://nationalatlas.gov/transitionfaq.html.
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