Take Part in GIS Day 2015

  • November 18, 2015 • 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library and Women's Building

Wednesday, November 18 is International GIS Day. Join us for a day of great workshops and talks!  

GIS Day Social: 9:00-10:00 a.m., Ginkgo Room, Olin Library

Please join us for a breakfast get-together as we celebrate International GIS Day. At this informal event, we’ll have refreshments, get acquainted, and share research interests and uses of GIS. Register here.

Workshops

QGIS: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Arc Lab, Olin Library  

QGIS is a free, community-developed, open-source desktop geographic information system application that can be installed on various operating systems. It provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities. Register here.

Spatial Analysis and Visualization in R: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Arc Lab, Olin Library

R is a powerful tool for statistical analysis. Packages that allow for spatial analysis are also available in R, like rgdal and maptools. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to basic spatial analysis in R. Register here.

Adding to OpenStreetMap: 12:00-2:00 p.m., Arc Lab, Olin Library

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is built by a diverse community of mappers who contribute and maintain open data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. In this workshop, you’ll learn about OSM and hands-on contribution to OSM. Register here.

ArcGIS & Python: 2:00-3:00 p.m., Arc Lab, Olin Library

ArcGIS is a powerful GIS software. Python is a versatile, user-friendly programming language. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to write Python scripts that will automate some common tasks in ArcGIS. Register here.

Lightning Talks: 3:30-5:00 p.m., Women’s Building

Everyone is welcome to attend the GIS Day Lightning Talks, now in their second year. Hear seven-minute presentations by innovative researchers at WUSTL who are using GIS. Videos from last year’s lightning talks are available on the WUSTL GIS User Group Youtube Channel. This year’s speakers include Sarah Stout (Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease—Mapping Naturalistic Driving), Francis Baum (How to Build a geoTARDIS), Ben Cooper (Novel Approaches to Obesity Surveillance Using Population-Level Data), Guillermo Martín-Sáiz (Mapping Muslim Proselytizing in Urban Spaces), Andrew Flachs, Christine Marx, Natalie Yates, and Chris Hamilton. Register here.

For more information, contact Jennifer Moore at j.moore@wustl.edu or 314-935-5492.