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UD community members have been working with GIS for over 25 years.  Today, GIS is used in some way in most colleges and departments on campus. Support for GIS at UD is sponsored by units in the Library and Information Technologies.

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February 14: GIS Coffee Hour

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Pearson Hall room 311 (Studio A) John Stevenson (UD Library) will speak about PolicyMap, a cloud based data and mapping platform that facilitates the analyses of data and quickly displays it in maps, tables, charts and reports.  PolicyMap enables users to create maps and provides access to more than 37,000 indicators related to demographics, income/spending, housing, lending, quality of life, economy, education, health, jobs, crime, and education.  Data is available across a wide range of geographies, including address, block groups, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA, as well as school districts, HUD neighborhoods,  and political boundaries.  Stevenson will demonstrate how new features, such as “create account” and “download data”, make PolicyMap ideal for class use.
Other topics:
– Esri License Server update
– Esri User Conference passes (July 10-14, 2017 San Diego)
– Round table
Please contact Olena ( if you would like to join via telephone/video conferencing
Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Esri Federal GIS (FedGIS) conference, DC, Feb 13-14, 2017

This is a unique opportunity to attend one of the best Esri conferences locally. Registration for students is only $100! There is also a reduced registration fee for state employees and educators. Registration is FREE to anyone with the military ID (active duty, reserve, contractor), federal employee, NPO or NGO. Esri FedGIS Registration

FedGIS is 2nd largest (after Esri International User Conference, San Diego) conference for Esri. GIS professionals often referred to this conference as East Coast Esri User Conference. FedGIS is an annual conference and is always held in February. The conference is geared toward federal employees, hence it is located in Washington DC, but the content is applicable to all GIS professionals.

Attendees learn more about products, solutions, and services related to ArcGIS software. On the agenda – plenary sessions with Jack Dangermond (President and co-founder of Esri), as well as Esri exports showcasing advanced GIS technology and users best GIS implementations; technical workshops; Expo Center; hand-on learning center and networking. Lunches and refreshments are provided every day as part of the conference fee. Networking receptions are included as well: 2/13 reception (5:15-6:30pm) at the Expo Center and 2/14 reception (6:30-9:30pm) at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (that’s right – a night at the museum!).

For more information please visit Esri FedGIS conference site

Jack Dangermond (Esri President and co-founder), FedGIS 2016, Plenary Session

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