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7th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
5th Floor - Kansas Union

GIS Day @ KU is part of a nationwide event to promote awareness of geographic information systems (GIS), and how we use this evolving tool to analyze our world. We continue our tradition of bringing together a community of GIS users from academia, business and government. Check out KSNT's coverage of last year's event at:

The 2008 symposium will also include an information fair with vendors from academia and local business that will run throughout the day. As always, GIS Day @ KU is FREE and open to the public. Please register so we can plan for ample refreshments and provide pre-printed name tags.

– Free and Open to the Public –

-- FREE Online Registration -- Parking and Event Map
Google Map of Participants Student Competition
Information and Job Fair

     Printable Agenda

All presentations will be in Woodruff Auditorium on the 5th Floor Kansas Union. Refreshments, along with the Information Fair, will be in the Big 12 room also on the 5th Floor of the Kansas Union.

The agenda is still a work in progress. Please check back for a final schedule of events and speakers.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15

Photo of Joshua Campbell

Opening Remarks

Joshua Campbell - GIS Day Planning Committee, KU Dept. of Geography

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9:15 – 9:55

Photo of Steve Lime

Steve Lime

Minnesota Department of Natural of Resources and
Lead Developer, MapServer

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Link of Interest:
Getting Started with MapServer
FOSS4G workshop presented by Jeff McKenna and Tyler Mitchell

10:00 – 10:40

Photo of David Maidment New Developments in GIS in Water Resources

David R. Maidment

Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin

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10:40 – 11:15


Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

11:15 – 12:00

Photo of Paul Ramsey Open Source as a Disruptive Technology

Paul Ramsey

Principal, Clever Elephant Solutions

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Links of Interest:
A Survey of Open Source GIS
Introduction to PostGIS
FOSS4G presentation and workshop by Paul Ramsey

12:00 – 1:15

Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:15 – 2:30

Student Research Presentation Competition (8 - 8 minute talks)

2:30 – 3:15


Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

3:15 – 3:55

Photo of Dr. Yuan From Temporal GIS to Dynamics GIS

May Yuan

Director of the Center for Spatial Analysis and Associate Dean and Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma

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4:00 – 4:30

Photo of Scott Bowman Preserving and Geospatially Enabling Historical Data of the Missouri River

Scott Bowman

Western Air Maps, Inc.

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4:30 – 5:00

Concluding Remarks and Award Presentation

GIS Day 2008 @ KU is sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
Gold Sponsors
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
  • KU Libraries GIS and Scholar Services
  • KU Transportation Research Institute
  • Wilson & Company (formerly Western Air Maps)
Silver Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • KU Biodiversity Institute
  • KansasView Consortium
Bronze Sponsors
  • Coca-Cola
  • Kansas Biological Survey/Kansas Applied Remote Sensing (KARS)
  • KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • KU Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
  • Black & Veatch
  • Spatial Data Research
  • MJ Harden

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045