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Welcome to NACIS 2016 in Colorado Springs! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). See the schedule below and check out the NACIS website for more details.

The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.
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Thursday, October 20 • 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Maps for Social Justice

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A GIS for Social Justice: Measuring the Impact of Development on Urban Green Spaces in D.C.
Angela Chang, The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Candidate
Washington, D.C. has experienced a steady surge of growth over the past 10 years, with increases in jobs, development and a changing demographic leading the way. The loss of public green space often accompanies urban growth and development, and most often disproportionately affects the poor and disenfranchised. Using Census, National Land Cover, and other open source data, this project will identify if and where public green spaces in D.C. have been impacted by demographic change and development, and observe whether there exists any relationships or patterns of behavior between these demographic changes and the availability and access to public green spaces. The analysis will be viewed through a social justice lens and demonstrate how GIS can be used to measure equality of access to public goods and resources, particularly in a rapidly changing city landscape.

Mapping North East Denver Change
Rachel Stevenson, UC Denver
Emily Anderson, UC Denver
Bryan West, UC Denver
Cody Peterson, UC Denver
Isaac Rivera, UC Denver
Dr. Jordan Hill, UC Denver
In the Spring of 2016, various students from multiple disciplines at the University of Colorado Denver, came together to research and map the current and future redevelopment happening in North/East Denver. The city's mayor has imagined a corridor of opportunity that consists of six main development projects aimed at improving the image of Denver. These projects however, have given rise to serious questions regrading social and environmental justice for the communities residing at the intersection of these projects. These students have developed  an informational resource aimed at shedding light on the adverse impacts these projects are having and will have on the primarily Hispanic and low income populations of greater North/East Denver. This informational resource took the form of a website that showcased a series of maps visualizing development project areas and the demographics of the local population and various impacts of those development projects.
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Nonprofit Mapping for Change
Tim Sinnott, GreenInfo Network
Maegan Leslie-Torres, GreenInfo Network
For 20 years, GreenInfo Network has provided map-based communications solutions to a long list of nonprofit organizations working on a wide range of environmental and social issues. From printed maps to custom web applications, we work to help organizations transform geographic data into clear, compelling messages using various mediums, on various timelines, sticking to various budgets. Join GreenInfo staff to discuss how a well-designed map can boost the effectiveness of an organization's mission, message, or campaign. We'll share how we work in partnership with our clients to develop cartographic communication tools that deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time with efficiency and elegance, and we'll give you a behind-the-scenes tour of our mapping/development process. We'll also talk about some of our most successful client partnerships and discuss the positive changes our work has helped bring about.
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Poverty Analysis in Sri Lanka: Mapping Economic Indicators Using Commercial Satellite Imagery
Nick Hubing LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping, LLC
Chris Lowe, LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping, LLC
This session will use an extensive Sri Lanka poverty mapping project recently completed for the World Bank to demonstrate how to successfully perform feature extraction and classification of high-res optical satellite imagery. This was the first such use of remote sensing for the World Bank. The presentation will explore manual feature extraction methods vs. automated OBIA (Object Based Image Analysis). Output of custom mapping (including statistics) will be compared to open-source mapping, and applications of map data layers extracted from imagery will be discussed.

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Matt Dooley

Professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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Angela Chang

The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Candidate

Nick Hubing

LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping, LLC
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Tim Sinnott

Sr. Mapping Specialist, GreenInfo Network
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Rachel Stevenson

Pathways Intern, USGS
Rachel Stevenson Is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Denver and a current Intern with the US Geological Survey. Her work includes building web applications and promoting social science. Rachel is Actively involved in the larger geospatial community.

Thursday October 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:20pm MDT
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