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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Central Florida GIS (CFGIS) Workshop Update

The program brochure for the 2007 Central Florida GIS (CFGIS) Workshop has been released. The theme for this year's inaugural event is "Breaking the Boundaries" and the workshop "hopes to inspire continued sharing of expertise and data among the participants regardless of jurisdictional boundaries."

The event will take place from September 15th - September 18th, 2007 at the Univeristy of Central Florida's (UCF) Student Union Pegasus Ballroom in Orlando, FL.

Pre-conference training will be held the first two days of the workshop, Saturday and Sunday (September 15th - 16th, 2007). The actual user conference will be held the following two days, Monday and Tuesday (September 17th & 18th, 2007).

The "Intro to ArcGIS" class is currently full, however there are a limited number of seats still available for the URISA Workshops which include:

GIS Program Management - 9/15/07 from 9am - 5pm (Instructor: Michael Lovett, CDM)
The discussions will include managing all aspects of a GIS program from staffing and budgeting to procuring technology and working with vendors.

Asset Management, Planning, Strategy and Implementation - 9/15/07 from 9am - 5pm (Instructor: Jason Amidori, DTS)
This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.

Public Data, Public Access, Privacy and Security-US Law & Policy - 9/16/07 from 9am - 5pm (Instructor: Dale Friedley, Manatee County PAO)
As data distribution capacities increase, there is increasing tension between citizen expectations of confidentiality, access to public records as a foundation of a free society, and protection of public security. This workshop will focus on the critical legal issues and the policy options they frame.

GIS Workshop Sessions include: Emergency Management, Environmental Management, Planning and Landuse, GIS Management, LiDAR Technology, Public Works, State Level GIS Strategic Planning, Technical Workshops, and Transportation.

Registration for the user conference is $100. The individual URISA Workshops are $90 each. Space is limited for all workshops, register today!