27 October 2017

GIS Day at Rowan College at Burlington County

Registration is OPEN
GIS Day at Rowan College at Burlington County
(formerly GIS Day at Burlington County College)
900 College Circle, Mount Laurel, NJ
Wednesday, November 15th , 8:30-4:30

We are pleased to announce that a full-day GIS Day event will once again be held at Rowan College at Burlington County (formerly Burlington County College) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.   This event will consist of a morning of speaker presentations and an afternoon of GPS and GIS activities.  This year, the afternoon will once again include an opportunity to visit Palmyra Nature Cove’s Mobile Geoscience and Remote Sensing Lab.  There will also be an afternoon symposium hosted by MAGTUG, the Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Users Group (www.magtug.wordpress.com), which will focus on Geospatial Data Management for Local Agencies.

Morning topics will include how GIS is being used for:
·         Flood preparedness
·         Solar Siting
·         Inventorying historic architecture
·         Prioritizing land preservation

The afternoon will include:
·         Palmyra Nature Cove’s Mobile Geoscience and Remote Sensing Lab
·         MAGTUG symposium on Geospatial Data Management for Local Agencies with presentations covering
o   File/folder naming conventions and protocols/management tips
o   Web GIS & LiDAR as a platform for guide rail assessment
o   & more
·         GPS field activity
·         Self-paced GIS lab exercises

Registration is open at www.co.burlington.nj.us/gisdayatrcbc

We are also still accepting map submissions for the map gallery/contest for GIS Day.  More info is attached and at available at the link above.  

16 October 2017

Greening the Hunt

Are "darting safaris" an improvement over traditional safaris? Rick Schroeder will present a fascinating look at the topic on October 27.

11 October 2017

UAV/GPS Workshop at Rutgers

 Are you interested in learning how to use your smartphone or tablet as a GPS or GIS data collector while you’re out in the field? Are you curious about Drone Mapping? Join us on Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th for informative and interactive day long workshops.
To register, please visit http://gps-mapping.com/workshops/.

On December 11th, the workshop will explore the growing trend of using smartphones and tablets in the field as GPS/GIS data collection devices (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device). Carrying a specialized “GPS handheld” is no longer necessary to collect high-accuracy, feature-rich data. How accurate is the GPS chip inside your iPad? How can you get sub- meter or centimeter accuracy using your iPad, iPhone or Android device? Which software should you use on your smartphone/tablet to collect GPS/GIS data?

On December 12th, learn about how you no longer need a traditional FAA Pilot license or a $50,000 drone to start using UAVs for mapping and inspection. The FAA rules changed last summer so it’s much easier to start flying now.  Consumer drones are getting better, faster, less expensive and easier to fly.  The workshop will explore the current FAA rules for flying drones and what it takes to obtain a drone pilot certificate. It will also offer a discussion about different types of drones, costs, and capabilities. By attending you will learn about examples of products and data you can produce with an inexpensive drone.

Registration questions? Call Eric at (541) 829-3443 or ericpg@gps-mapping.com
Click here to see a flyer for more information and for a mail in registration form.

10 October 2017

The real cost of invasive plants

New Brunswick Today reports that the City of New Brunswick has been forced to raise its water and sewer rates because of invasive plants growing in its water supply system. The infestation is miles away from New Brunswick, but the cost of invasives is real for Hub City residents.

09 October 2017

01 October 2017

MVV at the NY Times

The NY Times has posted a very short video of Michael Van Valkenburg. It feels like a telling sign of where landscape architecture is today. The highest-profile LAs are increasingly treated with a seriousness that parallels artists and scientists.