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Technical Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 19


Technical Session. GIS empowers Policy Makers to analyze, inform and engage
AUTHORS: Pat Cummens, Esri

ABSTRACT: GIS was once the best kept secret in government, but forces like the iniquitousness of the web, easy to use applications, mobile devices, abundance of data and higher expectations have combined to changed that.  Policy makers have discovered the power of GIS to inform policy making and better communicate with constituents. Government leaders now realize that GIS can transform big data and can visualize it and make it easier to understand.  Which can then drive evidence based decision making and help evaluate policy impacts by geography.  In the U.S., both the White House and Congress now use GIS to shed light on the nation’s most pressing challenges.  Issues like spending, labor, healthcare, energy, environment, and border security all have geographic components and affect citizens everywhere, maps help communicate these issues in an interactive way. More and more, maps provide the bridge connecting policy makers with the public, and open data efforts are fueling the creation of more impactful maps than ever before.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 8:45am - 9:15am


Technical Session. GIS Professional Certification (GISP) - Latest Changes to the Certification Program
AUTHORS: Steve Sharp, GIS Certification Institute (Board Member)

ABSTRACT: The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) and its Member organizations have supported the creation and evolution of the GIS Professional (GISP) certification program for over a decade. The GISP certification process has evolved and matured over this time, with the most recent change being the introduction of a certification exam. This presentation will outline the requirements of the GISP certification program, with specific focus on recent changes that will impact existing and new GISPs.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am


Technical Session. OnTheMap: The Road to Employment Dynamics
AUTHORS: Alexandra Barker, David Kraiker - U.S. Census Bureau, Data Dissemination Branch

ABSTRACT: This workshop is designed for data users who want to research local workforce and employment trends. The course content will include training on navigating the Local Employment Dynamics website and exploring LED tools including On the Map and QWI. These tools allow data users to analyze employment, hiring, job creation and destruction, earnings and much more for workers by industry through charts, maps, and interactive tables.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am