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1 MEGUG WINTER MEETING AGENDA FEB 2 ND, USM WISHCAMPER CENTER PORTLAND, ME 8:30 9:30am Registration and Poster Setup. Coffee, Tea, and Pastry served. 9:30 10am Opening Remarks, Announcements, and Updates on GIS Happenings in Maine Janelle Lavallee, MEGUG Chair/ Patrick Cunningham, MEGUG Vice Chair/ Tora Johnson, Director of GIS Service Center, University of Maine at Machias 10:00 11:00 BREAKOUT SESSIONS Bathymetry Update Mathew Nixon, Senior Planner, Maine Coastal Program The Maine Coastal Program and its partners, as part of the Maine Coastal Mapping Initiative, have been piloting the use of a high resolution multibeam echosounder in midcoast and southern Maine to collect both bathymetry and backscatter data. These data will ultimately be used to generate a seamless mosaic of the seafloor in addition to providing critical information for habitat classification, sea level rise modeling, maritime security and infrastructure resilience, and hydrographic charting. Track 2 Applied Coastal GIS Potential Hurricane Inundation Map Creation Methodology Pete Slovinsky, Coastal Geologist, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry In September 2014, the Maine Geological Survey released Potential Hurricane Inundation Maps, or PHIMs, which show potential flooding from Category 1 or 2 hurricanes making landfall along the Maine coastline. The PHIM dataset is meant for emergency preparedness and planning purposes to help increase the resiliency of Maine s coastal communities and key public infrastructure. This presentation will cover the methodology for the creation of the PHIMs, their utility and limitations, and some lessons learned from bringing the mapping data into ArcGIS online format.

2 10-10:25 Introduction to New Online GIS Tools for K12 and Higher Education Geospatial Education in Maine (GEM) Collaborative We ll demonstrate some easy mapping tools, cool applications and powerful curriculum materials available free for K12 teachers and with existing Esri site licenses for higher education. Participants will receive materials on how to access free education site licenses for ArcGIS Online. 10:30 11 Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Online using Heuristic Instruction Approach (Bring a laptop or tablet!) Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias Participants will learn the basics of ArcGIS Online, a free web-based mapping tool, using a heuristic problem solving approach. We ll cover map navigation, searching for map data, and basic map making. Heuristic problem solving is an inquiry-based, student-centered approach to technology instruction. Used with students of all ages, the heuristic method promotes confidence, independence and critical thinking :15am Morning Coffee Break 11:20 12:20 BREAKOUT SESSIONS Upcoming Coastal County Digital Flood Insurance Map Data Overview Jennifer Curtis, Senior Planner, Floodplain Management Program Maine Floodplain Management Program Mapping Coordinator Jennifer Curtis will provide an overview of what data is and will be available over the next year for the updated coastal county digital flood insurance rate maps. Ms. Curtis will provide a description of the uses and limitations of the data and how to access it. Track 2: Applied Coastal GIS Tracking Seabird Migration and Foraging Ecology in the Gulf of Maine

3 Linda Welch, Michael Langlois, and Sara Williams, Refuge Biologists at MCINWR Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge has been working to manage and restore populations of colonial nesting seabirds to islands along the Maine coast for the past 30 years. Seabirds rely on abundant supplies of forage fish to feed their young throughout the summer months. Recent changes in the circulation patterns and productivity rates within the Gulf of Maine have highlighted the connection between forage fish abundance and a rapidly changing marine environment. The Refuge is using a variety of tracking devices to study the foraging and migration patterns of several species of seabirds. We are also trying to correlate the birds movement patterns with at-sea conditions to try and predict the location of future foraging areas. We will present a brief overview of those studies as well as discuss some of the challenges associated with trying to monitor seabirds capable of flying tens of thousands of miles in a single year. 11:20-11:55 Workshop: Story Maps in ArcGIS Online (Bring a laptop or tablet!) Margaret Chernosky, Maine Geographic Alliance Create a Story Map with ArcGIS Online! You will learn how to construct a place-based, inquiry project using your local data. This is a hands-on workshop that offers practice and inspiration using ArcGIS Online to create Story Maps. Attendees will learn how to create a public account, create, save and share a Story Map. We will provide a step-by-step guide for practice at home. The project satisfies the Common Core and National Geographic Geography for Life 2 standards :20 Starting A Lesson Plan Geospatial Education in Maine (GEM) Collaborative Participants will receive a lesson plan outline for a mapping activity that can be easily adapted to the classroom. In small groups led by experienced educators, they will discuss ideas for implementing basic mapping activities to achieve existing learning goals. 12:20 1:30 Lunch in MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM (102) AND VOTING ON POSTER SESSION 1:30 2:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

