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Geo4LibCamp 2019
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Where: Stanford University
When: February 4-8, 2019
Who: GIS developers, librarians, managers
Twitter: #Geo4LibCamp

Geo4LibCamp is a hands-on meeting to bring together those building repository services for geospatial data. The main focus is to share best-practices, solve common problems, and address technical issues with integrating geospatial data into a repository and associated services. For the purposes of the camp, we broadly define geospatial data from scanned maps and aerial photography to highly structured shapefiles.  The camp is structured as an unconference with suggested topics coming from the participants on the first day of the meeting, but we will also have a few prepared sessions.

Following the camp, on Thursday and Friday, we will have optional post-conference working sessions. We organize the 2-day post conference working sessions around the theme of "Becoming a contributor", both for librarians and developers. For contributing data, we consider issues like: What is OpenGeoMetadata? What tools are available for sharing? What data and metadata are available from elsewhere? We’d like you to bring your own data and get consultation from others on what to do! For contributing feature, we’d consider issues like: how to harvest more data, developing index maps, being a contributing software developer, etc. We’d like you to bring questions about new or existing features you’d like to see and discuss them with others!

Agenda
The main event will be a 3 day unconference on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, followed by an optional 2-day working session on Thursday and Friday. We will have a dinner on Monday evening, a catered lunch on Monday, and coffee/snacks each day.
There’s a blog post which summarizes what we did during Geo4LibCamp 2016 here: http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2016/02/inaugural-geo4libcamp-forges-new-collaborations.

Registration
Registration will open in October 17, 2018 and cost $100. We’re limiting the event to 45 attendees.

Travel and Lodging
Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, CA which is near both San Francisco Airport (SFO) and San Jose Airport (SJC). The campus is connected to the Palo Alto Caltrain station and the campus itself has a free shuttle service called Marguerite. From the train station, you can take the P shuttle to the "Campus Oval" or the X / Y shuttles to elsewhere on campus.  There is limited visitor parking available on campus. Uber, taxis, and metro buses are available too.
We recommend the Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto (235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301; 1-650-323-5101; http://www.cardinalhotel.com). We’ve arranged discounted rates which you can book using this direct link. They have standard and shared bath rooms.
Aside from the Cardinal Hotel, there are numerous lodging options near campus and along the Caltrain route. The lodging expenses vary quite a bit in Palo Alto and the surrounding areas as we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Downtown Palo Alto (along University Avenue) is the most convenient location as it’s a short walking distance to the Palo Alto train station, campus, and to many restaurants. Try Kayak, Yelp, Airbnb, etc. to identify lodging options in the mid-Penisula region.

Event Location
The main event will be held at the Hartley Conference Center located on the 1st floor of the Mitchell Earth Sciences Building (at 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA), which is near to the main quad on the Stanford University campus. The Branner Earth Sciences Library is just upstairs from our meeting room. The building is on the route of the X / Y / SLAC shuttles, or walking distance from the Campus Oval on the P shuttle route.
The post-conference sessions will be held on the 3rd floor of Lathrop Library, which is adjacent to the Campus Oval.

Sunday Night Dinner
If you’re in town Sunday night (Jan 29th) and want to grab dinner, we will meet in the lobby of the Cardinal Hotel (235 Hamilton Ave) at 6pm. There are several great restaurants a short walking distance from the hotel.

Tuesday Morning at David Rumsey Map Center
We’re excited to have our Tuesday morning sessions in the new David Rumsey Map Center.  The center is part of our special collections, so we have a few rules:

  • While food and drink are not permitted in the center, closed containers with water are permitted for your event.
  • Please do not sit or lean on the tables. They are finicky and expensive to repair.
  • We have one all-gender restroom for your use. A key will be provided.
  • The next closest restrooms are one flight down our staircase and through the door. The men’s restroom is immediately to the left. Follow the path all the way around the corner to get to the women’s restroom.
  • Additional restrooms are located off the rotunda at the bottom of our staircase.

At the Green Library entrance, mention that you are here for the Geo4LibCamp Meeting at the Rumsey Map Center and the Portal Monitor will let you in.
 
Directions: The best way to get to the David Rumsey Map Center is as follows:

  1. Enter Green Library through the Bing Wing Entrance (entrance facing the Main Quad).  If you are unable to use the stairs, please turn right past the entrance turnstile and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Ring the bell and we will be with you shortly.
  2. If able, proceed up the grand staircase (recommended) to the 2nd floor, onto the Rotunda. The Rotunda has a large round table at the center.
  3. Turn to your right as you face the table and find the entrance to the Center, marked "David Rumsey Map Center."
  4. Come up those stairs to the 4th floor and ring the bell at the top of the stairs. We will be with you shortly.

Code of Conduct
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Questions?If you have any questions, please contact us via email at pjreed@stanford.edu.

