IGIC Seminars, Webinars & Road Shows

 

Overview of the IndianaMap – January 30th
Navigating the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder – February 20th
An Overview of the Google Map API and Fusion Tables – March 14th
Spatial Epidemiology Studies – April 25th
GIS for Crime Analysis – June 12th
Regional Land Conservation Strategies with GIS – July 25th
Introduction to SAVI – August 8th
Development of the LiDAR-HUB – September 26th

Overview of the IndianaMap

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm EST
WEBINAR
FREE

Phil Worrall, Executive Director of the Indiana Geographic Information Council, and Katie Springer, Data Center Librarian at the Indiana State Library, go over the history of IndianaMap, review its newest features, and perform practice searches. We’ll make time for questions afterward.

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Navigating the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EST
WEBINAR
FREE

The U.S. Census Bureau’s new version of American FactFinder – its interface for finding data – was released in 2011 and has undergone two major enhancements since then. This will be a training session on the steps needed to access data for any geographic area inside and outside Indiana – counties, cities, congressional districts, census tracts, census blocks, and zip codes. We’ll practice a few searches and make time for questions afterward.

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An Overview of the Google Map API and Fusion Tables

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

Understanding the budget crunch local governments are under, the City of Hammond launched an interactive webmap using the freely available Google Maps API and Fusion Tables. With minimal programming experience and only an ArcView license, they were able to leverage their extensive spatial data library to create a customized, multi-layer map interface for the public. Becky McKinley and Tom Ramker of Hammond Sanitary District will give an overview of the technology used and the steps they went through to create this on-line map. You can preview the map at: www.gohammond.com/web/maps/main/HammondGIS.html

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Spatial Epidemiology Studies: Tools for Discovering Health and Environmental Risk Factors

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

Environmental risk factors and disparities in public health can be identified with epidemiological studies. However, these types of studies are extremely costly, and should only be conducted once there’s supporting evidence for an environmental health trend. One cost-effective way to gather this evidence is by integrating and analyzing retrospective, publicly available clinical, environmental, and demographic datasets. In this webinar, Christopher Farah of the Polis Center at IUPUI will provide an overview of methods for using these datasets. Specifically, he will cover spatial epidemiology literature, provide guidelines for analysis methodology and study design, and explore in-depth case studies. Analysis will focus on both platform-specific and open source tools.

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GIS for Crime Analysis

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

GIS aids crime analysis in a multitude of ways. Examples include identifying suspicious incidents; supporting pattern and trend analysis across multiple jurisdictions; integrating traditional and nontraditional law enforcement data to improve overall analysis; educating the public with visual information to clarify crime concerns and enlist community action; and providing tools and techniques to capture crime series and forecast future crime occurrences. This webinar will focus on easily implemented techniques and tools that are available for making useful impacts on the study and management of crime in a community.

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Regional Land Conservation Strategies with GIS

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently collaborated with the Delaware Muncie Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Delaware County Department of GIS in ranking 265,000 land parcels in East Central Indiana for ecological significance. As a secondary analysis, the SWCD narrowed the land parcels based on desired conservation and recreational usage; such as wetland creation, canoe and fishing access sites, and forest preservation. The resulting refined list of parcels will guide direct mail and phone calls in connection to 2013 conservation practice marketing. Join Colby Gray, landscape architect/environmental planner at Flatland Resources, as he describes the process (philosophical and technical) for selecting conservation lands to meet recreation and conservation objectives.

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Intro to SAVI

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

SAVI is a free interactive online system that allows users to create custom maps, graphs, charts, and data profiles of over 2,000 Central Indiana communities. Jay Colbert and Michelle Jones of The Polis Center at IUPUI will offer a fast-paced overview of SAVI’s contents and tools. They will describe the data available for 11 Central Indiana counties, and provide step-by-step instructions on using the search tools to find the data. Attendees will learns to use SAVI’s community profiles, interactive maps, charts, and tables, with a specific scenario on how SAVI can improve capacity-building efforts. For more information on SAVI, visit www.savi.org.

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Development of the LiDAR-HUB

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

LiDAR has recently been drawing a great deal of interest from Indiana researchers, planners, and land managers thanks, in part, to the statewide LiDAR program. Although LiDAR provides the unique ability to capture three-dimensional information for objects on the earth’s surface, there are several hurdles to overcome: 1.) huge disk space requirements, 2.) the expense of purchasing commercial LiDAR software, and 3.) recruiting LiDAR experts to drive data processing chains. In order to take advantage of LiDAR technologies, these issues must be resolved. Join Jinha Jung of Purdue University to learn about the latest solution: the development of a LiDAR-HUB that serves as a “virtual center” for online LiDAR data processing.

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