GIS Day 2011, November 16th

GIS Day 2011

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day at Stanford University on November 16th at 1pm!

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 by renowned professionals in the field of GIS, 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 NASA and the US Geological Survey.

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

Where: Mitchell Earth Science Building, Hartley Conference Center (397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305)
1:00–1:30pm — Map Gallery Opening
1:30–4:30pm — Lightning Talks
4:30–5:00pm — Awards
Who: Open to all public

Please contact Patricia Carbajales if you would like to participate or volunteer on this event.

Lightning Talks
  • Fun with Geographic AnalysisDr. Richard Taketa, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, San Jose State University
  • Hazards and Society: Exposure of Washington Communities to Potential EarthquakesJamie Ratliff, Geographer, Pacific Geographic Science Team, USGS
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health ResearchMarilyn Winkleby, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University
  • Text Density Maps as an Indication of Perceived Value of Endangered SpeciesElijah Meeks, Digital Humanities Specialist, Stanford
  • Southern exploits of a cold water shark: an examination of spatiotemporal patterns of salmon shark presence in the California currentNatalie Arnoldi, Biology Major, Stanford
  • GIS @ NASA: How Students use Remote Sensing and GIS for Earth Science IssuesMichelle Newcomer and Amber Kuss, NASA Ames DEVELOP Program Researchers
  • Using GIS to assess renewable resources in the USMichael Dale, Post-doc Energy Systems Analyst, Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford
  • Evaluating North American Forest Dynamics using dense Landsat Time Series StacksNancy Thomas, Director, Spatial Analysis Center, Stanford
  • Roots and Routes: Basketmaking and Economic Development in Coastal South CarolinaClaudia Engel, Academic Technology Specialist, Department of Anthropology, Stanford
  • Using GIS Analysis to understand Bioclimate ChangeAlicia Torregrosa, Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • View of the World from Houston: Mapping the Historical Production of SpaceCameron Blevin, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford History Department, Stanford
  • From Geodata to Printed Map: Notes from the Design of the Oakland BikemapJake Coolidge, Geospatial Historian, Spatial History Project, Stanford
  • Hydrogeography in the Mekong River Delta: GIS support for integrative systems modelingLaura Erban , PhD candidate, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford
  • Mapping and Valuing Ecosystem Services with InVESTStacie Wolny, GIS Analyst, Natural Capital Project, Stanford
  • Spreadsheets to web tools: Managing data and automating analysis for the USGS Land Cover Trends ProjectJeanne Jones, Geographer, Pacific Geographic Science Team, USGS
Map Gallery
  • Mapping and Valuing Ecosystem Services with InVESTGregory Verutes, World Wildlife Fund & Stacie Wolny, GIS Analyst, Natural Capital Project, Stanford
  • Illustrating GIS in Population-Based Epidemiological Research Spatial Analytic Methods for Describing the Social and Physical Features of NeighborhoodsMarilyn Winkleby, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University
  • Locations and volumes of mined aggregate and potential synthetic aggregate from industrial alkalinity sources to mitigate greenhouse gas emissionsJasper Van Der Bruggen, GIS Analyst, Stanford University
  • The Demic Atlas Project: A Non-State-Based Approach to Mapping Global Economic and Social DevelopmentAnne Fredell, Jake Coolidge, and Martin Lewis, Spatial History Project, Stanford University
  • Conflict on the Q!: Dismissals of Burlington Railroad Workers, 1877–1888Danny Towns and Eli Katz, Spatial History Project, Stanford University
Contest & Awards

“Where in the World Am I?”

World images will be displayed in the lobby area around Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, thanks to the Stanford Libraries, our generous sponsor. Pick up your ballot at the event to guess the locations of the high resolution imagery. A $50 gift certificate to the Stanford bookstore will be given to the first winner and other gifts provided by Stanford will given to the next four winners chosen from all of the correct entries.

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

Photos of the event

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