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Drexel GIS Day

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

Drexel University-affiliated researchers will present how they are using GIS in real-world applications.

This free event will include the following sessions:
Using GIS to Design and Implement Intra-Urban Air Monitoring Campaigns
Presented by Sheila Tripathy, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental & Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health
Sheila Tripathy PhD will discuss using geospatial data throughout the stages of an air monitoring campaign in Pittsburgh PA to inform study design, pollutant modeling, applications to epidemiological studies, and plans for a monitoring network in Philadelphia.

Measuring Air Pollution With Direct Observation of Urban Gradients and Industrial Exposure (The DOUGIE)
Ben Werden, PhD Student, Environmental Engineering, Drexel College of Engineering
Ben Werden will talk about using a mobile instrument suite transported by car, bike and canoe to study localized effects of air pollution.

Geospatial Methods to Measure Exposure to Neighborhood Interventions for Public Health & Safety
Presented by Michelle Kondo, PhD, USDA-Forest Service, stationed in Philadelphia and adjunct faculty Environmental & Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health
Michelle Kondo, PhD, will discuss various methods of measuring exposure to urban environments and to place- and nature-based interventions for public health and safety.
Understanding Behavior through Activity Spaces from GPS data
Presented by Jana Hirsch PhD, MES, Assistant Research Professor, Urban Health Collaborative, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health
Dr. Hirsch will be discussing various ways in which data from GPS trackers on participants has been operationalized as activity spaces. She will go through the three main types of activity space measures used in the literature and give an example of the association between these types of spaces and a health-related outcome.


The Stream Reach Assessment Tool (SRAT) for the Delaware River Watershed
Lin Perez, Geospatial Scientist, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANS)
Lin Perez will describe the work the Environmental Data Science Section of ANS is doing to model the Delaware watershed. 

Can't attend in person?

Live stream the event online from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://DrexelIRT.zoom.us/my/libraries

Backup phone number and ID# to connect via phone:
Dial: (646) 558 8656 (US Toll)    
Meeting ID: 246 581 9864   


Contact Information

Steven Melly, GIS Specialist

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
W.W. Hagerty Library, L14
University City Campus
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Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw