On November 5, 2012, the speaker for the Technical Society of Knoxville meeting was Keith G. Stump from the Knoxville, Knox County, KUB Geographic Information System (KGIS). His topic was “Navigating KGIS Maps”.
The KGIS organization, now almost 25 years old, is in the midst of another significant upgrade to its technology and interactive mapping website products. This presentation included an overview of the newly introduced KGIS Maps website, including a
demonstration of many of its features.
Keith Stump, GISP, is the Executive Director / Geographic Information Officer (GIO) of the Knoxville, Knox County, Knoxville Utilities Board GIS Office (KGIS), where he has been responsible for coordinating the joint sharing and management of geographic information over the past 13 years.
On November 19, 2012 Jennifer Evans of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce was the speaker. She spoke about what our region needs in terms of an educated workforce. She described the results of testing for the area high schools. The results vary greatly with Maryville City and Oak Ridge being significantly better than the other schools.
Suzanne Fisher, Senior Project Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority spoke on November 26, 2012. Her title was “Ecological Indicators of Acidification.”
She presented the results of work in the Smoky Mountain National park on the development of ecosystem models used to predict potential damage to sensitive ecological indicators from acidification caused by nitrogen and sulfur compounds. There are may important parameters and many things to consider in assessing damage. The work is continuing.