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New ESRI Nonprofit Organizations Program
This new program provides an annual license for a downoladed copy of Arc/INFO for a $100 annual admin fee, and ArcGIS Server for a $2000 annual admin fee. Grantees will receive an email quote for each year's subscription (admin) fee 3 months before it is due, and you'll need to pay it in order to keep using that license. Licenses obtained from ECP or Techsoup are not affected by this annual subscription requirement, but you may apply for "maintenance" grants in ECP and Techsoup that will allow you continued phone support and product upgrades.
ESRI Nonprofit program also has fixed volume discounts for large quantities. Nonprofit products can be ordered directly from ESRI or online, and will also be available thru ESRI's existing grant programs like the ECP. Your Non-profit status must be verified by sending whatever document your country uses to verify tax exempt status to ESRI when you place your order. (In comparison, ECP grants do not require formal tax exempt status.)
Recent Darpa Red Balloon Challenge brings online coverage for SCGIS
What do RED BALLOONS have to do with the SCGIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND?
Help the SCGIS Team locate 10 RED Weather Balloons THIS Saturday Dec 05, 2009. This is a one day event and all we need are your eyes…..We do NOT need individuals to drive all over the country side, we need increased numbers of observers… if you forward this link (http://www.edc.uri.edu/scgis/) to ALL individuals on your contact list we have a greater chance of winning. The only way we can possibly win this challenge is to have thousands of eyes looking for these red weather balloons located throughout the United States. You do NOT have to be a “geocacher” or own a GPS to participate, we need all eyes. This money will be used to help conservationists world-wide to gain the skills they need to conserve the environment, indigenous tribes, local communities….
DARPA Network Challenge Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Internet
Saturday, 05 December 2009
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has offered this prize
to highlight social networking skills.
Please, forward this link (http://www.edc.uri.edu/scgis/) to your contacts via LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, etc and extend the knowledge about the SCGIS efforts.
Let's take the challenge! Get the details here: http://www.edc.uri.edu/scgis/
MULTIPLE FREE TOOLS FROM ESRI
ArcGIS Explorer is now available for download:
ESRI has released Web mapping APIs for free
ESRI announces that its popular Web mapping APIs are available at no cost to users who are building applications for use in internal and noncommercial environments. ArcGIS Web mapping APIs have always been free for licensed ArcGIS Server users.
Now government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and educational institutions can take full advantage of fast, high-quality mapping applications built on top of ArcGIS Server without additional costs or licensing. ArcGIS Web mapping APIs
Find more resources here: http://resources.esri.com/arcgisserver/index.cfm?fa=applications
ArcGIS Online has been greatly enhanced with:
ArcGIS Online Sharing
An SCGIS group has been created on ArcGIS Online that is open to the public. Visit CGIAR create a community for data sharing on arcgisonline.com as well.*
ArcGIS Online Map Services
ArcGIS Online Task Services
Some great tasks such as a world place locator service
ArcGIS Online Web Mapping APIs
For more information: www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/index.html
LEARN ABOUT COLLABORATIVE GIS TOOLS
Building powerful spatial analysis and mapping capabilities takes time and effort, things often in short supply at non-profit organizations. An important recent development has been online collaborative GIS tools and platforms, allowing users to share spatial data and share GIS tasks and projects without having to own or manage very much in terms of GIS technologies or tools. Projects and resources for collaborative GIS are listed at: http://www.conservationgis.org/technology/index.html.
2009 GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AWARDEES
Due to reduced capacity compared to previous years, the Scholarship Program currently limits its support only to the regions where SCGIS international chapters and informal conservation GIS communities affiliated with SCGIS are growing or emerging, to promote further growth of these chapters and communities.
In 2009, the Scholarship Program announcement was distributed to the leaders of such chapters and communities, and these leaders were delegated the responsibility to distribute the announcement locally, and to collect and pre-review the applications in their respective regions: Brazil, Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Latin America, Madagascar, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, South Africa (as a region), and Uganda. After a careful review of the applications we received from these communities, the following applicants were awarded scholarships:
Alejandro Javier Gatto, Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina
Ashok Pathak, Society for Wetland and Biodiversity Conservation Nepal (WBC Nepal), Nepal
Barnerd Kasoine Lesowapir, Save the Elephants, Kenya
Bashyal Dhruba Sharma, Bird Education Society, Nepal
Buh Wung Gaston, Limbe Botanic Garden, Cameroon
Cecilia Cronemberger de Faria, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Brazil
Fredrick Wanyama, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda
Hultera, Harapan Rainforest, Indonesia
Ilona Zhuravleva, Greenpeace, Russia
James Musinguzi, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Uganda
Kail Zingapan, Philippine Association for Intercultural Development, Inc. (PAFID), Philippines
Yulia Kalashnikova, WWF, Russia
To learn more visit the scholarship page
MICHELLE KINZEL NAMED NEW BOARD PRESIDENT
When accepting the position of President of the SCGIS Board of Directors Michelle had this to say....
"I wanted to share something with you all--it is from my bound version of my Master's Research paper, and it is about SCGIS...
an excerpt from my *In Gratitude* section...
There are countless others to appreciate and thank the tribal family that I found in SCGIS, who are truly my birds of a feather, especially Susan Miller, a true goddess who I am lucky to know; and everyone else who has joined me along this wonderful journey, full of trials and tribulations, but so very fulfilling and worth every minute. SCGIS has changed the course of my life many times, and always for the better. I am honored to serve as President.
