Mapping Tennessee
2017 Regionals
​East Regional Forum
Contact: Kristen Johnsey
Register here.
Middle Regional Forum
Contacts: Suzanne and Dave McMillen
​Register here.
West Regional Forum
Contacts: Jason Duke and Kevin Bingham
​Register here.

MAGIC Conference is November 16-17, 2017
Register here.

​​East Regional Forum

​Date:         October 4, 2017
Location:  Chester Frost Pavilion
                    7989 Causeway Road
                    Chattanooga, TN

Presentation Coordinator: Thomas Catlett –
Vendor Coordinator:  Chris Holder –

Registration can be found here!

​East Tennessee Regional TNGIC Conference
October 4, 2017 at Chester Frost Pavilion

Call for Presentations
Share Your Knowledge and Earn GISP Points for Presenting
Submit an abstract for a presentation at the TNGIC East Tennessee Regional GIS Conference. This free one-day event brings our communities together to learn from each other and build on GIS technology. This event will provide hands-on demonstrations of GPS and GIS technologies as well as cartographic design.

Submissions Should Include:
  • Author/Presenter Name(s)
  • Presentation Title with Brief Abstract
  • Presenter Category (General or Vendor)
  • Presenter Biography

Submission Guidelines:
  • Authors will present in a 20 minute live presentation as part of a moderated session.
  • The allocated presentation time of 20 minutes will be adhered to strictly. Please be courteous to the moderators and other presenters.
  • Your abstract title may not exceed 10 words.
  • Your abstract must be in electronic format, may not exceed 1 MB, and cannot be longer than 150 words.
  • Do not write in all CAPITAL LETTERS. Remember, the information you enter is used for publishing purposes (e.g., Web site, agenda, CD-ROM).
  • All Paper Submissions must be in electronic format and presentations must be in English.
  • No bullet points or numbering should be used.

Presenter Category
There will be two categories of presentations this year – General and Vendor. This will give the vendors an opportunity to showcase their products or services. Vendor tracks can be commercial in content; general tracks should not be commercial in content. Both categories will be considered for presentations and mixed into the agenda schedule. Vendor presentations will have the “Vendor Presentation” designation in the agenda. PLEASE DESIGNATE YOUR PRESENTATION AS “VENDOR” WHERE APPLICABLE.

Important Information
Abstracts will be published on the event Web site and Agenda. This year's conference planning committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. A detailed program of presentations and events will be provided prior to the conference. Projector equipment will be provided. Please bring your laptop.

Please email submissions to Thomas Catlett at
Deadline for Abstract Submissions is September 20, 2017. Please submit abstracts as early as possible.

​2017 TNGIC East Regional GIS Conference Map Gallery
October 4, 2017
Chester Frost Pavilion
Chattanooga, TN

Walk-In Maps Welcome!
Award voted on by the attendees for the best overall map.

Each entry must be a map.
  • Maps presenter will need to provide an easel and all materials necessary to display the map.
  • Map sizes should not be larger than 36 X 60 in.
  • Maps are to be checked in at the conference registration table.
  • Award winner will be announced at the end of the conference.
  • Prize to be determined.
  • Since the contest is Viewer’s Choice there is no need to submit a PDF of your map ahead of time. However, please fill out the form and return it to the Map Gallery Coordinators. This will ensure we allow enough space at the facility.
Applications for submission can be found here!

If you have any additional questions please contact the Map Gallery Coordinators:
Scotty Brown
Jason Shaneyfelt

Middle Regional Forum

Date: ​ Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Presentations
Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Workshops
Location:  Lane Agri Park – Community Center Building
315 John R. Rice Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Call for Papers & Exhibitors: 
Presentations / Abstracts: Marc Pearson at (615) 829-5454 or
Vendors Contact: Tripp Spear at (615) 829-5458 or
Registration: Anne Maples-Vaught at (615) 898-5038 or
Requests for reasonable accommodation should be submitted
By September 29, 2017 to David McMillen:
Online Forum Registration 

​Pre-Forum Training- October 31st!
2017 TNGIC Middle Regional Pre-Conference Training
Introduction to Lidar Data Utilizing ESRI ArcGIS

It is an exciting time in the Tennessee GIS world! The 27 Cumberland and 19 East county USGS 3DEP projects have been delivered and are hosted through TNGIC. The Mid/West TN USGS 3DEP project is slated to be delivered soon. The data is here and this training will help you get started using it! It is an introductory course and will focus on understanding more about Lidar data, its products, use cases, and the capabilities within ESRI ArcGIS. This will be a presentation style course with live demonstrations. Handouts will also be provided.

The course will cover the following:
- The collection and production aspects of Lidar data
- 3DEP program pertinent specifications and deliverables
- Lidar data products and use case scenarios
- Capabilities and Licensing for ESRI products
- Using Lidar data with ESRI ArcGIS
o Point cloud navigation
o Classification symbology and manipulation
o LAS Dataset workflows
o Raster and mosaic Dataset workflows
o Contour generation
o DSM generation
- Data access and alternative software
This course was given at 2017 TNGIC Pre-Conference in May.
If you have questions about the content please feel free to contact Paul Dudley with the State of TN STS-GIS Services at or 615-770-3809.

Register for the Lidar training here!

​West Regional Forum

The West TN Forum will be held at the STAR Center in Jackson
Register for the Forum here.
Date: Wed. October 18, 2017
​Time: 9am - 4pm
​Lunch is provided.

Find the Agenda, here!

​The Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 18 and is free of charge. All attendees of all skill levels and experience with GIS are welcome. Lunch is provided. Presentations are being sought and are expected to be in the 30-45 minute range from all different use areas of GIS. Pre-registration is requested so that we may plan meals.

Training: TN LiDAR Training,Thursday October 19. Space is limited. Register for the training  here.
​Date: Thursday October 19.
Time: 9-12 noon. 

Course Description:
Introduction to Lidar Data Utilizing ESRI ArcMap DEMONSTRATION TRAINING
The course will have a presentation component and a series of demonstrations using Lidar data in ArcMap.  Handouts and practice material will be provided to all attendees. Course will cover the following topics:
·         The collection and production aspects of Lidar data
·         3DEP program pertinent specifications and deliverables
·         Lidar data products and use case scenarios
·         Capabilities and Licensing for ESRI products
·         Point cloud navigation and classification symbology/manipulation
·         LAS Dataset workflows
·         Raster and mosaic dataset workflows
·         Contour generation
·         Data access and alternative software

​Address and info for STAR Center here:
​STAR Center, Inc.
1119 Old Humboldt Road
Jackson, TN 38305
​Call for Presentations and Vendors!
Share what you have been up to!  Get involved! Present and/or be a vendor. Click below to find out more:
Call for Presentations

​Call for Vendors