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The UD community is invited to join the Nov. 16 celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in research, work and life.

Nov. 16: UD to celebrate GIS Day 2017

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UD Information Technologies, Library, Museums and Press, and Geography to host GIS Day celebration

The University of Delaware IT Client Support Systems, the Library, Museums and Press, and the Geography Department will host GIS Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, with a program of lightning talks and poster sessions in the Perkins Student Center Gallery.

The program will begin at 10 a.m., but participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to enjoy refreshments and networking opportunities. Those interested in GIS are encouraged to drop by for this event.

GIS Day, which was first celebrated by Geographic Information System users in 1999, provides an international forum for GIS users to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society. This is the third consecutive year that UD has hosted a GIS Day event.

On Nov. 16, the lightning talks will include guest speakers from Esri and from UD’s Department of Geography, Department of History, Delaware Geological Survey, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the state of Delaware GIS and the city of Newark. Speakers will discuss many topics, including Geospatial Intelligence through the Collective Mind, Police and Public Crowd-Source Reporting, Mapping Accessibility, FirstMap and data analysis and exploration using Insights for ArcGIS.

Olena Smith, lead geospatial information consultant, IT Client Support Systems, and John Stevenson, associate librarian, Multimedia Collections & Services Department, University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, are organizing the program.

Additional information is available from the GIS Day page.

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