SCGIS 2015 Proceedings (2015 main)

Here is our first attempt ever to assemble the full content of every paper presented, and to also film and photograph every presentation. With 60 papers in 4 concurrent tracks over 2 days in 3 different locations this proved impossible for the 2 volunteers,Dean Walton and Charles Convis, and trying to follow up with speakers after the fact to collect powerpoints & permissions didn't work, despite the motivational happy faces used below. In the end, we were able to get about half the talks. What we learned was used in 2016 to do a better job. The videos are in iphone/podcast format and will play automatically in firefox, safari and some versions of chrome. IE may require flash plugin. (photos: charles convis)

The SCGIS Board and Conference Committee would especially like to thank all those authors (indicated by the happy face icon) who granted their permission to share their talks with the wider SCGIS Community. It is our international members who constantly remind us of the global scope of our struggle and the importance of sharing what we know with those working in conditions where skills and knowledge are harder to come by.

NOTE: "SCGIS" profile links work if you have logged into SCGIS in the past day
d HAPPY FACE for AUTHORS WHO HAVE GIVEN PERMISSION, THANKS!
ALL OTHER AUTHORS, your photo/talk/video was removed. If you want to be included please contact ecp2 at esri com with your permission to be included.

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Mon Main Tracks/Presenters

NEW: Preconference Technical Workshops
d John Schaeffer, Juniper GIS . "Spatial Analysis & Raster Analysis"

Remote Sensing & Lidar Methods
dBrian Shepard, Clean Water Services
"Using LiDAR to Quantify Vegetation Growth and Stream Shade Change"

d #Tomaž Podobnikar, University of Ljubljana—Slovenia
"Automated Extraction of talus surfaces for natural disasters management"

Tom Robinson, Sonoma County Ag Preservation Open Space District


Use of sUAV Data for Conservation
Bill Hegman, Middlebury College
Kaitlyn Chow, California State University, Monterey Bay
Chris Nicholas, Consultant

d Rosemary Alles, Pennsylvania State University
"Open Source Technologies and Remotely Sensed Data in Protecting Elephants"

Habitat Suitability Modelling

Rosemary Garcia, CSU, Los Angeles
d Hillary Thompson, Clemson Univ, Dept Forestry and Env Conservation
"Non-breeding movements and habitat use of Whooping Cranes using Satellite telemetry"

Martin Slimin, New Zealand Department of Conservation

Mapping & Conserving Coastal Habitats
Andy Long, MapWorks Learning
Zo Andriamahenina, Madagascar Blue Ventures Conservation
Lucas Wilgers, University of Redlands
Joanne Halls, University of North Carolina, Wilmington


Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal/Marine Environments
Atanu Kumar Raha, Techno India University, Kolkata
d Nava Tabak, Scenic Hudson
"Resilience, Migration & Conservation of Hudson River Tidal Wetlands"

Remote Sensing Methods for Critical Habitat Modelling II
Jessica Berryman, Salt Lake Community College
Virginia Alonso Roldán, Argentina Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT)

d Rob Sparks, Nature Conservancy
A Multiscale View of Shortgrass Prairie Bird Abundance and Distribution
d Sara A. Goeking, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Rsrch Station
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Biophysical characterization of an iconic pine from landscape-level forest monitoring data

Remote Sensing Methods for Critical Habitat Modelling
Samuel Jantz, University of Maryland
d#Dmitrii Sarychev, Russia, Crane Working Group of Eurasia (CWGE)
"Spatial Analysis of Rare Species Distribution in Lipetsk Region of Russia"

d Kurt Fesenmyer, Trout Unlimited
"Saving the Ribbon of Green: Assessing Riparian Habitat Condition and Restoration"

Land Classification and Mapping
d#Špela Guštin, Slovenia, U of Ljubljana, Geography Dept
Conflicts of Interest in Rural Areas, Izola, Slovenia
d Fernanda Ribeiro and Gabriel Daldegan, UC Santa Barbara
Mapping the Cerrado vegetation classes using remote sensing

