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  • 10 Oct 2011 12:05 PM | Anonymous
    Greetings on this beautiful autumn day!

    Our annual NEURISA Day conference (October 3rd, 2011) at Old Sturbridge Village was a success. Ninety five attendees and fifteen exhibitors gathered to share knowledge and get connected. Our keynote speaker Adena Schutzberg summarized it extremely well in her article, NEURISA Day: Networking New England GIS Users in the Directions Magazine.

    Preparation for Ignite Spatial Maine (November 1st, 2011) is underway, co-sponsored by NEURISA and MEGUG. It will take place at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. If you would like to become a sponsor or submit an abstract for this event, please contact Judy Colby-George jcg@spatialalternatives.com. Please visit our website http://www.neurisa.org for updates. Registration will open soon, so stay tuned…

    Enjoy the beautiful Fall in New England, and I hope some of you can attend the Ignite Spatial Maine event.

    Ms. Feng Yang , President, NEURISA
  • 23 Aug 2011 2:51 PM | Anonymous
    I'm writing to provide an update of recent and upcoming events with NEURISA .

    The Ignite Spatial Hartford event, co-sponsored by NEURISA and the Connecticut Users to Users Group, was a huge success. For those of you who were not able to attend and would like to view the presentations, please visit our web site at http://www.neurisa.org/ISH_2011.

    Preparation for our annual NEURISA Day conference (10/03/2011) at Old Sturbridge Village is currently underway. If you wish to submit an abstract, participate as an exhibitor, or nominate a colleague for a special achievement award, please visit our website. Space for exhibition is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.

    Preparation for Ignite Spatial Burlington (09/22/2011) is also underway. If you would like to become a sponsor or submit an abstract for this event, please contact Steve Sharp @ (steves@vcgi.org), Leslie Pelch (lesliep@vcgi.org) or visit our website at http://www.neurisa.org/events?eventId=312572&EventViewMode=EventDetails .

    Enjoy the rest of the summer and I look forward to seeing many of you at upcoming events in the fall of 2011.

    Ms. Feng Yang
    President, NEURISA
  • 03 May 2011 4:48 AM | Anonymous
    I would like to keep you informed on what’s being planned by NEURISA, and to get connected with you to gain your feedback.

    1 - Ignite Spatial Hartford
    The second Ignite event that NEURISA is sponsoring will be at the Constitution Plaza, Hartford CT on June 22nd. The Call for Presentation has gone out. If you have an idea to share, please submit a 5-minute presentation by sending your topic proposal to Randi Pickford, rpickford@hartford.gov, or by calling her at 860-757-9470.

    2 - NEURISA Annual One-Day Conference
    The NEURISA Day Conference will be held on Oct 3rd at the Old Sturbridge Village, MA. We have started the conference planning process. To help us develop program tracks that are useful, helpful, informative and entertaining, I would like to hear from you what areas you think we should focus on. The Call for Presentation and Call for Vendor Exhibition will be out shortly. Be sure to look for them!

    3 - Special Achievement Award
    This is the first year that NEURISA is introducing the Special Achievement Award (SAA). The nomination is open and the interactive form is available on our website (www.neurisa.org). Please take the time to recognize your colleagues and friends who through the use of geospatial or other information technologies, have made a significant contribution that greatly enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization; or realizes a significant return on investment; or greatly improves the quality of services or lives.

    4 - Ignite Spatial Burlington
    Please make sure you save the date, Sept. 22nd for Ignite Spatial Burlington at Burlington VT! More details to come.

    Ms. Feng Yang
    NEURISA President

  • 08 Feb 2011 4:00 AM | Anonymous
    As the president of the New England Chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA), I would like to keep you informed on what's new with NEURISA this year.

    What's New?

    1. NEURISA's annual one-day conference will be held on October 3rd, 2011 at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge MA, the same location where we had the annual conference last year, which was very successful and well attended. Please mark your calendar. More information will be made available later on in the year on our website (www.neurisa.org), and through email announcements.
    2. This is the first year that NEURISA is introducing the NEURISA Special Achievement Award program. The nomination process is now open and the nomination form is available on the web site. Please take the time to recognize GIS or IT professionals you know who have made a significant contribution to an organization or a community by nominating them for the NEURISA Special Achievement Award.
    3. This year NEURISA is the coordinating sponsor of the Ignite Spatial Boston Event, which Guido Stein organizes and has run successfully for the past two years. The 5-minute presentations at this annual event have sparked many conversations in the past. This year it will be on March 24th in Cambridge MA. It's time to get your ideas out there. Submit a presentation or just attend the event and be inspired. Check the Ignite Boston event site at http://www.ispatialboston.com for more information. If your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please get in touch with us.
    4. NEURISA is also planning for the very first Ignite event in Hartford CT in the 2nd quarter of this year. If you would like to give a 5-minute presentation, please get in touch with our event coordinator and board member Randi Pickford. Details will be out shortly on the website.
    5. In addition to the Blogs and Forums from our website, NEURISA now has a presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook . More ways for our members to communicate and share information.
    6. More events are being planned through out the year. Stay tuned.

