Libraries inviting campus to join GIS Week activities

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Libraries inviting campus to join GIS Week activities

Vote for your favorite map entry in the competition.
Vote for your favorite map entry in the competition.

During the week of Nov. 13-17, campus can explore Geographic Information Systems in a series of activities planned and sponsored by the University Libraries, the School of Natural Resources and the School of Global Integrative Studies.

GIS Mini-Conference
Join the conference 1:15-4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Love Library South, room 221 (Peterson) to enter the fascinating world of GIS. Whether a GIS enthusiast or just curious to learn more, the mini-conference will offer informative talks by GIS experts and graduate students, and networking opportunities. A tour of the Archives and Special Collections will be offered. Free, open to the public and refreshments included.

The presentation topics cover a wide range of fields related to GIS and remote sensing, including ecological studies, desertification assessment, career opportunities in GIS, spatial analysis applications, scale relevance in reflectance studies, geospatial approaches for addressing historical remains, disease risk estimation, urban and population studies and agricultural applications for nitrogen management and sustainability.

Visit the event page for more details.

Vote for your Favorite Map
Maps have been entered in the GIS Map Competition from students in various departments including Anthropology, Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Natural Resource, School of Global Integrative Studies and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

A panel of judges within the Libraries will select maps for the top two awards and voting is open to all to select the People’s Choice Award winner.

There are two ways to review and vote on the maps:
1. Online Map Gallery
2. Visit Love Library South from Nov. 13-17. The maps will be located on the first floor hallways leading to the south entrances (facing R Street). Look for sign, scan QR code to connect with ballot for voting.

The winner will be announced at the reception from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 in Love Library South, room 221. The map competition and reception are sponsored by the University Libraries.

The GIS Day Map Competition was designed to be accessible and inclusive, welcoming participants of all skill levels, including those with no prior GIS experience. This competition was an opportunity for students from any background to engage with data and map-making.

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