See below for a free webinar series of potential interest, offered by the Johns Hopkins University Energy and Environmental Programs Speaker Series, "Making Sense of COVID-19 Data through Geospatial Technology":
About the Johns Hopkins webinar series:
The novel COVID-19 pandemic has already profoundly impacted the world in ways that have not been seen for generations and the full effects have yet to be quantified. Geospatial Technology plays a critical role in understanding and combating the virus threat. Learn how Geographic information Systems Technology (GIS) is being leveraged as a powerful data visualization and analysis tool for making science-based spatial decisions that have real-world consequences. Explore how COVID-19 epidemiology data, location intelligence, and map visualization technology are used to support a variety of pandemic web maps, graphs and applications used to raise awareness, inform public decision-making, and guide policy decisions on a global scale. Through this speaker series, attendees will gain an understanding of: cutting-edge geospatial practices used in epidemiology (past and present), the use and application of GIS on a global scale, the biological nuance of the Coronavirus, and how COVID-19 data can be and is used by city, counties, states and government to make critical decisions.
In Part 1, industry experts will be sharing experiences and big picture workflows of using geospatial technology to display and analyze COVID-19 data. Speakers include:
Enhseng (Frank) Dong, PhD Candidate from Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard Team
Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri.
This is the first of a four-part series. You can register for all parts using the links below:
Register for Part 1: June 3rd
Register for Part 2: June 17th
Register forPart 3: July 1st
Register forPart 4: July 15th
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map (Webinar 4/30 @ 12pm)Read Now
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map
Maps make data understandable, powerful and memorable. Join this session to learn how to use our “Storytelling Template” to quickly build an interactive experience with high-quality map visuals. This storytelling format — sometimes called “scrollytelling” — lets you include as much context as you want, and define the locations your users look at. It’s a great way to bring stories to life.
You’ll learn how to...
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
Women in GIS ( https: // womeningis. Wildapricot.org/ )
Webinar: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Title: Social Justice featuring Ms. Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagarcia/
This talk explores how a young GIS professional, Ms. Sophia Garcia uses GIS to focus on achieving social justice during international women’s month. In this webinar, participants will:
To register for this webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/526079336101984779?source=WomenInGIS
Sophia Garcia is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the pursuit of social justice in disadvantaged communities. She is part of a new team helping the foundation move towards the utilization of big data and maps to enhance the work of the foundation. Sophia knows that data is knowledge and believes that nonprofits can reach a greater audience with specific data and maps for their organizations.
Sophia’s experience with GIS began at Wellesley College, where she is recognized as being among the first students to utilize GIS in an academic setting. Since then she has further enhanced her experience with GIS in various industries including, agriculture, transportation planning, public works, and academics. Agencies she’s worked for include Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG), Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards and Kern County Department of Public works. Each industry has allowed her to see the breath/reach that GIS has across diverse industries.
Sophia is a founding member of the URISA Equity and Social Justice (E&SJ) Committee that works to develop educational materials to help GIS professionals better address issues of equity into their work and to help decision-makers and social justice organizations utilize GIS technology. Sophia is the co-facilitator for the E&SJ GIS Special Interest Group at the ESRI UC, and she was awarded the 3rd place in the collegian student category at the 2016 ESRI UC, for her map highlighting student protests across the country in support of University of Missouri student’s #ConcernedStudent1950. Sophia has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College and was in the inaugural graduating class of the GIS certificate at California State University Bakersfield.
During her free time, Sophia enjoys white water kayaking and rafting on the Kern River and hiking with her dog a labradoodle named Koda.
Brian Tomaszewski, Director, Center for Geographic Information Science & Technology, and also School of Interactive Games & Media. Rochester Institute of Technology.
Serious 3D GIS Games for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking
This presentation will share lessons learned from a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Site at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) that investigated combining open geodata, Esri City Engine and the Unity game development environment to create immersive, serious 3D game environments to build disaster resilience spatial thinking skills. A case study of the research applied to Hurricane Harvey disaster response will be presented.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
11:30am – 1:00pm
Please register for Serious 3D GIS Games for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking on Dec 10, 2019 11:30 AM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
There’s still time to register for Build your own 3D map with LIDAR point clouds.
