GIS UG Meeting Minutes – 9/27/16

Attendees: Baxter, Mrsa, Brewer, Donna, LaLonde, Bodovski, Meehan, Vender.
  • Chris Capelli (esri) is coming October 7th.  Meeting with Dr. Brewer’s students as well as others.
  • Ryan Baxter Updated on the PA State Legislature Geospatial Board.
    • PASDA is part of the talk and it’s Chaired by state CIO
    • This is an Open meeting.
  • PASDA is Celebrating 20 years!
  • Library got Digital Sanborn Maps Geo Edition.  Digital Sanborn maps for cities outside of PA.
  • Parents weekend is October 15th. There will be an alumni career panel and networking session as well as an APG meeting.  This website has more information.
  • The next NAICS meeting is happening on October 19-22nd in Colorado Springs, CO.  This years “Practical Cartography Day” will be streamed live for members.   
  • The Call for Papers is out for the 2017 Esri UC.
  • The 28th International Catrographic Conference will take place in Washington DC on July 2-7th, 2017.  Deadline for abstracts is October 26th.
  • PennBay and Concept 3d (Campus Bird) will be here for Campus Map meetings on October 12 – 13.   Folks who are interested in participating should reach out to Barb Dulclos (
Esri Enterprise Site License Agreement (ELA) Update: Mike Mrsa
  • Site license has been renewed and we will need to come up with a plan for how ArGIS online Organizational Accounts will be handled and distributed.
    • How do we determine how organizational accounts will be broken out?
    • How many users for each account?
    • How are classes handled?
    • How does this all tie into desktop licensing and ArcGIS Pro?
    • Mike Mrsa will be pulling a group together to discuss this.  Policy needs to be defined.
  • Updated user agreements will go out to current users next month.
GIS Day Update
  • Plans are coming together for the events on November 14th and 15th.
  • Folks from Blue Raster will be giving the Keynote speech.
  • There will be information booths, career panel, keynotes speakers and lightning talks.
  • There will be drawing for a gift certificate and a networking reception on Monday 5-630PM.
Next Meeting is November 9th, 4PM, Whiskers Lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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