GIS Day 2009


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We had about 600 attendees to all different activities across campus. We look forward to a great event this year. Keep checking our website for updates about GIS Day 2010.

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Map and GIS Collections and Services Proudly Invites you to GIS Day 2009


Check out all the activities happening at our Libraries and Cosponsor venues.


Immersive 3D Visualization Demo

Sponsored by: Immersive Visualization Center
Location: Halbouty Geosciences Building - Room 260
Show Times:

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm -1:30 pm

Registration Required

WCL GIS Demonstrations

Location: West Campus Library Lobby
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Evans Library GIS Activities

Location: Evans Library Lobby
Time: 12:20-3:00 pm

  • Academic Fair
  • Student Poster Exhibition - ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $100 GIFT CARD!!
  • Bryan Police Department Patrol Car GIS/GPS Technology Exhibition
  • GIS Demonstrations

Afternoon Presentations

Location: Evans Libary - Room 204E

3:00 pm "2010 Census:  Geography and GIS"
John Schumaker
U.S. Census Bureau
3:30 pm; "Conducting Spatial Analysis on a GIS with CrimeStat"
Ned Levine, PhD
Ned Levine & Associates
4:00 pm "The Geography of Business Analytics"

Explore the value of geo-demographics and spatial analytics to better understand and make business decisions related to market penetration, site selection, competition, and risk.  Government, utilities, and commercial companies are increasingly aware of the potential and value locked away in their business data. While it is well known that 80 percent of all business data has a spatial component, there is less awareness of how to fully harness and exploit this asset.  This session discusses ongoing developments in ESRI GIS technology to support spatially extended business processes.

Adam Pittman
4:45 pm "Google Earth Demo: Beyond the 15 minute Vacation"
John Marino
Former Student, Department of Geography

Keynote Evening Lecture

Dr. John Logan

"New Orleans and Katrina: Uneven Impact, Uneven Recovery"
New Orleans has experienced a very incomplete recovery from Hurricane Katrina, and different groups of the population have suffered disparate impacts.  This presentation will focus especially on the spatial unevenness of the initial damage caused by the storm and the subsequent recovery.  Key questions are whose neighborhoods were hardest hit and where has population returned.  New analyses of the dynamics of the housing market will further illustrate the premise that while the city as a whole is "back to normal," some parts of the city remain crippled four years later

John Logan, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director of S4 (Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences) Initiative
Brown University

Sponsored by:
Sustainable Housing Research Unit
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center

Institute for the Study of Demography and Social Disparities

Location: Preston M. Geren Auditorium, Langford Architecture Center, Bldg. B
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

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