Monthly Archives: February 2017

Conservation International 360 Video

Hi Matt, Yasmeen, Jason:

I saw this 360 video from Conservation International on Facebook and thought it might pique your interest:

https://www.facebook.com/conservation.intl/videos/10155058494557112/

Also I believe someone mentioned at our Tuesday meeting that it’s possible to make interactive images from panoramas –

I saw a friend make one such post from a panorama view off his back patio. Not as “cool” as a true 360 one but still an interesting option.

Anyway, just thought it was interesting food for thought as you look at your video projects.

-Tanner

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2017-02-09 Research Notes

 

DOI: 10.1126/science.1165000

 

https://scienceadvances.altmetric.com/details/6903166

https://www.altmetric.com/details/175192

https://www.altmetric.com/details/10690570

 

There are 78 T&F journal articles in the topic “Earth Sciences”

The search term “Pacific Northwest Research Station” produces hits in “47” journals; I’ve copied out 44

 

International Journal of Forest Engineering (6)

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (4)

Annals of GIS (3)

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (3)

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (3)

Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (3)

Applied Environmental Education & Communication (2)

Coastal Management (2)

Environmental Practice (2)

International Journal of Geographical Information Science (2)

Journal of Forest Research (2)

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (2)

Managing Sport and Leisure (2)

New Zealand Journal of Botany (2)

Physical Geography (2)

African Journal of Range & Forage Science (1)

American Review of Canadian Studies (1)

Australian Forestry (1)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (1)

Capitalism Nature Socialism (1)

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (1)

Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (1)

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development (1)

Environmental Bioindicators (1)

Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (1)

Geocarto International (1)

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal (1)

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (1)

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (1)

Inhalation Toxicology (1)

International Journal of Digital Earth (1)

International Journal of Water Resources Development (1)

International Wood Products Journal (1)

Journal of Bryology (1)

Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (1)

Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (1)

Journal of Sustainable Tourism (1)

Journal of the American Planning Association (1)

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A (1)

Lake and Reservoir Management (1)

Ocean Development & International Law (1)

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (1)

Rural Society (1)

The Professional Geographer (1)

International Journal of Forest Engineering (6)

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (4)

Annals of GIS (3)

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (3)

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (3)

Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (3)

Applied Environmental Education & Communication (2)

Coastal Management (2)

Environmental Practice (2)

International Journal of Geographical Information Science (2)

Journal of Forest Research (2)

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (2)

Managing Sport and Leisure (2)

New Zealand Journal of Botany (2)

Physical Geography (2)

African Journal of Range & Forage Science (1)

American Review of Canadian Studies (1)

Australian Forestry (1)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (1)

Capitalism Nature Socialism (1)

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (1)

Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (1)

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development (1)

Environmental Bioindicators (1)

Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (1)

Geocarto International (1)

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal (1)

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (1)

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (1)

Inhalation Toxicology (1)

International Journal of Digital Earth (1)

International Journal of Water Resources Development (1)

International Wood Products Journal (1)

Journal of Bryology (1)

Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (1)

Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (1)

Journal of Sustainable Tourism (1)

Journal of the American Planning Association (1)

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A (1)

Lake and Reservoir Management (1)

Ocean Development & International Law (1)

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (1)

Rural Society (1)

The Professional Geographer (1)

International Journal of Forest Engineering (6)

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (4)

Annals of GIS (3)

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (3)

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (3)

Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (3)

Applied Environmental Education & Communication (2)

Coastal Management (2)

Environmental Practice (2)

International Journal of Geographical Information Science (2)

Journal of Forest Research (2)

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (2)

Managing Sport and Leisure (2)

New Zealand Journal of Botany (2)

Physical Geography (2)

African Journal of Range & Forage Science (1)

American Review of Canadian Studies (1)

Australian Forestry (1)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (1)

Capitalism Nature Socialism (1)

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (1)

Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (1)

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development (1)

Environmental Bioindicators (1)

Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (1)

Geocarto International (1)

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal (1)

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (1)

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (1)

Inhalation Toxicology (1)

International Journal of Digital Earth (1)

International Journal of Water Resources Development (1)

International Wood Products Journal (1)

Journal of Bryology (1)

Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (1)

Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (1)

Journal of Sustainable Tourism (1)

Journal of the American Planning Association (1)

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A (1)

Lake and Reservoir Management (1)

Ocean Development & International Law (1)

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (1)

Rural Society (1)

The Professional Geographer (1)

SharePoint Governance + other finds

Matt,

Unsure why I did not find this via fs web earlier, but I found some interesting things searching for “sharepoint” on FSweb.

