Join us to celebrate all things geospatial during Geography Awareness Week 2021, taking place the week of November 15. Our theme this year is open-source GIS.
All events will take place on Zoom. They are free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Follow the links below to sign up.
November 15, 10 am-noon
Open Source Options with ArcGIS
November 16, 10 am-noon
ArcGIS is an industry-standard, proprietary software suite from ESRI for which WashU has a site license. Users may not be aware that they can use open-source tools in combination with ArcGIS products. Dr. Dorris Scott, social science data curator and GIS librarian, will introduce using open source with ArcGIS.
November 17, 10 am-noon
QGIS is the leading open-source software for geospatial analysis and visualization. Jennifer Moore, head of data services, will lead participants through creating a map with QGIS.
November 18, 10 am-noon
Geodesy is the science of accurately measuring and understanding three fundamental properties of the Earth. Bill Winston, GIS analyst, will lead participants through a presentation and workshop around geodesy.
Open Source Geospatial Panel
November 19, 10 am-noon
This panel discussion will include WashU faculty and local institutions using open-source tools to analyze and visualize spatial questions or problems.
- Dr. Seth Graebner, Associate Professor of French and of Global Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
- Aishah Al-Mohamedi, Undergraduate Student in Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
- Tom Vought, Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist, University of Missouri and Data Manager at Missouri Spatial Data Information Service
- Brendan Collins, Founder of makepath