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:  Follow @gisday on twitter, and share your photos via 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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