Upcoming December MAST Meeting in Biloxi

There will be an upcoming MAST meeting on Friday, December 13th, 2019.

MAST will meet in Conference Room 1 at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • Bolton Building
  • Conference Room 1
  • 1141 Bayview Avenue
  • Biloxi, MS 39530

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Presentation (by Lisa Gallagher from Planet)
  • Mississippi Geospatial Conference 2019 Debrief
  • Updates from the Board
  • Open Forum

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Courtney Kirkham at ckirkham@geo-jobe.com.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

MGC 2019 Wrap Up and Thanks

This year saw the 7th annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference take place in Long Beach, MS. The conference was a success, with over a hundred registrants. It was also the first year we had a keynote. Thank you, Bill Johnson, for your wonderful and inspiring presentation.

Congratulations to Ian Stewart for winning the student Poster Competition and Scholarship! His work tracking the locations referenced throughout Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea was an excellent example of how GIS can be used across multiple disciplines to provide more context.

While next year’s conference will take place in October, the specific dates have not yet been determined. Stay tuned, as we will put out an update when the dates for the conference are confirmed. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who attended, presented, or sponsored at this year’s MGC. Without your hard work and participation, the conference wouldn’t be the success that it is.

Mississippi Geospatial Conference – Agenda

General Schedule

THURSDAY OCTOBER 3, 2019:

10:00 AM – Vendor Check-in

11:00 AM – Registration

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM-5:00 PM – Presentations

5:30 PM – TBD – Social

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019:

8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:30 Keynote

10:00 AM-12:30 PM – Presentations

Click here for a detailed agenda

THE MISSISSIPPI GEOSPATIAL CONFERENCE

Please register early so we can count you in! You have the option to be sent an invoice which can be paid later, and or pay with a check at the conference.

October 3rd and 4th 2019 (Thursday and Friday) in the FEC Auditorium at the Gulf Park Campus of University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach. Mississippi Geospatial Professionals, Students, and Enthusiasts will convene for two of Learning, Sharing, and Camaraderie.

Registration is $75 for a single individual and covers conference attendance, breakfast on Friday, and 1 year of membership to MAST (sponsorships available for students). If you would like to be a conference sponsor or vendor, use the sponsors form to register attendees as sponsorship includes up to 4 attendees.

Poster and Presentations

Format: 15 minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions, sponsor booths, poster display, one meal and snacks provided each day of the conference. Contact David Holt (david.h.holt@usm.edu) with any questions. To submit a presentation, click here.

August Meeting

Our bi-monthly meeting will be next Friday, August 9, at the Harrison County Judicial District 1 Courthouse, 1801 23rd Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501.

This will be the usual pizza lunch meeting, starting at 12 noon. Please rsvp to Randall McMillen at randall@gri.msstate.edu so we can estimate our pizza needs.

June MAST meeting:

12 noon in the Technology Room of the Paul B. Johnson Tower (IHL building) in Jackson. https://www.maris.state.ms.us/HTM/home/Location.html .

Pizza will be provided as usual.

April 12th Meeting in Hattiesburg

Join us in Hattiesburg, Friday, April 12 for the bi-monthly MAST meeting. We will meet at noon in the community room at the Train Depot at 308 Newman Street. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided as usual.

Please RSVP to Randall McMillen so we can get a headcount.

December 14th Meeting in Jackson

It’s nearly time for our last meeting of 2018; 12:00 December 14th.

 

IHL has kindly offered The Technology Room of the Paul B. Johnson Tower in Jackson. https://www.maris.state.ms.us/HTM/home/Location.html .

 

This will be our typical pizza lunch meeting.

 

Agenda items include:

 

  • Adoption of the previous meetings minutes
  • Regular business
  • Debriefing and reflection in the 2018 MGC
  • Meeting schedule for 2019

 

Please RSVP and/or submit  any other agenda items to me via email- randall@gri.msstate.edu

 

Thank you,

 

Randall McMillen (MAST Sec.)

 

 

GIS SPECIALIST POSITION

Coastal Environments, Inc. (CEI), a long-established, full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Baton Rouge, has an immediate opening at headquarters for an entry to mid-level GIS Specialist with an MS or BS with two to three years of experience.  Candidates should be experienced with ESRI products (ArcGIS 10.x and ArcGIS Pro), GPS Pathfinder Office, and Trimble GPS products.  Knowledge of relational database design and programming is a plus.  Duties include map production, data creation, data conversion, image interpretation and processing, geodatabase development, and spatial analysis.

CEI provides competitive salaries, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and benefits; a great work environment; and opportunities for professional training for career development and advancement.

CEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) supporting diversity in the workforce. The firm conducts pre-employment physicals as well as drug and background screening, participates in e-verify and promotes a drug free workplace.

Contact Information:

Please email, with subject line “GIS Specialist”, a cover letter with contact information and resume with three references:  GWang@coastalenv.com.

Share this post:

Job Type: Consulting Firm

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Created on: November 8, 2018

Closing Date:  Until Position is Filled

MAST Awards Two Scholarships to Poster Contest Winners

The Mississippi Association for Spatial Technologies is pleased to announce the award of two scholarships for the first and second place winners of the 2008 Mississippi Geospatial Conference poster contest. Ashleigh N. Price wins first place and Michael Amelunke wins second place. It is always a pleasure to see participation from our student members.

Congratulations to Ashleigh and Michael for their winning entries among a varied and competitive field of entries!

 

Ashleigh N. Price wins 1st place scholarship for her poster: “Vector Data Based Suitability Analysis and Probabilistic Hazard Modeling to Characterize Offender Hazard Vulnerability in Coastal Mississippi” -

Ashleigh N. Price wins 1st place scholarship for her entry: “Vector Data Based Suitability Analysis and Probabilistic Hazard Modeling to Characterize Offender
Hazard Vulnerability in Coastal Mississippi”

Michael Amelunke wins 2nd place in poster scholarship contest with his entry: “Elevation Change of New Round Island” -

Michael Amelunke wins 2nd place in poster scholarship contest with his entry: “Elevation Change of New Round Island”

“Unposted: Campaign Signs, Social Media, and the Digital Front Yard” – Chasez, Ashley and Joby Bass, The University of Southern Mississippi

Photo of “Mapping River Island Alluviation Rates in the Upper Mississippi” - Holt, David, Ashley Chasez, Loren Roman-Nunez, Ian Stewart, and Veronica White,

“Mapping River Island Alluviation Rates in the Upper Mississippi” – Holt, David, Ashley Chasez, Loren
Roman-Nunez, Ian Stewart, and Veronica White,

 

Photo of “Detecting coastal marsh change from aerial imagery using spectral and textural methods: Pascagoula River Marsh, 1955-2014” - Waldron, Maggie, Greg Carter, and Patrick D. Biber,

“Detecting coastal marsh change from aerial imagery using spectral and textural methods: Pascagoula River Marsh, 1955-2014” – Waldron, Maggie, Greg Carter, and Patrick D. Biber,