Geospatial Administrators Association of South Carolina


GAA-SC Report

A Workshop for GIS Managers

Date And Time

Wed, March 20, 2019

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT

When most non-GIS professionals hear “G-I-S,” they think “M-A-P.” Now that GIS is a location intelligence platform, the underutilization of it is critical, and career-limiting, for GIS professionals. GIS is designed to do more than make maps. It is vitally important that organizations proactively evangelize and market all of the GIS capabilities.

Join us for this free workshop at the new Esri Charlotte office where you will hear strategies on how to spread the understanding and full value of GIS across your organization. Following the presentation, participate in a Lean Coffee session which will drive a productive (but unstructured) conversation with your colleagues on the morning's content. Next, a presentation by Kevin Whaley, the GIS Analyst for the City of North Augusta, SC. Kevin will discuss how they decreased worker order response time and improved citizen satisfaction by enabling their Public Works operations through our filed mobile field applications. Finally, we will wrap up with an ArcGIS Technology update; this will arm you with an understanding of Esri's most current platform capabilities.


9:30 - 10:00 ~ Check-In, Networking

10:00 - 11:30 ~ Underutilization of GIS and How To Cure It

11:30 -11:45 ~ Q&A, Break

11:45 - 12:30 ~ Lean Coffee Session

12:00 - 1:30 ~ Lunch On Your Own

1:30 - 2:15 ~ Assisting City Operations with Workforce

2:15 - 2:30 ~ Q&A, Break

2:30 - 3:30 ~ ArcGIS Technology Update

3:30 - 5:00 ~ Optional - Join us for Happy Hour!