Wednesday, November 09, 2016

GIS Day Is November 16 at Ball State University Libraries

GIS Day at Bracken Library November 16

The Ball State University Libraries will be hosting GIS Day from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on November 16 in the Schwartz Digital Complex off the lobby of Bracken Library.  The focus of this year’s event is faculty research.

At 1:00 pm Dongying Li, Instructor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, will present Grassroots Mapping and Crowdsourcing: Examining the Experiential Quality of Urban Space. 

At 1:25 pm Dr. Chad Kinsella, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, will present Geographic Polarization.

At 1:50 pm Kevin Nolan and Christine Thompson of the Applied Anthropology Lab, will present GIS Applied to Anthropology: Use of Spatial Analysis in the Applied Anthropology Lab.

At 2:15 pm Dr. Jorn Seemann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, will provide details about the Delaware County BIG Map Project for the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration.

At 3:00 pm Dr. Jim Connolly, Director of the Middletown Center and Professor in the Department of History, and Dr. Doug Seefeldt, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, will present a session on the Ball State University Digital Scholarship Lab.

A GIS student poster competition will be included in the events.  Posters will be displayed in the Schwartz Digital Complex Lobby.  Awards for the posters will be announced at 2:30 pm.

GIS Day is sponsored by the Ball State University GIS Knowledge Group in coordination with SPA Research Week.  For more information, please contact Angela Gibson in the GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) at 765-285-1097.

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