CCVGPG

Promoting GIS as a tool for problem solving in California Central Valley communities.

ABOUT CCVGPG

The California Central Valley Geospatial Professionals Group has a focus on improving the practice of GIS in the California Central Valley.

The California Central Valley Geospatial Professionals Group members include cartographers, mappers, land planners, and land surveyors. Membership in the group is free, and is open to anyone who works with geospatial data as part of their work, education, or hobbies.

The group has three (3) goals. The first goal is to provide opportunities for increased collaboration between geospatial professionals working in local companies and organizations. The second goal is to provide valuable education on the latest tools and trends in the geospatial professions. The third goal is to increase awareness of the work that local geospatial professionals are doing, the challenges they face in this work, and the solutions that can overcome these challenges. The fourth goal is to provide professional networking opportunities.

MISSION AND OPERATING PRINCIPLES

The core mission of CCVGPG is the improvement of the practice of GIS in the California Central Valley. CCVGPG seeks to achieve this mission by

  1. Improving GIS data quality.
  2. Improving coordination on geospatial data between organizations.
  3. Developing GIS standards.
  4. Educating members on GIS best practices.
  5. Educating the public on the importance of GIS as a problem solving tool for California Central Valley Communities.

The members of CCVGPG strive to follow these operating principles in their work with the organization:

  1. Avoid the promotion of proprietary software solutions.
  2. Avoid the promotion of proprietary file formats.
  3. Work transparently and openly.
  4. Release geospatial data produced and maintained by CCVGPG working groups into the public domain whenever possible.
  5. Release CCVGPG documents and other media under a Creative Commons license whenever possible.

CCVGPG NEWS

CCVGPG LinkedIn Group Created

by , CCVGPG, Wednesday, February 29 2012 19:10 Pacific Standard Time

CCVGPG has created a LinkedIn Group for its members. Discussions on the CCVGPG LinkedIn Group can be viewed online.


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CCVGPG Spring 2012 Meeting Scheduled

by , CCVGPG, Wednesday, February 29 2012 19:15 Pacific Standard Time

The Spring 2012 Meeting has been sheduled for Friday, March 16, 2012. The meeting will be held at the SSJID headquarters in Ripon, California. The guest speaker will be Bruce Joffe, who will speak about the licensing of geospatial data by public agencies. Landon Blake will also speak about copyright and licensing agreements as related to geospatial data.


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