Northeast ArcGIS Users Group @UMass May 11

May 7, 2015 in News and Events

Spring NEARC is an annual, one-day conference for ArcGIS users held near the center of the NEARC region. Conference registration is very affordable and the day is packed with professional development and networking opportunities for all levels of GIS users. Highlights include: Workshops ArcGIS 10.3 and ArcGIS Pro Lidar and Aerial Mapping Spatial Humanities Birds […]

UMass presentation @NEARC 2012 #2: “Location-Based Crowd-Sourcing for Preference and Place Perception Analyis at UMass Amherst”

May 23, 2012 in News and Events

Alexander Stepanov (GIS Architect in Campus Planning at UMass) and I (Alexander Schreyer, Lecturer in BCT at UMass) presented at NEARC’s Spring Conference (held at beautiful Smith College) about our crowd-sourcing tools: the “Favorite Places” website and the “Likes/Dislikes” web app. For the interested, the presentation slides are embedded below: Links:

Northeast Arc User Group (NEARC) 2012 Spring Conference

April 27, 2012 in News and Events

The 2012 Spring NEARC Conference is coming up on May 22nd at Smith College in Northampton, MA.  This one-day conference is an excellent chance for all users of Esri’s ArcGIS GIS technology to connect, network, learn and enjoy seeing all that’s new in the rapidly evolving world of GIS. Registration is open now.  Register before […]

BIM Forum and Academic Resources

April 2, 2012 in News and Events

BIM Forum ( is a terrific organization with the following mission (from their website):   “The BIMForum’s mission is to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) in the AEC industry. We will lead by example and synchronize with counterparts in all sectors of the industry to jointly develop best practice for virtual design […]

2008 BIM Conference at UMass

March 29, 2012 in News and Events

In 2008 when UMass was undergoing comprehensive academic planning projects and managing a large capital construction program, I organized a syposium on BIM that  tapped industry experts to discuss the benefits and challenges of the BIM delivery method. The Symposium wasdesigned around a Panel of Experts from selected owner’s groups, architectural/engineering, construction management and related consulting firms […]

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