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12th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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 2013 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 –


All presentations will be in Alderson Auditorium on the 4th Floor Kansas Union. Refreshments, along with the Information and Job 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 – 9:45

Photo of Brian Wardlow

Drought Chasing from Space: Recent Innovations in Satellite-based Remote Sensing Tools
Brian Wardlow
Director, Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), University of Nebraska - Lincoln

9:50 – 10:20

Photo of Helena Mitasova

Modeling Dynamic Landscapes in Open Source GIS
Helena Mitasova
Associate Professor in Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

10:20 – 10:40


   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

10:40 – 11:10

Photo of Bobby Sudekum

Modern JavaScript Mapping Techniques
Bobby Sudekum
Data Analyst, MapBox

11:15 – 11:45

Photo of Dana Peterson

Developing an Enterprise GIS for Interdisciplinary Research to Model Farmers’ Land Use Decisions in Kansas
Dana Peterson
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing, The University of Kansas

11:45 – 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 – 3:30

Photo of Barbara Buttenfield

Through the Looking Glass: Designing a Multi-Scale National Hydrographic Database Barbara Buttenfield
Professor of Geography, University of Colorado-Boulder

3:35 – 4:05

Photo of Brownie Wilson

Using GIS Tainted Glasses to Help Subdivide the Ogallala/High Plains Aquifer in Kansas
Brownie Wilson
GIS/Support Services Manager, Geohydrology Section, Kansas Geological Survey

4:05 – 4:30


   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2013 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register for the Information Fair at: http://www.gis.ku.edu/gisday/2013/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
Gold Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • KU Department of Geography
  • KU Libraries
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
Silver Sponsors
  • Kansas Biological Survey
  • KU Center for Global & International Studies
  • KU Environmental Studies Program
Bronze Sponsors
  • Global Information Systems
  • KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • TREKK Design Group, LLC

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