Start Date

20-5-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

20-5-2017 2:30 PM

Description

Britta Ricker is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies program at the University Washington Tacoma. Ricker teaches a wide variety of courses related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science and Urban Research Methods. Her research interests convergence around spatial information collection and dissemination opportunities afforded by mobile computers. She is interested in applying these tools for spatial learning related to emergency preparedness and environmental communication initiatives. Her professional experience includes acting as a Hazard Mapping Analyst for Dewberry and Davis, a consultant for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She has also acted as a cartographic consultation for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), and cartographic services (on paper!) for MapQuest.

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Panel description:

Taking Action Through Citizen Science and Public Participation

Panelists: Britta Ricker, Mathew Lippencott and Adam Brunelle.

Moderator: Jennifer Veilleux

In a world rife with alternative facts and the disappearance of critically important datasets, public engagement in the production of spatial data and analysis is urgently needed. Thanks to low-barrier access to cameras, drones, mobile devices, and a plethora of open-source software, engagement is now possible for many people. This panel will discuss how to collect data through public participation and explore ways to get involved in citizen-led scientific efforts.

Adam Brunelle's presentation may be found here.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20648

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May 20th, 2:15 PM May 20th, 2:30 PM

Participation is Not a Panacea

Britta Ricker is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies program at the University Washington Tacoma. Ricker teaches a wide variety of courses related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science and Urban Research Methods. Her research interests convergence around spatial information collection and dissemination opportunities afforded by mobile computers. She is interested in applying these tools for spatial learning related to emergency preparedness and environmental communication initiatives. Her professional experience includes acting as a Hazard Mapping Analyst for Dewberry and Davis, a consultant for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She has also acted as a cartographic consultation for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), and cartographic services (on paper!) for MapQuest.