This chart represents the FLURISA Profit and Loss statement for the 2020 reporting year.
Dear FLURISA member,
The FLURISA board is announcing that we will hold our 2021 annual meeting on April 30th at 6 PM via GoToWebinar (Please click here for registration). While the yearly meeting serves as an opportunity to update all members of FLURISA’s current status and direction this year it is especially important. Many of you are aware of the OneURISA initiative from conversations over the past year (Details can be found here).
OneURISA is an effort from the URISA to restructure the relationship between the national organization (URISA) and each of the local chapters. This process requires several important changes and considerations to FLURISA’s By-Laws which must be approved by the general membership at our annual meeting. The executive board of FLURISA has met and discussed these changes over the past several months with URISA. These draft by-laws and changes are posted to the FLURISA website and can be accessed via the following link for review.
One of the items of business during the annual meeting will be a membership-wide vote to accept these draft By-Laws which meet the requirement of the OneURISA initiative.
Title: Personal Branding and LinkedIn Profile Optimization for GIS Professionals
Description: This presentation will cover promoting Geospatial activities and content on digital platforms such as LinkedIn and promoting the value that personal branding presents for all geospatial professionals.
Date: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Bruce Buxton (aka The Gray Beard) is Director of Digital Transformation for Critigen, a leading Geospatial Integrator. He has worked in the GIS software consulting space since 2004 and has a wide range of experience identifying and demonstrating the Geospatial value proposition for major utilities, state, and local governments, and oil and gas industries. Bruce has recently been instrumental in promoting Geospatial activities and content on digital platforms such as LinkedIn and promoting the value that personal branding presents for all geospatial professionals.
The new FLURISA newsletter for December is now available in the Newsletter tab!
In this edition:
Letter from the President
Feature Article #1 – Boynton Beach Nickel’s Forrest
Feature Article #2 – Working From Home Due to COVID-19
The Map Page
Letters to the Editor
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Title: A GISP Process & Ethics Update
Description: This presentation will cover the current GISP process, including the Portfolio requirements and the Exam structure and content.
Date: Thurs, Nov 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Presenters: Candice Luebbering, PhD GISP , GISCI Executive Director and Bill Hodge GISP, Retiring GISCI Executive Director
Calling all FLURISA GIS members! In an effort to assist those that may have recently suffered from loss of employment, we are calling on those of us that may be aware of open opportunities to help get fellow GIS community members back on their feet. At this time, it is clearly a challenge to be an employer or an interviewee. Using our FLURISA community, we hope to share open positions for a limited time to offset that challenges and get members back in the game as productive members in the Florida GIS sector. Please send any open positions to email@example.com and please refer those in need to the www.flurisa.org/jobs website.
Please note, we have sunset this effort. We are leaving this page up in case it can be useful for anyone, but we are not actively updating it anymore.
Be safe and be well.
Title: Aerial Mapping, Imagery, and Condition Data Collection Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Description: This webinar will demonstrate and discuss the hardware and software platforms available to collect imagery and condition data from UASs. Applicability to multiple industries will be highlighted including infrastructure analysis, asset management, and farming.
Date: Wed, May 20, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Presenters: Allen Ibaugh, CEO DTS and Brian Sovik, VP of Business Development DTS
We are now 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 - Florida Geographic Information Office
The Map Page
In Memoriam – Charlie Gonzalez, IV
Title: An Introduction to Florida’s State Geographic Information Office
Description: Learn about the Legislative directive to create the GIO and how we are organized. See how our mission and initiatives may support your work and why we need your input! Take a tour of the newly launched State Geographic Information Office web site.
Date: Wed, April 22, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Presenter: Kim Jackson, GISP, State Geographic Information Officer (GIO). Kim started her career in GIS at the St Johns River Water Management District in 1990. She is a certified GISP and recently completed the LEAPS leadership program through the University of Florida. She is the State of Florida’s delegate to the National States Geographic Information Council and after twenty five years with DEP, last May she became Florida’s State Geographic Information Officer. Kim is especially excited to engage more Florida students in spatial data studies and professional internships.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management is exited to announce the following courses. The classes are now available on SERT TRAC with a direct link is provided below after each course title. Note: if you do not currently have a profile established in SERT TRAC, feel free to set one up here as you will need an account to sign up for these courses.
Title: Using Geospatial Technologies to Describe and Measure Risks and Vulnerabilities from Florida Hurricanes – Apply here
Description: Models that leverage the capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly being used to understand and address the economic and social impacts of hazards such as hurricanes. While offering significant potential for mitigating these risks, they can also produce inaccurate information if the hazard, exposure and other inputs upon which they are based are inappropriate. You will also learn how GIS can be used to visualize and analyze these data in order to guide decision making related to hurricane mitigation and other aspects of emergency management.
Course Dates: Dates/Times: Tuesday, February 11 (8:30 to 4:30 Eastern), Wednesday, February 12 (8:30 to 4:30 Eastern) and Thursday, February 13, 2020 (8:30 to 11:30)
Targeted Audience: Florida Floodplain Managers, Emergency Management Professionals, and GIS Professionals.
Additional Information: This course is the first in a series of three that also include the Moving Beyond Traditional Hazard Risk Analysis and Modeling Risk with Hazus-MH: Fundamentals and Beyond courses. Attendance in all three courses is not required, but it is encouraged.
Title: Moving Beyond Traditional Hazard Risk Analysis – Apply here
Description: In this course you will learn how to apply several ‘non-traditional’ tools and techniques that can significantly improve your analysis and communication of hurricane wind and flood risk. Three different topic areas are covered. The first is an exploration of techniques for quantifying the social impacts of hurricane hazards such as shelter needs and mental health considerations. Next, a variety of statistical techniques are covered that can be used to identify and explain patterns in data that may not be immediately evident through other means. The course concludes with an exploration of tools in ArcGIS Pro that are available for expanding on the limitations of ‘basic mapping’ by conveying information through 3D animation.
Course Dates: Monday, March 16 (8:30 to 4:30 Eastern), Tuesday, March 17 (8:30 to 4:30 Eastern) and Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (8:30 to 11:30)
Additional Information: This course is the second in a series of three that also include the Using Geospatial Technologies to Describe and Measure Risks and Vulnerabilities from Florida Hurricanes course and the Modeling Risk with Hazus-MH: Fundamentals and Beyond course. Attendance in all three courses is not required, but it is encouraged.
Prerequisites: None, but experience using geographic information systems software is recommended. This course includes multiple hands-on activities that use Esri’s ArcGIS Pro.
Title: Modeling Risk with Hazus-MH: Fundamentals and Beyond – Apply here
Description: This course will explain how to use FEMA’s Hazus-MH tool to assess economic and social impacts from hurricane related winds and floods in Florida. The class will include multiple hands-on activities including an opportunity to apply the lessons learned to characterize hurricane related risks in your own community. Participants should expect to develop a basic understanding of how Hazus-MH works – what it can produce ‘out of the box’, how it can be enhanced by incorporating more refined inputs, and how it can inform other aspects of risk management in your community.
Course Dates: Monday, April 20 thru Thursday, April 23, 2020 (8:30 to 4:30 daily)
Additional Information: This course is the final one in a series of three that also includes the Using Geospatial Technologies to Describe and Measure Risks and Vulnerabilities from Florida Hurricanes course and the Using Geospatial Technologies to Describe and Measure Risks and Vulnerabilities from Florida Hurricanes course. It builds on these courses by discussing how to leverage the information produced by Hazus-MH.
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