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8th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Alderson Auditorium
4th 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.

The 2009 symposium will also include 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. Please register so we can plan for ample refreshments and provide pre-printed name tags.

– Free and Open to the Public –

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

All presentations will be in Alderson Auditorium on the 4th Floor Kansas Union. Refreshments, along with the Information Fair, will be along the Jayhawk Walk also on the 4th Floor of the Kansas Union.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15


Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:55

Photo of Kathleen Stewart Spatiotemporal Semantics and Moving Objects Research

Kathleen Stewart

University of Iowa
View Presentation (pdf)

10:00 – 10:40

Photo of Howard Butler Open Source Software Development: Leading the Tribe Instead of Following the Herd

Howard Butler

Hobu, Inc.
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10:40 – 11:15

Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:15 – 11:55

Photo of Jorge Soberón An Analysis of Conservation Gaps for Mexico

Jorge Soberón

KU Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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12:00 – 1:15

Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:15 – 2:30

Student Research Presentation Competition (8 - 8 minute talks)

2:30 – 3:15

Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

3:15 – 4:00

Photo of Richard Church Keynote Presentation
Infrastructure Fragility: Modeling the Impacts of Losing a Railroad Bridge

Richard Church

University of California, Santa Barbara
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4:05 – 4:45

Photo of Wendy Pearson Flood Inundation Mapping

Wendy Pearson

National Weather Service
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4:45 – 5:00

Concluding Remarks and Award Presentation

GIS Day 2009 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register for the Information Fair at:

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Transportation Research Institute
Gold Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
  • KU Libraries GIS and Scholar Services
  • Wilson & Company Engineers and Architects
Silver Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • KansasView Consortium
  • KU Biodiversity Institute
Bronze Sponsors
  • Kansas Biological Survey
  • C-CHANGE Program (NSF IGERT)
  • KU Environmental Studies Program
  • KU Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Mid-West CAD
  • National Weather Service
  • Spatial Data Research

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