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  • 20 Jun 2019 3:31 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Please join us for our next webinar in July!

    TitleIn Search of the Holy Grail: Indoor Mapping, Tracking, and Navigation for First Responders

    TimeWed, July 17, 2019 12:30-1:30pm EST  

    Presenter: Jeb Benson

    Description: At the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) is on the hunt for solutions to improve first responder situational awareness while operating indoors. This presentation will discuss the complex issues, current state of the industry plus advanced R&D, and plans for the future related to indoor mapping, tracking, and navigation.


    FLURISA webinars are free of charge for members. If you are member please click the eFLURISA Registration to access the GoTo Webinar sign up link.

  • 20 Jun 2019 9:55 AM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    Please join us for our upcoming webinar in August!

    TitleBay County GIS Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael

    Time: Wed, August 21 2019  12:30-1:30 PM EST

    Presenter: Scott Warner, GISP, FPEM - Public Safety GIS/9-1-1 Specialist Bay County Situation Unit Leader for Hurricane Michael

    Description: On October 10, 2018 Bay County, Florida suffered a catastrophic hit from Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 major hurricane with sustained winds of (140kts) 160mph. Michael was the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. as a Category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The Bay County Emergency Operations Center ramped up operations pre-landfall and continued operating at a full activation level for nearly 2.5 months.  Their GIS Section played a key role in data collection, mapping and analysis during the entire operation throughout and still continues today into recovery.  With on-site support from partners including Esri Disaster Response Program, various State Incident Management Teams, and private sector agencies, the GIS support and needs grew.  Local communication and network outages in the area after landfall made the GIS data sharing extremely challenging, and many lessons were learned.  This webinar will cover some of those challenges and lessons learned.


    FLURISA webinars are free of charge for members. If you are member please click the eFLURISA Registration to access the GoTo Webinar sign up link.

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  • 5 Mar 2019 12:12 PM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    Did you know FLURISA offers over 30 self paced online GIS courses to members? Great news, in December we added even more courses for you to sink your teeth into this year.  From ArcPro, Open Source Bootcamp, R, Python, and Javascript to Cartography and Story Maps, there is something for everyone.

    Here is a list of the courses added:

    • Beginning ArcGIS Server Development with the JavaScript API v 4.0
    • Getting Started with ArcGIS Arcade
    • Intermediate ArcGIS Pro Programming with Python
    • Introduction to ArcGIS Earth
    • Introduction to Python
    • Introduction to Data Visualization and Exploration with R
    • Introduction to Spatial Statistics using ArcGIS Desktop and R
    • Introduction to Programming ArcGIS Pro with Python
    • Learning ArcGIS Pro 1: Maps and Projects
    • Learning ArcGIS Pro 2: Editing, Analysis, and Automation
    • Learning ArcGIS Pro 3: Converting, Linking, and Analyzing Data
    • Learning ArcGIS Pro 4: Sharing Your Maps and Data
    • Open Source GIS Bootcamp
    • Telling Your Story with Story Maps
    • Using AutoCAD Data in ArcGIS
    • Using Spatial Analyst for ArcGIS 10

    Members, to access these courses, please go here.

  • 4 Mar 2019 10:01 PM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    Join us for an eFLURISA webinar on March 20th.

    Title: Preparing Your Data for Smart Cities Using ETL

    Date: Wed, Mar 20, 2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Smart Cities initiatives aim to provide seamless intelligent citizen services. These services are and will be largely data-driven, which will greatly increase the importance and role of data in their success. This brings data quality, processes, and inter-connectivity into play, as municipalities depend on an increasing amount of information. We will cover different topics including: 

    • Implementing data quality processes
    • Breaking silos between systems through data integration
    • Distributing and sharing data out to stakeholders
    • Using automation to implement these processes efficiently across the organization.

    Presenter : Lesley MacKenzie
    Lesley graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. She is passionate about geomatics and has been working in the field for over 14 years. Her main focus is leveraging ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) with the context of data workflow and process optimization.
    At Consortech, Lesley provides consulting, training and solution design services on various GIS and IT platforms including Safe Software’s FME Desktop and FME Server. Her motivation lies in helping her customers develop automated data workflow processes so they can focus on the fun stuff, real GIS work! Lesley was one of the first specialists in North America to obtain Safe Software’s FME Certified Trainer and FME Certified Professional certifications.

    To register for this webinar, please click here.

    FLURISA webinars are free of charge for members. If you are not a member Join Us!

  • 21 Jan 2019 5:31 PM | Sam Palmer (Administrator)

    As you may have noticed, we have a new website! We have migrated off our Joomla content management software and on to the WildApricot platform. We have tried to make the content as familiar as possible, but there will be some changes. There are a few things that members will need to be aware of: Your new user name is your email address, you can always change this if needed. The first order of business will be changing your password. Please click HERE to change your password. 

    The new platform is going to help us many different ways. We are very excited to roll out the new website, but we know there will likely be some growing pains. We are here to help. Please contact us and let us know if you are having any issues. flurisa@flurisa.org.

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