If you’ve seen a semi-autonomous car before, you’ve probably seen a LIDAR (Light detection and ranging) sensor. LIDAR enables a semi-autonomous car to detect surroundings with lasers; it can be used to create 3D elevation maps to help farmers to increase efficiency and it can be used to visualize buildings on a map in really high detail to showcase your real estate portfolio.
We’ll have some fun using a very familiar landmark in Florida as an example.
Be entertained while learning how to:
Build your own 3D map with LIDAR point clouds
Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
To Register: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=email-2&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpSalpUbGtNMkptTkRjMSIsInQiOiIwa0o1S1wvTHhiSnhTQnlyRDY4NnVGYktcL21GNGV3V3YxQVJ2OEhLWlNqS1wvdDkrTFBGdWVrNzlxZHZaY1h4UnVUbTZxMXVkY2tDNXJ5ZEt6bW54YjlYclNBNWFZdmx2YVJiekpLSmM3RndWZ3ZFZWk2MHBKRWVEWDNsM3ZieTJQTyJ9&eventid=2050226&sessionid=1&key=1E2D917BF6CEA4B5327F2104141D0EAE®Tag=&sourcepage=register
A webinar that may be of interest, should you wish to learn about Esri’s Python data science tools, leveraging ArcGIS API for Python, ArcPy, and ArcGIS Notebooks.
Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Registration and additional information: https://www.esri.com/en-us/landing-page/product/2019/arcgis-notebooks-pycon-2019
Event: "SCGIS: Earth’s vital signs: Planetary-scale monitoring with Google Earth Engine".
When: May 15, 2019 @ 11AM PT
Where: Online Webinar
Satellites have been systematically collecting imagery and scientific measurements of our changing planet for more than 40 years, yet until recently this treasure trove of “big data” has not been online and readily available for high-performance data mining. The Google Earth Engine platform (earthengine.google.com) was developed to facilitate “turning pixels to knowledge” at global scale for societal benefit. Earth Engine hosts online a multi-petapixel public data catalog, updating daily, together with tools that support massively-parallel geospatial analysis on datasets such as satellite and aerial imagery, weather and climate.
As initiator and leader of Google Earth Engine, Rebecca Moore will describe the experiences of applying Google's mapping tools to the world's pressing problems in areas such as environmental conservation, human rights and creating a sustainable society.
The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) presents this webinar in partnership with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS).
Read more and register at:
Shoreline Mapping Data and Products
April 11, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time
Presenter: Tim Blackford, NGS
The NGS Coastal Mapping Program produces the national shoreline and other critical data used to update the NOAA nautical charts. The data is also used by coastal resource managers and others for GIS analysis, coastal modeling, and as the baseline for defining U.S. territorial limits. This webinar will provide an overview of how the NGS Remote Sensing Division collects, processes, and delivers shoreline mapping data and products.
Technical Content Rating: Intermediate - Some prior knowledge of the topic is helpful.
Learn more about the NGS Shoreline Mapping Program:
As a reminder, the NGS Webinar Series hosts presentations on various topics related to NGS programs, projects, products and services to educate constituents about NGS activities.
Telling your Geoscience Story with Story Maps
1pm Eastern/Noon Central/11am Mountain/10am Pacific Time Thu 14 Mar 2019
Communicating results of geoscience investigations to a diverse set of audiences will grow in importance in our 21st Century World. Communicating science is and will remain important to the entire community. GIS will continue to expand as an important tool for spatial analysis and visualization. Story maps are web mapping applications that provide geoscientists with the ability to combine 2D and 3D maps, audio, video, photographs, and narrative that can be shared with research colleagues, or the general public, and embedded in web pages and online presentation tools. This webinar will quickly give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make your own maps for telling your own story.
Speaker: Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP, Education Manager, Esri
Free registration here: