February 8th 2012 - SLUG Meeting DiGISt

The 11th quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) meeting was held on February 8, 2012, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose room at Sandy City Hall. There were about 90 in attendance.  We did not have a food and drink sponsor for this meeting, so it was a brown-bagger.

SLUG Business:

Michael Duncan, SLUG Board

·   The next SLUG meeting will be held May 16, 2012. This is a week later than usual, so it doesn't conflict with the upcoming UGIC Conference. Location and details to follow. Please mark this on your calendars. 

·   We are always in need of Presenters, Sponsors, and Venues. Please contact a SLUG Board member to volunteer.

Dave Henrie, UGIC Board

Dave went over the 2012 UGIC Conference, to be held May 7-11 at Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon.



Leveraging Open Source GIS technologies for GIS/IT Integration in Government Agencies (40 minutes)

Bo Guo, PE PhD, Gistic Research, Inc.

Gistic Research, Inc. has been working on site at UDOT for over three years providing IT/GIS integration solutions. Mr. Guo first presented a detailed overview of the differences between "Open Source", "Free and Open Source", and "Free and Liberal Open Source". This covered source code, software, licensing, distribution rights, etc. Gistic has set up a SOA-based application that integrates map, tabular data, graphs, and photos. Mr. Guo demonstrated this technology. See his presentation materials here or watch it below.

Geography Humor Segment

Ray Montgomery  

    Ray showed a short video titled "Hitler's Rage Against ESRI" about how an upgrade to ArcGIS Server goes terribly wrong… and the aftermath.  Click here to view it.

    Please see our new Geography Humor page here, where all the videos we have shown at SLUG meetings can be accessed.

Part 2 of the Google Maps / Google Earth API (40 minutes)

Matt McCullough, GIS / IT Administrator, Farmington City

Farminton City has created a web-based mapping application for the City with great functionality and speed using the javascript API for Google Maps and Google Earth. No ArcGIS Server required! Matt has presented this before, but received a lot of feedback and questions from the first presentation and would like to answer some of those questions and present the next steps taken with this application. Matt did a great presentation about what he's done.

You can view a beta version of the map at http://www.farmington.utah.gov/farmingtoncityonlinemap.html

See Matt's presentation materials here or watch it below.


To our presenters and our venue, “Thank you!”  And thank you for your interest and support!