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:
- “Mapping U.S. Elections” Jonathan Rodden, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University (2:15)
- “California and tsunamis: GIS-based scenario population exposure.” Jamie Ratliff, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey (33:01)
- “Mapping Animal Interactions in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco: Challenges and Possibilities.” Andrew Robichaud, PhD candidate in U.S. History, Researcher at the Spatial History Lab, Stanford University (45:11)
- “Income-Based Voting in Local Racial Context: Rediscovering Geographic Legacies Using Voter File Data.” Clayton Nall, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University (53:46)
- “Street View for Good: How nonprofits and communities are using Street View to tell their stories.” Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Geo Data Strategist at Google (1:07:59)
- “A Geospatial Analysis of Harmful Algal Blooms along the California Coast.” Andrew Nguyen, Project Coordinator. Evan Johnson, Assistant Center Lead. DEVELOP National Program, NASA Ames Research Center (1:22:04)
- “China Climate & Energy Map” Kevin Hsu, Energy Engineer, Sustainability & Energy Management at Stanford University & Anthony Suen, Project Manager of the China Energy Map at Natural Resources Defense Council (1:28:19)
- “Esri intern projects: Responsive mapping using geo-enabled social media feeds and their real-world applications.” Lara McLaughlin, University Recruiter & Internship Program Coordinator, Esri (1:46:13)
- “Global-scale Geoprocessing for Good” David Thau, Developer Advocate, Google (1:56:36)
- “Spatial Dynamics of Drug Violence and Eradication Efforts in Mexico” Beatriz Magaloni & Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Associate Professor of Political Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University & Associate Professor; Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego (2:14:11)
- “Last Mile Health Delivery: Spatial Research from Zambia.” Sonali Rammohan, Director Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains Program, Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Stanford Graduate School of Business (2:24:59)
- “Using GIS to study ant community structure and interactions at Stanford University and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.” Merav Vonshak, Postdoctoral Fellow, Gordon Laboratory, Stanford University (2:34:40)
- “Geo-referencing Violence and Its Impact on School Children.” Edgar Franco Vivanco, Research Assistant. Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (2:47:20)
- “The Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst--GIS Software for Modeling Evacuation Potential for Sudden-onset Hazards.” Jeanne Jones, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey (2:59:15)
- “Enhancing paleo-lake level records of an internally draining watershed.” Daniel Ibarra, Graduate Student, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (3:10:09)
- “ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network of the Roman World” Karl Grossner, Digital Humanities Developer, Stanford University (3:17:50)
- “The View and the Value” Danny Towns, Research Assistant, Spatial History Lab, Stanford University
- “Facilities and Space Planning at SLAC Using GIS” Brian Fuss, Geodetic Engineer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
- “A Hand-Drawn Map of California.” Jake Coolidge, Geospatial Historian, Spatial History Lab, Stanford University
- “Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Whitebark Pine along the Pacific Crest Trail.” Andrew Nguyen, Project Coordinator. Evan Johnson, Assistant Center Lead. DEVELOP National Program. NASA Ames Research Center
- “Reconstructing California Conservation History.” Maria Santos, Post-doctoral Scholar, & Alexandra Peers, Research Assistant, Spatial History Lab, Stanford University
- “Paskaerte Van Nova Granada en t'Eylandt California. By Pieter Goos. Amsterdam, 1666.” Glen McLaughlin Map Collection. Stanford University
- “Cette Carte DE CALIFORNIE et DU NOUVEAU MEXIQUE, est tirée de celle qui a êté envoyée par un grand d'Espagne pour être communiquée a Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. By Nicolas De Fer. Paris, 1705.” Glen McLaughlin Map Collection. Stanford University
“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°
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Who: Open to all public