2020 AGIC Education and Training Symposium

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A Conversation with Jami Dennis

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:40pm

Listen to this weeks UA GIST podcast as they interview Jami Dennis, owner of Geodetic Analysis.

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A Conversation on GIS Leadership Part 3

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:36pm

Tune in for part three of the "A Conversation on the Topic of GIS Leadership in Arizona" podcast.

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A Conversation on GIS Leadership Part 2

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:35pm

Tune in for part two of the "A Conversation on the Topic of GIS Leadership in Arizona" podcast.

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AGIC 2020 Symposium a Success

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:20am

The AGIC 2020 Education and Training Symposium concluded their first virtual conference last week and it was a success!

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ASLD and ASU Group Wins NSGIC Award

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:39am

ASLD and ASU were awarded the NSGIC Geospatial Excellence Catalyst Award for the AZGeo Geospatial Data Hub.

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A Conversation on the Topic of GIS...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:45am

Several AGIC Council Members participated in the October 9th UAGIST podcast on GIS leadership in Arizona.

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AZGeo wins NSGIC Award

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:06am

This week, during their annual conference, NSGIC awarded the AZGeo Geospatial Data Hub a 2020 Geospatial Excellence Catalyst Award

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A Conversation with Jenna Leveille

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:43am

Our own Jenna Leveille, Deputy Arizona State Cartographer and AGIC Council Member, was interviewed this week by the University of Arizona GIS Podcast.

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Latest MAG Economic Impact Report Includes...

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:55pm

MAG used foot traffic data from SafeGraph to produce an economic impact report for Maricopa County.

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AZGeo Data Hub Reviewed by Spatial Reserves

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 11:23am

Joseph Kerski, Esri Education Manager, recently posted a review on Spatial Reserves of his experience using the new AZGeo Data Hub.

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America has two feet and it is about to lose...

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 1:46pm

AGIC Council Member Michael Dennis was recently interviewed for an article in the New York Times about why the US Survey Foot will become obsolete come January 1, 2023. 

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Phoenix Wins URISA Exemplary Systems Award

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 9:43am

Congratulations to the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department for winning the URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award.

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ADEQ Receives an Esri SAG Award

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:22pm

This week, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) received an Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award for their Arizona Water Watch application.

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Results of the 2020 AGOL Competition for...

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 1:38pm

There were 5 projects from Arizona that won awards from the 2020 ArcGIS Online (AGOL) competition for middle and high school students. 

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The Geoholics Podcast

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3:34pm

The Geoholics, a local group that creates podcast for geomatics professionals, recently interviewed Brian Fisher, who is one of the co-chairs of the SPCS2022 workgroup.  In addition, for you UAV fans, they also have a UAV mapping podcast.

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COVID-19 GIS Resources

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 2:44pm

A new page has been added to the AGIC Resources webpage with a list of various COVID-19 resources.

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AGIC Outreach 2Q Newsletter Now Available

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:49am

The AGIC Outreach 2nd Quarter Newsletter is now available.

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AGIC Coordination and COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 9:38am

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, a number of our AGIC partners have been coordinating and supporting DEMA's data collection and tracking efforts.

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DEMA Dashboard Includes Arizona COVID19...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:02pm

The DEMA ESF/RSF Operations Dashboard, developed by council member Eric Shreve, includes a dashboard for tracking the spread of COVID-19 cases across the state. 

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NSGIC Spotlight on Jenna Leveille

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:23am

NSGIC recently posted an article about our very own Jenna Leveille, spotlighting her accomplishments with ASLD and AGIC.  Congratulations, Jenna!

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AGIC Meetings Will Be Held Virtually

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 4:21pm

In an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all official AGIC meetings will be held virtually.  Click the link below for more details.

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COVID19 Arizona Resources

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:23am

Click on the link below to access several resources tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona.

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AGIC approves Arizona LiDAR Acquisition Plan

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:24am

On February 11, 2020, the Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC) voted to approve a state wide LiDAR acquisition plan.

