Esri Receives Champions of the Chesapeake Award

Chesapeake Conservancy Honors Esri for Providing GIS Software and Support Benefiting Restoration and Conservation of the Chesapeake Bay Annapolis, Md. – Last night, the Chesapeake Conservancy presented Esri with a Champions of the Chesapeake Award at the second annual Champions of the Chesapeake Awards and dinner celebration. “The Chesapeake Conservancy is pleased to honor our partner Esri; for their innovative GIS software and staff support that helps propel the Conservancy’s work in GIS mapping and precision conservation to the forefront…

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The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is preparing new horizontal and vertical datums for release in 2022, as part of the NGS Ten-Year Plan. What does this mean for MSGIC?  MSGIC is advocating education about the new datums and engaging the community by forming a sub-committee on New Datums.  Executive Committee member Matthew Webb will head this subcommittee, which will guide MSGIC through the change, as we go from today to 2022. The sub-committee intends to help educate and prepare the…

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MD Geo Share launches Damage Assessment Collection App

Maryland Geo Share is the second of Maryland’s ArcGIS Online Organizations. This resource is an online collection of data, maps, apps, tools, and geographic knowledge, built to maintain a strong relationship between Local, Regional, Universities and State GIS. It also offers access to groups committed to sharing data and information during emergencies and steady state to help Maryland be a more resilient, prepared, and responsive state. MD Geo Share is a platform that not only allows local, regional and university…

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New Management for Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS)

The Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) announced it has retained the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) to provide association management services. “JMP&A’s significant experience in the association management field and expert knowledge of the surveying profession made them an attractive candidate in our search for a management company,” said Tim Quinn, PLS, (Rodgers Consulting, Inc., Germantown, MD), Chair of the MSS Search Committee. JMP&A President John Palatiello said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to…

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Open Data Panel Discussion – Let’s Keep the Conversation Going!

The MSGIC Quarterly meeting in Prince Frederick, Maryland held a panel discussion this morning related to Open Data in the Geospatial Community.  Use this blog to continue the discussion outside of the meeting by posting your ideas, comments, or anything related to Open Data!   What is Open Data? Open Data is not a new concept in Maryland. Early initiatives applied the concept of data sharing amongst participating organizations and across governmental boundaries. Newer initiatives aimed to centralize and provide ready…

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