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

  • January 20, 2021 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us to discuss our January virtual book club selection, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton sailed via the ship called Endurance to Antarctica. Just short of its destination, the ship became trapped in ice. This is the story of how Shackleton and his crew were forced to travel the […]

  • January 27, 2021 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Zoom

The New York Review of Books and the Cristin Tierney Gallery are hosting a Zoom discussion regarding artist Tim Youd’s ongoing performance William Gaddis Retyped. Join Modern Literature Collection curator Joel Minor, curator Claire Gilman (The Drawing Center), curator and writer Allison Unruh, and Youd as they discuss the visual aspects of an author’s papers.  

  • January 28, 2021 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

The East Asian Library is hosting a virtual open house to introduce library collections, resources, and services. Join us as faculty, students, and librarians share experiences on campus life and library services. Free and open to all, remote international students and freshmen are especially encouraged to attend.  

Past Events

  • December 9, 2020 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

Katja Perat, PhD student in comparative literature and member of the International Writers Track, will present her new novel The Masochist (translated from the Slovenian by Michael Biggins) in a virtual reading and discussion with Lynne Tatlock, chair of the Program in Comparative Literature.

  • December 2, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us to discuss our December virtual book club selection, The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish.

  • November 20, 2020 • 12 PM – 2 PM

Quantum GIS is a free and open-source GIS software that is available on a variety of operating systems. This workshop will go over the basics of dealing with vector data.

  • November 20, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM

During Geography Awareness Week, the Data Users Group welcomes a panel to examine social inequities in our society with a spatial lens. Our speakers will address housing, voting, racial violence, and ethical land use. Free and open to all. Panelists Include:   John Cruz Data Management Coordinator at Rise STL  John uses geospatial and census […]

  • November 19, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will give an overview of Streetmap Premium which provides enriched street data for use in ArcGIS software.