2018 AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

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When
4/10/2018 8:00 AM - 4/14/2018 6:00 PM
Where
New Orleans

Program

   
 
AAG offers a mobile app of the program included in your registration fee. Printed programs are only available for purchase. Please place your order when you register.
Time
9:10 AM - 9:10 AM
4/9/2018 9:10 AM
This CD will contain all of the abstracts in a searchable format.
Time
9:15 AM - 9:15 AM
4/9/2018 9:15 AM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Joseph Kerski (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
Story maps combine the power of Esri interactive web maps with audio, video, photographs, and other multimedia that can be shared, embedded, and used in many ways. Join us as we create story maps and explore how these can be used in education as assessment instruments, teaching and research tools, and communication tools.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
4/10/2018 10:00 AM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri) Instructor: Ken Field (Esri) Capacity: 75 Cost/person: $0.00 Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott This workshop will showcase a range of techniques that take your map-making beyond the defaults. We’ll illustrate how you can build and style custom basemaps for use with your online maps and explore a range of mapping techniques including flow maps, pictorial symbols and cartograms. We’ll also explore how you can create artistic maps with beautiful hillshades, different terrain representation and 3D. We’ll show how to take advantage of new and powerful cartographic features in ArcGIS Pro, where to download some great free cartographic tools and how to begin to think creatively to create beautiful and compelling maps.
Time
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM
4/10/2018 2:40 PM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Charlie Frye (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
If you have ever wondered about the impact of changing the default cell size, compression method, or extent and origin of the raster dataset your ArcGIS tool is about to create, this workshop will explain how these settings impact outputs when projecting raster data, focal and zonal statistics, raster algebra, and more. We will cover the basics of the ArcGIS Raster data model and the importance of seemingly optional properties such as histograms, pyramids, and snap rasters to set the stage for analyzing raster data. Both ArcGIS Desktop’s geoprocessing environment and ArcGIS Pro’s Raster Function Editor will be covered.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
4/11/2018 10:00 AM
Organizer: Molly McGraw (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Capacity: 10
Cost/person: $31.00
Participants will walk through the entire French Quarter, stopping at Jackson Square and the Ursuline Convent (we will not go into the convent) for a brief history of these significant places, before reaching the Old US Mint. Once at the Mint, participants will be given a guided tour of the New Orleans Jazz Music Collection featuring priceless artifacts from artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, and Kid Ory. We will then proceed to the Louisiana Historic Center to view historical maps of Louisiana, New Orleans and the lower Mississippi River Valley. We will walk back to Convention Center via the French Market, and time permitting stop for beignets and coffee at the world famous Cafe Du Monde. In the event of inclement weather, we will use the riverfront streetcar to travel to/from the Convention Center. Price of beignets/coffee and streetcar fare (if needed) are not included.
Time
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4/11/2018 1:00 PM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
We will cover various approaches and best practices for Web GIS management and administration in an academic setting. We will start with basic out of the box tools and workflows available to create an effective Web GIS portal and efficiently manage users, content and credits. We will also discuss 3rd party solutions which are available to simplify these tasks. Lastly, we will cover a new Python API which has modules to empower administrators in higher education institutions to easily manage their organizations. Newer capabilities such as Portal to Portal collaboration and their implications for teaching and research will be examined.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
4/11/2018 1:20 PM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Aileen Buckley (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
Learning to organize, analyze, and visualize space-time data can be daunting. Get up to speed in this workshop by learning how to manage your space-time data aptly, analyze it appropriately, and map it artfully. A variety of examples are used demonstrate how ArcGIS helps you gain greater understanding of space-time data using powerful analytical tools for aggregating your data into a space-time cube; performing hot spot, cluster, and outlier analyses; and visualizing your data and analysis results. Techniques are also presented for creating captivating and informative displays to share your insights with others.
Time
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
4/11/2018 3:20 PM
W3_1 Walking the Tightrope: Practical Ideas for Women in Geography to Exercise a Leadership Mindset
Organizers: Patricia Solis (Texas Tech University) & Elizabeth Wentz (Arizona State University)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: J&C Center 
Join us for the fifth annual workshop in a series of themes addressing career advancement and success for women in Geography. This year’s workshop will explore practical ways to exercise a leadership mindset. At any career stage, you can consider yourself a leader and aspire to listen and lead with authority. This requires a perspective that leadership is a thought process and set of skills rather than a given position or title. In this workshop, we will share experiences, discuss the characteristics and contexts for a leadership mindset, and identify practical ways to build skills such as active listening and negotiating. We will promote inclusive ways that women across categories of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness can understand and support each other as leaders. Our workshop promotes the practice of a leadership mindset to transcend challenges and grasp opportunities in women’s careers.
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4/12/2018 9:30 AM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Joseph Kerski (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
Join us as we discover how to create, modify, and share form-based field surveys using Esri’s Survey123 tools and mobile field app. Survey123 allows for powerful yet easy-to-set up and use data sheets with which you can collect information on tree species, water quality, pedestrian counts, and much more for research and teaching, and the results can be analyzed in graphs, tables, and maps.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
4/12/2018 10:00 AM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
We will discuss the concept of Web GIS and what it means for your curriculum. We will cover what sets Web GIS apart from its predecessors (Desktop and Server GIS) and look at best practices for deploying Web GIS in academia. We will examine the various components of Web GIS - combination of portals, web apps and desktop apps. ArcGIS Pro will be examined in detail as a desktop app in a Web GIS pattern. We will also discuss identity and user management and traditional GIS workflows and capabilities, such as data management, mapping and visualization, analysis and sharing content.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
4/12/2018 1:20 PM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Lauren Bennett (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
Whenever we look at a map, it is natural for us to organize, group, differentiate, and cluster what we see to help us make better sense of it. This workshop will explore the powerful Spatial Statistics techniques designed to do just that: Hot Spot Analysis and Cluster and Outlier Analysis. Through discussions and demonstrations, we will learn how these techniques work and how they can be used to identify significant patterns in our data. We will explore the different questions that each tool can answer, best practices for running the tools, and strategies for interpreting and sharing results.