Read Michelle's message to the SCGIS membership
CHAPTER MEETING OF ARIZONA SCGIS - 3/23/09
Upcoming meeting to be held Monday, March 23rd, from 7-9pm at Mesa Community College, room SC-26. Download the agenda (33Kb PDF). Meeting highlights:
"The Arizona Audubon Mapping Project"
“GIS Flow for Prioritizing Parcels for Conservation”
“Determining Potential Jaguar Habitat in New Mexico”
To learn about the AZ Chapter's mission, find out about events, or contact the coordinator, visit the Arizona Chapter Page
2009 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, ACCOMMODATIONS, ABSTRACTS OPEN
The Society for Conservation GIS would like to invite you to its twelfth annual conference to be held July 18 - 21, 2009, at the Northwood’s Resort and Conference Center (www.northwoodsresort.com) located on Big Bear Lake, California, just 1 hours drive from Redlands, California, and a 3 hours drive form San Diego.
Conference Information Page
Conservation GeoPortal: A new, free resource for finding and publishing conservation GIS data and maps. SCGIS members are often looking for specific geodata for their conservation projects, or they have data or maps they would like to publish for others to use. The Conservation GeoPortal website provides solutions for both. Visit conservationmaps.org
November 12-15, 2005
Rally 2005: National Land Conservation Conference
Land Trust Alliance
All of the details of the President’s budget are not yet clear, but we do know the Administration has set its sights on selling between 170,000-200,000 acres of Forest Service land in 41 states and possibly as many as 500,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands in the West.
This latest move follows closely on the heels of another failed proposal to sell off our public lands. Just two months ago, because of widespread opposition within the West, Representatives Richard Pombo (R-CA), and Jim Gibbons (R-NV) were forced to drop a mining provision in budget reconciliation bill that would have led to the sale of millions of acres of public lands. Other recently floated ideas to sell off national parks and other public lands have met with similar widespread opposition.
Visit the Land Trust Alliance's Rally web page
September 27-29, 2004
The annual Northwest ESRI User's Group 2004 Conference
in Sun Valley, Idaho from September 27-29, 2004
Bart Butterfield, Conference Chair
July 18-20, 2004
University of Wisconsin - Madison
URISA Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) Conference
http://www.urisa.org/ppgis.htm (for more details)
URISA will be holding a conference at the University of Wisconsin - Madison on the subject of public participation GIS. Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) refers to a range of topics raised by theintersection of community interests and GIS technology. The 3rd Annual PPGISCongress will bring together participants with a rich diversity of experience.
Call for Presentations:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology has demonstrated great value in empowering citizen organizations and revitalizing communities. The technology is relatively inexpensive, digital spatial data is increasingly available and the user interfaces are improving. As its use grows and evolves, GIS is being used alone or with other information and communications technologies to improve public knowledge and participation.
Abstracts are being solicited in any of the following presentation topics/categories PPGIS Practice, Monitoring, and Evaluation, PPGIS Theory/PPGIScience, Data Issues, Organizations and Institutions (Using and being affected by PPGIS). We are also accepting submissions for a Project Showcase/Poster Session. All abstract submissions, received by January 5, 2004 will be considered for the program. More information and the abstract submission form is available on the URISA website at: http://www.urisa.org/ppgis.htm
Early Registration Rates: URISA Member: $125; Nonmember: $150
Non-profit group employee/staff: $65 (proof of affiliation required).
The 2004 Pennsylvania GIS Conference will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers and the Whitaker Center for Science and theArts in Harrisburg, PA. This year’s conference theme will be “Building Our Spatial Future” and will feature speakers and presentations by leading GIS practitioners from around the country, along with over fifty exhibitors of GIS technology products and services, map displays, networking opportunities and much more.
For more information about the conference or to submit a presentation proposal or register for an exhibit booth, please visit the conference website at http://www.pagisconference.org or contact Brady Stroh, Conference Coordinator, at (717) 948-6428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 8-12, 2004
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
National Conservation Training Center
GIS Design for Regional Conservation Planning (TEC7115/CLN7115)
Organized by The Conservation Fund, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the University of Floridahttp://www.conservationfund.org/?article=2485
Registration deadline to guarantee onsite lodging: January 12, 2004
Limited $200 discounts available to qualifying nonprofit organizations
(preference given to members of SCGIS). If interested, please register for
the course and then contact me at email@example.com with subject
header: GIS Design Discount.
February 26, 2004
Society for Conservation GIS Oregon Chapter Meeting
4:00 - 6:00 pm at The Ecotrust Conference Center in Portland
4:00 - 4:10 p.m. General Business
4:10 - 4:30 p.m. Goals of the Oregon Chapter: discussion lead by Kai Snyder
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. GIS implementation options for regional conservation groups (Justin Healy)
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Web mapping Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms Using ArcIMS (John Gabriel, Tom Pflegger and Connie Burdick )
5:45 - 6:00 p.m. Networking/T-shirt and mug sales
Refreshments will be served
SCGIS t-shirts ($15) will be for sale
(Cash and checks to SCGIS only, please)
Hosted by Ecotrust
721 NW Ninth Avenue
Directions: The Ecotrust Conference Center is located on the second floor of the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center. The Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center is centrally located in Portland's Pearl district between NW 9th and 10th Avenues, and Irving and Johnson Streets. The Center is on the Portland Streetcar line and is easily accessible by bus, car, or train.
For more information about SCGIS, please visit www.scgis.org
For more information or to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org