Geographic Information Science (GIS) Day
The School of Geography & Earth Sciences invite you to this annual celebration. GIS Day is held worldwide during Geography Awareness Week each year in mid-November. Come and discover the world of Geographic Information Science (GIS) and the impact that geospatial thinking has in our daily lives.
The first GIS Day was held in 1999, with Ralph Nader the inspiration for the event. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.
GIS DAY - Friday, November 17 - 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||GIS at McMaster University|
|10:15 AM||Jason Brodeur, Manager, Maps, Data, GIS||New Uses for Old Maps: Transforming Ontario's Historical Maps Into Accessible Geospatial Data|
|10:30 AM||Craig Allison, Lab Manager and GIS Analyst, Ecohydrology Lab||Delineating Italy's Terrain Regions Using Digital Elevation Models|
|10:45 AM||Sean Leipe, Undergraduate Student, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Evaluating Badland Susceptibility in Basilicata, Italy Through the Integration of GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis|
|11:00 AM||Michele Tsang, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Detecting Land Cover Change in the Badlands of Basilicata, Italy|
|11:15 AM||Alex Furukawa, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Quantification of Anthropogenic Stress on Coastal Wetlands of Eastern Georgian Bay as a Predictor of Wetland Quality|
|11:30 AM||Prabha Rupasinghe, PhD Candidate, Biology||Integration of GIS and Remote Sensing for Ecological Applications|
|11:45 AM||Matthew Brown, MSc Candidate, School of Geograhy and Earth Sciences||Assessing Critical Roads in Hamilton, Ontario|
|12:00 PM||Ali Vaezi, PhD Candidate, DeGroote School of Business||Estimating Flammable Liquids Traffic on Railroad Networks in Canada|
|12:15 PM||Weeberb Requia, Post Doctoral Fellow, McMaster Institute for Transport and Logistics||Mapping Distance Decay of Premature Mortality Attributable to PM 2.5-related Traffic Congestion|
|12:30 PM||Anastassios Dardas, PhD Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Shiny App: Conscious Commuter|
|12:45 PM||Geoff Rose, MA Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||The Geography of Absentee Landlords in Hamilton|
|1:00 PM||Yorgan Pitt, MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences||Spatial Statistical Analysis of Italy's Low Fertility|
|1:15 PM||Tristan Carter, Associate Professor, Anthropology||From Macro to Micro: Geo-spatial Analyses of Stone Tool Circulation from Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory|
|1:30 PM||Kurt Kornelsen, Network Manager, NSERC FloodNet Project||The CAnadian Surface Prediction ARchive (CaSPAr): A platform to Enhance Environmental Modeling in Canada and Globally|
For more information please email Deane Maynard