Maine GIS User Group

2022 Fall Annual Meeting and Conference

  • 28 Oct 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Hutchinson Center, Belfast ME
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Join us in beautiful Belfast at the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center for our Annual Meeting and Fall Conference. See the full schedule here.


8:00 - 8:40

Registration, Exhibitor Setup, Breakfast (Atrium)

8:45 - 8:55

Welcome from the MEGUG Chair (Auditorium)

9:00 - 9:45

Keynote Address: Firooza Pavri - Landscape change, farming communities and satellite data: Using geospatial tools to build Maine-Greenland collaborations. (Auditorium)

9:50 - 10:35 PRESENTATIONS

Educator Track: Paul Smitherman, Fogler Library - The Sewall Company Aerial Photographs - News and Possibilities

Professional Track: Jeff Normandin, Wright-Pierce - Pavement Management and Capital Planning with GIS

10:40 - 11:10 PRESENTATIONS

Educator Track: Maja Kruse, University of Maine - Exploring SS Camps and Eastern European Ghettos with ArcGIS Online

Professional Track: Mackenzie Mills, Blue Marble Geographics -

Coastal Flood Analysis using Global Mapper

11:15 - 11:45

Poster Session

Spring Beinema, Shanley Camara, Rebecca Lower - Maprisk

Aneesh V Kona, Justin Zdunczyk - Pike Industries

Austin Simmons - University of Maine at Machias

Megan Leach - University of Maine

Jesse Robert - University of Maine at Machias

Patricia Tilton - University of Maine at Machias

11:45 - 12:30

Lunch (Atrium)

12:30 - 1:20

Keynote Address: Tim Wallace - GIS at the New York Times (Auditorium)


Educator Track: Tora Johnson, Maine Geospatial Institute - Education Needs of the Geospatial Workforce: Survey Results & the new Geospatial Workforce Education Center

Professional Track: Maja Kruse, University of Maine - Using suitability analysis to model hiding places during the Holocaust

1:55 - 2:25

Afternoon Break w/refreshments (Atrium)


Educator Track: Brandi LeRoy, Bangor High School - 

Workshop: Teaching human geography with ArcGIS (90 minutes)

Human Geography encompasses a vast array of information and connects us to the world around us. Learn how to use ArcGIS to help teach Human Geography concepts, such as population patterns, climate change, urban and rural development, etc, to help your students see the big picture and make geography exciting and interactive.

Professional Track:

A. Lucy Sinclair, Greater Portland Council of Governments -

The Road to Zero: Analysis of a High Risk Network to Eliminate Traffic

Fatalities and Serious Injuries

B. Abraham Dailey, Greater Portland Council of Governments -

Population and Land Use Trends in Southern Maine 1950-2050

C. Mark Scott, Esri - Engaging Your Community with ArcGIS Hub

4:00 - 4:30

MEGUG Annual Meeting (Auditorium)


Keynote Speaker Bios

Dr. Firooza PavriProfessor of Geography and Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

Tim Wallace, Senior Editor for Geography for the New York Times

Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME

Aerial view of downtown Belfast

COVID Information: We will follow any COVID policies set by UMaine and the Hutchinson Center at the time of the conference, as well as considering guidance from the CDC. The current policies can be found here:

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