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First International Geocoding Conference

I wanted to pass this along – it looks like a very good event, and it is being organized by Dan Goldberg from USC, who is a local geocoding expert.

It’s local here in Redlands, CA and it’s FREE!

Summary:

The University of Southern California and Esri are collaborating to hold the First International Geospatial Geocoding Conference (IGGC) at the Esri Conference Center in Redlands, CA on December 6-7 2011. This two day event aims to draw together the leading minds in academia, industry and government to discuss geocoding research, development, technology, and applications for many domains including health, intelligence, transportation, engineering, planning, emergency response, marketing, law enforcement, insurance and many others.

For more information, and to register, go to the Conference website: http://geocodingconference.com

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What: The First International Geospatial Geocoding Conference (IGGC)

Conference website: http://geocodingconference.com

When: December 6th – December 7th

Where: Esri Conference Center, Redlands CA

How much: Free to attendees.

 

That’s correct; this conference is free for attendees. There are no registration fees. Just sign up and get yourself to Redlands!

 

CONFERENCE GOALS

The University of Southern California and Esri are collaborating to hold the First International Geospatial Geocoding Conference (IGGC) at the Esri Conference Center in Redlands, CA on December 6-7 2011. This two day event aims to draw together the leading minds in academia, industry and government to discuss geocoding research, development, technology, and applications for many domains including health, intelligence, transportation, engineering, planning, emergency response, marketing, law enforcement, insurance and many others.

This conference will assemble leading minds from around the globe currently developing and utilizing geocoding techniques in spatially-based research and practice to identify, report on, and promote best practices across a variety of scenarios and disciplines.

It will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their scientific findings related to the appropriate production, use, and dissemination of geocoded data in research. Last but not least, it will allow scientists and policy makers to identify issues that require continued effort and collaborate with technologists to plan a path toward overcoming these obstacles.

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE

The conference is organized around a series of peer reviewed paper presentations, breakout groups, keynotes and panel discussions. This will be a lively and interactive conference with lots of networking opportunities between the developers of geocoding technology and a broad spectrum of geocoding technology users. The full agenda is available on the conference website (http://geocodingconference.com).

Presentation titles and abstracts will be posted in the upcoming days.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Donald Cooke, Member of the U.S. Census Bureau team that developed the Dual Independent Map Encoding (DIME) method of computerizing street maps and founder of Geographic Data Technology (GDT).
  • Tim Trainor, Chief of the Geography Division at the U.S. Census Bureau.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Conference registration is free for attendees. Registration is open.

To register, please visit the conference registration website at http://geocodingconference.com/registration/index.html.

In addition to invited guests and speakers, online registration will be limited to the first 100 participants so be sure to register as soon as you can to ensure your spot!

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of travel scholarships are available for attendees.

Individuals may apply for one of the two types of scholarships.

Student Travel Scholarships

Four $500 travel scholarships are available to students who wish to attend the conference.

Accessibility Travel Scholarships

Seven $250 travel scholarships are available to any member – including students – of a traditionally underrepresented group in science. This includes, but is not limited to, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

To Apply

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2011. Interested applicants must prepare a 1,000 word essay on two single spaced pages describing their interest in the conference, what they expect to achieve by attending, and what they hope to contribute to the conference. Applicants must indicate which of the two scholarship types they are applying for.

Applications must be submitted as a word or PDF document through the form on the conference registration website http://geocodingconference.com/registration/travel-scholarships.html.

Scholarship Winners

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and winners will be selected and notified in advance of the conference. Award recipients are required to attend the conference in order to receive these travel support funds. Proof of travel must be provided and funds will be dispersed following the conference.

 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE

Industry and Agency perspectives

  • Enterprise-level geocoding efforts
  • National and international collaborations and standardization

Cutting edge geocoding techniques and data sources

  • VGI implications for geocoding and geocoded data
  • Linking geocoding with mobile and location-based services

Multi- and high-resolution geocoding

  • 3-D (z/y/z), 4-D (x/y/z/time), and indoor geocoding
  • Hyperlocal geocoded data sets and applications
  • Novel applications of geocoded data

Geocode quality improvements and investigations

  • Frameworks for assessing and representing the quality of geocoded data
  • Models for integrating geocode quality assessments into scientific investigations
  • Impacts of spatial error on spatial analyses
  • Impacts of incompleteness on spatial analyses, including geographic bias

Role for geocoded data in specific domains and applications

  • Exposure estimation
  • Health research
  • Emergency preparedness and disaster management
  • Crime analysis
  • Location-based services
  • Intelligence

Confidentiality and Privacy

  • Confidentiality of geocoded data
  • Strengths, limitations, and use of privacy preserving measures in health research

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Daniel W. Goldberg (Organizing Chair), University of Southern California Bill Davenhall, Esri Andy Dent, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stephanie Foster, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Michael Gould, Esri Bruce Harold, Esri Geoffrey Jacquez, BioMedware Jeff Rogers, Esri David Stinchcomb, Westat Zaria Tatalovich, National Cancer Institute Simon Thompson, Esri Amy Thorson, Esri John Wilson, University of Southern California Paul Zandbergen, University of New Mexico

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute Esri NAVTEQ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under grant number 1H13EH000793-01.

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