Tidmarsh Farms meetup
This is the Event Page for Boston's PLOTS Tidmarsh Meet Up
Nov 17th 2012 Mapping Meetup
There have been a few requests for weekend mapping workshops on the listserv, and so in an effort to create a more active arena for skill sharing and collaboration in the Boston and greater-Boston area, Jeff and I thought it would be fun to organize a meet up -- similar to the recent LEAFEST in Vermont but more informal and for only half of a day.
Our proposal for the first (of hopefully many more) Boston PLOTS meet up is Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Tidmarsh Farms in Manomet, MA. We'll have more logistical information soon, but let us know if you're available on November 17 to meet up at Tidmarsh Farms for a skill share/mapping session and potential potluck. Feel free to add your name below.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time: 12PM until there's no more wind, we run out of helium or we get hungry
Contact: email "firstname.lastname@example.org" or call/text Jeff's cell at 415 508 6769 or Jen's cell at 978-302-7908.
Note: we'll be meeting at noon at 137 Bartlett Road -- the proper address should be 139 but 137 is easier to see. The meet up point is a grey industrial barn that does not have a number.
Interested in participating:
- RSVP on Eventbrite: http://bostonplotsfall2012.eventbrite.com
- Coordinate ridesharing in this Google Spreadsheet
- Coordinate potluck in this Google Doc
- Jeff Warren
- Catherine D'Ignazio & Family
- Jen Hudon
- Caterina Scaramelli
- Caroline Howe
- Jie Zhang
- Anya Domlesky
- Kate Sokol
- Fiona Luhrmann
- Ben Weeks
- Sarah Williams
- Luisa Beck
- Susanna Pho
- Kevin Siwoff
- Glorianna Davenport
- Don Blair
- Find nearby coffee shops for sheltering afterwards
- how will potluck work (indoor area? Barn?) -- bbq grill
- Decide on equipment needed for skillshare -- kites, kits, string, juice bottles, gloves, tape, etc.
- Choose specific location on farm (update coming very soon from Glorianna Davenport, farm owner -- but basically 100-150 acres of the southern end of the farm)
- WiFi Hotspot for MapKnitter Demo (Jeff has a T-mobile 4g hotspot as long as there's reception)
Add information about tweets: @PublicLab, #BostonPLOTS
This map shows the area outlined in red which we'd like to map.
On Jun 18, The creator of [GrassrootsMapping.org](http://grassrootsmapping.org) and co-founder and Research Director for the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, Jeff designs mapping and civic science tools and professionally flies balloons and kites. Notable software he has created include [the vector-mapping framework Cartagen](http://cartagen.org) and [orthorectification tool MapKnitter](http://mapknitter.org), as well as open spectral database and toolkit [Spectral Workbench](http://spectralworkbench.org). He is a fellow at MIT's [Center for Civic Media](http://civic.mit.edu), on the advisory board of [Personal Democracy Media's WeGov](http://techpresident.com/topics/wegov) and an advocate of open source software, hardware, and data. He co-founded Vestal Design, a graphic/interaction design firm in 2004, and directed the Cut&Paste Labs project, a year-long series of workshops on opensource tools and web design in 2006-7 with Lima designer Diego Rotalde. Jeff holds an MS from MIT and a BA in Architecture from Yale University, and spent much of that time working with artist/technologist Natalie Jeremijenko, building robotic dogs and stuff. To find out more, visit Unterbahn.com. * https://github.com/jywarren * http://unterbahn.com * http://unterbahn.com/thesis/ updated Page: About Public Lab
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On Jun 5, Adam D. Griffith is the Director of the Rivercane Restoration Project through the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) at Western Carolina University. He received a BS degree in Biology from Roanoke College in 1999 (Omicron Delta Kappa) and was subsequently accepted to Teach for America. He taught 6th grade science in the Houston Independent School District in Texas for three years before becoming a kayak instructor taking him on numerous trips to the beaches of the United States, Panama, and Europe. He received his MS degree in Biology from Western Carolina University in 2008 studying the native bamboo Arundinaria gigantea. Since 2008, he has been a research scientist at PSDS where he launched coastalcare.org with the Santa Aguilla Foundation. He currently directs the communities and sea-level rise research. In 2011, he co-founded the Public Laboratory with 6 others by securing a $500,000 grant from the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation. As a result, his writings can be found on the PBS IdeaLab blog, publiclaboratory.org, and others. He has presented his research with the Public Laboratory across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Selected Publications Tanner, B.R., Kinner, D.A., Griffith, A.D., Young, R.S. & Sorrell, L.M (2011). Presence of Arundinaria gigantea (river cane) on numerous non-wetland sites suggests improper ecological classification of the species. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 19(6): 521-532. Coburn, A.S., Griffith, A.D. & Young, R.S. (2010). Inventory of coastal engineering projects in coastal national parks. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/GRD/NRTR???2010/373. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. Griffith, A.D., Kinner, D.A., Tanner, B.R., Moore, A., Mathews, K.G. & Young, R.S. (2009). Nutrient and physical soil characteristics of rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea) stands, western North Carolina. Castanea. 74(3): 224-235. updated Page: Classification