    2011 NEURISA Board
    The NEURISA board is comprised of GIS and IT professionals from all 6 New England States. From Massachusetts, Feng Yang (President), Mike Olkin (President-Elect), Chris French (Secretary and Communications Coordinator), Paul Samara (Past-President), Neil McGaffey (At-Large, President 2007-2009) and Kim Honetschlager (At-Large); From Rhode Island, Mary Hutchinson (Treasurer) and Shane White (At-Large); From Connecticut, Randi Pickford (At-large and Event Coordinator); From Vermont, Nate Dansereau (At-large) and Stephen Sharp (At-large); From New Hampshire, Rob Pruyne (At-Large); From Maine, Judy Colby-George (At-large). Our contact information is on the website.

    Get Involved
    We'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch with your board members from your State or anyone of us on the board, and help us better serve the GIS and IT Professionals in the New England Region.

    Ms. Feng Yang
    President, NEURISA
  • 12 Jul 2010 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Greetings GIS Community,

     

    The Connecticut GIS User to User Group is proud to announce the new and updated web page http://ctgis.uconn.edu/ - Your source for information about the who, what, when, and where.

     

    The upcoming quarterly meeting schedule will include:

     

    October, 2010 @ University of CT Storrs – GIS Education opportunities and Freeware GIS

     

    January, 2011 – the Annual meeting and How to achieve the GISP at the MDC Training Center in Hartford's south meadows

     

    March, 2011 – What’s new in GIS for First Responders, Public Works, and Transportation in the New Haven area

     

    April, 2011 – A special Saturday “Ground Up GIS” workshop at CCSU in New Britain

     

    June, 2011 – The Census: GIS Data by the Numbers location TBA

     

    October, 2011 – TBA

     

    Please note that locations are tentative while we seek confirmation; we'll provide more info as meeting dates approach.

     

    We want to know where you are (your work address, we respect your privacy if you don't want to tell use where you live)… tell us here http://gis1.students.ccsu.edu/U2U/U2UInfo.html

     

    Oh behalf of the CT U to U Network Steering Committee,

     

    Al Sylvestre, AICP

    Research Analyst, U to U Network President CT State Department of Labor 200 Folly Brook Boulevard Wethersfield, CT  06109-1153

     

    Al Sylvestre, AICP

    Research Analyst

    CT State Department of Labor

    200 Folly Brook Boulevard

    Wethersfield, CT  06109-1153

    alan.sylvestre@ct.gov
  • 29 Jun 2010 3:37 PM | Doug Greenfield
    As the only GIS employee in my town* (the only one with "GIS" in my job title anyway), I am often isolated from what other people are doing - both here in City Hall and among the other city or town GIS specialists. It's up to me to determine my priorities and what projects to take on, except of course when I'm responding to mapping emergencies which take up much of my time. I often wonder if there are better things I can or should be doing with my time. What are you doing at the moment?

    I'll start with my task list for this week - keep in mind that many of these are ongoing projects and not things I expect to finish this week. Please tell us about your projects.

    1. New web page update for the Assessor's Database from Applied Geographics - testing performance and server maintenance, some parts of the app still don't work, keep reminding them of this.

    2. The Assessor's Database (Vision) app. Vision has a GIS piece. It is an old MapObjects piece with no easy access to the configuration files. The addresses are displayed using an Annotation coverage. The coverage has been updated but needs some tweaks because the display is off (numbers are shifted to the lower right or SE of where they should be).

    3. Web GIS Browser - a JavaScript API application that is not public yet (we need to work out some server issues.) Need to add some better descriptions for codes in the data.

    4. ESRI's Community Maps project. We are participants - or will be.

    5. Post some content to the Eastern Mass Group Forum - doing that right now.

    6. Street Light Viewer - a MapObjects application used in our call center and DPW. Need to add content for Gas Lamps and Specialty Street Lights as these are maintained differently from the regular street lights.

    7. Newton History Museum - will be having a map exhibit this fall,. Need to set up some test online content and later some on-site content.

    8. Water System Edits - several years worth of new pipes need to be entered. The DPW should do this but they don't so I do it or we look bad.

    9. Building updates - new construction, most notably the new Newton North High School which we still don't have a digital plan for despite the
    fact that it is now built.

    *Newton, Mass is a "City", some of you are in "Town"s- I use the term "town" for simplicity.
  • 19 Mar 2010 4:50 AM | Anonymous
    The New England Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, featuring more content, event information, and self-service capabilities. In an effort to provide more information and better service to a growing contingent of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practitioners and Information Technology professionals in the New England region, NEURISA built a website using the Wild Apricot membership management and website builder software.

    Beyond the new look and feel, the website offers a way to stay up to date on events, connect with others in the geospatial community, and to learn more about the organization. “This new website is an important step in educating people about NEURISA, encouraging participation, and managing events as the growing chapter fulfills its mission…” said Paul Samara, President of NEURISA.

    Content from the previous website was reorganized to provide easier navigation, better aesthetics, and access to membership management functionality. More content will be added in the coming months, as well as collaboration tools like a blog and discussion forum.

    Visitors will find information about upcoming events directly on the www.neurisa.org homepage. Event information is linked directly to the detailed event webpage where one can register, add the event to a calendar, or learn more about presentation abstracts and speakers. Past event information is also provided.

    Self-service capabilities allow a member to manage contact information, communication preferences, and event registrations.

    For more information or to inquire about joining, please contact: neurisa@gmail.com

    Chris French – NEURISA Communications Coordinator

    About NEURISA: NEURISA provides a forum for promoting and facilitating the use and integration of spatial information technology, fostering relationships, professional development, and representing the interests of Geographic Information System (GIS) practitioners across the New England region.
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