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College Program


Career Panel Lunch for students

PLEASE RSVP ipope@purdue.edu and get a name badge…

8:45 am – 4:55pm

Stewart 218 Rooms A, B, & C

November 14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Eric Kansa: Using the Web to Situate Archaeology in Place, Time, and Community

Executive Director of the Information and Service Design Program at the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) at 9:00am on college program

Poster Session Information

Poster GIS DAY Announcement


Location: Stewart Center Room 218 C.

Time: Wednesday, November 14th from 11:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M.

Students should set up their poster for display on the morning of the event between 8:00-9:30 A.M

Poster dimensions should not exceed 6 feet in width.

Abstract submission: students should email Ian Pope (ipope@purdue.edu) with the abstract information and reservation for the poster session by Sunday, November 11th by noon. Please use the abstract submission form provided in the link below.

Actual poster judging will begin at 11:05 am and a winner will be announced by 11:45 am.

Please fill out submission form and and send to ipope@purdue.edu

Please contact Ian Pope and see the prize awards for participation.

Poster Abstract submission form


College Program Prizes


Graduate Lightning Talk Schedule from 3:45pm to 4:55pm Stewart 218 room A&B

3:45-3:55pm Sara West The Community Development Block Grant Program

4:00-4:10pm Shehzad Afzal—“Spatial Text Visualization using Automatic Typographic Maps”

4:15-4:25pm Silvia Oliveros-Torres—“cgSARVA—Coast Guard Search and Rescue Visual Analytics”

Sara West

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is a federal grant program run by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD allocates the annual CDBG appropriation to a number of program areas intended to facilitate community development, including the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Through this program, HUD provides grant money to state and local governments suffering from the effects of foreclosure and abandonment. Detroit, Michigan is using geographic information systems (GIS) to guide their investment decisions for their NSP funds. Detroit officials advocate transparent decision-making and have thus made the data used in their analysis public. This public data lends itself nicely to a systematic analysis of Detroit’s decision-making process. This project attempts to determine what factors increase the likelihood that a block group will be selected as an NSP target area through a mixed-methods approach, utilizing both GIS and maximum likelihood estimation.

Shehzad Afzal—“Spatial Text Visualization using Automatic Typographic Maps”

Abstract: We present a method for automatically building typographic maps that merge text and spatial data into a visual representation where text alone forms the graphical features. We further show how to use this approach to visualize spatial data such as traffic density, crime rate, or demographic data. The technique accepts a vector representation of a geographic map and spatializes the textual labels in the space onto polylines and polygons based on user-defined visual attributes and constraints. Our sample implementation runs as a Web service, spatializing shape files from the OpenStreetMap project into typographic maps for any region.

Publication: Afzal, S.; Maciejewski, R.; Yun Jang; Elmqvist, N.; Ebert, D.S.; , “Spatial Text Visualization Using Automatic Typographic Maps,” Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.18, no.12, pp.2556-2564, Dec. 2012

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6327261&isnumber=6327196

Other Highlights

ESRI 3-D GIS: City Engine demos (see college program)

Updates: (11/02/12)