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2017 Agenda

Central Valley Geosummit Sponsored by CGIA, NorCal URISA & Central Cal URISA



8:30am - 9:00am - Registration, coffee & pastries

9:00am - 9:20am - Welcome

Tom Peterson - Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, University of California, Merced

Samuel Traina - Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, University of California, Merced

Haipeng Li - University Librarian, University of California, Merced

9:20am - 10:20 am - Keynote Speaker 

Jared Rutledge, PhD- Senior Epidemiologist and Microbiology Professor, Clovis Community College

Health and Fiscal Costs Associated with Non-Urban and Rural Communities

10:20am - 10:30 am - Break

10:30am - 11:30 am - Protecting Yosemite Visitors and Resources Through GIS

Kevin Killian -  Chief Ranger, Yosemite National Park

Ansley Singer - Visitor and Resource Protection, Yosemite National Park

Martijn Ouborg - Data Technician

Kent van Wagtendonk - Fire GIS Specialist, Yosemite National Park

11:30am - 12:15 pm - California Department of Conservation (DOC) - Maps.Conservation: a new access point for GIS data from the DOC

Nathaniel Roth, PhD, GISP - GIS Coordinator, California DOC

12:15pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch, Map Gallery, Networking

1:15pm - 2:00 pm - Small Spaces to Regional Spatial Analyses in Archeology

Holley Moyes, PhD - Associate Professor and Assistant Dean School of Social Scienes and Humanities

2:00pm - 2:30 pm - Fresno COG Transportation Needs Assessment 

Carrie Carsell, GISP - Fehr and Peers, Visual Communications and GIS Specialist

2:30pm - 2:45 pm - Break

2:45pm - 3:15 pm - Geospatial Applications and San Francisco Airport

Ashta Karki  (UC Merced Alumni) - GIS Project Manager, San Francisco Airport

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm - Student Presentations 

Christopher Medina - Geospatial Analysis in Democracy, Community Capacity Building and Urban Design

Xueqing Deng - How Can Google Map Help Us with Mapping of Landuse

3:45 - 4:00 - Closing Comments

Erin Mutch -  SpARC Director, University of California, Merced

Admission is FREE. Parking is $6.00 for the day in the Lower Lake Lot for non-UC participants.

There will be a shuttle from Lake Lot 2 to the Kolligan Library available for attendees.

For further information please contact Erin Mutch -

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