[okgis] Announcing the keynote address for the 2009 OK SCAUG Conference!

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  • From: "Rich, Katy M" <KatyR AT health.ok.gov>
  • To: okgis AT orion.csa.ou.edu
  • Subject: [okgis] Announcing the keynote address for the 2009 OK SCAUG Conference!
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:45:39 -0500

Title: Announcing the keynote address for the 2009 OK SCAUG Conference!

New!   This years OK SCAUG conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Steve Stadler of the Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative entitled, “GIS and Oklahoma Wind: The Zephyr Box Project.” 

Keynote Abstract

The Oklahoma Wind Project Initiative (OWPI) is a project run jointly by the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University and is the U.S. Department of Energy’s state wind working group for Oklahoma.  In existence for a decade, OWPI has modeled the wind resource of the state and used GIS tools to help explain the resource to wind developers, state agencies, and the public. 

In the fall of 2008 we won a competitive State of Oklahoma Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) award. Part of this award will be used to develop ZephyrBox, a Web-based toolkit based on the ArcGIS Server platform.  This toolkit is being readied for commercial sale in 2011 and will include set base maps, including our models of the Oklahoma resource.  However, the base maps will be supplemented by on-the-fly merging of data layers at the user’s discretion.  We are implementing applications from economic (e.g. transportation costs), environmental (e.g. environmentally sensitive areas), and social (e.g. census data) realms.  A “summary” function is a site rating system allowing the user to weight various considerations and blend data layers to help decide upon the best candidate development sites.


Dr. Stadler is a professor of Geography at Oklahoma State University and has been at the university since 1980.  Currently he also serves as the State Geographer of Oklahoma. His Ph.D. is in Physical Geography and he specializes in applied climatology. His research has emphasized interactions between the atmosphere and society and the atmosphere and landscape. Also in progress is a co-authored applied climatology book for Prentice-Hall. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Oklahoma Mesonet since its inception. He is knowledgeable about uses, limitations, and analyses of Mesonet data. In particular, he has had considerable experience in the spatial interpolation of Mesonet data.

Please join us for this interesting and timely keynote address!  See below for more information about the conference

When: October 20th, 2009

Where: Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus in Oklahoma City

Don’t forget to register for our bargain-priced workshops and training classes before and after the event!


*MARPLOT for Emergency Response GIS

*Desktop Geocoding

*GIS Technology Tsunami

*Hands on Opensource GIS

Training Classes

*Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop

*Creating and Editing Parcels with ArcGIS Desktop

*Data Management in the Multiuser Geodatabase

For more information, please visit http://www.scaug.org and click the link for the 2009 Oklahoma SCAUG Conference under

Upcoming Events. If you have questions about registering for the event, contact Carrie Landgraf (918-599-4394) or

Katy Rich (405-271-6225).

We can’t wait to see you there!

The 2009 OK SCAUG Steering Committee

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