AAG 2021 Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually in the pacific time zone. 

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When
4/7/2021 7:00 AM - 4/11/2021 8:00 PM
Where
VIRTUAL
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Program

   

Wednesday, 07 April 2021

 
N1_1 Career Mentoring (Opportunity 1 of 6) Wednesday, April 7th, 8:00am – 9:15am Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geography professionals representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion might include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

W1_1 Teaching Physical Geography in Dynamic Ways with Web Mapping Tools and Spatial Data Wednesday, April 7, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Joseph Kerski, Angela Lee Capacity: 100 Online data portals, cloud-based spatial analytics, and the integration of Learning Management Systems with web mapping multimedia present today’s instructor with ways of dynamically teaching physical geography. Natural hazards, landforms, marine and terrestrial ecoregions, weather, climate, and interactive maps and imagery can be employed to teach core change-over-space-and-time concepts. ArcGIS Online and map applications can be used in online and F2F courses on any device with no installs. Students build skills in spatial and critical thinking, and present research results using story maps and other tools that can be easily assessed by the instructor and used in portfolios.
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

W1_2 Self-Onboarding Strategies to Thrive in Your New Job Now and Your Career Ahead Wednesday, April 7, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Research shows that new employee onboarding is critical for successfully adjusting to a new job and also for building a more satisfying career; however, most organizations fail to provide adequate onboarding. This workshop will provide a set of self-onboarding strategies that can complement the process that an organization may have in place, or serve as a new job survival kit if you’re on your own as a new hire.
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

W1_3 Add Web GIS and Mobile GIS to Your Curriculum Wednesday, April 7, 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM Organizer: Pinde Fu, Angela Lee, Capacity: 100 In the COVID era, society needs web and mobile technology more than ever. Students love these new technologies. Today’s GIS curriculum needs to address not only society’s growing demands, but also engage students’ interests in new technologies. This workshop will help professors incorporate the latest ArcGIS technology advances in teaching Web GIS and mobile GIS. It will present the book ‘Getting to Know Web GIS’ and the experience of author Pinde Fu teaching Web GIS and Mobile GIS at Harvard Extension and other universities using this book. The body of knowledge, important concepts, frontiers in Web & Mobile GIS, and latest advances in several GIS apps and capabilities will be presented.
Time
11:10 AM - 12:25 PM
11:10 AM

N1_2 Career Mentoring (Opportunity 2 of 6) Wednesday, April 7th, 1:30 pm – 2:45pm Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geography professionals representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion might include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM

N1_3 Reflect and Connect Hour, hosted by GSAG Wednesday, April 7th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Organizers: Joshua Merced Capacity: 25
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Thursday, 08 April 2021

 
N2_1 Career Mentoring (Opportunity 3 of 6) Thursday, April 8th, 8:00am – 9:15am Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geography professionals representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion might include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

W2_1 A New Website for Educations: Introduction to Imagery and Remote Sensing Thursday, April 8, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Organizers: Delphine Khanna, Angela Lee Capacity: 100 Esri’s new website 'Introduction to Imagery and Remote Sensing' offers a growing body of materials for higher education. It includes a mix of hands-on labs, interactive web apps, and overview slides covering fundamental concepts. It proposes a variety of activities on engaging topics, from visualizing a volcanic eruption, to measuring a shrinking lake with unsupervised classification, assessing hail damage with the SAVI index, working with drone imagery, extracting information from a lidar point cloud, applying deep learning to imagery, analyzing temporal data, and much more! In this presentation, we will give an overview of the site and its content.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

W2_2 Introduction to Deep Learning for Satellite Imagery and Geospatial Data Thursday, April 8, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Organizers: Benoit Parmentier, Marco Millones, Hichem Omrani Capacity: 20 This workshop aims to introduce Deep Learning for satellite imagery and geospatial data. The workshop will focus on hands-on computer labs that will introduce concept and methods used in Deep Learning using python and Keras. In particular, we will increase complexity of Deep Learning Neural Network architecture by exploring first Dense Neural Network, Convolutional Network for classification and the encoder-decoder structure (U-net). Example applications may include Land use/Land cover, image classification labeling and semantic segmentation.  Participants can expect to learn about pipeline steps used to develop Deep Learning network and various associated concepts.
Time
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM

W2_3 Multivariate Mapping with ArcGIS Pro Thursday, April 8, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Aileen Buckley, Angela Lee, John Nelson Capacity: 100 As noted in the UCGIS Body of Knowledge (https://gistbok.ucgis.org/bok-topics/multivariate-mapping), “multivariate maps encode two or more data variables concurrently into a single symbolization mechanism. Their purpose is to reveal relationships between the variables that might not otherwise be apparent via a standard single-variable technique.” Through demonstrations of multivariate mapping methods available in ArcGIS Pro, this workshop describes some key types of multivariate maps, the rationale for their use, considerations for their design, and their relative merits. It also provides guidance on how to take an informed and balanced approach to multivariate map making by weighing information density against visual complexity (BoK).
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

