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15th Annual GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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).

Please check back for more information.

8:30 – 9:00


   Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:20


   Opening Remarks

9:25 – 9:55

Photo of Witold Krajewski

Hydroinformatics and the Iowa Flood Information System
Witold Krajewski
Professor, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa

10:00 – 10:30

Photo of Wei Ji

Remotely-sensed Urban Wet-landscapes: An Indicator of Coupled Effects of Human Impact and Climate Change
Wei Ji
Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City

10:30 – 11:00


   Networking Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:00 – 11:30

Photo of Mariya Omelicheva

The Nexus of Trafficking and Terrorism in Eurasia
Mariya Omelicheva
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

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 Richard Church

Integrating GIS, cyber search, and spatial optimization: estimating spatial efficiencies of urban public services
Richard Church
Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of the Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara

3:40 – 4:15

Photo of

Real World UAV Applications-Multimedia demonstration from 2 years in the Drone Industry
Michael Laird
Olsson Associates

4:15 – 4:45


   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2016 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register to sponsor and participate in the Information and Job Fair at: http://gis.ku.edu/gisday/2016/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science
Gold Sponsors
  • Enertech
  • KU Environmental Studies Program
  • KU Libraries
Silver Sponsors
  • Douglas County, Kansas
  • KansasView
  • State of Kansas Data Access & Support Center (DASC)
  • KU Center for Global and International Studies
Bronze Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • Garmin International

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