NCGIA / National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Public Participation GIS Workshop
Wednesday through Saturday, July 10-13, 1996

The agenda will be discussed and modified during workshop sessions. All sessions will convene in 338 Boardman Hall (NCGIA / Spatial Information Science and Engineering Library)


Pre-Meeting, Tuesday 7/9: Evening

  • Participants' arrival, 2-11 p.m.

  • Evening, informal dinner and social
    Bear Brew Pub, 7-10 p.m.
  • Day 1, Wednesday 7/10: Morning Session

    Breakfast is available in the Bear's Den, Memorial Union, beginning at 7 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will also be available in Hancock Hall lobby beginning at 7.

  • 9 a.m.: Welcome

  • Overview of the agenda

  • I-19 origins, GIS and Society: Paul Schroeder
  • Comments by other I-19 participants
  • I-17 overview, Collaborative Spatial Decision Making: Tim Nyerges
  • Comments by other I-17 participants
  • I-21 overview, Formal Models of Common-Sense Geographic Worlds: David Mark

  • Open discussion of participant expectations:
    What could public participation spatial technologies be?
  • Lunch: Noon - 1 p.m. Memorial Union

    Wednesday Afternoon Session

  • Presentation of the open question situations

  • Mike Elliott: Dimensions of conflict and dispute resolution
  • Nancy Obermeyer: Comments on spatial conflict
  • Discussion
  • Breakout sessions (3 groups): Prototype design
    Reflections on conflict and dispute resolution in system design
  • Adjourn Afternoon Session: 4:30 p.m.

    Dinner: Margarita's, Orono: 6:30 p.m.

    Day 2, Thursday 7/11: Morning Session

  • Review and adjustment of the agenda

  • Reports from design groups (max. 5 minutes, 1 overhead each)

  • Michael Barndt: Varieties of urban data sources and uses
  • Projects in community data use: Will Craig
  • Discussion on data creation, sharing, and value in policy process
  • Breakout to prototype design groups
    Reflections on data sources and uses in the design of systems
  • Lunch: Noon - 1 p.m. Memorial Union

    Thursday Afternoon Session

  • Brief reports from design groups

  • Daniel Karnes: Reflections on Michael Curry's Space and Place in Geographic Decision Making in light of object oriented computing
  • Max Egenhofer: Comments on technological possibilities
  • Demonstrations of technologies

  • Breakout to prototype design groups:
    Reflection on technical aspects of system design
  • Adjourn afternoon session: 4:30 p.m.

    Dinner: Bangor (restaurant to be decided): 6:30 p.m.

    Day 3, Friday 7/12: Expedition Day

  • Informal discussions throughout the day

  • Van transport to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.
    Lunch in Bar Harbor or packed lunch for hikers.

  • Reconvene for dinner at Oak Point Lobster Pound, Tremont: 7 p.m.
  • Day 4, Saturday 7/13: Morning Session

  • Breakout to prototype design groups (1 hour)

  • Presentation of design prototypes
  • General discussion in light of the results of the design process
  • Review of the workshop
  • Lunch: Noon - 1 p.m. Memorial Union

    Saturday Afternoon Session

  • Future possibilities:
  • Collaborative research possibilities and funding sources
  • Maintainance of clearinghouse for ongoing projects
    and oversight of public participation research
  • Conference on applied projects and research results
  • Day 5, Sunday 7/14: Departures

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