City of Toronto GIS Day: Driving Thought

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Metro Hall Rotunda

55 John Street

Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

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City of Toronto GIS Day

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Driving thought: using geo-enabled data to initiate thoughts & ideas

Visit booths showcasing geospatial interests from across the city, plus lightning talks and technical talks on a variety of subjects.

Agenda

Main Event, Metro Hall Rotunda

  • 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Exhibition Open
  • 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Welcome, Land Acknowledgement and Opening Remarks
  • 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. - Lightning talks
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Featured speaker
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m. - GIS Day cake

Technical Talks, Metro Hall, Room 309

  • 1 to 2 p.m. - Identifying Darkness: How satellite imagery can be used to help improve pedestrian safety
  • 2 to 3 p.m. - Heritage Mapping

Featured Speaker

Putting Solid Waste on the Map – Enabling Digital Transformation in Solid Waste via GIS

Simon Dimuantes, Manager Integrated Technology Systems, Solid Waste Management Services
The Solid Waste Management Services division delivers services in every area of the city, with addresses and locations at the core of its service delivery. GIS technology is helping to facilitate the digital transformation of manual, paper-based processes, enabling Solid Waste to remain a leader in the global waste management industry.

Lightning Talks

  • Daphne Choi, Senior Crime Analyst, Toronto Police Service
  • Jesse Coleman, Manager Transportation Data & Analytics, Transportation Services
  • Kevin Porter, Senior Spatial Specialist, Information & Technology
  • Michelle Stronach, Division Chief, Toronto Fire Services

Technical Talks

Technical talks are sold out. Please see toronto.ca/gisday for WebEx options.

Technical talks will take place in Metro Hall Room 309.

1 p.m. – Identifying Darkness: How satellite imagery can be used to help improve pedestrian safety

While this technical talk shows a specific example of using existing vector features to extract values from raster imagery and perform some simple statistical analysis on them, its true intent is to help show users how raster imagery can be a very rich dataset and is far more than simple background imagery on a map.
Presenters: James Elliott, Supervisor Land Base Maintenance & Joyce Chong, Engineering Technologist Technician 1, Information & Technology
Length of talk: 30-45 minutes (including questions)
Technology leveraged: Raster Imagery, ArcGIS Pro
Target audience: GIS Analysts interested in seeing how analyzing remotely sensed images can be used to quickly extract information which would otherwise take significant effort, time and cost to do so manually.
Metro Hall, Room 309 [registration required]

2 p.m. – Heritage Mapping

This multipart talk discusses the recently concluded City-wide Heritage Survey Feasibility Study and the ongoing work to develop a modernized system of record for Heritage Planning.
Presenters: James Young, Design Technologist & Gary Miedema, Project Manager, City Planning
Length of talk: 30-45 minutes (including questions)
Technology leveraged: AMANDA/IBMS, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, Portal for ArcGIS
Target audience: Data stewards and custodians, designers and visual communicators, researchers, project managers.
Metro Hall, Room 309 [registration required]

Exhibitors

  • City Planning
  • Geospatial Competency Centre (GCC)
  • Solid Waste Management Services
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)
  • Toronto Fire Services
  • Toronto Police Service
  • Toronto Water
  • Transportation Services

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Metro Hall Rotunda

55 John Street

Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Canada

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