November 17, 2016: Fall COGIS Meeting, Deschutes County Service Center, Bend
We heard from two Esri representatives on the latest ArcGIS solutions, as well as from a local GIS professional on the use of UAVs for mapping. About 40 people attended this meeting.
John Sharrard from Esri gave an overview of ArcGIS Pro, the next generation desktop GIS application.
Matt Twietmeyer from Esri described how to share your authoritative data with the public and find other open data for use in your GIS with the ArcGIS Open Data solution.
John Sharrard from Esri provided an overview of several applications that can bring efficiency to your field operations - Workforce, Navigator, Collector, and Survey 123.
Justin Healy from Real Geographics discussed how he is building and using UAVs to capture high-resolution DSMs and orthophotos on demand. He discussed current UAV capabilities and configurations, common UAV remote sensing applications, and the data precision and accuracy you can expect.
November 18, 2015: GIS Past to Present, Deschutes Service Center-DeArmond Room
Mike Tripp from the Prineville BLM office gave a presentation about mapping of Pleistocene Lakes of Central Oregon using GIS and GPS technology.
Nancy Watson from the City of Bend Police Department discussed how GIS is used in crime analysis, pattern recognition and her day-to-day work.
Although not sponsored by COGIS, members were invited to attend the #MapNight event at BendTECH for an evening of maps, apps, drones, and general GIS mayhem. This event drew more than 150 people who listed to presentations from SJ Camarata, director at Esri and long-term Bend resident, as well as from GIS start up founders Sam Lanier of FireWhat and Jereme Monteau of Trailhead Labs. ...details and more details
April 8, 2015: AGOL from all Angles
We had a series of presentation focused on ArcGIS Online as a framework to use to manage geo-spatial information for an enterprise organization. About 50 people joined us.
Dave Snader from DAS explained the State’s program to provide AGOL to qualifying government agencies … Details
Ryan Miller from Ameri-title gave a presentation on using open source Mapserver to provide map services to be consumed by AGOL. This offers an alternative of using an ArcGIS Server license or hosting with ESRI in their AGOL cloud … details
Josh Tanner from DAS, State of Oregon gave and introduction and some hands on tips about using the Web App Builder … details
June 10, 2014: Central Oregon Community College GIS Capstone Presentation
COCC students presented the final product of their Capstone project. Topics presented included:
April 9, 2014: GIS and Infrastructure Providers
Part I: Presentations @ Deschutes Services Building
Part II: Tour of the Bend Broadband Data Center
December 11, 2013: Community GIS, Deschutes Services Building
We were treated to two presentations with lively discussions from the 24 participants.
Also we presented some cool and interesting maps for discussion:
September 4, 2013: Cartography Outside of ESRI, Downtown Bend Library
Local professionals showed us the tricks and tools used to create visually pleasing and informative maps outside of the normal Esri standard. Presentations were given by:
Here are some resources for software that can be used that are less expensive than Adobe ... details
April 10, 2013: Web Mapping – Local Examples & Discussion, City of Bend Council Chambers
Local users showcased a number of web mapping applications that are currently in production. Presentations were given by:
January 23, 2013: Effectively Using ArcGIS Online in Your Organization Deschutes Services Building, DeArmond Conference Room
Shane Clarke and John Sharrard from Esri gave an overview on ArcGIS Online followed by a hands-on workshop. About 50 people attended this meeting.