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  • 18 May 2020 8:29 PM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    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 jobs@flurisa.org and please refer those in need to the www.flurisa.org/jobs website.

    Be safe and be well.


  • 6 May 2020 9:24 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    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

    Apply Here

  • 10 Apr 2020 3:52 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    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
    Regional Updates
    Feature Article #1 - Florida Geographic Information Office
    The Map Page
    In Memoriam – Charlie Gonzalez, IV
    Upcoming
    Workshops
    Contact Us

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  • 6 Apr 2020 9:00 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    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.

    Apply Here

  • 8 Jan 2020 1:18 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    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 HurricanesApply 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.

    Prerequisites: None

    Title: Moving Beyond Traditional Hazard Risk AnalysisApply 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)

    Targeted Audience: Florida Floodplain Managers, Emergency Management Professionals, and GIS Professionals.

    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)

    Targeted Audience: Florida Floodplain Managers, Emergency Management Professionals, and GIS Professionals.

    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.  

    Prerequisites: None, but experience using geographic information systems software is recommended.  This course includes multiple hands-on activities that use Esri’s ArcGIS Pro.


  • 10 Oct 2019 10:22 AM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    This chart represents the FLURISA Profit and Loss statement for the 2018 - 2019 reporting year.


  • 16 Sep 2019 2:32 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    FLURISA Nominating committee

    Immediate Past-President

    Allen Aibaugh

    Section Executives

    Casey Rogers

    Amber Bloechle               

    Jenifer Marangos

    Chapter member appointed by the President.

    Jessica Paul

    Email: nc@flurisa.org

    Accepting Nominations for the following positions

    Executive Positions: Central Section Executive (2 year term, rotating on odd years)
    Treasurer (currently vacant, 2 year term)
    Vice President (2 year term, then president)

    Regional Directors: Regional Directors that have completed 2-year term
    Regional Director - Northeast (North)     Wendy Peloquin              10/9/2013
    Regional Director - Gatorland (Central)  Heather Hardester         
    Regional Director - Southwest (South)   Amy Hoyt

    Please send all nominations to nc@flurisa.org by 9/24/19

    Timeline

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - request the submission of suitable names (11 weeks prior to vote)

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Nomination Committee presents names to Executive Boar (9 weeks prior to vote)

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Ballot published (8 weeks prior to vote)

    Vote: Tuesday, November 26, 2019


  • 13 Aug 2019 10:07 AM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    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
    Regional Updates
    Feature Article #1 - Lee County Pollution Prevention Project
    Feature Article #2 - Vanguard Cabinet
    The Map Page
    Upcoming
    Workshops
    Sponsors

    FLURISA Newsletters are free of charge for members. If you are member please click the Newsletter Content tab for Access.

    If you are not a member
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  • 20 Jun 2019 9:55 AM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    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.

    Thank you for visiting our new website, we have migrated our user database to this new platform, if you have questions on your old user information, please let us know here, or see this page for more information.

    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.

    Interested in finding out more about Corporate Sponsorship, please click here.

    Thank you once again for your support of Florida URISA!


  • 21 Jan 2019 5:31 PM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    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. flurisa@flurisa.org.

    Sincerly,
    The FLURISA Board

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