Why Data Quality Matters - U of Redlands Presentation Fri 22 Jan 2016

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4pm Gregory Hall 161 - Fri 22 Jan 2016 - I am giving the following presentation - all are welcome!

Why Data Quality Matters—Now
More Than Ever

Joseph J. Kerski, PhD, GISP

Cloud-based data services and maps
make it easy for anyone to obtain vast amounts of data in a short amount of
time. In an environment where such a wide variety and volume of geospatial and
other data is available, is data quality still of concern?  Join
geographer and educator Joseph Kerski as he makes the case that data quality
considerations matter now more than ever. Through examples such as “Be critical
of the data—especially when it’s your own!”, we will explore real-world
examples that illustrate the necessity of understanding the benefits but also
the challenges in successfully navigating our geodata-saturated world.

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I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.