4 Mapping Working Waters: Documenting fishing community use of ocean space and Informing regional ocean planning efforts Nick Battista, Marine Programs Director The Mapping Working Waters project documents how year-round island and workingwaterfront communities in Maine, use and depend on the waters of the Gulf of Maine. This project starts to fill a critical data gap in discussions pertaining to marine spatial planning, ocean renewable-energy development, and new fisheries-management approaches. In person conversations with fishermen were used to gather data on location, intensity, and seasonality of uses and document place names at sea as well as the stories behind these names. The data set and approach used have informed the formal regional ocean planning process and subsequent mapping efforts by the Island Institute and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council to ground truth federally available data about the spatial distribution of the regions fisheries. Engaging the fishing community in conversations about where, how, and why their community fishes in a certain location provided us with the opportunity to talk about why the data was being collected and how the data could be used to inform the decision making processes relative to ocean planning and offshore wind in a way that respected and valued traditional, community based ocean uses. Lessons learned from the two mapping projects about how to map and represent complex, multifaceted issues like those present in the fishing industry will be shared. Track 2: Applied Coastal GIS COAST - Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool Sam Merrill, President Catalysis Adaptation Partners Dr. Merrill will describe the COAST software (Coastal adaptation to sea level rise tool) developed at the University of Southern Maine with mostly EPA funding and provide case examples of its use. COAST operates on Blue Marble's Global Mapper architecture and produces detailed 3D vulnerability assessments for specific assets (real estate, bridges, etc.) vulnerable to sea level rise and storm surge. It also performs benefit-cost analysis of structural and nonstructural adaptation actions that municipalities and others might undertake to reduce exposure to these threats. Using locally derived asset values and adaptation costing inputs, COAST predicts both one-time and cumulative damage estimates from varying amounts of sea level rise and storms of various intensities, and evaluates relative benefits of adaptation strategies communities might implement. It has been used in over 20 coastal locations both domestically and internationally. A subcomponent of COAST will also be described, that focuses on

5 marsh migration (MAST; Marsh Adaptation Strategy Tool). MAST is a land prioritization aid created with the recognition that ecosystem services will emerge as wetlands migrate inland. The software quantifies benefits over time using a suite of benefit creation functions related to increasing water depth. By learning which coastal parcels are likely to provide the greatest benefits (including recreation, flood proofing, nutrient production, pollution filtration, and others), land trusts and other coastal managers Workshop: Using Snap2Map with Smartphones or Tablets to Take and Map Photos in the Field (Bring smartphone, laptop and/or tablet!) Margaret Chernosky, Maine Geographic Alliance Use Snap2Map to Collect Field Data. Snap2Map is a powerful, fast, easy way for you and your students to collect field data and images. In two minutes you will be creating a Story Map on the fly! This is a hands-on, outside the classroom, workshop that offers practice collecting field data. Ahead of the workshop, please install the free ESRI app Snap2Map on your Android, ipad or iphone. If you don t have a mobile device, we ll have a few to share during the workshop. 2:30 3:45pm Poster Voting and Judging Results: Prize Drawings

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