GIS Day 2020

Discover the science of where

November 16 - 19
Virtual Event

GIS Day goes virtual

Celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day alongside community leaders at this free, virtual, interactive event.

Not technical? That's okay, maps and mapping technology are more accessible now than ever before.

All sessions are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Links to attend sessions are in the schedule. Unless required registration is indicated, sessions are open for participation without signing up.

It's your chance to:

  • Escape into new virtual reality worlds
  • Discover how to take advantage of mapping technology in your research, education, or for your next job interview
  • Draw for one of four gift cards

Join us the evening of Nov. 18th for a geography-themed trivia event. Lots of prizes up for grabs All are welcome.

Event collaborators

Schedule

Visit our interactive map-based program for information about individual presenters and presentations.

Monday Nov. 16

Lightning talk session, 10 a.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Theme: The natural earth

Demonstration session, 11 a.m.

Duration: 1 hour (20 minutes per presentation)

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Networking session, 12:30 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Drop in and chat with your peers, discuss the morning’s sessions and network virtually with attendees.

Special demonstration, 2 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

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The geography of Pokémon Go – Vivian Kong, Western University

Lightning talk session, 3 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Theme: GIS at the conservation authority

Tuesday Nov. 17

Lightning talk session, 10 a.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Theme: GIS and libraries

Demonstration session, 11 a.m.

Duration: 1 hour (20 minutes per presentation)

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Networking session: Esri Canada Centres of Excellence (ECCE), 12:30 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

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Drop in and chat with ECCE student associates and directors about the program.

Session includes:

Demonstration session, 2 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes

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Lightning talk session, 3 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Theme: History and GIS, presented by the Huron Community History Centre

Wednesday Nov. 18

Lightning talk session, 10 a.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Theme: Mapping COVID-19 using GIS applications

Hands-on tutorial, 11 a.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Introduction to ArcGIS Online (Classic) – Sharon Janzen, Brock University

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How to find your first Geospatial job, 12:30 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

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Presented by Jonathan Murphy, GoGeomatics Canada

Hands-on tutorial, 2 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Collector for ArcGIS – Meaghan Kenny, Carleton University

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Lightning talk session, 3 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Trivia event, 7:30 p.m.

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Thursday Nov. 19

Lightning talk session, 10 a.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Theme: Spatial ecology

Demonstration session, 11 a.m.

Duration: 30 minutes (20 minutes per presentation)

Data transformation and geo-location of historical Vernon directories – Eva Dodsworth and Markus Wieland, University of Waterloo

London GIS Working Group Open Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Drop in to hear from GIS professionals about their current and ongoing projects. The group meets once a quarter to discuss GIS projects and initiatives across the city. Contact Liz Sutherland for details.

Lightning talk session, 3 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes (7 minutes per presentation)

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Look back at GIS Day 2019

Photo and video consent

Western Libraries will be shooting photos and video at this event to be used for future promotional purposes related to Western Libraries, Western University, and our events. By attending this event, attendees consent to their image being used for such purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katrina Fortner.