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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 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Student Dynamic Map Competition Group Entries

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Elastic Terrain Map ** HONORABLE MENTION
Jonas Buddeberg & Bernhard Jenny, Oregon State University, USA / University of Potsdam, Germany
http://elasticterrain.xyz/
Experience the third dimension of terrain as you have never before. The map covers the entire world including ocean floor. Interactive animations that are coupled to conventional map panning create a 3D effect. A control panel is provided to customize the map. Different base maps can be selected, the look and feel of the animations can be adjusted, and many more parameters such as direction and intensity of lightsource for relief shading can be controlled. A range of interesting examples can be browsed with the help of two arrows. A small indicator displays the absolute elevation value at the position of the mouse cursor. Make sure your browser is up-to-date. Performance is best with Google Chrome.

The North West Bushwick Community Map
Chris Henrick, Michael Mintz, Gabriel Gianordoli, Namtreta Kumar, Daniel Mastretta, Brigette Blood, Parsons School of Design
http://www.bushwickcommunitymap.org
The Northwest Bushwick Community Map was created as a resource for local community organizations and tenants rights groups to easily access disparate information around land use, housing and urban development for the neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York. As it is a public website it is also intended to be an exemplary tool to inform New York City residents about what kinds of indicators may be used to predict new urban development and help prevent displacement of longtime residents in their own neighborhoods.

Your Body, (Not) Your Choice
Robin Tolochko, Katie Kowalsky, Dylan Moriarty, University of Wisconsin - Madison 
yourbodynotyourchoice.github.io
Your Body, (Not) Your Choice is an interactive web map and website aimed to educate the public about the changes in state-level abortion policy in the United States since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. It includes legal data about all 50 states since 1973, allowing the user to explore how abortion policy has changed over time via the map and a corresponding timeline. You can also overlay proportional symbols of abortion clinics and crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) on top of the policy basemap. Additionally, we have provided extensive written background information as well as static maps and charts. We decided to make this map because abortion is continually a contentious political topic in the U.S., but we had never seen the historical data shown over time. We also wanted to learn about the specific types of abortion restrictions and which states have which kinds of restrictive policies. 

A Psychogeographical Archeology of Thomas Clerc’s Paris, musée du XXIe siècle, le dixième arrondissement
Dean Olsen & Geography 575 team members (Adam Gile, GIS Certificate Program,
Sijia Zhang, The Graduate School (urban planning)), University of Wisconsin - Madison
http://deanwolsen.com/Consolidated_Paris/index.html
These interactive maps support a visual exploration of a novel by Thomas Clerc by mapping his "subjective markers" or metaphorical spaces he experienced while walking through Paris' Tenth Arrondissement. Created for Prof. Joshua Armstrong of Wisconsin's Department of French & Italian, these were part of his presentations at Writing & Space, an international conference in Lyon, France in 2015.

Selections from Atlas of the Polar Regions **WINNER
Daniel Stephen, Jane E. Darbyshire, Samuel M. Hooper, Gareth Baldrica-Franklin, Jennifer S. Bohannon, Oregon State University
http://people.oregonstate.edu/~stephdan/SelectionsFromAtlasofthePolarRegions.ibooks
The Atlas of the Polar Regions, an interactive multimedia atlas for iBooks, was formulated to visualize the exploration, settlement, physiography, natural history, and resources of the polar regions and to educate others about changes occurring in the polar regions, particularly due to climate change, through cartographic design. Map-based displays and interactive features present information in understandable and inviting ways, making the information more engaging to readers. The Atlas of the Polar Regions explores new technology for constructing, designing, and formatting an atlas. It combines traditional cartographic tools—ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop—with interactive features of the iBooks Author application to assemble an educational atlas. This submission for the NACIS 2015 Student Dynamic Map Competition is an excerpt from the complete atlas, which is available for free in the iBooks store.

Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Depot Pavilion 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401