GIS Day @ WashU

Washington University in St. Louis celebrates GIS Day with events showcasing

GIS in the Community!

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GIS Day is an international event, now nearly 20 years old,  which promotes spatial awareness, geography and geographic information systems (GIS). This year our theme of GIS in the Community will include on-campus speakers describing how they use GIS to impact community as well as an off-campus community service learning project.

Download WashU GIS Day 2017 Flyer

 

Agenda

Morning Activities (Women’s Building, Formal Lounge, Danforth Campus)
9:00am – Light Breakfast (Register Here)
10:00am – Keynote Presentations (Register Here)

Speakers to include:
Amy Sorg
Senior Data Analyst
Brown School Evaluation Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Using GIS to Inform Program Recruitment and Retention

Ken Miller
Environmental Scientist
Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
Washington University in St. Louis
The Wetlands Story Map: Engaging the Community in Clean Water Act Compliance

Laura Ginn
Research Scientist
Green City Coalition
Prioritizing Vacancy Demolitions and Green Space Conversions with a Combination of GIS Modeling and Participatory Mapping

 

Community Service Learning

In the afternoon (1:00pm), GIS students and staff will be traveling to a nearby elementary school to engage fourth graders in fun mapping activities. Prior registration is required to participate. Please contact Mollie Webb for more information.

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