GIS day

 

   University of Idaho
   Idaho Commons
   Moscow, Idaho
   November 15, 2017

GIS Day at the University of Idaho is a free event that brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses, and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses.

 

Admission is free and open to everyone.  Coming from off-campus?  Email Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu) for a free 1-day visitor parking permit.

 

Contact Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu, ph. 208-292-1407) with any questions.


Schedule of Events | Sponsors | Parking | Planning Committee | Call for Presentations


 

Schedule of Events

The schedule is being updated as presentation are confirmed so check back often 

Schedule of Events
Time Title/Presenter Description

8:15AM

Doors Open

9:00AM

TBA
Mansour Raad, Senior Software Architect & Big Data Subject Matter Expert at Esri

Moderator: TBA

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms (4th floor)

Mansour RaadTBA.  Learn more about Mr. Raad by reading his bio and see some examples of his work.

 

 

 

Session sponsor:

10:30AM Lightning Talks
Various Presenters

Moderator: Evan Williamson

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms (4th floor)  

Educational and entertaining - presenters will be doing 5-minute presentations (20 slides that automatically advance every 15-seconds) highlighting their GIS-related work.

A Novel Use of GIS to Study Human Disturbance of Cave Environments in Florida
Grant Harley, Department of Geography, University of Idaho
Data collection in cave systems lacks a modern method. Developing a user-friendly, GIS-based method for cave resource inventory that can be used to inform management protocols for caves that are sensitive to human disturbance will be presented.


Using an Online GIS Platform for Managing In-Library Space Usage Data
Rick Stoddart, University of Idaho Library
Academic libraries are creating more diverse learning spaces for students, but measuring how students use these spaces can be a challenge. Online Geographic Information Systems platforms have matured to a point where they offer valuable capabilities for collecting, managing, analyzing, sharing, and visualizing in-library use data for space assessment initiatives. This presentation will report on a pilot project that uses ArcGIS Online to gather evidence of library space usage.


Climate Engine
Katherine Hegewisch, Department of Geography, University of Idaho Library
Climate Engine is a web tool that allows the visualization of maps and time series from large climate and remote sensing datasets.


Wildlife Virtual Reality
Jean-Marc Gauthier, Virtual Technology & Design, University of Idaho
Our team plans to present an overview of several VR environments about rivers and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.


Stories in the Land: Digital 'Deep Maps' of Hemingway Country
Laura Godfrey, Department of English, North Idaho College
This presentation will describe my use of the Story Map, "Mapping Hemingway in Idaho," in college literature classes, highlighting the ways in which digital maps emerge as one tool to help connect 21st century students to Hemingway’s life and writing.

 



11:45AM

Exhibits/Posters
Various Presenters
 

Location: Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms (1st floor)

Exhibits

Presenters will be demonstrating various geospatial technologies for attendees to learn about. This is an informal come-and-go session where attendees can walk around, grab some light refreshments, talk with presenters and learn about interesting technologies and projects.


3D Holographic Map Viewer - HoloMaps on HoloLens

Kevin Dobbins, Center for Digital Inquiry & Learning, University of Idaho Library
This exhibit will feature HoloMaps, the first app of its kind for navigating through a holographic model while simultaneously overlaying real-time data in either a solo or shared experience.  Come check it out! 

HoloLens unit provided courtesy of STEM Revolution.



HoloMaps from Taqtile on Vimeo.


 Google Earth VR
Jessica Wilson-Saia, Center for Digital Inquiry & Learning, University of Idaho Library
This exhibit will feature a Google Earth Virtual Reality demonstration. Explore the world from totally new perspectives. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over Yosemite, or teleport across the globe.



GIS Field Mobility
Allen Cousins, Avista Utilities
Over the years, Avista has implemented many mobile solutions; from partnerships with 3rd party mobile solution providers to configured applications using ArcGIS Online. The presentation will review a number of technologies as well as a number of mobile devices used to meet mobile business needs.


3D Visualization of Tree Harvest on Rathdrum Mountain
Ed DeYoung, Idaho Department of Lands
The use of ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro to create random trees with random heights to fit existing tree density in surrounding areas and show future no tree sites in areas of clear cut harvesting.

Rathdrum Mountain


Coeur d'Alene Tribe UAS Program
Berne Jackson, Coeur d'Alene Tribe GIS
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will be displaying two fixed-wing UAS's and data gathered from them.

UASUSA Tempest
Photo credit:  UASUSA.


Wildland-Urban Interface and Defensible Space
Captain Doug Courson, Kamiah Volunteer Fire Department
This exhibit will feature a simtable which is a table-sized sandbox that can be used to simulate fires (and other events) and displays strategies to fight them. Simtable uses interactive agent-based fire modeling, bringing sand table exercises to life allowing mitigation and fuels planning in a truly interactive experience.




Northwest Knowledge Network - Data Acquisition and Management
Gina Wilson, Northwest Knowledge Network, University of Idaho
Jennifer Hinds, Northwest Knowledge Network, University of Idaho
NKN will be featuring several of their GIS and data management projects and their new UAS data acquisition services.
 


