22 November 2019

Fastest Warming Heat Island City

A while back, Georgia Tech found that Louisville was the fastest-warming urban heat island in the US. But the Louisville that came to mind for me was one with Olmsted parks and tree-lined streets. This story in the Guardian clarifies that the city's urban forest is not the same for all Louisvillians. And in a city where rising temps could kill, that is a serious policy concern.

14 November 2019

Notes from Staten Island

I've been honored with the opportunity to speak at St John's University about environmental policy.

Some follow-up linkages include:

CRSSA's work in the Highlands

Home Rule in NJ

Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership

Landscape Change

And make your own maps of New JErsey land use and municipal boundaries with the NJ GeoWeb app from the NJDEP.

13 November 2019

GIS Day talk at Temple U

I am spending GIS Day with the good folks at Temple University. As part of my visit, I will be referencing papers that include a few different topics.

Charles Killpack column by Niemann and Niemann
Laurie Jordan et al. column by Niemann and Niemann
Nick Chrisman column by Niemann and Niemann

Data sharing papers



Most importantly, I expect that I will need to update this after the visit. So check back.

06 November 2019

GIS Day at Temple

GIS Day is coming, so bush up on your holiday songs. After all, it is the biggest holiday of the GIS calendar.

If you are in the Philadelphia area, check out the schedule for GIS Day at Temple University. I will be talking about "Landscape lessons: Tales of GIScience shaping public policy and public policy shaping GIScience." But there will be good talks too.

04 November 2019

Mapathon for Humanitarian Relief

Rutgers Libraries will celebrate GIS Day (a day late) with a November 14th Mapathon.
Help people in need by participating in a crowd-sourced, humanitarian mapping project. Together with students, staff, and faculty, you will contribute geospatial data to OpenStreetMap, a free and editable map of the world that is used by communities, organizations and governments worldwide to address local development challenges and aid disaster response. The exact project will be determined closer to the event. In past years, participants have worked on projects to assist relief operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. No mapping experience or knowledge is necessary. Training will be provided. Come at any time during the afternoon. Please bring a laptop. Sponsored by the New Brunswick Libraries and the Department of Geography.
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library
Fun and helpful!

Free Maya Lin talk

Maya Lin is speaking Tuesday night at Princeton. The talk, in Richardson Auditorium, is free and open to the public. However, it does require tickets. which you can get online.