The Delaware Geological Survey will be hosting the 2014 Digital Mapping Techniques meeting. The meeting dates are June 1-4, 2014.
Below is an announcement of the meeting from Dave Soller (USGS) who runs the National Geologic Map Database. Mapping and spatial technology is evolving fast, so the meeting is a great opportunity for geological survey staff to learn and share new things, and transfer technology to colleagues and friends:
The meeting will be held at the conference center on the University of Delaware’s campus, which is a short walk to downtown where many coffee shops, pubs, and eateries can be found. The meeting site will be very accessible and affordable, with 3 airports within 50 miles (with discount carriers Southwest, Frontier, and Jet Blue), regional rail service (MARC and SEPTA), and Amtrak stations minutes away; and a confluence of major east-coast interstate highways all passing through or intersecting near Newark, Delaware. We are looking forward to welcoming you and/or your staff in June!
(1) Date and location:
- June 1-4, 2014
- University of Delaware (in Newark)
(2) Registration and meeting website:
- We anticipate that Registration at that site will open in January. I will send you a notice when it's available.
(3) General plan for the agenda:
Sunday, June 1 -- the meeting begins in late afternoon - early evening, very casually as usual, with an icebreaker. Poster setup may be possible during this time (we'll verify this…).
Monday, June 2 -- Oral presentations and Discussion Sessions in the morning and early afternoon. Poster session, "Map Blast", and snacks in mid-afternoon through early evening.
Tuesday, June 3 -- Oral presentations and Discussion Sessions in the morning and afternoon.
Wednesday, June 4 -- we'll conclude (by noon) with informal discussions and presentations.
(4) Presentations and DIscussion Sessions:
- If you'd like to give a presentation (oral and/or poster), please contact me by email or phone. The following information is very helpful before we chat, and I'll need it for the final agenda:
- a "blurb", just a few sentences, describing the subject of your talk.
- Before the end of January, I will post to the meeting Web site the Instructions to Authors.
- Regarding topics for the Discussion Sessions, please suggest things you'd like to discuss. They could be subjects for a relatively quick discussion (e.g., <30 90="" challenging="" general="" minutes.="" minutes="" more="" or="" p="" that="" to="" topics="" up="" warrant="">
Even if you can't attend the meeting, we welcome your ideas and guidance regarding topics that you find most significant, and we'll try to work them into the agenda.