Check this out from September 2010 via < http://fsweb.wo.fs.fed.us/busops/workenvironmentchanges.shtml>.

Microsoft Office SharePoint will improve collaboration across the agency with features like team-managed web sites with built-in document management, calendars, blogs, and other social media features. Microsoft Word, Excel, and other MS Office products will work directly with documents stored in SharePoint for shared authoring, and version management. CIO is developing pilots and working with Resource Information Managers (RIMs) and Information Management Directors (IMDs) to select which SharePoint features we will use.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Facilitates collaboration

Provides content management features

Implements business processes

Supplies access to information that is essential to organizational goals and processes

New system Pilot being set up No change

And there is a governance site!

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs/sp/governance

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/ENTOPS-EMS-CS/SharePoint%20Docs/USDA%20OCIO%20SharePoint%20Governance%20-%2020160104.pdf

The above governance site has a link out to a resource that says “focus: replace current ‘O’ drive”

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-int-ecm/default.aspx

Also interesting link to an earlier survey of O drive usage – some SharePoint related metrics included:

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-int-ecm/SiteAssets/default/User%20Survey%20Summary.pdf#search=sharepoint

6. What other locations or media do you use to store content? (Choose all that apply)

C-Drive 4059 79.6%
T-Drive 1697 33.3%
SharePoint 1092 21.4%
External hard drive 2812 55.2%
Shared network drive (e.g. NAS – Networked Attached Storage) 218 4.3%
USB flash drives 3307 64.9%
External "cloud" storage 267 5.2%
Other 174 3.4%

Also from this site – a new tool I was not aware of:

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-int-ecm/SitePages/CloudVault.aspx

https://www.ocio.usda.gov/products-services/data-center-services/platform-service-paas/cloudvault

Always fun things to find in a large organization…

-Tanner

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New Q2 Survey Response Chart

Hi Matt,

This new chart may be of value for your discussion today – “Anticipate Frequent Access” by program.

Data file attached.

-Tanner

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Q2_all_programs.xlsx

New Image for SharePoint Survey Q1 Results

Matt,

I am working to divide the answers up by programs.

I believe this is important because different people will have different uses and different behaviors for the communication tool.

You can see this starting to become apparent here, in Q1, for the question “Time on SharePoint”

You can see that SDO, CAP, use SharePoint more than the median (sometimes – 1x per week).

LWM is pretty close to “never.” Respondents are A thru N (14 total respondents for SDO).

Note: this only reflects those who answered the question. Sheet 1 in the linked Google Sheet shows total who answered out of total who responded to the survey, again by group

Data here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WeUTB65OPDGtwsPEOT3lqwjHCC4WlHgycFsBQolH_V0/edit?usp=sharing

Tanner Jessel, MSIS
Science Communications Research Fellow
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

p: 503-808-2108
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Caring for the land and serving people

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Studies on Gentrification Phenomenon

Kaye,

I’ve have attached a .zip file that includes a few recent publications on social phenomenon known as "gentrification." The next step in a proper literature review would be to look at the citations to see what recent studies these articles draw on – I don’t have time to do that right now (just got in from a beach trip at 1 am last night).

If memory serves, one of the studies attached is a spatial data analysis methodology that establishes indicators to assess if gentrification is happening or not. Vacant properties is *not* one so I’m not sure the data would support that gentrification is occurring in Parkridge community. Probably the only place to get vacancy data would be KUB (power on, or water consumption might be indicators.

Regardless, that’s a different question from whether or not H1 zoning is needed to protect historic structures from further deterioration / bulldozers.

Incidentally, "zoning changes" are highlighted as a "best practice" to combat gentrification in Portland, Oregon, the nation’s fasted "gentrifying" city.

If Tyler wishes to explore the issue of indicators for gentrification further, I have an idea that the best resource would be UT-Knoxville’s Sociology Librarian:

Sociology librarian
Kenya Flash
974-9009
kflash

Here are some other links from the Oregon point of view:

http://projects.oregonlive.com/maps/gentrification/

http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2017/02/portland_gentrification_4_real.html

Realtor.com data showed that the Portland’s median home price zoomed from $148,000 in 2000 to $340,000 in 2015, a 129.7 percent increase.

