National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207/581-2188
Fax: 207/581-2206

To: Confirmed Participants
From: Organizing Group, Orono
Re: NCGIA Workshop, Public Participation GIS

Distributed May 23, 1996
Xavier Lopez, Paul Schroeder

Looking forward to convening in Orono July 10 (Wednesday) through July 13 (Saturday), several items below should be shared generally among participants. This is also an opportunity for the organizers to confirm basic information about each person who will attend. If you have questions or corrections related to the items below, please let us know immediately so these can be cleared up. Please also reply that you have received this message.

Schedule and Travel Arrangements

The meeting will begin in the morning of Wednesday, July 10, and continue through Saturday, July 13. A one-day break is scheduled for group travel to Downeast Maine, Friday, July 12. Accommodations are arranged in guest rooms on the Orono campus beginning July 9, through the night of the 13th. The rooms will be private with shared bath, and are equipped with refrigerators and microwave units. Meals are available at the University Commons, Memorial Union, or local restaurants. Meal expenses will be reimbursed.

Please inform us of your travel plans, including time of arrival. It is assumed that those flying in will arrive at Bangor International Airport on the 9th. If you have not yet booked a flight, discounted fares may still be available.


Confirmed participants:

Michael Barndt, Urban Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Kerry Brooks, Urban and Regional Planning, Clemson
William Craig, Urban and Regional Affairs, Univ. of Minnesota
Michael Elliott, Graduate City Planning, Georgia Tech.
Michael Goodchild, NCGIA, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Daniel Karnes, Geography, Dartmouth
David Mark, NCGIA, Univ. of Buffalo
Mark Monmonier, Geography, Syracuse
Tim Nyerges, Geography, Univ. of Washington
Nancy Obermeyer, Geography and Geology, Indiana State
Michael Shiffer, Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Local participants:

Kate Beard, Max Egenhofer, Harlan Onsrud (faculty)
Doug Flewelling, Xavier Lopez, Paul Schroeder (graduate students)

Additional participants:

Several invitations have been extended and not confirmed. Invitations to representatives from industry and government will be extended after the academic participants are confirmed.

Documents and Preparation

Documents will be distributed by mail and through Web access before the meeting. The Web address will be distributed when documents are accessible there. Several case studies will be developed as examples of the range and bounds of questions which may be addressed during the meeting. Participants are invited to develop these cases further, comment on them, or add examples of their own. Links to related research and reading will be provided.

Please inform us of documents, personal Web pages or other materials which may be shared with other participants in preparation for this meeting.

A draft agenda is being prepared for early distribution. Please let us know if you have suggestions related to agenda or related approaches to this topic.

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