Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Maptime Sacramento - Meetup January 12, 2015

Thanks to Sacramento GIS User Group Member Kasey Allen for sharing this Meetup  
Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.

Although Maptime got its start in San Francisco, chapters have sprouted up all over the world, and now, in Sacramento. Come join us for Maptime Sacramento's inaugural hack night! Beginners, you are especially welcome.

6:45-7:00: Introductions and snacks
7:00: "Anatomy of a Web Map" We'll learn about the different pieces of a web map and how they work together. This is going to be a hands-on tutorial, so please bring your laptop!

To register for this event, visit: 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Presentations from the Dec 4, 2014 User Group Meeting

A big thank you to our presenters at the Dec 4th user GIS User Group meeting and to Rong Liu and the City of Sacramento for hosting our event.  Below are links to the presentations from the meeting: 

 "GIS Jobs in California State Service" - Jane Schafer-Kramer, Research Analyst II (Geographic Information Systems), Department of Water Resources 

Rim Fire Lidar Overview" - Jim Schmidt, GIS Analyst, Rim Fire Recover Project 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter GIS Courses Now Available at UC Davis Extension

Davis, Calif.— Take a winter course in Geographic Information Systems from UC Davis Extension. Visit our website for a full listing of courses and to learn about the Geographic Information Systems Professional Concentration.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
•    Dec. 16-18: Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
•    UC Davis: Plant and Environmental Sciences, 387 North Quad
•    $725. Enroll in section 143NAT401.

Python Programming for GIS
•    Feb. 4-25: Wed., 6-9 p.m.
•    UC Davis: Plant and Environmental Sciences, 387 North Quad.
•    $500. Enroll in section 143NAT431.

Data Acquisition and Evaluation/GPS
•    Feb. 20-21 and March 6: Fri., Sat., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
•    UC Davis: Plant and Environmental Sciences, 387 North Quad
•    $650. Enroll in section 143NAT420.

Introduction to UrbanFootprint
•    March 24-25: Tues., Wed., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
•    UC Davis: Plant and Environmental Sciences, 387 North Quad
•    $500. Enroll in section 143NAT423.

For more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email or visit our website.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sacramento GIS User Group Agenda - December 4th 9 AM – 12

Sacramento Area GIS User Group Meeting – December 4th, 2014

New City Hall, Council Chambers
915 I Street 
Sacramento CA


9:00 AM: Welcome

9:10 AM: Mark Dumford, Interwest, GIS Manager -- "Implementing ArcGIS Collector for Field Inspection"

9:40 AM: Ronnie Richards, Sacramento County, GIS Manager -- "Working From Anywhere Using ArcGIS Collector"

10:10 AM: Break & Refreshments (Courtesy of Interwest Consulting Group)

10:40 AM: Jane Schafer-Kramer, Research Analyst II (Geographic Information Systems), Department of Water Resources -- "GIS Jobs in California State Service"

11:10 AM: Jim Schmidt, GIS Analyst, Rim Fire Recover Project – “Rim Fire Lidar Overview.

Our Website:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GeoDev Meetup - October 27th at 5:30pm

When: Oct 27 at 5:30pm
Where: 1715 I Street, SacramentoCA (map)
An Esri GeoDev Meetup is taking place in Sacramento on October 27th, where food and beverages will be provided! (Come a lil' hungry, why don't ya?) 
This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.
Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development. 
At these meet ups, you can: 
• Meet cool people. Duh, we're there.
• Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.
• Make a name for yourself in presenting an cool new/interesting concept or idea.
• Impress someone by sharing your experiences.
• If you're sharp with your GIS and developer trivia, you can win some cool Esri swag 
• Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers! 

Here's what's on the agenda: 

5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served - YES!) 
6:30 - 7:00 PM Introduction
7:00 - 8:00 Lightning talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Raffle, Networking and Social. Two great (no, FANTASTIC) prizes: 
A voucher for 1000 Service Credits for your ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription
A free registration pass to attend the 2015 Esri DevSummit
Follow us on Twitter: #geodev @AmyNiessen and@geogangster

Friday, August 15, 2014