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Congratulations Eric Shreve!

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:27am

Congratulations to Eric Shreve, who recently graduated from the Emergence Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).

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Register Today for Free Training

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:13am

AGIC has partnered with Esri to provide the Arizona with a free hands-on training workshop in February, focusing on ArcGIS Hub and the new AZGeo Platform. Registration is required as space is limited.  Click the Read More link for details.

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ArcGIS Student Competition (Grades 4-12)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:06am

Mapping competition now open to Arizona students in grades 4-12 who can analyze, interpret & present data via an ArcGIS web app or story map.  Winners will get $100 and a trip to San Diego, CA.

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GIS 101 Transportation with James Meyer

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:06am

AGIC chairperson James Meyer did a web presentation titled "Transportation GIS 101: The fundamentals of a state DOT organization."

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US finally giving boot to official foot...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:45am

The US foot will be phased out as part of the new National Spatial Reference System of 2022 and officially replaced with the international foot.

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Jenna Leveille Appointed to NSGIC Board of...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:19am

Jenna Leveille, Deputy State Cartographer for Arizona, was recently appointed to the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Board of Directors.

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Young Professionals Network

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:55am

This year marks two milestones for young GIS professionals.  The Esri Young Professionals Network celebrated their 5th anniversary and AGIC will be hosting their first Young Professionals Network at the 2019 conference. 

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DEMA wins 2019 SAG Award

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 11:28am

The Arizona Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) received a 2019 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for their AZ ESF/RSF Operations Dashboard

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USGS 2019-2020 3DEP Broad Area Announcement...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 11:17am

The USGS will hold a webinar on August 7, 2019 to discuss the 3DEP program, including upcoming changes.

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New AGIC Natural Resources Work Group (NRWG)

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:47am

AGIC has a new workgroup focused on Arizona's natural resources.  Click the "Read more..." link below to learn more.

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Mark Christiano wins the 2018 USDA...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:29pm

The USDA Southwestern Regional Forester's Awards is a way for the USDA to highlight inspired work done by their employees.  The 2018 award winners were recently announced and a familiar name was amongst the list.  Mark Christiano, an AGIC Council member and co-chair of the LiDAR workgroup, won the award for Innovation In Technology for his work on organizing the AGIC LiDAR Workgroup, which promotes LiDAR efforts in Arizona, including information exchange through education and outreach.  Congratulations Mark on this well-deserved award!

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Current State and Future Plans for AZGeo

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:01am

AZGeo is Arizona’s central repository for geospatial data and statewide geographic information system services.  Click the "Read More" text below to learn more about AZGeo, including upcoming plans to improve the system’s stability and long-term viability.

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COGO Releases 2018 Report Card

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:37am

AGIC Data and Outreach Committees Co-Chair, Jenna Leveille played a role in the review of the report.

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Arizona Begins to Open Its Data

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:09pm

The Arizona State Cartographer’s Office recently launched AZGEO—Open Data on behalf of the Arizona Geographic Information Council.

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Arizona Geographic Information Systems Day

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:03pm

GIS Day is now an officially observed and recognized day in our Great State of Arizona!

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Arizona LiDAR Symposium

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:14am

Kaibab National Forest leads partner effort to bring critical geographic data to Arizona.

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NAIP Point-Cloud

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 9:17am

As part of the 2017 NAIP acquisition, the BLM funded the collection of a point cloud.  This data has recently been provided to AGIC for public distribution.  

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State Plane Coordinate System of 2022

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:51am

Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) to the 2022 Terrestrial Reference Frames. To this end, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will establish the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (SPCS2022), which will replace SPCS 83, the version referenced to NAD 83.

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GIS Day 2018 in Arizona

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:08pm

AGIC is excited to celebrate GIS Day in Arizona! 

