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10th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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 2011 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

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 – 9:10

   Opening Remarks

9:10 – 9:35

Photo of indigenous project work
GIS in Indigenous Communities isn't Participatory GIS: Examples in Honduras & Mexico
Peter H. Herlihy and John H. Kelly Ph.D.
KU Department of Geography

View Presentation (PDF)

9:35 – 9:55

   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

9:55 – 10:15

Photo of Bob Honea
The Little Known History of GIS
Bob Honea
Director, KU Transportation Research Institute

View Presentation (PDF)

10:15 – 10:35

   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

10:35 – 11:20

Photo of Qingfeng Guan
GeoComputational Intelligence and High-Performance Geospatial Computing
Qingfeng Guan
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources. Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

View Presentation (PDF)

11:25 – 11:50

Photo of Terry Slocum
Evaluation of Thematic Map Design in Geographical Journals in the 20th Century
Terry Slocum
KU Geography Department Chair and Associate Professor

View Presentation (PDF)

11:50 – 1:00

   Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:00 – 2:30

   Student Research Presentation Competition (Eight - 8 minute talks)

2:30 – 3:00

   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

3:00 – 3:25

Photo of Michael Houts
Using Internet Mapping to Assist Natural Resource Planning & Management
Michael Houts
GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist, KS Department of Wildlife & Parks, KS Applied Remote Sensing & KS Biological Survey

3:30 – 3:55

Photo of C.J. Grady
Enabling Biodiversity Research with Open Source Workflow, GIS and Metadata Tools
C.J. Grady
Software developer, Informatics at the KU Biodiversity Institute

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4:00 – 4:15

   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

4:15 – 4:35

Photo of Dave McDermott
GIS, Cartography, and Story-Telling: A Decade of GIS Research
Dave McDermott
Director of Geography Department, Haskell Indian Nations University

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4:35 – 5:00

   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2011 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register for the Information Fair at: http://www.gis.ku.edu/gisday/2011/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
  • Coca-Cola
Gold Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • KU Libraries GIS and Data Services
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
  • Wilson & Company Engineers and Architects
Silver Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program
  • KansasView
Bronze Sponsors
  • Garmin
  • KU Biodiversity Institute

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