Information Resources Exchange Group

10:00 am

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. ArcGIS HUB – Daniel Wickens (Solution Engineer) and Justin Cusick (Account Manager), Esri

Many government organizations are already using and sharing open data, but the challenge is to make sense of the data and give it context. “65 percent of Americans search online for information about their government. Yet, less than 10% report finding what they need” states Pew Research Center. To start building an engaged community, a framework is needed to organize data, people, processes, and technology around the issues that matter most. We call this framework a “hub”. This presentation will provide an overview of what we mean when we say “hub” and how State and Local governments are using ArcGIS Hub as a two-way platform for gathering information from internal departments and sharing it with constituents so they can take action, solve problems, and get feedback.

3. Mapping Substandard Housing in Philadelphia - Fay Walker, 2019 Azavea Summer of Maps Fellowship

Philadelphia's housing stock, is on average, 40 years older than the housing stock of other major US Cities. In part due to this aging housing, Philadelphia are often faced with substandard housing options, which is in turn linked to negative health outcomes and housing instability. Together with the Public Interest Law Center, and primarily using public data, we worked to answer the following questions:
● Where substandard housing is located?
● Who is impacted by substandard housing?
● What entities are responsible for substandard housing?

4.The 2020 Census: What to Excepct - Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian, Baruch College CUNY

Geospatial Data Librarian Frank Donnelly (Baruch College CUNY) will discuss upcoming changes to the 2020 census and will demonstrate the new platform, which is replacing the American Factfinder.

Information Items

6. DVRPC Work Program Update

7. Member Roundtable

a. 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.
b. Recent Event Reports - Attendees are encouraged to provide a brief summary of any recent meeting or conference they attended.
c. Upcoming Events - Attendees are encouraged to announce any upcoming meeting or conference.