MAGTUG Call for Presentations for the MacURISA 2021 Conference

NOTE: This Conference was originally scheduled for the Fall of 2020, but was moved due to COVID-19.

Have a paper you are itching to present? Like the ocean? Then submit your abstracts for the 2021 MacURISA Conference in Atlantic City. Building on the success of past events we here at MAGTUG are assembling our own tract for the conference. We welcome all to join us in helping to promote advances in geospatial technology in the industry. Plus, it will be a lot of fun!

The Conference will be held at the Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on May 5th-7th, 2021.

The deadline for submission is Friday, December 4th, 2020. Topics are varied as long as they have a GIS or Asset Management focus. The presentations should be at least 30 minutes in length with time for Q/A.  You can also visit Presentation Types and Abstract Guidelines at the MacURISA site for ideas.

If you are pumped and ready please contact us at

We will see you there!

Requirements for Participation

Anyone interested in the advancement of geospatial technologies may participate in the conference. You are eligible to give a presentation or participate in other categories in the program as long as you register for the conference. An abstract is required for everyone presenting in a moderated breakout session, lightning talk, workshop, Techspo, or digital map gallery. Those presenting any moderated breakout session, panel discussion, Techspo, or workshop will be charged the early bird rate. All others will be charged the registration fee based upon the time they register for the conference. See MacURISA for more information.


MAGTUG Celebrates GIS Day Wed Nov 15 at Rowan College – Burlington Co

The Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Group helps transportation professionals stay abreast of advances in geospatial technology and assists GIS professionals navigate transportation-specific issues by promoting events where we may share knowledge, news and successful practices with each other.

Please join us in Celebrating GIS Day !

Wednesday, November 15 FREE
Rowan College at Burlington County GIS Open House, Map Gallery, GPS and GIS Workshops and MAGTUG Afternoon Showcase

Seating Is Limited – Please Reserve Tickets in Advance

GIS Day is a Global Initiative to show GIS making a Difference in Local Communities. The full day of events will inform you of geospatial initiatives throughout the Region. Speakers from State and County agencies as well as private companies will present a series of short overviews about how GIS is being used to better accomplish goals, manage public resources and analysis problems to find innovative solution. Hands-on workshops will help you brush up on your skills or learn new ones. Take a tour of Palmyra Nature Cove’s mobile Geoscience and Remote Sensing Lab or Control Point Associates’ LiDAR Collection Vehicle. Take the Feature Challenge to test your geographic knowledge or peruse Map submissions from GIS students professional alike and vote for your favorites.

Come network, learn and celebrate. Plenty of time has been scheduled for questions and answers for each presentation and workshop. There will be networking opportunities during breaks as well as time to catch up with industry colleagues over a delightful breakfast or buffet lunch provided by generous donations by the event’s sponsors.


Preliminary Presentation Schedule

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

NJ Lands Blueprint Project
John Hasse of Rowan University

Enhancing Architectural Survey: A Homebrew/Street-view Mashup
Kinney Clark of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Historic Preservation Office

Solar Siting Analysis Update
Ryan Gergely of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy & Sustainability

Using FEMA Flood Mapping for Decision Support
Thomas Song, Michael Baker International

Monmouth County High Water Mark Initiative & Coastal Flood Evacuation Campaign
Meghan Leavey of Monmouth County Planning Department

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

File & Folder Naming Procedures, Protocols & Management Tips from the Environmental Impact Analysis of Susquehanna Beltway in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Marlen Kokaz-Roy of Weston Solutions

ArcGIS and AutoDesk Integration
Justin Cusick of Esri & Patrick Gahagan of Esri

CoordinatePA: A Map-based Application for Supporting Utility Project Planning, Collaboration, & Cooperation
Bob Pliszka of JMT Technology

Moorestown Township Parks and Open Space Digital Asset Management Inventory
Chris Salvatico of Moorestown Environmental Advisory Committee


Location: Rowan College at Burlington County, 3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 more location details


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MAGTUG Free Geospatial Events – Tue Oct 10 Traffic Signal Inventory Webinar & Fri Oct 20 NJDOT GIS Showcase

The Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Group hosts a webinar series on pertinent Geospatial and Transportation topics providing information to help Engineer, Inventory, Manage, Plan, and Innovate our transportation systems.

Please join us for our next webinar…

Tuesday, October 10 – 10:00am EDT (1 hour) FREE
South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization Traffic Signal Inventory

South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) administrates federally-funded transportation projects in the four-county South Jersey region and uses its GIS resources to identify and prioritize transportation funding needs for many federal programs. SJTPO Traffic Signal Inventory is a three part web mapping application that includes signal inventory collection, mapping and map feature data editing. By leveraging the Atlantic County Office of GIS, ArcGIS Online Organization available from ESRI, the SJTPO is able to easily provide these signal inventory solutions to each of its participating counties. The webinar will examine the program project and include review of web data collection, web mapping applications and aspects of maintaining and editing map features from a web mapping application will be explored.

Presenters: Andrew Tracy – SJTPO
Presenters: David Braig – JMT Technology Group
Presenters: Matthew Duffy – Atlantic County Office of GIS (ACOGIS)
Presenters: Colleen M. Richwall, PE – Taylor Wiseman & Taylor (TWT)


Learn more about SJTPO – Learn more about JMT Technology Group – Learn more about ACOGIS – Learn more about TWT


Friday, October 20 – Seats Almost Gone !

This full day event will inform you of New Jersey Department of Transportation initiatives to help plan, monitor, and manage the State’s transportation infrastructure more effectively. NJDOT Divisions and their partners will present a series of short overviews about how the Department is currently using GIS to better accomplish their goals.

Location: David J. Goldberg Transportation Complex (NJDOT Headquarters – Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) – 1035 Parkway Ave, Ewing, NJ 08625 more location details


Learn more about NJDOT GIS – Visit NJDOT’s YouTube Channel


Webinar Recordings are Available on
MAGTUG’s YouTube Channel

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Please visit our Channel to watch all 15 recordings including…

  • HD-LiDAR Design-Scale Ready by Bill Derry of AXIS Geospatial LLC – Broadcast 4/18/2017
  • NJ Transit Trailblazer Sign Inventory and Management by David Wagner of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. – Broadcast 03/28/2017

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All webinar recordings at still available on MAGTUG’s Events Downloads webpage


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