TNGIC
Mapping Tennessee
2015 Conference

​April 21-23, 2015 at Montgomery Bell State Park 

​Conference Agenda at a Glance

​Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Experience GIS in Tennessee II, Jason Duke and Kurt Snider, TNGIC (pre-registration required)
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm LIDAR Introduction and Creation of Custom Derivative Products, Kayla Barnowsky, GeoCue Group (pre- registration required)
  • 10:45 am - TNGIC Annual Golf Scramble @ GreyStone Golf Course, lunch prior to tee off ​ Golf Tournament at Grey Stone Golf Course
  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Practical LIDAR Applications in GIS, Kayla Barnowsky, GeoCue Group (pre-registration required)
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The GISCI Certification Process – Completing the Application, Kim McDonough, TDOT (pre-registration required)
  • 2:00 pm -  GeoCache Event at Montgomery Bell State Park, (hosted by Cliff Hoeffner, Duncan Parnell, Inc.), meet in the Lobby

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • 7:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet in Restaurant
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening Session & Board Nominees – Jason Duke, TNGIC President
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker – Kelly Ratchinsky, Palm Beach County, FL; “A Cloud Conversation”
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Dennis Pedersen, Tennessee OIR GIS Services Director: USGS 3D Elevation Program and Other Statewide Initiatives
  • 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch, GISP Update – Kim McDonough, TDOT
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Presentations/Workshops – Rooms B, C and D See Presentation Agenda
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm GISP assistance in Board Room
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break 3:30 pm Deadline: Submit Board Ballots / Map Gallery Viewer’s Choice at TNGIC Booth
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Presentations/Workshops – Rooms B, C, and D See Presentation Agenda
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social Event - Swimming Recreation Shelter (In case of bad weather, event will be in Rooms B and C.)


Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • 6:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast buffet in Restaurant
  • 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Presentations/Workshops – Rooms B, C, and D See Presentation Agenda
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Break / Map Gallery Q & A in Map Gallery
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am The Boundaries of GIS and Surveying – Kim McDonough and Dixie Brackett, RLS
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am TNGIC Business Meeting – Jason Duke, TNGIC President
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Regional Meetings: East Region-Room D; Middle Region-Room B/C; West Region-Room B/C
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch, GIS Champion and Map Gallery Awards, Golf and Geocache Winners
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker – David Purkey, TEMA and James Cotter “Man Made Threats in a Natural Threat Environment”
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Committee Meetings: Communication – Room C, *walls will be open Conference – Board Room Education – Room B, *walls will be open Professional Development and Training – Room B, *walls will be open Web and Data – Room D
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm GISP Assistance in Board Room
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Storm Spotter Training – James Larosa, NOAA, Room B/C
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Session, Giveaways
Register here!
​Pre-registration - ​Jan 5-Jan 30 - ​$175
​Early registration - ​Feb 1-27 - ​$200
​Regular registration - ​Mar 1-Apr 3 - ​$225

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Kelly Ratchinsky
Director of Platform Services
Palm Beach County, FL​

Deputy Commissioner David W. Purkey​
Director of Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

​APRIL 21ST PRE-CONFERENCE CLASSES
(All classes are limited to first 15 registered students.)
  • Experience GIS II $75 (TNGIC Member): $95 (non-TNGIC member: will include 1 year TNGIC membership)*
  • LiDAR Introduction and Creation of Custom Derivative Products, ½ day, $25 (TNGIC member); $45 (non-TNGIC member: will include 1 year TNGIC membership)*
  • A Practical LiDAR Applications in GIS, ½ day, $25 (TNGIC member): $45 (non-TNGIC member: will include 1 year TNGIC membership)*
  • The GISCI GIS Certification Program (GISP), ½ day, $25 (TNGIC member): $45 (non-TNGIC member: will include 1 year TNGIC membership)*
​    *If you are a non-TNGIC member and sign up for both, the second class will only be $25

LODGING
Montgomery Bell State Park Inn
1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns, Tennessee
Special rates (use reservation code #7362): $96.39 including taxes
615-797-3101, 1-800-250-8613

Conference and Registration Questions: Marc Pearson, GISP, CFM (615) 829-5454

​TNGIC Annual Golf Scramble 

​TNGIC Annual Golf Scramble @ GreyStone Golf Course
April 21, 2014 – 2555 Hwy 70 East, Dickson, 37055 http://www.greystonegc.com 615.446.0044
Time: Buffet Lunch starts @ 10:45AM & Tee Off – Shotgun Start at NOON!!! (CST)

Course: Designed by PGA Tour pro Mark McCumber, GreyStone Golf Club offers a challenging yet fun round of golf to competitors of all skill levels. Located in historic Dickson, the golf course is a short drive from Montgomery Bell State Park and is easily accessible from throughout Middle Tennessee. We trust you will enjoy our golf course.

Price: $75, includes green fees, range balls, cart, lunch, and a chance of some good prizes

Register: Please register on Reg‐Online OR Send check (made out to TNGIC) to: Sam Moffat, 428 Scenic Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
Format: 4‐man scramble. Register on Reg‐online, Sign up and we will assign 4 man teams the day of the tourney or if you have a team already formed, please email Sam Moffat (Sam.moffat@woolpert.com) with your team member names. Please note – all team members must be registered for the golf tourney on Reg‐Online.
A BIG thanks to ​Quantum Spatial as the TNGIC Golf Scramble Title Sponsor!
​Other activities include geocaching, map gallery, social, presentations, workshops, Dr. Shop / Vendor Tool Time, TNGIC Business meeting, TNGIC Committee meetings, and valuable networking! More information coming soon.