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Technical Session [clear filter]
Monday, October 17


Technical Session. GIS as a Service Learning Course
AUTHORS: Peggy Minnis, Pace University

ABSTRACT: Pace University requires each student to complete a service learning course. Over the years, GIS has served as such a course, sending students into communities and organizations to determine how GIS can help provide information and maps for making decisions. Along the way, students learn the complexity and difficulty in dealing with volunteer or community organizations and in getting accurate or useful information. Several class projects will be used as examples. Projects that were undertaken and abandoned will be reviewed, with possible reasons why they could not be completed by an undergraduate class.

Monday October 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am


NEW - Technical Session. Communicating Science through Story Maps
AUTHORS: Emily Wilson, University of Connecticut 

ABSTRACT: The University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has a long history of making applied research results usable and accessible to audiences covering a wide range of technical ability.   CLEAR has successfully translated science-based complicated information into multi-media experiences with story maps.  The ability to organize and combine data, maps, information, text and graphics is powerful and effective.  The presentation will be a tour of several CLEAR story maps with a  focus on the way information is conveyed as well as techniques for doing so in a story map.

Monday October 17, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am


Technical Session. Map@Syst: promoting the use of online mapping for outreach and engagement in Cooperative Extension and beyond
AUTHORS: Shane Bradt, University of New Hampshire

ABSTRACT: Map@Syst website provides an opportunity to both inspire people with examples of how online maps can be used for outreach and engagement, and provide support for those who need help learning how to make and share maps online.

Monday October 17, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm