Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Ball State University Celebrates GIS Day November 20

Ball State University GIS Day November 20, 2013

GIS Day is celebrated this year on Wednesday, November 20.  The Ball State University GIS Knowledge Group will be hosting an event in Bracken Library in the Schwartz Complex and Bracken Library room 104 located just off the lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors can learn about GIS resources on campus, watch brief presentations from faculty, students, and staff describing class and research projects incorporating GIS methods, and view posters created by GIS users around campus.  A poster and presentation competition will award prizes to participants showcasing their work.

Presentations begin at 11 through noon.  The poster competition begins at noon, and users can browse information about GIS software and data resources on campus and participate in a question and answer session with the GIS Knowledge Group at this time.  More presentations will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

Faculty, staff, and students interested in presenting one of the five-minute overviews about class or research GIS projects can contact Angela Gibson to reserve a block of time for the presentation at asgibson2@bsu.edu

GIS users wishing to create a GIS project poster for the competition may print posters free of charge in the Cooper Science GIS lab.  Contact Zaine Venter for information about printing at zventer@bsu.edu

This event is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested in GIS technology is invited to participate, view the posters and presentations, and vote for the best GIS projects.  For more information, please contact the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection at 765-285-1097. 

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