GIS Day 2012, November 14th

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day at Stanford University!!

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 a “Where in the World” contest with prizes, and a geocache challenge.

Our keynote speaker this year is Stanford political science professor Jonathan Rodden who will discuss the geography of voting as depicted in his new release of the Stanford Election Atlas.
In addition to faculty and student showcasing cutting-edge research, featured guest speakers include GIS professionals from the Silicon Valley area, including NASA, ESRI, 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. There will be food and beverages, contests, prizes, and a table for children, so bring your kids!

Check out the amazing presentations from our speakers about their extraordinary projects involving GIS:

Lightning Talks
Map Gallery
Contest & Awards

“Where in the World Am I?”

World images will be displayed around the Mitchell Building main entrance doors, thanks to our generous sponsor, ESRI. 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. Check out our winners from last year.

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



A new campus GeoCache has been set up in celebration of GIS Day. Listed below are links to more information about geocaching, our geocache rules and a selection of links to GPS apps for your smart phone. N: 37.42637° W: 122.17264°

Geocaching Organization

Digital Compass for iPhone

Locus Free for Android

Photos of the event
Jonathan Rodden, political map GIS Day cake David Thau, Google Earth engine Hartley Conference Center panorama Hartley standing room only Karl Grossner, ORBIS-GIS and travel in the ancient Roman world
Event Details

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Hartley Conference Center
Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

1:00–5:00pm — Map Gallery
1:30–4:30pm — Lightning Talks
4:30–5:00pm — Awards

Who: Open to all public

PDF Flier for GIS Day at Stanford 2012
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