• Mappy Festivus with MaptimePHL and WiGIS Philly

    Standard Tap

    Join us to celebrate the end of another successful year for Philly's geo community! We're co-organizing this event with our friends at MaptimePHL and WiGIS Philadelphia to swap stories, catch up with old friends, and make new ones! We'll be having some Festivus activities at the event! Bring a letter-sized print of your favorite maps to hang on the Feats of Strength board -- it could be a map you made or a cool one you saw this past year. We'll also have a place where we can share Festivus miracles, or awesome mappy things that happened during 2018. Apps will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Arrive on time to take advantage of happy hour drink specials from 5:30-6:00pm! Thanks to our sponsors, Apex Companies, LLC (https://twitter.com/ApexCos) and Azavea (https://www.azavea.com/), for providing food for this event! And thanks to Esri (https://www.esri.com/en-us/home) for providing some awesome raffle items including vouchers to the upcoming D.C. Dev Summit! Alcohol will be available for purchase at this event - please review and abide by GeoPhilly's Code of Conduct (http://www.meetup.com/GeoPhilly/about/). We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Temple University GIS Day

    Temple University

    Show other GeoPhilly members you're going by clicking the check mark on this page, but please register for GIS Day at Temple University on their site: https://goo.gl/forms/6aPy1RiSn0japwxp2 The Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies is excited to once again participate in GIS Day (sites.temple.edu/gisday), the international celebration of geographic information systems and its wide applications to make a difference in our society. Stop by for an hour, or stay for the whole day. Schedule: 11 am: Hands-on Workshop: "Extending your skills with ArcGIS Online" led by Esri's Lauri Dafner. This workshop is designed for students with an introductory knowledge of GIS. Limited space available and you must bring your own laptop. Registration is required (https://goo.gl/forms/62zHOqwTJEem8fwP2). Location: GIS Studio, 1st Floor Gladfelter Hall 1 pm: Lightning Talks 2 pm: Keynote: “Mapping to Support a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census and Beyond” with Steven Romalewski of CUNY Mapping Center 3 pm: Lightning Talks 4 pm: GIS Jobs Panel 5 pm: Poster Session + Reception View our full schedule here (https://sites.temple.edu/gisday/schedule/). Learn more about Temple graduate coursework in GIS: https://www.cla.temple.edu/geographic-information-systems/graduate/ Contact Liz Janczewski at [masked] for more information. We're happy to support our friends at the Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies by posting their GIS Day event (sites.temple.edu/gisday).

  • Geo Lightning Talks ⚡️

    Spaces

    GIS Day is November 14th -- let's meet up the night before to get hyped for the mappy holiday! This event features 5 minutes lightning talks from several GeoPhilly members. Schedule and talk descriptions below! Schedule: 6:00PM -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink. 6:30PM -- Community news 6:45PM -- Lightning talks! Talks: For full talk descriptions, visit this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRa4dIJKmUJzT9GN_A7kfmUA6sPISs9DvFh6P8-HENSHHbip_klWzub_W0e77N3emmo4W37AO2dXjhV/pub Climate Change Adaptation Web Mapping Alyssa Fico Intro to Marine Spatial Data Daniel Wright Applying Deep Learning to Satellite Imagery Using Raster Vision Lewis Fishgold Spatial Techniques in R for Art and Medical Applications Jake Riley Phlask: An Ecosystem for Finding and Sharing Water in Philadelphia Taylor Johnson Property Tax Foreclosure Early Warning System: A Look into Philadelphia Sydney Goldstein Urban Heat Islands and Street Trees - in Python! Julia Signell Predicting Household Lead Risk Xiao Wu “Get to the Choppa!”: Using GIS to Make Sense of New Jersey’s Air Ambulance Service Areas Jonas Miller Mapping with Sample Error in Mind Addison Larson Rock the Vote: How the City’s developers collaborated to bring new content to Atlas, just in time for Election Day! Regis Shogan --- We wouldn't be able to have these events without our generous sponsors: Thank you to Keystone Aerial Surveys (https://www.kasurveys.com/) for providing food for this event! Thank you to Spaces (https://www.spacesworks.com/philadelphia/hale-building/) for hosting us!

