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Friday, February 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Serving The Masses (AICP)

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To disseminate vast amounts of data for consumption or decision making requires server level technology. This session focuses on creating unique tools at the server level.

  • Project 596-Vacant Land Mapping in NYC
             Eric Brelsford
    596 Acres started mapping Brooklyn's public vacant land and working with communities to get access to that land in the summer of 2011. Since then it's expanded to cover all five boroughs in New York City and has partnered with groups in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Los Angeles to make similar maps in those cities. As a part of this effort, the 596 Acres team has written an open source platform and has dealt with the sometimes-abundant sometimes-lacking availability of urban landuse data.

  • Prioritization with GIS
             John Farley
    The NCDOT SPOT Online application is a web based tool that allows users to define transportation projects in one of 6 modes: Highway, Bicycle-Pedestrian, Public Transit, Ferry, Rail, and Aviation. Using a wizard-like set of data input screens and a map, users can define a project, mark it's physical location, derive estimated costs, and determine a score for each project. Users can also assign local Input points as a way to provide additional rankings of the importance of a project within a particular geographic area. Project information may be printed and downloaded in a variety of formats. The application was built using HTML and JavaScript with an Oracle database. The GIS components are based upon Esri's ArcGIS for Server technology. Co-developed by Esri and NCDOT development teams, the application was designed and built in less than 6 months in the latter half of 2013.

  • National Park Service GIS Data + OpenStreetMap = Places of Interest
             David Warren
    Like many others, we are huge fans of OpenStreetMap (OSM). We use OSM data in many of our projects, and it is also a critical component of our basemap, Park Tiles. Because of the important role OpenStreetMap plays in our projects and workflows, we have an interest in ensuring OSM coverage for our National Parks is as complete and accurate as possible. Therefore, we want our Parks to be active and engaged citizens in the OpenStreetMap community, and we also want the Park Service as an organization to contribute back to the community in substantive and meaningful ways. The NPS has a wealth of geospatial data that could improve coverage of these areas instantly.

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David Chrest

Research GIS Analyst, RTI International
David Chrest began his GIS career in 1995 at the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA). He is now a Research GIS Analyst at RTI International, located in Research Triangle Park, NC, where he has been the past 17.5 years. David has 20 years of experience... Read More →

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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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John Farley, GISP

Manager, GIS Unit, NC Dept. of Transportation
John is currently the GIS Manager for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Over the last twenty one years, Mr. Farley has worked at all levels of government and the private sector. His work spans many fields of GIS to include local government, transportation, utilities... Read More →
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David Warren

Colorado State Research Associate/ GIS Systems Administrator for National GIS Program, National Park Service
David is the "data guy" on the NPMap team. He primarily focuses on database development, data services, and customer support. He works closely with NPMap's partners to develop and support spatial databases that are leveraged by NPMap. He moved to Colorado after receiving a B.S. in... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 306 A

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