University Libraries to Host GIS Day Celebration Nov. 15 in Student Union
The University Libraries will host an Open House on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesay, Nov. 15, in ARKU 504 in celebration of GIS Day, an annual, internationally recognized event promoting Geographic Information Systems technology and its applications. The Open House is an opportunity to communicate knowledge, explore collaboration with other departments and learn how different disciplines at the university use GIS and geospatial technologies in their research and beyond. This event is free and open to the campus community.
GIS Day will feature speakers, equipment demonstrations, interactive technology demonstrations, a book display and light refreshments. Here is the full schedule:
Session I Speakers, followed by Q&A
11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Break for Refreshments
Session II Speakers, followed by Q&A
Tour the Air National Guard RAZORBack PAD Trailer
Trailer parked on pavers west of Old Main and east of Peace Fountain
Session I Speakers and Presentation Topics:
Gun Coaty, GIS technician, city of Fayetteville:
911 GIS for the City of Fayetteville
Forrest Follett, graduate student, classical studies:
Using ArcGIS to Prepare Data for Display in Unity3D
Ken Kvamme, professor, anthropology:
Archaeological Applications Using GIS
Rachel Linck, graduate student, geosciences:
A Brief Introduction on Using GIS with Agent Based Modeling
Kyle Rowden, graduate student, Geosciences:
A GIS-Based Triggerless Approach for Modeling Mass Wasting Susceptibility
Rhodora G. Vennarucci, assistant professor, classical studies:
Holistic Approach to Roman Craft Production at Marzuolo
Malcom Williamson, research associate, CAST:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Arkansas
Session II Speakers and Presentation Topics:
Taslima Akter, graduate student, civil engineering:
Use of Anonymous Truck GPS Data to Understand Freight Flows
Mohamed Aly, assistant professor, geosciences:
InSAR Methods and Applications
Zachary Asbury, graduate student, geosciences:
A Geospatial Study of the Drought Impact on Surface Water Reservoirs: Study Cases from Texas and California
Lt. Col. Greg Johnson, Arkansas Air National Guard:
RAZORBack PAD: Remote Air, Zonal Operations, Reach Back - Processing, Assessment & Dissemination
Jami J. Lockhart, director, Arkansas Archeological Survey:
Multiscale GIS in Arkansas Archeology
Ken McCown, professor, landscape architecture:
Big Data and Bricolage
Hafid Nanis, graduate student, geosciences:
Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS to Study Lake Oscillations in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia
Kyle Urquhart, graduate student, anthropology:
Identification of Ancient Agriculture in Crop Marks from Multispectral Satellite Imagery
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