UofL GIS Day: GIS Applications for Woodland Restoration
To mark Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day 2020, UofL's Dept. of Geography & Geosciences will host a special seminar with Sarah Benton and Matt Spalding of Louisville's Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
They will be presenting a brief history of the Olmsted Parks system, along with a deeper dive into the GIS-based applications OPC uses in their daily operations and ecological restoration projects.
Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organization that is focused on Louisville’s historic park system, designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Ecological restoration of urban woodlands within these parks has been a major focus of the OPC field crew, which uses GIS tools like ArcGIS Collector and Survey123 to monitor, map, and report on these natural areas.
Join OPC Biological Technician Sarah Benton and Education Program Manager Matt Spalding for a discussion of the history of Louisville’s Olmsted Parks, and GIS applications for restoration projects.