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ESRI User Conference Presentation

Posted July 6, 2016, 6:58 a.m.

John DeGroote presented at the ESRI User Conference on June 27, 2016. The presentation provided details on the GeoTREE project carried out for the Iowa Economic Development Authority Energy Office. The project entailed modeling/mapping of solar radiation potential for all locations in Iowa. The project resulted in the Iowa Solar Asset Mapping portal at http://www.geotree.uni.edu/web/solar/. The presentation was selected in a competitive process for the lightning talk session which highlights creative GIS applications.  John DeGroote presents a lightning talk at ESRI International User Conference in San Diego

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UNI GeoTREE Center delivers workshop

Posted June 10, 2016, 6:58 a.m.

 John DeGroote and student Arif Masrur provided two half-day pre-conference (Iowa County Information Technology - ICIT) workshops in Des Moines on June 14, 2016. The workshop topics were beginning and intermediate GIS Programming focusing on the use of Python for automating ArcGIS workflows. The workshop was attended by approximately 20 local and state government and private industry personnel from throughout the state.  GeoTREE student Arif Masrur works to help workshop participant

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GeoTREE Center at UNI Capitol Day

Posted Feb. 22, 2016, 3:41 p.m.

GeoTREE Center Director John DeGroote and student research assistant Megan Schneider attended the 2016 UNI Day at the Iowa State Capitol on February 24. This was an excellent chance to explain to state legislators, staff, and others the important work that UNI does across the state of Iowa. Megan got the chance to personally meet her state legislators including receiving a tour of the Capitol.

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Iowa Solar Radiation Potential Mapping

Posted Feb. 22, 2016, 3:41 p.m.

 The GeoTREE Center is presently working on an Iowa Economic Development Authority Energy Office funded project. The goal of the project is to model solar radiation potential for the entire state of Iowa. The modeling utilizes Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) topographic data and ArcGIS Solar Radiation modeling tools. The result is modeled monthly and annual solar radiation for every location in the state. The GeoTREE Center is also developing a public facing web mapping application to display the results.

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Urban Stormwater Modeling Project

Posted Feb. 22, 2016, 3:41 p.m.

As part of an Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship project, the GeoTREE Center is working on developing databases and carrying out urban water quality/quantity modeling for several watersheds in Iowa. This work is being carried out in Indian Creek in Linn County, Catfish Creek in Dubuque County, Easter Lake in Polk County, and Storm Lake in Buena Vista County. The GeoTREE Center will use these watersheds as demonstrations projects for the use of a GIS-urban stormwater modeling system to effectively characterize urban runoff and the potential for improvements with the introduction of Best Management Practices (BMPs).

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