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3C GIS Day Cincinnati 2020

Lightning Talks

Learn about the application of geospatial technologies in a wide variety of disciplines from faculty, staff, students, and GIS professionals across Ohio’s 3C Corridor (Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati).


3C GIS Day will feature four lightning talk tracks that focus on geospatial applications for health (COVID-19), environment and mobility, social sciences and humanities, and industry insights. Each track will feature three presenters who will discuss how they are using geospatial methods and technologies in their work, along with time for Q&A.


Track 1 - GIS for Health: COVID-19

10:00am - Introductory remarks

  • Joshua Sadvari (Geospatial Information Librarian, University Libraries, The Ohio State University)


10:05am - The inequality of COVID-19: What our data can and can’t tell us

  • Elisabeth Dowling Root (Department of Geography & Division of Epidemiology, Translational Data Analytics Institute, The Ohio State University)


10:20am - Spatial epidemiology of COVID-19 in the U.S.

  • Diego Cuadros (Department of Geography and GIS, University of Cincinnati)


10:35am - The Covid 19 response in Ohio: Introducing GeoMedd, a new spatial syndromic surveillance tool

  • Andrew Curtis, Jacqueline Curtis, and Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar (GIS Health & Hazards Lab, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University)


10:50am - Open Q&A

Track 2 - GIS for Environment and Mobility

11:00am - Introductory remarks

  • Amy Koshoffer (Assistant Director of Research and Data Services, UC Libraries, University of Cincinnati)


11:05am - US archives and climate change

  • Eira Tansey (UC Libraries, University of Cincinnati)


11:20am - GIS applications to environmental watershed research

  • Nicholas Sutfin (Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve University)


11:35am - I would bike 500 miles: Prioritizing Central Ohio Greenways development

  • Aaron Schill (Director of Data and Mapping, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission)


11:50am - Open Q&A

Track 3 - GIS in the Social Sciences and Humanities

1:00pm - Introductory remarks

  • Ben Gorham (Research Data Specialist, Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University)


1:05pm - Mapping Cleveland neighborhood environmental assessment data and building a spatial map to aid nutritionists in the identification of food retail locations

  • Matthew Kucmanic MA, MPH and Elaine Borawski, PhD (Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University)


1:20pm - Identifying potential neighborhood level targets to reduce opioid use disorder: Spatial associations between 311 service requests and opioid overdose events

  • Yuchen Li (Department of Geography and Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, The Ohio State University)


1:35pm - From archive to GIS: Rebuilding the excavation of Tholos IV at the Palace of Nestor from the notebooks of Lord William Taylour

  • Dr. Michael Loy (British School at Athens), Dr. Sharon Stocker (University of Cincinnati), and Prof. Jack Davis (University of Cincinnati)


1:50pm - Open Q&A

Track 4 - GIS for Industry Insights

2:00pm - Introductory remarks

  • Katie Phillips (Outreach Coordinator, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, The Ohio State University)


2:05pm - Wetlands, streams, and where to find them

  • Jackie Kopechek (Environmental Technician, MAD Scientist Associates)


2:20pm - GIS – Not just for sewer maps at the Sewer District

  • Jeffrey Duke, P.E., GISP (Manager of Innovation Programs, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District )


2:35pm - Innovation in base mapping

  • Jen Sturges, CPSM and Brad Fugate, CP, PLS (Woolpert)


2:50pm - Open Q&A

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