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OKSCAUG User Group Meeting at Norman

  • 15 Jun 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma


  • Free Meeting Registration


2016 June OKSCAUG Meeting

National Weather Center
University of Oklahoma
Room 1313
120 David L. Boren Blvd
NWC Suite 1100
Norman OK, 73072-7303


A special thanks to :

The National Weather Center for the facility.

The Center for Spatial Analysis for helping coordinate the event and provide the morning coffee.

Pizza lunch will be provided by SCAUG.

The first two parking rows are reserved for visitors & carpooling is encouraged as parking space will be limited.

All Foreign Nationals are required to fill out the Foreign National Visitor Form by June 10, 2016 to be able to attend the tour.

Download Foreign National Visitor Form

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
GIS and the Archaeology of the Southeastern US: How cost distance was used to better understand the political organization of the 1000-1600 CE residents of the Southern Appalachians

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Patrick Livingood - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

In 1993 an archaeologist named David Hally proposed a model of understanding the regional political organization of the 1000-1600 CE residents of the Southern Appalachians.  His study was based on the straight-line distance between major centers that where earthen mounds were located.  I became interested in whether cost distance in time would be a better fit both theoretically and statistically, but this required simulating both overland travel and canoe travel.  This paper will share how this analysis was done, how I came up with estimates for time required for canoe travel, and how this was implemented in GIS.  Further, I will describe how this line of investigation led me to the realization that not only were the political groups in question highly structured over space, but that this organization was both highly intentional and recognizable by the participants

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. 

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Healthy Living Program

Joyce X. Samuel, Marcia Castellanos Aymat - Oklahoma State Department of Health

The Center for the Advancement of Wellness at the Oklahoma State Department of Health developed the Healthy Living Program county profiles to help Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s grantees understand and support local efforts to achieve tobacco, physical activity and nutrition-related health outcomes across sectors through data and asset mapping. 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. 

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Vector-borne Disease Surveillance and Control Solution

Michael Beavers - ESRI Solutions Engineer
Modernize Your Workflows; Minimize Your Challenges The outbreak of the Zika virus has captured the public's attention and highlights growing concern about the spread of vector-borne diseases. Many different organization and agencies are tasked with protecting the health of residents by managing operations to control mosquitoes and other animals or insects that can be vectors transmitting disease.
Areas where mosquito species that transmit Zika are found The ability to respond to potential issues and outbreaks quickly and effectively means a world of difference to these agencies and the communities they serve. During this presentation, Esri will showcase a suite of Online tools and workflows that leverage the power of location to increase prevention, improve response, and help mitigate the spread vector-borne disease.

11:45 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Pizza Lunch provided by SCAUG

12:30 p.m.
National Weather Center Tour

Attendees GISP credits : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits
Presenters GISP Credits : 1 hour - CON -  1 credit

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