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14th Annual GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Kansas Union 4th Floor, Alderson Auditorium

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. GIS Day will include talks, a student poster competition, and an information fair with vendors from academia and local business that will run throughout the day. GIS Day @ KU is FREE and open to the public. Participants can come for all or any part of the symposium.



Information and
Job Fair

Student Competition

Talks will be in Alderson Auditorium on the 4th Floor of the Kansas Union. This year the student competition will be a discussion poster. Students will briefly present their methods beginning at 1:00pm, and posters will be available for viewing all day, adjacent to the Information and Job Fair (along the Jayhawk Walk, 4th Floor).

8:30 – 9:00


   Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:20


   Opening Remarks

9:25 – 9:55

Photo of David Tarbeton

Clearing your Desk! Software and Data Services for Collaborative Web Based GIS Analysis
David Tarboton
Professor, Utah State University

10:00 – 10:30

Photo of Jennifer Ciminelli

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Using GIS to help manage and analyze riverine research at the VCU Rice Rivers Center, Charles City County, VA
Jennifer Ciminelli
Rice Rivers Center Research and Data Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University

10:30 – 11:00


   Networking Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:00 – 11:30

Photo of Tucker Hickey

GIS Applications in the Wireless Telecommunications Industry
Tucker Hickey
Network Planner, Sprint
Tom Jarnevic
RF Manager for the Kansas Market, Sprint

11:30 – 1:00


   Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:00 – 2:45


   Student Research Presentation Competition (poster session with brief presentation)

2:45 – 3:05


   Networking Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

3:05 – 3:35

Photo of Eugene Derner

GIS Frameworks in the National Weather Service
Eugene Derner
Senior Hydrologist, NOAA/National Weather Service

3:40 – 4:15

Photo of Daoqin Tong

Integrating GIS into Urban Food Access
Daoqin Tong
Associate Professor, University of Arizona

4:15 – 4:45


   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2015 @ 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/2015/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science
  • KU School of Business
Gold Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • Kansas Biological Survey
  • KU Environmental Studies Program
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • KU Libraries
Silver Sponsors
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
Bronze Sponsors
  • KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • TREKK Design Group, LLC
  • Wilson & Company, Engineers and Architects

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