Are you interested in learning about the cultural significance of trees in French Polynesian archeological sites? What about the shifting patterns of global terrorism? Or perhaps simply discovering possible next steps in your conservation GIS career?
For all of this and more, we invite you to attend the Geospatial Research Symposium on Zoom this Friday, April 3rd, from 12:30 - 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131 . This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, the GRS is a celebration of geospatial information applied at both the student and professional level, and is free and open to the public.
The detailed schedule and breakdown of presentations is as follows:
12:30 - 1:00 PM Student Presentations
· Bronwynn Terrell, M.Ed. 2020. “GIS Mapping, Sacred Trees, and Archaeological Sites of the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea (French Polynesia)”
· Elizabeth Dowker, Class of 2020 - Archaeology summer research experiences
· Megan Gillen, Class of 2020 - “Modeling landward wetland migration under varying sea-level rise scenarios along the York River, VA”
· Claudia Escue, MA/Ph.D. Candidate - Taro Farming in Rurutu French Polynesia
· Ryan Walter, Class of 2020 - ”Using a LiDAR Based DEM to Make a Geologic Map”
· Peter Kinton, GIS Certificate Student 2020. “A Geospatial Analysis of Transgender Homicides from 2015 - 2019”
· Sarah Bomfim, Class of 2020 - “Effects of Al Qaeda’s evolution from a hierarchical organization to a network organization on its pattern of attacks”
1 - 1:30 PM Keynote Address by Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Professor of Computer Science at William & Mary: "The Evolution of Geospatial Information: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities"
1:30 - 2:30 Conservation Careers Panel:
· Adam Jenkins - ESRI Account Manager
· Chris Bruce - GIS Manager at The Nature Conservancy
· Ellie Linden - Conservation Data Analyst NatureServe
· Jacob Leizear - Senior Geospatial Analyst with Chesapeake Conservancy
2:30 - 3:30 Diverse Careers in GIS Panel:
· Allison Bowers - Geographic Information Systems Analyst at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
· Eva Reid - Senior Analyst and Trainer in the D.C. Government's Office of the Chief Technology Officer; Owner and Lead Coach of Eva Reid Consulting, LLC
· Joe Sewash - Virginia Geographic Information Network Coordinator at the Virginia Informational Technologies Agency
· Lorrie Coiner - Geologist at the Virginia Dept of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131
2020 Youth Leadership Camp, October 12-16, in Basque Country. See the attached flyer.
The WFCP Youth Leadership Camp is an opportunity for U.S. students to meet and work with other students from around the world. It is part of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2020 World Congress in Basque Country-Spain, which also includes a Leadership Institute for college administrators and six other pre-cons for college faculty which are organized by the WFCP affinity groups. WFCP Board members TKNIKA (Basque Country, Spain) and the Association of Colleges (UK) are the WFCP 2020 World Congress hosts. (AACC also sits on the WFCP Board and is Vice-Chair for the Americas.)
2020 Youth Leadership Camp activities will include:
Professional facilitators will conduct the Camp workshops and discussion groups. During the last WFCP World Congress in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, students also received one academic credit for their participation.
Bonus for U.S. Students
TKNIKA and the Embassy of France in the United States have agreed to assist U.S. community colleges to extend their experience in Basque Country to 2 weeks (in Spain and France). The extended experience can, for example, include visits to institutions in Spain and/or France according to students’ interests. The extended timing allows community college students to apply for federal study abroad funding, such as Gilman Scholarships (i.e., which has a 2-week minimum). During our discussion at WDI, you stated that ATEI can also provide additional funding. Community colleges can email WFCP Board Member and AACC Director of International Programs & Services Wayne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in accessing the proper points of contact at TKNIKA and the Embassy of France.
Perhaps this free, fun, and rigorous data science analytics MOOC will be of interest to some of you:
Use location to find patterns and tackle complex problems.
Spatial data science allows analysts to extract deeper insight from data using a comprehensive set of analytical methods and spatial algorithms, including machine learning and deep learning techniques. This course explores the application of spatial data science to uncover hidden patterns and improve predictive modeling. You'll work with powerful analytical tools in Esri's ArcGIS software and learn how to integrate popular open data science packages into your analyses.
See the above link to register, for the syllabus, and for more information.
Emerging Professionals Winter Social
The OR-URISA Emerging Professionals are going to the Science Pub! Please join us on the 4th of February for The Science Minded Life, a presentation in OMSI’s Science Pub Portland series. There we will hear Professor Troy Campbell discuss the value of maintaining a science minded attitude in not only ones academic or professional pursuits but also in every day life.