Interactive Virtual Reality Landscapes for Fun and Decision Making
Roger Lew, Virtual Technology & Design, University of Idaho
The exhibit will feature 2 virtual reality worlds for users to experience. The VR worlds feature imaginative engaging elements as well as integrating scientific datasets for decision making support.


Wildlife Virtual Reality
Jean-Marc Gauthier, Virtual Technology & Design, University of Idaho
Our team plans to present several VR environments about rivers and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

Viewers of the virtual reality project can walk up and down a river stream; experiencing above water and underwater, the change of seasons and the surrounding environment. The virtual world covers 62 miles with a precision within 2 inches. The level of detail includes animated water streams, underwater views, ground cover on the river banks, grass, schools of fish, insects, birds and wildlife located under the tree canopies.

Wildlife VR


Using Augmented Reality for 3D Visualizations of Geographic Data
Sera White, CEO, Gravis Technologies
When used correctly, augmented reality can improve the impact of research results. We will demonstrate two augmented reality products that use geographic data to deliver intuitive 3D visualizations. More information:  http://360.gravistech.com

 

Posters

Presenters will be displaying printed poster. This is an informal come-and-go session where attendees can walk around, grab some light refreshments, talk with presenters and learn about their projects.

Using an Online GIS Platform for Managing In-Library Space Usage Data
Rick Stoddart, University of Idaho Library
Academic libraries are creating more diverse learning spaces for students, but measuring how students use these spaces can be a challenge. Online Geographic Information Systems platforms have matured to a point where they offer valuable capabilities for collecting, managing, analyzing, sharing, and visualizing in-library use data for space assessment initiatives. This presentation will report on a pilot project that uses ArcGIS Online to gather evidence of library space usage.


Wildlife Virtual Reality
Jean-Marc Gauthier, Virtual Technology & Design, University of Idaho
An overview of several VR environments about rivers and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.


Using Augmented Reality for 3D Visualizations of Geographic Data
Sera White, CEO, Gravis Technologies
When used correctly, augmented reality can improve the impact of research results. Two augmented reality products that use geographic data to deliver intuitive 3D visualizations will be highlighted.


Climate Engine
Katherine Hegewisch, Department of Geography, University of Idaho Library
Climate Engine is a web tool that allows the visualization of maps and time series from large climate and remote sensing datasets.

 

 

1:45PM

State & Regional Highlights - North Idaho GIS Users Meeting
Pam Bond, Chair - Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee
Ed DeYoung, Idaho Department of Lands
Donna Phillips, City of Hayden

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms (4th floor)

An update on regional and statewide GIS initiatives.

Pam Bond, Chair of the Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee, will be here from Boise to update attendees on the implementation of State GIS Strategic Plan/a> goals, the status of framework layers, and opportunities for involvement/participation.

Additionally, 5-minute highlights from North Idaho GIS Users – professionals, students, and educators alike. Everyone is welcome!/p>

3:30PM Event Concludes

 


 

Sponsors


 EVENT LOCATION:
 Idaho Commons
 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
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The following entities have generously provided financial contributions to help make this a successful event.

   
              


                    


         


        


 EVENT LOCATION:
 Idaho Commons
 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
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Become a Sponsor

If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor of GIS Day at the University of Idaho please make a donation using one of the options:

  1. Online with a credit card
    Go to: http://www.uidaho.edu/giving
    Click the “Make a Gift Online” button
    Under “1. Select a Fund or Priority”
    Start typing in “GIS Day Fund” (the fund title will auto complete) and click on “GIS Day Fund”
    Click “Next” and follow the online payment instructions

  2. By phone
    Call the University of Idaho Gift Administration Office at (208) 885-6796 and give with a credit card. Indicate you are giving to the “GIS Day Fund.”

  3. By mail
    Checks may be mailed to:
    University of Idaho Foundation 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3147 Moscow, ID 83843-3147
    Please have the checks made out to the “University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.” Put “GIS Day Fund” on the check memo line or on a note accompanying the check.

Contact Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu, ph. 208-292-1407) if you have any sponsorship questions.

 

Sponsorship Levels & Entitlements

We welcome any financial contribution but respectfully suggest to following amounts:

Friend: $50
Professional: $100
Corporate: $250 - logo on web page & flyers; banner space; recognition during the event

These contributions may be tax deductible.



 

Parking

The UofI Campus Parking Map shows all parking lots and their associated permit requirements.

For those driving to campus a Visitor Parking Permit is required to park in any of the Gold, Red, or Blue lots. Exempt vehicles do not require a permit.

Contact Bruce Godfrey prior to the event for a one-day Visitor Parking Permit.

GIS Day will take place in the Idaho Commons (highlighted on this map). Lots 19, 56, and 17 are within a few minutes' walk.


 


 

Planning Committee Members

Bruce Godfrey - Chair (Library)
Judy Bielenberg (Library)
Jeremy Kenyon (Library)
Beth Hendrix (Library)
Jessica Martinez (Library)
Patrick Olsen (College of Science - Geography Department)
Evan Williamson (Library)