Maryland’s Statewide Orthoimagery Program: An Update, and Efforts to Provide Faster, Better and Less Expensive Data

Maryland’s orthoimagery program recently benefited from two milestones:  the 2013 Eastern Shore imagery project (covering nine counties) was completed, and a multi-year contract was awarded to Axis Geospatial and URS Consultants for future orthoimagery program updates. Under the first phase of the new contract 4-band 6” high resolution orthoimagery will be produced for western shore counties, including the city of Baltimore.  Funded by the Emergency Number Systems Board (ENSB), program management is being overseen by the Department of Planning (MDP)…

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On the Maryland Map: Getting to Know Roger Barlow

As I have been working in the GIS field for over 10 years in Maryland, I have met some interesting, talented, intelligent, and motivating GIS colleagues along the way.  Hopefully this reinvigorated blog series will share with you some exciting tidbits of information from each person who has touched my career in some way.  Here are some fun facts about Roger! Quick Facts about Roger Barlow Physical Scientist (Geospatial Liaison) at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Born in Beloit, Wisconsin,…

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Reminder to Register Early for TUgis and Save!

If you register early for TUgis you will receive a discount!  The first deadline ends tomorrow (2/7)! By 2/7/14: $60 Between 2/8/14- 3/15/14: $80 After 3/15/14: $100 Registration for the conference is done online via Eventbrite. There are two ways to submit payment – online using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) OR you can request an invoice and pay by check. You will receive a receipt for your purchase after you complete your registration. Check out…

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On the Maryland Map: Getting to Know Patrick Callahan

Quick Facts about Patrick Callahan GIS Manager in the Office of Information Technology for Prince George’s County Born in Washington D.C. Grew up in Burtonsville, MD Degree from Appalachian State University When I asked Patrick what he loved the most about his job, he replied, “the variety of the job – everyday there is something new.”  I think his response will resonate with the majority of GIS folks in Maryland.  Here are some fun facts about Patrick! What is one…

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Winter Quarterly Meeting

The winter Quarterly meeting is this Wednesday (January 15, 2014) at Coppin State University starting at 9:00 am.  Michael Baker Corporation is providing the light breakfast starting at 8:30 am. The agenda and meeting details are posted on the MSGIC site. There is a charge for parking in the lot (Lot C) next to the meeting facility. MSGIC will pick up the parking fee if you use Lot C. Please consider parking on the streets surrounding the facility and carpooling…

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In an effort to help better communicate with our membership, we have decided to start a blog to help update folks with whats going on with GIS in the area. Stay tuned for more information!

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