Connecticut GIS User to User Network

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 GIS Day

Location

Wesleyan University-Beckham Hall
Middletown, CT


Parking in Lot V - see event map. And Wesleyan campus map.

Buy your own lunch available at Usdan Marketplace.

Table Displays

 

Latitude Geographics

Bowne

Burns and McDonnell

NEGEO

ESRI

CT Geographic Alliance

Sponsors

Special thanks to New England Geosystems and Latitude Geographics for sponsoring GIS Day!

Details

       

8:45

Network, visit with vendors

9:05

Opening

9:30

Addressing Obesity at the Community Level: Using GIS to Identify Communities for Evidence-Based Intervention.
Susan Yurasevecz, Epidemiologist and Marcia Maillard, Nutrition Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Obesity is a national problem that adversely affects the health of many Americans.  Obesity is associated with such serious conditions as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.  If overweight as a child, obesity in adults is likely to be more severe. GIS technology and the continuing availability of new data sets have supported activities to look across the entire state of Connecticut and identify high risk neighborhoods that can benefit from evidence-based intervention strategies.  This presentation will outline one application that generated a 200 page map book of potential focus areas across Connecticut to engage with specific communities.

10:00

Mapping for Points - Meghan McGaffin

10:30

BREAK

10:45

Lightning Talks

11:30

Lunch

12:45

Jonell Allen Robinson
Since 2005 Jonell Allen Robinson has been the Director of Syracuse Community Geography (SCG) at Syracuse University, the first organization of its type. SCG assists community-based organizations in analyzing geographic research topics.  She leads teams of under-graduate interns and graduate research assistants to research such diverse topics as urban forestry, safe routes to school for children, and urban housing patterns. In 2010 she earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in medical geography. Since 2012 she has also been an Assistant Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She is an approved speaker in the Visiting Geographical Science Program and consults on community geography programs around the country. She will be speaking on “Collaborative GIS: Using GIS and Geospatial Technologies to Support Community-based Initiatives in Syracuse, NY."

1:45

BREAK

2:00

Drones - Kevin Gallagher

2:45

Closing

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The drone, or UAV, has a camera that can be controlled by the operator and viewed on a tablet or smart phone.

 

GIS Day 11/19/2014 from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo.

 

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