There’s an (GIS) App-lication for That
Friday, December 7, 2018
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST
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We all know the saying: there’s an app for that. But what if your agency has to build the app itself? GIS professionals can get bogged down in jargon and overwhelm others, including planners and officials. Meanwhile, well-meaning clients may confuse GIS as a mysterious magical box that spits out everything they need instantly and correctly. While many appreciate the power of GIS, they do not speak the same language. How do decision makers, partners, and professionals communicate mindfully so that they can better utilize data during their decision making process and use GIS to create an application uniquely suited to their needs?GIS professionals at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) leave GIS jargon in the office to better serve and tailor our communication with our diverse stakeholders of elected officials, administrators, and the general public through the latest GIS technologies. This session will share 3 case studies and include a panel discussion to highlight the roles that GIS professionals need to play and what that application experience was like on the client side, involving different organizations including the Great Miami Riverway (Miami Conservancy District), Montgomery County Land Bank, and Five River’s Metroparks on behalf of the Dayton Riverfront Master Plan.
Kathyrn Youra Polk
Kathryn Youra Polk, Kyoura.firstname.lastname@example.org