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/62635


Although gentrification can also have impacts on businesses or commercial space, this research focuses on the risks for residential displacement. This paper also includes a review of national best practices, including policy tools and programs that Portland could use to mitigate gentrification.

Assessing community "vulnerability" via census tract data:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/508123

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/508123

2012 Risk factors:
a) renters > 45.6%
b) communities of color > 27.4%
c) pop. age 25+ without bachelor’s degree > 56.3%
d) households at or below 80% MFI > 43.7%

Data Sources: 1. 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS) 2. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development CHAS Data, 2007-2011

Study Overview
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/452087

Early Stage:
Places where there are conditions that could make a neighborhood subject to gentrification but where the market pressure is not fully present.

Mid Stage or “Dynamic”: Neighborhoods where the process of gentrification is already present.

Late Stage: Areas that have already largely gentrified.

"Revise Zoning" is a best practice for early, mid, and late stage getrification.

"Best Practices Toolkit Other policies and programs presented in the paper are listed below.’

-Tanner

SharePoint Survey Results – Job Class Analysis

Hi Matt,

There are lots of interesting pieces of information across the survey and I suspect I’ll be working all of Friday on the laptop Tiffany gave me to try and make sense of it all.

I will probably also come in for a bit early Friday morning.

I just spent 25 minutes looking at the output from question 10.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YDSVoPvqbmzL5eK6xyWZrePmBzzHV9ZMwWWTeUrSvOo/edit?usp=sharing

I moved that into an Excel spreadsheet (attached)

And then I classified the reported jobs by 7 types:

1. Fellow

2. Technician

3. Unknown

4. Communication

5. Support Staff

6. Manager

7. Scientist

Got this graph:

I was pleased to see that scientists participated a good amount (bear in mind, total who self-reported job class was 47, but before this exercise, the largest single class of respondents was those sitting at the Station Director’s Office). It is important to know this so we can say, “we analyzed the needs of users in diverse use cases.”

The chart is found in sheet 2 of the attached spreadsheet; I recommend that you have a look at Sheet 1 to see if you agree with my classifications. There was one “unknown” that was not a “joke,” that I was unable to classify (problem with my personal knowledge of Forest Service details).

-Tanner

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CAP Web Text + Science Introductions on Social Media

Hi Becky,

I am sending you the web text for CAP (attached).

Also I wanted to share this:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/actuallivingscientist/

It’s something trending on Science Twitter since last Friday, and apparently has spilled over to Instagram (or maybe it’s cross posting, I’m unsure). The point is to have scientists introduce themselves and what they do.

I thought your PNW station scientists could be featured on the USFS R&D instagram in the same way (or are you allowed to have a PNW RS Instagram all by itself?)

You actually have a person doing something like this here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAQz54ejY-l/

Here’s another similar one related to PNW research station:

http://www.imgrum.net/media/1430794400451405085_3021150655

Because Instagram permits video of up to 15 seconds, I imagined you could have your researcher say, “Hi, I’m Matt Burks, and I’m a public affairs specialist.” Or what have you.

It’s somewhat similar to what USFWS was doing a couple years back for women’s history month:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ScienceWoman

Anyway, just a few thoughts I had during our meeting yesterday.

Hope the CAP text helps.

-Tanner

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CAP-web-text-v01.docx

Parkridge

Hi Tyler,

I have a Master’s of Science in Information Sciences, minor in Computational Science, and odd hobbies. One of those hobbies is exploring data spatially.

For this case, I obtained all addresses in the extension from KGIS.

I then collected all owner addresses from the Knox County Property Assessor’s "Public Access Now" database.

I recorded all of that information into a spreadsheet, and then imported it into Google Fusion Tables. Google Fusion Tables supports two key features to visualize where property owners reside: a) geocoding b) map.

What I found is that a MINORITY of non-owner occupied properties property owners reside in Parkridge, or even East Knoxville, for that matter (note: "non-owner occupied is defined by the rubric "the street address does not match the owner address").

