Each year more than 100,000 Americans participate in Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to explore the significance of place—including how we affect it and are affected by it. During the third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by: hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and, meeting with policymakers and business leaders.
Join us to learn about the Spatial Minor, GIS Pathways Program and the School of Business & Society Spatial Programs here at the University of Redlands!
Dr. Wes Bernardini, Chair of Sociology & Anthropology and Spatial Studies
Professor Sociology and Anthropology
GIS Pathways Program
Dr. Ruijin Ma, Professor & Department Chair, GIS
School of Business & Society Spatial Programs
Dr. Avijit Sarkar, Professor School of Business & Society
1:30 - 2:30
Join Iyan Barrera-Sandri (Jones Computer Lab Supervisor) to use the University's VR equipment to explore our world.
3:00 - 4:00
The Evolutionary Role of the GIS Professional: The Art of the ‘Mas’.
Ms. Anika-Aduesa I. Smart, Director of Systems Projects (GIS), Information and Technology Services at LA Metro.
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Orton Center
RSVP Soon! (seating is limited)
Sponsored by the Center for Spatial Business
Have fun, get inspired, and learn! Students, faculty, and staff demonstrate how GIS technologies are making a difference.
Games and Prizes! And a visit from George!
Community Map-a-Thon – Faculty, staff, and students please join us to help map climate resilience assets and needs in our own Redlands community and help us determine where we can make a difference in adapting to climate change. We’ll be identifying tree cover, sidewalk condition, handicap accessibility, parks, safe walking routes to school and more. No GIS or mapping experience required, stop in for 10 minutes or three hours!
11:00 - 2:00
GeoAI: Machine Learning meets GIS.
David Yu, Sr. Data Scientist from the Applications Prototype Lab and AI Prototype Lab, Esri
4:00 - 5:00