Celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 15

WU Libraries’ Data & GIS Unit will  celebrate GIS Day with events showcasing GIS in the community. GIS Day is an international event, now nearly 20 years old, that promotes spatial awareness, geography, and geographic information systems (GIS). This year, the theme of GIS in the Community will include on-campus speakers describing how they use GIS to impact community as well as an off-campus community service learning project.

For more information and to register for the day’s activities, visit gis.wustl.edu/gisday2017.


Morning Activities, Danforth Campus, Women’s Building, Formal Lounge

9:00-10:00 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast

10:00-11:30 a.m.: Keynote presentations. Speakers will include:

Amy Sorg, Senior Data Analyst, Center for Public Health Systems Science, Washington University in St. Louis: Using GIS to Inform Program Recruitment and Retention

Ken Miller, Environmental Scientist, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis: The Wetlands Story Map: Engaging the Community in Clean Water Act Compliance

Laura Ginn, Research Scientist, Green City Coalition: Prioritizing Vacancy Demolitions and Green Space Conversions with a Combination of GIS Modeling and Participatory Mapping 

Community Service Learning: At 1:00 p.m., GIS students and staff will travel to a nearby elementary school to engage fourth graders in fun mapping activities. Prior registration is required in order to participate. Please contact GIS Programmer Mollie Webb for more information.


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