Events

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar (See below)


    Creating and Using Custom Soils Databases using ArcGIS Desktop


    Presentation Outline: 


    The gSSURGO database has become popular with ArcGIS users needing large-scale or detailed soils data for analysis and modeling across very large areas of the United States. For several years the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been providing downloads of gSSURGO in state-wide tiles from the Geospatial Data Gateway. What many users don’t realize is that the NRCS has also created the 'Soil Data Development' ArcToolbox, which along with the User Guide makes it easy for anyone to download large quantities of soils data, build gSSURGO databases for custom areas of interest, and to create soil maps for over 160 soil properties in a similar fashion as the Soil Data Viewer extension for ArcMap. Custom areas of interest could be defined as any polygon or set of polygons such as 12-digit watersheds, multi-counties, states, multi-states or even as pipeline corridors that stretch from the Gulf Coast to Canada. During this webinar, Steve will be demonstrating how to use the Toolbox and answering questions about gSSURGO.




    About the Speaker:


    Steve Peaslee is a GIS Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He has served in that capacity for a total of 23 years in the states of Kansas and Nebraska. This includes 5 years at the Kansas state office in Salina, 2 years as the State GIS Specialist in Nebraska and 17 years at the National Soil Survey Office in Lincoln, Nebraska. Steve has degrees in Agriculture and Surveying/GIS from Kansas State University.


    His work with the NRCS began in the early nineties when digital orthophotography was just becoming available through USGS. Steve was heavily involved with the development of digital watershed and hydrography layers in Kansas and became the GIS lead for the development of SSURGO soils data in Kansas. Most of his career has been spent working with digital soils data such as SSURGO, both in the development and support aspects.


    Currently his duties at the National Soil Survey Center involve GIS and cartographic support for the National Soil Survey Center staffs and Soils Hotline support for any soils-related data or applications having a GIS component. These applications include Soil Data Viewer, Web Soil Survey and Soil Data Access. Steve specializes in using ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop to develop Python-based ArcTools for working with soils data.



    To Join:

    Screen Share:  https://esri.zoom.us/j/5125025040/

    Telephone:

     1-877-369-0926

    Webinar ID: 512 502 5040

    International numbers available:

    https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=KfuxHn7bU3XmzyKN3R-YQ7n04r0jrDVv



    Participants can connect to the audio conference by calling in via phone, or by using online audio with a headset. Please be sure to change your screen name when you log in so that we can be sure to send you your PDH certificate.


    In order to receive a PDH certificate each participant must register for the event. Certificates will not be issued to those who have not.





    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Flying Saucer, 111 E 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Mappy Hour - Fort Worth

    September 28, 2017

    Flying Saucer

    111 E 3rd Street

    Fort Worth, TX 76102

     http://www.beerknurd.com/locations/fort-worth-flying-saucer


    Join URISA Texas for some casual after work socializing and networking.

    Meet fellow GIS geeks, make job contacts, and get involved!

    Membership is not required to attend!

    To register, click HERE

    Join URISA Texas or find out about all our events at:

    www.urisatexas.org


    Thank you to our Sponsors!


    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Katy Trail Ice House, 3127 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

    Mappy Hour - Dallas

    October 19, 2017

    Katy Trail Ice House

    3127 Routh Street

    Dallas, TX 75201

    http://katyicehouse.com


     Join URISA Texas for some casual after work socializing and networking.

    Meet fellow GIS geeks, make job contacts, and get involved!   

    Membership is not required to attend!   

    To register, click HERE   

    Join URISA Texas or find out about all our events at:

    www.urisatexas.org   


    Thank you to our Sponsors!



    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Esri, 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, Suite 309, San Antonio, TX 78259

    Asset Management Workshop

    Planning, Strategy, and Implementation


    A Certified URISA Workshop!


    Public and private agencies face continuous challenges 

    to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets. Many of these agencies are turning to Asset Management to cope with these challenges and improve business performance and effectiveness.


    This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.



    Specific topics include:

    • Strategy and Planning
    • Data Collection Methods
    • Software Solutions
    • Information Management and Decision Support Tools
    • Evaluation and Performance Measures
    • GASB34 Reporting
    • Life Cycle Costs


    Intended Audience:


    This workshop is intended for utility, transportation, engineering, planning, and environmental managers and analysts of the public and private sectors.


