Please join us at the MidTown Tech Hive, Tuesday, July 10th for a community forum and interactive session on how to use mapping tools for good.
8:30am-9am: Breakfast & Coffee
9:00am – 10:15am: New Directions for Geospatial Data: How GIS Can Support the Mission of Nonprofits and Change Agents (1 hour interactive lecture & 15 minutes for Q&A)
10:15am -10:30am: BREAK
10:30am – 11:45am: Understanding Sexual Assault in Cuyahoga County through Geospatial Data: How Maps Provide New Insight into Role of the Built Environment in Offending Patterns (1 hour interactive lecture & 15 minutes for Q&A)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: LUNCH with presenters
Charlie Harper, Ph.D., the Digital Learning and Scholarship Librarian of the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University, will present on the basics of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), including what it is and how it is used by different groups. He will cover ways that community members can access basic tools and where different data come from. He will briefly discuss some novel applications of GIS in the research and nonprofit fields.
Misty Luminais, Ph.D., Rachel Lovell, Ph.D., and Kristen Berg, M.S., C.R.C., research gender-based violence with a current focus on the backlog of untested sexual assault kits. The rich data derived from ongoing research on the kits have made it possible to start exploring the geographic dimensions of sexual offending patterns. Using GIS, they will be presenting findings on serial offenders, stranger assaults, and assaults that occur outdoors.
Breakfast & lunch will be provided. Scholarships are available, please contact Gretchen Mason to inquire, all are welcome to attend.
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