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Friday, February 9th, 2018 - Presentation by Bryan Kilburn on using sUAS for a tool

When: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Where: PSU, Cramer Hall, Rm. 413
Bryan Kilburn is starting his 5th year of instruction with Portland Community College's GIS program.  He has 20 years of experience in the Geospatial Information System/Science field and has used these skills for Transportation Design and Civil Engineering, Environmental Restoration, Urban Planning, Demographics, Positive Train Control, Natural Resource Management and, most recently, Precision Agriculture. Byran is excited about using sUAS for a tool now, as he was the day they turned off Selective Availability and GPS technology started its inevitable integration into nearly every mobile device.  Portland Community College is happy to offer GEO 248 during Winter Term.  This class is interdisciplinary, designed to prepare students for the Part 107 Exam, teach basic, manual flight skills and end with entry-level guided flights for aerial photography and aerial videography. In the Spring, they're offering GEO 252, a GIS specific applications class designed to expose students to creating high-resolution orthophotos and 3D models using the principles of Structure From motion to create products for decision-making using GIS. To read more about Bryan Kilburn visit his LinkedIn profile.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - ASPRS Columbia River Region Annual Dinner

When: 6:30pm 
Where: HopWorks Urban Brewery (HUB) - 2944 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
Please join ASPRS this year for the Columbia River Region Annual Dinner. There will be pizza and beverages provided. The evening will include an annual review of 2017, a chapter financial overview, a transition of outgoing and incoming officers and a peak at the many exciting changes coming in 2018. Hope to see all of you there. Non-ASPRS members interested in ASPRS are more than welcome to attend. RSVP at Meetup.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2018 Portland Cartography Symposium

When: Check-In Opens at 8am; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Portland State University - Smith Memorial Ballroom
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!!! All should register and come, as this event speaks about more than just cartography.
Nik Wise - Department Press, University of Oregon -
Bringing the Magic of Paper Maps to the Web
Timothy Hitchens - Portland State University
Assessing Interactive Web Map Usability: A Case Study in PPGIS Data Production
Daniel Coe - Washington Geological Survey 
Narrating the Northwest with Esri Story Maps
Paul Fyfield, Gabriel Rousseau, and Mattye Walsworth - Bureau of Land Management
Joseph Bard - USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
Mapping Modeled Inundation Limites of Potential Lahars from Mount Adams
Alexa Todd - Washington County Land Use and Transportation 
Designing a Multi-cale Neutral Colored Basemap Using Advanced Symbol Layer Drawing
Jon Franczyk - DOGAMI 
Kate Laroux - Amazon
The Journey from Raster to Vector Basemaps with ArcGIS
Amy Lobben - University of Oregon
David Banis - Portland State University
Christina Friedle - Portland Community College
Joanna Merson - University of Oregon
Interactive Development Work on the Historical 1700's Priestley Timeline Chart
Jim Thatcher - University of Washington
Data Derives, Data Spectacles, and Cartographic Praxis
Portland State University’s Department of Geography and PSU's Geospatial Information Society is hosting its 4th Cartography Symposium on Friday, March 2nd at Portland State University - Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. This year the symposium will consist of presentations on various cartographic themes including web and interactive mapping topics, practical maps made in support of projects, and topics outside of conventional cartography such as psychogeography and mental mapping. In addition to main presentations, student lightning talks, a map gallery, discussion panel on mapping for social justice, an explosive cartography demonstration, and a mental mapping activity will fill the day for the full cartographic experience. A complete schedule of events will be available soon. Please check our website for updated information and sign up to receive email updates. Check in opens at 8:00 am with coffee, breakfast food and other refreshments served.
Please visit the website to register for the symposium. If you have a map you would like to submit in the map gallery at the symposium, please register separately through the map gallery submission registration (must register for general attendance to submit a map).