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Friday, February 27 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Spatial Analysis & Visualization I (AICP)

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This session showcases innovative ways to create meaningful depictions of data that help us reveal patterns, identify concerns, and create useful tools for professionals of all types.

  • What Does Terrestrial Resilience to Climate Change Look Like for Natural Areas?
             Margaret Fields
    Using geophysical settings, landscape diversity and local connectedness, The Nature Conservancy has identified networks of resilient sites across the southeastern United States. These include models that measure a site’s physical complexity (landform variety, elevation range, and wetland density) and permeability (local connectedness and regional flow patterns). The metrics were calculated for a nine-state region in the Southeast US, and as part of the results, we compare the resilient sites identified in the report with sites previously identified by TNC for their significant biodiversity.

  • Reviewing Urban Renewal Online
             Eric Brelsford
    Urban Reviewer is a comprehensive guide to all 150 urban renewal master plans in New York City. An impressive work of opening up public data, while providing an interactive map that makes it easy to browse this complex information.

  • Environmental Hazard & Safety (EHS) Site Plan Mapping – A Data Driven Pages Approach
             Kathi Cotney
    This talk will give an overview of EHS Site Plan development for the City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Facility Maps using Data Driven Pages. The NC Fire Code requires that qualifying EHS Facilities have site plans in the event of an emergency. This project was part of Phase 2 of the City of Raleigh’s Environmental Hazard & Safety Planning Process.

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Doug Newcomb

Cartographer, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Lidar, Open Source Geospatial Software, Endangered Species

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Eric Brelsford

Lead Software Developer and Data Analyst, 596 Acres
Eric is a freelance computer programmer and mapmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He contributes his technical and data knowledge to 596 Acres, an organization that maps vacant, publicly owned land in New York City. In the summer of 2014 596 Acres launched Urban Reviewer, a map of urban... Read More →
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Margaret Fields

GIS and Invasive Species Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy
Margaret has worked in GIS for seventeen years. Her most recent projects include assessing freshwater resources in North Carolina, using InVEST to look at nutrient loading on the lower Cape Fear River, and analyzing longleaf pine forest habitat to inform TNC's land acquisition priorities... Read More →
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Kathi Cotney, GISP

President, Spatial Analysis, Inc.
Kathi is the Lead Consultant for Spatial Analysis, Inc. She has worked in non-profit, utilities, architect & engineering firms, and private business. Kathi is the co-founder of the Triangle Area GIS (TAG) professional social networking site.

Friday February 27, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Room 302 B

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