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  • Geospatial Data Analysis Workflows: Emergency Response and Archeology

    Learn about how local engineering firms are applying GIS and geospatial analysis to emergency response and archeology projects. We'll be hearing from two presenters about how they manage and analyze complex geospatial data to drive decision-making related to planning and construction projects. 1. Data Life Cycle for Emergency Response by Marlen Kokaz-Roy of Weston Solutions This presentation will show the life cycle for data management during emergency responses. The process starts with data collection in the field (with Collector, Survey123, FileMaker like technology), and extends all the way to the lab and visualization via viewers, reports, and story maps, based on the client needs. 2. The Spatial Data Science Workflow for I-95 Reconstruction Archaeology by Matt Harris and Mary Lennon of the AECOM Geospatial Data Services, Cultural Resources Department Recent archaeological discoveries from along the Delaware River Waterfront are part of AECOM’s long-term multi-phased project to improve and rebuild Interstate 95 (I-95). From project inception to completion, spatial data is a part of the archaeological process from field survey to reporting. At AECOM, the principals and practices of Spatial Data Science influence everything from creating robust databases, to historic elevation models, and an interactive dual facing online smart report for the public and client alike (diggingi95.com). This presentation will explore every step, from born digital data, using GPS and tablets, to story maps on the smart report. Schedule: 6:30 -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink. 7:00 -- Intros, community news 7:15 -- Data Life Cycle for Emergency Response by Marlen Kokaz-Roy 7:45 -- The Spatial Data Science Workflow for I-95 Reconstruction Archaeology by Matt Harris and Mary Lennon 8:15+ -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink. --- We wouldn't be able to have these events without our generous sponsors: Thanks to Pennoni (https://www.pennoni.com/) for hosting us in their office for this event. Thank you to Azavea (https://azavea.com/) for sponsoring food and organizational support for the event!

  • Mapping Wildlife Habitat and Migration

    Azavea

    This event is perfect for anyone interested in wildlife, biology, or environmental studies, and the ways we can use GIS/mapping to protect animals and their habitat. We'll be hearing from two presenters about how they used geospatial tech to visualize wildlife data. 1. Dan Ford (https://twitter.com/danjford) of Azavea will present the process he used to make a statewide wildlife habitat dataset of 1 million polygons accessible in the NJ Wildlife Habitat Finder app. Try out the app here: https://njwildlife.azavea.com/ Dan works on geospatial applications and data analysis projects for organizations aiming to have high-impact on communities. 2. Brian Jacobs (http://briantjacobs.com/) of National Geographic will talk about his recent project "Billions of Birds Migrate: Where do they go?". Preview the project here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03/bird-migration-interactive-maps/ Brian works on mapping and journalism projects that use dynamic visualization techniques to help bring the stories to life. Schedule: 6:30 - 7:00 -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink. 7:00 - 7:30 -- Intros, Visualizing Wildlife Habitat Data by Dan Ford 7:30 - 8:00 -- NatGeo Bird Migration Interactive Story by Brian Jacobs 8:00 - 8:30 -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink. --- We wouldn't be able to have these events without our generous sponsors: Thank you to Azavea (https://azavea.com/) for hosting us, sponsoring food for the event, and providing organizational support!

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  • 2018 Philly Mapathon: a Philly Tech Week event #PTW18

    RSVP HERE: https://2018-philly-mapathon.eventbrite.com/?aff=GeoPhillyMeetupPage Last year, about 65 volunteers gathered to put over 9,000 buildings on a map to be used by the Clinton Health Access Initiative for planning anti-malaria measures in Zimbabwe. (More here: https://www.azavea.com/blog/2017/05/11/volunteers-put-9000-buildings-map-used-plan-malaria-eradication-efforts/) We listened to your feedback and we're ready to get together for another Philly Mapathon during Philly Tech Week! We're going bigger and better this year - we're aiming to increase our impact and we need your help! Join us for this free event where your contributions will go directly to nonprofits to be used for navigation, planning, and disaster response. Read more below for details like what you need to bring, what you'll get as a volunteer, and how you can help others if you're an experienced mapper. The 2018 Philly Mapathon is part of Philly Tech Week 2018 presented by Comcast. What is a Mapathon? The Philly Mapathon follows the event structure of the Missing Maps Project, a collaborative effort between the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières-UK, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to map areas of the world in need. A Mapathon is a chance for people to get together to map priority areas of the world - we can make significant contributions in a short amount of time by working simultaneously. What will you do? During the Philly Mapathon, you’ll trace features like roads and buildings on a satellite image basemap. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know when you get to the event. No experience is necessary. Anyone with a passion for volunteering, philanthropy, or helping others can participate! And of course experienced mapping professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend the event! You can come for any amount of time from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. What you need for the event: - a laptop (mouse optional, but encouraged) What we’ll supply: - food and beverages - instructions and resources to help you succeed Why is this event right for you? 1. Different than a typical speaker/audience event - hang out with an enthusiastic team of volunteers as you help communities in need! 2. No in-depth technical knowledge required - just bring a computer and we’ll get you started mapping areas across the world! 3. Go home feeling great at the end of the night - your contributions during the event will help people receive relief and aid from organizations like The Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Additional Information about the Missing Maps Project Event Sponsors Presented by: Azavea With support from: Humanitarian OpenStreetMapTeam & Missing Maps Project Location Visit azavea.com/directions for information about public transportation, bicycle storage, and parking. Want to join the Philly Mapathon organizational team or become a Mapping Mentor? Fill out this form to let us know how you want to get involved! https://goo.gl/forms/BzB7O7qHDIkkXZQo2

