April 2022 Meeting Recap

Greetings, Spatialists –

For those of you who could not attend our April 2022 General Meeting, here are some notes on what was covered.

Welcome

Presentation

  • Research Applications at USM’s Gulf Coast Geospatial Center by Greg Carter and Michael Amelunke of to Gulf Coast Geospatial Center
  • Presentation was well-recieved

Board Announcements

2022 Conference 
– Will be the 10th MGC conference and the 20th anniversary of MAST – Confirmed dates are October 21st and 22nd, 2022 
– Encouraging people to start thinking about research and presentation topics

New GIS Community Members 
– Dr. Holt is the new father of two twins – Lucie and Elyse. Congratulations!

June General Meeting 
– Date: Friday April 10th 
– Will be in Jackson, MS 
– Exact location, tbd 
– MARIS will be presenting

Member Announcements

MS State University

– Offering a QGIS course in Biloxi, MS April 19th and 20th 

GEO Jobe 
– Now offering 24/7 Support for their products, as well as tier-one support as a service for other companies 
– Community Involvement 
– Support for Gulfport High School Robotics Team 
– Support for Gulfport Middle School Robotics Team (“Pink Diamonds”)
– Going to World Championships 
– Continued Support for MS Code Academy 
– Awards 
– Cornerstone Partner Award 
– ArcGIS Adoption Award 

Internships 
– Gulf Coast Geospatial Center is currently accepting internship applications – MS DMR is looking for summer interns

General Discussion

Meeting Adjourned

About the author

Courtney Menikheim is an Application Developer at GEO Jobe GIS Consulting. They have been a member of MAST since 2015, and have served as the Secretary since 2019.