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GIS Day at University of Manitoba
March 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
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”
|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|
|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|
Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch, or pick something up at one of our campus eateries.