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  • 18 Jan 2024 12:23 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title:  Daily Earth Data to See Change and Make Better Decisions 

    Description:  With roughly 200 Dove CubeSat satellites in orbit, the PlanetScope constellation provides a continuous and complete view of the world from above. Leverage this global, daily dataset to see and understand daily changes on Earth. For more information: https://www.planet.com/

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    Date: Wed, Jan 24, 2024 12:30 PM EST

    Presenters: TBD


  • 11 Sep 2023 10:15 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Lead and Copper Replacement Rule

    Description: LCRR is a nationwide requirement for all Community Water System (CWSs) and Non-Transient Non-Community Water System (NTNCWSs) to present a detailed inventory on all service lines and ownership. The inventory shall include the system and customer owned portions for all service lines in the distribution system and determine their material. FTC has developed detailed inventory template and is assisting multiple clients with acquiring and processing all available data to satisfy LCRR. FTC employees attend trainings, investigate multiple resources and continue to improve their knowledge of LCRR and its regulations.

    Date: Wed, Sept 13th, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

    Presenters: Nikolina Trifonova has her degree in Engineering and is a Lead and Copper Project Coordinator for Florida Technical Consultants. Nikolina has over six years of engineering experience, hydraulic modeling and intermediate GIS knowledge.

    James Barton, PE is the president and owner of Florida Technical Consultants. His background experience covers all program components with 20 years’ experience in engineering design and project management of water, sanitation and stormwater programs. 

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  • 14 Aug 2023 10:06 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Exploring the Use of Modern AI Tools for Easement Mapping in GIS

    Description: There are many challenges with mapping legal descriptions from scanned documents using Coordinate Geometry (COGO) tools in GIS. AI can automate much of the time-consuming process involved with recognizing text patterns in scanned documents required to map easements from metes and bounds descriptions.

    Date: Wed, Aug 16th, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Presenter: Jim Sahlie, PE, GISP of SolisGIS

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  • 28 Jun 2023 10:16 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: FDEM GIS and HAZUS Updates

    Description: The Division's Geographic Information System (GIS) section within Information Technology and Management performs spatial analyses, develops the state’s cartographical information, creates GIS applications and tools, oversees geospatial information and data management activities, administers the Division’s geospatial databases, and enhances the capabilities of the Division/SERT GeoPortal and GATOR.

    Date: Wed, June 28th, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

    PresenterDaniel Rydl, FDEM GIS Administrator and Tom Gates, Town of Jupiter GIS Manager

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  • 11 May 2023 11:42 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: UF GeoPlan Center, Florida Geographic Data Library Updates

    Description: The Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) is a collection of Geospatial Data, and serves as a mechanism for distributing spatial (GIS) data throughout the state of Florida. The FGDL is warehoused and maintained at the University of Florida’s GeoPlan Center, a GIS Research and Teaching Facility, with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. The GIS data available in FGDL is collected from various state, federal, and other agencies (“data sources”) who are data stewards, originators, producers, or publishers.

    FGDL data categories are very diverse, and include land cover, hydrography, soils, environmental quality, conservation, transportation, and boundaries. In 1998, when the project was launched, the website consisted of 80 layers. The site currently contains over 600 layers and continues to expand into new disciplines and practices. FGDL has grown into an integral academic library for the College of Design, Construction, and Planning in the University of Florida and is a valuable resource for a variety of professions in the state of Florida.

    Date: Wed, May 17, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Presenter: Sam Palmer, of the UF GeoPlan Center.

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  • 17 Apr 2023 9:26 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: USI – Empowering the future of Unmanned Aircraft

    Description: We care about the future of the aviation industry and the workforce that will supply the unmanned community. We take pride in educating, training, and certifying the elite in unmanned safety to go beyond proficiency and create industry leaders, innovators, visionaries, and aviators. Take pride in the credentials earned through USI as you are joining the future of unmanned aviation. Let's go there together.

