The RIGIS User Group is an informal professional group that meets quarterly to learn from presenters, and to share ideas and information with fellow colleagues. The user group represents a wide range of interests and backgrounds, ranging from businesses, government, nonprofit, and education.
The user group is currently following an organizational model of having the host organization arrange for meeting space and logistics for each quarterly meeting. The host is also encouraged to solicit speakers, and is helped with this by the RIGIS Coordinator and fellow colleagues. Communication between meetings is encouraged by using the RIGIS-L email listserv.
Upcoming meetings are listed in the event calendar. All are welcome to attend! Please contact Vincent Flood, interim RIGIS Coordinator, with any questions regarding the user group.
RIGIS User Group Meeting (1:00 – 4:30) Zoom Event
March 2, 2021
- RIGIS User Group Agenda
- Welcome & Logistics. Michele Giorgianni, AppGeo
- Future of State Plane Coordinates. Dan Martin, Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor
- ArcGIS Field Maps. Krithica Kantharaj and Carl Nylen, ESRI, Inc.
- Redistricting using ArcGIS. Richard Leadbeater and Aaron Hrenak, ESRI, Inc.
- RI Redistricting Timetable and update on 2020 Census. Kimball Brace, Election Data Services, Inc.
RIGIS User Group Presentations
February 25, 2020
- Winter 2020 RIGIS User Group Agenda
- Using ESRI Apps (Collector, GeoForm & Operations Dashboard) to Manage & Maintain the City Street Lights. Maria Giarrusso, City of Cranston.
- Introducing the RIGIS Utility User Group: Goals and Future Plans.Kristin Meseck, Providence Water & Shelby Southworth, Kent County Water.
- RIDOH GIS Solutions using ArcGIS Hub, PowerBI and Story Maps. Jay Metzger, RI Dept. of Health.
- ArcGIS Pro: Tips to Ease the Transition from Desktop 10.x. Lynn Carlson, Brown University
- Power of Data / Statewide Mapping Competition. Peter Stetson, Educational Mapping Services.
Pictometry User Group Presentations (All presentations)
December 19, 2018
- Welcome/Introduction. Jon Langstaff, EagleView District Manager
- Project Background RIDOT/RIDEM Imagery Capture. Steve Kut, RIDOT Transportation Information Systems
- RIDOT Project Execution. Jonathan Garner, EagleView Project Manager
- Accessing Pictometry Imagery. Joe Oddi, EagleView Regional Technical Manager
- Pictometry Imagery Deployment for PSAPs. Gregg Scungio, RI E-911 Acting Director
- Open Access to Pictometry Ortho Imagery via RIGIS. Greg Bonynge, URI Geospatial Extension Specialist
- How Pictometry Imagery is Being Used by Various Municipal Departments to Assist in Their Everyday Jobs.
