News

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution - A free Online Course

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 1:05pm -- NathalieCSmith

Starting July 17, Penn State will run a 5 weeks online course - In this course you will learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. More information @ https://www.coursera.org/course/maps

Become a GIS Evangelist!

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:28am -- bondpam2
Network of Alliances for Geographic Education

The Idaho Geographic Education and Outreach (IGEO), an organization within the National Geographic Alliance Network, is looking for GIS professionals, educators, and college-level students who are interested in becoming mentors, trainers, and/or guest speakers. The mission of the IGEO is to foster geographic and ecological awareness by empowering teachers, students and communities with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to be geographically and ecologically literate in the 21st century.

SAVE THE DATE | Northwest GIS Users Conference | October 14-18, 2013 | Sunriver, Oregon

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:08pm -- melindafortner

Web and mobile mapping are on the rise; people are consuming maps in their browsers and on their smart phones now more than ever. The 27th annual Northwest GIS Users Conference will help you cultivate ideas for producing rich cartographic products and for making responsive web map services to meet society's demand to consume on the go. We hope to see you there!

2013 Northwest GIS Users Conference Website

Do you have ideas for session topics?

Interested in speaking?

Interested in sponsoring or being a vendor?

Sponsors Needed for NorthWest Regional User Group Meeting at Esri User Conference

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:48pm -- NathalieCSmith

The annual ESRI User Conference NW Regional User Group meeting will be held this year on July 9, 2013 at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in San Diego. We are looking for sponsors to make this gathering a success. Many folks from all over the Pacific Northwest region will be in attendance and this is an excellent way to get your company's name and face out to the masses and get prospective clients into your booth! Last year there were over 220 attendees at the event which took place thanks to our generous sponsors' support. If you are interested in supporting this gathering, please contact Ruth Bunch (ruth.bunch@ci.longview.wa.us) or Nathalie Smith (nsmith@esri.com)

Congratulation to Ian Von Essen on his 2012 NSGIC Outstanding Service Award

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:46am -- NathalieCSmith
At the 2012 NSGIC conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida Ian Von Essen was awared the  Outstanding Service Award by Tim De Troye, NSGIC President. 
 
Ian served on the NSGIC Board as well as co-chairing the NG 9-1-1 Work Group.  Along with Kenny Miller, he  was the Work Group's inaugural chair, stepping forward when NSGIC needed the leadership.  He brought the local government perspective to the NG 9-1-1 Work Group, and to NSGIC.  The NG 9-1-1 Work Group produced the very useful Top 10 List for state GIS Coordinators to build relationships with the 9-1-1 community.  His dedication, leadership and interest has resulted in preparing state GIS coordinators to better support the Public Safety Answering Points as they move toward NG 9-1-1 Call Center improvements.
 
 
Ian is aslo a long standing member of the Northwest GIS User Community. He served on the NWGIS Board for a number of years and co-chaired the 2006 NWGIS Conference in Spokane WA. 

Esri Fall 2012 Seminar Series: ArcGIS 10.1 - Transform your Organization

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:36pm -- NathalieCSmith
This Fall, Esri will conduct its seminar series throughout the Northwest. Current seminar dates and location:
 
Boise, ID  (The Grove Hotel) on Thu Oct 11  
Anchorage, AK (Anchorage Marriott Downtown) on Tue Oct 16 
Portland, OR (The Nines) on Thu Nov 8 
Bellevue, WA (Hilton Bellevue) on Thu Nov 15
 
 

ArcGIS continues to evolve and offer new ways for you to meet the needs of your organization. In this seminar, you will learn how the ArcGIS system at 10.1 helps you make the most of your GIS investment.

At the seminar, you will

What is your NWGIS Board up to?

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 2:51pm -- Kessler GIS
  • We now have a full 11 board members. Montana is now represented by 2, yes 2 board members!
  • We have a number of committees that we’ve created and each is working on improving your organization.
    • Election: working on better communication and going digital (some of this requires by-law changes)
    • Membership: defining membership and benefits so you know why you want to be a member
    • By-law review: the by-laws need to be updated and clarified some
    • Web page: an active team has moved it to a better server (which you don’t see) and a doing a full redesign. This will be a place to go for information and connections.
    • Brown bags: we’re starting to sponsor smaller sessions around the northwest. Got an idea? Give us a shout!
  • We have four of our board members working directly with URISA on making the Portland conference a big success
  • We also have a number of other topics on our plate such as a scholarship fund, a committee on publicity, annual awards for leading GIS advocates. We just need time and people to get these going.

Call for volunteers

Creating the 2011 NWGIS Conference Attendees Map

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 1:00pm -- NathalieCSmith
Snapshot of Boise 2011 Community Map

The 2011 NWGIS Conference Attendees Map map is interactive, zoom in/out, click on the pins to get details on the attendees to the conference.  You can view the map online at http://boise2011.nwgis.org/community

To recreate this map (or your own simple map):

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the community list at http://boise2011.nwgis.org/community and click on the small orange ‘csv’ button – save the file ”community.csv” to your desktop
  2. Browse to ArcGIS Explorer Online http://explorer.arcgis.com  and start a New Map
  3. Click on the Add Content button (button with + sign), click on “import” and select CSV
  4. Browse to the ‘community.csv’ file you just saved, click next and then import

You know have a map with all the currently registered attendees to the 2011 NWGIS conference.

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed

Northwest GIS User Group

NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.

 

Website