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Profile Information

Current Title:
Manager
Current Agency or Organization
Public Works Group (am also employed as an engineer with a government agency in Illinois)
What Best Describes Your Role?
Communications
Educational Background (Degree, School):
BSCE - Univ. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://www.publicworksgroup.com
http://www.govgrid.org
http://www.twitter.com/pbroviak
Topics I Care About
GIS
I work for the government because:
I like to make our community better and help people.
My favorite public servant is:
Homer Simpson when he became garbage commissioner because it is a great example of typical misunderstanding of how government functions

Latest Activity

Pam Broviak posted a blog post

Using Augmented Reality to Visualize Engineering Designs

This week I experimented with using an augmented reality app at a public meeting to display this simple visualization of one of our projects.My experience was that it did seem to help with explaining or showing people not only an overall snapshot of how the roadway will look when finished, but it also helped show specific design and operational details that were difficult to describe.…See More
yesterday
Jessie Kwak liked Pam Broviak's blog post 'A Bike Sharing Experience in Chicago and Denver'
Jun 23
Jessie Kwak commented on Pam Broviak's blog post 'A Bike Sharing Experience in Chicago and Denver'
"Thanks, Pam – that's great! I haven't been in any cities with bike share since it started popping up, but I'm really looking forward to trying it soon.  Your observation about easy navigation being crucial to the bike…"
Jun 23
Adrian Pavia liked Pam Broviak's blog post 'A Bike Sharing Experience in Chicago and Denver'
Jun 23
A blog post by Pam Broviak was featured

A Bike Sharing Experience in Chicago and Denver

Because I am involved in cycling as both a user and as a designer, I try to make an effort to check out bicycle facilities whenever I can. Over the last month, I had the opportunity to try out the bike share program in both Denver and in Chicago. This allowed me to tour some of the bike facilities in each city and get a feel for what it is like to bike in each community. For those…See More
Jun 23
Pam Broviak posted a blog post

A Bike Sharing Experience in Chicago and Denver

Because I am involved in cycling as both a user and as a designer, I try to make an effort to check out bicycle facilities whenever I can. Over the last month, I had the opportunity to try out the bike share program in both Denver and in Chicago. This allowed me to tour some of the bike facilities in each city and get a feel for what it is like to bike in each community. For those…See More
Jun 23
Pam Broviak posted a blog post

Will There be a Water Crisis in Next 10 Years?

Most observers believe a water crisis threat to be one of scarcity, but there is another crisis at hand for Earth's many inhabitants living without regular access to drinking water and sanitation. However, global water mismanagement unfolds continually which does not bode well for the future – regardless of where you live. As we strive to accommodate those who are suffering from a lack of access, we must also turn our efforts toward conservation and other measures to protect global water…See More
Jun 15
Pam Broviak posted a blog post

Infographic of the Month – May 2014 (Bike Month)

This month's infographic is courtesy of H&R Block and is in honor of Bike Month!Click image to see a larger version…See More
May 30

Pam Broviak's Blog

Using Augmented Reality to Visualize Engineering Designs

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:57am 0 Comments

This week I experimented with using an augmented reality app at a public meeting to display this simple visualization of one of our projects.

3D model of a project using Augmented Reality

My experience was that it did seem to help with explaining or showing people not only an overall snapshot of how the roadway will look when finished, but it also helped show specific design and operational details…

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A Bike Sharing Experience in Chicago and Denver

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 5:36pm 1 Comment

Divvy Bike Share System

Because I am involved in cycling as both a user and as a designer, I try to make an effort to check out bicycle facilities whenever I can. Over the last month, I had the opportunity to try out the bike share program in both Denver and in Chicago. This allowed me to tour some of the bike facilities in each city and get a feel for what it is like to bike in each…

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Will There be a Water Crisis in Next 10 Years?

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:35pm 0 Comments

Most observers believe a water crisis threat to be one of scarcity, but there is another crisis at hand for Earth's many inhabitants living without regular access to drinking water and sanitation. However, global water mismanagement unfolds continually which does not bode well for the future – regardless of where you live. As we strive to accommodate those who are suffering from a lack of access, we must also turn our efforts toward conservation and other measures to protect global…

Continue

Infographic of the Month – May 2014 (Bike Month)

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 11:32pm 0 Comments

This month's infographic is courtesy of H&R Block and is in honor of Bike Month!

Click image to see a larger version…“Biking

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Submit Your Ideas on Transportation & Assistive Devices & Technologies

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 10:01am 0 Comments

Pedestrian and Signal Technology

The U.S. DOT through the FHWA has opened a dialogue on Transportation and Assistive Devices and Technologies. You can visit their Ideascale site to offer your own ideas about how best to make use of technologies to enhance and support mobility for transportation users with…

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At 3:06pm on August 24, 2011, Susan Bishel said…
Great to "meet" you through the forum -- I used to work in Geneva! It's a neat town.
At 5:59pm on February 21, 2011, GovLoop said…
Love the header picture in your profile = so cool!
At 4:50pm on February 21, 2011, James Ferreira said…
I am sorry you had a rotten experience with the bad side gov where the ego politicals dwell. Keep doing the right thing, that is all that matters.
At 11:43am on January 21, 2011, Stephen Peteritas gave Pam Broviak a gift
Gift
Congrats on kicking butt on GovLoop this week. You made our Fab 5: http://ht.ly/3HXaM
At 12:20am on September 1, 2010, Caryn Wesner-Early said…
Thanks - it worked! Cool projects.

Caryn
At 2:22am on August 28, 2010, Caryn Wesner-Early said…
I really want to read the Grid Works publications, especially the one on government, but I can't figure out how to get them the right size to read. It's too small to start, but when I click once to magnify, it's about 6 times the size of my screen. What am I missing?
At 6:16pm on June 2, 2010, Crystal Wilson said…
I love the idea of using AR for public works such as utilities. Let's chat soon! If you have the data, we can make it happen.
At 7:34pm on May 31, 2010, Kristy Dalton said…
Yes, born & raised in Aurora, Illinois, and right before I came out here I was the pr coordinator for the City of Wheaton! Glad to hear you're a local :-)
At 11:48am on May 10, 2010, Adriel Hampton said…
BTW, love your profile page header!!!
At 11:48am on May 10, 2010, Adriel Hampton said…
Chris J. Moore was selling my on SL yesterday. Hopefully at some point this stuff will be a core job function for me and I can branch out more :)
 
 
 

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