The MAJORITY of non-owner occupied properties are owned by out-of-area, and out-of-state – places as far afield as Brooklyn, New York, Winter Garden, Florida, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can explore my initial findings below, but caveat emptor: there are data quality issues related to a) lots of copying and pasting and b) this is a hobby and while I’m a meticulous perfectionist, I have not yet had time to do due diligence in QA/QC.

https://fusiontables.google.com/DataSource?docid=1l-6CpsaNqhKnmWeOtwlgL7-qLK5bSZuNrqD2Vjhi&pli=1#map:id=3

Screen Shots attached. You are welcome to use any in your reporting, given the caveat re: data quality issues.

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM, Kaye Graybeal <kaye.graybeal> wrote:

Tyler, we don’t have a way of tracking those stats specifically for the historic district area. However, the US Census provides info tracked between 2011 and 2015 that indicates that there is about a 41% owner-occupancy rate for the tract between Bertrand and Cherry and between I-40 and Magnolia, which could be considered a representative sampling from areas of the Edgewood-Park City proposed and existing historic district — the development density and building types are similar. The census tract in the vicinity of the eastern side of the district between I-40 and Bertrand contains park space, non-residential buildings, industrial land, and government owned land along both sides of Hall of Fame outside of the district, so it’s not representative.

There a resident of the Parkridge neighborhood, Tanner Jessel, that has attempted to track owner-occupancy rates within the existing and proposed district areas. I’ve copied him on this e-mail since I’m referring to data that he has collected and analyzed, and he may want to clarify his data further. Tanner has a background in and degree focusing on geographic information science. He conducted an analysis of addresses in the property tax records to see how many owner addresses matched up with the actual property addresses. He acknowledges some flaws in his analysis – for instance, there is no way to know if those with p.o.box addresses should count toward owner occupancy. He counted churches and non-residential buildings as non-owner occupied. For the existing H-1 overlay, the owner-occupancy rate turned out to be about 50%. For the expansion area, the numbers worked out to be ~40% owner-occupied and ~60% non-owner occupied. Tanner’s analysis of the H-1 expansion area yielded similar results to the census tract data sampling at 41% owner-occupancy (but the census tract data included some of the existing district as well between Bertrand and Spruce).

Tanner also mapped the absentee property owners’ mailing addresses and found that they are all they are from all over the country– mostly in the eastern US — but with the highest concentration of absentee owners live within the Parkridge area – there was no concentration of owners in other parts of the city.

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Whetstone, Tyler <tyler.whetstone> wrote:

Good to know – sort of what we figured, but great to have it as fact.

While I have you, would the city have record of the percentage of Parkridge neighborhood that is comprised of renters?

Thanks Kaye!

Tyler Whetstone

City Hall reporter

865-342-6305 – O

615-962-3438 – C

Twitter: tyler_whetstone

From: Kaye Graybeal [mailto:kaye.graybeal]
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:36 PM
To: Whetstone, Tyler <tyler.whetstone>
Subject: Re: Parkridge

Tyler — the Parkridge H-1 would indeed be the largest H-1 overlay in both number of parcels and the acreage. This is because it is the largest area of in-tact historic neighborhood fabric. Put another way, this neighborhood has the largest concentration of historic resources.

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 10:46 AM, Whetstone, Tyler <tyler.whetstone> wrote:

Morning, Kaye. I wanted to reach back out to you to make sure on a point we spoke about a couple of weeks ago – – we had said, if approved as drawn up, the Parkridge H-1 overlay would be the largest H-1 overlay in the city. Were you able to verify that? Important point to make I think in all of this.

Thank you, ma’am.

Tyler Whetstone

City Hall reporter

865-342-6305 – O

615-962-3438 – C

Twitter: tyler_whetstone

CAP Text for review

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:18 PM
To: Miner, Cynthia L -FS < >
Subject: RE: CAP Text for review

Hi Cindy,

I made the changes we discussed – plus two more I felt made sense as I edited:

1) I swapped the “We work to explain…” sentence from the “Our Value” section to the “How We Work” section – I felt it fit there better.

2) I also swapped the “We serve…” sentence (which I edited to start with “Our work benefits…” from “How We Work” to “Our Value.” I hope you’ll agree it fits better there.

Attached is the revision (CAP-web-text-v01.docx); the changes cited above are highlighted in yellow.

I also have a printed copy for your desk.

-Tanner

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