GIS in Action 2019 has ended
Welcome to the 27th annual GIS in Action Conference!

GIS technology and professionals are at work around the clock to support our basic needs and our livelihoods. From directing emergency responders to the scene of an accident, to synchronizing trading on Wall Street, to building 5G networks that support self-driving cars, geospatial data and technology helps us understand our environment and improves the quality of our lives.

Whether you are a LiDAR analyst working on risk mitigation, a wildlife biologist conducting habitat assessment, or an economic policy advisor modeling for financial stability, the geospatial approach provides a lens to illuminate and advance our diverse interests and goals.

We are excited to have you join us at this year’s GIS In Action conference. For our keynote, Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D., Program Director for the Center for Urban Transportation Research, will share his insights into autonomous and connected vehicles and how new data sources are critical to developing smarter cars and smarter roads. Through the conference’s diverse sessions, workshops, and socials, you will have opportunities to learn and share with your colleagues and make new professional connections.

GIS in Action is a collaborative effort between the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of URISA and the Columbia River Region chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The value of the geospatial industry grows greater every year, and every year GIS In Action brings together talented, creative people to share what they’re working on. Let’s share our collective IQ, learn from one another, and build a stronger, more vibrant community. We look forward to meeting you!

Camille Westlake, President, ASPRS Columbia River Region
Molly Vogt, President, Oregon & SW Washington URISA

The conference takes place Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd in the 3rd floor ballroom at Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University campus (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 ).
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Tuesday, April 23 • 8:30am - 10:30am
Mapping Data from the American Community Survey and The Census in ArcMap (Workshop) FILLING

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  • Background on the Decennial Census and ACS
  • Using American Factfinder to select data of interest
  • Downloading and converting ACS and Census tables
  • Issues related to sampling related reliability in the ACS
  • Adding user defined fields for EST and MOE data
  • Connecting tables to the geodatabase
  • Symbolizing and styling of choropleth maps
  • Symbolizing sampling related reliability
  • Chart style maps
  •  Exporting maps to ArcGIS Online
Intended for persons wanting to make better use of data from the Census and the American Community Survey. Requires moderate skills in using ArcMap and Excel.

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Richard Lycan

Professor emeritus of Geography and Urban Studies., Portland State University
Have worked extensively analyzing and mapping data from the Census and the American Community Survey for use in demographic research. Currently a Senior Research Associate in the PSU Institute on Aging providing demographic analyses.

Tuesday April 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Room 238

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