Delmarva Gis Conference Coming Up May 2014

December 12th, 2013 by mpomilio

DGDC welcomes our GIS friends from in and around Delaware to be a part of our 2014 Delmarva GIS Conference.

“We’re All Connected” is the theme of the 2014 Delmarva GIS Conference (formerly the Delaware GIS Conference). On Thursday, May 8th, 2014 the conference will be held at the Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville, Delaware.

The plenary speaker will be Barney Krucoff, Geographic Information Officer for the State of Maryland.  Mr. Krucoff also serves on the Board of National Information Sharing Consortium.

The Conference Planning Committee is already hard at work planning for this event. Think about what you might like to contribute either as an abstract or a poster submittal. Presentations and posters can contribute points toward GISP certification. Abstract or poster submittals can be made to abstracts@degis.org.

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GIS Day 2102 – Successful Field Trip

December 5th, 2012 by mpomilio

Wednesday, November 14, 2012:  Another successful GIS Day Field Trip for 5th graders in Delaware!

This field trip provided a hands-on learning experience for nearly 280 students throughout Delaware.  Activities included the Earth Balloon, GIS Scavenger Hunt, Flight Simulator, What is GIS?,  Mapping Connections, Map Jeopardy, a hands-on GIS lesson using a weTable, along with tours of the Air Mobility Command (AMC)  Museum’s Control Tower to learn about air traffic control.

The GIS Day Committee would like to thank the volunteers which made this day such a success. From the GIS Professionals who provided the station activities to the students’ tour guides.  We’d also like to express our sincere gratitude to the AMC Museum for hosting our GIS Day event for the 5th year and their volunteer staff for staffing several stations and enriching the student’s learning experience.

This event was sponsored by Artesian Resources, DelaSoft, Esri, JMT, Tidewater Utilities, Inc. and the Dover AMC Museum – thank you for your continued support!

Sussex County – Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

August 10th, 2012 by mpomilio

Congratulations to Megan Nehrbas and Sussex County Addressing and Mapping Department for their international recognition in the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award.  At the ESRI International User Group meeting in San Diego California, Megan Nehrbas accepted the SAG for Sussex County’s work to transfer 170,000 records into a public map-based interface allowing access to a wealth of information from tax and permitting information to land use and assessment data.  “It’s very flattering to be recognized for the work we’re doing.  We’re thrilled to work with this technology and to have earned the praise of our peers. But the real reward will be for the public being able to use these tools in the future to improve their understanding of the community they live in.”, said Megan Nehrbas.  This new service is expected to be available on the County’s website later this year.

 

DGDC Executive Council to Meet

October 18th, 2011 by admin

Date: October 20, 2011, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Executive Council of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC) will meet on Thursday, October 20, 2011, in Dover. The draft agenda (PDF) includes and update on the orthophotography project, an update on the work being done by DelDOT to create a statewide routable centerline.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m., in room 133 of the Haslet Armory, at 122 William Penn Street, in Dover. The Executive Council is charged with oversight of GIS Coordination in Delaware and works closely with the full membership of the DGDC.

DGDC Executive Council to Meet

July 14th, 2011 by admin

July 21, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Executive Council of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC) will meet on Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Dover. The draft agenda (PDF) discussion of a possible 2011 orthophotography project, and discussion regarding a presentation to the Cabinet Committee on State Planning Issues.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m., in room 133 of the Haslet Armory, at 122 William Penn Street, in Dover. The Executive Council is charged with oversight of GIS Coordination in Delaware and works closely with the full membership of the DGDC.

 

Agenda Posted for June 9 DGDC Meeting

May 25th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
June 9, 2011
9:00 amto12:00 pm

A draft agenda (PDF) is now posted for the June 9 meeting of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC). The agenda includes subcommittee reports, discussion of a 2011 orthophotography project, and discussion on the RAMONA GIS Inventory. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. in Room 220 of the Kent County Administration Building, at 555 Bay Road (Route 113), in Dover. All are welcome.

Data Update: Delaware Municipal Boundaries

March 25th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
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The statewide municipal boundaries dataset has been updated by the Office of State Planning Coordination. This update is not to the geometry of the various boundaries, though those updates do occur on a regular basis. This update is to the layout of the file and the attributes that are included.

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It’s Official, We Have a 911 GIS Coordinator!

March 18th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie

matt with camera

Matt Laick has moved from DelDOT over to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) to serve as GIS Coordinator for Delaware’s E911 division. DSHS Secretary Lewis Schiliro made the announcement yesterday at the E911 Emergency Services Board Meeting.

Matt, who has served as GIS and addressing administrator in Sussex County and more recently helped guide GIS use in DelDOT’s IT section, will now work with the state’s nine PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points, the 911 centers) to make sure that they have access to the best GIS data we can provide as they handle our emergencies and send police, fire fighters and emergency medical folks to help us when we need them.

The idea for a 911 GIS Coordinator grew out of work that Matt and others, particularly the County GIS teams, have done to help the 911 centers in the past. The PSAPs are one of the places where all of our data sets meet and must work well together for the sake of people’s health and safety; from the addressing and road information maintained by the counties to the statewide aerials and other data sets.

That’s Matt’s new job and we wish him great success.

Announcing: A Delaware Enterprise GIS Strategy Workshop

March 16th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
March 24, 2011
1:00 pmto4:00 pm
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Please join the DGDC on Thursday, March 24, for an Enterprise GIS Strategy Workshop.

What do you need to help you do your job more efficiently? How can a state-level “Enterprise GIS” help you? This workshop is intended to find out from GIS users what tools and support they need. This information will help the DGDC Executive Council plan for the future.

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Draft Minutes Posted for the March 10 DGDC Meeting

March 11th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
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A set of draft meeting minutes is now posted (in PDF format) from the March 10 gathering of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee.  A large “thank you” is due to Sandy Schenck for his help in taking notes, but any errors in these minutes are mine alone. I trust you’ll let me know (gently) if you find any.

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