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Friday, November 2 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Leveraging GIS and Mapping Technology for Improved Strategic Advocacy [RJ]

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Leverage Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping techniques in the strategic planning process to create living tools for development, evaluation, and strategic advocacy. We outline a modern approach to strategic planning that incorporates GIS and mapping to develop practical processes for strategic thinking and decision-making. Programmatic goals and strategies are developed and revised using GIS and mapping techniques. We will discuss how to use mapping visualizations of internal and external data sources to bring the clarity needed to gain insight, drive strategic decision-making, and garner support. Use mapping to identify new data worthy of collection to enhance assessments of progress toward strategic goals. Identify patterns of legal issues and unmet service needs to guide ongoing strategic efforts. Overlay demographic data (e.g., poverty, race, English language proficiency, disability, at-risk status, veteran status) with service availability, office locations, and point-in-time snapshots of closed case data to provide powerful visualizations of the alignment between relevant populations and actual service delivery. Visualizations can be segmented in a number of ways – geographically, substantively, economically – to allow consideration of a number of different perspectives and evaluate whether current driving theories or hypotheses are accurate.

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Alison Davis-Holland

GIS/Data Manager, Self-Represented Litigation Network
Alison Davis-Holland is the GIS/Data Manager for SRLN. She is a veteran cartographer and geographer with over 20 years of experience thinking through problems, analyzing data, and optimizing solutions using geographic information systems (GIS) technology. By considering location... Read More →
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Alex Gulotta

CEO, Kōmĕngé Consulting
With more than 24 years of experience as an executive director of legal aid organizations in Virginia and California, Alex Gulotta has substantial experience in the access to justice community. In addition to his service as an executive director, he has acted as a consultant in a... Read More →

Anthony Gulotta

Chief Knowledge Officer, Komenge LLC
Anthony Gulotta has an undergraduate education focusing on philosophy of mathematics, logical systems, systematic methodology, and computer science. Anthony has six years’ experience in technical support, system administration, and the development of end-user training. He is knowledgeable... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
Woodway I