Session A1

Hands-On Workshop – Using Maps to Drive Environmental Policy 

Diana Lavery & Jim Herries

9:00 – 1:00 PM (PT) | 12:00 – 4:00 PM (ET)

About the Presentation

We recognize the need to pay more attention to the impacts of development, reliance on natural resources, weather patterns, and how even the smallest of species can change an entire ecosystem. That is why Esri provides the maps and tools you need to clearly identify where there are opportunities to intervene and course correct. We invite you to attend this hands-on session to explore content, training, best practices and datasets that can provide a baseline for your research, analysis, and policy recommendations. Data layers on topics such as population, housing, transportation, and other societal factors are available to support your environmental policy work. Using this curated content, you will be able to deploy policy decisions and drive change in your work to restore, preserve, and protect natural resources. 

 NEPA Track, 4 AICP Credits

About the Speaker

Diana Lavery
Senior Product Engineer 

Diana loves working with data! She has over a decade of experience as a practitioner of demography, sociology, economics, policy analysis, and GIS. Diana holds a BA in quantitative economics and an MA in applied demography. She is a senior product engineer on ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World's Policy Maps team.

Jim Herries
Principal Product Engineer

Jim Herries is a geographer with Esri in Redlands, California. He serves as a principal product engineer on the team responsible for ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Jim is particularly engaged in thematic mapping and map visualizations, reflecting a drive to help GIS users bring their data to life on the map and stimulate insights. He constantly looks for ways to create clear, focused map information products that incorporate meaningful spatial analysis and evocative visualizations.