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Friday, February 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Spatial Analysis & Visualization II (AICP)

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This session showcases innovative ways to approach data analysis and visualization that influence the world we live in.

  • Using Geodesign for Land Planning: Examples from a Landscape Architecture Studio
             R. Alfred Vick, PLA, LEED Fellow
    Geodesign can enable more sustainable land planning and design. Utilizing GIS to visualize and evaluate alternative land use scenarios provides planners with feedback about the benefits and impacts of each alternative. Feedback may include indicators of the provision of ecosystem services, which is a focus of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) V2 Rating System, in addition to other relevant indicators. This information can be useful to decision-makers seeking to identify the most sustainable alternative. This presentation will illustrate the geodesign process with case studies from a University of Georgia landscape architecture studio, including the application of the weighted overlay process to develop a suitability analysis and the LUCIS model to generate proposed land use scenarios.

  • Spatial Analysis of Wildfire Occurrences in North Carolina Using the R Project for Statistical Computing
             David Jones
    Wildfire occurrence point data and significant fire polygons were formatted using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and analyzed using the free and open source R Project for Statistical Computing. Additionally, data were interrogated using Netica, a payware Bayesian statistical software package developed by Norsys Software Corporation. This presentation will outline the procedure used to prepare spatial data for analysis, the steps taken to perform the statistical analyses, and a discussion of the findings. Lessons learned, tips, and tricks for formatting large datasets will be included in the discussion.

  • Point Cloud in Your Pocket
             Stephen Mather
    OpenDroneMap is an Open Source Toolkit for processing Civilian Drone Imagery, or balloon imagery, or kite imagery, or even street view imagery. As small unmanned aerial systems have dropped in price and become readily affordable, software for making meaningful geographic data from civilian drones has not. Until now. OpenDroneMap is fully Open Source postprocessing tool for highly overlapping unreferenced imagery, turning the unstructured data (simple photos) into structured data. What kind of structured data? How about colorized point clouds, digital surface models, textured digital surface models, and orthophotography? The project can be found at http://opendronemap.github.io/odm/. This session will act as an introduction to OpenDroneMap, give an overview of what the current status of the project is, detail what the anticipated next steps are in the project, and how you can participate as a user or contributor.


Moderators
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →

Speakers
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R. Alfred Vick, PLA, LEED Fellow

Georgia Power Professor in Environmental Ethics, University of Georgia
Alfie is the Georgia Power Professor in Environmental Ethics at the University of Georgia. He is a licensed landscape architect and a LEED Fellow. His work focuses on preserving and enhancing the functioning of natural systems while effectively and attractively integrating human use. At the University of Georgia’s College of Environment & Design he teaches landscape ecology and sustainable design and collaborates with other researchers in the... Read More →
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David Jones

GIS Coordinator - Branch Head, Geospatial Services Branch, N.C. Forest Service
Mr. Jones holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Ecosystem Assessment from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Geospatial Information Science and Technology program while pursuing a Computer Programming Certificate, both via distance education at NCSU. He has a diverse background in natural resource assessment and management with over 12 years of experience studying and working in the field, utilizing GIS... Read More →
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Stephen Mather

GIS Manager, Cleveland Metroparks
Stephen has been working in GIS, Planning, and related fields since 1998, working for the last 7 years as the GIS Manager for Cleveland Metroparks. He has been interested in the application of computer vision to geospatial analyses since 2004, and has recently initiated the OpenDroneMap project (http://opendronemap.org), a project to bring together and extend a suite of open source computer vision software for use with UAS (drone) and street... Read More →


Friday February 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 302 B