Ignite Spatial Providence

  • 07 May 2012
  • Brown University, MacMillan Hall, Room 117, 167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
  • 143


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The New England Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) and RIGIS are hosting Ignite Spatial Providence.  This first ever Ignite Spatial event in Rhode Island will be held at Brown University in Providence on Monday, May 7th from 4:30 - 7:00pm.


Linked Presentations


Event Poster (1MB PDF)


If you are not familiar with Ignite events, they are held in a speed presentation format where each speaker has 5 minutes to present 20 slides (15 seconds each) with automatic forwarding of slides.  The result is a very highly entertaining afternoon for attendees and a fun and challenging situation for the presenters!


It will be up to each presenter to put their own entertaining spin on a geospatial subject.  After this event, the evening continues at a nearby pub as all presenters will be urged to join us for follow-up questions by attendees.


Here's the event agenda:


4:30 - Free On-site Registration & Networking
5:00 - Introductions

5:15 - Combining Municipal Parcel, Health Department Lead Exposure, and Lead Law Compliance Data to Gauge the Problem and Target Intervention by Jim Lucht, The Providence Plan
5:20 - Adding Place to a Water Quality Project in Cambodia (WaterForCambodia.org) by Chris Stanton, US Air National Guard
5:25 - Careful with What You Create (Adventures of Mobile Development for Southington, CT) by Marwin Gonzalez, New England GeoSystems
5:30 - What's New in ArcGIS Online by Al Frauenfelder, Esri
5:35 - Rhody Archeology by Jane Miller, Public Archeology Laboratory
5:40 - A Tale of Two Spatial Data Sets by Michele Giorgianni, Applied Geographics

5:45 - BREAK (desserts, coffee and bottled water sponsored by Applied Geographics, and Mapping and Planning Services)

6:15 - Preliminary Work in Determining Rates and Drivers of Agricultural Intensification in Mato Grosso, Brazil by Stephanie Spera, Brown University
6:20 - Using SLAMM to Predict Future Salt Marsh Habitat by Kevin Ruddock, The Nature Conservancy
6:25 - Surveyors / GIS – Different Sides of the Same Coin by Ed O'Brien, RI Society of Professional Land Surveyors
6:30 - Protecting Rhode Island's Biodiversity in the Context of Climate Change by Pete August, University of Rhode Island
6:35 - Advancing the Analysis Potential of Topographic Maps in the Digital World by Pete Steeves, US Geological Survey
6:40 - A Land Cover/Use Collision Course: Pressures of Agricultural Development and Land Protection in Tanzania by Marc Mayes, Brown University

6:45 - Wrap-up & Discussion
7:00 - Adjourn to the English Cellar Alehouse (165 Angell Street)


For more information about...


... NEURISA, see http://www.neurisa.org/


... our sponsors, see http://www.appgeo.com/ and http://www.mappingplanning.com/


... the Ignite format, see http://igniteshow.com/


... past Ignite Spatial events, see http://isb09.eventbrite.com/, http://isb2.eventbrite.com/, and http://www.neurisa.org/events


... parking around Brown University, see http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Finance_and_Admin/transportation/parking/visitor.htm


... our after-event location, see http://www.englishcellaralehouse.com/


This event is also free and open to the public.  The presentation room at Brown University is huge, so please bring along your friends, workmates, classmates, or anyone else with an interest in maps, databases and their uses (including our friends in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts!).


For information about the event location, see: http://g.co/maps/tdh97


As event details develop, the RIGIS Calendar entries for both events will be updated.  Please visit our the event calendar website often at http://www.edc.uri.edu/RIGIS/about/calendar.html!

We hope to see you all there!     - Shane



Shane D. White, GISP | RIGIS Coordinator | T: +1.401.222-6483 | shane.white@doa.ri.gov | http://www.edc.uri.edu/rigis

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