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GIS Day - Presentation Series

GIS Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and community. GeoAwareness Week is an annual event highlighting the importance of geographic and spatial literacy and education. This year UBC Library, UBC Faculty of Forestry, and UBC Advanced Research Computing are organizing a series of speakers  on GIS Day during GeoAwareness Week. Presentations include:

Victor Temprano – Founder of Native-Land.ca and CEO of Mapster:  Mapping Is Not Enough: Native-Land.ca and the need for community engagement.

Douglas Robb – PhD Candidate (UBC Geography), David Zielnicki – Instructor (UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture): Designing a geospatial pedagogy for the Anthropocene: Bridging landscape architecture and geography through GIS

Agatha Czekajlo – MSc Student, Integrated Remote Sensing Studio, UBC Faculty of Forestry: Vancouver Green Bus Atlas

Bruce Muir – Senior Environmental Planner, West Moberly First Nations: Forget Points and Polygons: Let’s Talk Place

Stefanie Lumnitz – MSc Candidate, UBC Faculty of Forestry : Mapping urban trees with deep learning and street-level imagery - a story of geospatial open source software

Ira Sutherland – PhD Student UBC Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Jeanine Rhemtulla – Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Forestry: Turning old data into big data: a spatiotemporal history of ecosystem services across British Columbia

Sharon Walz – Digital Archivist, City of Vancouver Archives: Digitization in Context: Map digitization at the City of Vancouver Archives

Jeff Clark – Principal and Map-making guy @ Clark Geomatics: Designing a Geographically Expressive Map for the Rockies

Paul Dante – Software Developer, UBC Library; Mark Goodwin – Metadata Coordinator, UBC Library: Map-based Research Data Discovery: The Geodisy Project

Jens von Bergmann – MountainMath Software and Analytics: Reproducible geo-spatial analysis based on census and other Canadian data

Registration is encouraged and appreciated, but not required. Registrants are free to come for portions of the day as their schedules permit. Communications about the event will be sent via email, so stay tuned for more information leading up to the day. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

A social gathering at Koerner's Pub on UBC's campus will immediately follow the event, and all are welcome to join!

For more information including a detailed program, please see http://gis.ubc.ca/gisday


GIS Day is free and open to all. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
497 - Digital Scholarship Lab
Koerner Library
  Data     Digital Scholarship     GIS     Maps     Research Commons  
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