GIS day

 

   University of Idaho
   Idaho Commons
   Moscow, Idaho
   November 15, 2018

GIS Day at the University of Idaho is a free event that brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses, and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses.

 

Admission is free and open to everyone.  Coming from off-campus?  Email Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu) for a free 1-day visitor parking permit.

 

Contact Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu, ph. 208-292-1407) with any questions.


Call for Presentations

Schedule of Events | Sponsors | Parking | Planning Committee


 

Schedule of Events

 

Schedule of Events
Time Title/Presenter Description

8:15AM

Sign In - Refreshments - Socialize

9:00AM

Analysis of the T3G GIS Professional Development Series
Dr. Michael DeMers, Professor of Geography, New Mexico State University

Moderator: Dr. Grant Harley, UI Geography

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms, Idaho Commons (4th floor)

The Esri Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS (T3G) professional development program is an on-going effort to promote the teaching of GIS in college, high schools, and informal learning environment. The approach has focused on the teaching of GIS rather than learning the tool. Over the nine years the program was offered as a face-to-face professional development series there have been changes in workshop size, target audience, and schedule; from Esri-provided desktop computers to bring-your-own-device; and from desktop computing to ArcGIS online. This talk examines the effectiveness of the program, and the impact of the professional development audience and settings, on adoption of the technology as a teaching tool by the participants.

Dr. Michael DeMers pictureDr. DeMers is Professor of Geography at New Mexico State University specializing in Geographic Information Science, Geographic Education, and Landscape Ecology. DeMers is the 2018 Wheeler Peak Lifetime Achievement Award given by the New Mexico Geographic Information Council, and the 2010 winner of the Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography, the highest award given by the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). A Past President of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), he also holds positions as GIS Section Editor of Geography Compass, Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research and The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Chair of the Anderson Medal Selection Committee (AAG), and Alliance Coordinator of the New Mexico Geographic Alliance. He has published over seventy-five research articles and six texts on geographic information systems (GIS), two of which have been translated into Russian, Simple Chinese, and Arabic. His most well-known GIS book is GIS for Dummies. DeMers’ current applied research focuses on GIS institutional design, GIS for water resources analysis, and species range expansion models. His theoretical research includes big data analysis and data mining, geospatial thinking, geospatial information theory, heutagogy in GIS education, and serious geogames for learning.

10:15AM Short Talks
Various Presenters

Moderator: Evan Williamson, UI Library

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms, Idaho Commons (4th floor)  

Educational and entertaining - presenters will be doing 5- or 10-minute presentations highlighting their GIS-related work.  

 

Northwest Climate Toolbox
Katherine Hegewisch, Department of Geography, University of Idaho
The NW Climate Toolbox is a collection of web tools for visualizing maps, graphs and dashboards of real-time climate information, seasonal climate forecasts and future climate projections.


The Catfish Project
Amanda Ward, Computer Science Department, University of Idaho
We are supporting underwater research with a tethered drone called the Catfish that we are working toward making autonomous.


A Network Analysis to Identify Hotspots in Which Merchantability May Limit Forest Management Across the United States
Raju Pokharel, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
This study conducts a network analysis utilizing the location and consumption characteristics of over 3,300 forest products producers in the continental United States along with a national road dataset to evaluate “hotspots” in which there could be financial limitation to forest harvesting. We establish procurement zones around each mill for a forest commodity at varying distances and costs and construct a “hotspot” value utilizing the number of overlapped zones weighted by generalized commodity-specific prices.


Using Spatial Information to Impact Agricultural Producers Profitability in Real Time
Dean Walker, The McGregor Company
Using captured yields off a grower's combines transferred wirelessly to the cloud to optimize harvest.


Coeur d'Alene Tribe GIS UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Program: An Update
Berne Jackson, Coeur d'Alene Tribe GIS
An update on the work of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Program.



BREAK
 

Palouse-Clearwater Food Systems Story Map
Colette DePhelps, Northern District Extension, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho
In this ESRI Story Map we used the Shortlist layer to display primary data collected about the Palouse-Clearwater Food System. The Story Map is designed to both educate community members about food system assets in the region and to connect them to those assets.


Large Scale Distribution of the World's Smallest Rabbit: Implications for the Sage-grouse Umbrella
Ian Smith, Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
I used remotely sensed data and species occurrence records to build a species distribution model for pygmy rabbits and compare that model to areas protected for Sage-grouse. This work provides a baseline for pygmy rabbit conservation and insights into the umbrella species strategy, the current, single-species approach to conserving sagebrush ecosystems.


