Mapping Tennessee
2018 Regionals
East Regional Forum– September 12-13, 2018
We are planning for pre-conference training opportunities on the 12th of September.
Contact: David Light
Middle Regional Forum:
When:  November 7-8, 2018
Where: Lane Agri-Park, Murfreesboro TN
Contact: Suzanne White

West Regional Forum:
When: Wednesday October 24th
Where: West TN AgResearch and Education Center
605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301
Contact: Kevin Bingham

MAGIC Conference - November 1-2, 2018
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117

2018 Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum

2018 Fall Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum “Growing GIS” 
This free for attendees forum is intended for GIS users  and anyone interested in the GIS Profession. 
September 13th 2018
8:00AM -4:00PM
Eastman Lodge

406 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
36.497500, -82.607778

Keynote Speaker
Stacey Whaley -  Sevier County GIS Director

Pre-Forum Classes September 12, 2018
  • Lidar Workshop  (September 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - Paul Dudley, State of Tennessee
  • GPS Data Collection with Mobile Devices Workshop September 12, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Cliff Hoeffner, Duncan Parnell
  • ESRI Arcgis Pro Workshop September 12, 2018, 9:00 to 12 noon Ian Feathers, ESRI

Free forum geocaching event and picnic social September 12, 2018

This forum is sponsored by TNGIC (Tennessee Geographic information Council) and hosted by NETGIS (Northeast Tennessee GIS Users Group)

For More Information Contact Conference Chair - David Light 

Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations TNGIC Eastern Regional Forum 
 The 2018 Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum planning committee is currently accepting presentation abstracts for the upcoming Forum in Kingsport!  
 Please review the guidelines and fill out this form for consideration. 
 Questions and abstracts should be directed to: Ann Howland 
  • All presenters must be registered for the conference.
  • Each moderated presentation will be allocated 25 minutes – including time for questions from attendees.
  • Wired and wireless internet (if needed – note below), electricity, projector and screen will be provided.
  • Deadline for submission is August 31, 2018. Please submit abstracts as early as possible.
  • Presentations will be selected based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process. 

Please note: There are a limited number of presentation slots available.  We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be accepted. 


Vendors – We hope to see you at the 2018 Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum
The FREE FOR ATTENDEES - 2018 Eastern Regional TNGIC Forum will be held Thursday September 13th in Kingsport at the Eastman Lodge.  Pre-conference training and a picnic social is planned for Wednesday September 12th.  The attached PDF contains the detailed invite for vendors. We hope to have attendee registration up soon. 
Vendor Offerings - Please note, we have limited vendor tables available for this event -- Get your name in quickly to reserve your spot!
Platinum $450 -- 15 Minute Presentation at Lunch, Table with 2 Chairs, and Full Page Color Advertisement included in the Attendee PDF (Limited to two - possibly 3 if interest supports)
Standard Vendor $300 -- Table with 2 Chairs and Logo included in the Attendee PDF
Advertisement Only $100 -- Full Page Color Advertisement included in the Attendee PDF (You do not have to be present)
We are also offering the opportunity for corporate donations of any amount.
The last time this conference was held in this location we had approximately 125 Attendees - We hope to have at least this many again this year.
If you have additional questions or comments please contact the Vendor Services Coordinator: Christopher Pape, GISP, via email @ or by phone @ 423-753-0718

Vendors - Please use this form to reserve your spot!

Map Gallery

Thursday, September 13th 2018 At the Eastman Lodge 
One winner will be selected from the following categories: 
For more detailed information click here!

Lodging and Restaurants

Restaurants in the Kingsport, TN area
Lodging in the Kingsport, TN area

Click the map for your Lodging and Dining guide.

Middle TN Regional Forum

When:  November 7-8, 2018
Location:  Lane Agri Park --Community Center Building                   
315 John R. Rice Blvd                   
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Contact: Suzanne White

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Presentations
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Workshops
This meeting is for local, private, state, and federal government GIS users and anyone interested in the GIS profession.

  Anne Maples-Vaught at (615) 898-5038

Call for Presentations and Vendors

Presentations/Abstracts: Marc Pearson at (615) 829-5454
Vendors Contact:  Bryan Blackburn at (931) 580-2451

Pre-Forum training

Introduction to LiDAR Data Utilizing ESRI ArcMap
With an additional QGIS capabilities demo
Tuesday November the 6th
12:30 - 4:30 pm



The 27 Cumberland, 19 East, and the 11 Mid/West County USGS 3DEP projects have been delivered and are hosted through TNGIC.  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. 
  • 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  Export to CAD
  • Data access and alternative software
  • QGIS and its capabilities
  • Interacting with the data 
  • Contour generation 
  • Export to CAD

If you have questions about the content please feel free to contact Paul Dudley with the State of TN STS-GIS Services at 615-770-3809.

West TN Regional Forum

When: Wednesday October 24th
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: West TN AgResearch and Education Center
605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301

Contact: Kevin Bingham

Call for Presentations and Vendors

Call for Presentations

Share Your Knowledge and Earn GISP Points for Presenting
Submit an abstract for a presentation at the TNGIC West 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.
Presentation Coordinator: Brant Sollis – Email Brant

Call for Vendors
Help to sponsor this year’s event! The TNGIC West Regional GIS forum is now accepting vendors.
Price: $200. Includes a vendor table with available wireless internet connection and mentions before lunch and on signage during the event.

Vendor Coordinator: Rick Stieg – Email Rick

Pre-Forum Training

Pre-Forum Training: 
October 23rd, 2018 ArcGIS Pro Training conducted by eGIS Associates

Register by October 9th

Pre-Conference Training Details:
$200 per student
October 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
West TN Ag Research and Education Center – Room 150
Student must bring a laptop with ArcGIS Pro already installed and must have a valid and tested user account
Digital copies of the lectures and the Learning ArcGIS Pro(by Tripp Corbin) book provided