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.
- “Fun with Geographic Analysis” Dr. Richard Taketa, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, San Jose State University
- “Hazards and Society: Exposure of Washington Communities to Potential Earthquakes” Jamie Ratliff, Geographer, Pacific Geographic Science Team, USGS
- “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health Research” Marilyn Winkleby, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University
- “Text Density Maps as an Indication of Perceived Value of Endangered Species” Elijah Meeks, Digital Humanities Specialist, Stanford
- “Southern exploits of a cold water shark: an examination of spatiotemporal patterns of salmon shark presence in the California current” Natalie Arnoldi, Biology Major, Stanford
- “GIS @ NASA: How Students use Remote Sensing and GIS for Earth Science Issues” Michelle Newcomer and Amber Kuss, NASA Ames DEVELOP Program Researchers
- “Using GIS to assess renewable resources in the US” Michael Dale, Post-doc Energy Systems Analyst, Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford
- “Evaluating North American Forest Dynamics using dense Landsat Time Series Stacks” Nancy Thomas, Director, Spatial Analysis Center, Stanford
- “Roots and Routes: Basketmaking and Economic Development in Coastal South Carolina” Claudia Engel, Academic Technology Specialist, Department of Anthropology, Stanford
- “Using GIS Analysis to understand Bioclimate Change” Alicia Torregrosa, Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
- “View of the World from Houston: Mapping the Historical Production of Space” Cameron Blevin, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford History Department, Stanford
- “From Geodata to Printed Map: Notes from the Design of the Oakland Bikemap” Jake Coolidge, Geospatial Historian, Spatial History Project, Stanford
- “Hydrogeography in the Mekong River Delta: GIS support for integrative systems modeling” Laura Erban , PhD candidate, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford
- “Mapping and Valuing Ecosystem Services with InVEST” Stacie Wolny, GIS Analyst, Natural Capital Project, Stanford
- “Spreadsheets to web tools: Managing data and automating analysis for the USGS Land Cover Trends Project” Jeanne Jones, Geographer, Pacific Geographic Science Team, USGS
- “Mapping and Valuing Ecosystem Services with InVEST” Gregory 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 Neighborhoods” Marilyn 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 emissions” Jasper Van Der Bruggen, GIS Analyst, Stanford University
- “The Demic Atlas Project: A Non-State-Based Approach to Mapping Global Economic and Social Development” Anne Fredell, Jake Coolidge, and Martin Lewis, Spatial History Project, Stanford University
- “Conflict on the Q!: Dismissals of Burlington Railroad Workers, 1877–1888” Danny Towns and Eli Katz, Spatial History Project, Stanford University
“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!