University GIS Users Group

The University GIS Users Group became a formalized group of the active, campus GIS community in 2013. Users come together from various academic backgrounds and skill levels to learn, share and network around topics in GIS. The group meets monthly during the school year and is involved in the planning of our annual of GIS Day. The GIS User Group is convened by a chair who’s active in the user group.

Upcoming Events

  • September 29, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

At the September Data Users Group meeting, Craig Duane Best, US Census Representative, will discuss the process of preparing and sending forms; response rates; data gathering, processing, and validating; schedule for data produce release; and internal uses of the data.

  • September 29, 2020 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

University Libraries Faculty Book Talk featuring Professor Rebecca Wanzo (Chair and Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) discussing her book The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging (New York University Press, 2020).

  • October 1, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This hands-on workshop will introduce common data analysis tasks in the R and Python programming languages, and explore which language is better suited for a particular task.

Past Events

  • September 23, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us for a virtual book club discussion about The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea.

  • September 22, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

Join Modern Literature Collection curator Joel Minor as he provides an overview of Gass resources at Washington University Libraries and discusses the novel’s legacy with Gass scholar Ted Morrissey and writer Greg Gerke, who both have used these resources for discovery and inspiration.

  • August 27, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

In this digital “show and tell,” curator Skye Lacerte will share items from Washington University Libraries’ DB Dowd Modern Graphic History Library (DMGHL), the most comprehensive archival collection of periodical illustration held by an academic institution.

  • August 26, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us for a virtual book club discussion about Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran.

  • August 25, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Mara Blake, Data Services Manager, and Reina Murray Geospatial Data Curator and Applications Administrator at Johns Hopkins University Libraries will present on the COVID-19 dashboard at the August Data User’s Group Meeting.