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  • PSM in GIS Summer Capstone Presentations

    Online event

    Going through a GIS dry spell? Longing for some cool lightning talks? Then you'll want to check this out! Temple's Department of Geography and Urban Studies is virtually hosting their Professional Science Master's in GIS Capstone Presentations this Thursday, 8/6 from 5:30-7:30. You can register here: bit.ly/psmsummer. All are welcome!

  • Intro to the U.S. Census API in Python and R

    Gladfelter Hall

    Please note you will need photo ID to get into the building! Do you work with Census data in your applications, or want to learn how? Do you find it confusing to locate the data you want, and tedious to download it, maybe just to get one or two variables? In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use the Census API to automate data ingestion from the Decennial Census and the annual American Community Survey. You will learn about the kinds of data gathered by the bureau, how to find it, and how to construct API calls in both Python and R, two popular programming languages for data science. The code won't be very complex, but some familiarity with Python or R will be helpful. Preparation: * Install any Python installation and any Python IDE you are comfortable working in. Install the following packages: requests, pandas, geopandas, seaborn. (https://www.python.org/downloads/) * Install R and the RStudio IDE. Install the following packages in R with dependencies = TRUE: tidyverse, tidycensus, tmap. (https://www.r-project.org/) * Request *and activate* a Census API key at https://api.census.gov/data/key_signup.html . Please do this well in advance--usually the response is immediate, but last Fall there was a several day delay in issuing new API keys. About the Instructor: Lee Hachadoorian is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. Lee worked in tech and finance before becoming interested in urban inequality. He pursued studies in GIS and urban economic geography, completing his PhD at CUNY Graduate Center. His research interests include redistricting, residential location, segregation, and local public finance. He currently serves as Assistant Director of the PSM in GIS at Temple University, where he teaches courses in spatial databases and geospatial programming.

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  • Mappy Festivus with WiGIS Philly and MaptimePHL

    Field House

    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 WiGIS Philadelphia and MaptimePHL to swap stories, catch up with old friends, and make new ones! We'll also have a fun activity or two :) Alcohol will be available for purchase at this event. There will be happy hour from 5-7pm with $2 off select draft beers, $5 select mixed drinks and $6 house red and white wine. Please review and abide by GeoPhilly's Code of Conduct (http://www.meetup.com/GeoPhilly/about/). Field House 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia --> Check in under GeoPhilly to be brought to the space We look forward to seeing you there! http://phl.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=600877ba5a7547aabca15b7a593b6f67

  • GIS Day at Temple University

    Charles Library

    Temple University's Department of Geography and Urban Studies is excited to once again participate in GIS Day, the international celebration of geographic information systems and its wide applications to make a difference in our society. This is a FREE event! Website: sites.temple.edu/gisday/ Stop by for an hour, or stay for the whole day. All events will be held in Charles Library, 1900 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Schedule: 1 pm: Welcome & Lightning Talks 2 pm: Keynote: "Landscape lessons: Tales of GIScience shaping public policy and public policy shaping GIScience" David Tulloch, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences 3 pm: Lightning Talks 4 pm: GIS and Public Policy Panel: Heidi Grunwald, Director at Institute for Survey Research, Co- Director at Center for Public Health Law Research Megan Heckert, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at West Chester University of Pennsylvania David Long, GIS Manager at Montgomery County Michelle Schmitt, Senior Policy Analyst at Reinvestment Fund 5 pm: Poster Session + Reception RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/xk8Dsl6zILwoi3Dq1 (No need to rsvp via GeoPhilly) 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.

  • It's Hip to Be Square - Let's Talk Tiles

    Pennoni

    This event will feature two awesome presentations: Presentation 1: Jim McAndrew The NPMap team within the National Park Service is responsible for creating and maintaining a cartographic basemap for official websites and mobile apps. This talk will discuss how we collect, process, and deliver our data in a vector format, and how we are dealing with legacy applications. I will also go into detail on why we chose this direction, the format itself, and the different tools that are available for working with vector tiles. Presentation 2: Omar Shehata from Cesium 3D Tiles is an OGC community standard that we developed at Cesium for making it easy to share and fuse massive amounts of 3D geospatial data on the web. This talk will go over how 3D Tiles works, and how you can use it to display high resolution 3D data like photogrammetry, time-dynamic LiDAR, 3D buildings and architecture models. This Meetup will be hosted by Pennoni at 1900 Market Street Suite #300. Enter through the 19th and Market St doors and let the front desk know you're here for the WiGIS event at Pennoni. They will direct you to the elevators (it's on the 3rd floor). Follow the signs to the multipurpose room! Thank you to Pennoni (https://www.pennoni.com/) for hosting us in their space and to ESRI (https://www.esri.com/en-us/home) for sponsoring food and beverage for this event!

