Open Event Registrations

    • January 31, 2019
    • November 07, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan St, Lansing, MI 48933

    State of Michigan GIS Users Group Meeting
    Meetings are in Lansing unless otherwise noted.

    January 31, 2019 meeting:

    * Note Room/Location Change

    Location:  Ottawa Building, Upper Level, Conference Room #3, 611 W. Ottawa St, Lansing, MI  48933

    *Can use Constitution Hall Parking or park at the Michigan State Library

    Standard Meeting Agenda:
    9:30 - 10:00am  - Networking
    Catch up with your colleagues over a cup of coffee

    10:00 am - Noon   Update Meeting and Short
    Educational Topic

    Learn what your peers are working on.  Around-the-room updates from meeting participants, capped off with a 30 minute "special topic" at each meeting.

    Noon - 1:30 pm Break for Lunch

    1:30 - 3:30 pm Educational Topic
    Always informative and   always different - a diverse set of topics is covered   throughout the year, based on GIS user community input.

    Can't join in person? Dial in with the number below, starting at 10:00 am
    Dial: 1-877-873-8017
    Code: 7774472

    For additional information, click to 
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    • June 09, 2019
    • June 11, 2019
    • 301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    28th Annual IMAGIN Conference
    June 9-11, 2019
    Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    IMAGIN's 28th Annual Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!

    Join your GIS Colleagues from across Michigan and the Country for Michigan's premier GIS conference, being held in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids on the campus of Grand Valley State University.  

    Keynote speakers, education tracks, workshops, Esri Hands On Learning Lab, social and networking events, vendors, an awards lunch and silent auction and more await you in Grand Rapids.   Register TODAY!

    To see member registration rates, make sure to "sign in" to the website.  If you are NOT signed in, or if you are NOT a member, you will only see the Non-Member Conference Registration Rates.  

    • June 09, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Holland Knickerbocker, Arktos Meadery, Peoples Cider Co, Bier Distillery, Speciation Artisan Ales, Perrin Brewing, Harmony Hall
    • 21

    28th Annual IMAGIN Conference
    Sunday Social Event
    Sunday June 9, 2019 3:00 PM

    Join your fellow IMAGIN Conference attendees as they travel on a motor coach on one of two tours.  The non-beer tour will stop at Arktos Meadery, Peoples Cider Co, and the Bier Distillery.  The beer tour will stop at Perrin Brewing, Speciation Artisan Ales, and Harmony Hall,  After the tours the bus will bring attendees back to New Holland Knickerbocker for dinner on the up and coming Bridge St corridor. 

    Your registration fee includes round trip transportation on either tour and transportation to dinner at The Knickerbocker.  Any tasting fees and dinner are at the attendees own expense.



    • June 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Nickerbocker by New Holland Brewing: 417 Bridge St. NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

    Headed to the 2019 IMAGIN Conference?? Don’t forget to RSVP for Sunday evening Dinner & Drinks at The Knickerbocker and receive your first drink compliments of IMAGIN!

    This is the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax, and enjoy casual networking in their beer garden. There you can find a big screen tv, yard games and even a fire bar for a little ambiance.

    So much more than just beer… New Holland Brewing is also a distillery, offering a robust drink menu including hand crafted cocktails, wine, cider, beer, and mead. Enjoy wood fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches, burgers and munchies.

    Not going on the beer/non-beer tour?  You can still join us for dinner! There are several parking options available around the brewery and it’s still walking distance from the hotel.  We ask that you RSVP for planning purposes.  

    Dinner costs are NOT covered by IMAGIN and will be the patron's responsibility.  IMAGIN is simply organizing the dinner following the Sunday afternoon social outing. 

    • June 10, 2019
    • June 11, 2019
    • Eberhad Center, GVSU, 301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    28th Annual IMAGIN Conference
    Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities

    Be a larger part of the IMAGIN conference by Sponsoring one of the conference events or showcasing your firm in our vendor area.  Download the full sponsorship packet by CLICKING HERE!   

    It is preferred you use the website to secure your sponsorship.  Confirmation forms are included in the sponsorship packet if needed.  Exhibitor area floor plan available by CLICKING HERE!

    • June 21, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Part 107 Drone (sUAS) Pilot Test Prep Workshop on June 21, 2019

    Summary This workshop is designed primarily for anyone who would like to become a certified remote unmanned aircraft systems pilot (14CFR Part 107). To be a drone pilot, one has to pass the FAA drone pilot test called the Airman Knowledge test. This is a two hours, 60 question test which requires in-depth knowledge of various topics. This workshop will cover the following topics, which will prepare you to take the FAA Airman Knowledge test. You will receive CEU for this workshop. Following is the schedule for the workshop.

    Schedule 7:30 am to 8:00 am- Registration 8:00 am-9:40 am – Overview of the Part 107 exam, basic map reading skills, airspace classification, operating requirements, and Flight Restrictions, Questions (last 10 minutes). 20 minutes break: Networking 10:00 am - 11:40 am – Aviation Weather Sources, Effects of Weather on sUAS, sUAS loading, Emergency Procedures, Questions (last 10 minutes). 11:40 am to 1 pm lunch provided. 1:00 pm to 2:40 pm- Crew Resource Management, Radio Communication Procedures, Performance of a sUAS, Questions (last 10 minutes). 20 minutes break: Networking 3:00 pm to 4:50 pm- Decision-making and judgement, sUAS maintenance and preflight inspection procedures, sample questions, summary, Questions (last 10 minutes).

    Registration Fee: Reading material will be provided before the start of workshop. The cost of the workshop is $150. Please contact Dr. Deshpande at for any questions. Please sign in using this link (Click here) and pay by check at least 10 days before the workshop. Please mail a check payable to “Surveying engineering program” to Katy Moore, 915 Campus Drive, SWN 312, Big Rapids, MI 49307.

    Cancellation: If you have to cancel your registration, due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 4 days before the workshop date. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by emailing at Cancellations made 4 days or more in advance of the workshop date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 4 days of the workshop will incur a $100 fee.

    NOTICE:  This is NOT an IMAGIN Sponsored Event, but is being shared as part of IMAGIN's support of the broader GIS community in Michigan. 

IMAGIN: Improving Michigan's Access to Geographic Information Networks

IMAGIN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices at 416 S. Cedar Street, Suite C, Lansing, MI 48912

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