GIS Day 2019

Event Date: 
Nov 13, 2019
Event Location: 
9 am-12 pm, Stauffer Library, Room 121

This year, GIS Day is Wednesday, Nov. 13th.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use location to link seemingly unrelated data, permitting users to explore, process and analyze large amounts of data to visualize trends, patterns and relationships. Today, GIS technologies are leveraged by businesses, government, public health professionals, historians and any discipline with operations that can be enhanced by exploring spatial patterns and sharing these stories through maps and visualizations. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate the real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

Community members and researchers are invited to come to Stauffer Library, Room 121, on Nov. 13th, from 9 am-12 pm, to learn about the many applications of GIS, as well as its future. Presentations will be given by Queen’s students and faculty, as well as employees of Kingston’s municipal and provincial offices, and private-sector businesses. 

GIS Day Schedule

9:00 - 9:05 am - Opening remarks

9:05 - 9:35 am - City of Kingston Smart Cities (Phil Healey)

9:35 - 10:05 am - Statistics Canada GIS technology, data & applications available to public and academics, and GIS related professions (Hui Wei, Statistics Canada Employee and former student)

10:05 - 10:35 am - BREAK networking coffee and GIS Day cake

10:35 - 11:25 am - Careers in GIS Panel – interviewing skills (City of Kingston, Utilities, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Queen’s Faculty, Library, Students) 

11:25 - 11:30 am - Wrap up speakers and introduce scavenger hunt

11:30 am - 12:05 pm - Scavenger hunt + Workshop (lead by student group) will take students out of the Library and regroup in Stauffer Library 121

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