Loading
  • Social @ St. Pete Brewing Company

    St. Pete Brewing Company

    Join us for our February social at St. Pete Brewing Company in St. Petersburg, FL!

  • Gulf Coast GIS User Group Meeting

    Manatee Community Foundation

    We will hold this quarter's meeting at Manatee Community Foundation. Join us to learn more about GIS, how your colleagues apply the science of where, and to build new acquaintances. We will be having one presentation (information below) and encourage you to stay afterward to socialize. Mark Murphy - 2019 Geospatial Maturity Assessment -- Results of Manatee County’s first attempt to conduct a comprehensive self-assessment using URISA’s GIS Capability Maturity Model. The self-assessment looks at the people, data, processes, policy, technology and legal aspects of an organizations geospatial capabilities. Mark graduated from the University of South Florida with a undergraduate degree in Geography in 1996. Later that same year Mark, who was already employed with Manatee County, accepted a GIS internship with the Planning department. This opportunity eventually led to a full time position with Manatee County’s IT/GIS group in 1997. Mark worked through the GIS ranks until about 2001 at which time Mark left GIS to pursue database programming and web development with the Applications and Development team also within Manatee County’s IT Department. Mark returned to GIS in 2006 accepting a potion as the Supervisor of Manatee County’s IT/GIS group and currently still holds that position.

  • Social @ Urban Brew and BBQ

    2601 Central Ave

    Join us for our November social at Urban Brew and BBQ in St. Petersburg, FL!

  • GeoFlo Summit

    1200 N Park Rd

    Come spend the day learning new GIS skills and networking with area professionals, with topics on disaster recovery tools, drones, LiDAR, machine learning, and more. Sign up to register, present, compete in the Map Gallery - or all of the above! https://geo-flo-2019-lakelandflorida.hub.arcgis.com/

    1
  • Social @ Corporate Ladder Brewing Co.

    Corporate Ladder Brewing Company

    Join us for our October social at the newly opened Corporate Ladder Brewing Co. in Palmetto, FL!

  • Gulf Coast GIS User Group Meeting

    Manatee Community Foundation

    We will hold this quarter's meeting at Manatee Community Foundation. Join us to learn more about GIS, how your colleagues apply the science of where, and to build new acquaintances. Gustavo Orozco - Environmental Cost/Risk Analysis for Oil and Gas Industries - Leased Parcels Acquisition Process -- The analysis of environmental risks in oil & gas industries is an essential process in order to minimize the risk for environmental damage and social disturbances during the process of construction, extraction, and abandonment of oil and gas wells. The stage of leasing parcels for new oil and gas wells is one of the first steps towards the minimization of risks. Countless disasters have damaged the environment and the quality of life for people, as a result the oil companies responsible have lost millions of dollars due to remediation, discredit, and depreciation of the stocks in the stock market. The following project explores the steps to analyze and understand the complex relationships between a geographic space (lease parcel) and its elements. Jeffrey Ryan - Social Information Systems: Using GIS to Drive Social and Economic Policy -- Manatee County’s Department of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity uses GIS to develop, plan, and implement community and economic development policy. GIS provides an critical platform for a range of activities, including strategic planning, climate change related social and economic vulnerability assessments, determining best uses for affordable housing and commercial parcels, and retail market analysis. Jeffrey Ryan is a redevelopment coordinator for Manatee County. His professional interests include commercial corridor revitalization, inclusive economic development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and affordable housing. Jeffrey Holds a Masters in Urban Planning and is a certified urban planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

    2
  • Social @ Urban Brew and BBQ

    2601 Central Ave

    Join us for our July social at Urban Brew and BBQ in St. Petersburg, FL!

  • Gulf Coast GIS User Group Meeting

    Manatee Community Foundation

    We will hold this quarter's meeting at Manatee Community Foundation. Join us to learn more about GIS, how your colleagues apply the science of where, and to build new acquaintances. Jeff Pace - Mapillary Street View Imagery and KoopJS Mapillary is a crowd sourced street view solution for group level imagery that incorporates automated data collection and AI/Machine Learning for feature extraction. KoopJS is an open-source NodeJS based application for converting third-party APIs into ESRI compatible Feature Services. This talk will show how we can bring these two tools together to display street-view imagery in ESRI maps. CJ Reynolds - The Tampa Bay Regional Resilience Coalition In October 2018, The Tampa Bay Regional Resilience Coalition was formed and currently include 6 counties and 21 local governments. Collecting, curating and managing data related to changing conditions and trends in flooding, ecosystems, economic impacts, community vulnerability, human health, energy, infrastructure and transportation is crucial to defining current and future risks, and creating effective resilience plans, capital improvement strategies and budget decisions. This session will give a brief update on the Regional Resilience Coalition and current research grants. Then, we will have a brainstorming session to discuss needs and ideas for supporting potential regional-local approach for data, mapping and infographics development.

  • Social @ Corporate Ladder Brewing Co.

    Corporate Ladder Brewing Co.

    Join us for our June social at the newly opened Corporate Ladder Brewing Co. in Palmetto, FL!