GIS Day (150)

Discovering the World Through GIS

GIS Day is an annual event that provides people with the opportunity to learn how City of Boston departments use GIS and maps in their everyday planning and decision making.

In addition to presentations by the DoIT GIS team about how the City of Boston has been improving city services through GIS, experts in the GIS  field from other city departments and the private sector are invited to speak about their interesting applications for GIS. Using the Lightning Round Talk format, in which each presenter has five minutes to present slides and speak about their topic, the audience is given the opportunity to learn about a variety of ways that GIS is used. GIS is much more than maps.

Deer Island 150

GIS Day 2011

December 7, 2011

We would like to thank all of the presenters as well as everyone who attended for making GIS Day 2011 a big success.  We hope that you enjoyed the program and that you were challenged by the Where am I? Contest.   

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Speakers and Lightning Talks

Welcome to GIS Day, Claire Lane
Bill Oates, Chief Information Officer, DoIT, Featured Speaker
GIS Basemaps and Planimetrics, Bill Toussaint, GIS Data Manager, DoIT

Lightning Round Talks

GIS Supporting Emergency Management Operations, Stacey Schwartz,COB
Geo Hashes and Their Role in Modern Geospatial Indexing and Cartoon-Inspired Social Meet-ups, Dave Mitchell, Connected Bits
Using GIS in Snow Emergencies, Matt Mayrl, PWD
Citizen Engagement Using GIS, Justin Holmes, City of Boston
Visualizing the Jobs Transit Connection, Barry Fradkin, MAPC
Helping Citizens Utilize Neighborhood-level Census Data, Mark Melnik, BRA
Mobile Phone Data Visualization, Ronda Billings, SkyHook
10 Things You Can Do with a Spatial Database, Regina Obe, DND
GIS and Social Media Integration, Sam Berg, Esri
GIS Collaboration with our Municipal Neighbors, Jeff Amero, City of Cambridge
Using GIS for Hydrant Management, Captain John Dolan, BFD
ArcGIS Online for Planning & Economic Development, Carolyn Bennett,BRA
GIS and the Environment, Jake Glickel, City of Boston

Video & Multimedia

  • City Officials Impress with Maps at 2011 ESRI Conference

    At the 2011 ESRI International User Conference, representatives from the City of Boston demonstrated the City's use of GIS applications to attendees, highlighting how the applications are being used to engage citizens and improve the City's efficiency and effectiveness.

    Watch The Boston Way with GIS

    Watch GIS Engaging Citizens

    Watch GIS Strategy


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    Esri Grand Prize winner, for Boston Snow Journal

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  • Technology Solutions Award 2014

    Public Technology Institute, GIS category for BostonMaps

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  • Significant Achievement Award 2011

    Public Technology Institute for SAM, Street and Address Management

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  • Technology Solutions Award 2010

    Public Technology Institute, GIS category for the GIS Data Hub

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  • Special Achievement Award 2009

    Esri for significant achievement in GIS

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