Author: Ardys Russakis

Division Staff Present Work at Esri User Conference

Each year Esri, the global leader in GIS technology and spatial analytics software, hosts the Esri User Conference. For the past several years Center for GIS staff members have attended. It is always a great experience. Not only does it take place in sunny San Diego, we are able to learn new best practices, hear fantastic presentations from inspirational speakers, and connect with other GIS pros from around the globe. This year, two of my colleagues attended and presented on two projects, gaining so much exposure for the work we do at Towson University. I recently sat down with...

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Collaboration on Display at TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference

There was a buzz in the air at the 30th year of TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference last week at Towson University. Without a doubt this is a great event for the geospatial community and beyond. TUgis attendees come from a variety of industries from within the private and non-profit sectors, education, and all levels of government from across Maryland. 2016 TUgis by the Numbers 550+ attendees 30+ exhibitors and sponsors 130+ first time attendees 70+ talks and panel sessions 300+ MSGIC members 150 participated in preconference workshops Increasing Collaboration Dr. Virginia Thompson, Towson University Geography Department Chair, kicked off...

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What’s In Store at TUgis?

The 2017 TUgis is just around the corner! On March 20-21, Towson University will host the 30th TUgis Conference. Presented in partnership by Towson University College of Liberal Arts, Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC), and Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), Maryland’s Geospatial Conference brings together the top geo-technologists in our region—and promises something for everyone. What to Expect from TUgis This year the conference includes a full day of pre-conference training workshops and over 70 talks in the conference program. Attendees will have access to Mini-Workshops, Panel Presentations, Lightning Talks, and Individual Presentations. And, for a second...

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Center for GIS Welcomes Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D.

The Towson University Center for GIS (CGIS) recently welcomed Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D., as a GIS programmer. Jonathan brings a diverse background and experience in GIS, GPS, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis to this role. He previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama where he developed and led an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, drone) mapping research project with the goal of capturing tropical forest canopy seasonal change. “Jonathan arrived at CGIS with a strong background in using sophisticated analytical tools to answer questions and solve problems. He’s quickly demonstrating an ability to imaginatively...

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2016 TUgis Conference Preview

Ardys Russakis is managing director at the Center for GIS at Towson University and chairs the TUgis Conference Advisory Committee and Facilities Sub-Committee. Calling all geo-geeks! On March 15, Towson University will host the 2016 TUgis Conference. Presented by Towson University College of Liberal Arts, Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC), and Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), Maryland’s Geospatial Conference brings together the top geo-technologists in our region—and promises something for everyone. TUgis Conference Program This one-day event is packed full of content and provides networking opportunities across different sectors from education and private enterprise to non-profits and...

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