GIS Day

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  • UBC Koerner Library, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm


Come hear about how GIS is used in Research, and learn ways of easily mapping with Google Earth and SimplyMap. Pizza lunch is available for registered participants.


Time Event/Speaker Location
10am-3pm Display of GIS Made Maps Koerner Library, Level 2
10am-11am Reading and Writing Landscapes through Maps
Joseph Lee, MSc Candidate, Department of Geography
Maps show how we understand, quantify, and model our environment; It is the cumulative process of mapping and map making - data collection, filtering, aggregation, and abstraction - that make up cartography. Reading and Writing Landscape through Maps will be about how maps can be used to generate knowledge about our communities and similarly be used to actuate change within them.
View the presentation slides here [PDF]: http://wiki.ubc.ca/images/2/2c/GISday_Jlee_20131120_revised.pdf
Koerner 216
11am-Noon Mapping all the things with Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables & Google Earth
Paul Lesack, Data/GIS Analyst, UBC Library.
Do you wish Yelp rated Lagers and Pilsners? Do you have a database of beer-related activity that's crying for a map? Find out how you can share your hoppy obsession using Google Maps and Google Fusion Tables. Although the class focuses on beer, it is equally applicable to bacon, knitting or any other geographically-based activity.
Koerner 217
Noon-1pm Pizza Lunch for Registered Participants.
Koerner 216
1pm-2pm Simple Mapping with Simply Map
Tom Brittnacher, GIS Librarian, UBC Library
Come learn how to quickly make maps with SimplyMap. This web-based software allows you to map Canadian and US socioeconomic data from Census data and demographic estimates, as well as household spending. You can also create tables and download GIS shapefiles. This session will provide a hands-on introduction to basic map creation and introduce you to other aspects of the software.
See the handout here [PDF]: http://wiki.ubc.ca/images/7/7f/SIMPLY_MAP_2013_GIS_Day.pdf
Koerner 217
2pm-3pm In the footsteps of giants - how GIS is being used to study and save African elephants
Jake Wall, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography
Since 1998, the group Save the Elephants in Kenya has being tracking elephants across Africa using the latest in satellite tracking technology. Jake Wall - a PhD student at UBC - will present how the data is collected, analyzed and transformed into vital information about the movement ecology of African elephants and how GIS can act as a powerful conservation tool.
Koerner 216
3pm-4pm GIS for Property Assessment
Mark Norbury, Esri Canada
Mark will provide an overview of Esri's ArcGIS products, including ArcGIS Server and 3D CityEngine, using examples from property assessment.
See the presentation slide here: http://wiki.ubc.ca/images/a/af/EsriPropertyAssessment.pdf
Koerner 216
source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:HSS_GIS_Day

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