Buy your tickets for $5 through the OMSI website to secure a seat!
The Emerging Professionals will be meeting beforehand at Mt. Hood Brewing for drinks and fellowship. We’ll be walking from their to OMSI at 6:30pm. Just keep an eye out for EP Committee Members wearing name badges!
Similar to last year, Esri has an option for students to attend the Esri User Conference for $125 for the entire week. The one-day complimentary registration option is still available.
Below are detailed instructions for the registration process for either of these options. More information can be found here.
Registration Instructions for UC University Student rate ($125)
Esri is happy to announce the opening date for our new MOOC on spatial data science: February 26, 2020. This free online course will guide participants through the latest ArcGIS capabilities for spatial analysis, machine learning/deep learning, predictive modeling, object detection, and more plus show how to incorporate popular open data science packages into an analysis. All participants receive access to ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Notebooks for use in the course. The course is open to learners worldwide.
Registration is open now at https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5d76dcf7e9ccda09bef61294/spatial-data-science%3A-the-new-frontier-in-analytics/.
Coastal Inundation Mapping course
Puget Sound Community College (Lacey)
Feb. 4-5, 2020 or Feb 6-7, 2020
Registration is now open for NOAA’s 2-day Coastal Inundation Mapping course to be offered on Feb 4-5 and Feb 6-7 at the South Puget Sound Community College.
Prerequisite: One or more years of GIS experience.
This 2-day hands-on training provides an introduction to coastal inundation and coastal inundation mapping methods using GIS. Topics include discussion about different types of coastal inundation (i.e., riverine flooding, shallow coastal flooding, sea level rise, storm surge, tsunami), selection of elevation datasets and datums, mapping fundamentals, spatial methodologies used to map flood areas in a coastal environment, and applications and limitations of various types of inundation products.
Upon completion of the class, you will be able to:
Coastal Inundation Mapping is a technical class focused specifically on data development rather than data use, and therefore requires GIS experience.
(13 AICP CM Credits/ CEP Points)
National Instructor from NOAA:
Matt Pendleton is a GIS Trainer with the NOAA Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the Graduate School at the College of Charleston. He works on a variety of hazard related topics with primary responsibilities including working with the coastal resource management community to build GIS and mapping capacity in the areas of coastal hazards and climate change.
Option 1 - Coastal Inundation Mapping, February 4-5, 9 am-4:30 pm, $175 (14 AICP CM Credits)
Option 2 - Coastal Inundation Mapping, February 6-7, 9 am-4:30 pm, $175 (14 AICP CM Credits)
Lunch is provided.
To register, please visit our website: www.coastaltraining-wa.org
After you fill out the registration form, be sure and click on the “confirm” button. Otherwise, your registration will not go through! You will immediately receive an emailed confirmation and invoice which includes payment instructions. Please print this invoice and mail in with payment (checks only, unless your agency is set up to send funds electronically to Ecology).
Machine Learning in ArcGIS 1-day Workshop | Nov 1, 9 AM – 5 PM | Withycombe 205
Gain understanding pertaining to the intersection of spatial analysis and machine learning through Esri technology and tools. This 1-day workshop will introduce participants to advanced analytic tools in ArcGIS Pro. Integration with external frameworks such as R and Python will also be covered via hands-on analysis examples. Orhun Aydin, Ph.D, researcher and product engineer from the Esri Spatial Statistics team, will be the instructor for this workshop. Participants should have working knowledge of ArcGIS Pro, beginner-level knowledge of R, and beginner-level knowledge of Python. Participants must sign-up to attend by October 28th. RSVP below. Please contact Kuuipo Walsh at email@example.com with any questions.
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The ninth annual OSBEELS Symposium is quickly approaching and we will once again be hosting the College Student Showcase at this year’s event. Similar to prior years, we’re inviting all of our state’s ABET-accredited programs and student engineering and land surveying-related clubs to participate and showcase the great work done by students. We’re extending invitations to student clubs, research teams, campus organizations, and program ambassadors to join this event.
This year’s Symposium will take place on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Salem Convention Center. The event’s program will feature presentations on a wide range of engineering and land surveying topics. We’re planning on having the College Student Showcase event take place during the afternoon portion of the event. There is no cost to host a booth and lunch will be included.
Our Board feels the showcase is a great opportunity for students to display their work, converse with professionals, and learn more about the work being done in our state. Students are invited to arrive early to set up their booths, enjoy lunch, and remain at the event following the College Student Showcase program should they wish too. Please let me know if you have a student group interested in participating!
Here is a new GIS & You article by Fred Lott, KCGIS GIS Analyst: Using R and RStudio as a fast and flexible data exploration tool.
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