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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

600 Sampson Way

San Pedro, California

(33.737ᵒN  118.279ᵒW or ///helper.minding.stuff*)


9:30 to 10:15    Morning hospitality. Pastries, coffee, and tea

10:15 – 10:30    Welcome by VP-Southern California Jon Jablonski and President Susan Caughey

10:30 – 11:15    Bill Warren, Los Angeles Harbor as a Man-made Phenomenon. Bill was president of CMS from 1997 to 2000. He will use 19th and 20th century maps to show that Los Angeles was a very late adopter among world cities in being a major shipping port and having mass transit access to its airport. Bill contends that LA is the only major city in the world that had to retrofit access by water and public rapid transit to its airport. He will talk about the political battles of solving the harbor question in the early 1900’s.

11:15 – 12:00    Daniel Elroi, Modern Applications of GIS in Port Management. Daniel is president & CEO of North-South GIS, an ESRI Gold Partner, which provides enterprise GIS services to the Port of LA and nine other major American ports. The Port of Los Angeles is the largest container port in the United States. Nautical operations, cargo transfer to trains and trucks, Customs and Border Control, firefighting and local law enforcement demand interoperability for sophisticated information systems that are tied to the Port’s physical layout. That naturally demands a sophisticated set of digital maps. Daniel will describe the use of these geographic information systems.

12:00 – 1:30:     Lunch and museum visit

1:30 – 2:15:       Fran Siegel, Translocation.  Fran is on the Art Faulty, California State University Long Beach.  She will discuss the role of drawing as a form of mapping which interprets and translates information. Her projects, based on urban maritime centers begin with research, on-site notation and analysis of historical archives, maps, photography, and population growth patterns.

2:15 – 3:00        Caleb Finch, Roadways to Accelerated Aging in Los Angeles. Caleb is the ARCO Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, University of Southern California. He will speak about digital mapping as an essential technique in evaluating and preventing the spread of disease. He believes that long-term disease risk can also be mapped.

3:00 – 3:15        Break

3:15 – 4:00        Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Geographers at War: The Office of Strategic Services Mapping Program. Julie is Head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections, and Assistant Director of Geospatial and Cartographic Services for Stanford University Libraries. The Office of Strategic Services was formed in June 1942. It brought together a number of experts, many from academia including many cartographers. These cartographers created thousands of maps on demand that either stood alone or were part of reports.

4:15 – 4:30        Business Meeting


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