On November 16th at noon, we will be having a virtual keynote presentation by David J. Kraiker, U.S. Census Bureau titled Census Essentials – Understanding ACS & Decennial Data..
David Kraiker has worked at the Census Bureau for 24 years—first as a Geographer in the New York office, and more recently as a Data Dissemination Specialist. Previously he worked as a cartographer for private mapping companies as well as being a French instructor. David holds a BA from Clark University and a MSc from Rutgers-Newark. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and children, and actively volunteers his time on the environmental commission and shade tree committee within his municipality.
Due to lack of registration and the threat of COVID still present, the 2021 Conference is being postponed to April 2022. On November 16th at noon, we will be having a virtual keynote presentation by David J. Kraiker, U.S. Census Bureau.
Through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York State has set a mandated goal of a zero-emissions electricity sector by 2040, including 70% renewable energy generation by 2030. In this virtual session, Heather Ferrero of Livingston County will be giving a short overview of solar development’s geographic spread in our region – special focus on Livingston County. In addition, Alex Wolf of Scenic Hudson will be demonstrating the new Solar Mapping Tool developed for the Hudson River Valley region (and usable in our region, too!).
Alex Wolf, Conservation Scientist at Scenic Hudson, conducts research and analyses pertaining to Hudson Valley natural resources, with a focus on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience, as well as the ecology and conservation of local flora and fauna. Prior to joining Scenic Hudson, he was a researcher at several institutions including the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Alex has co-authored more than 10 scientific publications. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology and a Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology.
Heather Ferrero, Deputy Planning Director for Livingston County, has been involved with local land use and GIS in Livingston County for 23 years. An avid mapping enthusiast, she earned Bachelors and Masters of Arts degrees in Geography. When not at work, she tends to her family’s treehouse village – including a car and a plane in the trees – in their backyard.
Redistricting is a constitutionally mandated activity that occurs every 10 years following a Census that determines the districts for the House of Representatives. As such, Redistricting is a governmental effort that isn’t talked about much until we get around the time to take a Census. The 2020 Census has concluded, and Redistricting efforts are heating up already as State and Local Governments prepare to redraw boundaries starting in the Summer of 2021. Esri Redistricting is offered as either SaaS or a Managed Services or On-Prem deployment, that enables governments, advocates, and citizens to complete and securely share compliant redistricting plans. It is important to note that Redistricting is a GIS activity done by non-GIS professionals. Often the end users are lawyers, consultants, and activists or advocates who have no formal training in GIS or exposure to our software. Wizard-driven workflows help users who would otherwise not be aware of typical GIS tools or processes.
Christy Tyler is an Associate Professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, an aquatic ecologist with an interest in marine and freshwater ecology, pollution, invasive species and ecosystem restoration.
Nathan Eddingsaas is an Associate Professor in School of Chemistry and Materials Science, an analytical, environmental, atmospheric chemistry whose research focuses on aerosols and particulate matter and their effects of the environment and human health.
Abstract: In the city of Rochester, data transparency is essential for helping citizens to shape the future of their community. In a digital age, however, traditional methods of providing information about the important work of these entities lack the reach and impact of more modern forms of visual communication. This presentation will highlight efforts of the city of Rochester to improve transparency by migrating traditional data sources into ArcGIS “story maps” and dynamic mapping applications, enabling citizens to rapidly access and consume critical information about development activities impacting their communities.
Pam Delaney, GISP, has been working at the City of Rochester for 13 years, and for the past 8 years she has worked in Neighborhood & Business Development as a Senior GIS Analyst. In recent years, Pam has worked to build the NBD Map Gallery in an effort to make the Department more transparent, improved data collection processes throughout NBD, and worked on Strategic Projects such as the launch of the Building Blocks platform.
Due to the recent decisions following the COVID-19 response by New York State, our local colleges, and CDC recommendations, the GIS/SIG board has decided to postpone our annual conference scheduled for March 31st. We are currently looking at rescheduling the conference to the fall and will send additional information as it becomes available.
We appreciate your understanding and patience in this situation. You are currently registered attendees and will have your registration automatically transfer to the new conference date. However, if you would like to request a refund for your paid registration, please contact Jeff Tiede.
We would also like to thank our sponsors, speakers, and everyone who has given time to make this conference great, and we look forward to seeing you later in 2020.
Please join us for our December Program at Wegman’s Theater at RIT Magic Spell Studios. Our talk this meeting will be Serious 3D GIS Games for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking by Brian Tomaszewski from RIT. Lunch will be served after the presentation.
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Where: Wegman’s Theater at RIT Magic Spell Studio 1 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623
Serious 3D GIS Games for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking
Brian Tomaszewski RIT
Abstract: This presentation will share lessons learned from a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Site at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) that investigated combining open geodata, Esri City Engine and the Unity game development environment to create immersive, serious 3D game environments to build disaster resilience spatial thinking skills. A case study of the research applied to Hurricane Harvey disaster response will be presented.
Please join us for our September Program at Pittsford Library. Our talk this meeting will be Taking the Risk out of Vegetation Management: EagleView TreeRisk™ Mapping presented by Shane Jakubec, Christopher Walden, and Daniel Grosche – EagleView. Lunch will be served after the presentation.
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
24 State Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
Taking the Risk out of Vegetation Management: EagleView TreeRisk™ Mapping Shane Jakubec, Christopher Walden, and Daniel Grosche – EagleView
TreeRisk™ helps vegetation managers pinpoint encroachment risks and confidently take action to mitigate them. TreeRisk is more cost-efficient to implement than traditional systems and promotes additional savings with ongoing use. Through the use of imagery, EagleView can efficiently pinpoint precise locations of greatest risk to utility corridors.
We will discuss one current, ongoing project we provide for Vegetation Managers in New York State, the scale to which we produce the deliverables, and future considerations within this specialized field. Also, we will dive into how we leverage GIS for this analysis