Using Esri Javascript API with React JS and Vue JS to Build Modern Web Applications for GIS-related Tasks
Koffi Anderson Koffi, Data & Digital Services - Library, University of Idaho
The integration of the Esri Javascript API on modern web application ecosystem enhances the execution of GIS-related tasks. In this talk, we explore two use cases with the Idaho Rangeland Atlas and the Idaho Aerial Imagery Explorer web applications.


The Vulnerability of Idaho's Dairy Industry to Impacts of Climate Change
Alycia Bean, Department of Geography/Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWWRI), University of Idaho
Story Map presentation looking at the interdisciplinary nexus of climate change impacts, water rights, and alfalfa crops in southern Idaho.


 

 

 

 


12:15PM

Interactive Exhibits & Posters
Various Presenters
 

Location: Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms, Idaho Commons (1st floor)

Interactive Exhibits

Presenters will be demonstrating various geospatial technologies for attendees. This is an informal come-and-go session where attendees can walk around, grab some light refreshments, talk with presenters and learn about interesting technologies and projects.

!FREE PIZZA!

The Catfish Project
Amanda Ward, Computer Science Department, University of Idaho
We are supporting underwater research with a tethered drone called the Catfish that we are working toward making autonomous.

UASUSA Tempest


Coeur d'Alene Tribe UAS Program
Berne Jackson, Coeur d'Alene Tribe GIS
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will be displaying their UAS equipment and will be available to discuss program updates.

UASUSA Tempest
Photo credit:  UASUSA.


Idaho Rangeland Atlas & Idaho Aerial Imagery Explorer
Koffi Anderson Koffi, Data & Digital Services - Library, University of Idaho
Jeremy Kenyon, Data & Digital Services - Library, University of Idaho
Bruce Godfrey, Data & Digital Services - Library, University of Idaho
Two web applications will be demonstrated. (1) The Idaho Rangeland Atlas is a collaboration of the University of Idaho Library and the University of Idaho Rangeland Center. Its purpose is to provide simple, clear information about Idaho's rangelands using open, accessible web technologies. The atlas combines the University of Idaho's investments in geospatial data infrastructure with the UI Rangeland Center's expertise in rangelands issues and research. (2) The Idaho Aerial Imagery Explorer enables users to explore and download digital georeferenced aerial imagery. New collections are being added to the imagery application as they are received by the University of Idaho Library. The application uses data from a comprehensive image web service that can be accessed from a variety of devices.  Stop by and see these two applications that have been developed by the UI Library to support research, teaching, and outreach.


Closure of Syringa Mobile Home Park: Story Map
Denessy Rodriguez, Department of Sociology and Anthropology & Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, University of Idaho
Syringa Mobile Home Park was a mobile home park in Moscow, Idaho. In June 2018, Syringa closed. The story of Syringa details many of the same issues that parks across the nation are facing, and reflects an ongoing affordable housing crisis.


Esri ArcGIS Platform - Casual Discussions and Q&A
Heather Glock & Shane Clarke, Esri
Stop by Esri's table and chat with us about our ArcGIS platform. Bring your questions and interesting ideas!


Northwest Knowledge Network
Gina Wilson, Web Developer
The Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) is a unit within the University of Idaho (UI) that provides research data management and computing support for UI researchers and their regional, national, and international collaborators. For more info contact info@northwestknowledge.net


 

Posters

Presenters will be displaying printed poster. This is an informal come-and-go session where attendees can walk around, grab some light refreshments, talk with presenters and learn about their projects.p>

Northwest Climate Toolbox
Katherine Hegewisch, Department of Geography, University of Idaho
The NW Climate Toolbox is a collection of web tools for visualizing maps, graphs and dashboards of real-time climate information, seasonal climate forecasts and future climate projections.


GIS: A Framework for Identifying Isolated Communities in a Transportation Context
Skye Swoboda-Colberg, National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT), University of Idaho
Objectively defining isolated communities in Idaho can be controversial. A multiple criteria analysis of road networks, municipal boundaries, wired and wireless broadband service areas, demographic data, vehicle crash records and EMS response areas was conducted to identify isolated communities in Idaho.


Quantifying Fuel Consumption for the Las Conchas Fire Using Airborne LiDAR
Ryan McCarley, Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
We used pre- and post-fire airborne LiDAR and field data to quantify changes in tree biomass, surface fuels, and canopy bulk density for the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico.


