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Research Computing And Data For Geoscience, Preston Smith Nov 2015

Research Computing And Data For Geoscience, Preston Smith

Purdue GIS Day

This presentation will discuss the data storage and computational resources available for GIS researchers at Purdue.

This presentation will discuss the data storage and computational resources available for GIS researchers at Purdue.


Launch Of Geodata Portal @ Purdue Libraries, Nicole Kong, Weichang Tang Nov 2015

Launch Of Geodata Portal @ Purdue Libraries, Nicole Kong, Weichang Tang

Purdue GIS Day

With more than two years’ efforts, Purdue University Libraries are launching the Geodata Portal @ Purdue on this year’s GIS Day celebration. This geodata portal allows geospatial information users to search for information by two simple criteria: where and what, which greatly reduced the geospatial information access barrier for researchers and learners. Users can preview map, preview metadata, and download maps from the portal. Currently, our portal include data from: (1) open data at all the collaborating universities, including Tufts, Harvard, MIT, and Berkley; (2) data from IndianaMap; (3) Purdue open access map collection: historic aerial photos, topo maps, and ...


Geocoding Workshop, Amanda O'Daniel Nov 2015

Geocoding Workshop, Amanda O'Daniel

Purdue GIS Day

This is a hands-on workshop to introduce you the geocoding resources from the State of Indiana.


Gis Project Design: Brainstorming & Ideation Workshop, Frank Garofalo Nov 2015

Gis Project Design: Brainstorming & Ideation Workshop, Frank Garofalo

Purdue GIS Day

  • Who should attend:
    • Do you have a new project or existing project, and looking to generate some new ideas?
    • Come with a project in mind or just come to learn some new collaboration and brainstorming techniques.
  • What participants will learn… techniques for:
    • Working with others to create a common direction and vision, then generating alignment
    • Evaluating current state situations, strengths, complications and implications
    • Identifying and forming consensus on key target audiences
    • Generating ideas to prioritizing capabilities for new solutions and the related benefits
    • Specifying key objectives to measure and gauge for success


Human Mobility Patterns Probability Measurement: An Example Using Twitter Data At Purdue, Yuqian Huang Nov 2015

Human Mobility Patterns Probability Measurement: An Example Using Twitter Data At Purdue, Yuqian Huang

Purdue GIS Day

Nowadays, social tools are really important to people's daily lives. And it is also valuable to data researcher that Twitter, Facebook and other social tools are emerging as a key resource of free and open volunteered geographic information (VGI). And this research is trying to take advantages of twitter data around Purdue campus. It tracks the most active twitter users in order to find out their behavior patterns and to provide probability of when and where the users will show up.


Modeling And Visualizing Regular Tweeting Pattern Of Purdue Campus, Yuki Huang, Jie Shan Nov 2015

Modeling And Visualizing Regular Tweeting Pattern Of Purdue Campus, Yuki Huang, Jie Shan

Purdue GIS Day

With the strength of social media, many crowd-sourced sensing and collaboration projects can benefit from this kind of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). And this project is trying to find out the potential spatial and temporal pattern of the twitter user and provide the probabilities of the clusters.


Ethnographic Collector, Gideon Singer Nov 2015

Ethnographic Collector, Gideon Singer

Purdue GIS Day

Ethnography can be enhanced by utilizing both ArcGIS Online and Arc Collector. Throughout 2015, I have designed and utilized the Ethnographic Collector web map to record qualitative observations, spatial records, and multi-media attachments. Data was recorded while conducting pilot research on the e-waste landscape of Tippecanoe County, Indiana and a class ethnography project on the neighborhood of New Chauncey. The Ethnographic Collector has augmented qualitative data collection via participant observation and go-along interviews and can likely be utilized in tandem with participatory GIS.


