Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
Wednesday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Interest Group Meeting: QGIS

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Anne Canoune, Century Engineering

This session is intended for novice and experienced QGIS users alike. Four speakers will showcase how they use QGIS in their professional and side projects. Presentations will be 20 minutes long with five minutes for questions. We will wrap up the session with time for attendees to ask additional questions and some closing remarks regarding the QGIS Maryland User Group.

Migrating Data Development from ArcGIS to an Open Source Stack
Shawn Pickett, Century Engineering
Setting up an efficient editing environment is a crucial part of any data development task. We will explore two editing environments, ArcGIS/QGIS and PostgreSQL, used for a multi-year data development project involving multiple consultants. In addition to technical considerations, this talk will address changes to the overall workflow of the project, project team communication, and lessons learned.

Updating a Campus Lighting Plan Using QGIS
Dave Hinton, Howard Community College
Dave will share how Howard Community College used QGIS to map the locations of its parking lot lamps.

Spatial Analysis Tools in QGIS
Jonathan Gross, City of Baltimore
Jonathan will discuss the processing toolbox and spatial statistics available in QGIS and compare those with the ones in ArcMap.

Working with QGIS 3D Canvas
Hannah Davis, Century Engineering
Using QGIS 3.4, Hannah will demonstrate how to transform, visualize and work with data in 3D. This discussion will cover a range of topics that include: data sources, 3D canvas navigation, configuration, working with various data types and multiple layers, styling and creating animations

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Jonathan Gross

Epidemiologist, Baltimore City Health Department
Mr. Gross is an epidemiologist at the Baltimore City Health Department. He collects, analyzes, and maps data for several youth and trauma services programs. In addition, he assists with overdose prevention and space-time analysis: https://github.com/bchd/Nonfatal-Overdose-Surveillance... Read More →
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Shawn Pickett

Sr Data Analyst, Century Engineering
Shawn works as a Senior Data Analyst for Century Engineering. His work is focused on business analysis, project management, database design, and Python / JavaScript development. Prior to re-entering the workforce in 2014, he served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst for 8 years... Read More →

Anne Canoune

Sr App Developer, Century Engineering
Anne is an Application Developer with Century Engineering and has over 10 years of experience in the geospatial industry working first as an analyst and then moving over to application development. She is passionate about open source software for GIS and is part of an effort to start... Read More →

Hannah Davis

GIS Analyst, Century Engineering, Inc.
Hannah Davis received her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Sociology from UMBC in 2014 and her Advanced GIS Certificate from CCBC in 2016. She is a GIS Analyst and a member of the Information and Spatial Solutions (IS2) team at Century Engineering.

David Hinton

Professor, Howard community College

Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LA 2110 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204