Kansas Association of Mappers

Metes and Bounds Newsletter

Spring 2024

Kansas Association of Mappers

Volume 38, #1

This edition of Metes and Bounds is packed with new information and reminders about the annual conference and theme!  See you in Lawrence from October 22 to 25.

Conference News

Mystery on the KAW


KAM will host its 39th Annual Conference this October! Bring your super-sleuthing skills to Lawrence this fall as KAM presents Mystery on the Kaw: Seeking Answers with the Latest in GIS technology. Join us October 22nd to 25th at the DoubleTree Lawrence as we search for clues to solve our communities’ greatest mysteries. There might even be … gasp … a murder in our midst! But you’ll only find out whodunnit if you register for #KAM2024! Exhibitor registration is open and breakout session abstracts can be submitted any time now!

Accepting John Cowan Memorial Scholarship applications now!

The application window is currently open; applications will be accepted through April 15, 2024. The scholarship offers $1000 to any student pursuing a Geography-related career at a post-secondary institution in the state of Kansas. Please review our eligibility requirements and apply online. Students who have won this scholarship may reapply if they still meet eligibility requirements.

ArcGIS Enterprise Users

Following a discussion at the annual conference, a group of KAM members decided to create a message board for ArcGIS Enterprise users. The group felt this would be an easy first step to create a Kansas user group that could serve as an additional resource for successful deployments across the state. If you’re interested in participating, go to Page and respond to the Welcome message. You don’t need to have Enterprise deployed to be a member.

2023 KAM Award Winners

KAM would like to recognize members who received awards at the Annual KAM Conference for their work in 2023. We acknowledge their excellence and contributions to the Kansas Mapping / GIS community!

George Donatello Lifetime Achievement Award

Kristen Jordan-Koenig, Kansas Geological Survey

Most Valuable Member

Amy Roust, City of Lawrence

Prestigious Cartographer/GIS Professional

Cody Erwin, City of Haysville

Outstanding Mapping Project

Charles Myers, City of Lawrence

Best Printed Masterpiece

1st Andrew Schappert, Shawnee County

Best Digital Masterpiece

1st Charles Myers, City of Lawrence

Upcoming Events

  • Call for Articles announcement will be made in early May 2024. These articles will be featured in the summer edition of the Meets and Bounds Newsletter. For more information about articles please find it here.
  • Lunch and Learn Webinars
  • MidAmerica GIS Symposium 2024
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown/Old Market
    • April 15th – 18th
  • Kansas ArcGIS User Group
    • Hosted by The Kansas Data Access & Support Center, DASC
    •  June 5th, 2024 (11 am – 12 pm)
  • ESRI User Conference
    • San Diego, California
    • July 15th – 19th

Other News

GIS Jobs

In this issue:

Conference News

John Cowan Memorial Scholarship

ArcGIS Enterprise Users

2023 KAM Award Winners

Upcoming Events

Other News

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