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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.

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Monday, November 14
 

9:00am

DigitalGlobe Workshop: DG Basemap: Imagery Made Easy
With DigitalGlobe Basemap, our experts have done the heavy lifting to ease the technical complexities of working with large, imagery data sources. As a result, you quickly and easily access the imagery, and get the information you need to have confidence when answering critical questions.

DigitalGlobe’s professional-grade basemaps offer the accurate, current, high-resolution imagery and geospatial information you need to answer critical questions with confidence.

Whether you need a single, current image to observe detail on the ground, or access to the entire image repository to see change over time, you can customize your Basemap subscription to fit your needs.

MyDigitalGlobe is an easy way to access premium imagery content through your web browser, and is included with all Basemap subscriptions.

DigitalGlobe has pre-built plug-ins to add Basemap quickly and easily into workflows for ArcGIS and Google Earth. Developers can also access the content directly from our suite of APIs through OGC-compliant standards: WMS, WMTS, WCS, WFS.




Speakers
VB

Vicki Bassett

Digital Globe Basemap Product Manager


Monday November 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305

10:15am

DigitalGlobe Workshop: Advanced Elevation Series
From city planning to flood mapping, many industries require high-resolution elevation models to complete projects. DigitalGlobe’s Advanced Elevation Series offers full-service semi-customized terrain products, and produces high-accuracy Digital Surface Models and Digital Terrain Models that serve as key building blocks for successful exploration, engineering, land management, and simulation. The Advanced Elevation Series provides global access to customized models delivered directly to your desktops with numerous product configuration options for accuracy, resolution, type, and format.

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305

1:00pm

DigitalGlobe Workshop: GBDX

The GBDX platform provides cloud-based access to DigitalGlobe’s vast current and historical library of geospatial data along with the tools and algorithms necessary to extract useful information from that data — at scale! This creates the ideal ecosystem for you to create new customer solutions without the cost of owning and operating costly data and IT infrastructure. Using the platform you can

  • Search, access, and process imagery in a manner that allows for rapid geospatial information product creation at any scale
  • Build new applications, or extend existing ones by leveraging the GBDX capabilities and embedding them in customer-facing interfaces
Infrastructure designed to scale to your needs

GBDX uses the cloud infrastructure of Amazon Web Service (AWS) to enable a set of APIs that can perform scaleable geo-compute against imagery data. The GBDX environment enables simple access to both storage and computation in a manner that is easily managed. GBDX is bringing the compute to the data rather than the data to the compute. Data residing within GBDX is stored in S3 ‘buckets’ that are accessed through GBDX RESTful (REST) web service APIs. The GBDX Workflow API enables you to access state of the art computer vision and remote sensing algorithms from DigitalGlobe and ENVI, dynamically increasing computation power.  If you don’t like the built in tools, thats fine, just import your own algorithms into the system to allow them to run at scale.

Complete access to 15 years of earth imagery

DigitalGlobe owns and operates the most agile and sophisticated constellation of commercial earth imaging satellites in the world which collect 3,000,000 km2 of Earth imagery every day. Of all high-resolution commercial imagery collected since 2010, DigitalGlobe has collected approximately 80% of it.


Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305

3:00pm

Making maps with R: Part 3 of 3 (Part 1 is being taught the previous 2 weeks)

A hands-on workshop on visualizing spatial data with R.


Speakers
CE

Claudia Engel

[Claudia Engel] (https://profiles.stanford.edu/claudia-engel) is a member of of the [Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research] (http://cidr.stanford.edu) at the Stanford Libraries (CIDR) and Academic Technology Specialist for the Department of Anthropology. Her work centers around the innovative potential of new technologies for teaching and research and she has been involved in numerous projects alongside Stanford Anthropology faculty... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

9:00am

ArcPy Scripting Workshop

Learn how to script geoprocessing tools with ArcPy!

The Spatial Analysis Center is having a four part workshop on using ArcPy for automating geoprocessing tasks.  There will be approximately three hours of instruction and practice with time for experimentation and consulting with SGC and SAC staff. The workshop will cover calling ArcGIS tools and functions with Python, handling vector and raster data formats, building your own tools for ArcGIS, and any other topics of interest to those who show up.  


