Future Meetings

The 34th Quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) Meeting

Wednesday, November 8 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Sandy City Hall (Multipurpose Room, 3rd floor, NE Corner)
10000 Centennial Pkwy
Sandy, UT 84070

Google Map of Sandy City Hall

We will be meeting at the Sandy City Hall building in Sandy. Please park on the West side of the building. There is a TRAX stop nearby, but it is still a couple of blocks away. If necessary, you could park in the Target parking lot to the South. Try to get there early and carpool!


Byers Engineering, Hallie Johnson
"Utilizing LiDAR data and GIS platforms to support remote design projects"
The ultimate goal is to provide GIS support as well as data for specific design projects without the need to perform heavy on the ground field surveys and in situ observations. Byers Engineering Company will discuss data acquisition practices, and how their utilizing that data in GIS to support the design project lifespan.

Michael Duncan, Salt Lake County
"Using the Data Assistant tool to aggregate community datasets"
Have you ever gone to the County to find some data, only to find out that they only have unincorporated areas, and not the entire County. This is the case with many datasets, including Zoning, Parks, Trails and Libraries to name just a few. These datasets are the responsibility of a combination of local government agencies. We will explore one of the ways we can aggregate this data into a common schema, while each entity maintains there own data in their own schema. ESRI's Data Assistant add-in gives us a new way using ArcGIS Pro, to push data into this community layer to share with all.

GIS Humor
Zlatko Grebenar

University of Utah Presentations
Emily Nicolosi, Student
"Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability in Salt Lake City"
Grassroots innovations for sustainability are civil-society based experiments with alternative forms of production and consumption. From a geographic perspective, grassroots innovations create new spaces of sustainability that are shaped by the experiences, needs, and capacities of particular places. This project examines the places and spaces of grassroots innovations for sustainability in the context of Salt Lake City, drawing from both spatial/quantitative analysis and ethnographic methods.

Dr. George Hepner, Department of Geography
"What’s new in the Department of Geography’s GIS offerings"


The University of Utah DIGIT Lab has graciously sponsored lunch for this meeting. Please RSVP by clicking the "Attend Event" link below before 5:00 PM, November 6, 2017 so we know how many to count on and to reserve a lunch. Invite a friend and co-worker too!

Hosts and Sponsors
A very big thank you goes to the University of Utah DIGIT Lab for providing lunch and to Sandy City for hosting.

We are looking for a place to host our February 14, 2018 meeting. If you know of a place or can host it yourself (needs to hold at least 130 people), please email us. It doesn't have to be this very day but we prefer the second Wednesday in February. Thanks!