Gallery: GIS Day 2013
On Nov. 20, the University of Redlands co-hosted a GIS Day celebration in collaboration with Esri and the City of Redlands on campus. Redlands GIS Day included an open house featuring posters, technology demonstrations and hands-on activities from University of Redlands students, faculty, Esri and the city.
This is the second year that GIS Day was celebrated in Redlands, and the first time the University hosted the event.
Michelle Villagran ’16 was one of several students who came to Hunsaker Lounge to see what GIS Day was all about.
She was interested in the “Where are you from?” app and map created by the Redlands Institute, a research institute within the University of Redlands.
“Technology like this lets you see and analyze data in a way that makes sense and interests you,” she said.
Nicholas Alexandres ’13 was hired by the Redlands Institute after graduating last year, and created the “Where are you from?” app.
“The app allows you to see where student populations are concentrated across the United States and other places in the world,” he said.
Participants were able to add their information to the map by scanning a QR code with their smart phone.
The City of Redlands showcased its award-winning 311 smart phone app for geo- tagging and reporting problem.
“The app has been well received by the community,” Tom Resh, GIS Supervisor for the City of Redlands, said. “Most of the reports that we get from residents include issues with graffiti, potholes, abandoned shopping carts and code enforcement violations.”
The open house was followed by the MS GIS Colloquium, which featured students in the Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (MS GIS) program sharing their projects, as well as a guest lecture sponsored by the School of Business Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis with Dr. Hal Nelson. Nelson, a research assistant professor at the School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, presented "Getting to Yes? The Sustainable Energy Modeling Program, a Decision Support System for Infrastructure Siting."