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Subject: Senate GIS Working Group Meeting
When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Dirksen 223
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***Reminder – please feel free to forward to someone in your office that can come and learn about resources for your office and member.
Our next Senate GIS Working Group event will be with special guest speaker from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) Steve Lewis.
Location: Senate Dirksen 223
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Senate GIS Workgroup
Agenda for Thursday, March 30, 2017
II. U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
III. GIS communication tools for staff
IV. Wrap up
Presentation Speaker: Steve Lewis manages enterprise geospatial activities at USDOT and is responsible for the Transportation Theme of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. He works closely with partners from State government to aggregate
the data layers that comprise the Transportation Theme. He currently is leading the efforts to build the National Address Database. During his presentation, Steve will share how staffers can leverage the USDOT’s open geospatial data and information products
to advance policy work. There will also be a short preview of how to get up and running with your free Senate Analytical Mapping (SAMS) accounts to start leveraging the resources and mapping on your own!
Hope to see you at the presentation,
Tim Petty and Rebecca Steele
Senator James Risch of Idaho and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
Co-Chairs of the Senate GIS Working Group
Senate GIS Working Group History: Our first meeting was held in May 2011. In that meeting, different senate offices came together to discuss the uses of GIS within the Senate and to lay out a plan that will eventually lead to its
implementation and resources. From that initial meeting, all offices have access to federal GIS digital assets and resources to their give states. In recent meetings we have had speakers from other Senate offices and various federal and state groups such as
Veterans’ Affairs, EPA, CRS, Interior, EIA, NOAA, and others present how GIS applications has been usefully implemented in their line of work and research for senate staff and members.