University probes GIS applications in lecture series

Four upcoming events will address the use of Geographic Information Systems in business, online education and water management

Jan. 24, 2011—The University of Redlands, considered a national leader in the education and application of Geographic Information Systems, announces a lecture series that highlights practical uses for spatial analysis in specialized industries.

WHAT: Business Challenges and Innovations in GIS and Spatial Technologies lecture series. (A light lunch will be served prior to each lecture at 11:30 a.m.) 

  • Development of the GIS Imagery Industry and its Emerging Business Importance
    Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Hornby Hall, Room 2
    Lawrie Jordan, director of imagery at Esri and founder of ERDAS, addresses the latest in the field. 
  • Teaching GIS Online
    Noon to 1:30 p.m. Hornby Hall, Room 2
    Dr. Keith Clarke, professor of geography at U.C. Santa Barbara, will discuss the topic of GIS in education, and teaching it online.
  • GIS and Water Management
    Noon to 1:30 p.m. Hornby Hall, Room 2
    Three water experts will discuss GIS applications in water management: Michael Samuel, CEO of Nobel Systems; Antony Jayaprakesh, COO of Nobel Systems; and University of Redlands Environmental Studies Professor Monty Hempel.

RSVP: or 909-748-8769.

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