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Technical Tour Information

Several technical tours will be offered during the conference. These tours will enable conference participants to experience and learn about the latest cartographic developments in governmental and private institutions.

United States Geological Surveyicc2017_usgs

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

Departure: 8:45 AM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 2:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mode of Transportation: Bus

Tour Size: 30 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Lunch is included in the tour.

Cost: USD 65 (Students: USD 55)

A tour of U.S. Geologic Survey Headquarters in Reston, VA, to meet scientists and cartographers to explore and discuss the cartographic methods used to visualize the earth sciences. Cartographic visualization in science publications, web applications, and the use of technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Lidar, will be highlighted.

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Geography and Map Reading Room – Library of Congress loc_main_reading_icc2017

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

Departure: 9:00 AM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 1:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

Departure: 12:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 4:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Departure: 9:00 AM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 1:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Departure: 12:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 4:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Mode of Transportation: Metro

Tour Size: 25 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Metro fare is included in the tour cost. Moderate-distance walking (0.3 miles) in summer temperatures between the Metro station and tour destination is required.

Cost: USD 45 (Students: USD 40)

A tour of the Geography and Map Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The Geography and Map Division has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with holdings numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 38,000 CDs/DVDs. View some of the Library’s most impressive maps and atlases, including the 1507 Waldseemüller World Map during this tour.

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National Geographicnatgeo_icc2017

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

Departure: 1:15 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 4:45 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mode of Transportation: Metro

Tour Size: 40 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Metro fare is included in the tour cost. Moderate-distance walking (0.3 miles) in summer temperatures between the Metro station and tour destination is required.

Cost (no discount): USD 45

Cost (student pricing): USD 40

National Geographic, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. View the current museum exhibit and hear about new cartographic and media developments at National Geographic Partners and National Geographic.

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noaa_tourNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Friday, July 7th 2017

Departure: 8:00 AM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 12:30 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Mode of Transportation: Metro

Tour Size: 40 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Metro fare is included in the tour cost. Moderate-distance walking (0.2 miles) in summer temperatures between the Metro station and tour destination is required.

Cost: USD 45 (Students: USD 35)

A tour of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, MD. Meet scientists and marine cartographers to explore and discuss the cartographic methods used to visualize the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. Cartographic visualizations of oceanic and atmospheric data will be shown on a six foot sphere, and a tour of the museum will showcase the history of NOAA.

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fairfax_county_tourGIS and Mapping Services – Fairfax County Government

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Departure: 8:45 AM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 2:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mode of Transportation: Bus

Tour Size: 50 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Lunch is included in the tour.

Cost: USD 65 (Students: USD 55)

Municipal or local governments have a wide variety of responsibilities for residents. In this arena, eighty percent of what the government deals with has a spatial component, making mapping technology and data visualization crucial to understanding the issues. In this tour, elected officials will welcome and address the group and short presentations will be given by mapping professionals. Attendees will peruse a map gallery of years of award-winning maps and mapping applications, visit agency exhibits, and meet a variety of professionals who use mapping and mobile mapping daily in their work.

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Esri Research and Development Center, Washington, DCesri-icc2017

Friday, July 7th 2017

Departure: 7:45 AM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 1:15 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mode of Transportation: Metro

Tour Size: 40 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Metro fare is included in the tour cost. Moderate-distance walking (0.5 miles) in summer temperatures between the Metro station and tour destination is required.

Cost: USD 45 (Students USD 35)

A visit to the Esri Research and Development Center – Washington, DC, to meet with Esri software developers, cartographers, solution managers, and online content users to explore and discuss the cartographic considerations in web mapping in current and emerging versions of Esri’ s ArcGIS platform. The visit will include a short “hands on” exercise using ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Cloud based GIS system.

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Smithsonian Institutionflag_of_the_smithsonian_institution

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Departure: 12:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Return: 6:00 PM (Marriott Wardman Park)

Tour Times: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mode of Transportation: Metro

Tour Size: 40 participants

Remarks: Please bring a photo ID. Metro fare is included in the tour cost. Longer-distance walking (1.4 miles) in summer temperatures between the Metro station, tour destination and museums is required.

Cost: USD 45 (Students: USD 40)

The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. This tour provides an in-depth view into the use of maps and GIS in Smithsonian exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of Natural History. The excursion will review maps and GIS-based displays that provide opportunities to educate the public on a variety of themes, including oceanography, biogeography, paleobiology, physical geography and geology, the environment, history, human origins, and ancient cultures. These exhibits provide maps in several different formats, ranging from generalized maps that visitors can glean spatial information from as they walk by to detailed maps that require visitors to stop and study so that more can be learned.

 

Registration for the technical tours will be available in November 2016. Schedule and technical tours are subject to change.