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Welcome to NACIS 2015 in Minneapolis! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). The theme for this year’s meeting is Mapping Interactions. See the schedule below and go to the NACIS website for more details.

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.

For those of you who were unable to attend the conference, or who couldn’t clone themselves to be at multiple talks at once, many slides are linked in the session descriptions below. Twin Cities local Kitty Hurley also put together this fantastic document summarizing much of what she saw at the meeting, so if slide decks aren’t linked, check out her notes. 
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Wednesday, October 14 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
GDCD Early Afternoon Session

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All papers in this session are 17 minutes, including time for questions.

Countermapping in Ojibwe Country: Bad River Water&Culture Maps Project
Jessie Conaway, University of Wisconsin Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
The Bad River watershed of northern Wisconsin is a natural boundary that encompasses both tribal and non-tribal communities who have mobilized around protection of water against threats of mineral mining, climate change, and aquatic invasive species. The watershed provided a space for community-based research (CBR) that shed light on the importance of water quality to the integrity of the place. Countermapping, which is use of western cartography tools for indigenous purposes (Peluso, 1995), illuminates Ojibwe spatial narratives as undercurrents of relationships to the homeland and the immense importance of water in Ojibwe culture. Participatory mapping that emphasizes cultural “storymapping” is appropriate for work in an indigenous community, as it engages collective leadership and modes of narrative communication. Participatory watershed mapping in the Bad River Ojibwe community involved elders and youth, and resulted in the multi-media Bad River Water & Culture Maps Project. The maps remain in the Bad River community as a durable product of CBR, for use in education, outreach, and policy efforts about water stewardship and sovereignty.

Deep Map: An Open Source Web Map Builder
Deanne Lundin, Penn State University
DEEP MAP is an open source web mapping application that collects--and connects--places and the people interested in them. Inspired by projects like Mapbox and CartoDB, Deep Map also aims to make web mapping easy so users can focus on content. Extending this to better integration of text, media, and other content, Deep Map will be a “place of places” where users develop their own projects using a rich user interface that makes an easy-to-configure layout into a place-centered exhibit or collaboration. Its larger mission is to enable bioregional projects easy to create and to connect. With the addition of spatial analysis tools, custom layers, and tools for text analysis, Deep Map binds geographic data with text data. Using Leaflet and OSM data, DM is built with javascript open source solutions (Angular, Node, PostGIS) so developers will find it easy to contribute, extend, or fork.

Creating and disseminating GIS data for the US and the World
David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center
Jonathan Schroeder, Minnesota Population Center
Tracy Kugler, Minnesota Population Center
The Minnesota Population Center creates and disseminates GIS data delineating historical and contemporary administrative and statistical units for most countries of the world. This talk describes the MPC GIS data collection, including the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS), Terra Populus, and IPUMS-USA, and the production process we have developed over the last 14 years.
https://speakerdeck.com/nvkelso/creating-and-disseminating-gis-data-for-the-us-and-the-world

Geodata Coverage
Geoffrey A. Forbes, LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping
I will be discussing options for geodata coverage of the US and other countries, with special focus on recent releases; current, updated materials; and previously unavailable datasets. Data layers to be covered will include topographic mapping, aerial/satellite imagery, vector data, DEMs and land-use/land-cover.
 

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Geoffrey Forbes

Director of Mapping, LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping
I've been in the map business for 15 years but have loved maps for as long as I can remember. I've traveled to 30 countries and have lived in 3; and speak Russian and German. I served in Military Intelligence during the Cold War. I hold a BA in Russian and an MS in Technology with a concentration in international management. I enjoy brokering win-win deals with buyers and sellers of unique map data. I have two sons that are in Cub Scouts and... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Charles Frost 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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