Suzanne Kogut, Smithfiel & Kenneth Mallette, Cumberland
- Imagery Derived Solutions. Jon Langstaff
February 27, 2018
RIGIS User Group Presentations
Coastal Parcel Data Compilation
- A Step Closer to Statewide Parcels. Greg Bonynge, URI/EDC
- Coastal Parcels for CERI. Teresa Crean, URI CRC
Is it Time to go Pro
Drones – 5 Case Studies
NEURISA: RIGIS User Group Meeting
December 1, 2016
- Stormwater System Structure Maintenance: Maria Giarusso, City of Cranston
- Bringing GIS Into the Design World and Back Again: Deb Landi, GZA
- Apps for Maps & Accessibility: Michael Funaro, Latitude Geographics
- MS4 Stormwater Permitting: App Geo
- South Kingstown’s Mobile Infrastructure Inspection Application: Carol Baker, Town of South Kingstown
June 6, 2014
- The Road Not Taken – Route Finding Help for Emergency Responders and Evacuees – Michele Giorgianni, AppGeo
- Surveying Archaeological Sites Damaged by Hurricane Sandy along the Coastlines of Southern Rhode Island – Jane Miller & Jay Waller, Public Archaeology Laboratory
- Shelter Island, NY’s Event and Post-Event Tool Set for Hurricane Sandy – Mike Doyle, Hilltop Northeast Enterprises
- Using SLOSH to Model Storm Surge Vulnerability for Coastal Communities – Rachel Shmookler, RPS
- RI Transportation Assets Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise – Christina Delage Baza, RI Statewide Planning Program
March 3, 2014
November 14, 2013
IGNITE Spatial Newport
- Artificial Reef Site Selection Modeling – Kevin Ruddock, The Nature Conservancy
- Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Paul Jordan, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
- ArcGIS Online at National Grid: Integrated Mapping Applications Portal – Jeff Pires, National Grid
- Coastal Planning in the Age of Superstorms: Coastal and Subaqueous Soil Mapping in Rhode Island – Maggie Payne, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Modeling Select Cold, Cool, and Warm Water Fish on lake Ontario – Barbara J. McKay Archibald, Pennsylvania State University
- GIS Holds the Keys to the Future of Land Surveying – Ed O’Brien, Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors
- Let’s Address Addresses! – Michele Giorgianni, AppGeo
- South Kingstown’s Mobile iPad Infrastructure Inspection Application – Carol Baker, Town of South Kingstown, RI
- Elegant Simplicity: The Ideal Web Map – Marie Esten, Loon Environmental
- Humans, Technology, and the Need for Common Sense – Justin Jobin, Town of Jamestown, RI
- State Water Interactive Map (SWIM) Viewer: A Public Notification System – Amie Parris, Rhode Island Department of Health
- Google Earth: Tools for Surveyors and Engineers – Wayne Kelloway, Eastern Topographics
August 14, 2012
- Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data (HIFLD) Working Group – Jeff Barrett, New England Information Exchange Broker
- Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems Council Storm Response and Recovery Assessment Group Findings Report – Jeff Bolton (State of Connecticut, Dept. of Construction Services), Meg McGaffin (City of Milford, CT), Aaron Nash (City of Hartford, CT), and Eric Snowden (Connecticut Capitol of Governments)
May 7, 2012
IGNITE Spatial Providence
- Combining Municipal Parcel, Health Department Lead Exposure, and Lead Law Compliance Data to Gauge the Problem and Target Intervention – Jim Lucht, The Providence Plan
- Adding Place to a Water Quality Project in Cambodia (WaterForCambodia.org) – Chris Stanton, US Air National Guard
- Careful with What You Create (Adventures of Mobile Development for Southington, CT) – Marwin Gonzalez, New England GeoSystems
- What’s New in ArcGIS Online – Al Frauenfelder, Esri
- Rhody Archeology – Jane Miller, Public Archeology Laboratory
- A Tale of Two Spatial Data Sets – Michele Giorgianni, Applied Geographics
- Preliminary Work in Determining Rates and Drivers of Agricultural Intensification in Mato Grosso, Brazil – Stephanie Spera, Brown University
- Using SLAMM to Predict Future Salt Marsh Habitat – Kevin Ruddock, The Nature Conservancy
- Surveyors / GIS – Different Sides of the Same Coin – Ed O’Brien, RI Society of Professional Land Surveyors
- Protecting Rhode Island’s Biodiversity in the Context of Climate Change – Pete August, University of Rhode Island
- Advancing the Analysis Potential of Topographic Maps in the Digital World – Pete Steeves, US Geological Survey
- A Land Cover/Use Collision Course: Pressures of Agricultural Development and Land Protection in Tanzania – Marc Mayes, Brown University
August 4, 2009
- Rhode Island Cesspool Phaseout Legislation to Implementation – Paul Jordan, RI Department of Environmental Management
- RIDOT GIS Activities – Stephen Kut, RI Department of Transportation
- What’s New: RIGIS Data Clearinghouse – Greg Bonynge, University of Rhode Island Geospatial Extension Program