Monday, November 9, 2009

Virginia GIS Day Activities

Updated Post: More GIS Day events added below.
GIS Day is coming up next week. There will be events held around Virginia the week of November 16-20. If you are hosting an event and would like for it to be published send us the details and we will post it here.
Richmond Region GIS Day, November 17, 8:30 - 3:00, Henrico Training Center, 7701 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23294

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 What is GIS?: Bob Rike, Government Representative, ESRI
9:30 – 10:15 Virginia GIS Coordination for local, state and federal governments: Dan Widner, VGIN Coordinator
10:30 – 11:00 What is a Planning District Commission and how is GIS used: Chuck Gates, Communications Coordinator, Richmond Regional PDC
11:00 – 11:30 Powhatan County MapViewer – Public Data Access with ArcGIS Server: Worldview Solutions Inc., Jamie Christensen and Jason Overstreet, GIS Coordinator – Powhatan County
11:30 – 12:00 A Case for Interoperability: Angela Harper, Deputy County Manager for Special Services and Juston Manville, GIS Coordinator, Henrico County
12:00 – 3:00 Map Gallery Poster Contest, Social and Booth Exhibitions


Charlottesville, November 18, Scholars’ Lab, 4th floor of Alderman Library at UVA

November 18th is the final day of the four-day Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship at UVA. The Scholars’ Lab is organizing a GIS Day celebration reception which follows a talk by Andrew Turner both to which you are invited. Andrew Turner is the Chief Technical Officer at FortiusOne and a leader of the neogeography movement. His efforts include GeoCommons, Mapufacture, and two books on the geospatial web for O'Reilly.

Here is the GIS users group meeting schedule:

3:15 PM to 3:45 PM – Business meeting for the GIS users group in the Scholars’ Lab
4 PM to 5 PM – Andrew Turner talk in the Harrison Small Library Auditorium
5 PM to 5:30 PM – GIS Day reception in Harrison Small Library with GIS Day cake!


Fairfax County, November 18, Fairfax County Government Center

Fairfax County Department of Information Technology is hosting a GIS Day Technology Exhibition on Wednesday, November 18th at the Fairfax County Government Center at 12000 Government Center Pkwy. Fairfax, VA 22035.

Schedule of activities:
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. is the GIS Excellence Awards in Conference Rooms 4 & 5. Awards will be given to Fairfax County employees and agencies who have demonstrated exceptional use of GIS.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. is the Agency Exhibits & Map Gallery in the North Atrium. There will be demonstrations, presentations, map & project displays from at least a dozen county agencies, plus drawings and giveaways!

For more information, please contact:
Fairfax County GIS & Mapping Services
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 117, Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone 703.324.2712 Web Page:


Frederick County, November 20,

Frederick County will be holding its Annual GIS Day on Friday November 20, 2009 from 9AM - 3PM at the Frederick County Government Office building, 107 N. Kent St.

All Day Events:

Map Gallery
Hands on GIS Experience
Door Prizes
Aerial Photo Quiz of Frederick County

Presentation Schedule:

9:00 Welcome/What is GIS
Annie Cahill, Frederick County Information Technologies, GIS Division
9:30 GIS & Aerial Photo Interpretation
Matt Mullenax, Parsons Brinckerhoff
10:00 Using GIS Data for Natural Resource Conservation Service Projects
Fred Garst, USDA NRCS
10:30 Geocaching and Orienteering
Patrick Fly, Frederick County Information Technologies, GIS Division
11:00 GPS Survey of Revolutionary War Site in Frederick County
Bob Jolley, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
11:30 Pictometry-Intelligent Images
Eddie Starr, Pictometry
1:00 GIS in Agriculture Conservation
Jed Rau, Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District
1:30 Internet GIS
Ellen Peng, Frederick County Information Technologies, GIS Division
2:00 Frederick County E-Services
Karen Vacchio, Frederick County Parks & Recreation
2:30 E-911 Addressing and Road Naming
Annie Cahill, Frederick County Information Technologies, GIS Division


Hampton Roads Area, November 20 9 AM - 4 PM

Advanced Technology Center, 1700 College CrescentVirginia Beach, VA 23453

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Jonathan Soulen – HRUG

9:15 - 9:30 Speaker ESRI Bob Rike What is GIS?

9:35 - 9:55 Speaker ODU Dr. Hua LiuIntegration of GIS and RemoteSensing in Risk Assessment of WestNile Virus

10:00 - 10:20 Speaker Geo-Marine RhiannaMcCarter GIS at Geo-Marine

10:25 - 10:45 Speaker McKim &CreedAndrea Nifong/Scott AndersonMunicipal Modeling Applications:Hydraulic and Hydrologic Capabilitiesof the GIS Interface

10:25 - 10:45 Planetarium *Note: Planetarium show runs concurrent with presentation

10:50 - 11:10 SpeakerHamptonRoadsSanitationDistrictJulesRobichaud,GISPPlanning Our Future Sanitary SewerInfrastructure: Simulating Flows UsingGIS

11:15 - 11:35 Speaker Greeley andHansen Rama JavvajiThe Multi-Faceted Roles andApplications of GIS to Water andWastewater Facilities

11:15 - 11:35 Planetarium *Note: Planetarium show runs concurrent with presentation

11:40 - 12:00 Speaker York County Claiborn L.PhillipsLiDAR data used with the ViewShedSpatial Analysis tool

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:20 Speaker ODU Student Paul Anderson Mapping the ODU campus in 3D

1:25 - 1:45 Speaker LoyolaEnterprises Tommy Nichols GPS/GIS Integration

1:25 - 1:45 Planetarium *Note: Planetarium show runs concurrent with presentation

1:50 - 2:10 Speaker Baker Scott Howell Mobile LiDAR2:15 - 2:25 Speaker TCC Mike Lyle GeoCaching

2:30 - 3:50 GeoCaching Game *Note: GeoCaching Game runs concurrent with Regional Roundtable

2:30 - 3:50 Regional Roundtable *Note: Regional Roundtable runs concurrent with GeoCaching Game

3:50 - 4:00 Closing Tracy Wamsley – Baker


GIS Day at Old Dominion University, Friday, November 13, 9 AM - 4 PM

Cape Charles/Isle of Wight Room, Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk

Presentations include representatives from:
- City of Norfolk
- Clark Nexsen Architecture and Engineering
- Fort Monroe
- NASA Langley Research Center
- Old Dominion University
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
For details of student poster competition please email Daniel Fourquet (

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