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October 27th Palm Beach Countywide GIS meeting is cancelled.
We hope that everyone has a chance to attend the ESRI’s “Extend the Reach of your GIS” seminar, being held on 10/27/11 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott in Coral Springs.
11775 Heron Bay Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Join this unique opportunity to learn GIS methods while becoming a certified diver! Are you already a diver or a GIS user? Improve your skills and move to the next step!
Dive GIS summer course 31 July – 10 August 2011 – Capo Rizzuto Marine Protected Area
More info: www.mappamondogis.it/divegis.htm
“The course offers a unique blend of marine GIS, field work and scuba learning. It is very useful for people interested in marine conservation and management of MPAs. Working with people from all over the world is a great opportunity for networking. Congratulations for developing an original, useful, interesting and pleasant course!”…
OPEN SOURCE GIS – THE ALTERNATIVE SET OF GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
2:00 PM FAU Downtown Ft. Lauderdale HEC 1110
Many speak of a ‘spatial turn’ in sciences external to geography, as GIS plays a significant role for the analysis and visualization of many social, economic and environmental phenomena. This, combined with the increasing number of easy to use location based services has demystified the use of GIS. Many of the available proprietary software products are however still expensive and cannot be readily used, particularly in situations where funding is limited. The talk addresses the use of free and open source products (FOSS) as an inexpensive alternative to proprietary GIS software. Major free and open source products which are available will be demonstrated and explained with their advantages and disadvantages. Particular attention will be paid on examples of the use of FOSS in planning and environmental protection.
Software products which will be covered:
• Quantum GIS
• GRASS GIS
Dr. Alexander Kotsev (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Assistant Professor in GIS at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria), who is currently Fulbright senior scholar at the Ohio State University. Dr. Kotsev has been implementing desktop and web based open source GIS products for multiple purposes in Europe for the past 10 years.