The 2018 Annual SHRUG GIS Workshop will provide a forum for sharing the latest GIS related technology, research and development activities. We bring engaging industry leaders from all around the southeastern United States, into a format which combines thought provoking talks, informative demonstrations, and lively, hands-on labs. This workshop will showcase ongoing GIS efforts in both government and private sector organizations, and will cover all levels of experience from beginner to expert. Not to mention that the venue- and even the food!- are an experience in themselves. This is a GIS conference with a difference.
Dr. Varanka leads the Geospatial Semantics and Ontology project of the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science.
Dr. Varanka teaches a Geospatial Ontology and Semantics course for the Geographic Information Systems degree for the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs.
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Robert McDaniel is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and Senior Fellow at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP) at Florida State University.
Rob specializes and is a nationally recognized expert in Disaster Response, Exercise Design/Development and Bio-Terrorism.
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David Merrick is the Director of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy at Florida State University.
Mr. Merrick developed EMHS's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) courses and curriculum. He is part of the team that developed the EMHS UAS capability for use in disaster management, and has led teams performing this work in Florida as well as Haiti, Belize, and Jamaica.
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The 2018 Annual SHRUG GIS Workshop will provide a forum for the latest GIS technology, research and activities in the southeastern United States showcasing GIS-related efforts currently ongoing with both government and private agencies, and will cover all levels of experience from beginner to expert.
SHRUG thrives because there is an entire community of people who love helping their fellow community members. If you’d like to share your knowledge and expertise with the community, we’d like to hear from you.
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Without sponsors and businesses, SHRUG wouldn’t be what it is today. We need your continued and appreciated support to keep these workshops thriving.
We have plenty of exciting opportunities, whatever your company size or budget, whether you would like to have an exhibitor booth, sponsor one of our social events, or just contribute financially. Let us know if you would like a sponsorship pack, or have a sponsorship idea you would like to share. SHRUG is a non-profit organization.
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Florida State University Conference Center
November 7-8, 2018
555 W. Pensacola Street