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Pipeline CSI Mapping Training – Drop In

June 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Apparent equipment staging area and new or reconstructed road and bridges observed during Pipeline Air Force surveillance flights. (3/11/18)

Trying to stop the ACP but don’t have a map?

Ben Cunningham of Friends of Nelson and the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) is teaching folks how to use the CSI Online Mapping System from 10am to 4pm Friday the 29th, with a group session at 2pm being broadcast for those who can’t make it. Stop by the Rockfish Lounge next to Trager Bros Coffee in the Rockfish Valley Community Center anytime Friday between 10 and 4 to learn your way around the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Whether you are a trod-upon landowner, a CSI volunteer stream monitor, a fired-up pipeline fighter, or a concerned citizen, this day of training is for you!

This Online Mapping System Walkthrough is meant to help you and your network feel confident and competent when navigating the CSI’s high-tech geographic information system (GIS), which exists to empower every-day people to protect themselves with good intelligence.

No sign-up necessary! Just show up anytime between 10 and 4 with whatever questions you might have about the CSI program and Ben will do his best to answer them and show you the ropes of the Online Mapping System. All are welcome, coffee and snacks provided!

But wait, there’s more!

A group walkthrough of the Online Mapping System will be broadcast on Facebook at 2pm for the benefit of all you good folks who can’t make it out in person on Friday. If you miss it live, don’t fret, its recorded for later viewing. During the Live broadcast Ben will run through what the CSI is and how the Online Mapping System can be used as a powerful tool as we fight to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Ben will discuss all the different layers of information provided on the GIS and how even you can make quality printable maps for use in the field or offline. Following the Walkthrough there will be a Q&A about all things CSI and CSI Online Mapping System.

Questions can be emailed to Ben at pipelineincident@gmail.com with the subject line “CSI Q&A”. Questions may also of course be commented on the livestream if you are watching from elsewhere.


June 29, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Rockfish Valley Community Center
190 Rockfish School Lane
Afton, VA 22920 United States
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Friends of Nelson


Friends of Nelson welcomes event listings from all related groups who are working to oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  To have your event listed on our calendar, please contact us at friendsofnelsonweb@gmail.com.