GIS day at UM 11/13/2018 + Geography Awareness Week



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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.

GIS day events take place around the globe. GIS day this year is on 11/14/2018 but UM is celebrating on 11/13. For all GIS day events, visit the national site:  gisday.com.  Follow @gisday on twitter, and share your photos via gisday@esri.com or on their story map.

GIS DayAgenda

Tuesday, November 13th

M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, Room 115 (Capacity 50)

  • 12-12:30 PM Registration
  • 12:30 PM Opening Remarks by Dean of Library, Dean Charles Eckman
  • 1:00 to 3:00 PM
    • Sustainable Lunch by ECO students organization
    • Geography Bowl
  • 3:00-4:30 PM
    • Opening Remarks by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean Bachas
    • Resilience Panel: To be moderated by Dr. Moise
      • Mr. Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami Dade County
      • Ms. Elizabeth Wheaton, Director, Environment & Sustainability Department, City of Miami Beach
      • Mr. Matt Anderson, Senior Sustainability Analyst, City of Coral Gables
      • Ms. Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami
    • Announcement of Photo Contest and GEG Bowl results
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Reception (Sponsored by UM Library)
  • 5:00-6:00 PM
    • Opening Remarks by Chair of Geography, Prof. Fuller
    • Keynote Lecture:
      • Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County

 

GIS day at UM 2018 Save the Date flyer

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