W2_4 The Visible Geographer: Publicizing Your Work Beyond the Academy Thursday, April 8, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Emily Fekete, Coline Dony, Capacity: 100 Making the work of geographers more visible starts with you! This workshop is meant to help articulate your geography projects, products, perspectives, or findings across different forms of media. This workshop, for participants in any stage of their career from students to later career professionals, will cover: •              New measures for academic performance (alt-metrics) •              How to identify a target audience whether you are at the idea, implementation, or outcomes phase •              Ways to create or develop your persona (off- and online) •              Suggestions for where to seek opportunities to expand your reach (op-eds, calls from reporters, etc.) Plus, provide a space to engage with other participants to share personal experiences.
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

W2_5 Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers in Geography Thursday, April 8, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Despite rapidly evolving and expanding employment opportunities, many students are unfamiliar with the numerous career paths for which a degree in geography can prepare them. Using the AAG publication Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and the Environment (Pearson 2013) as a resource, the workshop facilitators -- who are contributing authors to the book -- will introduce participants to a series of classroom activities that have been designed to raise students' awareness of employment prospects for geographers and to help them recognize and articulate the value of their geography training to potential employers. The participants will then work through these exercises, sharing ideas about how to adapt them to the needs of their own students and institutions. This workshop is suitable for educators at all grade levels and career stages.
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

W2_6 Multivariate Mapping with ArcGIS Online Thursday, April 8, 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM Organizers: Aileen Buckley, Angela Lee, John Nelson  Capacity: 100 Multivariate maps encode two or more data variables concurrently into a single symbolization mechanism to reveal relationships between variables that might not otherwise be apparent (UCGIS Body of Knowledge, https://gistbok.ucgis.org/bok-topics/multivariate-mapping). Framed within a discussion of the questions that can be answered with different types and numbers of variables, we demonstrate that the multivariate mapping methods available in ArcGIS Online may seem complicated but are in fact simple. Our discussions and demonstrations balance this ease of mapping with cautionary guidance on how to take an informed and balanced approach to multivariate map design by weighing information density against visual complexity (BoK).
Time
11:10 AM - 12:25 PM
11:10 AM

N2_3 Reflect and Connect Hour, hosted by GSAG ( Thursday, April 8th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Organizers: Joshua Merced Capacity: 25
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

N2_2 Career Mentoring (Opportunity 4 of 6) Thursday, April 8th, 1:30 pm – 2:45pm Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geography professionals representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion might include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM

W2_7 Spatial Data Science with GIS Thursday, April 8, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Organizers: Gregory Brunner, Angela Lee Capacity: 100 Spatial data science is the integration of GIS tools with data science methodologies. It enables analysts to extract deeper insight through spatially enabled analytical methods and algorithms, including machine learning and deep learning. ArcGIS is a spatial data science platform that integrates data science tools like Jupyter notebooks and Python libraries. In this session, we will demonstrate ArcGIS Notebooks. We will review the customizations to Jupyter that integrate GIS and mapping functionality directly into the ArcGIS Notebook environment and the python libraries included in ArcGIS Notebooks. We will demonstrate spatial data science techniques for human geography, such as demographics, and physical geography, such as remote sensing and oceanography.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM

W2_8 Walking the Tightrope: Practical Ideas for Women to Advocate for Themselves and Other Thursday, April 8, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Organizers: Patricia Solis, Elizabeth Wentz Capacity: 100 Join us for the seventh annual workshop in a series of themes addressing career advancement and success for women in Geography. This year’s workshop will be a virtual one where we will explore practical ideas for women in geography and GIS to integrate Self-Advocacy into career advancement. Research consistently shows that men self-advocate and self-promote more often than women, which potentially leads to differential career outcomes. The question is - how and when should women self-advocate more often? The workshop will introduce discussions andtools towards a self-advocacy mindset for envisioning career advancement, managing uncertainty, solving problems, and seeking new experiences. Whether it is negotiating for salaries or raises, or advocating for broader improvements in the professional landscape, this mindset fosters clear communication, asset management, and success.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM

W2_9 Extract Insights from Imagery Using Deep Learning in ArcGIS Thursday, April 8, 3:05 PM – 4:20 PM Organizers: David Yu, Angela Lee, Vinay Viswarmbharan (Vinay is not registered) Capacity: 100 Deep learning is an implementation of artificial intelligence that leverages deep neural networks to tackle difficult problems in computer vision. ArcGIS supports various imagery deep learning capabilities in both ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS API for Python. These capabilities empower the user to automate the task of insight extraction from nadir or oblique imagery, including asset extraction, pixel classification, feature categorization and so on. In this workshop, we will cover the necessary steps to perform end-to-end analysis using deep learning within ArcGIS, from data pre-processing to visualization. After this session, you should be familiar with the different types of deep learning workflows in ArcGIS and how you can train a model to perform large scale feature extraction over your imagery data.
Time
3:05 PM - 4:20 PM
3:05 PM

