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Tuesday, May 14


PRESENTATION: Location Intelligence for Solving Tough Problems
AUTHORS: Dan Steiner, Penn State University & Orion Mapping

ABSTRACT: Location Intelligence starts with a question. What location-based opportunity or challenge are we trying to solve? Using US Census demographics, who can benefit from development in 2019 Opportunity Zones? Where are optimal sites for a business to expand stores, warehousing, restaurants, or hotels? Location Intelligence adds a previously unappreciated advantage to effective decision making; integrating an organization's internal data with relevant geospatial information. Location Intelligence assists to visualize patterns and evaluate choices through digital mapping, dynamic comparisons, and operational dashboards. This presentation demonstrates an interesting method of geospatial analysis, Location Intelligence with Esri Tapestry, US Census bureau demographics, and current New England business segmentation.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
STUDENT CENTER: Mountain View Room


PRESENTATION: A 3D Printout of the Pocantico River Watershed
AUTHORS: Peggy Minnis, Pace University; Richard Kline, Pace University

ABSTRACT: The Pocantico River watershed drains into the Hudson River and sees floods in major storms. We created a 3D scene in ArcScene, which piqued the interest of a computer scientist who had just acquired a 9' x 9' 3D printer. This covers the process of going from the 3D scene to the file for the printer and how it became a 42' long sculpture and how images can be projected on it.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Mountain View Room


PRESENTATION: UX for GIS: Leveraging UX to Create Successful Web Applications
AUTHORS: Nicholas Ranalli*, CDM Smith

ABSTRACT: Your team has access to data and an idea for a web application. The money is spent on resources to design and build the application, and it is deployed and rolled out as planned. However, people aren't using it, and those that do don't seem to be happy with it. Some go as far as saying that it's not "user-friendly." Web application solutions can't rely on data and an idea alone, especially the assumptions that inherently come along with them. An application created by relying only on GIS application templates, features and services won't necessarily meet the needs and goals of its end-users; it may not even be usable by those who aren't domain experts, or technologically or geographically-savvy. This presentation will introduce the field of user experience (UX) and how it's principles and practices can be utilized. It will illuminate the importance of the user's perspective and human factors that play a role in any digital experience. The audience will come away with both an understanding of how UX can be applied to creating geospatial applications, as well as actionable steps to bring UX into their work right away.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
STUDENT CENTER: Mountain View Room