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  • Pima County 23rd Annual GIS Fair!

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    For more information, email Al Jimenez, Steve Whitney or Jack Lloyd.

    Or by phone at:
    (520) 724-6693

    Stay tuned for the 2023 event information and details. The theme: To be determined.

    Pima County's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) group hosts the Annual Pima County GIS Fair. The GIS Fair provides attendees the opportunity to learn about GIS and related technologies by watching live demonstrations and attending presentations. In addition, attendees can visit with the exhibitors to learn how they use GIS and also participate in the annual "Where in the World" contest. There will also be popcorn, coffee and the chance to win a variety of door prizes. Exhibitors include GIS departments and teams from local governments and municipalities, the University of Arizona, local companies, and the GIS industry.

    The Annual Pima County GIS Fair is held in November at the City/County Public Works Building (201 N. Stone Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    County's 22nd GIS Fair celebrates Sonoran Desert!

    By Chloe Jackson, Pima County Geographic Information Systems.

    2019 GIS Fair

    Tucson Water Department

    More than 200 attendees enjoyed this year’s 22nd Annual GIS Fair Nov. 8, hosted by Pima County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) group.

    Thanks to the generosity of Westland Resources and Eagle View, we were able to provide everyone with lunch and coffee as they perused the 
    20 booths and attended presentations. Competition to identify Sonoran desert aerial photos was fierce, and we think it was because of our Prizes: Native Sonoran Desert plants generously donated by the Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Native Plant Nursery.

    Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation won the Best Booth Award for the third year in a row! Their booth demonstrated a prototype of the “Flow Control Dashboard.” There are about 30 places In the RWRD sewer conveyance system where flows may direct in two or more directions. That diversion might need for system repairs, maintenance, to even out flow, or for other reasons.

    Diversions made by using redwood weirs or gates, which may have their settings adjusted; these are called Flow Control Objects (FCOs). The purpose of the Flow Control Dashboard is to allow RWRD senior management and conveyance staff to quickly see the current status of the GCO’s setting and their effect on effluent flow at the diversion structure. Effluent flow effects based on calculations made by ICM, RWRD’s hydraulic model.

    Thanks to all who attended or hosted a booth – you ae what make our GIS community so special. A huge thanks to everyone who sponsored food or donated prizes, the students and Tucson Water volunteers who helped run the fair, and the multi-jurisdictional GIS Fair Committee for putting together another great event. We look forward to seeing you at the next GIS Fair in 2020!
    2019 GIS Fair Best Booth

    Best Booth

    Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation

    Other participants include:

    • Allen Instruments
    • City of Tucson Information Technology, GIS Services Division
    • City of Tucson Parks and Recreation
    • City of Tucson Transportation
    • EagleView
    • Northwest Fire District
    • Pima Association of Governments
    • Pima County Information Technology GIS
    • Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
    • Pima County Regional Flood Control District
    • Pima County Transportation EIM/Maps and Records
    • Pima County Wastewater Reclamation
    • Rick Engineering Company
    • Tucson Police Department Research and Analysis Unit
    • Tucson Water
    • UA Enterprise GIS
    • University of Arizona Library
    • University of Arizona MS-GIST Program
    • USDA-ARS SW Watershed Research Center
    • Westland Resources, Inc

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    Tucson, AZ 85701

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