PODS Lite rollout, Board Candidates Openings
December 5, 2016
PODS Lite is rolling out this month!  
PODS Lite is a subset of the PODS Next Gen pipeline data model. PODS Lite  is free of charge to anyone wishing to understand how the PODS Next Gen Data Model is designed to work. This release of  PODS Lite  is provided in Esri Geodatabase format.  The complete PODS Next Generation Model is currently in development and scheduled for completion in 2018 and will support relational databases including support for native spatial geometry data types. Note the final PODS Next Gen model will only be available to PODS Association members.

PODS Lite will be downloadable from our website PODS Lite is almost here! before the end of December 2016.
Webinar - PODS Lite Q & A and Demos
Our first Webinars of the new year will cover how to use PODS Lite.  The webinars will be held on two separate occasions in January - look for the dates and registration links coming soon.

PODS Spatial 6.0 - Revisions Completed!
The newly-revised PODS Spatial 6.0 has been released!  Go to  http://www.pods.org/data-model-releases/ to download the zip file.

PODS (Esri) Spatial 6.0, released about 14 months ago, contained some discovered errors. These include breaks from established naming conventions and some structural errors. These have been addressed by technical groups within PODS, released for comment from members, and approved.

PODS has modified the name of this template from PODS Esri Spatial to PODS Spatial.
Call for PODS Board Candidates
PODS Association is seeking candidates for Board of Directors positions.  Download the packet here:  http://www.pods.org/2016/11/call-for-pods-association-2017-board-of-directors-candidates/
Support through Sponsorships   
The PODS Association Sponsorship program invites our members to join us in moving this important Next Generation initiative forward. Sponsorships will:
  • Complete Phase 1 by year-end and initiate multi-phase rollout.
  • Develop prototype
  • Deliver 35% faster than previous PODS projects
For more information, Click HERE for Sponsorship Info PDF
A HUGE Thank You to our latest sponsors: 
PG & E  
Missed Pipeline Week? Presentations and Next Gen Demo are now online 
The 2016 Pipeline Week was a huge success, with attendees both in-person and via webcast.  If you were unable to attend and would like to know what was presented, the Powerpoint Presentations and a live demonstration are available here: http://www.pods.org/pods-plenary-ppt-presentation-pipeline-week-2016/

Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
PODS Association
Thank You, Sponsors!

PODS Lite Q& and Demo - January - watch for the dates

PODS Board of Directors meets every 2nd Thursday
Next meeting 12/8/16

Officers Meeting
meets every other Tues
Next meeting 12/13/16 

Technical Committee on Governance (TCG)
meets every 4th Thurs. Next meeting 12/29/16
Technical Committee for Data Modeling (TCDM)
meets every 4th Wed.
Meeting 12/28/16

PODS 2016 
Board of Directors
Get to know our Board members and officers  here.

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