Hello all!  Well, we are ready to release the details for Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0  Ready??  Set? GeoSocial!

Date: September 14th, 2010 – Tuesday evening, prior to GIS in the Rockies – 6pm – 10pm

Location: Austin’s Homestead at Pelican Lakes – 1600 Pelican Lakes Point, Windsor Colorado  


We have booked yet another great location in northern Colorado for your enjoyment.  Also, as per an overwhelming request from your feedback after Ignite Spatial NoCo 1, we have separated the social area and the presentation area.  It will be easy to mix from one to the other while allowing for better focus on the presentations by the audience. 

Tickets: Will go on sale August 2nd, 2010 at http://ignitespatialnoco2.eventbrite.com/

Presentations: There will be 14 slots for your passion and enlightenment.  Get your submissions in early by completing the following form. Download Submission Form  

If you had five minutes in front of an audience of your peers and leaders in the geospatial industry, what would you say?  How would you blow their minds?  Well now is your chance!!  Ignite Spatial NoCo is a night of enlightening presentations with a geo-spatial twist.  Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds which gives you 5 minutes to be a hero.  Ignite is about ideas.  Ideas can change the world.  Take 5 minutes to add to the ‘Geo Spatial Global Consciousness’.  If you have a passion about the geoglobal community bring it to share. 

Event Location

Pelican Lakes

Again please get your submission in early as we only have 14 slots.  They will go fast!  Make sure you review some examples from other Ignite events to get a good idea on how it works and what makes the most successful Ignite presentation.  A hint – a sales pitch for a product doesn’t go over well.  How you use that product to do amazing, mind blowing things would.  Here is a good site to review: Ignite Talks

Post Card from ISNoCo 1

Sponsorships: We have added a number of new sponsorship levels for this event.  Our Neighborhood and Barstool sponsorships will be available via our ticket site starting on August 2nd.  But if you would like to support this event in a large way and really get your companies name out in front of 250 of the leaders in our industry at the event and thousands more online, please download our Sponsorship Form.  Each sponsorship includes tickets to the event.

Agenda: (Rough outline and ever moving, but you get the idea)

  • @ 6:00 pm – Drinks, Apps and GeoGlobalDomination
  • @ 7:00 pm – Geocontest – We will test your spatially enabled skills
  • @ 8:00 pm – Presentation Set 1 – Enlightenment abounds
  • @ 9:00 pm – Presentation Set 2 – The next level of enlightenment
  • @10:00 pm – Good Bye! – Planning Ignite Spatial NoCo 3 – 2011

Thank you all again for making Ignite Spatial NoCo 1 a great event!  You blew us away, so lets do it again!  Also, thank you for all the feedback you provided.  We have tried to incorporate as many of your suggestions as possible to make 2.0 event better than the first.  Please feel free to share, RT, and pass along this information with others in the industry.  It is your attendance that make these events successful.  Feel free to write us with any questions you may have or if there is some clarification you may need.  Hope to see you all there!!

Event Flyer: Download Flyer


Save the Date

Posted: July 1, 2010 in Uncategorized
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If you are on our email list, you’ve already seen this, but if not (if you want to be, contact us as ignitespatialnoco [at] gmail [dot] com) here it is:

Good Morning Everyone!

This is a SAVE THE DATE update for Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0.  We have been digging into our next event and are happy to report that we will be teaming up with the GIS in the Rockies folks.  A little pre-excitement, socializing, geo-musing, and lightning talks prior to the conference.  Thanks again for all your feedback from our last event!  We are implementing as many of your suggestions as possible.  Still working on the live band :o) So here are the details thus far:

Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0

Date: Sept 14th, 2010 – Tuesday evening prior to GIS in the Rockies

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: TBA (somewhere fantastic, of course)

Tickets: On Sale August 2nd

So if you are coming up to GITR, please plan to join us the evening before for more geo-fun!

More details soon on presentation submissions and sponsorship opportunities, but as always you can follow the latest info on Twitter: @ignitespatial

Please feel free to pass this along to others that may be interested in the event.


Your Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0 team!

Well our first event is complete and in the books!  Can’t say it went off without a hitch…ie killing the power in the room for 20 mins…but all in all it was a great evening!  Thank you to all of you that attended.  It wouldn’t have been a success without you there.  In the end we had close to 190 people show up and over 60 people watching live from around the world via our live stream.  We have been sending out surveys to those that attended the event to get some suggestions and feed back for our next one.  Please feel free to comment on our blog with ideas.  We’ll be happy to take those into consideration for Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0.  If you are interested in reliving the event or if you didn’t make it and wanted to watch the fun, below are the links to the media relating to the evenings festivities.

A big THANK YOU! To all of our sponsors.  Your generous support was what made this all possible.  And if you happen to work with one of these companies please express your thanks as well.

