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  • 01/11/2023 8:48 AM | Justin Quinley, GISP (Administrator)

    Coastal Geospatial Data Group 7th Annual Conference

    Thursday, February 16, 2023

    Download the CDG 7th Meet Agenda

    **Light Breakfast/Break (Compliments of the GIS Association of Alabama (GISAA))

    Facilitator: Justin Quinley (Anchor QEA, LLC)

    8:00     Registration

    8:30     Welcome and Introduction

    8:40     Mobile LiDAR Mapping (Zach Grayson – Alabama Department of Transportation)

    9:00     Desktop Review and Change Detection (Preston Ellison & Brad Rhodes, Mobile County Revenue Commission)

    9:20     Using what3words and a Pinch of Google Plus Codes (Scott Warner, Baldwin County 911)

    9:40     GIS For Right-Of-Way Applications (Jacob Pierce, Baldwin County Highway Department)

    10:10   Break

    10:30   ArcGIS Field Maps: Development and Application (Justin Quinley, Anchor QEA, LLC)

    10:50   Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (J.D. D’Arville, Alabama Department of Transportation)

    11:20 -1:00 LUNCH on your own

    1:00 Breakout Sessions

    Alabama Department of Transportation Unmanned Aerial Systems Demonstration and walk through

    ArcGIS Field Maps (continued)


    If inclement weather conditions were to occur, this can be a limiting factor with the UAS demonstration and walk through in which case, walk through could still be possible and a few more presentations will be available during this time, if applicable.

    3:00 Wrap-up

    Participating organization representative(s) requested to briefly introduce their use of GIS in coastal Alabama, what data are being developed, web-based services, models/tools, etc.

    4:00 Adjourn

  • 11/21/2022 4:15 PM | Justin Quinley, GISP (Administrator)

    The CDG Steering Committee met on 11/14/2022 to work on the agenda and logistics for the 2023 meeting. We are looking to finalize the agenda and send out by mid-December. 

  • 02/06/2019 12:31 PM | Hunter Simmons

    Each Presentation can be found at the links below.

    Phillip Henderson - AGIO

    Dina Knight - CART

    Jerald Overstreet - Deploying ArcGIS Enterprise to AWS

    Nigel Temple - Restoration Evaluation

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The mission of the Coastal Alabama Geospatial Data Group is to encourage and promote the development and sharing of geospatial data and technology in the coastal Alabama region for the benefit of local, state, and federal agencies and private entities. As GIS technology has become more widely used to mitigate the effects of major storm events, manage vulnerable natural resources, regulate development and land use, and support economic growth, extensive, accurate, and detailed datasets are critical.

In an effort to carry out this mission the CGD group intends to:

        • Encourage collaborative partnerships among member agencies for geospatial data development efforts.
        • Facilitate professional interaction between GIS users in the region.
        • Inform members on available geospatial datasets in the region.
        • Report on current or planned data acquisition or development initiatives in the region.
        • Promote data sharing and public access to geospatial datasets through web services and portals.
        • Encourage geospatial data standards and metadata documentation.
        • Demonstrate and deploy best‐practices for geospatial data development and analysis.
        • Foster training and professional enrichment opportunities for the GIS users in the region.


Ashley Peters, Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

Bill Harbour, Baldwin County  Board of Education

Dina Knight, The Nature Conservancy

Jerald Overstreet, Vokert Inc.

Justin Quinley, Anchor QEA, LLC

Sarah Johnston, Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

Scott Kearney, The City of Mobile

Kelly Tomkins, The City of Foley

Marian Hanisko, NOAA Affiliate

Rick Hudson, Mobile City

Steve Jones, Geological Survey of Alabama

Jerald Overstreet presenting on the deployment of ArcGIS Enterprise at the annual CGD Group Meeting in Foley, AL on Jan 24, 2019 at the Graham Creek Nature Center.

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