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9th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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 2010 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
Information and Job Fair Student Competition

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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

Image of Greensburg, KS
Supporting Emergency Management with GIS
Jessica Frye
GIS Response Team, Kansas Adjutant General's Office

10:00 – 10:40

Photo of Topeka Crime Map
Using GIS for Crime Analysis
Jim Anderson and Mike Walnoha
Topeka PD Crime Analysis Unit

Presentation: HTML or PDF

10:40 – 11:15

Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:15 – 11:55

Photo of Pinde Fu
Demystifying Web GIS
Pinde Fu
ESRI, Senior GIS application developer and project lead

Presentation: HTML or PDF

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 – 3:55

Photo of Search and Rescue Map
The application of GIScience to Search and Rescue in Yosemite National Park
Paul Doherty
Park Ranger & GIS Specialist, National Park Service
PhD student, University of California, Merced

Presentation: HTML or PDF

4:00 – 4:40

Photo of Search and Rescue Map
Assessing Wildlife Habitat Connectivity with GIS: Adventures of a Solo GIS Consultant
Kurt Menke
Owner/GIS Specialist, Bird's Eye View

Presentation: HTML or PDF

4:40 – 5:00

Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2010 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register for the Information Fair at: http://www.gis.ku.edu/gisday/2010/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography
  • Coca-Cola
Gold Sponsors
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
  • KU Libraries GIS and Data Services
  • Wilson & Company Engineers and Architects
Silver Sponsors
  • ASPRS - Central Region
  • Bartlett & West
  • C-CHANGE Program (NSF IGERT)
  • Garmin
  • Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program
  • KansasView
  • KU Transportation Research Institute
  • KU Biodiversity Institute
Bronze Sponsors
  • KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • KU Center for Global & International Studies
  • KU Environmental Studies Program

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