Time
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
4/12/2018 3:20 PM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Aileen Buckley (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
The Living Atlas of the World—available through ArcGIS Online—is the world’s foremost collection of geographic information for analysis and mapping, with maps, data layers, tools, services, and apps contributed by Esri and its partners and distributors worldwide, but most importantly, the community of ArcGIS users. Learn how the Living Atlas is organized, how it integrates with different parts of the ArcGIS platform, and how it can be integrated into your workflows. Learn how to leverage these authoritative data for analysis and mapping, and how you can nominate your own maps and data for inclusion in the Living Atlas.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
4/13/2018 10:00 AM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
Do you have datasets that are large, complex and difficult to process? Some of these datasets come from real-time streaming, while some of them have been collected over the years waiting to be mined for patterns and insights. This workshop will explore the comprehensive capabilities within the ArcGIS platform for working with large volumes of complex data. We’ll focus on ArcGIS Enterprise including GeoEvent Server and GeoAnalytics Server as well as talk about the client tools you can use to leverage these powerful features such as ArcGIS Pro, Insights for ArcGIS, and the ArcGIS API for Python.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
4/13/2018 1:20 PM
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Lauren Bennett (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 4/5, Marriott
Space and time are inseparable, and integrating the temporal aspect of your data into your spatial analysis leads to powerful discoveries. This workshop will build on the cluster analysis methods discussed in Spatial Data Mining I by presenting advanced techniques for analyzing your data in the context of both space and time. We will cover space-time pattern mining techniques including aggregating your data into a space-time cube, emerging hot spot analysis, local outlier analysis, and best practices for visualizing and interpreting your cube. Come learn how to use these new techniques to get the most out of your spatiotemporal data.
Time
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
4/13/2018 3:20 PM
Time
11:40 AM - 2:00 PM
4/14/2018 11:40 AM
Time
11:40 AM - 2:00 PM
4/14/2018 11:40 AM

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