Geographic Information Science (GIS) Day
The GIS Lab in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences will celebrate GIS Day on Friday, November 15, 2019. Researchers across several departments at McMaster University have shown innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through geographic information systems.
Over 20 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 15, 2019 - 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
|10:30 AM||Patrick DeLuca, GIS Specialist, School of Geography & Earth Sciences||Introduction - Using Drones and GIS to see what others can't in Metaponto, Basilicata, Italy.|
|10:45 AM||Yorgan Pitt (Anthropology and Geography)||Spatial Analysis as a Tool for Interrogating and Interpreting Surface Pedestrian Survey Results at Stelida, Naxos, Greece|
|11:00 AM||Todd Wong (Anthropology and Geography)||Landscape Archaeology: A new approach to looking at landscape and settlement patterns in a GIS environment|
|11:15 AM||Nicole Langdon (Geography and Earth Sceicnes)||Urban Agriculture and Food Accessibility in McQueston, Hamilton, ON, Canada|
|11:30 AM||Raj Ubhi (Geography and Earth Sciences)||Developing a Network that Assesses the Level of Traffic Stress for Cyclists in the City of Hamilton|
|11:45 AM||Matthew Brown (Geography and Earth Sciences)||Using SoBi Hamilton GPS Route Data to Predict Cycling Traffic Across Hamilton|
|12:00 PM||Sami Kurani (Geography and Earth Sciences)||Creating a Human Settlement Model in Rural Alberta to Help Predict Flood Exposure|
|12:15 PM||Sean Leipe (Geography and Earth Sciences)||Evaluating Vegetation Change in Wolf Creek, Yukon Territory through Fusion of Remotely Sensed Data|
|12:30 PM||Prabha Rupasinghe (Biology)||Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques to study post-fire health recovery of boreal forests in Alberta|
|12:45 PM||Nick Luymes (Biology)||Object-based approaches to map vernal pools in eastern Georgian Bay, Ontario|
|1:00 PM||Dr. Chantel Markle (Geography and Earth Sciences)||Importance of wetland surface spatial complexity: Linking critical reptile habitat and peatland development|
|1:15 PM||Dr. Hamid Mehmood (UNU-INWEH)||Geospatial analysis of big data for sustainable development goals|
For more information please email Patrick DeLuca