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:


Open Break
11-11:10 a.m.

Session I Speakers, followed by Q&A
11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Break for Refreshments
12:25-12:35 p.m.

Session II Speakers, followed by Q&A
12:35-1:45 p.m.

Open Break
1:45-2 p.m.

Tour the Air National Guard RAZORBack PAD Trailer
Trailer parked on pavers west of Old Main and east of Peace Fountain
2-3 p.m.

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


Mary Leverance, preservation, conservation and teaching coordinator
University Libraries

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, public relations coordinator
University Libraries


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