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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

GIS Day is a global event to educate people about how geography makes a difference in our lives using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.

To celebrate GIS Day, the Library's Geospatial Centre and Mapping, Analysis and Design will be hosting an afternoon of activities and refreshments in the Flex Lab (LIB 329) and at the Geospatial Centre in the Dana Porter Library. Everyone is welcome to attend!

This is a great opportunity to:

  • explore some interesting applications of GIS
  • learn how GIS is used at Waterloo
  • meet people with an interest in GIS
  • enter to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards courtesy of SimplyAnalytics

To learn more, you can check out photos and agendas from previous years.

Agenda

Geospatial Centre Open House

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Lightning talks

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

  • ECCE App Challenge 2017: Urth Routes (Jaydeep Mistry)
  • RADARSAT images of the changing North - Satellite data for your climate research (Julie Friddell)
  • Using drones and GIS in the electric power industry (Juan Carrillo)
  • University of Waterloo Geospatial Club (Kieran Hillier)

OpenStreetMap Mapathon

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

In support of #osmgeoweek, participants will be taking part in Building Canada 2020, a community-led national initiative to map all buildings in Canada on OpenStreetMap by the year 2020. Our local mapathon will be  focusing on mapping buildings in Stratford, Ontario. Register for this workshop.

We would like to acknowledge our sponsors from this year and previous years. 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Eva Dodsworth or Scott MacFarlane.

Cost 
FREE!
Location 
LIB - Dana Porter Library
FLEX Lab: Room 329
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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