Conference Information

2019 Conference Features and Content

October 22-23, 2019 | SD School of Mines and Technology - Surbeck Center, Rapid City, SD

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Lightning Talks

  • 5 - 8 minute talk on project or task

Technical Sessions

  • Hands-on practical application of geospatial technologies
  • 1 to 4 hour sessions

Presentations

  • 20 minute presentations

For more information or questions please contact Samantha at vicepresident@bhdma.org

registration Fees

$65 - Early bird pricing

$80 - Full price

Preconference Training

October 22

  • Full or half day professional training
  • Content TBD

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Lunch Sponsor - $1,000

Break Sponsor - $500

Exhibitor - $250

Sponsor - $125

Non-Profit Sponsor - $75

For more information or questions please contact Stacey at director4@bhdma.org

Conference INformation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Jerry Penry, Professional Surveyor

When maps of the United States became more spatially correct in the mid 1800’s, an endeavor was begun to identify the geographical center of the nation. What started as curiosity, later evolved to a perceived importance for tourism or potential industry. Several areas in Kansas sought the title when different government agencies identified separate locations. South Dakota entered the picture in the 1950’s when the states of Alaska and Hawaii were added which created a significant shift for the center. The geographical center of the North American continent was a similar, but separate issue, when Pierre, SD, initially claimed the location, but was later claimed by Rugby, ND. This presentation will show how South Dakota has been directly involved in determining both geographical centers.

Jerry Penry has been engaged in surveying for the past 35 years. His expertise involves locating and the remonumention of original government corners. He has given numerous seminars related to surveying, has had over fifty professional articles published, and has authored several books. Jerry lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a licensed surveyor in Nebraska and South Dakota.

registration Fees

$65 - Early bird pricing

$80 - Full price

Preconference Training

October 22

  • Full or half day professional training
  • Content TBD

Conference

October 23

Lightning Talks

  • 5 - 8 minute talk on project or task

Technical Sessions

  • Hands-on practical application of GIS
  • 1 to 4 hour sessions

Presentations

  • 20 minute presentations

For more information or questions, please contact Samantha at vicepresident@bhdma.org