2017 AAG Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

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When
4/5/2017 - 4/9/2017

Program

   

Monday, 03 April 2017

 
Printed programs are now only available for purchase. Please place your order when you register.
Time
9:10 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM
This CD will contain all of the abstracts in a searchable format.
Time
9:15 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

 
F1_1 Walking Tour of Landmaking on Boston's Central Waterfront

Organizer: Nancy Seasholes (Atlas of Boston History)

This walking tour will trace the landmaking that created what is now Boston's Central Waterfront. The tour will progress from the sites of the earliest filling in the 17th century to the latest in the 1870s. Please note that the $11.50 charge includes transportation fees and handouts.
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
F1_2 Tour of Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Organizer: Ronald Grim (Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library)

Learn about the physical and online cartographic resources available at the Boston Public Library. This tour will introduce participants to three aspects of the LMC collection. The curator will provide an overview of the collection highlighting a selection of historic treasures. The assistant curator will lead a walk-through of the current gallery exhibition, “Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History,” and the reference and geo-spatial librarian will demonstrate LMC online resources including a new digital collection incorporating images of historic maps from ten partner institutions focusing primarily on the Revolutionary War era.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM
F1_3 Walk & Learn: The Planning of Boston, the Greenway, and the Legacy of the Big Dig

Organizers: Zachery Jones (Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group) & Sara Myerson (Boston Planning and Development Agency)

Participants will travel by MBTA (tickets included in the field trip cost) to Boston's City Hall. Accompanied by staff from the Boston Planning and Development Agency, this tour will include a presentation of the "Bird's-eye Boston" model of The Hub at City Hall. From there the tour will walk to the Greenway park system to discuss the legacy of the Big Dig. The tour will part ways with the BPDA staff and walk leisurely along the Greenway Park system paths. The tour will ride the MBTA back to the conference. Please be advised: the Greenway walk is approximately one mile.
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM
W1_2 Networking: Promoting Yourself by Making Connections that Count  
 
Organizers: Niem Huynh (AAG) & Angela Rogers (Penn State University) 
 
This workshop features the art of networking with a focus on how to develop an effective and memorable “elevator pitch," and what this promotional sound bite about yourself sounds like to prospective employers in different scenarios. The facilitators will guide participants through an interactive workshop to develop and practice your networking skills on how to: creatively introduce yourself, develop and deliver a dynamic "elevator pitch," and how to efficiently "work" a room to make connections with key people. The activities will be followed by a debriefing and time for Q&A.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
10:00 AM
W1_3 Exploring Web GIS

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri)

In this workshop we will cover what sets Web GIS apart from its predecessors (Desktop and Server GIS) and look at best practices for deploying Web GIS in academia. We will examine the various components of Web GIS and talk about options for configuring Web GIS to support both teaching and research- using a combination of portals, web apps and desktop apps. The concept of identity and user management will be discussed, along with traditional GIS workflows and capabilities. Resources to help teach Web GIS and environments in which to teach and implement Web GIS will be examined in detail.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM
F1_4 Fenway Park Tour

Organizers: Jase Bernhardt (Hofstra University) & Jonathan Kirk (Kent State University)

Calling all baseball fans! Join us in a tour of the neighborhood ballpark-- historic Fenway Park. Located less than one mile from the Hynes Convention Center, Fenway Park has been home to the storied Boston Red Sox franchise since 1912, making it the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in operation, with its iconic “Green Monster” a Boston landmark. We will depart from the Hynes Convention Center, walking through the Fenway neighborhood on our way to the ballpark. Our one hour guided tour will include stops at all of Fenway Park’s famous sites, with an optional lunch at a local tavern afterward.
Time
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM
W1_5 How to Shine: Polish Your Resume and Cover Letter  Organizers: Niem Huynh (AAG) & Nick Kelch (Esri) This workshop provides an overview of Resume & Cover Letter writing strategies with focus for non-academic applications. The workshop is founded on activities to illustrate key points and highlight three areas, 1) how to emphasize transferable skills in application documents, 2) how to make your resume and cover letter stand out and 3) how to condense an academic CV to a 1-page resume. Please bring one copy of your resume and cover letter for the exercise.
Time
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM
12:40 PM
W1_6 Incorporating ArcGIS Pro in Your Curriculum

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri) 

GIS users are quickly adopting ArcGIS Pro as their main desktop application. In this workshop we will cover essential concepts that you need to know to get started with ArcGIS Pro. We will discuss how ArcGIS Pro fits in a GIS pattern and will cover common GIS workflows for data management, mapping and visualization, analysis and sharing of content. Emphasis will be placed on teaching ArcGIS Pro in a GIS curriculum along with an overview of available resources that could be used in the classroom.
Time
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM
12:40 PM
W1_7 Stand Out from the Rest: Nailing Your Career Fair Interaction

Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri) 

This workshop focuses on the interaction that takes place at a career fair. We will provide you with the tips & tricks needed to successfully navigate this process by walking you through the three main components of any career fair: 1) Preparation, 2) the career fair interaction, and 3) what to do after the career fair. Please bring a copy of your cover letter and resume.
Time
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM
2:40 PM

Thursday, 06 April 2017

 
Exhibit Hall Only Registration
Time
4/6/2017 8:00 AM - 4/8/2017 1:00 PM
8:00 AM
W2_1 Say It Well: Make an Impression at the Interview

Organizer: Niem Huynh (AAG) 

You’ve been invited for a job interview! How do you prepare and how should you say it? This interactive workshop brings together theory and practice to prepare you for your next interview. The workshop builds on activities and group work to highlight three areas of a strong interview, 1) content of response 2) body language and voice and 3) interview preparation. Be prepared to engage and practice your “perfect” answer.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
8:00 AM
W2_4 Geo Apps: Modern Day GIS  Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri) Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)   In this workshop we will cover various apps that are available as part of a Web GIS pattern. GIS has evolved to be a web-centric technology and an important part of modern day GIS is the use of apps available to support common GIS workflows and make information readily available to those who need it. The workshop will examine many different apps available for sharing information with the community, apps for field data collection, apps for office, and configurable builder applications. Emphasis will be on using apps in academic setting for teaching, research and campus administration.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
10:00 AM
W2_5 GISCI - An Exploration of Professionalism Early in a Career or Profession

Organizer: Bill Hodge (GISCI) 

Individuals attending this workshop will receive information on the various facets of a professional career, especially from a geospatial perspective.

Included will be a discussion of certification and professional credentials in general, and the GISP, specifically, and how this area can help an individual succeed early and throughout one's career.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
1:20 PM
W2_6 Compelling Cartography with ArcGIS

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri)
Instructor: Ken Field (Esri)  

This workshop will showcase a range of techniques that take your map-making beyond the defaults. We’ll illustrate how you can build and style custom basemaps for use with your online maps and explore a range of mapping techniques including flow maps, pictorial symbols and cartograms. We’ll also explore how you can create artistic maps with beautiful hillshades, different terrain representation and 3D. We’ll show how to take advantage of new and powerful cartographic features in ArcGIS Pro, where to download some great free cartographic tools and how to begin to think creatively to create beautiful and compelling maps.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
1:20 PM
W2_7 Walking the Tightrope: Practical Ideas for Building Inclusive Spaces for Women in Geography

Organizers: Patricia Solis (Texas Tech University) & Rickie Sanders (Temple University) 

Join us for the fourth annual workshop in a series of themes addressing career advancement and success for women in Geography. The basis of this year’s workshop is to facilitate discussion among men and women to find practical ways to overcome and thrive despite challenging climates on our campuses, workplaces, and in society at large. How can we build truly inclusive spaces that recognize the multiple subjectivities of women across categories of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, able-bodiedness, and other axis of difference? How can we respond to challenges to inclusion or expressions of hate from within our work settings, and in both virtual and real spaces? How can we effectively promote self-care and solidarity during difficult times? In this highly interactive session, we will explore how to think about promoting a career in less than ideal institutional contexts while getting beyond setbacks.
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM
W2_8 Writing Successfully for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE) Organizers: Derek France (University of Chester) & Bob Bednarz (Texas A&M University) After discussing the mission of the journal the organisers will explain the submission, review, and publication processes. Topics will include the nature of material appropriate for submission, the type and levels of evidence necessary to support findings, the recommended length of manuscripts, and JGHE’s citation index. Prospective authors are encouraged to interact with the panellists through an interactive peer review exercise to demystify the peer review process and to discuss issues specific to manuscripts they are planning to write.
Time
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
3:20 PM
W2_9 Effective Spatial Analysis

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri)
Instructor: Linda Beale (Esri)  

This workshop will outline and demonstrate analysis capabilities using Esri’s Insights for ArcGIS. Insights is a new user experience for analysis that focuses on simpler ways to work with your data to answer questions and share results including visualization, drag and drop analytics and, filtering and aggregations on the fly. Using interactive and exploratory analysis you can quickly gain understanding from your data in a spatial context. You will learn how to get started with spatial analysis and see how looking at your data in different ways can help you better understand your data and share your findings with others.
Time
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
3:20 PM
F2_7 Tour of Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Organizer: Ronald Grim (Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library)

