About the Polk County GIS Users Group
Maps are all about directions. Pirate maps led people to buried treasure. GPS leads us to places we've never been and geospatial maps can lead us to new discoveries. Using new GIS technologies, organizations can look at data from a variety of sources, and spot patterns, trends and insights that previously would remain buried in data. GIS is a diverse and powerful tool. It is a transformative tool. It has the power to change the way we make decisions all over the world. The Polk GIS User Group is a group of GIS professionals and users in Polk County, FL who meet to share knowledge and ideas; collaborate; create connections; and advocate for GIS.
“A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams.”
Gilbert H. Grosvenor, Editor of National Geographic (1903- 1954)
Polk County GIS Users Group Quarterly Meeting
Our next quarterly meeting will be on April 18, 2019. Our focus this meeting is on the Environment in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26).
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Polk County History Center, 2nd Floor, 100 E Main St, Bartow, FL 33830
Cost: $5.00 – lunch from Palace Pizza
- Speaker: Kathy Freeman, Geospatial Analyst, The Nature Conservancy
- The Nature Conservancy in Florida: An overview of The Nature Conservancy’s conservation work and how GIS helps accomplish it.
- Speaker: Emmalee Dolfi, Sr. Manager of Enterprise Data Systems, The Trust for Public Land
- ParkServe®: measuring 10-minute walk park access across the US
- PolkGIS Logo Contest