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Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) hosts the State GIS Conference

Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) hosts the State GIS Conference

Each year the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) hosts the State GIS Conference as a means for bringing together Kentucky’s geospatial community. The 2017 conference is scheduled for September 5th through the 7th. The venue will be at the Galt House located in Louisville. KAMP is now accepting proposals for presentations.

This year, there is an increased effort to ensure utility organizations across Kentucky are represented and made aware of the support to be found in pursuing the use of geospatial technology. Experience has shown that many Electric, Water, Gas, and Wastewater agencies are leveraging GIS. However, the staff and training devoted vary among the small, medium, and large districts that exist. Please consider presenting your expertise and experience at this conference!

Whether just beginning or heavily engaged in GIS, this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and share best practices and professional experiences. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length, with time included for questions and answers. Want to take part as a presenter? Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kYGIS2017 and submit an abstract. Specific conference details can be found at http://kampro.org/ky-gis-conference/. For any additional information, send an email to Kyle Snyder at jksnyder@pdskc.org or visit the Contact Us page at kampro.org.

One of the primary reasons KAMP was established in 2003 was to foster the exchange of geographic information system (GIS) knowledge in the Commonwealth. The organization is comprised of members from many different industries, government offices, and educational institutions. Throughout the year, several events are hosted across various geospatial topics. These include lectures, workshops, and training designed to create networking opportunities. Most are free as a bonus of being a member. The locations are purposely varied across the State to allow for participation from all regions. Additionally, there are other webinar and online events that may be used toward GISP certification or re-certification.

Community has long been an integral part of a mapping professional’s growth. Prior to computers entering this landscape, there was a reliance on finding mentors for improving techniques. With the advent of technology, this same support is very much alive and prevalent.