Great news everyone, after a short delay we are back up and running with the FLURISA newsletter! Thank you to our team, consisting of Tim Flynn, Amy Hunter, and Lisa Wallace!
In this edition:
Letter from the President
Feature Article #1 - Lee County Pollution Prevention Project
Feature Article #2 - Vanguard Cabinet
The Map Page
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Please join us for our upcoming webinar in October!
Title: NASA Disasters Program and Mapping Portal OverviewTime: Wed, October 16 2019 12:30-1:30 PM EST
Presenters: Amy Robinson and Brady Helms are Disaster Management Coordinators for the NASA Disasters Program at NASA Headquarters. . They are responsible for the collection and coordination of disaster-relevant research, data, and satellite imagery across multiple NASA centers, which provides situational awareness and aids in the decision-making of operational organizations.
Jeremy Kirkendall is the Senior GIS Administrator and Garrett Layne is a GIS Specialist for the NASA Disasters Program at NASA Headquarters. They are responsible for the curation of the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal which hosts disaster-relevant research, data, and satellite imagery from across NASA as well as web applications and story maps.
Description: The NASA Disasters Program promotes the use of Earth observations to improve the prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. This webinar will provide an introduction to the NASA Disasters Program and highlight the types of information available, as well as how users can access the information through the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal.
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First of all, thank you very much for your support of FLURISA during the 2018/19 year. It is that time of year where we once again ask for your continued support. The annual membership runs from July 1st to June 30th, 2020. Membership dues will once again be $25.
We have been able to host several great webinars over the past year, and we have several more planned for upcoming months. Our eFLURISA webinars, highlighting the latest in GIS technology, applications, and solutions and are always free for members. In addition, we will continue to sponsor happy hours, social events, and conferences in your region utilizing the proceeds of your membership and our corporate sponsor’s fees.
We are no longer offering the online GIS classes, but there is a discount that you can get from Geospatial Training (20% for FLURISA members). If you would like more details, please contact us. We will be offering a new benefit that will be an online offering of URISA workshops. We are currently working out the details on this educational benefit and will let everyone know once finalized.
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Thank you once again for your support of Florida URISA!
Please join us for our next webinar in August!
Title: Bay County GIS Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael
Time: Wed, August 21 2019 12:30-1:30 PM EST
Presenter: Scott Warner, GISP, FPEM - Public Safety GIS/9-1-1 Specialist Bay County Situation Unit Leader for Hurricane Michael
Description: On October 10, 2018 Bay County, Florida suffered a catastrophic hit from Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 major hurricane with sustained winds of (140kts) 160mph. Michael was the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. as a Category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The Bay County Emergency Operations Center ramped up operations pre-landfall and continued operating at a full activation level for nearly 2.5 months. Their GIS Section played a key role in data collection, mapping and analysis during the entire operation throughout and still continues today into recovery. With on-site support from partners including Esri Disaster Response Program, various State Incident Management Teams, and private sector agencies, the GIS support and needs grew. Local communication and network outages in the area after landfall made the GIS data sharing extremely challenging, and many lessons were learned. This webinar will cover some of those challenges and lessons learned.
As you may have noticed, we have a new website! We have migrated off our Joomla content management software and on to the WildApricot platform. We have tried to make the content as familiar as possible, but there will be some changes. There are a few things that members will need to be aware of: Your new user name is your email address, you can always change this if needed. The first order of business will be changing your password. Please click HERE to change your password.
The new platform is going to help us many different ways. We are very excited to roll out the new website, but we know there will likely be some growing pains. We are here to help. Please contact us and let us know if you are having any issues. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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