Polis Director of GeoInformatics Jim Sparks to Speak at 2018 State of Pennsylvania GIS Conference

The Polis Center’s Director of Geoinformatics, Jim Sparks will be a keynote speaker at this year’s (2018) GIS conference in the State of Pennsylvania. The conference takes place May 14-16. Sparks will be speaking Tuesday, May 15 from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Sparks is a highly-experienced geospatial information professional recently appointed the Director of GeoInformatics at The Polis Center...
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Bold Ideas for Philanthropists to Drive Social Change

After all the hard work of conceiving a meaningful global project, researching and confirming partnerships, drafting a proposal, and waiting months for a decision from funding organizations, it can be disheartening to learn you did not receive the grant for a program you felt would make a big difference in the world. But, The Polis Center experienced a very unique “afterglow” during the...
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Turning Big Data into Actionable Information

“Turning Big Data into Actionable Information,” the August 12 SmartEdge presentation sponsored by the Polis Center, featured Mansour Raad with Esri. He reviewed tools that allow users to aggregate at spatial, temporal and attribute levels billions of records to be analyzed and visualized in non-traditional way. In addition, Raad demonstrated the application, GeoStatistics, to turn...
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Turning Big Data into Actionable Information

Polis will host the SmartEdge presentation,”Turning Big Data into Actionable Information,” on August 12 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. in the Ambassador Meeting Room at Sleep Inn & Suites and Conference Center, 1244 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Check-in will be held at 12:30, with the program beginning at 1:00 p.m. Beverages will be provided. The August program features Mansour...
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Smart City & Intelligent Public Safety Solutions

The Polis Center is pleased to announce the second in the SmartEdge: Smart Government, Smart Environment, Smart Communities series of presentations sponsored by the Polis Center at IUPUI and its partners. The presentations reflect on the positive role of science and technology in support of sustainability and quality of life. “Smart City & Intelligent Public Safety Solutions” will be...
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Evolution of Open Source GIS Video Available

If you were unable to attend the May 6 SmartEdge: Smart Government, Smart Environment, Smart Communities event, you can view the presentation here. The first of these free public events, “The Evolution of Open Source GIS and Its Applications for Big Data Analysis and Smart City,” focused on the use of open source geographic information system (GIS) software, which is increasingly considered...
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