PresidentAlan Leidner

GISMO Board of Directors: Amy Jeu, Wendy Dorf, Jack Eichenbaum, Noreen Whysel, Kevin Jenkins, Lisa Palmer, Timur Pozhidaev, Kristen MacFarlane; GISMO Treasurer: Sam Hudis

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Map Mosaic: From Queens to the World
GISMO Exhibit & Forum @ Queens Museum

On the weekend of October 29-30, 2016, GISMO will be showcasing an exhibit entitled “Map Mosaic: From Queens to the World” at the Queens Museum and we would love for you to be part of this exciting event. During the exhibit,  digital and printed maps will be displayed in the Unisphere Gallery. Visitors will have an opportunity to manipulate interactive maps on computers and be able to perform simple GIS mapmaking tasks. Additionally, presentations will be given in the Museum theater (see schedule below).  Feel free to bring your family and friends to the Museum for a maptastic weekend!


1:00 – 1:30 pm     Keynote
“What is GIS?” presented by George Davis, Geoweb3d
Description: I will present a history of the use of GIS geared towards NYC and present some of the new GIS related technologies along the way. (Visualization,
3D Models, Aerial and Satellite Photography)

1:30 – 3:00 pm     GIS & Careers Panel
• “The NY GIS job market landscape” presented by Jochen Albrecht, Hunter College
Description: This presentation will survey the NY GIS job market. 
• “From Cholera to Cancer: Geographic Information Systems and Public Health” presented by George Musa, Columbia University
Description: This will be a quick introduction to the use of GIS in Public Health. Examples will be used that range from basic mapping applications to complex spatial analyses including neighborhood analyses, and self-organizing maps.

3:00 – 3:15 pm     Break

3:15 – 4:00 pm     Map Design Panel
• “Storytelling with Maps and Design” presented by Jessie Braden, Pratt Institute Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative
Description: Why are maps so powerful and universally revered? This presentation will explore how maps allow for impactful storytelling and how much design plays into creating compelling visuals. You will also learn how to spot the most common errors in mapping; giving you a critical eye as you view the daily deluge of maps on the web in journalism, blogs and reports.

• “The Territory of the Map: Cartography and the Problem of Information” presented by Joe Sokohl, Regular Joe Consulting
Description: Will talk about how maps are used (and abused) as a visualization and why they are popular metaphors for wayfinding in digital spaces.


1:00 – 1:30 pm     Presentation
“GIS, Drones, and 3D” presented by Dave LaShell and Nicholas Furness, ESRI
Description: This presentation will discuss how the city is a leader in new advancements in GIS technology, including their use of drones and 3D. Case study of NYC Finance Department’s use of GIS and 3D buildings for property valuations and line of sight/viewshed analysis will be presented.

1:30 – 2:00 pm     Presentation
“Mapping Jackson Heights — from farm to cosmopolitan neighborhood” presented by Thomas Lowenhaupt, Inc.
Description: This presentation draws upon the historic map collection of the New York Public Library and today’s layered maps and how they might benefit the
Jackson Heights neighborhood and the new, set for activation in early 2017.

2:00 – 2:30 pm     Presentation
“Queens Watersheds; Mapping ongoing sources of water pollution to Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek” presented by Korin Tangtrakul, Open Sewer Atlas NYC         Description: Every year, between 20 and 30 billion gallons of combined sewage and stormwater enter New York City waterways. Many residents don’t know about the combined sewer system that allows this to happen, let alone where this pollution enters the waterways. Open Sewer Atlas NYC was founded to spread awareness about this issue, and develop maps to help communicate it. The latest map in the Open Sewer Atlas NYC series focuses on the watersheds of Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek, which receive roughly 3 billion gallons of sewage and stormwater pollution a year.

2:30 – 3:00 pm     Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm     Competition
“Queens Geo Trivia” presented by Jack Eichenbaum, Queensborough Historian
Description: Trivia on anything related to Queens, past, present, future. 
Prizes to be awarded.

3:00 – 5:00 pm     Reception

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