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Welcome to NACIS 2014 in Pittsburgh! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). The theme for this year’s meeting is Cartography and Time. See the schedule below and go to the NACIS website for more details.

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The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.

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Wednesday, October 8 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Geographic Data Collections Day PM (add. reg.)

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Catalog and Share Your Map Collection Using a New Web App Template and Image Services
Caitlin Scopel, Esri
There are massive collections of maps and images in digital format.  But how can you manage them and make them easily accessible to your patrons?  This presentation introduces a recently released, easy-to-use free web app for exploring and visualizing large scanned map and image collections.  The workflows to build the underlying mosaic dataset and image service consumed by the application along with web app template configuration options will be presented.  The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer, released by the ESRI with content from the USGS, providing access to over 175,000 maps will be demonstrated as an example implementation.  Learn about these techniques and the resources available to you for managing and sharing your own map or image collections.

StreamStats, Flood Inundation Mapping Program, & PAMAP
Scott Hoffman, US Geological Survey (USGS) and Pennsylvania Water Science Center
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Pennsylvania Water Science Center (PaWSC), is part of several National programs using geographic information system (GIS) technology which produce spatial datasets available for download. Three of these programs will be discussed:

StreamStats - a National, web-based GIS application, developed by the USGS in cooperation with the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., to provide a variety of water-resource-related information. Users can easily obtain descriptive information, basin characteristics, and stream flow statistics  for USGS stream gages and ungagged stream locations. Users can also search upstream and (or) downstream from user-selected points to identify locations throughout a state to identify locations of and obtain information for water-resource-related activities

Flood Inundation Mapping Program – USGS focuses its efforts at the State and local levels to help communities understand flood risks and make cost-effective mitigation decisions.  The USGS assists in the development and validation of flood inundation libraries to help in protecting lives and property.

PAMAP – a new electronic map of Pennsylvania, based on the guidelines of the National Map Program for a series of base map layers (boundaries, elevation, geographic names, hydrography, land cover, orthoimagery, structures, and  transportation) is a seamless, consistent, high-resolution set of digital, geospatial data products. The map is compiled from a new high-resolution aerial photography and elevation data, and from existing digital map resources developed by State and Federal agencies, counties, regional agencies, and municipalities. Penn Pilot, which is not related to the PAMAP program, a library of digitally converted historic aerial photographs for Pennsylvania will also be covered.

Census Bureau Mapping and Data Resources
Noemi Mendez Eliasen, U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia Regional Office.
This presentation will examine the following questions. What Census data are available for public to download? What are the differences between Census data and American Community Survey Data? What geographic level American Community Survey data are reported? How often are census data updated? What  historical data are accessible from Census? The presentation will include a tour of the Census.gov page for GIS and Geography data and files.


Noemi Mendez Eliasen

Data Dissemination Specialist, US Census Bureau
I am subject matter expert in Census Bureau geography and data collection. I'm also a GIS and open data enthusiast.

Caitlin Scopel

Product Engineer, Esri
Water Resources | Living Atlas of the World

Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
City Center A Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

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