Category Archives: GIS & Mapping

Maryland GIS Training Program a Success

As we approach the two year anniversary of delivering training for DoIT’s Statewide GIS Training Program, the Center for GIS at Towson University is proud to have trained over 600 Maryland State employees from 32 different agencies! In collaboration with WBCM and Salisbury University, the Center for

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What’s In Store at TUgis?

The 2017 TUgis is just around the corner! On March 20-21, Towson University will host the 30th TUgis Conference. Presented in partnership by Towson University College of Liberal Arts, Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC), and Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), Maryland’s Geospatial Conference

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2016 Esri User Conference Recap

Last week, my coworker Ashley Buzzeo and I were fortunate enough to join over 16,000 GIS practitioners and enthusiasts from 138 countries at the Esri User Conference in San Diego. The conference runs for a full week and is packed with speakers, sessions, workshops, social

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Center for GIS Welcomes Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D.

The Towson University Center for GIS (CGIS) recently welcomed Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D., as a GIS programmer. Jonathan brings a diverse background and experience in GIS, GPS, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis to this role. He previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow with Smithsonian Tropical

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MD iMAP and Maryland GIS Training Program

Over the past decade, the State of Maryland has continued to expand available GIS data and spatial resources through the MD iMAP program. More recently, a statewide licensing agreement with GIS software leader Esri has allowed state employees to access traditional ArcGIS Desktop software as

2016 TUgis Conference Preview

Ardys Russakis is managing director at the Center for GIS at Towson University and chairs the TUgis Conference Advisory Committee and Facilities Sub-Committee. Calling all geo-geeks! On March 15, Towson University will host the 2016 TUgis Conference. Presented by Towson University College of Liberal Arts,

Using GIS to Aid Maryland Cover Crop Program

When I think of Maryland industries, I often think of blue crabs. However, agriculture is the largest commercial industry in the state, with roughly 350,000 people employed in some aspect of agriculture. The Center for GIS (CGIS) at Towson University is using GIS to help