    Date: Wed, April 19th, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Presenter: Josh Olds

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  • 20 Mar 2023 2:59 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Becoming a Certified Professional; Becoming A GISP

    Description: We will have a discussion on professional certification, its importance, and what it takes to become a GISP

    Date: Wed, March 22nd, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Presenter: Tony Spicci GISP CGMP, GISCI Executive Director

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  • 11 Aug 2022 4:52 PM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Using Hazus and GIS to help create Florida’s 2023 State Hazard Mitigation Plan

    Description: Florida has an Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) which identifies hazards and assesses risks to the state of Florida and then identifies goals and objectives to address those hazards and risks. GIS plays a key role in analyzing hazards and their effects. We’ll discuss projects and strategies involved in creating the 2023 SHMP, with a special focus on Hazus.

    Date: Wednesday Aug 17, 2022 12:30am – 1:30pm EDT

    Presenter: Daniel Rydl, GIS Administrator, FDEM

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  • 24 Mar 2022 10:58 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    Title: Increasing Community Resiliency to Flooding and Sea Level Rise

    Description:  The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is engaged in many efforts to plan for and implement infrastructure and other mitigation measures to increase community resiliency to flooding and sea level rise (SLR).  Included are the Flood Protection Level of Service Program (FPLOS), the Sea Level Rise and Flood Resiliency Plan, and development of water and climate resilience metrics to track and document shifts and trends with the potential to adversely impact flood protection, water supply and Everglades Restoration.  Geospatial tools and technologies are an important part of these programs and evaluations.  This webinar will provide background on SFWMD Resiliency and FPLOS efforts and the geospatial tools being proposed, developed and used in support of these efforts.

    Date: Wed, April 20, 2022 12:00-1:00 PM EDT

    Presenters Carolina Maran,Ph.D., P.E. is the District Resilience Officer with South Florida Water Management District. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating resilience efforts across federal, state, regional and local agencies, advancing scientific research and data analysis to ensure the District’s resilience planning and projects are founded on the best available science; and, developing and implementing comprehensive resiliency goals to mitigate and adapt to the challenges facing the District’s infrastructure and core functions from sea level rise and other climate change impacts. cmaran@sfwmd.gov

    Christine Carlson leads a team of geospatial professionals in the development and maintenance of enterprise geospatial data and the deployment of geospatial products and tools.  She has worked on water resource projects for more than 25 years including the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, the Kissimmee Basin Modeling and Operations Study, and the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area Hydrologic Restoration Study.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Geography from Northern Illinois University.  She and her team were recognized in 2016 with an ESRI Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. ccarlso@sfwmd.gov

    Francisco Peña, PhD. is a Resiliency Project Manager at the SFWMD and a Courtesy Post-Doc at Florida International University. His research focus on understanding compound flooding interactions from a probabilistic and deterministic perspective. He holds two Ph.D. degrees in Earth Systems Science from Florida International University and Civil & Environmental Engineering from University of Florence (Italy). Currently, Francisco continues to publish at international scientific journals and serves as the compound events expert on the FIU UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Security and on the international board of the Association of Floodplain State Managers (ASFPM).  fpena@sfwmd.gov

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  • 10 Feb 2022 11:29 AM | Lance Brick (Administrator)

    FLURISA is seeking nominations for positions on our executive board. Board members must be members in good standing with the URISA national organization.

    Positions that are currently available on the FLURISA executive board include:
    Vice President - a two-year term, which rotates into the president

    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • North Section
    • Newsletter Editor


    In addition to the executive board positions, two regional director positions are also vacant and open to candidates for consideration. Open Regions include Gatorland and Northwest. See map

    Interested parties should send an email identifying themselves to the FLURISA nominating committee nc@flurisa.org and the position for which they would like to be considered, along with a copy of the individual’s resume to the FLURISA nominating committee by March 4th, 2022, March 31st, 2022.

    The FLURISA nominating committee will compile the nominations prior to a meeting for voting that will be held virtually in May. The meeting is open to any FLURISA member in good standing. We will be updating www.flurisa.org with details on the meeting time and date.

    Thank you,
    FLURISA Board


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