This event's theme is open technology and tools for city government. Join us at Google's office at 111 8th Ave for an evening of presentations, networking, and camaraderie. Light food and drinks will be served.
by Alyssa Wright, VP of Partnerships & Business Development, Mapzen
Alyssa Wright works at the intersection of open technology, cultural diversity and mapping. As Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development at Mapzen, Alyssa leads community initiatives and communications to bring the best mapping capabilities to organizations of all sizes. After a (too long!) absence, Alyssa returns to the NYC mapping community on December 9th to discuss how the geospatial community made a positive difference in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury. And that momentum is just the first step towards building an exciting mapping year in NYC.
CartoDB for City Government
by Andrew Hill, Senior Scientist, CartoDB
CartoDB is a simple to use tool with powerful applications. The dynamic interface allows users to create maps that change to reflect the latest data, making it ideal for planning, coordinating, and communicating data at the city government level. In this talk, we’ll present several real-world examples of how CartoDB is being used in government, from data dashboards to civic engagement to open data initiatives.
Mobile Spatial Apps for Government
by Steve Gifford, Consultant, Mousebird Consulting
WhirlyGlobe-Maply is an open source geospatial display toolkit for Apple and Android mobile devices. It's fast, it's free, and it's used in a wide variety of commercial and government apps. We'll talk about the government users, including an air traffic display app. We'll also discuss a few apps that make use of public resources, such as weather data.
The talk will be fairly high level, focusing on apps that WhirlyGlobe-Maply users have developed. We promise not to show any source code and the likelihood of a pop quiz is very low.
Managing versions of Government data with GeoGig
by Josh Campbell, Vice President of Product Management, Boundless
Versio is a distributed version control system for spatial data built on GeoGig (formerly GeoGit). Unlike solutions that rely on exchanging files or syncing to a central database, Versio provides tools that enable teams to collaborate and edit simultaneously while tracking and visualizing every change made to data and controlling which changes are accepted. Applications of Versio to government open data initiatives, particularly leveraging crowdsourcing for direct citizen input, and cross-jurisdictional collaboration will be discussed.
Mapping and ranking transit access to economic opportunity
by Sarah Kaufman, Researcher/Digital Manager, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation
Where are New York City's residents, jobs, transit riders and unemployed? Sarah will showcase a new map from the NYU Rudin Center exploring NYC's 177 neighborhoods by transit access to job opportunities. The map shows transit-riding commuter populations, locations reachable within an hour, types of jobs available by location, and neighborhood demographics. An essential resource for evaluating the upward mobility of New Yorkers, the map is a tool for education, advocacy and location choice.
OpenTreeMap for Green Cities and Citizen Engagement
by Robert Cheetham, CEO, Azavea
Our cities are not just concrete jungles – they are vast and complex ecosystems that support both humans and other life. As we grapple with climate change and work toward cleaner rivers and air, we are increasingly paying attention to these urban ecosystems. Many cities are beginning to treat trees and other vegetation as part of a system of “green infrastructure” that can sequester carbon, capture rainfall, reduce energy use and clean pollutants from the air. OpenTreeMap is a set of open source software tools for managing urban green infrastructure. The software supports both desktop and mobile inventory, computation of ecosystem benefits, planning, and simulation modeling. This talk will introduce OpenTreeMap, describe the story behind its development, and outline the roadmap for future development.
Mapping in NYC Government
by Colin Reilly, Director of Geo/Mapping, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
Governments are not, or should not be, immune to the movement afoot in the geospatial industry. Much of the innovation taking place can be attributed to governments opening up access to data. How can governments take advantage of this innovation and are they prepared to do so? This talk will provide a brief overview or where mapping has been, what it is used for and where it may be going in NYC government.
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