Meeting Info

Date & time
20 Sep 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bloedel Hall Room 292, University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

The building is locked after 5pm. Someone will be there 5-10 minutes until 6pm to let us in. If you see nobody around and can't access, call the phone number posted at the door to be let it. We will adjourn to the College Inn Pub for a happy hour after the meeting!

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Keenan Ganz will talk about thermal modeling with LiDAR data from NSF NEON. Keenan is a PhD student in the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory at UW. He studies canopy temperature in conifer forests at multiple scales: in situ thermometers, drone thermography, and satellite imagery. Keenan is interested in developing software to refine canopy temperature measurements, and in using these data to monitor forest health.

Qingyue Li will present a data visualization and mapping project she is currently working on, entitled “Carbs on the Coast.

Karsten Vennemann will share some notes on efficiently obtaining and consolidating US Census bloc and bloc group data (including disaggregated US election results from 2016,2018 and 2020).

We will have a dicussion about coming up with new topics for our meetings in October and November.

Anyone is invited to share (their own or news about any interesting) small or large geospatial projects. As always any geo-questions are encouraged and will gladly be discussed within the group.

@you Introduce yourself! Or re-introduce yourself! Please tell us about something cool you are working on, playing with, or otherwise inspires or puzzles you. Add yourself here. or reach out to us


about some other cool open source and/or geo-related meetups in the area:

OpenStreetMap Seattle
Puget Sound QGIS Users
Seattle Postgres Users
Maptime Seattle

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