Geographic Information Science (GIS) Day
The GIS Lab in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences will celebrate GIS Day on Friday, November 16, 2018. Researchers across several departments at McMaster University have shown innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through geographic information system
Over 18 years ago, consumer advocate Ralph Nader presented an idea to Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond: dedicate one day to show how geographic intelligence touches everyone. That led to the establishment of GIS Day, which was first observed in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has expanded that idea into a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people's lives, and a forum for users to showcase their unique GIS accomplishments.
This November, the GIS Lab at McMaster University will join hundreds of organizations from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia in hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future geospatial innovators who will move the planet forward using GIS.
"This is an amazing event where all our users around the world get together to appreciate each other's work, whether it's jumping to action as first responders in flood zones and wildfires, or finding the best place to open a new business," said Dangermond. "We should be proud of the achievements our users make in the field of GIS, and this is a way to celebrate that. So thank you for all your work."
GIS DAY - Friday, November 16 - For University Students/Staff/Faculty
McMaster's GIS Day consists of lightning talks focusing on themes relevant to both the social sciences and natural sciences. There will be door prizes, and coffee and cake will be served in the hall just outside the GIS labs.
Lightning Talks, BSB 331
|10:00 AM||Patrick DeLuca, GIS Specialist, School of Geography & Earth Sciences||Introduction and Code Red 2: Ten Years Later, has Anything Changed?|
|10:15 AM||Sean Leipe, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Evaluating Badland Susceptibility in Basilicata, Italy with GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis|
|10:30 AM||Rebecca Lee, PhD Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Using GIS for geomorphological analysis of glacial deposits in Iceland|
|10:45 AM||Nick Luymes, PhD Candidate, Biology Department||Mapping potential vernal pool habitat in forests of central Ontario using object-based image analysis|
|11:00 AM||Prabha Rupasinghe, PhD Candidate, Biology Department||Use of multispectral satellite imagery for mapping and early detection of invasive Phragmites australis|
|11:15 AM||Noah Stegman, BSc, McMaster Conservation Corridor||Plant Conductivity and Wetness Mapping on Created Riparian Buffer Zones|
|11:30 AM||Anastassios Dardas, PhD Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Energy Revolution|
|11:45 AM||Matthew Brown, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Exploring GPS Big Data with SoBi - Hamilton's Bike Share Program|
|12:00 PM||Michele Tsang, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Changes in Accessibility to Emergency Services During a 100-Year Flood in Calgary, Alberta|
|12:15 PM||Dr. Jason Brodeur & Christine Homuth, Maps, Data, GIS, Mills Memorial Library||Let's Talk Data: What do you need? Where can you find it?|
|12:30 PM||Yorgan Pitt, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Drones to Data: Using Aerial Photogrammetry for Surface Modeling|
|12:45 PM||Dr. Spencer Pope, Associate Professor, Department of Classics||Archaeological Survey at Metaponto: Mapping the Territory of an Ancient Greek City|
|1:00 PM||Jasmine Sohal, Technical Solutions Specialist, Esri Canada||The Unconventional Uses of GIS Today|
For more information please email Deane Maynard