GIS Day at University of Manitoba

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GIS Day at University of Manitoba

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

GIS DAY AT UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. 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. gisday.com

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM FOR GIS DAY: “GIS TOOLS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

Topic Presenter Time
Welcome Cynthia Dietz & Jordan Bass 9:00-9:15AM
Using the open source spatial database tool PostGIS Jacques Marcoux, CBC 9:15-9:45AM
GIS tools that assess patterns of school choice Ee-Seul Yoon, UManitoba 9:45- 10:15AM
Coffee & Tea Break 10:15-10:30AM
Tools that support transportation engineering research Giuseppe Grande, UManitoba 10:30-11:00AM
Rediscovering topological and hydrological features through a diverse suite of historic records Victoria Grima, UManitoba 11:00-11:30AM
Lunch 11:30AM-12:30PM
An introduction and hands on Python workshop using ArcGIS’ ArcPy Susan Witherly, Ducks Unlimited 12:30-1:30PM
Web-based GIS tools used with a crowd-sourced landcover classification to evaluate the effectiveness of habitat protections in Manitoba Brian Miller, UManitoba 1:30-2:00PM
Connecting with Postal Codes: In the trenches with the PCCF Charles Burchill, UManitoba 2:00-2:30PM
Coffee and Tea Break 2:30-2:45PM
Tracking land ownership in Buenos Aires, 1864-1920 Gustavo Velasco, UWinnipeg 2:45-3:15PM
Story Maps unleashed: Hands on workshop Steven Hills, Assiniboine Community College 3:15-4:00PM
Using remote sensing for counting marine mammals John Iacozza, UManitoba 4:05-4:35PM
Networking 4:35-4:50PM

 

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch, or pick something up at one of our campus eateries.

 

Details

Date:
March 20
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/gisdayatuml/home

Venue

University of Manitoba Elizabeth Dafoe Library
25 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Website:
https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/dafoe