Here it is! The schedule for GIS Day @Stanford, 2016. It’s a work in progress, but only small changes to times will be made, at this point. 

This year’s events will be split between two venues. In the morning we will meet at the Hartley Conference Center, in Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, and after lunch (on the Mitchell Patio), we will reconvene at The David Rumsey Map Center at Green Library.

Please be sure to click on the TICKETS link, below, to RSVP for the event! 
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Wednesday, November 16 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Mapbox Drive: Building Global Traffic Data to Power Navigation

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Traffic data is an essential component to modern route planning. Real-time and historic traffic speed profiles power services like mobile directions, ride sharing, and onboard navigation. Traditionally, this data was sourced using fixed sensors at static high density thoroughfares and expensive GPS units attached to fleet vehicles like taxis or delivery trucks. Since the explosion of GPS sensors has proliferated through adoption of mobile phones, it is possible to build global traffic datasets with vastly more coverage, accuracy, and freshness than ever. Despite the enormous volume of mobile sensors, phone-powered traffic presents its own sets of challenges, such as how to filter non-driving data, how to eliminate additional noise generated by low-powered devices, and how to process this new data stream at scale. By tackling these challenges, we can build more efficient transportation services and infrastructure across the globe.

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Morgan Herlocker

Developer: Turf, Telemetry, Mapbox
Morgan is a Data Scientist at Mapbox, an open source mapping company developing location infrastructure for web, mobile, and automotive. He designs open source tools to infer human behavior from billions of miles of sensor data Mapbox ingests from mobile devices and vehicles. He is... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:15pm - 3:45pm PST
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305