Presentation Sponsors:

Woolpert, ESRI,  CityWorks, Digital Globe, TechniGraphics & the City of Loveland

Associate Sponsors:

PetersonGIS, Cary & Associates, GeoFeminina, CartoPac Field Solutions, GeoXMF, Production Engineering, City of Greeley, i-cubed and Clear Path Labs

Mini & Micro Sponsors:

Abra Fowler, Mara Kali, Angle Kwaitkowski, Jonathan Lang, Sophia Linn, Steve Ruge, Don Meltz, Kate Chapmann, & Kas Osterbuhr

Thank You to our presenters! 15 great presentations related to the geo-spatial industry.  Watch them again below

Media of the event!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=FC73326E28B14F78

UStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ignite-spatial-noco

& Pics: http://blog.gisuser.com/?p=6834

Watch our blog for more information about Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0 coming soon!!!

Special Guest

Posted: April 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

We broke the news earlier on twitter, but figured we should blog about it as well.

We have gotten a super awesome guest speaker for the event. So, there will be an additional talk after break but we promise it will be worth it.

So, aside from being just over a week away, we got you all a big name guest speaker to be excited about.

Have fun and we look forward to meeting you all next week!

Thank you all again!  The response has been amazing for our first event and it’s less than 2 weeks away!  Unfortunately, we couldn’t accommodate everyone that wanted to attend.  So to assure that you make it in for our next event we are organizing a mailing list.  If you have tickets for the current event or are a sponsor we have your contact information.  But if you are one of those folks that wanted to attend but didn’t get a chance to register for a ticket before they sold out, please send us your e-mail information.  We will add you to our mailing list for the next event.

This will assure that you are notified about the dates and details for Ignite Spatial NoCo #2.  Of course we will blitz Twitter, LinkedIn and the GISCO boards prior to #2, so you’ll be sure to see it.

Send your information to ignitespatialnoco@gmail.com


Event Speakers and Topics

Posted: April 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Alright everyone, the event is less than 2 weeks away!  I hope you are as excited as we are (we have already proclaimed the event a success, as you can read about in our previous post).  All jokes aside, the we (the organizers) are very, very happy with the amount of tickets that were registered and are looking forward to the event.  We cant wait to meet you all and enjoy some great apps, drinks & spatial discussion with you.  Without further ado, on to the schedule.

For the social (media) butterfilies

Please use twitter hashtag #isnoco and 4square check in at “Rio Grande – Agave Room” .  Hopefully we can get the “Swarm” badge!

4-430 pm: Doors, drinks, apps

430-450 pm: A Geospatial contest (we were going to make it “draw the best free hand map of the lower 48, but we all know no one is better than esteemed US Senator Al Franken) So, be prepared for something even more challenging & fun

450-500 pm: Map Gallery – Because we are geo-nerds, we would like you all to mark where you’re from on the map in some way.

500-515 pm: Break – Announcements & Sponsor Appreciation

515-600 pm: Presentations

Kas Osterbuhr –  GIS in 3-D AviationAccident Reconstruction

Mark Newby –  GIS Collaboration via Community Web Application

Gretchen Peterson –  Mapping: Please Dont Do this….

Heather Paskevic – Place Based Decision Making

Jason Kord – Economic Viability of Aquifers via Model Builder

Peter Batty – Location and the Internet of Things

Nick Armstrong – TweetSniffing: I just Geo-located my way to your mom’s house

600-610 pm : Break Announcements & Acknowledgements

Matt Seitz – Geo-web Application for Elevation Determination

David Vaillancourt – The Geographic Approach & Spatial Thinking

Glen Rhea – GIS in Disaster Events & Server Uptime

Michael Hinke – Server-side Analysis & Visualization

Dawn Betz – The Power of Digital Globe Constellation

Shane Michael – Time Lapse Development using ArcMap & Windows Movie Maker

Jeremiah Lindermann – ArcGis.com, Community Base Map & Free ESRI Services

645-655 pm : Map Gallery Results, Raffle Results & Door Prizes!

655-700 pm : Drinks & Goodbyes

For all you presenters, this is just a list, and not the final order of presentations, just a list of presenters and topics!

We hope you are as excited as we are, and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Ignite Spatial NoCo is a Success! Yes, I know we haven’t even had the event yet, but I think I can attest to the fact that you as a Geo-Community have come out with an overwhelming response to our call. We sold out the evening of 200 tickets in less than 15 days and have had a tremendous amount of sponsor support. We also have a great line up of 12 presentations for you to enjoy! For that I wanted to say;


We could not have done this without you. All that is left is to get together and enjoy the evening. Well, actually there is a lot left to do, but that is our job now. Please watch this blog for updates on the final agenda which should arrive on Tuesday April 20th.

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