Speakers

Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305

1:30pm

Get Started Web Mapping with Mapbox

Come learn about how to build web maps with Mapbox tools! We will cover how to find and download custom data, styling your map with Mapbox Studio, and using your style to create static maps and interactive web maps with Mapbox GL JS. There will also be time for questions and to poke around other parts of the Mapbox stack (including mobile!) so come ready to learn and ask questions. Please bring a laptop if you can. Beginners very welcome!


Speakers
avatar for Lyzi Diamond

Lyzi Diamond

Education Lead, Mapbox
Lyzi Diamond helps Mapbox users get started with our tools through support, documentation, and trainings. Prior to Mapbox she was a co-founder of Maptime, a fellow at Code for America, and a GIS analyst at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. She is an alumna of the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!


Tuesday November 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305
 
Wednesday, November 16
 

9:00am

Arrival, Coffee and Welcomes!
Arrive, get a cup of coffee, find a seat and network with one of the Bay Area's highest annual concentrations of Geo-Nerds!

Speakers
avatar for Stace Maples

Stace Maples

Geospatial Manager, Stanford Geospatial Center
Head Geospatial Swiss Army Knife at Stanford University's Stanford Geospatial Center.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

9:15am

Keynote Session: NASA: Making maps to explore the Earth, Moon, and Mars
High-quality planetary maps and 3D terrain models have become essential for NASA to plan exploration missions and conduct science. This is particularly true for robotic missions to the Moon and Mars, where maps are used for site selection, traverse planning, and planetary science. This is also important for studies of climate change on Earth, where maps are used to track environmental change (such as polar ice movement).

In this talk, we will describe how the Intelligent Robotics Group
(http://irg.arc.nasa.gov) at NASA Ames builds highly accurate, large-scale planetary maps and 3D terrain models from orbital imagery using novel statistical stereographic and photometric techniques. Orbital imagery includes data captured by the Apollo missions, on-going NASA and international missions, and commercial providers (such as Digital Globe). The mapmaking software that we have developed (Vision Workbench, Ames Stereo Pipeline, Neo-Geography Toolkit) is available as open-source and is widely used by scientists and mission planners.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Beyer

Ross Beyer

Research Scientist with the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Beyer is a planetary scientist with the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute. He carries out his research in the Space Scienceand Astrobiology Division (Planetary Systems Branch) at the NASA Ames Research Center. He studies surface geomorphology, surfaceprocesses, remote sensing and photogrammetry of the solid bodies in our Solar System--if you can stand on it, he's interested inwhat its like and how it got that way. Ross has loved... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

10:00am

Hivemapper: Transforming the world's drone video to a 3D map of the Earth.

Hivemapper is transforming the worlds' drone videos to a 3D map of the earth.  By combining the power of artificial intelligence and drone videos we create a fresh 3D map of the earth to help humans see the earth from a new perspective and understand how it’s changing. Everybody will be able to participate in creating the map by simply sharing their drone videos


Speakers
avatar for Ariel Seidman

Ariel Seidman

Founder, Hivemapper
Ariel Seidman was previously CEO & Co-Founder of Gigwalk, a Fast Company Top 10 Mobile Innovation Company.  Previously he was Director of Products at Yahoo! Search and Maps.



Wednesday November 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

10:30am

NASA: DEVELOP. Shaping the future by integrating Earth observations into global "decision making."
DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany N. Zajic

Brittany N. Zajic

Center Lead at NASA Ames Research Center, NASA DEVELOP National Program
Brittany Zajic is an early career earth scientist currently serving as Center Lead for the NASA DEVELOP National Program at NASA Ames Research Center. She originally started with the DEVELOP program in the summer of 2014, and has since had the opportunity to work at both Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA and Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. During her two years with the program, she has DEVELOPed a fundamental understanding of... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

11:00am

Mapzen: Who's On First... All the places! Still not a magic pony!! Yet!!!

Who's On First is a gazetteer of places. Not quite all the places in the world but a whole lot of them and, we hope, the kinds of places that we mostly share in common.

A gazetteer is a big list of places, each with a stable identifier and some number of descriptive properties about that location.

