Connecticut GIS User to User Network

Network Quarterly Meeting

May 20, 2005

Fairfield University
(driving directions)

NON-PROFIT, EDUCATIONAL, AND RECREATIONAL USES OF GIS

 

Agenda


8:30-9:00

Coffee, Registration and Networking

9:00- 9:30

Announcements and Committee Reports

9:30-10:15

Presentation and Discussion "Connecticut Policy and Economic Council's Non-Profit Mapping Resource Center" Arroll Borden, Connecticut Policy and Economic Council

 

Arroll Borden, Project Manager, Connecticut Policy and Economic Council (CPEC) will discuss CPEC's mission to help non-profit organizations explore their administrative data using GIS. In addition, Arroll will discuss CPEC's use of internet mapping to help residents evaluate neighborhood problems.

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-11:15

Presentation and Discussion "Sub-prime Lending in Bridgeport, CT" Dr. Kurt Schlichting, Fairfield University Professor, and students Katherine Petta '05 and Kevin Neubauer '05.

Dr. Schlighting and his students will discuss a study currently being conducted investigating sub-prime lending in Bridgeport, Connecticut using GIS. They will discuss the databases and spatial data used in the study. In addition, they will show how they are using GIS to evaluate the Sub-prime lending problem in Bridgeport, CT.

 

11:20-12:00

Presentation and Discussion "CT Blue Blazed Hiking Trails" Ann Colson, CT Forest and Park Association

 

Ann Colson of Connecticut Forest & Park Association will discuss the challenge of bringing the Connecticut Walk Book into the 21st Century using global position satellite technology. George Arthur, who led CFPA's volunteer GPS crew, will talk about the trials and tribulations of mapping 700-plus miles of blue-blazed hiking trails over a three-year period. The discussion will focus on the update process and how this new technology will help improve the hiking experience in Connecticut.