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  • 7 Dec 2021 1:23 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Real-Time Data in Action: How to Leverage Streaming Information into Visual Dashboards

    Description:  This webinar will explore different methods and alternatives for streaming and displaying near real time data into visualization dashboards such as ESRI’s AGOL, Microsoft PowerBI, and others. We’ll talk through real world examples of data streams from various sources and how to retrieve data and then discuss industry best practices and examples of dashboard visualization tools.  Broader topics may include:

    • The importance of latency and data
    • Selecting the right visualization tool
    • Meet 508 compliance/accessibility in the visualization tools

     Date: Wed, December 15, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    PresentersKeith Smith, GISP: Through his role leading the Southeast Applied Technology team, Keith works to create innovative and effective solutions. Keith specializes in data management, including Big Data, where Keith has designed and architected systems that deliver powerful analytics across Smart Cities, transportation systems, planning efforts, freight networks, and health initiatives.  Serving as the Southeast Applied Technology Manager, Keith has contributed on multiple dynamic and cross discipline solutions that deliver impactful solutions.  His ability to comprehensibly break down complex process into navigable procedures has guided multiple clients to successful implementations of technology while maintaining the high level of quality.  As a GISP with a background in geography, Keith understands the spatial landscape of data and how to effectively use geospatial technologies to identify relationships and patterns.  Keith has developed numerous dashboards for delivering this powerful data, providing user friendly platforms for interacting and retrieving these metrics. krsmith@vhb.com

    Josie Sanchez: As a programmer, Josie performs many roles throughout VHB including web development, database administration, data management including data visualization tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Kibana, and geospatial analytics. She is a focused team member who is highly versed in web, code, data, and accessibility requirements including key ADA and 508 compliance reviews. jsanchez@vhb.com

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  • 3 Sep 2021 9:47 AM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    First of all, thank you very much for your support of FLURISA during the 2019/20 year. It is that time of year where we once again ask for your continued support. We have officially joined the OneURISA initiative, which will go into effect in January 2022. For this reason, we have prorated membership dues to $12.50 and this will be good through January 2022.

    FLURISA still exists and will continue forward, however, our membership model is changing. Under OneURISA, the two memberships are being merged together. URISA (our parent organization) will collect one membership fee. Paying the URISA membership will automatically include membership in both URISA and FLURISA. The reason for the mid-year prorated value is to get in alignment with the URISA model which resets in January 2022.

    We are working closely with URISA to make this as smooth a transition as possible. For our members, we are asking them to join FLURISA for the remainder of 2021 and then join URISA as you normally would starting in 2022. 

    We as a board are working out all the details of what membership entails along with “Friends of FLURISA”, non-URISA members who still contribute and participate in select events throughout Florida. We’ll be announcing more details in the coming months as we work with URISA and get those details ironed out.

    For our corporate sponsorship, nothing has changed other than as a bonus to being a FLURISA sponsor you get access to a larger audience as URISA members will have full access to all FLURISA activities.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you,

    FLURISA Board

  • 11 Aug 2021 10:55 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: How GISCorps Crowdsourced over 65,000 COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites

    Description:  GISCorps volunteers have been mapping COVID-19 testing sites since March of 2020, and vaccination sites since January 2021. But they haven't worked alone... they've had help from government agencies, other nonprofit groups, healthcare providers, private companies, and the public. In this webinar, we discuss the lessons we learned along the way and we share the data and apps we've produced.

     Date: Wed, August 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

    PresenterHolly Torpey, GISP, is GISCorps' part-time program coordinator and a GISCorps volunteer herself. Holly has a master's degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology and a background using GIS to manage natural resources for the federal government and private industry.

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  • 9 Jul 2021 11:28 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Florida Evacuation Studies 2020-2025

    Description:  Highlight the update of the Florida Regional Evacuation Studies and the use of automation as well as Anonymous Smartphone Location-Based Services Data to improve the evacuation planning assumptions statewide.

     Date: Wed, July 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    Presenter: Andrew Sussman, MPA Hurricane Program Manager / AlertFlorida Mass Notification Contract Manager

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  • 14 Apr 2021 4:43 PM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

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  • 30 Mar 2021 9:02 AM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    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.


    Thank you,
    Keith Smith
    FLURISA President

  • 11 Mar 2021 12:02 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    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

    PresenterBruce 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. 

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  • 14 Dec 2020 12:44 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    The new FLURISA newsletter for December is now available in the Newsletter tab!

    In this edition:

    Letter from the President

    Regional Updates

    Feature Article #1 – Boynton Beach Nickel’s Forrest

    Feature Article #2 – Working From Home Due to COVID-19

    The Map Page

    Upcoming Workshops

    Letters to the Editor

    Contact Us

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

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  • 9 Nov 2020 1:46 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    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

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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.

    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.


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