Three great presentations -- two application talks about long ago and one technology talk from today.
We'll be meeting in Google Building 40, Seville Conference room. First, please badge in at the Building 43 Lobby (StreetView) and Google Security will guide you to the Seville Conference Room across in Building 40. Arrive starting at 6:30 PM. Talks start at 7:15 PM.
Hope to see you there!
Time & Space in the Natural and Human Worlds: Historical Ecology and Roman Transportation Routes
and Google Map APIs
Mapping California's Historical Ecology
San Francisco Estuary Institute's historical ecology program synthesizes diverse historical records to learn how habitats were distributed and ecological functions were maintained within the native California landscape. This presentation will show some compelling historical maps from the 1800s and early 1900s that have been important data sources, explain geospatial research methods in historical ecology, and explore some of our findings around the Bay Area and beyond.
Micha Salomon, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Micha Salomon is an Historical Ecology GIS Specialist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI). Micha's been mapping historical and contemporary landscapes at SFEI since 2006.
New Features in Google Maps API
Josh Livni, Google, Developer Relations
Modeling Transportation in the Roman World
This presentation will focus on the creation and representation of ORBIS, a historical transportation model of the Roman Empire. ORBIS was built in PostGIS and uses pgRouting for the pathfinding queries. The model is presented in several ways, including traditional GIS maps, an OpenLayers-based route-finding application, a first-person view of the network, a dynamic distance cartogram and several other data visualizations using the d3.js library.
Elijah Meeks, Digital Humanities Specialist, Stanford University
Elijah provides research support for humanities faculty at Stanford University.