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GEOINTeraction Tuesday November 15th

Nov. 15, 2016

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites Springfield, 8100 Loisdale Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Please note due to the Presidential Election, November’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday will not occur the second Tuesday of the month. It will instead be included in USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week, Nov. 12-18.

Speaking at this event will be NGA Director of Operations Maj. Gen. Linda Urrutia-Varhall, with a few remarks from NGA Deputy Director of Plans and Programs Heidi Smith.

Members: Free
Non-Members: $35

Parking: Free lot on site

USGIF Membership and Professional Certification

USGIF Individual Membership

Membership with USGIF provides you exclusive industry access and exceptional community opportunities to grow your professional network. Starting at only $35 per year, membership also includes members-only activities, discounts on event registrations, subscription to trajectory magazine, training and education offerings, an affinity program, and more.

Join USGIF as a individual member today to be a part of YOUR professional association dedicated to the GEOINT Community.

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USGIF GEOINT Professional Certification

http://usgif.org/certification

Detailed information on polices and procedures, as well as resources and sample exam questions, is available in the Universal GEOINT Certification Candidate Handbook.  The handbook also includes fee information.

ESRI GeoDev Meetup-Washington, DC Oct 11

GeoDev Meetup – Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 5:30 PM

1776 & General Assembly
1133 15th Street NW Washington, DC

137 Members Went

We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Tuesday, October 11th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo”…

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USGS Mapathon – White House Mapathon Satellite Event – July 7, 2016

Date and Time: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 1:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

Location: USGS The National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will be hosting its 1st USGS Mapathon in conjunction with the 2016 White House Mapathon at the USGS National Center in Reston, VA. This White House Mapathon Satellite Event is a call to all citizen mappers, cartographers, geonerds and data scientists to celebrate and actively participate in USGS open mapping projects. Help USGS map structures through The National Map Corps. Create geospatial visualizations of Critical Minerals. Check out our demos of USGS geospatial datasets, like the National Geologic Map Database, Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation, Landsat, and 3D Elevation.

To RSVP for the USGS Mapathon event in Reston, VA and receive more details, please send an email to Sophia B Liu (sophialiu@usgs.gov).

More details and the agenda can be found at: http://bit.ly/USGSMapathon

Use #USGSMapathon and #WHMapathon to spread the word and share your open mapping experience using USGS data!

 

GeoDev Meetup-Washington, DC May 11th

  • ESRI Meetup

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  • 1133 15th Street NW, Washington, DC (map)

  • We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Wednesday, May 11th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

    This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo” problems.

    Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development. At these meet ups, you can: Meet cool people. Show us what you got by demo’ing your application or framework. Present a cool new/interesting concept or idea. Impress someone by sharing your experiences. Make BFFs for life – connect with other developers!

    Meet Up Schedule

    5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)

    6:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction, plus demos from Courtney Claessens and Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center.

    7:00 – 8:00 PM Lightning talks

    8:00 – 9:00 PM Raffle, Networking and Social.

    Two great prizes:

    • 1000 ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription credits

    • DevSummit 2017 Registration

Data Project Meet Up

http://www.meetup.com/WomenDataScientistsDC/events/229496026/

Women Data Scientists DC  Sunday April 3rd 1pm-4pm

Laptops are required for this meetup!!!!!

The purpose of this workshop is to help members put a(nother) Data Science project on their resume.

You are welcome to come with your own data to work with, but we will have two different data sets provided by OCTO:

Moving Violations: (4,103,766 total records) ) Raw: [masked] (less 2013)- 6yrs worth of data; layers are broken out by Month/Year

This information comes courtesy of DPW from partner agencies MPD, DPW and DDOT. Data is in tabular form and has been geocoded.

Vehicular Crash Data: (106,908 total records)

This information comes courtesy of MPD via DDOT crash data section (100k + GIS records) .  DDOT received some assistance in the geocoding efforts from the University of Colorado. (Attributes like YEAR/DAY OF WEEK/ TYPE / ROAD SURFACE / FATALITIES / CONDITIONS OF WEATHER, TRAFFIC

We will brainstorm some analysis ideas for these and other datasets, both as a large group and in smaller groups.  I will walk around and help with R programming.

Caveat: You are not meant to finish this project at this meetup!  This is simply to give you a head start with some others also working on a data project.

ESRI GeoDev Meet-up May 11th

GeoDev Meetup – Washington, D.C.Wednesday, May 11, 2016

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 1133 15th Street NW, Washington, DC (map)

  • We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Wednesday, May 11th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

    This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo” problems.

    Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development. At these meet ups, you can: Meet cool people. Show us what you got by demo’ing your application or framework. Present a cool new/interesting concept or idea. Impress someone by sharing your experiences. Make BFFs for life – connect with other developers!

    Meet Up Schedule

    5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)

    6:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction, plus demos from Courtney Claessens and Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center.

    7:00 – 8:00 PM Lightning talks

    8:00 – 9:00 PM Raffle, Networking and Social.

    Two great prizes:

    • 1000 ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription credits

    • DevSummit 2017 Registration

NOVA Labs Ladies Night Out

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 1916 Issac Newton Sq West, Reston, VA (map)

  • Classrooms A & B
  • Our first women’s Makers mixer! Join your fellow females with passions for IT, crafts, woodworking, electronics, drones, 3D printing and/or Making of all sorts. Experts or those just learning; meet, collaborate, network. Come and find out what are women doing with the cool tools at the lab?

    Potluck. Bring a dish (homemade or store bought). We’ll provide water, wine, beer, wine glasses, and cups.

    I’m a Maker and a geek, so we are going to make something and learn something in betwixt the chatting and the mixing.

    Agenda:

    -> Keynote speaker: Marybeth Haneline, VP of Nova Labs – She’ll speak about achieving gender equity in the competitive robotics program for youth at Nova Labs.  This robotics season our FIRST Lego League program reached gender equity. This shift didn’t occur on it’s own.  We’ll take a look at the work behind the scenes and lessons learned.

    -> Speaker: DeShawn Robinson-Chew, CEO of SheEO™, LLC – She’ll share her company’s philosopy and goal of exposing motivated young ladies to business, entrepreneurship, finances and goal-setting to prepare them to be self-reliant, successful, and happy in their careers and lives.

    -> Intro to basic electronics

    -> Flash Talks – 5 minutes of sharing what you’re making.

    -> Collaboration project ideas discussion (I’ll pitch a few, you do too).

    I’ll be coming around during the event to recruit people to do Flash Talks. It’s easy, just share what you are making. Very informal. Sharing and collaborating is a HUGE reason the maker movement works.

    This is an opportunity to meet the women and young ladies who are here at the lab. Come ask or answer questions. Let’s hear how you are doing and what you are Making. Have you met some of the amazing women around the lab? Wow! Women are making 3D printers, in the wood shop, at the laser cutter, on the Rhino teams…  This event is not meant to separate based on gender. It’s just one of many types of opportunities to meet like-minded people with similar personal styles and passions. Come meet and network into the Nova Labs community.

Vision Zero Hackathon, Saturday, Feb 13

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and OpenGov Hub will host civic hackers, transportation experts, urban planners, academics and advocates at the first-of-its-kind Vision Zero Hackathon Saturday, February 13, 2016. During the event, participants will brainstorm and code their way to fresh insights about transportation safety, using newly released open data on crashes and enforcement.
 The in-person Hackathon will convene groups to perform further analysis and showcase new data visualizations, apps, and GIS analysis. The event aims to increase dialog about transportation safety policy and services, as well as provide an opportunity for hacking to offer new perspectives for using safety data.
 The District will publish three new data sets, containing records from 2010 to 2014:
• Crash Data
• Moving Violations
• Parking Violations
What:                  Vision Zero Hackathon
When:                Saturday, February 13, 2016
                            9 am – 4 pm
Where:               OpenGov Hub
                            1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005
The public is invited but you must register at this eventbrite link, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-vision-zero-hackathon-tickets-21014067642

GeoDev Meetup-Washington, DC

Sign up:  GeoDev Meetup

Wednesday, November 18

5:30pm 1776 & General Assembly

1133 15th Street NW  Washington, DC

We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Wednesday, November 18th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo” problems.

Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development. At these meet ups, you can: Meet cool people. Show us what you got by demo’ing your application or framework. Present a cool new/interesting concept or idea. Impress someone by sharing your experiences. Make BFFs for life – connect with other developers!

Meet Up Schedule

5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)

6:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction

7:00 – 8:00 PM Lightning talks

• Ken Buja, “Building Consensus through Collaboration in Marine Spatial Planning”
• Ben Slater, “Using MVC5 to Customize Mapping Applications created with Esri Web AppBuilder”
8:30 – 9:00 PM Raffle, Networking and Social.

Two great prizes:

• 1000 ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription credits

• DevSummit 2016 Registration

Follow us on Twitter: @GeekNixta and @AmyNiessen

Please also check out the Esri Meetup happening the next night: http://www.meetup.com/Esri-DC-Meet-Ups/events/221037727/