Naturalized Daily Streamflow Reconstruction For The Upper Wabash River, Sanoar Rahman, Laura C. Bowling Nov 2015

Naturalized Daily Streamflow Reconstruction For The Upper Wabash River, Sanoar Rahman, Laura C. Bowling

Purdue GIS Day

During the 1960s, the United States Army Corps of Engineers constructed a number of dams in the Upper Wabash watershed in Indiana, primarily for flood control, hydropower and recreation. In order to investigate the impact of other environmental changes, such as changes in land management and climate on streamflow, it is necessary to reconstruct what the natural flow of the impounded river would be without the influence of the upstream reservoirs.


Indiana Freshwater Use Projection And Spatial Analysis For Renewable Water Supply, Sanoar Rahman, Laura Bowling Nov 2015

Indiana Freshwater Use Projection And Spatial Analysis For Renewable Water Supply, Sanoar Rahman, Laura Bowling

Purdue GIS Day

Often, when governmental and non-governmental entities attempt to make plans for future water supply and environmental flows they fall into the trap of developing strategies for specific locations rather than working together and approaching a problem from a basin or regional scale. The problem persists when lack of knowledge of local situations and confining management plans with city and county lines merge together. The purpose of this study is to project future water use and then to reveal if there is any pattern in renewable water supply in Indiana to provide a basis for policy makers and stakeholders to consider ...


Extended Capability To Support Multiple Watersheds In Stepl Web, Larry Theller, Kean Jye Tan Nov 2015

Extended Capability To Support Multiple Watersheds In Stepl Web, Larry Theller, Kean Jye Tan

Purdue GIS Day

The STEPL model is a web-based spreadsheet tool designed for the estimation / of pollutant load and to analyze how creation or practicing certain sustainable / activities will reduce pollution in a watershed. For example, leaving a strip of / grass between a farm field and a water feature like stream of lake, will have an / estimated impact on the amount of soil and fertilizer which runs off in to the / river. / The model uses soil properties database, precipitation database and other / factors to make an estimate of pollution reduction after an action. It can then / calculate the cost of applying the action.


Map-Based Mobile Apps For Ios And Android, Larry Theller, Hemil Desai Nov 2015

Map-Based Mobile Apps For Ios And Android, Larry Theller, Hemil Desai

Purdue GIS Day

The STEPL model is a web-based spreadsheet tool designed for the estimation / of pollutant load and to analyze how creation or practicing certain sustainable / activities will reduce pollution in a watershed. For example, leaving a strip of / grass between a farm field and a water feature like stream of lake, will have an / estimated impact on the amount of soil and fertilizer which runs off in to the / river. / The model uses soil properties database, precipitation database and other / factors to make an estimate of pollution reduction after an action. It can then / calculate the cost of applying the action.


Summer Internships In Software Engineering In Abe, Larry Theller Nov 2015

Summer Internships In Software Engineering In Abe, Larry Theller

Purdue GIS Day

We discuss the various software engineering projects which were assigned to a group of 8 undrgrad computer science interns who worked in Agricultural and Biological Engineering this summer. All projects involved mapping, mobile apps, REST services or online map-based decision support services. All students completed soem ESRI Virtual Campus training.


User Interface Design Evaluation For L-Thia Watershed Analysis Tool., Lakshya Garg, Larry Theller, Yichen Zhong Nov 2015

User Interface Design Evaluation For L-Thia Watershed Analysis Tool., Lakshya Garg, Larry Theller, Yichen Zhong

Purdue GIS Day

This project is a semester-long analysis of the user interface deign of the ABE web-Based Decision support tool "L-THIA Watershed Management System". The goal is to evaluate the components such as user inputs, logical flow, graphical display, navigation, operational feasibility and technical feasibility. The process includes comparison to the interface of other of other well-known online mapping web tools. The student team will be evaluating under GIS specialist Larry Theller (Purdue ABE) some other online watershed analysis tools. The result of this study will be incorporated in the next phase of tool development for L-thia and several other ABE web ...


