GIS Day 2010, November 17th

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day at Stanford University on November 17th, 12:30pm at the Y2E2 building!

GIS Day is held in over 45 countries around the world during Geography Awareness Week in order to showcase the work done by those using GIS and geospatial technologies.

Stanford University, as part of its ongoing commitment to support the development and integration of geospatial technologies, is celebrating GIS Day with an Open House. The event will include a series of lightning talks, a Map Gallery featuring some of the best work by students across many disciplines and a “Where in the World” contest with prizes.

In addition to faculty and student speakers, featured guest speakers include GIS professionals from the Silicon Valley area, including Google and the U.S. Geological Survey.

GIS Day provides a great opportunity to view work being done on campus by our diverse community of users.

Where: Y2E2 building, Rooms 101 and 105. Across from the Coupa Cafe (473 Via Ortega Stanford, CA 94305)
12:30–3:10pm — Lightning Talks (Y2E2, Conference Room 101)
1:30–3:30pm — Map Gallery (Y2E2, Conference Room 105, in front of Coupa Cafe)
3:10–3:30pm — Awards
Who: Open to all public

Lightning Talks
  • Where Am I: A Lifetime of Maps & Mapping” Professor Emeritus Ronald Lyon, Geological & Environmental Sciences
  • Custom Yields: Genotype x Environment Interactions in Yaqui Valley Wheat HarvestsChris Fedor, Earth Systems Major
  • The Slave Market in Rio de Janeiro: Movement and Context in the Space of the CityZephyr Frank, Associate Professor of Latin American History
  • HPS Labs Gaming and MapsHenry Lowood, Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections
  • Making GIS Simple with Fusion TablesKathryn Hurley, Developer Programs Engineer at Google
  • The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve LiDAR GeodatabaseTrevor Hebert, GIS Manager at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
  • 3D GIS for SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray LaserBrian Fuss, Geodetic Engineer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • The travel patterns of minorities undergoing rectal cancer operations in CaliforniaLyen Huang, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Variation in pocket gopher (Thomomys) digging morphology determine species distributions through time and spaceAriel Marcy, Biology Major
  • GIS @ USGS: Science for a Changing WorldAlicia Torregrosa, Physical Scientist at USGS
  • Mapping Vice in Early Twentieth-Century PhiladelphiaMichael Kahan, Associate Director of Urban Studies
  • Migraciones y Salmones: Building a tool to see the impact of an industryAndrew Gerhart, Principal Investigator, Spatial History Lab
  • GIS helping the community: Bike Parking Allocation in RWCKeith Knapp, Urban Studies Major
  • Application of GIS in Water, Sanitation, and Water Resources Research in Developing CountriesAnne Thebo, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Map Gallery
  • A 3D GIS for SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray LaserBrian Fuss & Catherine LeCocq, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Earthquakes and Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area (1970-2003)Benjamin Sleeter & James Calzia, US Geological Survey
  • Variation in pocket gopher (Thomomys) digging morphology determine species distributions through time and spaceAriel Marcy, Biology
  • Building the New Order: 1938–1945Michael De Groot, Spatial History Lab
  • Analyzing and Forecasting Healthcare Workforce Dynamics in a Turbulent EnvironmentDavid Schutt, Stanford Medical Center
  • Concession Density and Disease Outbreak in Chile’s Aquaculture IndustryJames Bennett, Spatial History Lab
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad: Georeferencing the Central and Southern Pacific RailroadEmily Brodman & Jess Peterson, Spatial History Lab
  • Getting to Work: Changes in Commute Times Among Chilote Salmon WorkersKatie Fite, Spatial History Lab
  • When the Loss of a Finger is Considered a ‘Minor’ Injury: Accidents, Occupation, Severity, and Geography on Colorado Railroads, July 1884–June 1885Evgenia Shnayder, Spatial History Lab
  • Land Speculation in Fresno County: 1860–1891Cameron Ormsby, Spatial History Lab
  • Seeing the Sacred: Investigating Early Andean Religious Practice Using Visibility AnalysisStefanie Bautista, Anthropology
  • GIS Support at Branner LibraryPatricia Carbajales, Branner Earth Science Library & Map Collections
Contest & Awards

“Where in the World Am I?”

World images will be displayed in the lobby area around Coupa Cafe, thanks to our generous sponsor, GeoEye. Pick up your ballot at the event to guess the locations of the high resolution imagery. A brand new GPS unit generously donated by Trimble will be given to the first winner and other gifts provided by ESRI will given to the next four winners chosen from all of the correct entries.

Bring along your lunch and join us for the talks. We’ll provide the desserts and refreshments. See you there!

Photos of the event

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