Sarah Tengan and Kerry Lynn Thompson, Brigham Young Univ
d Gabriel Daldegan, UC Santa Barbara
"Mapping Fire Scars in the Ecotone of Amazon Forest - Cerrado biome w/Remote Sensing"

Conservation Planning and Design
d Stuart Weiss, Creekside Center for Earth Observation
"Three Years, 100,000 Acres: Bay Area Conservation Lands Network"

Karim Hussein, Saudi Aramco
d #Tsogtsaikhan Battsengel, The Nature Conservancy, Mongolia
"Identifying Conservation Priorities in the Face of Future Development"
d #Nado , Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Bhutan
"Zonation in Wangchuck Centennial National Park Bhutan"

Climate Change & Remote Sensing in Urban Communities & Rural Watershed
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Yi-Fan Zeng, Beijing Normal University—School of Environment
Kamal Thapa, YONSED
Jessica Leonard, Geos Institute
Shobha Sriharan, Virginia State University


Evening Poster Session Maps

 

 

 

 

 



Tue Main Tracks/Presenters

Forest Conservation & Corridor Design
d #Angela Tarimy, Madagascar Finnish Assn for Nature Conservation
"Online Monitoring system of forests restoration activities using GIS"
d #Ernawati Apriani, World Wildlife Fund - Indonesia
"Ecosystem Corridors in Sumatra Indonesia"
d #Tatenda Noreen Muchopa, Zimbabwe Painted Dog Research Trust
"Using GIS Landscape Analysis to identify feasible Painted Dog Corridors"


Water Resources
Victoria Ly and Andrew Nguyen, NASA DEVELOP
Andrew Cottam, Joint Research Centre


Wildlife Agencies, Enterprise GIS and Social Forces
Alex McInturff, University of California, Berkeley
d #Sediqa Khatieb, South African Nat Biodiversity Inst (SANBI)
"SANBI's Enterprise Geodatabase"


Monitoring Habitat Conservation Land Cover Change
Kate Fickas, OR State U, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society
Adam Dixon, World Wildlife Fund


Fishing Communities and Sustainability
#Peter Limbu, The Nature Conservancy Africa, Tanzania
d #Stuart Fulton, Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C, Mexico
"Combining local knowledge and bathymetric mapping for fish spawning sites"


Community Knowledge and Indigenous Societies
Roland Pomana, Nga Whenua Rahui
#Scott Bailey, New Zealand Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi
d Wayne Walker, Woods Hole Research Center
"Indigenous Peoples, Forest Carbon and Climate Change"


Mapping and Mitigating Anthropogenic Habitat Loss
d Dr Healy Hamilton , NatureServe, USA
"Using time series interpolated weather records to evaluate climate exposure in vegetation"


Christopher Potter, CASA Systems 2100,
Mark Johnston, Science Action Center at The Field Museum

Lake and River Conservation Methods
Shobha Sriharan, Virginia State University
Ase Mitchell, Andrew Nguyen Nasa Ames, USA
Angela Klock, University of Washington


Landscape Change Analysis
Joyce Kimani, University of Port Harcourt
#Francis Okeke, Wildlife Conservation Society, Nigeria
Devolent Mtui, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute

d#Jane Evgeniya Elkina, Transparent World, Russia
"Tree plantations mapping using Landsat Imagery"

Landscape Threats and Habitat Destruction
d Meg Southee, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
"Developing Landcover Anthropogenic Disturbance Footprints for Cumulative Effects Analysis"
d #Diana Marisol Paredes Olmedo, Wildlife Conservation Society, Ecuador
"Updated map of threats of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve"

#María Eugenia Iezzi, Argentina, Cent de Investig del Bosque Atlántico (CeIBA)
Chad Freed, Widener University


Anthropogenic Impacts Analysis and Mapping
Jacqueline Tilligkeit, Althouse and Meade, Inc.
"Protecting San Jouaquin Kit Fox on Large Scale Solar Development"
d Princewill Odum, University of Calabar, Nigeria
"Spatial Analysis of Anthropogenic Impacts on Gorilla Migratory Pathways"
d #David Squarre, Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA)
"GIS to Determine the Spread of Anthrax in the Lower Zambezi Park Zambia"