F2_1 Visit a historic Seattle Map store in the Pike Place Market  Thursday, April 8, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Organizers: John Loacker, Randall Keating, MJ Brown  Metsker Maps and Kroll Map have both been active in the Northwest for over 100 years. Metsker would like to welcome you virtually to their iconic store in the heart of the Pike Place Market. 14 blocks north and two blocks south of the Space Needle is the Kroll Map Company.
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM

N2_4 Geo-Kahoot! Thursday, April 8th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Organizers: Richard Quodomine Capacity: 50
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Friday, 09 April 2021

 
N3_1 Career Mentoring (Opportunity 5 of 6) Friday, April 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geography professionals representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion might include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

W3_1 Teaching Cultural Geography in Dynamic Ways with Web Mapping Tools and Spatial Data Friday, April 9, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Organizers: Joseph Kerski, Angela Lee Capacity: 100 Online data portals, cloud-based spatial analytics, and the integration of Learning Management Systems with web mapping multimedia present today’s instructor with ways of dynamically teaching cultural geography. Demographic and behavioral data, land use, and interactive maps and imagery can be employed to teach core change-over-space-and-time concepts. ArcGIS Online and map applications can be used in online and F2F courses on any device with no installs. Students build skills in spatial and critical thinking, and present research results using story maps and other tools that can be easily assessed by the instructor and used in portfolios.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

N3_2 Feminist Geographies Specialty Group Book Celebration Friday, April 9th, 9:00am – 10:30am Organizers: Emily Billo Capacity: 40
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM

F3_1 Urban Design Downtown--an exploration of Seattle's center city Friday, April 9, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Lyle Bicknell This virtual tour will focus on the cultural, economic, and geological forces that have shaped Seattle's built environment. Strategies for keeping Seattle livable despite rapid growth will be explored.
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

W3_2 Teaching with ArcGIS Pro Friday, April 9, 9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Organizers: Canserina Kurnia, Angela Lee, Mark Stewart Capacity: 100 Geospatial professionals in various industries have adopted ArcGIS Pro as a desktop application that is part of a Web GIS pattern. In this workshop, we will cover questions and concerns which typically arise as we consider ArcGIS Pro for the classroom. Discussion will involve learning curve, latest capabilities, licensing, hardware and virtualization, job market demands, numerous resources for teaching, and migrating course contents.
Time
9:35 AM - 10:50 AM
9:35 AM

N3_3 USNC Meeting: 2021 International Cartographic Conference  Friday, April 9th, 11:10am – 12:15pm Organizers: Aileen Buckley Capacity: 100
Time
11:10 AM - 12:15 PM
11:10 AM

W3_3 Making Space for Time: Robust Workflows for Incorporating Time into GIS Analyses Friday, April 9, 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM Organizers: Kevin Butler, Angela Lee, Neeti Nayak Capacity: 100 Geographers explore and model an increasingly complex and changing world. In this workshop, you’ll learn new ways to analyze time-enabled datasets to glean patterns across space and time. We’ll explore techniques for creating, managing, analyzing, and visualizing time-enabled spatial data using new data structures and tools in ArcGIS Pro. Analysis examples will include vector based population data and raster based pollution data.
Time
11:10 AM - 12:25 PM
11:10 AM

N3_4 OUTSTEPS - A Post-Session Geography Mixer for Anyone Interested in Building Regional Networks Friday, April 9th, 12:25pm – 2:00pm Organizers: Chris Renschler Capacity: 50
Time
12:25 PM - 2:00 PM
12:25 PM

N3_5 Reflect and Connect Hour, hosted by GSAG Friday, April 9th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Organizers: Joshua Merced Capacity: 25
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Saturday, 10 April 2021

 
N4_1 Career Mentoring (Opportunity 6 of 6) Saturday, April 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am Organizers: Mark Revell Capacity: 100 Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geography professionals representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion might include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

W4_1 Metrics that Make a Difference: How to Analyze Change and Error with Applications to Land Change Science and GIS Saturday, April 10, 8:00 AM – 11:00AM Organizer: Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr Capacity: 300 This workshop concerns how to measure temporal change and predictive error for a variety of applications, in particular Land Change Science and GIS. We discuss how to avoid common blunders and to use enlightening techniques such as the Total Operating Characteristic and Difference Components. Participants range from students to senior scientists. The workshop focuses on concepts, not on specific software, thus participants do not need to use computers in the workshop. Participants are entitled to a 50% discount on a general or academic license of the GIS software TerrSet (clarklabs.org). Professor Pontius has presented workshops in 17 countries (www.clarku.edu/~rpontius/).
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

N4_2: Reflect and Connect Hour, hosted by GSAG Saturday, April 10th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Organizers: Joshua Merced Capacity: 25
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

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