An interesting way to think about a gazetteer is to consider it as the space where debate about a place is managed but not decided. We call our gazetteer Who's On First (or sometimes "WOF" for short). According toWikipedia, Who’s on First:

...is a comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello. The premise of the sketch is that Abbott is identifying the players on a baseball team for Costello, but their names and nicknames can be interpreted as non-responsive answers to Costello's questions. For example, the first baseman is named "Who"; thus, the utterance "Who's on first" is ambiguous between the question ("Which person is the first baseman?") and the answer ("The name of the first baseman is 'Who'"). "Who's on First?" is descended from turn-of-the-century burlesque sketches that used plays on words and names. Examples are "The Baker Scene" (the shop is located on Watt Street) and "Who Dyed" (the owner is named Who). In the 1930 movie Cracked Nuts, comedians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey examine a map of a mythical kingdom with dialogue like this: "What is next to Which." "What is the name of the town next to Which?" "Yes." In English music halls (Britain's equivalent of vaudeville theatres), comedian Will Hay performed a routine in the early 1930s (and possibly earlier) as a schoolmaster interviewing a schoolboy named Howe who came from Ware but now lives in Wye.

Which sort of sums up the problem of geo, nicely. It might be easier, perhaps, if we all understood and experienced the world as coordinate data but we don’t, so the burden of “place” and its many meanings is one we trundle along with to this day.

Our gazetteer is absolutely not finished – both in terms of data coverage as well as data quality – so, in the near-term, you should adjust your expectations accordingly when you approach the data. We are releasing the data now because we believe it is important not just to articulate our goals and intentions around the project but also to back them up with tangible proofs.



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Cope

Aaron Cope

Maker & Sayer, Mapzen
Aaron is Canadian by birth, American by descent, North American by experience et Montréalais au fond. He usually just tells people he is from the Internet. | | Aaron is currently Editor at Large and the creator of the Who's On First project at Mapzen. | | Between 2012 and 2015 he was Head of Engineering at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, responsible for the architecture, implementation and general table-pounding of the... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

11:45am

Where In The World?
Win prizes and show off your geo-nerd cred! Identify places on the surface of the earth and win swag.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

12:00pm

Lunch!
Exhibitors
Sponsors
avatar for DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data and analysis. With the most sophisticated commercial satellite constellation in orbit, we create the world’s smartest images – giving customers the confidence to make the decisions that matter most. Customers everywhere rely on our best-in-class technology, global coverage and 16-year time-lapse image library to provide accurate... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mitchell Earth Sciences Patio 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305

12:30pm

Surprise Entertainment!
Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Mitchell Earth Sciences Patio 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305

1:00pm

Mapping Mamluk Egypt: 14th Century Land Tenure Along the Nile Delta
We will describe the process of building the database and creating/overlaying the historical maps. This will include pictures of the initial and final products presented to our supervisor.

Project commissioned by Lisa Blaydes, Professor of Political Science, Stanford. Research into economic institutions of Mamluk Egypt (14th-15th cent AD). This included building a database of property information(2500 entries with 12 variables) extracted from cadastral survey, and then linking these points to historical map of Egypt. Final phase of research project included analysis of geospatial distribution of wealth and state/privately owned land.

Speakers
VM

Vivan Malkani

Vivan Malkani is a Stanford Undergraduate.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:10pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

1:10pm

Life on the Edge - Improved Forest Cover Mapping in Mixed-Use Tropical Regions
Forests host more species than any other ecosystem, and forest cover is emerging as a critical predictor for taxon-specific turnover in species richness and occurrence. Yet, global tree cover maps are imprecise: the leading high-resolution global tree cover map overestimates cover by up to 40% in a mixed-use tropical forest. As biodiversity loss reaches a critical threshold, It is crucial to understand species dynamics in these regions. Here, I present preliminary research on developing a novel, multi-sensor forest cover mapping method that can be applied to multi-temporal satellite data and test if historic forest cover change can predict observed species richness changes. 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson

I am a first year PhD student working to link remote sensing information to field-based estimates of species richness


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:10pm - 1:20pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

1:30pm

From Maps to Networks: Machine Learning to Automate Historical Cartographic Data Vectorization

Taking images of raster maps, this talk shows one possible method to convert them to graph data, explaining the problems involved and trying to minimize user input.