Kyle Ferrar, FastTracker Alliance

Landscape and Protected Area Mapping
d Alison Gallensky, Rocky Mountain Wild
"GIS Support for Mapping BLM Lands with Wilderness Characteristics"

Tracy Fuller and Carol Giffin, U.S. Geological Survey
d Danielle LaBruna, Wildlife Conservation Society
"From Wichita to the Wakhan: WCS History of Assisting Protected Areas"

 

 

 

 

 

 


=Preconference Technical Workshops ===================================================

dJohn Schaeffer, Juniper GISd
(GIS Course Videos to be added here late may)

Creating Map Books in ArcGIS
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Spatial Analysis & Raster Analysis
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=Remote Sensing & Lidar Methods===================================================

dBrian Shepard, Clean Water dServices USA

SCGIS Profile


Using LiDAR to Quantify Vegetation Growth and Stream Shade Change (pdf) d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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d#Tomaž Podobnikar, University of Ljubljana—Sloveniad

Slovenia

SCGIS SCHOLAR Profile


Presentation -pdf d


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Robinson, Sonoma County Ag Preservation Open Space District

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Bill Hegman, Middlebury College

Kaitlyn Chow, California State University, Monterey Bay

Chris Nicholas, Consultant

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dRosemary Alles, Pennsylvania State University d

USA

SCGIS Profile


Presentation -pdf d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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=Habitat Suitability Modelling==================================================================


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Rosemary Garcia, CSU, Los Angeles

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dHillary Thompson, Clemson Univ, Dept Forestry and Env Conservation, USA

dSCGIS Profile


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Video -mp4 (256mb)

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Martin Slimin, New Zealand Department of Conservation

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=Mapping & Conserving Coastal Habitats=========================================================

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d#Zo Andriamahenina, Madagascar Blue VenturesConservation.

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=Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Coastal/Marine Environments==================

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dNava Tabak, Scenic Hudson UdSA

SCGIS Profile


Presentation -pdf d

Video -mp4 (256mb)
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=Remote Sensing Methods for Critical Habitat Modelling II ===============================

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Jessica Berryman, Salt Lake Community College . USA

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#Virginia Alonso Roldán, Argentina Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT)

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dRob Sparks, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory USdA

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Presentation -pdf d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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dSara A. Goeking, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Rsrch Station . USdA

SCGIS Profile


Presentation -pdf d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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=Remote Sensing Methods for Critical Habitat Modelling=================================

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Samuel Jantz, University of Maryland . USA

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d#Dmitrii Sarychev, Russia, Crane Working Group of Eurasida (CWGE).

SCGIS Scholar Profile


Presentation -pdf d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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dKurt Fesenmyer, Trout Unlimited . USdA

SCGIS Profile


Presentation -pdf d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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=Land Classification and Mapping ==============================================================

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d#Špela Guštin, Slovenia, U of Ljubljana, Faculty f Artsd, Geography Department .

SCGIS Scholar Profile


Presentation -pptx d


Video -mp4 (256mb)

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dFernanda Ribeiro and Gabriel Daldegan, UC Santa Bdarbara

. USA

SCGIS Student Profile



Video -mp4 (256mb)

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Sarah Tengan and Kerry Lynn Thompson, Brigham YoungUniv

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dGabriel Daldegan, UC Santa dBarbara

 

SCGIS Profile

Presentation -pdf d
Video -mp4 (256mb)
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=Conservation Planning and Design ===========================================================

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dStuart Weiss, Creekside Center for Earthd Observation, USA

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Presentation -pdf (mb)
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Video -mp4 (256mb)
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Karim Hussein, SaudiAramco

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d#Tsogtsaikhan Battsengel, The Nature Conservancy, dMongolia

 

SCGIS Scholar Profile


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Nado
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Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Bhutan

SCGIS Scholar Profile



Video -mp4 (217mb)

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=Climate Change & Remote Sensing in Urban Communities & Rural Watersheds=======


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Shobha Sriharan, VirginiaState University, USA

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EVENING POSTER SESSION

Charles Levitan, Alan Gardiner, Montana Schwarz and Caden Gross: "Elephant Damage to Low Veld South African Vegetation"

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