GISMO - Geographic Information Systems and Mapping
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
ESRI's Jack Dangermond to Host WWW.WWWWWW.Wow. Where else could you find TED founder Richard Saul Wurman, Yo Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock and ESRI's Jack Dangermond all in one place? It's the WWW.WWW Conference, currently planned for September 18/20, 2012.
The conference website describes it as:
WWW.WWW will be a gathering of the greatest, most interesting & curious minds in the world engaged in immersive & improvised conversation. It will celebrate the 21st century while drawing attention to the new patterns & convergences effecting our health & that of our planet.
A unique un-conference that pairs two incredible and unique minds in a single venue. No presentations. No schedule. Just 100 interesting people and 50 conversations.
Richard Saul Wurman, who also founded TEDMED and the eg conferences, and coined the term information architect, is himself a M.Arch graduate who has been exploring the themes of design and place and livable urban environments since the sixties, so it is fitting that ESRI president and fellow mapping pioneer, Jack Dangermond should host the conference. You will recognize other great names associated with the event incuding glass artist Dale Chihuly, who will create an installation for the event and SEED Media Goup's Adam Bly as Science Curator. SEED was an original creator of what was to become one of my all-time favorite MOMA shows, Design and the Elastic Mind.
With conversations interlaced with threads of improvised music, I won't want to miss WWW.WWW, so I've already added it to my calendar. The event will be streamed live to multiple locations and the talks will also be available via a yet-to-be-released, multi-platform tablet application.
Watch http://www.thewwwconference.com for details.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
2nd Annual NYCArc User Group Symposiumpollacks@fdny.nyc.gov
Please join us at the 2nd Annual NYC Arc User Symposium on Friday, June17th, 2011 at the 26 Federal Plaza Conference Center!
There is no cost to attend but registration is required.
Please register at: NYCArc User Group Symposium - ESRI Registration
Registration is filling rapidly so please register soon! Doors will open at 8am. Symposium will begin at 9 am.
* Keynote: Matthew Ericson, Deputy Graphics Director at The New York Times
* Dave Kraiker, US Census Bureau
* Mark Christiano, National Park Service - Gateway National Recreation Area
* Jim Hall, NYC Department of Education
* Brenden Duffy, MTA Long Island Railroad
* Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont, Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Lightning Talks by:
* Chris Goranson, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
* Sam Wear, Westchester County GIS
* Matt Knutzen, New York Public Library
* Liz Barry co-founder, TreeKIT; director urban environments, Public Laboratory; adjunct faculty Columbia, Parsons, Pratt
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
NYS GeoSpatial Summit website and online registration now open!From Michael Crino:
Details on the upcoming NYS GeoSpatial Summit, to be held June 16th, 2011 at the Welch-Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, NY are now posted on the Summit website at www.nygeosummit.org. Register online today to reserve your attendance at this very special event. Registrations will be limited to the first 200 people. Thanks to a grant from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, we have been able to roll back the registration fee to the 2008 level. Early registration (until June 1st) is just $85 and includes outstanding food service prepared by the Lodge's in-house chef for the day. A special student rate is also available for the first 20 students to register. You won't want to miss the evening reception on June 15th at the Lodge where you can mingle with our speakers and enjoy world-class acoustic guitar music, wine tasting, hors d'oevres, cooked-to-order pasta, and a special screening of the GeoSpatial Revolution videos with introductions and background stories by Adena Schutzberg.
Don't miss out – register today!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Mercator Society Lecture, April 26Matt Knudson invites you to attend an upcoming lecture of the Mercator Society.
For details and to RSVP, email Matt at
Toward a National Cartography:American Mapmaking, 1782-1800
Michael Buehler, of Boston Rare Maps, will address the development of mapmaking in the United States in the years immediately after the American Revolution. That period saw the emergence of a cartography that was distinctly American, different in goals, subject matter, methods, iconography and aesthetics. Michael will focus on core features of this new American cartography, particularly how American maps reflected the ambition and optimism characteristic of the early Republic, as Americans sought to transform the landscape in the service of their economic and political goals. The talk will be illustrated with examples and vivid stories from his "Toward a National Cartography" exhibit now on view at the Harvard Map Collection.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
By the City/For the City Map Applicationhttp://urbandesignweek.org/by-the-city/reports/submit
By the City/For the City invites you to partipate in design for a better New York City. The Institute for Urban Design presents an application that maps ideas for the City submitted by individual website users. By the City/For the City is a "digital placemaking app" designed by PPS: Project for Public Spaces as part of Urban Design Week to be held on September 15-20.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Upcoming Events: GISMO meeting Wed March 23, 2-4:30pmJoin us for the next GISMO Meeting at the Fund for the City of New York - 121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor (west side Avenue of the Americas/6th Avenue between Broome & Watts Streets)
Mark Your Calendar for Wednesday 23 Mar from 2-4:30pm
Alan Leidner - Information Broker, Northeast Region/US Department of Homeland Security - will present as well as give a live demonstration of DHS Earth.
Doors Open at 1:45pm
Pay on your own social to follow -- 4:45pm at Antarctica Bar/287 Hudson Street
Upcoming GIS Events - April
American Planning Association National Planning Conference
April 9-12, 2011
GITA Geospatial Solutions Conference
April 10-13, 2011
Grapevine (Dallas), Texas
GIS/SIG 20th Annual Spatial/Digital Mapping Conference
April 12, 2011
Burgundy Basin Inn
Pittsford, New York
Get the details on the Conference page
NY Time's Japan Interactive Earthquake MapThe New York Times' Interactive Map of the Damage from the Earthquake in Japan:
I was able to locate the towns where my friend's brother is teaching English (center of quake zone but far from the nuclear plants, very little structural damage, no casualties) and where my daughter's camp friend's family lives (quite a bit south of Tokyo, out of quake zone).
On a cheerier note, a friend pointed me to this T-shirt on Treadless.com combining Eisenlohr's projection with an image of radio broadcast signal. This is an entry for Oceanic Preservation Society T-shirt Challenge. Theme: Singing Planet. Really neat design.