Oak forests: standing the test of time? Using GIS to map historic landscape conditions of Western New York

Please join us for our October Program at the Dolomite Lodge. Stephen Tulowiecki , from SUNY Geneseo, will discuss “Oak forests: standing the test of time? Using GIS to map historic landscape conditions of Western New York.” A picnic lunch will be served following the presentation. 

When:  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Dolomite Lodge

3100 Atlantic Ave

Penfield, NY 14526

Cost:    $5 (Pay at door)

Oak forests: standing the test of time? Using GIS to map historic landscape conditions of Western New York

Stephen Tulowiecki – SUNY Geneseo

YouTube video: http://bit.ly/2vcsVol
 
This talk introduces a project that is currently underway at SUNY Geneseo and the University at Buffalo, funded by the National Science Foundation. This project is using GIS in combination with various historical datasets to study oak-dominated forests in Western New York – an important forest type that, like oak forests throughout the Eastern US, has declined over the past two centuries. The first step in this multi-phased project is to map the historic ranges of oak species in WNY to determine which environmental (e.g. soil) and human (e.g. Native American land use) factors shaped their past distributions. This research combines unique historic datasets in GIS, such as land survey records of the 18th and 19th centuries, historic atlases of the 19th century, and records of past Seneca Iroquois settlement. The talk will also cover the many ArcGIS tools and extensions used to assist in this project. This GIS/SIG program is recommended for anyone with interest in historical GIS, or who would like to learn about the natural and cultural history of Western New York. The talk answers many questions more broadly: What was the natural landscape of Western New York like before European settlement? How can mapping different types of historical records in GIS help to reconstruct past landscape conditions? And do historical records reveal evidence of past Native American modification to forested landscapes?

Lake Ontario Level Modeling and UAV Demonstration

Please join us for our June Program at Sunnyside Lodge in Black Creek Park. Justin Cole, from Barton & Loguidice, will discuss “Lake Ontario Level Modeling.”  A picnic lunch will be served following the presentation. Greg Hale, P.E. from HaleTIP will present a 30 minute UAV demonstration at 1 pm right after lunch (weather dependent).

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When:  Tuesday, June 13th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Black Creek Park – Sunnyside Lodge

              3835 Union Street

              North Chili, NY 14514 

Cost:    $5 (Pay at door)

Lunch: BBQ

Before Lunch Program: Lake Ontario Level Modeling
Justin D. Cole, GISP – Barton & Loguidice
15 years of studying Lake Ontario has shown what a dynamic system it is. Join me for a presentation on methods and results from my research modeling the lake levels and it’s impact on the shoreline.

Link to Presentation: ow.ly/LPdV30cyhWL

After Lunch Program: Greg Hale, P.E. from HaleTIP will present a 30 minute UAV demonstration at 1 pm right after lunch (weather dependent) on the following.

  • Preflight checks and regulations.
  • Flight preparation and planning.
  • Short flight mission.
  • Some additional flight techniques.
  • Some hands-on flight controls.
  • Recommended apps to process the data.

PlowTrax: real time monitoring of the City of Rochester’s snow removal operation

Please join us for our December Program in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library (in the new building on the east side of South Ave). Mike Ross from the City of Rochester will present “PlowTrax: real time monitoring of the City of Rochester’s snow removal operation.” Lunch will be served following the presentation.

Link to the City of Rochester’s PlowTrax Site

When: Wednesday, December 14th 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library

115 South Ave

Rochester, NY 14604

The Kate Gleason Auditorium is in the new building on the east side of South Ave. The location is accessible by bus, foot and bicycle. Car parking is available at the South Ave Garage, which is connected to the library. Parking costs $2.00 for the first two hours.

Cost: $5 (Pay at door)

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/GISSIGDecProgram

Developing ArcGIS Web Mapping Applications

Please join us for our September Program at Liberty Lodge in Finn Park. Nick Tonias, from The CEDRA Corporation, will discuss “Developing ArcGIS Web Mapping Applications.” A picnic lunch will be served following the presentation. 

When:  Tuesday, September 13th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Liberty Lodge – Finn Park

              850 Maple Dr

              Webster, NY 14580

Cost:    $5 (Pay at door)

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/Sept2016Program

Developing ArcGIS Web Mapping Applications
Nick Tonias – The CEDRA Corporation

Damage Prevention, a Shared Responsibility

Please join us for our June Program at Sunnyside Lodge in Black Creek Park. Chris Flaherty, from Dig Safely New York, will discuss “Damage Prevention, a Shared Responsibility”. A picnic lunch from Texas Bar-B-Q Joint in Spencerport will be served following the presentation. 

When:  Tuesday, June 21st, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Black Creek Park – Sunnyside Lodge

              3835 Union Street

              North Chili, NY 14514 

Cost:    $5 (Pay at door)

Lunch: Texas Bar-B-Q

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/GISSIGJuneProgram2016

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Location Analytics with ArcGIS Online: Bringing GIS capabilities to the non-GIS crowd

GIS/SIG  December Program


When:
Thursday  December 10, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Where:
Pittsford Library
24 State Street
Pittsford, NY 14534

Cost:
$5 Payable at the door

Registration:Registration Link

Location Analytics with ArcGIS Online: Bringing GIS capabilities to the non-GIS crowd
Presented by Peter Rothfuss – Founder and CEO of the Rothfuss Group, LLC

Business analytics has now become pervasive in most large public and private sector organizations worldwide. These analytic systems basically turn an organization’s data into actionable information by discovering and illustrating patterns, trends and relationships in tabular business data. Typical output is in the form of statistical reports that summarize tabular data, often displayed as graphs and charts.
Location Analytics (LA) extends these systems with thematic mapping and spatial analysis capabilities, making it easy to put data on a map and uncover trends and patterns that are invisible with tables, charts, and graphs alone. For example, Esri Maps for Office, a feature of ArcGIS Online for Organizations (AGOL), delivers complete location analytics functionality to Microsoft Office users, allowing business intelligence analysts, account managers, marketing professionals, operations supervisors, and other knowledge workers to get more out of their data without leaving the business systems they use every day.
GIS professionals are in a unique position to help these non-GIS users start to use location and geography to make better organizational decisions. This presentation will introduce the LA capabilities found in Esri Maps for Office and the AGOL platform and discuss ways that GIS professionals may support and grow this new community, as well as how to better integrate their existing enterprise GIS assets with LA tools to maximize the organizational benefits.

Developing the Monroe County Crash Map

GIS/SIG  September Program


When:
Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Where:
Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library in Rochester, NY.
The Kate Gleason Auditorium is in the new building on the east side of South Ave.  The location is accessible by bus, foot and bicycle.  Car parking is available at the South Ave Garage, which is connected to the library.   Parking costs $2.00 for the first two hours.

Cost:
The presentation is free and open to the public.  We ask for a $5.00 contribution (payable at the door) if you plan to stay for the provided lunch.

Registration:Registration Link

Developing the Monroe County Crash Map
Presented by Michael Governale, President of Reconnect Rochester, and Nicholas Livadas, Founder of Livadas Consulting.

Between 2010-2014 there were 22,389 car crashes in Monroe County, NY which resulted in at least one injury or fatality. The volunteers at Reconnect Rochester developed a way to filter and map this data provided by the New York State Dept. of Transportation. The Monroe County Crash Map they created allows users to interact with each crash and discover the deadliest segments of local roadways.