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Tuesday, May 14


PRESENTATION: U.S. Decennial 2020 Census: Early Nonresponse Follow Up and College Student Enumeration
AUTHORS: Cynthia H. Gillham, Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau

ABSTRACT: During the 2010 Census, Operations Staff in the Local Census Offices conducted Early Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) to enumerate college students while they were still in school, living in shared off-campus housing. For 2020, the U.S. Decennial Census is formally operationalizing this effort. The intent of the Early NRFU operation is to enumerate college students attending traditional universities and living in shared residences off campus, before they potentially move at the end of the Spring semester in 2020. Geographers at the Census Bureau are working together and with State Data Centers to determine which geographic areas Early NRFU will cover._x000D_
1. Developing a universe of schools that are likely to have students living nearby in shared off-campus housing._x000D_
2. Identifying the geographic area around those schools that fit selected housing and demographic criteria indicating the presence of college students._x000D_
Regional geographers are using ArcMap 10.5.1 for Desktop to review Early NRFU areas within map package files (.mpk) during their interactive review.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am


PRESENTATION: Understanding Geospatial Accuracy Standards
AUTHORS: Ted Covill, WSP USA Inc

ABSTRACT: What are accuracy Standards? The U.S. Bureau of the Budget published the United Stated National Map Accuracy Standards in the 1940's. These standards were updated through-out the 1940's but remained unchanged until the 1990's when the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) published the ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Large-Scale Maps. The ASPRS Accuracy Standard was based more on real world positioning accuracy rather than an accuracy that is based on paper maps. Over the years new standards have been published by other agencies such as Federal Geodetic Data Committee, FEMA and the ASPRS to reflect the advances and introduction of new technologies. In 2014, the ASPRS introduced their new standard with the intent of condensing and override previous digital geospatial standards. These standards are often confusing and misunderstood. This presentation will attempt to explain the differences between the standards and how the standards relate to each other. We will discuss how the accuracy standards relate to the current data sets_x000D_being utilized in the geospatial community such as orthophotography, planimetric mapping, Digital Terrain Models (DTM), contours, LiDAR and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, A.K.A. drones).

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm


PRESENTATION: Helping others around the world Using OpenStreetMap
AUTHORS: Celeste Reynolds, Mashpee Middle-High School, Mashpee, MA

ABSTRACT: OpenStreetMap is frequently called the "Wikipedia for maps" because anyone with a computer and internet connection can add, edit, and contribute to this worldwide, public map. Like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap data is free, open source and no special software is needed. Because of this, OpenStreetMap is a superb tool for teaching geography interactively as well as global digital citizenship. It is easy to use, and free of charge, and most of all, it is rewarding for students making it an unparalleled educational tool which can help people locally as well as globally. Students can begin to help organizations like the Red Cross, USAID, United Nations, various NGO's as well as local organizations to collect data that will allow them to create maps that will serve the people more efficiently and effectively. In addition, students can begin to understand the network involved which helps people who are in vulnerable places around the world to make more informed decisions for their community to improve the quality of life.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm