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Agenda Posted for June 9 DGDC Meeting

Wednesday, 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.

Announcing: A Delaware Enterprise GIS Strategy Workshop

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
March 24, 2011
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

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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Agenda Posted for March 10 DGDC Meeting

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
March 10, 2011
9:00 amto12:00 pm

A draft agenda (PDF) is now posted for the March 10 meeting of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC). The agenda includes subcommittee reports, a report from the 2011 NSGIC Mid-Year Meeting, discussion of a 2011 orthophotography project, and presentation on the RAMONA GIS Inventory as well as the new 21st Century Quad from the USGS. There will also be discussion of a new approach to developing data standards and a call for nominations for representatives to the DGDC Executive Council.

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.

Scheduling Note: DGDC Executive Council Meeting Date Changed

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
April 14, 2011
10:00 amto12:00 pm

The date for the next meeting of the DGDC Executive Council has been changed from April 21 to April 14, 2011.  The Executive Council will meet in Room 219 of the Haslet Armory, at 122 William Penn Street, in Dover.

A full schedule of DGDC meetings, including the Executive Council meetings, is available via the statewide calendar of meetings and is included in the DGDC’s Google calendar.

While we’re on the subject, you may also be interested in the Google calendar of GIS conferences and major meetings maintained by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC).

Call for Content: March 10 DGDC Meeting

Monday, February 14th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
March 10, 2011
9:00 amto12:00 pm

The next meeting of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee is less than a month away. What would you like to share with your colleagues? What would you like to learn more about? Please contact me (Mike Mahaffie@state.de.us) with your agenda ideas.

This will be the first quarterly meeting for 2011. It will start at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, in Room 220 of the Kent County Administration Building.

You can expect the usual updates and status reports of on-going projects. But what will you present about? What projects would you like to highlight? Or, what questions do you need answered?

Feel free to peruse past meeting minutes to see what we’ve talked about in recent meetings. Then drop me a line.

Another Kind of GIS Analysis

Friday, January 7th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie
April 9, 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

One of the reasons for regular meetings of professional groups like the Delaware Geographic Data Committee is to hear about aspects of our professional that we might otherwise miss and to be inspired by approaches and techniques that may be new to us.  Here’s a different sort of opportunity.

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DGDC Executive Council to Meet January 6

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie
January 6, 2011
10:00 amto12:00 pm

The Executive Council of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC) will meet on Thursday, January 6, in Dover. The draft agenda (PDF) includes a continued discussion of the Delaware Geospatial Strategic Plan, discussion of a possible 2011 orthophotography project, consideration of new leadership and direction for the for the DGDC Standards Committee, and a review of the new Delaware Geospatial Data Exchange.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m., in room 219 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.

Delaware Census Data Workshop Planned

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie
January 14, 2011
9:00 amto12:00 pm

Delaware’s Census State Data Center program will offer a Census Data Workshop on January 14 to provide training on 2010 Census data, data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the American FactFinder, and other data resources from the US Census Bureau. It will be held on Friday, January 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in Room 220 of the Kent County Administration Building, at 555 Bay Road (Route 113), in Dover. The workshop is free and open to all those who are interested, though space limitations may come into play. Pre-registration is required.

December’s DGDC Meeting Will (Mostly) Be All About Web Mapping

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie
December 9, 2010
9:00 amto12:00 pm

The draft agenda (PDF) for the December 9 meeting of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee has a decidedly “web-map-y” theme.

Aside from the usual reports and updates (which will have some exciting news, he teased), DataMIL manager Sandy Schenck will lead a discussion of user needs for online Delaware Topo maps.  We’ll also have a presentation from the web-map maker from the News Journal. And we’ll hear from from scientific and web-mapping staff from DNREC about their on-line Sea Level Rise Inundation Maps.

The final quarterly DGDC meeting of 2010 will start at 9:00 a.m. in Room 220 of the Kent County Administration Building, at 555 Bay Road (Route 113), in Dover.

Registration Open For GIS Day 2010

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie
November 17, 2010

Registration is now open for Delaware’s third annual GIS Day field trip for fifth grade students. The GeoEducation in Delaware subcommittee of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee will host fifth grade classes from around the state on Wednesday, November 17 at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, for a variety of activities designed to create awareness and enhance the students’ GIS knowledge and how GIS affects everyday life.

visiting the worldStudents will enjoy hands-on opportunities including the Earth Balloon from the Delaware Children’s Museum, a flight simulator, and other activities relating to working with GIS/GPS systems and compass navigation.

GIS Day is the Wednesday of National Geography Awareness Week, which is part of the National Geographic’s My Wonderful World campaign:

Launched in 1987 by presidential proclamation, Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity for families and schools to engage in fun, educational experiences that draw attention to Geo-Literacy and the importance of geographic understanding in ensuring our nation’s economic competitiveness, national security, environmental sustainability, and the livability of our communities in the 21st century.

Activities for each school will last approximately three hours. School arrivals  will be staggered throughout the day to accommodate as many classes as possible. The GIS Day field trip is an equal opportunity event and is free to Delaware schools. Schools must provide their own transportation.

Registration is on a “first submitted, first served” basis and is limited to 100 students from each county. More information and a registration form (PDF) are available on the  GeoEducation in Delaware web site.