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Sunday, September 29 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Building Community Using Geospatial Tools (Half-Day Workshop) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0

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Building Community Using Geospatial Tools (Half-Day Workshop)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Judy Colby-George, GISP, Principal, Spatial Alternatives Inc., Yarmouth, ME 

As spatial data becomes readily available; many organizations and community groups are taking GIS out of the back room and are using it in public settings. Using GIS technology to engage various “publics” in decision making requires more than traditional technical GIS skills.

This course focuses on the process of entering into this type of engagement. It will review current tools and technologies used to engage the public as well as methods for engagement. Using real world examples, the course will explore both government and community-led projects that encourage citizen participation and engagement. These methods will be applicable to governmental, non-profit, and community organizations. Special attention will be given to the responsibility of the GIS professional to engage the widest possible audience.

Specific topics include:
  • Use of Geospatial Tools to Enhance Community Organizing and Engagement
  • Innovative Use of Technologies and Visual Communication
  • Developing processes that reach a diverse audience

Learning Objectives: Participants should come away from the class with a broad understanding of the key concepts and project design objectives related to PPGIS. Participants will come away with knowledge of how to incorporate various aspects of geospatial technology into participatory projects.

Intended Audience: Individuals who have GIS experience and want to expand their skills to reach out and engage the public. Participants should be well versed in GIS general practices and analysis.

Requirements: Individuals will not need any specific equipment; but since this is a class about participation, participants should be prepared to participate.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy is the owner of Viewshed, which is made up of Spatial Alternatives, GIS Consulting and tjd&a, Landscape Architects and Planners.  She has worked with municipal governments, regional planning agencies, and state governments in New England for over 25 years.  Judy has extensive... Read More →

Sunday September 29, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Salon 22, 1st Floor