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Illini Union Rooms B & C

Join us on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the University of Illinois in a celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geographic information science and technologies for achieving broad and transformative impacts. This year we will celebrate the diversity of GIS applications and the capability of geospatial technologies to bring synergies in research and education across campus. We will also focus on the contribution of our students to geospatial data science, geovisualization, and geospatial technologies. The event includes a keynote speech and map/poster competition at the Illini Union Rooms B & C.

Registration and Map/Poster submission for GIS Day ended on November 6, 2019

This event is free and open to the public – Registration is encouraged but not required to attend.



09:15 – 10:00am Check-in, Registration, and Sponsor Table Set-up
10:00 – 11:00 Map & Poster Session
11:00 – 11:15 Introduction - Dr. Shaowen Wang (Department of Geography and GIS, CyberGIS Center)
Welcome Remarks - Dr. Kevin PittsVice Provost for Undergraduate Education
11:15 – 12:15pm Keynote Address:
Dr. Kumar Navulur
Senior Director of Strategic Business Development, DigitalGlobe

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 Panel: Career and Internship Opportunties
Blake Giles, University Innovation Center Lead, Bayer Crop Science
Matthew D. Hiett, Geographer, CERL

Matthew J. Yoder, Data and Technology Manager, CCRPC

Matt Blaser, ORISE Research Associate, U.S. EPA, Superfund Division

Moderator: Dr. Shakil Kashem, Department of Geography and GIS
1:50 – 2:00 Awards Presentation and concluding remarks:
Dr. Bob Rauber, Director of the School of Earth, Society, & Environment
2:30 – 4:00pm Workshops at 1020 Natural History Building:
Creating Story Maps - by University Library - Scholarly Commons
Getting started with Geospatial Data Science: A CyberGIS-Jupyter Tour - by CyberGIS Center