Maine GIS User Group

2023 Fall Annual Meeting and Conference

  • 16 Nov 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Smith Center at Wolfe's Neck Center, Freeport, ME
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  • Please include your school affiliation in your registration.
  • Bronze Sustaining Members may also register one additional non-member guest at the member rate of $60.
  • Gold and Silver Sustaining members may register unlimited additional non-member guests at the member rate of $60.

Registration is closed

Note-we have reached our registration limit, but there is a waitlist. MEGUG is pleased to announce our Fall conference. Open to both members and non-members, this will be a full day event featuring presentations, posters, and our annual meeting. This year it will be held at the new Smith Center at the Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment in Freeport. 




8:30 - 9:15

Registration, Exhibitor set-up, and Breakfast

9:15 - 9:45

Welcome and intro to MEGUG

Intro to Programs at Wolfe's Neck Center by Sienna Zuco and Alex Gulachenski

9:50 - 11:30

Morning Session – Track A

Will Kochtitzky, University of New England: GIS at UNE - From Maine to the Poles

Paul Morris, Terracon Consultants, Inc.: What Location Data Does Google Have on You? 

Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias: Introduction to GIS Mapping Course through the Maine Geospatial Institute

Morning Session - Track B

Jenna Nelson, Blue Marble Geographics: Improving Vertical and Horizontal Accuracy Between Point Clouds

Brendan Hall, University of Maine Orono: Bridging the Gap: Extending Vector Tools to Raster Spatial Analysis

Mark Scott, Esri: ArcGIS Solutions for Public Works

11:30 - 12:00

Poster Session and Exhibitors

Katelyn DeWater, University of New England: The Growth of Mega Pool Systems in 12 Maine Salt Marshes From 2009 to 2021

Patricia Tilton, University of Maine Machias: Discovering the Dennys: A River Through Time

Emma Nickerson, University of Maine Machias: Mosquito Abundance in the Dwight B. Demeritt Forest, Orono, ME

Lauren Murphy, University of Maine Machias: Henry Point: Flood Inundation Mapping to Prepare for New Development

Robin Hadlock Seeley: Deploying Drones to Detect Ledges Denuded by Seaweed Harvest

12:00 - 1:00


Visit Exhibitors

1:00 - 1:30

Rosemary Mosher: Overview of NEURISA;

Jay Clark: Geolibrary Update

1:35 - 4:00

Afternoon Session – Track A

Meadow Dibble and Erika Arthur, Atlantic Black Box: Researching Maine's Problematic Place Names

Philip Englund Mathieu, The Roux Institute, Northeastern University: Modelling Access to Conservation Land Through an Equity Lens

Jamie Carter, NOAA Office for Coastal Management: NOAA Digital Coast Updates

Afternoon Session – Track B

Robert Rogers: Tax Map Quandaries and Curiosities

Jonah Waterman, City of Lewiston Maine: Building a Asset Management Program from your GIS

Paul Morris, Terracon Consultants, Inc.: Automating Corporate Products: Marketing Maps, Office Location Data, and More


MEGUG Annual Meeting, Awards, Door Prizes

Directions to the Smith Center: 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME. From Route 1 in downtown Freeport, take Bow Street and continue for approximately 2.3 miles until you reach Wolfe’s Neck Rd. Turn right onto Wolfe’s Neck Rd, continue until you reach Burnett Rd and turn left. Once you are on Burnett Road, continue over the bridge until you reach the farmhouse, Livestock Education Barn, and Smith Center. Parking is available in the lot next to the Smith Center, or in marked areas along Burnett Rd. 

Smith Center at Wolfe's Neck

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