ISGS Staff Present Talks

Hannes E. Leetaru gave a presentation at the Archer Daniels Midland Corporation research center on May 28, 2010. The talk was titled, "A Carbon Capture and Storage Test at ADM Facilities in Decatur, Illinois." Approximately 100 ADM staff members were at the presentation.

On May 5, 2010, Robert Bauer presented a talk on earthquakes in the central US and preparedness to 85 members of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster. The meeting was held in Springfield, Illinois, at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency headquarters. The talk included information abou historical earthquakes, what to expect from potential earthquakes, and the U.S. Geological Survey notification system, which can help the response to an earthquake event.

Sheena Beaverson was an invited speaker at the 2010 Summer Institute for Data Curation in the Earth and Environmental Sciences, hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences in Champaign, Illinois, on May 17-20, 2010. Attendees included representatives from major data centers, the federal government, and academic institutions within the United States. Beaverson gave two in-depth presentations:

  • "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Data Files and Formats" and
  • "LiDAR Data Acquisition, Archiving, and On-line Access."