Idaho Wilderness: Assessing Future Land Use and Climate Change in the State's Greatest Gems
Ryan McCarley, Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
A spatial summary of land use and climate change predictions through 2050 in and around Idaho's 15 wilderness areas. This data is used to identify Idaho's most vulnerable wilderness areas.


High-resolution Lidar from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Forestry Applications
Anthony Martinez, Natural Resources & Society, University of Idaho
High-resolution lidar was collected 9/2017 on Moscow Mountain with a UAV by Alta Science & Engineering. This high-resolution dataset provides new opportunities for forest measurements that "traditional" plane-mounted lidar systems cannot.


Drought Resilience Metrics in the High Divide Region
Lily Fanok, Natural Resources & Society, University of Idaho
The poster and larger project aims to identify various drought metrics that are relevant and useful for ranchers/stakeholders in the Rocky Mountain region of Idaho and Montana. The intent is for these compiled metrics to aid in drought resilience planning and support the persistence of ranching on the landscape.


 

 

 

1:45PM

GIS Consolidation & the Role of the Geographic Information Officer (GIO)
Wilma Robertson, Chair, Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee

Moderator: Geoff Klein, Idaho Department of Lands

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms, Idaho Commons (4th floor)

A subcommttee of the Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee interviewed geographic information officers from 10 states across the US to learn about their roles, program consolidation efforts, success stories, and pitfalls.  Ms. Robertson will report on the subcommittee findings.  Come and learn about how the role of the GIO in Idaho compares to the role of other GIOs from around the country.

 

2:45PM

Web GIS - What It Is & How to Take Advantage of It
Heather Glock, Esri
Shane Clarke
, Esri

Moderator: TBA

Location: Crest/Horizon Rooms, Idaho Commons (4th floor)

Web GIS has been evolving for quite some time. But, we have reached a tipping point where innovations in GIS and related technologies have resulted in platforms that enable GIS for everyone. In this presentation you will learn about what Web GIS is, why it matters to you, what it looks like, and how you implement it.

 

3:45PM Event Concludes

 


 

Sponsors


 EVENT LOCATION:
 Idaho Commons
 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
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The following entities have generously provided financial contributions to help make this a successful event.

   
University of Idaho Library             Northwest Knowledge Network            University of Idaho Department of Geography





GravisTech                Ascent GIS      


Alta Science           Norther Rockies Chapter URISA


Rim Rock Consulting          Sentry Dynamics

 


 EVENT LOCATION:
 Idaho Commons
 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
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Become a Sponsor

If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor of GIS Day at the University of Idaho please make a donation using one of the options:

  1. Online with a credit card
    Go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/giving
    Click the “Make a Gift Online” button
    Under “1. Select a Fund or Priority”
    Start typing in “GIS Day Fund” (the fund title will auto complete) and click on “GIS Day Fund”
    Click “Next” and follow the online payment instructions

  2. By phone
    Call the University of Idaho Gift Administration Office at (208) 885-6796 and give with a credit card. Indicate you are giving to the “GIS Day Fund.”

  3. By mail
    Checks may be mailed to:
    University of Idaho Foundation 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3147 Moscow, ID 83843-3147
    Please have the checks made out to the “University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.” Put “GIS Day Fund” on the check memo line or on a note accompanying the check.

Contact Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu, ph. 208-292-1407) if you have any sponsorship questions.

 

Sponsorship Levels & Entitlements

We welcome any financial contribution but respectfully suggest to following amounts:

Friend: $50
Professional: $100
Corporate: $250 - logo on web page & flyers; banner space; recognition during the event

These contributions may be tax deductible.



 

Parking

The U of I Campus Parking Map shows all parking lots and their associated permit requirements.

For those driving to campus a Visitor Parking Permit is required to park in any of the Gold, Red, or Blue lots. Exempt vehicles do not require a permit.

Contact Bruce Godfrey prior to the event for a one-day Visitor Parking Permit.

GIS Day will take place in the Idaho Commons (highlighted on this map). Lots 19, 56, and 17 are within a few minutes' walk.


 


 

Planning Committee Members

Bruce Godfrey - Chair (Library)
Jeremy Kenyon (Library)
Beth Hendrix (Library)
Jessica Martinez (Library)
Perri Moreno - (Library)
Patrick Olsen (College of Science - Geography Department)
Evan Williamson (Library)
Cindy Barnhart (Communications & Marketing)