In The News

EnerGIS 2020 may have been delayed, but awarding scholarships to deserving students was not.

Winning a $500 Undergraduate Runner-up Prize (left) was Jaclyn Mantel of Saint Louis University who submitted an abstract titled “Missouri Land Use and Stream Nutrient Load Correlation”.
Winning a $2000 Undergraduate Grand Prize (center) was Robin Pierce of Texas A&M, who submitted an abstract on “Incorporating Mineral and Lease Owners into Spatial Lease Data”.
Winning our $2000 Graduate Grand Prize (right) was Nina Trusso of San Francisco University with her abstract “Wild Fish and Forests: The Northwest Forest Plan 25 Years Later”

Best wishes to our 2020 winners. Look for news soon on an updated schedule for an EnerGIS 2020 event!


REGISTRATION OPEN: 2020 GITA Virtual Pipeline Forum

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office as GITA’s annual pipeline conference goes VIRTUAL! The 2020 GITA Virtual Pipeline Forum will take place August 25th-27th and will focus on the Gas Mega Rule and the impact it promises to have on the pipeline industry. Keeping with our rich history, the 2020 agenda will feature industry speakers offering insight, ideas, and best practices developed in response to these significant regulatory changes.  Being virtual offers attendees a rare opportunity to hear from these operators, service providers, and regulators in a three-day online setting. We are thrilled to continue to bring together professionals and key decision makers from GIS, IT, regulatory compliance and pipeline integrity, as well as the vendor community and policy-makers for GITA’s 29th annual Fall pipeline event!

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 The 2020 GITA Virtual Pipeline Forum will include:

  • Updates on the Gas Mega Rule, and information relating to other “in-flight” PHMSA initiatives;
  • Overview of recently approved changes to the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) program;
  • Operator presentations focused on MCAs, Geohazards, and MAOP Reconfirmation Program strategies;
  • Operator Q&A Panel;
  • Technology overviews, including operator case studies and highlighting what’s new in the industry.
  • Valuable points you’ll receive toward your GISP or renewal!


Enhance your integrity program’s understanding of the three components of the Gas Mega Rule, prepare for continued regulatory change, and learn about tactics, strategies, and approaches that can improve the safety and reliability of your system. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your industry colleagues for this unique event, as we continue to bring new ideas to the forefront of the discussion, share lessons learned, and build on the partnerships and relationships that help keep our industry strong, even in the face of unprecedented challenges!


FREE GITA Webinar: Robots and Remote Sensing

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time: 1PM - 2PM EST  
Speaker: Jason Braverman, SkyX

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are driving a remote sensing revolution with the highest-quality optical data available today. With this data, GIS teams are visualizing assets and operations on a massive geospatial scale, enabling management teams to make intelligent and informed decisions. Automation is the key to driving excellence in your monitoring program. Get the visual data that unlocks a new perspective, while streamlining the process around sourcing, analyzing, and refining into its most actionable points.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How different UAS builds are enhancing visual insights across industries.
  • Why a high-level of autonomy can supercharge your data collection efforts in the field.
  • How to make sense of vast amounts of raw imagery from each inspection, and distill it down to the most valuable data points - without overburdening your staff.
  • The ways that routine monitoring with an autonomous aerial data solution increases ROI in the long term.


Speaker: Jason Braverman, Chief Technology Officer

Jason is a strategically focused technology visionary offering proven success in planning, designing, building, and innovating next-generation technologies. With degrees in Computer Science, Aviation Science and Aerospace Engineering, Jason specializes in resolving complex technical challenges during enterprise systems integrations.

As a serial entrepreneur, Jason is highly effective serving as a bridge between technical and business organizations and has brought numerous start-ups to successful standing and exits. He brings more than 25 years of active experience in both start-up and large organizations.



Free GITA Webinar: Wide Area Infrastructure Mapping Using a Fixed Wing VTOL Drone

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
Speakers: Trent Casi and Stephanie Lambert, Wingtra
This webinar will present the applications for using a fixed wing VTOL drone for mapping infrastructure assets in the energy industry. Comparisons will be made using a quad-copter vs a fixed wing platform discussing the pros/cons of both. Workflows for project setup, flying, image collection, image processing, and analytics will be presented.

DATAMARK to Offer FREE Virtual Conference

When: March 30 - April 3, 2020
Registration: FREE


In light of the recent travel and gathering restrictions brought on by COVID-19, DATAMARK will be hosting a virtual Public Safety GIS Conference from March 30 - April 3, 2020. This conference is free to attend, and is intended to offer education and support to GIS and Public Safety Professionals whose travel to other conferences, meetings, or events have been cancelled.

To register and stay informed, please follow the link below. We hope to see you there!

Register for DATAMARK Virtual Conference


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