David Weaver Receives 2016 Peter S. Thacher Award

Posted on November 10, 2016 in Awards,News

On October 18, 2016, former Vice President of Applied Geographics,Inc. (AppGeo), David Weaver,  was presented with the Peter S. Thacher Award at the Northeast Arc Users Group NEARC annual conference held in Falmouth, MA. The award is given to individuals, such as David, who demonstrate long-term commitment and excellence in GIS, particularly in local resource management and conservation. AppGeo’s President, Rich Grady, presented the award.

In his remarks, David reminisced about the start of his GIS career in 1974, “[…] in the pen and ink days of mapping” and commented on the evolution of GIS and cartography over the last four decades. During his successful career and in retirement, David has seen GIS technology grow exponentially into a world of “web mapping, big data, large scale map accuracy, sophisticated analysis, and applications.” (The full text of David’s speech can be read here.)

As presenter of the award, Rich remarked of his long-term colleague and friend, “His love of cartography to communicate complex information with clarity, and genuine concern for the coastal environment and our natural resources have marked his career, including his work with dozens of local communities on accurate base-mapping.  I can’t imagine anyone more deserving of this award based on measurable contributions to real GIS work in New England for the past 40 years.”

David’s expertise in GIS geographic analysis and cartographic design set a standard of excellence for his colleagues at AppGeo and beyond. His portfolio of work included numerous projects for the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, NOAA Coastal Services Center and the MWRA, several federal agencies, and municipalities across New England. He is currently actively crowdsourcing environmental data and volunteer geographic information (VGI).  In addition to his long-term love of sailing, he has been photographing extreme high tide for MyCoast.org and curating his 20th-century map collection.

Filter, Aggregate, and Combine: SQL Queries for Enterprise Databases

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Presentations

This presentation was given at Spring NEARC 2015 on May 11, 2015. If you are interested in getting comfortable writing queries with SQL and SQL spatial data types to take advantage of your enterprise data, then this is a great place to start. This presentation will introduce you to the SQL skills you need to write PostGIS spatial queries. It serves as a hands-on tutorial using real data in a CartoDB test environment. Using these SQL skills you will be able to generate useful ArcSDE views with a geodatabase stored in the PostgreSQL database management system.

This presentation was created and presented by Guido Stein, GIS Analyst, Applied Geographics. Guido’s focus within the company is around work flow automation and technology. He is a certified SafeSoftware FME Professional.

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