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Monday, February 4
 

8:30am

Coffee/Snacks
We will have some coffee and snacks before we get started

Monday February 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

9:00am

Welcome and Logistics
An introductory talk to discuss logistics and set our agenda.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Reed

Jack Reed

Geospatial Web Engineer, Stanford University


Monday February 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

10:00am

Team Introductions
We will have each Institutional Team briefly introduce themselves.

Monday February 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

11:00am

Break
Refill on snacks and hot beverages!

Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

11:30am

Workshop Pitches
Descriptions of the 3 workshops being offeedfor the first day, this year.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Reed

Jack Reed

Geospatial Web Engineer, Stanford University


Monday February 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

12:00pm

Lunch (catered)
We will have a catered lunch at the conference center.

Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

1:30pm

Workshop: A hands on introduction to GeoBlacklight
Introduction to Geoblacklight: From Geoblacklight.org to your own spatial data portal in 3 hours!

Speakers
avatar for Jack Reed

Jack Reed

Geospatial Web Engineer, Stanford University


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

1:30pm

Workshop: Metadata Creation and Management for Spatial Data Repositories
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE METADATA! You can have the best collections and sweetest spatial data portal in academia, but if you don't make the metadata, it's all for naught! Master metadata manipulator, Kim Durante, will lead a workshop on best practices, tools and workflows for creating the spatial data metadata necessary to drive dicovery and access of your spatial data assets.

Speakers

Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branner Library SW Corner, Branner Earth Sciences Library 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

1:30pm

Workshop: Supporting Geosptial Data Sciences from a Library
When your mission is to support the use of geospatial technologies in research and teaching at a research university, what does that look like? Staff of the Stanford Geospatial Center will lead a session describing the Stanford Program, what we concentrate upon, and how we do what we do with finite resources and infinite demand!


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branner Teaching Corner, Branner Earth Sciences Library 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

6:00pm

Dinner (catered at Tacolicious)
Join us for dinner at Tacolicious! We have a private dining room and margaritas!

Monday February 4, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tacolicious 632 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

9:00am

Welcome and Logistics
An Introduction to the David Rumsey Map Center and Logistics for the day


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
David Rumsey Center Bing Wing of Green Library (Entrance in Rotunda)

9:30am

Keynote: Rebecca Solnit
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including a trilogy of atlases and the books The Mother of All Questions, Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award).

Speakers

Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
David Rumsey Center Bing Wing of Green Library (Entrance in Rotunda)

10:30am

Break
Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
David Rumsey Center Bing Wing of Green Library (Entrance in Rotunda)

10:45am

Panel Discussion
Speakers

Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
David Rumsey Center Bing Wing of Green Library (Entrance in Rotunda)

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own) - GeoBlacklight Governance
There are many lunch options on the Stanford Campus. https://rde.stanford.edu/hospitality/locations 

We will have a discussion on GeoBlacklight Governance in Hartley during lunch.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Stanford Campus

1:30pm

Unconference Planning Session
Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

3:00pm

Break
Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

3:30pm

Unconference sessions
Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

5:30pm

Happy Hour at the Old Pro!
Join us for happy hour at The Old Pro!

Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Old Pro 541 RAMONA ST. PALO ALTO, CA 94301
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

8:30am

Coffee/Snacks
We will have some coffee and snacks before we get started

Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

9:00am

Unconference sessions
Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

10:30am

Break
Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

11:00am

Unconference sessions
Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)
There are many lunch options on the Stanford Campus. https://rde.stanford.edu/hospitality/locations

Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Stanford Campus

1:30pm

Unconference sessions
Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

3:00pm

Break
Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

3:30pm

Unconference sessions
Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

4:30pm

Wrap-up, Reports, +1 & Deltas
Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA

5:30pm

Pizza Night at The Farm
Pizza Night at The Stanford Teaching Farm. Come dress a pie and we'll cook it in the Stanford Farm's outdoor Pizza Oven!

Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm 175 Electioneer Road Stanford, CA 94305
 
Thursday, February 7
 

8:30am

Coffee/Snacks
We will have some coffee and snacks before we get started

Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Lathrop Library, 3rd Floor Lathrop Library (Rm 370 and 369)

9:00am

Working session
Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Library, 3rd Floor Lathrop Library (Rm 370 and 369)

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)
There are many lunch options on the Stanford Campus. https://rde.stanford.edu/hospitality/locations

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Stanford Campus

1:30pm

Working session
Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Lathrop Library, 3rd Floor Lathrop Library (Rm 370 and 369)

5:30pm

Social
Join us for happy hour at the Rose & Crown!

Thursday February 7, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rose & Crown 547 Emerson Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
 
Friday, February 8
 

8:30am

Coffee/Snacks
We will have some coffee and snacks before we get started

Friday February 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Lathrop Library, 3rd Floor Lathrop Library (Rm 370 and 369)

9:00am

Working session
Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Library, 3rd Floor Lathrop Library (Rm 370 and 369)

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)
There are many lunch options on the Stanford Campus. https://rde.stanford.edu/hospitality/locations

Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Stanford Campus

1:30pm

Working session
Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Lathrop Library, 3rd Floor Lathrop Library (Rm 370 and 369)