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NAIP 2017 is now available!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:06pm

AZ NAIP 2017 imagery service is available at AZGeo

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Roadmap to the new Datums of 2022

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:47am

American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) and North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) are scheduled to be replaced with new datums, North American Terrestrial Reference Frame of 2022
(NATRF2022) and North American-Pacific Geopotential Datum of 2022 (NAPGD2022). 

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2017 NAIP Acquisitions

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:32am

Progress is being made during flight season.  Click on the link below to see a status map.  Note: layers need to be turned on and typical map zoom/pan options are also desirable. Please be aware - This indicates ACQUISITIONS, and NOT DELIVERY.  Stay tuned to AGIC, and especially the Data Committee, to learn more about delivery timelines and options.  

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New LandViewer Tool

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:23am

The LandViewer tool and data portal quickly and painlessly allows you to browse and access satellite imagery for the planet.  The tool, developed by the Earth Observing System Inc., currently features Landsat 8 and Sentinel 2 imagery with more image sets soon to arrive.

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NSGIC supports the Federal Geospatial Data...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 9:16am

NSGIC supports the Federal Geospatial Data Act.

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Arizona and Municipalities Opening their Data

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:58pm

An LinkedIn post by Jeremiah Lindemann, from the Denver ESRI office, is linked to in the recent ESRI Globe news services.  The article talks a bit about AGIC goals, the inclusion of OpenData in AZGEO, and the contributors (open data custodians) who make it possible.  

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National Address Database - Pilot Project...

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 2:46pm

The document describes, in great detail, the concepts, planning, and work done to date.  As we learned in Prescott, our in-state collaborations and leadership on this pilot strongly influenced the pilot and findings.

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FGDC announces new Address Theme

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:34am

This is being posted in AGIC News because of our states significant involvement with several national efforts/organizations leading to the creation of this theme by FGDC

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911- How high are you?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:20am

This article has noting to do with callers reporting OD's....but, instead, considers High in relation to elevation above or below the surrounding landscape. 

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911 — How high are you?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:14am

Location reporting remains two-dimensional. We correlate left and right, forward and back, or east and west, north and south—especially when dealing with maps. While this logic has worked in the past, the lack of a Z indicator for altitude creates an additional problem. How do dispatchers accurately direct fire or police when the cell phone caller is in a high-rise building? Because AGIC is very involved with 9-1-1 and is working on standards and national initiatives related to NG911, this article is posted as AGIC news. 

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Sad News

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:17pm

We were saddened today with news from the Arizona Geological Survey that Dr. M. Lee Allison, State Geologist and Director of the Arizona Geological Survey, passed away Tuesday, August 16th.

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Cochise County Open Geospatial Data Policy

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:14pm

Cochise County's Board of Supervisors, passed and adopted an Open Geospatial Data Policy.  The policy references the geospatial data sharing statute A.R.S. 37-178 and provides access to license-free geospatial data at no cost, including to commercial users. 

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2015 GIS User Survey Results

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:31am

Over 115 people participated in the 2015 GIS User Survey conducted by SCO.  This report consolidates answers on their business, spatial information management, AGIC, and SCO priorities.  

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:24pm

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AGIC Requests Your Help to Fill Vacancies

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:34am

December 2015 - The 35 member AGIC Council now has about 15 vacancies due to term expiration and people moving.  

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AGIC Manual Developed

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:52am

AGIC Manual: Developed and approved by the Council.

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Gila River Indian Community GIS Day

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 4:39pm

A presentation of all that our Community GIS has to offer will be held in the Governance Center on November 20th, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Bring your questions and your curiosity!
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Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 9:39am

The NEW and IMPROVED AZGEO Clearinghouse is LIVE and replacing the AGIC GEOData Portal.

Register for the AZGEO Clearinghouse today!

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AGIC 2016 Returns to Prescott

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 9:54am

The AGIC Symposium returns to Prescott September 21-23, 2016.

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AGIC Council Meeting

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 2:23pm

AGIC Council Meetings in 2016

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