Interagency Collaboration and Citizen Participation in the Planning Process through GIS

APA Hawaii Chapter

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Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:45 p.m. HST

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Overview

GIS has long provided strong visualization and spatial analysis tools to the planning process.  Recent innovations have added communication to this list.  GeoPlanner provides a common sandbox for stakeholders to create, evaluate and collaborate on alternative scenarios.  Web-based GIS apps enable the use of maps in a wide spectrum of citizen participation options ranging from disseminating information to polling and crowd sourcing to monitoring social media.  Finally, Story Maps are a quick and easy method to organize and present information in a geographic context.  They combine interactive maps with other rich content – web sites, text, photos, video, and audio – within user experiences that are basic and intuitive.  Governor Ige's office uses Story Maps to address initiatives such as homelessness and sustainability.  Planet Zen included Story Maps in their 2015 review of the ten best planning, design, and development websites.  All of these topics have been covered in greater detail during hands-on workshops at the annual APA conference.

Speakers

Rod Low

Rod Low has been active within the GIS community in Hawaii for 24 years, initially working for three years with Royce Jones at GDSI Hawaii. During his five years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rod provided GIS and Remote Sensing expertise on conservation planning initiatives throughout the Pacific ... Read More

Craig Clouet

Craig Clouet joined Esri in 2005 as a GIS solutions engineer. He has twelve years of experience with Esri, and over twenty years of GIS experience. He earned a Master's degree in Geography from the University of Hawaii in 1997, and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Geography from ... Read More

Contact Info

Renee Espiau, respiau@honolulu.gov