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13th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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 2014 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 – 9:20


   Opening Remarks

9:25 – 9:55

Photo of Tom Baker

GIS in K-12 STEM Education
Thomas Baker
Education Manager, ESRI

10:00 – 10:30

Photo of Michael Peterson

Mapping in the Cloud: Working with Google Maps and other Mapping Services
Michael Peterson
Professor in Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska - Omaha

10:30 – 11:00


   Networking Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:00 – 11:30

Photo of David Burchfield

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology and Applications in Agriculture
David Burchfield
RoboFlight Systems, LLC

11:30 – 1:00


   Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:00 – 2:45


   Student Research Presentation Competition (Eight - 8 minute talks)

2:45 – 3:05


   Networking Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

3:05 – 3:35

Photo of Jeff Cavner

Phylogeography and Meta-Community Analysis in QGIS
Jeff Cavner
Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas

3:40 – 4:15

Photo of Greg Rybarczyk

Using GIS and Spatial Modeling to Examine Active Travel Potential in a University Town
Greg Rybarczyk
Assistant Professor, Earth and Resource Science, The University of Michigan - Flint

4:15 – 4:45


   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2014 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register to sponsor and participate in the Information and Job Fair at: http://www.gis.ku.edu/gisday/2014/InfoFair/

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

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