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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 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
GDCD Late Afternoon Session

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

Mapping the Poles - the Polar Geospatial Center
Brad Herried, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota
The Polar Geospatial Center provides mapping, GIS, and remote sensing support for researchers studying the polar regions. This talk describes the services provided by the Center, including rapid imagery delivery and analysis, custom maps for logistical support, and GIS analysis. Learn about this unique center supporting a fascinating part of the world!

Challenges in Data Access and Quality Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Data Sets
Christopher Badurek, Drexel University
Researchers and policymakers are increasingly interested in monitoring greenhouse gas point sources and mapping related atmospheric concentrations using these data. This presentation discusses challenges in acquiring greenhouse gas point source GIS data for the US and internationally, including discussion of related metadata and data quality issues. In addition, challenges in acquisition and use of NASA GIS data sources for mapping atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and the limits of linking these to ground sources. These issues represent a significant challenge for data curation and prospects for reuse and data provenance lineages.

CIC Geospatial Data Discovery Project
Ryan Mattke, University of Minnesota Libraries
This project will begin in July 2015 and is a collaboration between eight CIC (Big Ten) institutions (through the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives) to launch a joint portal for geospatial data.

The Open Geoportal Dashboard Analytics and Metadata Toolkit
Patrick Florance, Tufts University
The Open Geoportal (OGP) community has developed two new components as part of its suite of tools.  The OGP Dashboard provides interactive analytics to help curators better under federated or single collection composition (data types, data licensing, thematic and geographic coverage, etc.) as well as significant details on collection usage. The OGP Metadata Toolkit is a cloud-based, light weight metadata authoring/sharing environment built on the same code base as GeoNetwork. It provides rapid guided metadata authoring and sharing, employing controlled vocabularies and templates. Users can search, import, and export geospatial metadata in multiple formats from the OGP repository (Solr & GitHub).  http://opengeoportal.org 

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Abraham Parrish

GIS Librarian and Researcher, University of Miami

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Patrick Florance

Director Geospatial Technology, Tufts University
Humanitarian GIS, International Mapping/GIS, Visualization, Data Mining, Drones, Geospatial Humanities, Higher Education, etc.
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Brad Herried

Polar Geospatial Center
Cartographer & GIS Developer at the Polar Geospatial Center. I map the polar regions!
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Ryan Mattke

Map & Geospatial Information Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:15pm - 5:00pm CDT
Charles Frost 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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