Webinar: Use of Drones in Solid Waste Operations

Webinar, March 24, 2020, 12pm

Instructor: Sean Christian, PE, FAA 107

The use of geospatial technologies plays a critical role in Civil Engineering and is the underlying data that most construction, daily operations and permit compliance to rely on when operating sanitary landfills.

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs coupled with advances in GIS/CAD capabilities is quickly changing how construction management, field operations, surveying, and design work together.

The presentation provides an overview:

  • GIS and drone technology have in managing traditional operations of sanitary landfills
  • Recycle centers and how low-cost investments in software and hardware
  • Technology can yield significant payback in efficiency gains
  • Infrastructure management and improved decision-making

Click here more more info and to register.

2020 ESRI UC and Coronavirus

A colleague sent me a picture taken at the ESRI Developer Summit going on right now in Palm Springs, and I can tell you very few people are there.  Kind of looks like a ghost town.  Further, according to the DevSummit Twitter feed, ESRI decided to make it a virtual event and not a live in-person conference.

ESRI sent out an email today about the 2020 ESRI Conference that will be in San Diego in mid July.  This was at the bottom of the email:

Health and Safety at Esri Events: Coronavirus Response

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be taking precautions at our events to protect the health and safety of all attendees. Please see the Esri User Conference FAQ for more information about current guidelines, event details, and assistance.

The conference is still on, but might change depending on the circumstances.

Webinar: CGIA and Promoting GIS in California

The California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) kicks off 2020 with a brown bag speaker series that explores the role GIS plays in various types of organizations, how it is helping to achieve success, and why it should be a part of any strategic plan.

Join CGIA in this first webinar for a general member meeting to learn more about what CGIA is doing to promote GIS in California. We will also hear from Tamar Foster, Deputy Executive Director of the Little Hoover Commission about the findings of their recent report, “Mapping a Strategy for GIS.”

The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, PST.  Click here for more info and to RSVP.

ArcGIS User Seminar

The ArcGIS User Seminar is a free event that is designed to inspire and guide you to getting the most from your organization’s investment in ArcGIS products. Join ESRI for a full-day seminar with an afternoon workshop. Space is limited in the workshop. ESRI experts will teach users how to become more successful in their work by sharing solutions, reviewing new capabilities, discussing best practices, and building community.

An ArcGIS User Seminar will be offered on February 21 in Glendale.  For more information and to register, click here.

Today: Implementing Open Geography Education Webinar

Open Education Global (OEG), an international network for open education, recently announced Adam Dastrup, Professor of Geosciences at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), won OEG’s prestigious Open Geography award. In 2014, Adam Dastrup started the Open Geography Education initiative as a way to provide educators with OER textbooks to students. The philosophy of the initiative is to provide open resources, products and services to anybody interested in learning about the earth, its places and the relationships between people and their environments.

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn How the initiative began
  • See Examples of Textbooks
  • Explore implementation

The webinar will be today, Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM PST.  Click here to register for the webinar.

Fire Operations Technology Summit

ESRI is hosting a Fire Operations Technology Summit at their headquarters in Redlands on January 22-23, 2020.

The Fire Operations Technology Summit is a two-day exclusive event that will bring together fire operations chiefs from across the state and emerging technology partners servicing fire and EMS industries with the goal of improving daily operations and firefighter safety.  Learn about real world tech being developed for the fire service of tomorrow and used by the fire service of today.

The summit is free, click here for more details and to register.