University of Idaho Library
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GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
The UI Library is hosting a GIS Day event that will include presentations that span a variety of GIS-related topics and posters that will be displayed about GIS-related projects. This event will take place on the 1st floor of the library.
Contact Bruce Godfrey (firstname.lastname@example.org, ph. 208-292-1407) for more information.
Student posters will be on display on the 1st floor of the library. Come browse the gallery and learn about some exciting research students are doing using GIS.
|10:00 am||Crowd-sourcing quality control through ArcGIS Online
Thomas Laxson, GIS Analyst, National Gap Analysis Program, U of I
|ESRI's ArcGIS Online for Organizations facilitates data sharing as well as collaborative data editing. The Gap Analysis Program (GAP), which creates wildlife range and distribution datasets, beta-tested this new, user-friendly GIS platform. GAP data was made available, within ArcGIS Online, to state wildlife agencies for review and refinement. In this presentation, we will discuss the benefits and the limitations of this nascent GIS environment.|
|10:30 am||"I’ve Been Everywhere": The Digital Map Room
Alex Kyrios, Catalog Librarian - Library
|The digital Map Room is a geographic portal to several of the UI's most prominent digital collections. Using Google technology, the map displays photos and documents, and even videos for topics such as historical Moscow, Northwest dams, and even Vandal football games. You'll also learn how you can map your own data using Google Fusion Tables.|
|11:00 am||Climate Visualization Through Geoprocessing Services
Stephen Fricke, GIS Programmer – Geography
|I am in the process of creating geoprocessing services which allow a user to easily access and visualize climate data. The
geoprocessing services allow the access of data for a very specific area of interest, for a specific period of time of interest. Once these extents have
been defined, the services I have created allow the capability to create a wide array of maps graphs. I have built a solid foundation in creating these
geoprocessing services, so that new services can easily be created which suite a clients unique interests and needs.
|11:30 am||BREAK and Prize Drawing!||Register at the event to win!|
|12:00 pm||Wow, new ways to share LiDAR and LiDAR-derived products!
Bruce Godfrey, GIS Specialist – Library
|New tools for sharing and visualizing LiDAR data will be demonstrated. With the recent release of ESRI ArcGIS 10.1 there are some exciting new ways to make LiDAR data accessible to a broad range of users. Come check-out some of these new tools and provide feedback on services for LiDAR data that you feel would be useful.|
|12:30 pm||Customizing the ESRI Geoportal Server
Ed Flathers, Graduate Student, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
|The ESRI Geoportal Server is a web-based system designed for cataloging data collections using metadata records. It comes out-of-the-box with a wide variety of capabilities, but does not support storage of actual data within its catalog, only metadata that describe the data. The Northwest Knowledge Network has added custom functionality to the Geoportal Server to allow it to warehouse data in addition to metadata. We will present a demo of the added functionality and provide a broad overview of the customization process.|
|1:00 pm||Library Map Room Tour
Christine Gray, Library Assistant III
|Come for a tour of the UI Library Map Room and see where more than 121,000 maps, numerous aerial photographs, and 1,300+ atlases are stored. Christine will show you where the various collections are filed and how to locate maps and photographs.|
|1:30 pm||Creating Land Use Maps at a Localized Scale
Virginia Batha, Graduate Student, Landscape Architecture
|Acquisition of data at refined scales can often be difficult, time consuming, and expensive. Land use maps are commonly used, sought after data sets, and are no exception to the statement above. Using Latah County as a prototype, we were able to create a refined, affordable land use map in a GIS using county tax and parcel data and NAIP aerial imagery. During this presentation, we will demonstrate the steps used to create our map, as well as our methods' advantages and disadvantages.|
|2:00 pm||Prize Drawing!||Register at the event to win!|
Learn more about GIS Day at http://www.gisday.com.