Speakers
JD

Javier de la Rosa

Javier de la Rosa is a Research Developer at Center for Interdisciplinary Research. He research interests span from graph theory and network dynamics to cultural analytics. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies, a MSc in Artificial Intelligence, and BSc in Computer Engineering.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:30pm - 1:40pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

1:40pm

Kindred London: Turning London's Streets from the 17th to the 20th century into Digital Data.

“Kindred London” is the main element in the second phase of development for the digital humanities project Kindred Britain ( http://kindred.stanford.edu ).

 

This new work involves creating a cutting-edge interactive mapping experiment centered on 17th-20th century London. Our field of study is the British capital as it existed between two massive conflagrations, the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz of 1940. We use as canvases four extraordinarily beautiful maps of the city:

  • Ogilby and Morgan’s London &c. actually Survey’d (1682)
  • John Rocque’s A plan of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and the contiguous buildings... (1745)
  • C. and J. Greenwood’s, Map of London, from an actual Survey made in the Years 1824.1825 & 1826, 2nd edn. (1830)
  • the Ordnance Survey’s five feet to the mile mapping of London (1893-95).

Our goal is to bring advanced computational and visualization techniques, such as route-finding, to the study of the past and to the history of mapped spaces. And for us success means not so much providing clear-cut, analytic answers to specific research questions, as it does in enabling something more poetic, speculative and open-ended. On a foundation of deep scholarship, we want our users to explore the vanished world of London in a way that is almost like a subjective, physical experience.


Speakers
SG

Stanley Gu

Stanley Gu is an Undergraduate at Stanford University


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:40pm - 1:50pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

2:00pm

Why does The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Need Innovation and You?

NGA is organizing itself so that commercial and academic innovators increasingly become critical teammates.  How are we looking to do that and why?   And what opportunities are there for the academic community?


Speakers
avatar for Tara Gattis

Tara Gattis

Analyst, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Ms. Tara Gattis serves as the NGA Outpost Valley (NOV) Analysis Lead. Prior to joining the team, Ms. Gattis served in various analytic and leadership positions. She most recently led the Automated GEOINT Exploitation Working Group, providing strategy for the integration of new technical capabilities, tools, and automation for GEOINT analysis as well as spearheading the integration of non-traditional sources for the Agency.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:00pm - 2:15pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

2:15pm

Google Earth Engine: What is Google Earth Engine?

Earth Engine is a platform for petabyte-scale scientific analysis and visualization of geospatial datasets, both for public benefit and for business and government users.

Earth Engine stores satellite imagery, organizes it, and makes it available for the first time for global-scale data mining. The public data archive includes historical earth imagery going back more than forty years, and new imagery is collected every day. Earth Engine also provides APIs in JavaScript and Python, as well as other tools, to enable the analysis of large datasets.


Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Clinton

Nicholas Clinton

Developer Advocate, Google Earth Engine, Google
Nick Clinton is on the Earth Engine developer relations team. He received a bachelors, masters and PhD from the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. From 2008-2011, Nick worked in the Airborne Sensor Facility of NASA Ames Research Center, producing science quality calibrated imagery and supporting sensor maintenance for thermal, multispectral and hyperspectral imagers. From 2012-2015, he was on the faculty of... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:45pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

2:45pm

American Panorama and beyond: pushing the envelope with CARTO at Stamen Design
Speakers
avatar for Alan McConchie

Alan McConchie

Lead Cartographer, Stamen Design, Stamen Design
Alan McConchie works at the intersection of cartography, software, and data science. He loves making cartographic visualizations that reveal new ways of seeing the world, and is passionate about creating tools that help people create their own maps and tell their own spatial stories. At Stamen, he co-founded Maptime, a series of beginner-focussed meetups for teaching about open source map-making. Alan currently sits on Maptime's board of... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

3:15pm

Mapbox Drive: Building Global Traffic Data to Power Navigation
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.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Herlocker

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 the creator of Turf, a JavaScript GIS engine designed for analyzing location data, along with dozens of other open source data science tools for processing high... Read More →



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

3:45pm

Where in the World?
Win fantastic prizes and deomonstrate your Geo-Nerd cred!

Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:45pm - 4:00pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

4:00pm

DigitalGlobe Closing Talk: Location Intelligence for a Changing Planet – Who cares and Why?
Speakers
OD

Orla Dermody

Orla is a Product Manager for the Platform at Digital Globe where she works with a team of engineers and scientists to design and build incredibly useful products to delight customers. She came to Digital Globe from DuPont, Switzerland where she lead environmental stewardship and product management for sunflower, corn and canola, while at DuPont she saw first-hand the power of geospatial knowledge to inform decision making. With a PhD from... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
 
Thursday, November 17
 

9:00am

EE101A : Getting Started with the Google Earth Engine API

The Earth Engine API (application programming interface) provides the ability to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery.  This session is geared toward people who would like to analyze satellite and vector data. The session will be hands-on, using the Earth Engine Javascript code editor. This part of the class will focus on accessing imagery, creating composites, and running analyses over stacks of images.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with at least one software language (Javascript or Python is a plus!), or at least not be afraid of learning as we go.


Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Clinton

Nicholas Clinton

Developer Advocate, Google Earth Engine, Google
Nick Clinton is on the Earth Engine developer relations team. He received a bachelors, masters and PhD from the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. From 2008-2011, Nick worked in the Airborne Sensor Facility of NASA Ames Research Center, producing science quality calibrated imagery and supporting sensor maintenance for thermal, multispectral and hyperspectral imagers. From 2012-2015, he was on the faculty of... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Hive Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, RM 050. 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

1:30pm

Armchair Crisis Response: An Introduction to Mapping with OpenStreetMap and the HOT Task Manager

OSM GeoWeek calls on teachers, students, community groups, governments, private sector organizations, and map-lovers around the world to come together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world. The purpose of this event is to actively contribute to OpenStreetMap.

 This year, OSM GeoWeek will be held during the week of November 14th.

 OSM GeoWeek presents a great opportunity for students and colleagues alike to participate in something both meaningful and fun just before final exams. As you know, participants don’t need any special expertise, just basic computer skills. Please see

http://osmgeoweek.org/

Missing Maps project - a joint effort founded by the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Doctors Without Borders (MSF-UK). The objective of Missing Maps is simple: to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world

 so that local and international NGOs, communities, and individuals can use the maps and the data to better prepare for and respond to crises affecting the areas. The project seeks to literally and figuratively put people, and their communities, on the map.

 Missing Maps takes an open, collaborative, and community-based approach and is powered by the enthusiasm and hard work of digital/remote volunteers both in the US and abroad. Please see

http://www.missingmaps.org/

 Since the project started in 2014, over 13,500 volunteers have participated, collectively putting 20.5 million people on the map in OSM. We would love your help in helping this number to grow! To learn more about hosting a mapathon please

 see http://www.missingmaps.org/host/.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Levine

Sarah Levine

Empirical Research Fellow, Stanford Law School


Thursday November 17, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305
 
Friday, November 18
 

9:00am

Introduction to GIS using QGIS

The first in a series of workshops given by the Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC). This introductory session will focus upon the fundamental concepts and skills needed to begin using Geographic Information Systems software for the exploration and analysis of spatial data using the open QGIS platform.

Topics will include: 

What is GIS? 

Spatial Data Models and Formats

Projections and Coordinate Systems

Basic Data Management

The ArcMap User Interface 

Simple Analysis using Visualization

For convenience, attendees are encouraged to arrive with QGIS already installed. You can find the installers, here:

Windows users should use the OSGeo4W Network Installer with the Desktop Express Install available at http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html

Mac users should use the installers available at http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/qgis

 

Speakers
AL

Ana Lucrecia Rivera

SJSU
Ana Lucrecia is Production Specialist from Synergis at Google and a student of the Geography graduate program at San Jose State University. She has been using Geographic Information Systems to conduct research on urban planning topics since she was an architecture student in Mexico. | | Her thesis project proposed an urban regeneration based on a GIS analysis. Still, she felt that her profession was missing a true environmental knowledge and... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Stanford Geospatial Center / Branner Library Teaching Corner Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305