GIS Day 2020

GIS Day is an annual event for students, staff, faculty and the broader community to learn more about geographic information systems (GIS) and to celebrate the power of geospatial analysis and visualization in answering research questions and solving real-world problems. This year, GIS Day is happening on Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

In the past, the library has hosted in-person GIS Day events, but the first important change for this year is that it’s going virtual.

A virtual GIS Day provides an opportunity to broaden participation in the program. This year, the GIS Day 2020 program will be a collaboration between Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati.

The program will include:

  • Lightning talks—Learn about the application of geospatial technologies in a wide variety of disciplines from faculty, staff, students and GIS professionals across Ohio’s 3C Corridor (Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati).
  • StoryMaps Showcase—Students, staff and faculty affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati are invited to create and submit ArcGIS StoryMaps to showcase their work on GIS Day and beyond.
  • Professional networking—GIS professionals, researchers and students from across Ohio will have a venue to connect with one another and discuss experiences, opportunities and current topics of interest in the world of geospatial.

Stay tuned for more information about 3C GIS Day in the coming weeks, and mark your calendar for Nov. 18.

A preliminary event guide with information and registration is available.

If you have any questions about 3C GIS Day or are interested in participating and want to receive updates, contact Ben Gorham at the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship