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Jack Dangermond & Richard Saul Wurman

A Conversation Between Two Leaders on the Roles of Maps, Map-Making, and Geographic Information Systems in Charting a Course to A Better Future

The Aquarium will host a conversation between two leaders in the world of mapping and data. Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, and Richard Saul Wurman, architect and creator of TED and TEDMED conferences, will discuss the roles of maps, map-making, and geographic information systems in charting a course to a better future. Wurman partnered with Esri to develop the Urban Observatory, an exhibit and app that allows users to examine and compare characteristics of cities to design better cities for the future. Wurman is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Tune in Live

This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It's free and you can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.

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Mapping and GIS for a Better Future
Archived Event Information

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
(562) 590-3100
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Check in during this lecture to see a live feed @AquariumPacific and tag your question with #aopGIS for a chance to have your question answered at the end during the question and answer session of this speaking engagement. Submit your questions and comments with your own Twitter account.