Using GIS for Interior Space Management

2011 Esri Health GIS Conference, 07-09 September 2011, Arlington, Virginia

Bob Wiseman

“A custom GIS application, designed to support maintenance of the UK Chandler Hospital, stores asset information, and generates room data sheets for tracking and analyzing the status of occupancy. Hospital management and facility maintenance mangers rely on the application, with added innovations including the integration of CAD drawings, on-the-fly symbolization, pre- and post-drywall 360° panoramic images, and a web-based asset editing module.

“Soon the application will be expanded to serve as an overall facility management application across campus for maintenance and operations including linking data and records from the university’s SAP Plant Maintenance system.”

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley: Mapping Our Future

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley delivered a speech at the Green Building Council on 11 May 2011 titled “Green Building and Our Nation’s Great Work.”  The following video includes excerpts from the audio of that speech alongside the maps he was discussing in real time.

You can also read the entire speech here [PDF].

Video: Univ. of Oregon Geography Professor Alexander B. Murphy on “Understanding the Changing Planet”

“Alexander B. Murphy, professor of geography at the University of Oregon, chaired a national committee that looked at how his field could provide a roadmap to a variety of challenges facing the planet, including climate change. In this video, Murphy provides us with a brief overview of his committee’s report: “Understanding the Changing Planet.””

The Decline: The Geography of a Recession, by LaToya Egwuekwe

“According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 31 million people currently unemployed — that’s including those involuntarily working parttime and those who want a job, but have given up on trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. “The Decline: The Geography of a Recession,” as created by labor writer LaToya Egwuekwe, serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007 — approximately one year before the start of the recession — to the most recent unemployment data available today. Original link: For more information, email”