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  • 09/16/2019 8:11 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    Registration is open for the Central Alabama GIS Event, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Taylor Center on the Auburn University at Montgomery campus. GISAA is helping to sponsor this event for the second year in a row. 


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  • 08/13/2019 10:32 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    From the USDA: We are pleased to announce the release of the first version of a new USDA-NRCS Soil & Plant Science Division (SPSD) soils database called the gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO). This product was designed and built by a team of SPSD staff in spring of 2019. It is the first SPSD composite database that provides complete coverage of the best available gridded soils information for all areas of the United States and Island Territories. For more info, visit:

  • 07/18/2019 10:52 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    As communities around of the state prepare for the 2020 Census, many GISAA members are participating in preparation activities. Alabama has a lot a stake - a great deal of funding is determined by the Census count, not to mention some population projections show our state could lose a seat in the Legislature. Having everyone count matters more than ever. How can you help? Visit to find out more!

  • 06/26/2019 9:04 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    If all the available map projections seem overwhelming, you might want to check out a recent Esri publication, Map Projections in ArcGIS. This Story Map app provides brief explanations as well as examples for 68 featured projections. 

  • 05/31/2019 10:52 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    From the USGS: The NLCD 2016 suite of Conterminous U.S. (CONUS) land cover and impervious products have now been released. This release includes seven epochs of land cover (2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2016), a 2001 – 2016 land cover change index, and eight urban imperviousness datasets - a percent imperviousness and classified imperviousness for 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016. The NLCD 2016 products for trees, shrubs, and grasses will be released in the coming weeks.

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  • 04/29/2019 8:08 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Topics include  Introduction to the U. S. Census Website, Understanding the American Community Survey, and Census Data Made Easy. Visit the Census Academy webinar page to learn more.

  • 04/12/2019 9:58 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    The City of Tuscaloosa is hosting a Lucity Regional Users Group meeting on May 20, 2019. If you are a Lucity user, join the City of Tuscaloosa GIS staff for this free event. The City of Tuscaloosa is also a sponsor of GISAA!

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  • 04/05/2019 7:28 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    From Keith Cooke at Esri:

    We'll be holding an ArcGIS User Group Meeting on Tuesday, May 14 from 9-noon at the Regions Center Auditorium. It's at 1900 5th Ave. N. in Birmingham. Will Meyers and I will go over some of the changes in the ArcGIS platform, including some of the newer products coming out. It will be a great opportunity to learn and network.

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  • 03/18/2019 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Click here to read how NEI assisted Arkansas-based Crafton Tull to develop an in-house solution to survey a 9,000 acre pipeline, that allowed photogrammetry, CAD files, and 'blueprints' to be produced in 10 days.

  • 02/20/2019 8:29 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    Need quick access to elevation data in a variety of formats? Check out this resource from the USGS. The web app makes it easy to find your area of interest, select an elevation product, and download just what you need.

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