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Inaugural GIS Day set for Nov. 14. Talk proposals due by Nov. 8.

October 15, 2018

In celebration of the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and maps and their ability to connect people, regions and systems, VCU Libraries is joining with hundreds of organizations around the world to mark GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The theme is GIS  for All; #GIS4ALL!

GIS Day is a collaborative effort organized by VCU Libraries with the VCU Career Services, the Center for Environmental Studies, and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Policy.

Events run from 2 to 5 p.m. and include:

  • 3-5 minute Lightning talks from GIS practitioners/students/researchers across multiple disciplines from VCU and the Richmond area;
  • A presentation about ArcGIS Online for the “Wednesdays in The Workshop” by VCU faculty member, Jennifer Ciminelli, Ph.D.
  • A panel exploring careers in GIS featuring: Brett Jones GIS Manager at WorldView Solutions, consulting company; Aisling Chapin  of Feed More non-profit applications for GIS; Lara Johnson of the Virginia  Department of Forestry on environmental applications and; David Wheeler from the VCU Department of Biostatistics.

There will be props for selfies as well as a drawing to win give-a-ways for GIS Day including hats, t-shirts, bookmarks, books, etc.

Refreshments, including a celebratory GIS Day cake, will be served.

Those who are interested in presenting a lightning talk are invited to submit proposals by Nov. 8 using this online form. Lightning Talk Application

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

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