Mapping Wildlife Habitat and Migration

Sep 26, 2018 · Philadelphia, United States of America

This event is perfect for anyone interested in wildlife, biology, or environmental studies, and the ways we can use GIS/mapping to protect animals and their habitat.

We'll be hearing from two presenters about how they used geospatial tech to visualize wildlife data.

1. Dan Ford ( of Azavea will present the process he used to make a statewide wildlife habitat dataset of 1 million polygons accessible in the NJ Wildlife Habitat Finder app.

Try out the app here:

Dan works on geospatial applications and data analysis projects for organizations aiming to have high-impact on communities.

2. Brian Jacobs ( of National Geographic will talk about his recent project "Billions of Birds Migrate: Where do they go?".

Preview the project here:

Brian works on mapping and journalism projects that use dynamic visualization techniques to help bring the stories to life.

6:30 - 7:00 -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink.
7:00 - 7:30 -- Intros, Visualizing Wildlife Habitat Data by Dan Ford
7:30 - 8:00 -- NatGeo Bird Migration Interactive Story by Brian Jacobs
8:00 - 8:30 -- Hang, network, mingle, eat, drink.


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    GeoPhilly unites developers, geographers, data geeks, open source enthusiasts, civic hackers and map addicts in our shared love of maps and the stories they tell. If you use maps as part of your work or just want to learn more, this is the meetup for you! Our events aim to be open, friendly, educational and social and  range from happy hours to lightning talks or even workshops. Come create a diverse, inspiring geospatial community in the Philadelphia with us!

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