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Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: Digital Mapping of Child Trafficking in Northeast Ohio
Join Dr. Brian Gran as he leads a discussion on child trafficking in our own backyard. Statistics gathered from alternative public websites, the FBI, city and suburban police departments, county departments, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and various social service providers aim to help in the development of digital maps and scientific estimates of where, how often and what kinds of trafficking are taking place around Northeast Ohio.
Humanities scholars have embraced GIS (geographic information systems) technology in recent years for their research involving spatial analysis and visualizations. Digital mapping applications can assist in the analysis of large amounts of spatial data to discover patterns and trends in the data that may not be easily seen in tabular format.
Co-presenter Ann Holstein (GIS Specialist, Kelvin Smith Library) will give us insight on how Dr. Gran is able to create digital maps for his research using statistical data collected from these websites and agencies and processed using specialized software. She will also show examples of other child trafficking digital mapping projects from around the world.
This event will take place in Clark Hall, Room 206 on Friday, September 21 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.
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Posted by Hannah Levy on September 18, 2012 01:13 PM