Mapping The Impact Of Famine On The Volga And Black Sea German Enclaves, 1891-1934, Amber N. Nickell Nov 2015

Mapping The Impact Of Famine On The Volga And Black Sea German Enclaves, 1891-1934, Amber N. Nickell

Purdue GIS Day

Using ArcGIS software and the ArcGIS online story mapping function, this project maps population growth and decline over time in the ethnic German Volga and Black Sea Enclaves in the Russian Empire (later the USSR) and overlays that population data with maps of famine zones during the 1891/2, 1921/22, and 1932/33 famines in order to answer the following questions. Where were the enclaves in relation to the famine regions? What impact did the famines have on ethnic German populations in the region? How did the Volga colonies fare in relation to national estimates during naturally occurring famines ...


Rain Garden Inventory Responsive And Mobile Site, Larry Theller, Richard Andreas Nov 2015

Rain Garden Inventory Responsive And Mobile Site, Larry Theller, Richard Andreas

Purdue GIS Day

This project is to create a responsive website to allow the public to input their various rainscaping practices into a database and viewed on a map. In addition, their data will be calculated and capacity will be shown.

This inventory website is responsive and will change between desktop and mobile view automatically based on the parameters of the browser.


Evaluating A Process To Make An Online Environmental Model Accessible Under Ada, Kehara Taylor, Larry Theller Nov 2015

Evaluating A Process To Make An Online Environmental Model Accessible Under Ada, Kehara Taylor, Larry Theller

Purdue GIS Day

Assure compliance with federal (ADA) and international accessibility guidelines to reduce the risk of litigation and penalties. / / Increase site usage by making all of your Web properties accessible to people with disabilities (WCAG, Section 508, AODA, Canada's Standard on Accessibility). / / Prevent privacy breaches involving personal and health information. / / Protect confidential company and OPSEC information from leaking to the public through online exposure. / / Web content and applications, as well as Microsoft Office and PDF documents can be validated for any compliance regulation including custom rules. /


Characterizing And Mapping The Field Scale Spatial Variability Of Surface Horizon Soil Properties And Water Content With Noninvasive Em38, Ryan W.R. Schroeder, Robert Austin, Joshua Heitman, Adam Howard Nov 2015

Characterizing And Mapping The Field Scale Spatial Variability Of Surface Horizon Soil Properties And Water Content With Noninvasive Em38, Ryan W.R. Schroeder, Robert Austin, Joshua Heitman, Adam Howard

Purdue GIS Day

The spatial variability of physical soil properties at the field scale is increasingly important in agriculture and natural resource management. Changes in topography, parent material, management practices, erosion/deposition rates, etc. can influence the variability of the soil’s physical properties and help guide management and land use plans. The Geonics EM38 is a noninvasive geophysical sensor which is used to measure the apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) of the soil through electromagnetic induction – primarily influenced by clay content, soil moisture content, and salinity. Soil moisture has been found to be a significant contributor to ECa and is therefore useful in ...


Gis Resources @ Purdue, Larry Biehl Nov 2015

Gis Resources @ Purdue, Larry Biehl

Purdue GIS Day

GIS tools, resources, and data provided by ITAP and RCAC


Electrical Infrastructure Mapping At Purdue, Purdue Physical Facilities Nov 2015

Electrical Infrastructure Mapping At Purdue, Purdue Physical Facilities

Purdue GIS Day

No abstract provided.


It’S All About The Journey… From Brainstorming To Canvas, From Map To App, Frank Garofalo Nov 2015

It’S All About The Journey… From Brainstorming To Canvas, From Map To App, Frank Garofalo

Purdue GIS Day

The Ideation and brainstorming skills for GIS project development toward a user friendly interface.


Coordinating Gis In Indiana, Phil Worrall, Jim Sparks Nov 2015

Coordinating Gis In Indiana, Phil Worrall, Jim Sparks

Purdue GIS Day

This presentation summarizes the joint effort between Indiana State Government and Indiana Geographic Information Council in coordinating and sharing geospatial information across the state.