Mapping Tennessee
2017 Conference
​Knoxville at the Crowne Plaza
Wednesday, April 26 – Thursday, April 27

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​Agenda At A Glance (posted 3/23)

Register for TNGIC 2017 here!
​Early registration for the Annual TNGIC Conference (Apr. 26-27, 2017) in Knoxville has been extended through Monday, March 6, 2017.  The early registration price is $225.  The standard registration price will be $250 beginning on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Call for Presentations
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors
​Map Gallery
Pre-conference training and activities: April 25, 2016
Student Scholarship Application - The  Application Deadline was March 21, 2017. We have hit a cap and no longer taking applications. Thank you!
TNGIC Annual Golf Scramble
Don't forget the SOCIAL
Board Nominations... Coming Soon
Helpful Links for the Area

2017 TNGIC Pre-Conference Training

 Introduction to Lidar Data Utilizing ESRI ArcGIS

It is an exciting time in the Tennessee GIS world!  The 27 county Cumberland USGS 3DEP project has been delivered and is hosted through TNGIC.  The East TN USGS 3DEP project is slated to be delivered around April 2017.  The data is here and this training will help you get started using it!  It is an introductory course and will focus on understanding more about Lidar data, its products, use cases, and the capabilities within ESRI ArcGIS.

This will be a presentation style course with live demonstrations.  Handouts will also be provided.
​Cost: $50

The course will cover the following:
  • The collection and production aspects of Lidar data
  • 3DEP program pertinent specifications and deliverables
  • Lidar data products and use case scenarios
  • Capabilities and Licensing for ESRI products
  • Using Lidar data with ESRI ArcGIS
  • Point cloud navigation
  • Classification symbology and manipulation
  • LAS Dataset workflows
  • Raster and mosaic Dataset workflows
  • Contour generation
  • Data access and alternative software.

Limited to the first 75!

If you have questions about the content please feel free to contact Paul Dudley with the State of TN STS-GIS Services at or 615-770-3809.
​ArcGIS Mobile Workshop
Jay Fowler, Esri Solutions Engineer
​Salon A at the Crown Plaza from 8:00am – 11:30am
Class size limit: 75
Cost: $50

Modernize your field workflows and power your enterprise with ArcGIS apps. Whether you need to manage a mobile workforce or monitor real time emergencies, learn how to improve field-to-office workflows by leveraging Esri’s field mobility apps to collect data, ask questions, manage operations, and boost efficiency.
  • Field Operation Workflows - Plan, Manage, Navigate, Capture, Monitor, Report
  • Solutions Deployment        
  • Resources 

Who is this course for?
  • GIS Professionals        
  • System Administrators        
  • Web Administrators        
  • GIS Desktop Application Developers        
  • GIS Mobile Application 

Call for Presentations!

​NOW EXTENDED!! March 17 is the deadline.
The TNGIC conference planning committee is accepting presentation abstracts for the 2017 annual conference to be held in Knoxville. Proposed abstracts will be accepted until  March 3, 2017. Please review the submission guidelines. Questions and abstracts should be sent to Marc Pearson
Submission Guidelines:
  • Presentations will be selected based on topic, content, and available time.
  • TNGIC does not guarantee all submissions will be accepted.
  • Submitters will be notified about selection after March 3, 2017.
  • Presenters must be registered for at least one day of the conference.
  • Presenters will be allotted 30 minutes, which must include time for questions.
  • A computer with internet access, projector and screen will be provided.
  • Please submit all of the following content to:
  • Incomplete submissions may be rejected
Title and Organization:
Title of Presentation:
Presentation’s technical level: __Beginner __Intermediate __Advanced
Abstract (200-word limit):
Bio (150-word limit):

The Map Gallery

Digital Submittal Deadline April 10, 2017
Contact: Kurt Snider:
​The 2017 TNGIC Annual GIS Conference Map Gallery!
We are excited to announce the Map Gallery for 2017! Look for the Map Gallery to be a separate and distinct area in the Exhibit Hall with plenty of space for you to casually peruse the variety of maps on display. We invite you to download, fill out, and submit the submission form with detailed information on map categories, judging, size requirements and guidelines.  You can find the form here (coming soon).

Map Judging and Awards
Our map contest will feature awards in 5 categories.

-Best Cartographic Design - Awarded to the map that artistically employs the elements of cartography without compromising use and functionality. Maps will be judged on fundamental cartographic principles including figure ground representations, visual hierarchy, color selection, typography, symbology, overall aesthetic appearance, etc.

-Best Analysis - Awarded to the map that is best designed to display the results of spatial data analysis and presents the information in an unbiased way, allowing the viewer to extract their own conclusions, utilizing the map as a tool.

-Best Student Project – Awarded to the best overall student project. Submitted maps may be cartographic or analytically focused.

-Best Online Map ​ – Awarded to the best Online Map using ArcGIS online. Map entries will be judged before the conference. At this time this category will not be eligible for the Viewers Choice award.

-Viewers Choice – Award chosen by the attendees for the best overall poster.

Rules and Regulations
General poster size should be no larger than E-sized (34 in X 44 in). A .pdf of your map (96 dpi) must be submitted via e-mail to the map gallery coordinator ( by April 10, 2017 to be considered for judging and awards.

Conference Proceedings
Maps are to be checked in at the conference registration table.
Authors will be available in the map gallery at a time designated in the conference agenda to answer questions about their map.
Award recipients will be announced during lunch of the second day of the conference.

Attention 4-H members: Enter the Tennessee 4-H GIS Contest, sponsored by TNGIC and UT Extension. Contact your local UT Extension 4-H agent for details.

​10th TNGIC Annual Golf Scramble @ Egwani Farms Golf Course

Date:  April 25, 2017 – Noon tee off!! 
Course:  Egwani Farms Golf Course – 15 minutes from conference hotel.

​Time: BBQBuffet Lunch starts @ 11:00AM & Tee Off – Shotgun NOON! (EST)
Course: New Bermuda greens and plush fairways add to the attraction of Egwani Farms Golf Course originally opened in 1991 after a decades-old farm was converted into a tournament-caliber golf course to serve both local and visiting golfers. The name “Egwani” is Cherokee for “little river.” The Little River borders the golf course for over a mile and figures prominently in the strategic makeup of the course.
Price: $65, includes green fees, range balls, cart, lunch, and a chance of some great prizes
Format: 4‐man scramble.
​Register: Register on Reg‐online, please email Sam Moffat ( with your team or Send check (made out to TNGIC) to:
Sam Moffat, 428 Scenic Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
If you have any questions – Contact Sam Moffat.



What it is: Geocaching an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices.  Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the cache.  The Cache can be anything from a container full of items or a physical item that you have to describe.  This is a great event for adults and children alike!

​When:  April 25, 2017 @ 2 PM

​Where: Crowne Plaza  401 W Summit Hill Dr SW  Knoxville, TN 37902  (The starting location will be the Duncan-Parnell Booth)

​Price: Free!!! Just Bring your Trimble or Recreational GPS.  If you do not have a GPS, one will be provided for you.

Software & Instructions:  If you are using a Trimble GPS handheld, a TerraSync datafile will be provided for you.  For recreational GPS users, a CSV files will be provide with the coordinates of the caches.

​How to Register: Please register on Reg‐Online or Contact Cliff Hoeffner (

Wednesday Night  Social

​Music from ​The Bearded Band!
You are not going to want to miss this one!
The cornhole tournament remains strong and will take place again this year.  Warm up your bean bags and lets get to it!

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