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Re: [netsquared-2] Save the Date: Mapping for Nonprofits! Net2 DC

From: Rodne.y
Sent on: Friday, July 6, 2007 6:31 PM
Concerning the topic of GIS, I know a developer that is working on his  
own remote sensing and geoscience rendering engine called  
"GooberEarth". I have written about it on my blog:  

He is interested in funding, to improve the project. Anyone have suggestions?


Quoting Hatef Yamini <[address removed]>:

> When: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 7:00 PM
> Where: Affinity Lab[1]
>[masked]th St, NW 2nd Floor
> Washington, DC 20009
> RSVP here.[2]
> Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together for
> free drinks, snacks and good cheer at Net Tuesday events to mix, swap
> stories and ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the national
> online NetSquared[3] initiative. RSVP here at
> www.netsquared.meetu­­0624/[4]
> You've used services like Google Maps, and probably loved it!  Google
> Maps and GPS are in the mainstream, but Geographic Information Systems
> (GIS) form the backbone of these services and you can use the power of
> GIS directly to serve your organization's goals.  Join us for a
> comprehensive look into the application of GIS technology for
> nonprofits.  Case studies and a demo of GIS will be combined with a
> lively Q&A with industry experts.
> GIS technology turns complex data into easy-to-use visual
> representations such as maps.  GIS can help nonprofits in multiple
> ways:
> -- Speedy and accurate response to disasters
> -- Target donors and potential members
> -- Turn complex, hard-to-read data into simple, compelling visual
> representations
> -- Make the most of your data by uncovering hidden trends and
> patterns
> -- Make better decisions and leverage your existing data
> -- Find out how to make use off the US government's free access to
> enormous amounts of data--much of it correlated to location
> Join Dr. Timothy Foresman, Dan Zimble and Robert Cheetham of Avencia
> and your fellow DC tech & social change junkies to learn about the
> application of GIS mapping technology to Nonprofits.
> Dr. Forseman's academic credentials in biology, ecology, engineering,
> and geography provide a wealth of experience in the application of
> technologies of such as GIS, remote sensing, and field survey
> techniques.  He has helped design and manage, at local to global
> levels, including the UN and the United Nations Environment
> Programme.
> Dr. Forseman pursued a career dedicated to devising strategies and
> contributing to improved systems to better cope with environmental
> threats facing humans and the planet; and identifying emerging
> scientific and technological advances related to these issues, while
> promoting availability of, and enhancing access to, the scientific
> information needed by decision makers, as well as the planet's
> citizens, for improved environmental management and protection, on a
> multi-national, local and global basis.  Among his many
> accomplishments, Dr. Forseman is also president of Global Water[5],
> and author of, "The Last Little Polar Bear[6]."
> Dan is a member of the Washington D.C. Technology Center team at
> Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)[7], the worlds
> leading software provider of geographic informationsystems (GIS).
> Dan's passion is in advocating for sustainable approaches to
> ecosystem management through the application of GIS.
> He'll bring a wealth of experience in ecology, remote sensing, and
> GIS to our meetup. In his role at ESRI, Dan assists in training
> decision-makers in the use of geographic tools and demonstrates how
> GIS can be applied towards addressing complex social, economic, and
> environmental factors.  Dan holds a B.S. from the University of
> Maryland and an M.S. from Mississippi State University.
> Robert is the founder of Avencia[8], a software development firm that
> specializes in creating web-based GIS systems.  Avencia is a
> Philadelphia-based firm that works with non-profits and other
> organizations to build software tools that use geographic data to
> research, analyze and make better decisions.
> Avencia develops innovative, web-based software, web services and
> products that use mapping technologies and geography to solve
> complex, interesting, and novel problems.  Avencia has particular
> expertise in natural resource planning, economic development, crime
> analysis, real estate property analysis, and cultural resources, but
> their team is engaged
> in a wide range of other interesting projects.
> Care2
> See you there,
> Michael Silberman and Matt Stempeck of Echo Ditto
> Justin Perkins and Hatef Yamini of Care2
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