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Monday, September 8 • 7:45am - 12:00pm
GIS Professionals Giving Back

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On Monday morning (7:45 AM-12:00 Noon), we’re teaming up with the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies (UNO PLUS) and the WhoData Project, to conduct property condition field data collection work in the Black Pearl neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans.  The area is concerned with blight, safety and neighborhood reinvestment post-Hurricane Katrina.  The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association (UTNA) needs assistance to collect, evaluate and map community asset data that can help with expanding opportunities and address neighborhood concerns.  GIS-Pro participants will conduct a property conditions survey that will integrate into the UTNA database, maps and the profile report. The profile will include use baseline data from public data sources (blight, historic properties, land use) to develop a map series. The residents and UTNA will then be able to use this analysis to prioritize needs and put forth an action plan that can be coordinated with the City. We’ll be working in the neighborhood with Graham Hayes, UNO PLUS student and WhoData Intern under the direction of Michelle Thompson, PhD, and a team of students.

Individuals who wish to participate in this PPGIS project should wear comfortable shoes and clothing and meet on Monday, September 8 at 7:45 AM at the GIS-Pro registration desk (5th Floor of the Sheraton New Orleans). As the  Black Pearl is on the St. Charles streetcar line, the most efficient and cost-effective way to move everyone is to take the streetcar. The streetcar fare is $1.25 each way (each participant should bring exact change) and the ride is beautiful. It takes about 30 minutes each way and offers a great look at uptown and the Garden District. You’ll be accompanied by the UNO group and will meet and work with UTNA community leaders upon arrival.

Monday September 8, 2014 7:45am - 12:00pm
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