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6th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
5th Floor - Kansas Union

GIS Day @ KU is part of a nationwide event to promote awareness of geographic information systems (GIS), and how we use this evolving tool to analyze our world. We continue our tradition of bringing together a community of GIS users from academia, business and government. This year's focus is on the range of available software solutions (both proprietary and open-source), and how GIS and the web are combining to create new and exciting capabilities. The 2007 symposium also includes a new event, an information fair with vendors from academia and local business that will run throughout the day. As always, GIS Day @ KU is FREE and open to the public.

– Free and Open to the Public –

-- FREE Online Registration -- Parking and Event Map
Google Map of Participants Student Competition
NEW - Information Fair

Printable Schedule of Events (pdf)



All presentations will be in Woodruff Auditorium on the 5th Floor Kansas Union. Refreshments, along with the Information Fair, will be in Parlors ABC also on the 5th Floor of the Kansas Union.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15

Photo of Joshua Campbell

Opening Remarks

Joshua Campbell - GIS Day Planning Committee, KU Dept. of Geography

Watch Online Video (4:39)

9:15 – 9:45

Photo of Geoff Zeiss

Web 2.0 and Geospatial Convergence

Geoff Zeiss – Director of Technology, Autodesk
It's a Brand New Game: Open Standards, Open Source, Open Content, and Convergence

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Watch Online Video (41:53)

9:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Photo of Brian Timoney

Taking Google Earth to the Next Level

Brian Timoney – Founder of The Timoney Group
Adding GIS Muscle to Spinning Globes Using Open Source

View Presentation

Watch Online Video (22:52)

10:30 – 11:00

Photo of Andrew Turner


Andrew Turner – Founder of Mapufacture, author of 'Introduction to Neogeography'
Neogeography and GIS, it's not one or the other

View Presentation

Watch Online Video (25:37)

11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 11:45

Photo of Jeremy Bartley

Server GIS

Jeremy Bartley – ArcGIS Server Developer Team, ESRI
A Geographer's Role in a Google Maps World

View Presentation

Watch Online Video (34:09)

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:00 – 2:30

Student Research Presentation Competition (8 - 8 minute talks)

2:45 – 4:15

Spatial Modeling Applications


Photo of Aimee Stewart Aimee Stewart – Systems Programmer, KU Biodiversity Research Center
LifeMapper: Open Source Geospatial Tools for the Biological Community

View Presentation


Photo of Nate Brunsell Nathaniel Brunsell– Professor in Atmospheric Studies, KU Dept. of Geography
Ecohydrology of the Central Plains: An Open-Source Approach

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Watch Online Video (30:52)


Photo of Jude Kastens Jude Kastens – Research Assistant, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program (KARS)
Using Digital Elevation Data for Applications in Floodplain Mapping

View Presentation

Watch Online Video (33:53)

4:15 – 4:30

Concluding Remarks and Award Presentation

Watch Online Video (4:39)

GIS Day 2007 @ KU is sponsored by:
  • KU Department of Geography
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
  • KU Libraries GIS and Scholar Services
  • KU Transportation Research Institute
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • Western Air Maps, Inc.
  • Coca-Cola
  • Kansas Biological Survey
  • KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • Kansas View Consortium

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