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    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • St. Louis, MO
    • 37

    Redistricting typically occurs once each decade and the long periods in between may cause even the most seasoned professional to forget critical details.  Additionally, new staff may require an overview of the process. GIS is tailor-made for redistricting, and it is inconceivable anyone would attempt redistricting without GIS.  County commissioners, school boards, city councils, state house, state senate, and so on will look to their GIS staff for advice and answers. The purpose of this workshop is to outline key issues, methodologies, and tools that facilitate the redistricting process.  Now is a great time to get to know the process, the associated data and relevant techniques before these questions come your way following the 2020 Census.

    MAGIC Redistricting Workshop

    February 13, 2019

    Washington University West Campus Library 

    7425 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

    Cost: $50

    Limit: 50 Attendees

    Click here to see the workshop outline.

    Meet the Instructors:

    Shelby Johnson, Geographic Information Officer, State of Arkansas

    Shelby Johnson serves as the Geographic Information Officer for the State of Arkansas and his GIS experience spans over 25 years. He’s a former Board Member and President of the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC). He is serving on the NSGIC Geo Enable Elections Project steering committee, which examines the adoption of GIS technology into election management systems. Shelby directs the Arkansas GIS Office, which plays an active role in the U.S. Census Bureau’s geography programs. This work feeds local GIS data into the TIGER BLOCK file that is used for redistricting. This includes municipal boundaries through the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), the School District Data Review Program, and the Voting Tabulation District (VTD) programs. Over his career, Shelby has been directly involved with redistricting in Arkansas in the two previous decades. He has served in a technical advisory role to the Arkansas Board of Apportionment on Legislative Redistricting, the Arkansas Legislature on Congressional Redistricting, as well as numerous cities, counties, and school districts on their redistricting plans. In 2021, it is likely that Shelby will play an advisory role in Arkansas on his third cycle of redistricting. He’s been in an active role in the Mid-America GIS Consortium for over 20 years.

    Kenneth Nelson, Geographic Information Officer, State of Kansas

    Kenneth A. Nelson serves as the Kansas Geographic Information Officer, Director of the Kansas GIS Data Clearinghouse (DASC), and a Research Project Director at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), a research unit of the University of Kansas. Ken joined the KGS team in 1995. Over the past 23 years, Ken has directed numerous GIS database and application development projects and collaborated with all levels of government and the private sector. DASC provides a variety of services for the Kansas GIS community and supports enterprise GIS applications for numerous state agencies. Ken serves on the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and chairs the GIS Committee which is developing GIS standards and policies for the Council’s Next Generation 911 system. Additionally, Ken serves on the National States Geographic Information Council’s (NSGIC) Geo-Enabled Elections (GEE) Steering Committee.

    Lunch Provided: See Menu Choices

    Parking: Visitor parking is available on the first level of the West Campus garage.

    • 4 Mar 2019
    • 7 Mar 2019
    • Louisville, KY

    March 4 - 7, 2019

    Louisville, KY

    More information coming soon

    • 8 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 9 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Kansas City, MO
    • 3

    Are you a local/county/regional GIS Manager? Are you pretty darn good at GIS? Are you still muddling your way around all that other stuff you have to do? Like budgeting, conflict resolution, laws and legal stuff, staff development, communicating effectively, program strategies? Do you need a therapy session with others like you?

    If you do, you are in the same boat as 99% of the GIS Managers. Please join us for the:

    1st Ever MAGIC GIS Manager's Summit

    April 8-9, 2019

    Hampton Inn and Suites on the Plaza

    Kansas City, MO

    Cost: $0 (Free)

    Room Rate: $125

    Click here to make a reservation

    Click here to see the day-and-a-half agenda.

    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 1 May 2019
    • Chesterfield, MO
    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 21 Jun 2019
    • West Des Moines, IA

    Sheraton West Des Moines

    1800 50th Street

    West Des Moines, Iowa

    View more information on the ITAG Conference Site
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 27 Sep 2019
    • Wasatch, UT

    September 22 - 27, 2019

    Wasatch, UT

    More information coming soon

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