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Courtney Kirkham
The 9th Annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference was a success! Thank you all for participating and helping to make this wonderful conference, and community, a reality. Feel free to check out some of the statistics and key points from the conference below. Statistics This was the biggest MGC to-date. Since we know many of you like...
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Good afternoon, spatialists – A technical issue was recently identified on the MAST website that caused information from the forms for the MS GIS Conference to not be processed correctly. This includes conference registration, vendor registration, presentations, and student conference registration. The issue has been corrected, and forms are now functioning properly. If you filled...
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Greetings, spatialists – The time has come for MAST’s August General Meeting. On Friday, August 12th we will be meeting at the Mississippi 811 building at 12 PM. Food and drinks will be provided. (For this reason, please RSVP by emailing Courtney Menikheim (cmenikheim@geo-jobe.com) to provide a head count for ordering food.) The address is:200 Country Place PkwyPearl, MS 39208Attendees...
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Greetings, spatalists! Registration is open for the 9th Annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference. This conference is the single largest gathering of geospatial professionals in the state (and surrounding areas). Registration and payment confirms you as a dues-paying member of the Mississippi Association for Spatial Technologies, who organizes the conference.The conference will be held on Thursday, October 21st and...
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The December General Meeting will be held virtually tomorrow, December 11th at 12PM. You can join us via Zoom. When you join, you will be placed in a waiting room before being admitted to the meeting. This is to prevent bots or random spam from joining the meeting. The agenda is as follows: – MGC...
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Greetings, All – The time has come again for the Mississippi Geospatial Conference. This year will be a bit different, as the conference will be held virtually as opposed to in-person. Here’s what you’ll need to know: Who: Geospatial professionals, vendors, students, and enthusiasts. Come one, come all!What: Gather together to discuss research, updates, best...
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Attendees Paul BarnesJim SteilDavid HoltKaren ClarkGeorge HeleineJonathan SimonMike Miller MGC Announcements The Mississippi Geospatial Conference is scheduled for October 15th and 16th with virtual and in-person attendance options.USM will be open for the Fall semester with health protocols in place.Research is being done into Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and WebEx to determine what the best options...
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The time for the August 2020 MAST meeting has come! Please join us this Friday, August 14th for our meeting. The agenda will be as follows: Presentation on the World Political Handbook versus the CIA World Factbook by Dr. David HoltAnnouncements from the BoardGeneral Discussion. This meeting will be held virtually at 11:00 AM CST...
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Due to current events, the June 2020 MAST meeting will be held virtually. The meeting will commence at 12:30 PM CST on this Friday, June 12th. You can join the meeting directly by clicking on this link. The agenda will be as follows: – Presentation by Talbot Brooks: How Cognitive Biases Sneak Into Geographic Analysis...
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Due to current travel restrictions and widespread concerns regarding COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the April 2020 MAST meeting. We fill this is in the best interest of the safety of our members, and is in line with recommendations from the CDC and WHO. MAST Board members can still be reached here if any...
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This meeting took place in Jackson, MS. There were 16 attendees. Review MAST Board Meeting Minutes from 10 Jan 2020 MAST members expressed support for awarding Walter the Lifetime Achievement Award.MAST members expressed support of MAST moving to become a non-profit. Discussion of Legislative Bills House Bill 566 This bill would amend state boundaries to...
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Save the date! The next MAST meeting will be Friday, February 14th 2020.The agenda is as follows:     – Updates from the Board     – Senate Bill 2216 – Open ForumWe will meet in Jackson, MS at 12:30 that afternoon. The meeting will be held in the Technology room of the Paul B. Johnson Tower...
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Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute has announced their Spring 2020 GIS Training Workshops for Stennis Space Center. Each course will cost $25. Waivers are available for employees of local and state government in Mississippi. For more information on these courses, please reach out to John Cartwright (johnc@gri.msstate.edu). Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS Pro This...
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This meeting took place in Biloxi, MS. There were fifteen attendees. Presentation: Planet Lisa Gallagher and Pedro RodriguezAttendees were engaged and interested throughout the presentation, with many following up with questions afterward.Lisa requested information on presenting at MGC 2020.Those interested in Planet’s services can request a two – week trial. MGC 2019 Conference Recap Having...
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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 ResourcesBolton BuildingConference Room 11141 Bayview AvenueBiloxi, MS 39530 The agenda will be as follows: Presentation (by Lisa Gallagher from Planet)Mississippi Geospatial Conference 2019 DebriefUpdates from the...
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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...
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