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Monday, November 9 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Empowering the Masses with Self Service GIS

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Cary Chadwick*, University of Connecticut Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR) Emily Wilson, University of Connecticut Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR) David Dickson, University of Connecticut Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR)

The world of mapping is wide open. The geospatial industry is now a diverse ecosystem where professional mapping can be done in hundreds of ways including proprietary, open source, desktop, cloud-based and on mobile devices. Everything is possible and yet, despite the new trend in “simple, clean and easy” map design, no approach is arguably simple, clean or really all that easy. At CLEAR, we often produce products and trainings focused on enabling geospatial neophytes to see the power of spatial technologies and use them, often in basic ways, to support their own projects and program needs. This talk will provide examples of the challenges we have encountered as we strive to provide simple mapping solutions to the masses amid a tangled web of ever evolving spatial technology. We hope to also include an opportunity for some open discussion about the future of self service GIS.

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Cary Chadwick


David Dickson

UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research
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Emily H. Wilson

Geospatial Educator, University of Connecticut, CLEAR (Center for Land Use Education and Research)
Emily Wilson is a Geospatial Educator at CLEAR. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS and remote sensing information and support to CLEAR programs including the NEMO Program, the Geospatial Training Program and other related research and outreach efforts. Emily... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Lake Champlain B

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