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Welcome to the 22nd Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2016 will take place May 10-12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

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Thursday, May 12 • 2:45pm - 3:05pm
HealthyCity.org - Information + Action for Social Change

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HealthyCity.org is a sophisticated web mapping and data platform that transforms how decisions are made by providing community organizations and advocates with innovative tools and methods to expose and resolve structural inequities.  Communities throughout California rely on HealthyCity.org to map community conditions, demonstrate community needs, and create strategies and materials for engagement with local representatives and officials.  The website democratizes access to data and GIS technology by providing an intuitive interface for constituents to map social indicators and services and share the resulting analysis.  Users can upload their own data about their communities to overlay with existing data, use our WikiMaps feature to catalogue community assets and threats, and collaborate with one another through personalized Group Pages.

Since its inception in 2003, HealthyCity.org has pioneered the use of data, community-based research methods, and web mapping to effectively make the case for change.  The website is powered by established open-source GIS technologies including MapServer, PostGIS, and OpenLayers, and its technical foundations have evolved over the years as these projects have matured.  We are currently in the process of another revamp of the site architecture to capitalize on the latest developments in open-source GIS.  This upcoming revision, set for release in Fall 2016, is being built with GeoDjango and incorporates Python data capabilities with the latest improvements to our core stack.  This poster highlights the key GIS functionalities of HealthyCity.org, provides examples of its real-world applications, and delves into the most significant technical upgrades coming in the next release.

Presenter: Robert Graham, MS, GISP, GIS/Web Programmer, Advancement Project Los Angeles, CA

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Robert Graham, MS, GISP

GIS/Web Programmer, Advancement Project
Rob Graham, GISP is a GIS/Web programmer for Advancement Project, a next generation multi-racial civil rights organization working to foster upward mobility in communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice. Rob is committed to GIS technology as a tool to improve social conditions and build community power, and has worked with a variety of public interest and advocacy groups to create engaging visualizations and interactive mapping to... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Palm East

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