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TreesCount! 2015 Ready to Map Every Street Tree in NYC

On April 24 – Arbor Day – NYC Parks announced the launch of TreesCount! 2015, the Parks’ initiative to map and catalogue every street tree in New York City using a web application we developed here at Azavea.  Thousands of tree loving New Yorkers will use the TreesCount! 2015 site and the companion Treecorder application…

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HunchLab Advisor: Helping Police to Know What Works

For a number of years, criminologists have worked hand-in-hand with police departments to study crime patterns and identify useful interventions that address crime.  This research does a lot to advance our knowledge of what works within policing.  Often, though, this research takes many years to conduct and even more time to gain adoption by police…

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Women & Technology in Philadelphia: Surveying the Landscape

I count myself lucky to be a part of the incredibly collaborative and supportive community of women in the technology field in Philadelphia.  I’ve explored the numerous educational resources available to women who’d like to grow their skills in a two part blog series in 2014: Part 1 and Part 2. When I heard that…

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What the Heck Is … Spark?

Ten Percent Time After their first 6 months, most Azaveans can propose a learning or research project and spend up to 10 percent of their time pursing it.  These research projects are an opportunity for employees to explore new technologies, learn new skills, or work on a project that could benefit the community.  Some of these projects…

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Conferences

Personal Democracy Forum
New York City, NY— June 4-5, 2015
Robert Cheetham and Stephanie Zimmerman will be attending.

2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference
Philadelphia, PA — June 4-7, 2015
Sarah Cordivano and Tyler Dahlberg will be attending.

State of the Map US
New York City, NY— June 6-8, 2015
Robert Cheetham and Laurence Liss will be attending.

2015 AWRA Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adapation
New Orleans, LA — June 15-17, 2015
Robert Cheetham and John Branigan will be attending.

Esri User Conference and Education Conference
San Diego, CA — July 18-24, 2015
Robert Cheetham will be attending and presenting on the Summer of Maps program.

Keystone Digital Humanities Conference
Philadelphia, PA — July 22-24, 2015
Deb Boyer will be attending and presenting.

2015 International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference
Orlando, FL — August 8-12, 2015
Deb Boyer and Joe Morrison will be attending.