The BRGISC Regional Centerline and Address Point Project

The Baltimore Region GIS Committee’s Regional Centerline and Address Point Project is one of the first of its kind in the state of Maryland, making authoritative, local, cross-jurisdictional, address and street GIS data available to participating counties and municipalities. While emergency dispatch systems (911) and other public safety applications have the greatest need for accurate and consistent cross-jurisdictional address data, there are many other uses including public works, transportation, planning, and government service information systems (311). The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC)…

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State Planning Department Offers Property Maps through Open Data Initiative

Digital property maps and parcel information now free For the first time since offering digital maps depicting property maps and parcel data 19 years ago, the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) today launched a free set of digital map data for Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City under the state’s open data initiative. People interested in probing the wealth of MDP’s parcel geographic information systems (GIS) data can now download the files at no cost. To make data sought after…

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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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Some thoughts on Maryland GIS

Stepping Down At the Spring Quarterly Meeting I announced that I was stepping down as Chair of MSGIC. I have accepted an employment offer in Charlotte, NC and started Monday April, 28. While I am excited about the new adventure I also will miss the day-to-day contacts with the GIS professionals in Maryland. It has been my good fortune to meet and work with some very talented, smart and passionate people. MSGIC is fortunate that it has a strong leadership…

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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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