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September 2011 GIS News

Free Nationwide Esri Seminar: Extend the Reach of your GIS
Four CA locations Sept. 14-Oct. 4

The Extend the Reach of Your GIS seminar teaches GIS professionals how to expand the access to their authoritative maps and geospatial information. Esri staff will present practical applications and demonstrations that reflect common workflows.

This seminar will help you:

  • Identify the expanding audience for the geographic knowledge you create.
  • Meet the increased demand for maps by your organization's stakeholders.
  • Share your work with anyone on virtually any device.

Register to attend the free seminar at a location near you.

California dates and locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14 - Redlands
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Sacramento
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 - San Francisco
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 - San Diego




GIS Day 2011 - November 16

As a GIS user, you have no doubt met people who are unfamiliar with GIS technology. GIS Day is an opportunity to share your passion for your work with colleagues and your community, allowing others to see and experience GIS firsthand.

Since 1999, more than 10,000 organizations have participated in GIS Day by hosting events such as open houses, hands-on workshops, community expos, career fairs, schoolwide assemblies, and mapping projects.

Why should you participate?

  • Promote your organization’s use of GIS.
  • Showcase real-world applications.
  • Establish mentor relationships with local youth.
  • Introduce GIS to potential clients.
  • Point students toward a career in GIS.

How to get started?

Visit the GIS Day website to plan for and register your event, search for events near you, download free materials, and read success stories for inspiration!

2011-2012 CGIA Membership Drive

Support CGIA as a Sustaining, Regular, or Student member and get involved on critical CA GIS initiatives!

Current Members, have you renewed for 2011-12? The new membership year starts on July 1! Your support makes the California Geographic Information Association possible. If you are not currently a member, consider joining California's premier GIS leadership association.

Check out Membership Benefits for details on why CGIA membership is so great. Be in the know -Join CGIA!

CalGIS 2012: Capitalizing on Spatial Technology
18th Annual California GIS Conference, April 11-13, 2012, Sacramento, CA

Every year, the URISA chapters in California, come together to present the CalGIS Conference. In 2012,  the conference will reach its 18th successful year!

CalGIS is definitely the place to be to learn about the Best in California GIS. A comprehensive educational program (for beginners and advanced professionals), networking events and an exhibit hall are all featured at CalGIS. Make plans to attend the 2012 conference!

Call for Abstracts - submissions due on or before October 3

CalGIS is pleased to offer a Super Early Registration Rate to allow attendees to pay for their 2012 CalGIS Conference registration well in advance at a significantly reduced rate. For more information, visit the CalGIS website.

New State GIO Scott Gregory at CalGIS

Scott brings over 15 years of GIS experience to his role as State GIO, from a wide variety of County, Federal, Private Sector, and academic roles. Before coming to the California Technology Agency, Scott managed the Public Safety/Homeland Security market for the California Regional Office of Esri, Inc. Scott’s prior responsibilities included developing geospatial IT strategies for mission critical systems, and creating viable and sustainable GIS solutions for the Public Safety community in California and Nevada. Scott is also an adjunct professor of GIS at American River College,, teaching courses in web-based GIS application development. Before joining Esri, Scott was GIS Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, where he oversaw and managed the USACE GIS program for both civil and military clients for the western US. Scott holds a BA in Geography from Sacramento State University, and an MBA in Marketing from Regis University.