Dr. Art Lembo Wins the Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award

The 2018 Maryland Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award. An impressive name for an equally prestigious honor, and only awarded to four teachers in the entire University of Maryland System. This year, a particularly gifted and highly respected teacher is being recognized for his commitment to teaching, professional development and strategic vision, and he happens to be teaching GIS. Dr. Arthur “Art” Lembo joined the faculty at Salisbury University in 2007 where he teaches Advanced GIS, Spatial Analysis, and…

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MSGIC Winter Quarterly Meeting Wrap Up

I want to thank everyone for participating in last month’s MSGIC Winter Quarterly meeting. The turnout was fantastic, over 80 people attending!  It really shows that we have a strong commitment to the GIS community in the State.  It was great to meet several new people who offered support for many of MSGIC’s initiatives.  There is always room for more help! I am excited to see the interest in TUgis, the Maryland Geospatial Conference at Towson on August 7th and…

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Letter from the Chair

MSGIC Members, Over the past two years, I have seen MSGIC grow from a fledgling, non-profit organization into a robust organization providing opportunities to its membership and reaching out to develop relationships among the different entities in the State of Maryland.   Since becoming a non-profit in 2012, we have worked hard to build a direction for the organization to both grow and to provide benefits to its members. But without direction and guidance, we worked towards what was the…

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New Electronic Construction Map

Many of us will be traveling for memorial day weekend, but your summer travels don’t have to be impacted by construction. A new online map has been released to the public, which can help you avoid the traffic. The Maryland State Highway Administration recently released a map that pinpoints constructions zones, so that commuters can plan to navigate around them. It couldn’t come at a better time too, as the Maryland Department of Transportation will have a record high of construction projects this…

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2017 Spring Quarterly Recap

The rainy spring weather did not deter the over 50 attendees from making their way to the Washington County Public Library in Hagerstown for the MSGIC Spring Quarterly meeting on April 19, 2017. As always, the agenda was packed. In case you missed it, here are some highlights of the day. Pat Mcloughlin, MSGIC Chair, got the morning started by unveiling the new and improved MSGIC website and placing an open call out to the MSGIC membership for participation in…

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Regional Spotlight: GIS Helps Ensure Equity in Transportation Planning

The National Capital Region’s (NCR) Transportation Planning Board (TPB) recently adopted an Equity Emphasis Areas (EEA) Map that marks a new approach by the organization to ensure equity in their Constrained Long Range Transportation Plan (CLRP). The map was a collaborative effort involving staff from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), TPB and other local leaders. The adoption of the EEA Map is the first phase in a federally mandated Title VI analysis of the CLRP to “test for…

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