Center for Spatial Studies Hosts GIS Day Event

Showcase of geographic information systems technology to feature hands-on experiences and demos of new and emerging tech.

The Center for Spatial Studies will host a public showcase of geographic information systems (GIS) technology in honor of GIS Day, Nov. 16, 2016, at the University of Redlands.

The half-day event will feature poster presentations, demonstrations of new and emerging technologies, plus a variety of hands-on activities. Participants will be able to play in an augmented-reality topographic sandbox, use a giant touch table to "soar" over campus, and test their campus map savvy for a chance to win a prize.

Poster sessions and demos begin at noon in Lewis Hall. The Tomlinson Prize for Excellence in GIS will be awarded at 12:30 p.m. by UR President Ralph Kuncl and Esri co-founder and CEO Jack Dangermond during a ceremony in the outdoor Brown Amphitheatre. There will also be a special GIS Day Colloquium at 4 p.m. in Gregory Hall, featuring Major Individual Projects presentations by six MS GIS students:

  • David Crawford, “Open Source Data Preparation and Analysis”
  • Mark Gilbert, “Film and Television Production Location Scouting – An Online Location Library"
  • Faisal Basudan, “Analyzing Optimal Locations for Food Delivery – A Case Study for Feeding America in Inland Empire, California”
  • Elijha Curcie, “Soil Temperature Model for Landscape Analysis”
  • Abdulelah Aljudibi, “Finding Missing United States Airmen: Using GIS for Mapping World War II Aircraft Crashes in Papua New Guinea”
  • Charles Vuchiteh, “Geographic Information Systems Solution for Mosquito Control Program, Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu”

GIS Day was established in 1999 by Esri as a grassroots educational initiative to provide a forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The annual, global event brings universities, government agencies, schools, nonprofits, and GIS professionals together to build GIS knowledge in their communities.