  • Mapping Pedestrian Facilities in the Greater Philadelphia Region

    The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is developing a regional sidewalk inventory for the Greater Philadelphia Region. In an effort to keep the inventory updated and to expand on the pedestrian facility GIS datasets, DVRPC will be developing a mapping portal where civic tech communities, municipalities, and counties will have access to tools to contribute to the existing sidewalk inventory. Organizations in Seattle (the Taskar Center and UW) have successfully held mapathons and created routable pedestrian networks using the OpenSidewalk framework and are looking to expand on that effort. At this event, you'll learn about DVRPC's sidewalk inventory, the OpenSidewalk project, and will have the opportunity to weigh in on how the civic tech community could possibly contribute to these efforts. Thanks to DVRPC for sponsoring this event by providing food, space, and organizational support. If you haven't been the DVRPC space for IREG meetings, now is your chance! See these DVRPC resources for more info: Regional Sidewalk Inventory page https://www.dvrpc.org/Walk/ DVRPC Job Openings (including a Fellowship opportunity) https://www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/JobOpenings/ DVRPC Information Resources Exchange Group (IREG) https://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/IREG/

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  • Philly City Geo: Next-Gen 911, Address Info System, & Citywide Basemap

    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building

    This event will feature 3 talks from #PHLCityGeo staff. Learn about the important and cutting-edge work this City department is doing to improve the Philadelphia region using geospatial technology. Talks and Presenters: ArcGIS Pro and Tasks: Increasing Editing Efficiency for Philadelphia Next Generation 911 – Sara Mattio & Matt Rodenberger Addressing is Key: Philadelphia’s Comprehensive Address Information System (AIS) – Kevin Eaton, Tim Haynes, Alex Waldman, Robert Martin Branding Your Own Community's Basemap – Tim Haynes & Paul Sesink Clee --- The GeoPhilly community is able to organize events thanks to help from generous sponsors. Thanks to Esri for providing food for this event! https://www.esri.com/en-us/home Thanks to the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology for providing their Innovation Lab as the venue for the event. http://www.phila.gov/it/pages/default.aspx Thanks to Azavea for organizational support. https://www.azavea.com/

  • Map Out 2018: A GeoPhilly/MaptimePHL Planning Session

    It's a new year & we're ready to rock! The mapping/geospatial tech community is due for an organizing session and we're hoping you'll come out to share your ideas! Here's the event schedule: 6:15 - 6:30: Arrive and get some food and drinks. Our generous sponsor, Azavea, will provide dinner and adult beverages to help get our ideas flowing! 6:30 - 6:50: GeoPhilly & Maptime organizers will give some background info on types of events we host and some preliminary ideas for 2018. 6:50 - 7:30: Brainstorming time! We'll put some music on, collaborate with friends, bounce ideas around, write ideas on post its, and stick our notes on white boards. 7:30 - 8:00: GeoPhilly & Maptime organizers will read ideas aloud. We'll do some informal voting and we'll coordinate with Idea Champions and Future Speakers so we can get ideas on the calendar. 8:00: Wrap up, announce first events of the year, and network/hang with friends. This event is an opportunity to: * Share that event you always wish we had in Philly, but you haven't seen yet. * Claim ideas as a speaker, organizer, or sponsor. * Help our geo/mapping community in Philly to best serve it's members. * Find out about opportunities for leadership roles in our community. --- Resources to get the gears turning: Check out these Maptime example lessons. What topic could you present to the group this year? What topics do you want to learn about? http://maptime.io/lessons-resources/ Here are past events for GeoNYC & GeoDC. Would you like to see anything similar in Philly this year? https://www.meetup.com/geonyc/events/past/ https://www.meetup.com/Geo-DC/events/past/ --- We're always looking to partner with new sponsors! Would your company be willing to host an event in their space this year? Not able to donate space for an evening, but want to contribute? Typical food/beverage sponsorship costs for an event are between $[masked]. Sponsors are announced in social media posts, on the event page, in email outreach, and on the main Meetup group page. Sponsor reps are always welcome to say a few words at the event as well.

