January 2017

AAGIS Quarterly Meeting and Happy Hour!
Wednesday, February 15

Meeting: 12:00 pm - 1:00pm | Pape Dawson's Offices
Happy Hour: 5:30 pm - 7:00pm | Quarry Hofbrau

Is it 2017 already?  Apparently so!  We hope everyone is having a wonderful new year so far, and we look forward to seeing you all again in February.  Our 2016 Christmas party was a great time.  See some pictures below to see good times in action!  Our first quarterly meeting of 2017 will take place on February 15 at Pape Dawson's offices.  Our speaker will be Rebecca J. Walter, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UTSA.  This presentation will provide an overview on how GIS is used to answer research questions about housing. This includes looking at development patterns of multifamily housing over time, comparing neighborhood typologies where multifamily housing clusters, assessing opportunity in neighborhoods, and evaluating patterns of crime around housing developments.  Pape Dawson will again be graciously providing lunch, so please RSVP below so we can get an accurate headcount. 

Our monthly Happy Hour will be the same day at from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Quarry Hofbrau.  See you soon!
Christmas Party Pictures!!
The Christmas party was a blast.  Thanks to everyone who came out! Click the picture for more photos!
A Letter from the President
AAGIS Members and Friends,

We had a great time kicking off the holiday season with our Christmas Party.  We had fun, pizza, prizes, and a Christmas Sweater competition that was a huge hit!  

2016 was a great year for AAGIS and 2017 is already shaping out to be even better!  In 2016 our quarterly meetings grew in attendance and we successfully completed one of our best GIS Day events ever!  Thank you to everyone that made all this possible.   2017 is going to have more opportunities including quarterly meetings, GIS Day, Happy Hours, and a local GIS showcase.  

All of these events are focused on coming together to collaborate and learn from each other, so I hope that you’ll come share your experience with us. Next month, Dr. Walter from UTSA’s Urban and Regional Planning Department is coming to share the GIS work that she is doing.  It’s going to be a great conversation. I look forward to seeing you there.        

Happy New Year! 


Santiago Jaramillo
AAGIS President
Want to see if you're famous on the AAGIS website?  Click the image in the Christmas Party section below to view some AAGIS photos.  We'll be trying to add more photos in the future, so be on the lookout!
February 15 - Quarterly Meeting/Happy Hour

March 23 - Potential Date for Next Happy Hour
Exciting Things are Coming! 
We have a lot in store for 2017!  We'll keep you posted as our ideas progress.  Here's to a great 2017!

In case you are not aware, AAGIS is a sub-chapter of SCAUG.  Here are some other SCAUG-related news items!

South Central Arc User Group & Louisiana Remote Sensing/GIS Conference |
March 27-31, 2017 ~ Baton Rouge 

Save the date!!  Registration and details coming soon.

FREE ArcGIS Training Courses 

Are you a current member of SCAUG?  If so, please don't forget that your membership includes several free ESRI ArcGIS Training Courses, including ArcGIS Desktop 101 for ArcGIS 10; Learning ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 - Level 1; Working with Geodatabases and Linear Referencing; Editing with ArcGIS 10; Using CAD data in ArcGIS 10 or 10.1; Introduction to ModelBuilder; Programming ArcObjects 10; Working with Geometric Networks; Using Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS; and many more!

Please click here for more details.
To see a list of the current officers of AAGIS, please click here.
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