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13 Join GITA Or Renew Their Memberships Since Nov. 1

A total of 13 people have joined GITA or renewed their GITA memberships since Nov. 1 are are now enjoying the added benefit of a new mobile-friendly GITA website. The new site debuted Saturday, Dec. 1. 

We're grateful to have these new and renewing members: 

  • Tod Barker, T D Williamson
  • Gary Bowles, Seneca Resources Corp.
  • Anita Cahill, City of Winchester, VA
  • Katherine Elrod 
  • Surya Gade, Gulf Interstate Engineering
  • Chad Hall, Jones|Carter, Inc.
  • Jennifer Jacobs, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
  • William Kiger, Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc.
  • James Klugh, CDM Smith
  • Adriana Patino, Dynamic Risk
  • Doug Ruppert, Resource Data
  • Russell Safreed IV, TransCanada PipeLines Limited
  • Terry Strahan, ApplusRTD
  • Gwen Wolph, Portland General Electric

Are you a GITA member? If so, sign into the new website (you may need to reset you password using your email address and the "forgot password" function) and check out the Member Directory.

Not a member? Join us!


Free GITA Webinar On Slimgim GIS Performance Management Framework Is Dec. 13

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018

GITA offers a free webinar at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, featuring Paul Giroux speaking on his practical geographic information management framework, Slimgim.

Paul started his career at innovation centers in the mid 90’s where he relished the opportunity to push boundaries with web & geospatial data & technology. He spent most of his career in web & enterprise GIS development, architecture & administration both in IT & leading a transformation team in Public Works. Like many of you, he was struggling to create a sense of urgency & awareness with leadership about the exponential growth of technology, the true value of data & the importance of enterprise & growth mindsets. He felt that if he could measure the organizational impact of leadership & culture on process & data then he could strategically work on ways of improving it. He shares this work as Slimgim & enjoys sharing his journey including at the GIS Manager’s Summit (UC 2018). Recently, Paul made his way back to his roots as an Innovation Officer at GSU's The Workshop where he is fortunate enough to make creative use of enterprise location data & technology for the majority of his projects.

Abstract: Enterprise GIS maturity is hard & isn’t getting easier. Although several maturity models exist, not everyone has learned how to leverage the insight the models provide. Measuring maturity is the easy part – doing something productive with it is the challenge. While studying to complete his Masters, Paul Giroux developed a practical geographic information management framework named Slimgim. The maturity model & framework shared Creative Commons in 2014 have evolved into a ‘mass maturity’ movement. Paul will join us to talk about how others are putting the framework into practice. He will introduce you to Slimgim & his practical approach to developing rapid just-in-time strategy & enterprise roadmaps.


GITA Has New Street, Mail Addresses

Posted: Sept. 6, 2018

GITA has new street and mailing addresses today as a result of a switch to a new company, Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions, for management of the association.

• MAIL: Geospatial Information & Technology Association
, PO Box 3406
, Englewood, CO 80155

• STREET: Geospatial Information & Technology Association, 
2851 S. Parker Road, Suite 1210
, Aurora, CO 80014

The phone and fax numbers remain the same, as does the association's website at


2018 Annual Meeting Set For Sept. 6

When:  Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time:  2:00 PM CT
Who:  Mark E. Limbruner, GISP, President GITA 
Narrative:  Association Update

Please join this webinar to learn about the latest happenings with GITA. These are exciting times for the association. Notable events that will be reviewed with the membership are:

  • GITA is under new management! Effective September 1, 2018, Civica Association Conferences & Exhibitions will become the new "back office" for GITA.
  • We're Moving! GITA's new home is Aurora, Colorado.
  • A New Pipeline Focused GIS Event! GITA is partnering with Gulf Energy Information to host the Pipeline Technology Forum.
  • Board Expansion! We're looking for at least three new faces to join the GITA Board of Directors; learn how you can join in guiding the association.
  • Continuing regional events. Learn about GITA's recent efforts in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and our upcoming events in Texas and Florida.
  • Continued International Outreach. Upcoming events in Japan and Canada will be discussed as well as outreach to our international partners.

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations Issues Call For Papers

Posted: August 28, 2018

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations has posted a call for paper submissions for a special issue on Geospatial Technologies in Social Sciences.

For this issue of HJSR, we are interested in exploring the spectrum of geospatial technologies in social science, particularly the ways in which our understanding of ancient community interactions, contemporary human rights, or notions of citizenship are challenged by data flows. The submission deadline is October 30th, 2018 and manuscripts should be in 12-point font, double-spaced and generally not exceed 8500 words. Commentaries and creative writing should not exceed 3000 words.

Additional information is available here.

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