GIS Day 2019

GIS DAY @ IU: WEDNESDAY, NOV 13

WHAT IS GIS?

“A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships.” -National Geographic Society

Whether you’re a spatial expert and want to network with other GIS practitioners, or this is the first time you’re hearing about GIS, GIS Day has something for you! GIS Day at Indiana University kicks off with a keynote speaker at noon (registration required), followed by an information fair in the Wells Library Lobby. Lunch will be provided for registered keynote attendees. For more information, scroll on!

MAIRA ALVAREZ & SYLVIA FERNANDEZ, THE BORDERLANDS ARCHIVES CARTOGRAPHY PROJECT

Alternative Cartographies: Dismantling Borders' Toxic Discourses and Colonial Cultural Records

While cartography is a colonialist product when unrepresented individuals or communities utilize and recreate these tools they serve to contest a colonial cultural record. With respect to U.S.-Mexico borderlands, toxic discourses have continuously altered its history, social dynamics, culture, local and binational relationships. This presentation brings to the forefront initiatives that create alternative cartographies that challenge colonialist impositions such as: Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC), a transborderlands project dedicated to locate, map and facilitate access to nineteenth and mid-twentieth century U.S.-Mexico borderlands newspapers; and Torn Apart / Separados, a mobilized humanities project that intervenes in the United States’ immigration debates with data narratives illuminating the effects of the government’s policy of separating families and the infrastructure subtending immigration enforcement. These initiatives use GIS tools to interpret data and archival material in new ways, enabling to see patterns otherwise invisible in static maps. BAC and Torn Apart digital maps and visualizations pose new questions contest established narratives, creates alternative forms of mapping and activate a knowledge production shaped from the ground-up. With this in mind, these alternative cartographies function as a historical and cultural record of the present and become resources to resist impositions in the future.

Registration for the GIS Day 2019 keynote address is now open. Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS    KEYNOTE REGISTRATION

ABOUT THE INFO FAIR

GIS Day 2019 is the 21st anniversary of GIS Day, the worldwide, annual event celebrating GIS technology and its applications. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, connects people with the geointelligence they need to work more efficiently and make better decisions. GIS supports a geographic approach to problem-solving. From Google Maps technology, to systems that monitor the spread of disease and manage environmental emergencies, GIS technologies are tools that help people do a better job and make a difference.

At IU’s local event, GIS professionals and educators will talk with attendees about the GIS job market, training and certification opportunities, and the many ways that GIS technologies are shaping the way we live, learn and do business. GIS professionals will showcase topics including deforestation and reforestation studies, environmental and library science applications, and mapping services for the City of Bloomington and Monroe County. Representatives from the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Geographic Information Council will demonstrate the IndianaMap and provide information regarding Indiana's LiDAR, orthophotography, and other GIS projects.

GIS DAY INFO FAIR PARTICIPANTS

Contact: George Turner
Website: jetstream-cloud.org
Description: JetStream is an NSF sponsored cloud compute resource hosted at Indiana University for use by researchers engaged in scientific, engineering, and educational activities. Jetstream has an ever growing list of software installed in virtual machines and containers. We are especially interested in talking to domain software developers looking to install their packages for use by a wider audience.  While Jetstream was originally intended as a system for users to use interactively, its OpenStack foundation provides an excellent basis for implementing modern cloud computing techniques.

Contact: Michelle Bartley-Taylor
Website: cewit.indiana.edu
Description: The Center for Excellence of Women in Technology

Contact: Eduardo Brondizio
Website: casel.indiana.edu
Description: Human-Environment Interaction Research Center

 

Contact: Russ Goodman
Website: bloomington.in.gov/gis
Description: GIS and Mapping Services for the City of Bloomington

Contact: David Smith
Website: esri.com/en-us/home
Description: GIS Software Company. The Science of Where.

Contact: Greg Grabner & Phillip Bernard
Website: frontiergeospatial.com
Description: UAV Evansville based GIS Company

 

Contact: Matt Zink
Website: kb.iu.edu/d/aycp
Description: Sustainable Computing and Community Partnerships

 

Contact: Dana Bissey
Website: cpf.iu.edu/about/units/space-planning.html
Description: GIS tools used in campus mapping

Contact: Jun Wang & Marlon Pierce
Website: sgrc.iu.edu
Description: Visualization products

Contact: Taehee Hwang
Website: geography.indiana.edu
Description: International Studies of Deforestation and Reforestation

Contact: Kevin Russell
Website: igws.indiana.edu
Description: IndianaMap, IGS Research highlights

Contact: Michael Chitwood
Website: preserve.indiana.edu
Description: GIS Research and Opportunities at the IU Research and Teaching Preserve

Contact: Theresa Quill 
Website: libraries.indiana.edu
Description: GIS at the Library

Contact: Kalani Craig & Michelle Dalmau
Website: idah.indiana.edu
Description: GIS in the digital humanities

Contact: Kurt Babcock
Website: monroein.elevatemaps.io
Description: Monroe County Website and Pictometry Demonstration

Contact: Matt Riggs, Tarek Rashed, & Karl Selm
Website: polis.iupui.edu/
Description: IUPUI research center focused on a diverse range of research projects focused on communities in Indianapolis, across the nation, and around the world

Contact: Bernadette DeLeon
Website: publichealth.indiana.edu
Description: Public Health GIS including Community-integrated GIS and Systems-based local health Assessments

Contact: Jeff Ehman
Website: oneill.indiana.edu
Description: SPEA GIS Courses, Environmental Applications in Spatial Analysis

Contact: unavailable
Website: www.usgs.gov

Contact: Justin P. Peters
Website: www.indiana.edu/~gis/
Description: QGIS, IU's ArcGIS Online Organization

GIS DAY 2019 SPONSORS

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IU Libraries
Contact: Elinor Okada
Website: libraries.indiana.edu

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Indiana University Bicentennial
Website: 200.iu.edu

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Research Technologies (University Information Technology Services)
Contact: Robert Ping
Website: rt.iu.edu

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Pervasive Technology Institute (UITS)
Contact: pti.iu.edu/contact
Website: pti.iu.edu

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The Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities
Contact: Kalani Craig & Michelle Dalmau (idah@indiana.edu)
Website: idah.indiana.edu