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Friday, February 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Data By and For the People! (AICP)

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Citizens, students, private companies and other community members are increasingly involved in the development of geospatial data resources. Learn more about these efforts and the benefits, issues and best practices associated with public participation mapping initiatives.

  • National Map Corps: Crowdsourcing Map Features for the USGS
             Silvia Terziotti
    The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps ( TNM Corps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete points, and correcting existing data for The National Map database. The Adopt-a-Quad program encourages citizen participation and updates. How has this program changed the way USGS updates its maps and how will it be expanded in the future?

  • Wake County Open Data: Where Will It Take You?
             Carter Vickery, Bill Scanlon
    Wake County has created an Open Data Site that offers the public a user friendly way to discover, preview, filter and download Wake County Data in a variety of formats. We have engaged in Open Data events in the Triangle to understand the data needs of this entrepreneurial community of new users of GIS data and services. The platform offers the ability for Municipal Partners to easily provide their live, Open Data via the site and for our data to be discovered by State and Federal Open Data Sites.

  • Citygram Charlotte: Subscribe to Your City
             Jim Van Fleet
    Created by the City of Charlotte's Code for America fellowship in 2014, Citygram is a geographically-relevant notifications platform that is powered by open data. It allows citizens to designate geographic area(s) they are interested in, subscribe to specific topics, and receive information when something they’ve subscribed to happens in their area.

    With Citygram, citizens can choose a topic of interested (which is powered by a department’s open data feed), enter an address (perhaps home or work), select the area that’s important , and decide how to be notified (text message or email). Citizens can also take a peek at recent events in their areas of interest, and get a sense for the frequency of notifications for the area selected.

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Scott Barnwell, GISP

Business and Public Technology Manager, City of Asheville
Scott Barnwell serves as the Business and Public Technology Manager for the City of Asheville where he promotes greater government transparency and an improved citizen experience with local government. As a technology professional, Scott manages the city's enterprise business applications... Read More →

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Jim Van Fleet

President/Founder, it's bspoke
In addition to being a leader of the software development community in Charlotte, Jim Van Fleet is President and founder of it's bspoke, a boutique software consultancy. His monthly startup newsletter has reached over one thousand subscribers. He has been programming computers p... Read More →
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Carter Vickery, GISP, MBA

Senior GIS Analyst, Wake County GIS
Carter is a member of the Wake County Open Data Group, and has worked with the team to craft the initial Open Data policy elements and the Beta site. She enjoys engaging with the Open Data Community to share ideas around apps and data.
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Bill Scanlon

Open Data & Innovation Coordinator, Wake County GIS
Bill is part of a collaborative effort to develop Open Data & Innovation programs at Wake County. He has led the creation of an Open Data Group and has worked with the team to craft the vision, the policy elements and the approach for the program at Wake County.

Silvia Terziotti

GIS Specialist, US Geologic Survey, South Atlantic Water Science Center
Silvia Terziotti works with USGS Water Science Centers as a GIS Specialist on projects ranging from the preparation and analysis of geospatial data for hydrologic analysis; development of innovative ways to incorporate high density elevation surfaces into hydrologic studies; and flood... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 305 A/B

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