|CIC 2012 Webinar Series: Indicators in Depth - Spring|
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What indicators measure children's well-being? Urban sustainability? Community sustainability? How can the indicator projects of disparate communities inform one another's practice? How can YOU start a successful indicator project?
CIC offers the Spring 2012 webinars (more to be - outlined below - FREE to our members, and for a fee of $25 per presentation to non-members. Read the descriptions below. Registration options for Non-members are below the descriptions.
If you are a CIC Member, please use the following links to Register:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Melissa Levy, Senior Associate, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc.
This webinar will discuss the ways that measurement, and the You Get What You Measure approach specifically, is being integrated into the Ford Foundation Wealth Creation in Rural Communities Initiative and the work of its grantees. The Ford Foundation's Wealth Creation in Rural Communities is interested in building seven forms of wealth in rural communities. Measurement is used as a planning and assessment tool for moving these communities toward sustainable livelihoods.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Samantha Becker, Research Project Manager, Unviversity of Washington Information School
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tyler Norris, Social Entrepreneur; and Chris Fulcher, Co-Director of the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems, University of Missouri - Columbia
The Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for civic leaders across the sectors, and participants of place-based initiatives across the US, working to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how users can access over 7,000 GIS data layers and use them to construct maps and visualizations. The site also includes searchable profiles of community initiatives and peer learning forums.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
George Grinstein, Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Weave is an interactive web-based software system that links multiple visualizations (maps, charts, graphs, etc.) and computational tools (statistics, data mining, modeling and simulation). It was designed to provide easy access to existing datasets or simple upload of local data, allowing anyone to visualize any available data anywhere. Weave was developed with support from the Open Indicators Consortium (OIC) specifically to simplify the process of presenting and visualizing data. The 15 OIC member groups wanted a state-of-the-art high-performance web-based visualization system tailored to the needs of groups that analyze and share indicator data. Weave is now available to the public, free and open-source – one less barrier to the democratization of data. In this webinar we will show several examples of Weave, show what it can do and its flexibility in developing not just presentation visualizations but also exploratory ones. We will then show prototypes of future Weave features.
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