17th Annual GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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.


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

David Mechem, Interim Chair & Adam Dohrenwend, Graduate Student and GIS Day Planning Committee
KU Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science

[Video of Opening Remarks - 5:29]

9:25 – 9:55


Photo of Steve Egbert

Standing Rock: Understanding Historical Patterns and Impacts of Land Allotment
Steve Egbert
Director and Senior Scientist, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Professor, Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science

[Video of Presentation - 32:36]

10:00 – 10:30

Photo of Steve Tulowiecki

1491 meets 2001: Comprehending past Native American impacts to forested landscapes using GIS and other 21st century tools
Steve Tulowiecki
Assistant Professor, Geography, SUNY-Geneseo

[Video of Presentation - 32:53]

10:30 – 11:00

   Networking Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:00 – 11:30


Photos of Brian Walawender

The use of Open-Source GIS Technologies at the National Weather Service - Central Region Headquarters
Brian Walawender
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service

[Video of Presentation - 34:39]

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 Forest Rong


GIS Application in Underground & Submarine Transmission
Forest Rong
Vice President, Underground & Submarine Transmission, Power Delivery, Kiewit Engineering Group

[Video of Presentation - 25:23]

3:40 – 4:15


Photo of Colin Gleason


Rivers, Satellites, and Mass Conservation: Changing the way we think about ungauged basins
Colin Gleason
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

[Video of Presentation - 28:24]

4:15 – 4:45

   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation






GIS Day 2018 @ 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/2018/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science
Gold Sponsors
  • KU Libraries
Silver Sponsors
  • Kansas Association of Mappers
  • State of Kansas Data Access & Support Center (DASC)
Bronze Sponsors
  • BHC Rhodes
  • University of Kansas - Graduate Studies
  • WaterOne

Links on this page:

  1. ipsr@ku.edu