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  • Summer Mappy Hour with WiGIS Philly and MaptimePHL 🏖🗺🍻

    Come celebrate summer with our friends from Philadelphia Women in GIS (https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Women-in-GIS/) and MaptimePHL (https://www.meetup.com/MaptimePHL/)! Catch up with old friends or meet new friends during this social happy hour. We’ll meet at Frankford Hall, a beer garden in Fishtown with a large outdoor area, to talk maps, geospatial tech, and other geo topics. After 3 years, our Lead Organizer, Dan Ford, is turning over the reins to new leadership. We’ll announce the new Lead Organizer and leadership team at the event. This will be a cash bar event. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Frankford Hall will likely card at the door; please contact Frankford Hall for more info if you are under 21 and would like to attend.

  • GeoJawn [a Philly Tech Week event #ptw19]

    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building

    Don't worry about your RSVP on this Meetup page - you can sign up using the registration page and read more details about the event at https://2019.phillytechweek.com/events/geojawn_2019_-_city_of_philadelphia From the City of Philadelphia's blog post... (https://www.phila.gov/2019-04-12-join-us-at-geojawn-2019-during-philly-tech-week/) The City of Philadelphia is proud to offer open and transparent access to our tech, projects, and solutions, and we’re excited to host this year’s GeoJawn in conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast! GeoJawn is an annual open house event with multiple demonstrations, presentations, and discussions highlighting the new geospatial and data-driven solutions that have been developed in the past year. At GeoJawn, attendees will participate in technical discussions of our geospatial-based programs and development technology, explore innovative analysis used to create solutions to Philadelphia’s problems, and provide feedback on new data-driven geospatial solutions. Join the conversation and learn from the teams who develop solutions like: - Philly Vehicle Locator (PVL) – Office of Innovation & Technology, CityGeo - Philadelphia Slow Zones – The Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability - Fire Hydrant Placement & Repair Prioritization – Philadelphia Water Department - Litter Index & CleanPHL – Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet - Reimagination of property.phila.gov – Office of Innovation & Technology, CityGeo - Street Smart – Streets Department - Identifying Roof Instability with LiDAR – Licenses & Inspections - Accessing the City’s Open Data – Office of Innovation & Technology, CityGeo - Driving Enforcement with Operations Dashboards – Licenses & Inspections - Build Your Own Atlas with the MapBoard Wiki – Office of Innovation & Technology, CityGeo - GIS innovations from the District Attorney’s Office, Airport, City Council and MORE!

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  • GIS and Snow Plow Operations in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building

    Just in time for the snowy season, employees of Philadelphia's Office of Innovation and Technology and the Streets Department will be presenting on the technology being implemented by the City of Philadelphia to enhance snow plow operations. See below for a full description of the presentation. This meetup will be in the Innovation Lab on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA). You'll need to sign in at the front desk so make sure to have an ID with you. -- The Office of Innovation and Technology at the City of Philadelphia are developing a solution for monitoring city vehicle movements in near-real-time. While there are some off-the-shelf solutions to process raw GPS locations from vehicles, they often result in false-positives due to GPS inaccuracies, are unable to solve vehicle routes between GPS pings, and do not run quickly enough for most real-time applications. Philly Vehicle Locator (PVL) is an algorithmic workflow that can process multiple vehicles’ (400+) location information in near-real-time to determine detailed vehicle movements and routes. In addition to route solving, PVL maintains a historical archive of all street segment visits, relates additional vehicle and city datasets, and provides accessible output datasets for use in dashboard applications and reporting operations. At this event, you will learn the benefits of PVL over off-the-shelf solutions and the city’s implementation plan for PVL moving forward.

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  • 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).