Thursday, September 20, 2012

Meeting Announcement: Thursday, October 11

Mobile GIS Special Interest Group.

Discussion: SIG Informational Meeting
Location: HDR, 2525 C Street, 3rd Floor, Denali Conference Room
Date: October 11, 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Mobile GIS SIG will hold this informational meeting to discuss the direction of the group. We will be taking suggestions for topics of interest and how we should focus the time of the group.

If you have questions or are interested in attending, please email Shane Metcalf at

Meeting Announcement: Tuesday, September 25

ArcGIS Server Special Interest Group.

Discussion: ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online APIs and Development Platforms
Location: Atwood Building, 550 W 7th Avenue, 9th Floor, DNR TIPS Training Room
Date: September 25, 2012, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (?)

Scott Moore from Esri will remotely present the various APIs and development platforms available for ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. If you have specific questions to provide to Scott ahead of time, please email them Becky Strauch at or Terri Morganson at

If you are attending in person, parking validation is available. Two-hour visitor parking is available on the second floor of the the Linny Pacillo parking garage. Validate your ticket with the security guard upon exiting the Atwood Building.

If you are unable to attend in person, please join the GoTo Meeting:
1. Join the meeting online:
2. Join the audio via phone at 1-800-944-8766 using conference code 90200#

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meeting Announcement: Wednesday, September 19

Presentation: Using the Standard Incidence Ratio (SIR) to Investigate a Potential Link between Cancer Incidence and a Chemical Spill in North Pole, Alaska

Presented By: David O'Brien, Alaska Cancer Registry, Anchorage, AK
Location: US Fish & Wildlife Service, 1011 E Tudor Road - BRING ID
Date: September 17, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

The Alaska Cancer Registry has been working with the AK Section of Epidemiology's Environmental Public Health Program in investigating potential health risks of a sulfoland chemical spill in the town of North Pole, Alaska. A map of the delineated sulfolane plume showed that it was almost entirely contained within the North Star Borough's Census Tract 16 and is over half the size of the census tract. ACR determined the number of observed cancer cases for this census tract, calculated the number of expected cancer cases, and used the Standard Incidence Ratio (SIR) statistical significance test to determine if the difference between the two numbers was statistically significant.