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November 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Metro Hall Rotunda, 55 John Street

Driving Thought: Using geo-enabled data to initiate thoughts and ideas

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

 

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. – Cake

1 to 2 p.m. – Technical Talk – Identifying Darkness: How satellite imagery can be used to help improve pedestrian safety
Register to attend in-person (Metro Hall, Room 309) or virtually

2 to 3 p.m. – Technical Talk – Heritage Mapping
Register to attend in-person (Metro Hall, Room 309) or virtually.

Technical talks will take place in Room 309. Space is limited and requires separate registration. We will also have webinar options to live stream on the day.

 

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.

Register to attend in-person (Metro Hall, Room 309) or virtually

 

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.

Register to attend in-person (Metro Hall, Room 309) or virtually.