Thank You for another great year!
We want to offer a sincere 'thank you' to all of the attendees, speakers, workshop leaders, and sponsors who made the 2012 Texas GIS Forum a great success! The Forum was supported by people traveling from across the state and from right here in the capitol, and it wouldn't be possible without all of you.
We especially want to thank the General Land Office and Texas Water Development Board for their partner level support. We hope to encourage more agencies to become Forum partners next year and take advantage of the simpler registration process and opportunity to bring more people to the Forum.
There were a lot of positive comments about the sessions and the high quality of presentations. A lot of interesting work is going on! Every day we see new applications and GIS tackling challenging problems no one imagined only a decade ago.
There has been a lot of feedback and inquiries as to our plans for next year. We will take a small break and then begin planning for next year when the 2013 Texas GIS Forum is already slated for the J.J. Pickle Campus in Austin, from October 21-25. Mark your calendars and start planning your participation now!
In the meantime, please drop us a line to tell us how we can keep working to make the Forum more valuable to you. Until next year!
-Jim Scott, Director, TNRIS
|Wednesday, October 3|
|7:00 am - 8:30 am||
|8:30 am - 9:00 am||
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||
Keynote Presentation: Paul Ramsey, Geospatial Architect, OpenGeo
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||
Break & Vendor Exhibits
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm||
Sponsored Luncheon & Vendor Exhibits
|1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||
Break & Vendor Exhibits
|3:30 pm - 5:30 pm||
|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm||
Forum Social - Music by Steve Glazer View BioWebsite: facebook.com/blankslatemusic
Steve has been a musician for over 20 years now. Prior to living in Austin, he spent 7 years in Los Angeles playing (guitar) and singing professionally – recording, and writing his own music, and getting songs published on the soundtracks of two independent films. When he moved to Austin he took a job teaching a songwriting course at ACC based on his self-penned book BEGINNING SONGWRITING. After 5 years in Austin he opened STRUM MUSIC SCHOOL in 2006.
Paul Ramsey - Wednesday, October 3, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Geospatial Architect, OpenGeo
Paul Ramsey is a Geospatial Architect at OpenGeo. He has been working with geospatial software for over a decade: consulting to government and industry; building a geospatial software company; and programming on open source. He founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. In 2008, Paul received the Sol Katz Award for achievement in open source geospatial software. Paul speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world.
Charlie Frye - Thursday, October 4, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Chief Cartographer, ESRI
Charlie Frye is the chief cartographer and a manager within the Software Products department at Esri. He has worked at ESRI since 1994, starting as a quality assurance analyst on the ArcView 2.0 team. He became the cartography product specialist for ArcView soon thereafter. He then became lead product specialist for the ArcView IMS extension and returned to cartography for the ArcView 3.1 release. He was the lead product specialist for ArcMap and managed the ArcMap/cartography products team from 2000 through 2005. Since then Charlie has led Esri’s cartographic data modeling efforts and co-created the MappingCenter website at Esri. Today Charlie leads a team of people who apply ArcGIS with the purpose of innovating and finding successful patterns of use for online ArcGIS that get passed along to ArcGIS users in the form of samples, templates, and educational materials. Charlie regularly presents at cartographic conferences and teaches mapping and cartography workshops and classes.