Short notice, but good experience to help us with our own mapathon:
Atlas/H Street NE Mapping Party
Saturday, October 18, 2014
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
330 7th Street Northeast, Washington D.C., DC (map)
MappingDC continues our collaboration with DC Great Streets program and MOMIES TLC to map all of DC’s Great Streets corridors. This time, we’ll be mapping the Atlas district, along the H Street NE corridor.
All are welcome, regardless of experience level. Drop in anytime, stay as long as you like. Bring your laptops.
Where: Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NEWashington, DC 20002
When: 18 Oct, 12PM – 5PM, drop in anytime, stay as long as you like.
Bring: Laptop w/ WiFi connectivity, or something to take notes in the field. Curiosity, sense of wonder, a definite plus.
Planning Ahead: Geography Awareness Week starts 16 Nov. The theme is ‘The Future of Food’ and we’ll be mapping anything and everything food-related.
MappingDC is a group organized around improving the quality of OpenStreetMap in and around Washington DC. We meet periodically for on the street mapping and mappy hours. See http://mappingdc.org for more information.
Hour Tue Oct 14
Thank you NOVA GIS student for the info!
Sep 13th: Geomore Super Meetup during Baltimore Innovation Week
Sep 16th: MapTime DC: http://www.meetup.com/Maptime-DC/events/203078422/
Sep 18th: ESRI DC MeetUp. See the latest in 3D. More info at http://www.meetup.com/Esri-DC-Meet-Ups/events/203784422/
A Geospatial Approach to Cyber Situational Awareness
Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
421 7th St NW , Washington, DC (map)
Many cybersecurity frameworks exist that do an excellent job of describing the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the hundreds of activities associated with cyber defense. What is missing is any indication of ‘when’ and ‘where’ these activities should be implemented. In today’s economic environment, no organization is sufficiently resourced to fully protect all devices at all times.
For cybersecurity to become truly effective, organizations need a mechanism to integrate all available data to quickly discover and prioritize cyber threats against their most critical processes and devices. The goal is to increase agility when responding to complex intrusions (those that integrate cyber and physical activities). Geo-temporal attributes are the only ones common to all human activities, including cyber, however, most current cyber operations consider only the logical relationship between devices. GIS offers the best hope for providing a smarter approach.
Join us to discuss how a true integration of logical and geographical analysis might improve organizations’ ability to detect cyber attacks early resulting in less expensive and more effective protection of critical data and infrastructure.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Registration and Networking: Mix and mingle with fellow DC-metro-area GIS and developer professionals while enjoying complimentary hors dʹoeuvres and beverages.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Esri cyber lead Ken Stoni will discuss re-conceptualizing cyberspace as dataflows and implementing the concept in GIS software. This could allow organizations to create smart segmentation against which cyber and non-cyber data can be applied and high-quality response decisions can be made.
• RedSeal will demonstrate how to automatically generate IT Network Topologies from layer 3 device configuration files. RedSeal uses the topology and the results of vulnerability scanning software to determine the reach of each compromised host. This allows computer security teams to organize their work based on the damage that could be caused by each compromised host; it’s a risk-based approach to resource prioritization.
• Esri solution engineer Scott Cecilio will show a prototype cyber common operational picture built from the Esri and RedSeal technologies. The demonstration will highlight how the geospatial approach can enhance traditional IT decision-making.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Networking: Mix and mingle a little longer.
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What are you doing on April 21st? There will be an Esri GeoDev Meetup in Washington, DC, that night, and we’d love it if you would join us.
We’ve been having a great time at these GeoDev Meetups. There’ll be a key presentation; several Lightning Talks; lots of discussion about technology and development; plus food, drinks, and giveaways.
When: Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The 201 Bar
Who: Developers of all experience levels (Feel free to invite a friend, too!)
Please RSVP here.
I hope to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions.
GeoDev Meetup in Washington, D.C.
Monday, April 21, 2014
201 Massachusetts Av. NE, Washington, DC (map)
We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Monday, April 21st. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.
This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo” problems.
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Come to our next DC Meet Up on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the District Architecture Center. Discover how maps are being used throughout Congress to help elected officials communicate with those they represent and to better understand the impacts of policy. The featured speaker will be Tim Petty, deputy legislative director for Senator James Risch. Find out how and why ArcGIS Online is being used by Congress, other federal agencies, and the public, and enjoy some good old-fashioned networking. Continue reading DC Meet Up November 7th