Learn about the physical and online cartographic resources available at the Boston Public Library. This tour will introduce participants to three aspects of the LMC collection. The curator will provide an overview of the collection highlighting a selection of historic treasures. The assistant curator will lead a walk-through of the current gallery exhibition, “Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History,” and the reference and geo-spatial librarian will demonstrate LMC online resources including a new digital collection incorporating images of historic maps from ten partner institutions focusing primarily on the Revolutionary War era.
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM

Friday, 07 April 2017

 
F3_3Tour of Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Organizer: Ronald Grim (Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library)

Learn about the physical and online cartographic resources available at the Boston Public Library. This tour will introduce participants to three aspects of the LMC collection. The curator will provide an overview of the collection highlighting a selection of historic treasures. The assistant curator will lead a walk-through of the current gallery exhibition, “Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History,” and the reference and geo-spatial librarian will demonstrate LMC online resources including a new digital collection incorporating images of historic maps from ten partner institutions focusing primarily on the Revolutionary War era.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM
W3_3 Web GIS Administration: Tips and Tricks 

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)  

In this workshop we will cover best practices for Web GIS management and administration in an academic setting. We will start with out of the box tools and workflows available to create an effective Web GIS portal and efficiently manage users, content and credits. We will also discuss 3rd party solutions which are available to simplify these tasks. In addition, we will cover a new Python API that empowers administrators to easily manage large number of users, content and sharing workflows. Newer features such as Portal to Portal collaboration and their implications for teaching and research will be examined.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
10:00 AM
W3_4 Dealing with Incomplete Data for Mapping and Spatial Analysis

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri)
Instructor: Aileen Buckley (Esri)

Many data sets are incomplete causing problems when performing spatial analysis or when mapping. Sometimes the data is unable to be collected, other times the data is collected but its quality is questionable or the method of collection is suspect, and still other times the data is collected but not shared. When data sets are incomplete, they can cause errors or biases in spatial analyses and result in uninformative or incomplete-looking maps. This workshop examines a variety of approaches that can be taken to help to mitigate these problems and evaluates their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
1:20 PM
W3_5 Preparing Geography Students for the 21st Century Workforce

Organizers: Niem Huynh (AAG) 7 Michael Solem (AAG)
Instructor: Joseph Kerski (Esri)

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 recent 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 break into small groups to brainstorm ideas for adapting these exercises to the specific needs of students at their grade level and institution type. This workshop is suitable for educators at all grade levels and career stages.
Time
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
1:20 PM
W3_7 Telling Your Story with Esri Story Maps: A New Medium for Geography-Based Storytelling

Organizers: Astrid Ng (Esri) & Angela Lee (Esri
) Instructor: Joseph Kerski (Esri)

Explore why and how to communicate using today's web mapping tools, include creating your own multimedia stories utilizing Esri’s storytelling web applications. Audience, goals, mobile devices, symbology, classification methods, and other considerations and skills will be demonstrated and practiced. Hands-on work with Esri's powerful and easy-to-use Story Maps platform will include how to incorporate multimedia and how to share your work with selected audiences. We’ll focus on how faculty and students can author story maps, and how to use Story Maps as communication and assessment tools in your instruction. Bring your own laptop if you wish to do hands-on work.
Time
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
3:20 PM

Saturday, 08 April 2017

 
W4_2 subconference : Study

Organizers: Christian Anderson (University of Washington Bothell) & Elsa Noterman (University of Wisconsin – Madison) 

This workshop will pursue what Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, and others have simply named “study”—a mode of thinking together and embedding ourselves with and for others, huddled against the atomizing forces of institution and profession. Participants will share and create methods for collective thought and action “in but not of” the spaces we often find ourselves in—classrooms, meetings, professional conferences, etc.—precisely in the interests of making the activities that go on in those spaces a critical resource for the kinds of research, scholarly praxis, and transformative collective action that seem urgently necessary at the present historical moment.
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM
F4_3 Landscapes of Infinite Jest: A Psychogeographical Tour of David Foster Wallace's Boston Organizers: Hannah Fair (University College London) & Rachel Bok (University of British Colombia) A psychogeographical wander around Boston, on foot and via public transport, navigating the literal and fictional locations featured in David Foster Wallace's work. Tracing some of the key events of the epic novel Infinite Jest, this tour will traverse contemporary Boston, the city as it stood in the mid-90s and Wallace's imagined alternative Experialist present. Please note that attendees should purchase their MBTA tickets in advance.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2:00 PM

Sunday, 09 April 2017

 
Time
11:40 AM - 2:00 PM
11:40 AM
Time
11:40 AM - 2:00 PM
11:40 AM

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