    Discounted Hotel Reservations (ask for the "Esri rate"):


    • Drury Inn
      • Address: 801 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232
      • Phone: 210-404-1600
    • Holiday Inn
      • Address: 19280 Redland Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259
      • Phone210-298-8820

    Registration:

    • Early Registration: $200 through Oct 15th
    • Late Registration: $225 after Oct 15th

    Instructor Background:


    Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Enterprise Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace.


    Mr. Ibaugh has extensive knowledge and experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), infrastructure asset management, transportation planning, and GIS-model integration.  Mr. Ibaugh has over 20 years of project management and technical experience working on various GIS and transportation projects for DOTs, regional planning agencies, and various Town/County Governments. 


    During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been an active member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is a Past President of the Board of Directors. 


    Event Flyer

    URISA TX Asset Management Workshop Flyer 2 Nov 2017 San Antonio.pdf

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Freese and Nichols, 10431 Morado Circle, Austin, TX 78759

    Asset Management Workshop

    Planning, Strategy, and Implementation


    A Certified URISA Workshop!


    Public and private agencies face continuous challenges 

    to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets. Many of these agencies are turning to Asset Management to cope with these challenges and improve business performance and effectiveness.


    This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.



    Specific topics include:

    • Strategy and Planning
    • Data Collection Methods
    • Software Solutions
    • Information Management and Decision Support Tools
    • Evaluation and Performance Measures
    • GASB34 Reporting
    • Life Cycle Costs


    Intended Audience:


    This workshop is intended for utility, transportation, engineering, planning, and environmental managers and analysts of the public and private sectors.


    Discounted Hotel Reservations:


    A block 10-15 rooms are available on a first come first served basis (mention "URISA").

    • Holiday Inn Express
      • Address: 10711 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
      • Phone512-346-5555

    Registration:

    • Early Registration: $200 through Oct 20th
    • Late Registration: $225 after Oct 20th

    Instructor Background:


    Allen Ibaugh is the CEO of DTS, a technology business focused on developing and deploying GIS, Enterprise Asset Management, and web-based solutions for government and private industry, particularly in the transportation marketplace.


    Mr. Ibaugh has extensive knowledge and experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), infrastructure asset management, transportation planning, and GIS-model integration.  Mr. Ibaugh has over 20 years of project management and technical experience working on various GIS and transportation projects for DOTs, regional planning agencies, and various Town/County Governments. 


    During the past 20 years, Mr. Ibaugh has been an active member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is a Past President of the Board of Directors. 


    Event Flyer: 

    URISA TX Asset Management Workshop Flyer 3 Nov 2017 Austin.pdf

Past events

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - August 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017 August 2017 Mappy Hour - San Antonio
Thursday, July 27, 2017 July 2017 Mappy Hour - Dallas
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - July 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017 URISA Texas and Texas A&M Joint Esri UC Mappy Hour 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017 June 2017 Mappy Hour - Fort Worth
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - June 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 May 2017 Mappy Hour - San Antonio
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - May 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 May 2017 Mappy Hour - Dallas
Thursday, April 27, 2017 April 2017 Mappy Hour - Keller
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - April 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - March 2017 2.0
Thursday, March 23, 2017 March 2017 Mappy Hour - Dallas
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - March 2017
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - November 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - October 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016 October 2016 Mappy Hour - Dallas
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 URISA Texas Monthly Speaker Series - September 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 September 2016 Mappy Hour - Fort Worth
Thursday, September 01, 2016 September 2016 Mappy Hour - Dallas
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 URISA Texas Monthly Speaker Series - August 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 DRONES: What to know before you fly
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Coastal Bend Area GIS Day
Monday, July 20, 2015 2015 Esri International User Conference
Monday, April 13, 2015 South Central Arc Users Group
Monday, October 13, 2014 2014 URISA Leadership Academy (II)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 CenTex GIS Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Monthly Speaker Series - September 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014 2014 GIS-Pro Annual Conference
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Monthly Meeting - August 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014 2014 URISA Leadership Academy (I)
Monday, March 10, 2014 24th Annual South Central Arc User Group (SCAUG) Conference
Monday, October 21, 2013 2013 Texas GIS Forum
Monday, September 16, 2013 GIS-Pro 2013 URISA's 51st Annual Conference for GIS Professionals
Friday, June 21, 2013 GIS Program Management Workshop
Monday, May 13, 2013 URISA Leadership Academy
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