The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library will mark GIS Day with an event Wednesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. at the center (Room 105).
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) underpin a large swath of the research that is conducted at Case Western Reserve University and around the world, and GIS Day is an opportunity to hear from researchers across many disciplines regarding how geospatial data informs their work and how GIS technologies are revolutionizing research methodologies.
During the GIS Day at Kelvin Smith Library event, there will be presentations by local academics who have encountered or used GIS in some aspect of their research. Featured topics will include GIS in archaeology, remote sensing, public health data, risk terrain modeling, virtual reality, interactive puzzle solving and more.
There will be a keynote lecture, poster displays, traditional research presentations and an interactive virtual reality experience.
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship provides specialized hardware and software to encourage users to explore geospatial data and workflows, available to all students, staff and faculty across campus.
Attendees will have the chance to find out how GIS might intersect with their studies. Cake and a catered lunch will be provided.