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We are a gathering place for GIS users to discuss all things GIS, seek volunteers to help with GIS community events, discuss new technology, and help each other problem solve.

Upcoming events (5+)

[External] URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series: Texas GIO and Beyond

Texas GIO and Beyond Presentation Outline: “Surely you can't be serious.” – Ted Striker in Airplane! “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.” -Dr. Rumack in Airplane! Words matter…and so does geographic data. Felicia and Ilyanna from Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) will share updates from the Texas Geographic Information Office and beyond. Topics include national highlights, statewide initiatives and upcoming events. We will have time for question and answer as well. “I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.” -Dr. Rumack in Airplane! For more information and to RSVP: https://urisatexas.org/event-3244169

CenTex Mapathon

Perry-Castañeda Library

Join us for the monthly CenTex Mapathon to contribute to an OpenStreetMap project or recruit someone for your own. This event occurs every last Sunday of the month. Topic: OpenStreetMap or recruit people for your own project. OpenStreetMap is 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 do before the event: Register for slack #disaster channel: https://slack.hotosm.org (takes about a day to process) What to expect: Introductions will be made from the respective representative for each project. Open Street Map Project 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. Please note: If you would like to recruit people for your own project, please contact us so we can get you on the list. 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 recurring 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

[External] Resume Review Workshop

Freese & Nichols Inc.

$5.00

Résumé Review Workshop Installment of the SWIGGIS "The Ins and Outs of Geography Tech" Series When: Thursday, February 28th 6 - 8:30 pm Where: Freese and Nichols 10431 Morado Circle Suite 300 Austin, Texas 78759 What to Bring: 5+ Copies of Your Printed Résumé Cost: FREE for SWIGGIS members $5 Cash for public (pay at event) Or $5 using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y2XS3TRDSYJ8J General Agenda: 6-6:30 Sign-in & Networking 6:30 - 6:45 Announcements and Outline of the review 7 - 8 Presentation and Résumé Reviews By 8:30 Wrap Up/ Cleanup Join SWIGGIS for a Résumé Review Workshop, where you will have the opportunity to get your personal résumé reviewed by professionals and peers. Learn techniques on formatting and presentation to be recognized ahead of other candidates. Whether you are looking to begin your career or just need to update your current résumé, there will be valuable lessons learned and information for you to present yourself in the best light. Funds benefit SWIGGIS for future events and scholarships. Sandwiches and light snacks provided. Thank you to Freese and Nichols for use of their facility for this event.

CenTex Mapathon

Perry-Castañeda Library

Join us for the monthly CenTex Mapathon to contribute to an OpenStreetMap project or recruit someone for your own. This event occurs every last Sunday of the month. Topic: OpenStreetMap or recruit people for your own project. OpenStreetMap is 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 do before the event: Register for slack #disaster channel: https://slack.hotosm.org (takes about a day to process) What to expect: Introductions will be made from the respective representative for each project. Open Street Map Project 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. Please note: If you would like to recruit people for your own project, please contact us so we can get you on the list. 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 recurring 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

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GIS Tech Night

Carver Branch Library

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