Coastal Zone Data Management for the Great Lakes

May 1, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. EPA Region V, 12th Floor, Lake Erie Room, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL.

Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
800-443-0578 for reservations
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Union League Club under the name "EPA RDX Workshop" for the night of Wednesday, April 30 at the rate of $170. This rate includes one complimentary breakfast per room in the club's dining room. If registrants call in after Friday, April 18, 2008 and the Club still have rooms available, we will continue to make reservations. In the event the Club is sold-out they will be unable to offer rooms after Friday, April 18, 2008.

Registration: Registration is free of charge, but space is limited. Please register by April 18, 2008.

The main objective of this workshop is to convene members of federal, states, research and non-governmental communities who are engaged in generating, managing, distributing and using geospatial datasets for Great Lakes coastal zone issues. Particular emphasis is placed on including representatives from the Great Lakes Coastal Zone Management community and from organization representatives engaged in Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPS).

Discussion will focus on the substantial efforts put forth in developing comprehensive metadata compilation strategies, distributed web mapping applications and integrating geospatial data tools such as the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) Maps and GIS and the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Ramona GIS.

The tentative RDX Workshop preliminary agenda is as follows.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 Agenda: Coastal Zone Data Management

9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:15 a.m. Geospatial Metadata Development
Presenter: Richard Garcia - GLC
9:45 a.m. Enterprise Metadata Applications
Presenter: Roger Gauthier - GLC
10:30 a.m. Regional Geospatial Data Discovery Tools - Panel Discussion
Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange
- Presenter: Mike Robertson - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
- Presenter: Jerry Sullivan - Wisconsin State Cartographer Office
GLIN GIS Data Portal/FGDC Clearinghouse
- Presenter: Pete Giencke - GLC
1:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own at the Federal Building food court or in the immediate vicinity.)
2:00 p.m. AmericaView Imagery Clearinghouses
- Presenter: Dr. Samuel Batzli - University of Wisconsin
2:30 p.m. Great Lakes Coastal Zone Data Model Discussion
- Presenter: Guan Wang - GLC
3:30 p.m. Future Directions and Unmet Regional Needs
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Please contact Richard Garcia at the Great Lakes Commission via email at or call 734-971-9135 with any questions or comments.

RDX Workshop: May 2008 Sponsors