  • GIS Day at Temple University

    102 Engineering, Temple University Main Campus

    Click here to register for GIS Day at Temple University (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8VGfRexRHNVSNTN5MzFRtQf-4yz9NOo_kW28BYGJX-9LGMQ/viewform) The Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies (http://www.cla.temple.edu/gus/) is excited to once again participate in GIS Day (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=5-2FpdJd8s3YujW9Yv3EI8DgPhT5FyIFn-2B7F-2B4VM-2BuetbpmxoNZynLXelhK0mazw-2BaYLWIcay7mv7DpTI2-2BLCiApZ483KfChBA1FAO4ojZQXBXuoBDeCj6oBsXNL4l8BEPd0URAkBiaOPp3nhIFCm7Lw-3D-3D_-2FiJerRL9lbialAdd1R-2FK8UOcArrFFJX-2BzFmqLRBAqc4LJSxk3KNW0VpfQ0INqA3NarqMjyURfItY5oaRMFQiNWUAaoTWqjiM7-2FQEQgJt5BuCazhKS9PEWGKWEmxH8bcsT0VCbgA2KyfxRvMOSO1YxJMPpkHq96yrIkqk-2BXhIMvJNKcvgwIuCnloBvX4-2FphLajLLu5GZWqgA0ar6YKqpxpQ-3D-3D), the international celebration of geographic information systems and its wide applications to make a difference in our society. Stop by for an hour, or stay for the whole day. Schedule: 11 am: Hands-on Workshop: "Extending your skills with ArcGIS Online" led by Esri's Lauri Dafner. This workshop is designed for students with an introductory knowledge of GIS. Limited space available and you must bring your own laptop. Registration is required (https://temple.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c84a69707e2e785482db380ea&id=97321132c5&e=fb8f53f75e). Location: GIS Studio, 1st Floor Gladfelter Hall 1 pm: Lightning Talks: Research from Across Temple University 2 pm: Keynote: “GIS for social transformation” with Marianna Pavlovskaya, PhD (https://temple.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c84a69707e2e785482db380ea&id=428782fdc2&e=fb8f53f75e) 3 pm: Lightning Talks: Government and Industry 4 pm: GIS Jobs Panel 5 pm: Poster Session + Reception View our full schedule here (https://sites.temple.edu/gisday/schedule/). Learn more about Temple GUS graduate and undergraduate coursework in GIS: Professional Science Master's in GIS (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=5-2FpdJd8s3YujW9Yv3EI8DgPhT5FyIFn-2B7F-2B4VM-2BuetbpmxoNZynLXelhK0mazw-2BaYLWIcay7mv7DpTI2-2BLCiApZ483KfChBA1FAO4ojZQXA1mtJ-2BgF3Lw3txZRhW2U6G844IqeCQHBavdBkTkfz-2Baw-3D-3D_-2FiJerRL9lbialAdd1R-2FK8UOcArrFFJX-2BzFmqLRBAqc4LJSxk3KNW0VpfQ0INqA3N8O6KB3VW01evyFy0aefvnZL0vBDHmQdCnGcoM0Dxe7j6pWbuipJUkxMY3eu5M8L01CFvZC8ggVS4VwFM9B0dqesXzqFLTdrAu0EnzFyX3AVO6aT0vJOOBnfMNxpjbo8jNu8WHEaZk-2FCnwDG5zZ4ziw-3D-3D) Grad Certificate in GIS (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=5-2FpdJd8s3YujW9Yv3EI8DgPhT5FyIFn-2B7F-2B4VM-2BuetbhJYEAWg7OzWdz4Y6UZB-2BrffiLJVD0OXYJ6w7RuQqrh7WCKbtoIYnOEmxFpSG1520AHCPh5z5aICVnlB5-2FVOAYHst9uAatP0bwqlEZZnSSFA-3D-3D_-2FiJerRL9lbialAdd1R-2FK8UOcArrFFJX-2BzFmqLRBAqc4LJSxk3KNW0VpfQ0INqA3NdG6LBTSF93NryuE98vG4FSTNKJiLMIjvrq45UB0Rij-2BpEqtueB8aDBwWsrD6JtMfjkp-2FE9l3z3Vqx4YN7m7MZdONR0N-2F-2FLTqVjUR6-2Fe5e49gNIiC-2FYkknIomxNnqTr6n9W1gC7LJbVleHRSS0bXTkg-3D-3D) Undergrad Certificate in GIS (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=5-2FpdJd8s3YujW9Yv3EI8DgPhT5FyIFn-2B7F-2B4VM-2BuetbpmxoNZynLXelhK0mazw-2BaYLWIcay7mv7DpTI2-2BLCiApZ483KfChBA1FAO4ojZQXCMn9MoVMrYvo-2FO0CEf9kCbMBGn2pF2hS6wrHi7n-2BodhQ-3D-3D_-2FiJerRL9lbialAdd1R-2FK8UOcArrFFJX-2BzFmqLRBAqc4LJSxk3KNW0VpfQ0INqA3NejgXJZr6OM031KjMubVfJWJvRGT-2FR5MX4ign5OjMBWu6xBwBzGUPAo1pz59uEIK7xIuvZK-2F4r-2FyWpdsNVitxT6SZHEpjHnpssH-2FFVs8892J0Inlm-2BTsIQZolaSswxiPx-2FHOryQtUd4y2z4P0QJEtyQ-3D-3D) Contact Julia Falcon at [masked] for more information.

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