2017 Voinovich School Lunch and Learn Series, Friday Sept. 15, 2017
During an upcoming lunch and learn event to be held this Friday, Sept. 15, Rob Delach, senior geospatial manager at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and Melanie Rudolf, Master of Science in Environmental Studies candidate, will discuss mobile data collection using GIS and GPS technology.
During a lunch and learn event last year, Delach discussed how Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) volunteers can create online maps to assist responders in reaching those in need during disasters. This type of crowdsourced mapping is especially vital in poor and vulnerable areas where HOT workers may be the first people to plot the land. Delach noted that anyone can help in times of need by volunteering with emergency mapping support from the comfort of their own computer screen.
As a follow-up topic, this lunch and learn event will cover the various capabilities, processes, accuracies, and applications available across the spectrum of available options. Currently, a number of free or low-cost geographic-based mobile data collection apps are accessible. Devices supported with free data collection apps include Android and Apple smart- phones, tablets, handheld GPS units, and Windows laptops. Pizza will be served at the event!
Other lunch and learn presentations will be conducted at The Ridges this fall, rotating between buildings 21 and 22 on the following Fridays from noon-1 p.m.
Please add the dates of the next presentations to your calendars:
- September 22 and 29
- October 6, 13, 20 and 27
- November 3 and 17
- December 1