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Geospatial Technology

by Kayla Flamm, Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Come learn the basics of GIS and how it can be applied in a variety of disciplines, with a special emphasis on how the Missouri Botanical Garden uses GIS in both its daily operations and the undertaking of plant collection trips. We will also explore some of the tools, including both Esri software solutions and other options, available to you right now that you can use to get started on using GIS to map your own world.

Kayla is a geospatial technology professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Physical Geography and GIS from University of Missouri-Columbia. As the GIS Specialist at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Kayla is the go-to for Garden staff for anything related to geospatial technologies. She is responsible for creating, maintaining, and analyzing much of the GIS data related to garden grounds, including the plants, planting areas, irrigation features, donor items, and more within Esri ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online. She also supports the garden’s mission around the world by managing geospatial data on wild plant populations related to grant-funded conservation projects.

Monthly Meetings

The Saint Louis MO, STL Linux Users Group (STLLLUG) meets monthly to learn and talk about Linux. This GNU/Linux Users Group usually holds its meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are free, public and open to all.

We will continue with our great restaurant location. You can come early, or not; but, we should all wait to order food and drink at the same time.

We start gathering by 6:30PM and at 6:45PM we start with introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP segment. Then we will go into the presentation of our main topic, sometime around or after 7:00PM.


Nick and Elena's Pizzeria
3007 Woodson Rd, Overland, MO 63114
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Thursday November 15th, 2018

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

Next scheduled meeting dates

Possible Future Topics

  • Gaming on Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7.x)
  • CentOS (compatible rebuild of RHEL)
  • iSCSI
  • NoSQL
  • UEFI and efibootmgr
  • BIOS, biosdecode and dmidecode
  • CPU architecures, /proc/cpuinfo, and procinfo
  • Your suggestions?

A SLUUG Special Interest Group

STLLUG is loosely affiliated with the St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG), as one of its Special Interest Groups (SIG). Under SLUUG care web page support is provided. Individual membership dues, fees or other charges are NOT required. These meetings are free, public and open to all.

SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

Contact us if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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