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Congratulations to our 2021 SCAUG Scholarship Winners!

SCAUG Regional Scholarship - Undergraduate

Elizabeth Becker

Organic farmer, business owner, florist, and mother: just a few of the hats I’ve worn throughout my life. In the fall of 2019, after a nearly three-decade hiatus, I returned to school to add another hat to my collection. Initially in pursuit of a botany degree, a professor encouraged me to explore the field of GIS. Yet, despite my diverse experience, I barely knew how to unzip a file, much less what a shapefile was. Fast forward a few intense and incredible semesters at Austin Community College and here I am performing complex spatial analyses, creating advanced FME workbenches, and can proudly use the word orthorectify in a sentence! The personal revelation that I may be as much of a computer nerd as I am a plant nerd came as quite a shock, but I have fully embraced my new identity and am well on my way to earning an Associate of Applied Science in GIS. Currently I am on an 8-month internship with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Tasked with collecting Federal Lands Transportation Program data for USACE recreation sites across the country, I am excited to put some of my new skills to work in the field, while simultaneously continuing my GIS classes remotely. Though I have yet to home in on exactly where my new career trajectory might lead, I am drawn to the environmental field as well as disaster relief and humanitarian applications. I absolutely love how GIS is the perfect fusion of science and art and I’m eager to contribute my skills and enthusiasm to the fascinating world of geospatial analysis and cartography.

SCAUG Regional Scholarship - Graduate

Chikodinaka "Nakky" Ekeanyanwu

I am Chikodinaka Ekeanyanwu, a Graduate Student at Texas State University in the Geographic Information Science Program from Nigeria. I'm interested in the applications of GIS in geohazard mitigation and Construction, and propositions towards urban and regional planning.

Memorial SCAUG Scholarship

Neeraj Sirdeshmukh

Neeraj Sirdeshmukh is a PhD student in Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and works as a Senior GIS Programmer/Analyst for the City of Richardson, Texas. He has an extensive background in GIS and remote sensing, having been involved in the field for the past 10 years either in education or as a career. He also holds 2 Master’s degree in the field, one in Geomatics For The Built Environment from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands and the other in GIS from UTD, along with a Bachelor’s degree in GIS as well from UTD. He is a certified GIS professional (GISP) and has experience working in the GIS departments of several companies in various application areas, from petroleum, utilities, transportation and remote sensing to telecommunications. His favorite geospatial software is Safe Software's FME suite, and he loves making ETL translations. His professional and research interests include LIDAR and point clouds, global navigation satellite systems, spatial databases, geodesy, and big geospatial data analytics. Having excelled in several national and international-level geography competitions such as those organized by the National Geographic Society, he has been avidly passionate for geography since a young age, and loves traveling, interacting with people from different cultures, and staring at maps.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020:

okscaug held their

first ever



Annual conference

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               We were gifted a special keynote video from none other than JACK DANGERMOND:


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Thank You Jack!!!

A Special Thanks to Traci & everyone at ESRI for making this possible.

2020 OKSCAUG Steering Committee

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Since 1990, the South Central Arc User Group (SCAUG) has provided resources and tools for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users and professionals in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. If your organization is currently using or is planning to implement GIS in the future you can benefit from becoming a member of SCAUG. Membership connects you to a community of knowledgeable professionals in a growing industry. SCAUG has over a 1,000 active members and continues to grow.

SCAUG State Chapters

SCAUG is the South Central Arc User Group, an organization dedicated to the benefit of users of ESRI's Geographic Information Systems (GIS)software in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Oklahoma Chapter  North Texas Chapter  South Texas Chapter   Louisiana Chapter   Mississippi Chapter

Complimentary Online GIS Training Suite

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SCAUG is continually striving to provide the GIS professionals in the region the most cost effective, relevant training possible to our members. SCAUG has purchased every SCAUG member an annual subscription to a full suite of training courses for a full year. There is no catch. Take as many or as few of the courses as you like whenever you like. You do not need to travel, you do not need to purchase anything above your annual SCAUG membership. (If you attend a Regional / OKSCAUG Annual Conference or attend a SCAUG training course your annual membership is automatic)

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