September 2019 - In This Issue:

PODS Fall Conference Update - One Week to go!
Sept 30th & October 1st, 2019
Embassy Suites,  1515 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77010

20 Years and PODS 7.0 Release 
- A Celebration of PODS Standards and Industry Collaboration -

There are only a handful of spaces remaining for attendance at the conference.  NOTE: If you live/work in Houston and wanted to walk in, we cannot guarantee that there will be space available. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged!  Register Here!


TRAINING DETAILS: Please bring your laptop to the training session on September 30th (1:00-5pm). There will be PDF documents that you may want to refer to as the trainings progress, and there will be some areas where you will be able to follow along. After you register, look for an email with a link to a DropBox folder that will contain all of the training program documentation.  NOTE:  If you have not yet signed up for your first choice of the two training options, please do so now!  Click here to make your selection.

HOTEL DISCOUNTS: After your register, an email will be sent with details about the discounted hotel room block for PODS Fall Conference registrants. Access to these discounts is time-sensitive, so we strongly encourage you to register asap!

Dale Boyett Appointed to PODS Board
The PODS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of our newest Board member, Dale Boyett, GIS Manager at DCP Midstream. He is  DCP Midstream's GIS Technology and GIS Services Lead with responsibility for the company-wide GIS  Enterprise, roadmap, services, functions, and personnel. He is the primary decision maker on PODS related initiatives and owner of the PODS database implementation.  A s easoned GIS professional with 20+ years of progressive experience in technology and GIS with success in the  management and implementation of GIS Enterprises, Boyett's t echnical specialties include ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and Server Suite, Windows Server Family, SQL Server and Oracle DB Management, New Century Software, PODS, Python, and Autodesk Mapping Software.  Boyett fills a vacancy left by Andy Morris of DCP, term expiring 2021. 
New and Improved PODS Lite for PODS 7.0
Not sure whether you want to download PODS 7.0?  No worries - you may download our newest version of the FREE "kick the tires" PODS Lite.  CLICK HERE to download  

PODS 7.0 Download Instructions

  1. Verify that your company is a current PODS Member.  The list of currently active member companies/organizations/agencies can be found HERE.
  2. Get your personal PODS Member Employee Portal login and password HERE.  (Or, if you already have one, skip to Step 3).
  3. Go to, and click the orange button link on the home page to download (NOTE: you will be asked to log in to the PODS Member Portal, since access to PODS models is a benefit of PODS Membership.)
  4. Once logged in, go to the "PODS Models & Articles" Menu Item and follow the instructions there.

NOTE: The entire ZIPPED PODS 7.0 Package is 205MB.  If you have trouble with the download, please contact Jen Gordon at

Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
PODS Association

A Commitment to PODS 
as a Standard 
and a Transformed Data Model

(for Members Only)