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.
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.
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