Information Resources Exchange Group

Coffee and light breakfast will be available at 9:30 A.M.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


1. Call to Order and Introductions



2. QGIS: A User's Perspective

Phil Pierdomenico is an experienced GIS analyst who will talk about QGIS, a free and open-source GIS desktop application which is widely regarded as the leading alternative to proprietary GIS software.  He will discuss his experiences with QGIS, what it is capable of doing, and what resources are available to its users.

3. Predicting Bike Share Usage using City Open Data 

Ken Steif, Univ. of Pennsylvania Dept. of City & Regional Planning will describe an empirical approach to predicting bike share in Philadelphia using a host of spatial variables from four major US cities with bike share. A bike share planning support system could give smaller communities a cost-effective tool for planning bike share systems.  

4. Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is a powerful GIS application. It lets you build intuitive, focused apps that run anywhere, on any device, without writing a single line of code. During the presentation Lauri Dafner, Esri, will show you how to configure Web AppBuilder and deploy it to a variety of users and stakeholders.

Information Items

5. DVRPC Work Program Update


6. Member Roundtable

  1. Recent Projects;
    Attendees are encouraged to share recent accomplishments and to discuss any ongoing projects that you or your agency is working on that is related to information gathering and sharing.
  2. Recent Event Reports;
    Attendees are encouraged to provide a brief summary of any recent meeting or conference they attended.
  3. Upcoming Events;
    Attendees are encouraged to announce any upcoming meeting or conference.

7. Adjournment