abstract

Over the past several years, the staff at Washington College GIS Program has dedicated time and resources to making improvements to maps that will better interact with the readers while sharing those ‘tips and tricks’ back to the public safety community. Providing useful and meaningful maps can be a challenge for any agency, and trying to convey the correct story to the reader can be challenging and cumbersome. This presentation is designed to be interactive with the attendees to discuss how making small improvements to your maps will provide better perception to those receiving the product. The software used for this presentation (both open source and fee based) will include: Microsoft Suite, Venngage, Esri, and more.

speaker

Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College

Sean Lynn is currently the GIS Senior Project Manager with the Washington College GIS Program. Lynn is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 2014. Lynn has been studying traffic safety and GIS for over four years working closely with Maryland Highway Safety Office and local, county, & state law enforcement to provide statistical & geo-spatial analysis, maps, and training’s in efforts to reduce fatalities and crashes on Maryland roadways.

Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

Alicia Shipley is a GIS Analyst II at the Washington College GIS Program working on a grant for the Maryland Highway Safety Office. She provides GIS analysis for law enforcement and highway safety professionals on crashes and citations that involve Impaired Driving, Aggressive Driving, Pedestrians/Bicyclists, Distracted Driving, and more. She specializes in creating predictive models and developing high quality visualization analysis through advanced cartography and data visualization techniques. Alicia has recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Psychology. She has five years of experience in GIS, traffic safety analysis, and data visualization.