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Get a feel for the open source geospatial landscape with a brief overview of the major players and software. Then learn about training, support, and customization services used by the US federal government as well as companies in industries such as large-scale agriculture and petroleum. Finally, dig into QGIS with an example workflow showing off standard GIS functionality as well as a few features that make QGIS special. Register and find more information here: https://urisatexas.org/event-3192134
**My apologies for sending this out again. The correct date is Thursday, Jan 24th** Please RSVP/Register for this event on the URISA Texas website: https://urisatexas.org/event-3153398/Registration This is a great opportunity to socialize and network with other geospatial professionals in the Austin area. Please come out and join us, and see what URISA Texas is all about. It's free to join if you wish, and there are ample opportunities to get more involved. URISA Texas is currently looking for volunteers to help with the many initiates gaining momentum for 2019. Some of their objectives include more events (virtual speaker series, mappy hours, special events), more communication (facebook, twitter, etc.) and outreach to the local geospatial communities around the state. The board members and leaders are driven to breathe new life into their organization, so if you are looking to gain contacts, roll up your sleeves, and really give back in a meaningful way, this is your chance! I have been in contact with many of you over the last 8 years that AGISUG has existed, and many of you are either new to the area, or have been in the area for years and looking to meet more like minded individuals. Many of you are seeking employment, or have been employees for some time now but are looking to make that next jump up in your geospatial career. What is the main thing, the mantra if you will, that I have expressed time and time again to help obtain these goals? Get out there, get some face time, join an initiative, local group, or volunteer for an event. Those experiences will help you connect with seasoned veterans, and allow you the opportunity to hear about openings you may have not been privy to. These events are not easy to do with only a few here and there either. I'm tired of seeing the same dedicated people be the ones stepping up time and time again. Those dedicated folks are getting worn down, but we would be revived with new faces to come help, new blood, new ideas. Come, I implore you, it will be rewarding. You will make contacts. Will every social event be a home run? No, but if you continue to show up and create relationships and recruit others and encourage others to help as well we can build a stronger community, and over time each event would be more and more successful. Nothing happens without the most important piece, you. So come on out and meet fellow GIS geeks, make job contacts, get involved! Join URISA Texas https://urisatexas.org/ URISA Texas Upcoming Events https://urisatexas.org/events
Join us for the January CenTex Mapathon to contribute to OpenStreetMap. This event occurs every last Sunday monthly. Topic: We meet to map on OpenStreetMap, an opensource community using aerial imagery. Our topic for the month will be based on need. We will evaluate what is needed in the community prior to the event. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. Local Knowledge - OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date. Community Driven - OpenStreetMap's community is diverse, passionate, and growing every day. Our contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas, and many more. Open Data - OpenStreetMap is open data: you are free to use it for any purpose as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon the data in certain ways, you may distribute the result only under the same license. What to expect: After getting you connected to the OpenStreetMap community, if you don't already have an account, we will work on examples together. Volunteers will be available for assistance. Laptops are available but bringing your own laptop is recommended. Parking Information: Street parking is free on Sunday. Parking on University Ave., 18th St. and Colorado St. is suggested. PDF Visitor's Parking Map: https://parking.utexas.edu/maps/visitors Interactive Parking Map: https://parking.utexas.edu/maps/campus-parking-map Map to the library: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/25795473?mlat=30.282764732837677&mlon=-97.7382481098175#map=18/[masked]/[masked] Indoor Map of the library: More information can be found here: https://www.hotosm.org/what-we-do https://www.missingmaps.org/ For future notifications regarding OSM Mapathons you can sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/atxmapathon Audience: This meetup is open to all ages and abilities. This reoccuring event is welcoming and respectful to everyone. Novices and experts are welcome. There are tasks for all levels of experience. See you there! Austin GIS User Group
Join us for GIS Tech Night. Topic: GIS and CAD Integration Speakers: Ishka Voiculescu is an IT System Administrator at the City of Austin Public Works and has extensive experience managing multiple product integration including Autodesk Suite products, Bentley and Trimble for planning, design, and visualization. He is a member of various engineering groups and an active forum contributor. Madeline Colety is a GIS Analyst in Freese & Nichols' Water/Wastewater Master Planning Group. Her background in urban planning and cartography allows her to analyze and solve issues within GIS. She is proficient in ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro and CAD. Her skill set includes creating, editing and managing spatial data, population projection, geocoding, 3-D surface rasterization and georeferencing. If no topic is specified for the meetup, we'll open the floor to open presenting and then open work. What this entails: If you have a short talk about something GIS related, i.e. "This library or API is amazing and I made this with it" You can flex those presenting skills in a very welcoming environment. After that we'll open the night to social working. If you have a problem you want to work on or bounce some ideas off on, bring it to the meetup! We're happy to help and chat about it. Bringing your laptop is encouraged. --Agenda-- 6:45PM: Mingle 7:00PM: GeoNews & Community updates 7:15PM: Talks 8:30PM+: Co-working Audience: This meetup is open to anyone and their friends. This reoccurring event is welcoming and respectful of all people. Basic GIS experience is assumed for this talk. If you're a beginner, you are always invited to learn! ------LOCATION ----- We will be meeting in Carver Library at 701 Angelina St in the meeting room. ---PARKING--- Street parking is free in the parking lot.