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  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:29 AM | URISA Texas (Administrator)

    Texas Emergency GIS Response Team is having training class on March 17th at the Freese & Nichols Austin office.  Register here:  https://guestlist.co/events/451497

    We really need to boost our response capabilities in the Central Texas area so I hope you will all consider attending the training, or sending your co-workers if you are already a member.

     

    It is an in-person class from 8:30 to 4:15 provided to you for free – bring a laptop and TX EGRT can provide a 1 year ArcGIS license if you need. After that, the time commitment is minimal until we are activated. Then you may be asked to volunteer for a 6-hour shift in a local or regional EOC and help with the mapping duties. As you know, having fast accurate mapping available during a disaster is extremely valuable, but most agencies can’t support a GIS position specifically for emergency response … that’s where we come in. We train ourselves on the basics, then step in when needed.

     

    Example – we had tornadoes move through 5 counties in the Dallas area. Texas EGRT was deployed to the City of Rowlett EOC and the regional Disaster District EOC. Then TX EGRT members worked within their own agencies to handle the response in 3 other counties. We probably had 25 people involved – each working a 6-hour shift, and we knocked that out in record time. And time is a precious commodity in a disaster … I like to think we helped speed up the overall response and rebuilding effort!

     

    We have a great working relationship with the Texas Division of Emergency Management in Austin to help provide GIS capabilities for state-level disasters – which can either be an on-site assignment or a remote assistance (from your desktop) assignment. We are working with them to standardize the GIS response state-wide but we need GIS people all over to make this really effective.

     

    If you are interested in the class, check out the website below, and if you are already a member please forward to friends and co-workers so that we can get more trained people available for responses. http://www.texasegrt.org/egrt-training.html

     

    GIS has given us all a lot over the years, and this is a great way to give something back.  This class is for professionals only and not for students in training.

     

    TRAINING LoCATION:
    FREESE AND NICHOLS

    10431 Morado Circle
    Suite 300
    Austin, Texas 78759
    Get Directions

     

    WORKSHOP TRAINER / CONTACT PERSON

    David W. Allen, GISP | GIS Manager

    City of Euless, Texas

    o 817.685.1633 | f 817.685.3149 | dallen@eulesstx.gov


  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:59 AM | URISA Texas (Administrator)

    The next issue of our newsletter is out! You can read it here.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 12:06 PM | URISA Texas (Administrator)

    Our first newsletter is out! You can read it here.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:00 PM | Chris Akin (Administrator)

    URISA Texas Bulletin: Information, job postings, and events for GIS professionals in Texas.

     

    News and Information


    URISA Texas is excited to bring back our Monthly Speaker Series. Join us on August 23rd to learn more about the new ArcGIS Pro. We are lining up plenty of great speakers for the months to come!


    We are also excited to announce our new Mappy Hours. Come socialize and network with your local GIS Professionals.


    Upcoming Events


    URISA Texas Events


    We're hosting lots of great events. Join us!

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    Keep up with more GIS events in your area!


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  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:00 PM | Brian King (Administrator)

    URISA - Current Issue of THE GIS PROFESSIONAL

    Has been posted. It includes a recap of GIS-Pro 2015.


    http://www.urisa.org/resources/the-gis-professional/


  • Monday, November 16, 2015 11:14 AM | URISA Texas (Administrator)

    Please review the document below and complete the survey by November 22, 2015.


    Document for review: Texas State Chapter Bylaws_PROPOSED.pdf

    Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/1niwsE0S04

  • Monday, November 17, 2014 9:15 AM | Sumant Mallavaram (Administrator)

    The 15th annual GIS Day is here on November 19th! Organizations across Texas are celebrating it in a variety of ways. Find out what's happening in your area by going to the official GIS Day website. If you have a GIS Day event scheduled but have not registered it on the website please do so now so that others interested in your area can find it.


    Below is a just a couple of GIS day events that were brought to the attention of URISA Texas:


    1. Coastal Bend Area GIS Day: The Coastal Bend Area GIS Day event is a learning opportunity co-hosted by: Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M and University-Kingsville, Coastal Bend Community College, Coastal Bend GIS Group, and the National Information, Security, Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC). Click here for an information brochure about this event.
    2. Williamson County GIS Day: Coordinated by the Williamson County GIS Council this is a collaborative outreach effort among several government agencies and private organizations to promote the use of GIS.

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:16 PM | Sumant Mallavaram (Administrator)

    Announcing the new QGIS Certificate completely online starting in September 2014.  Learn and earn a college undergraduate CE certificate in QGIS software.  The program offers up to 5 courses, all based on QGIS 2.4.  For more information, visit this page: http://foss4geo.wordpress.com

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:24 AM | Sumant Mallavaram (Administrator)
    URISA Texas has a new website and newly elected officers. Click here for the announcement.
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