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Purdue University is designated as Esri Innovation Program (EIP) (previously known as Esri Development Center), and Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) is proud to house this program to offer special training and recognition opportunities to all students across campus.
PULSIS supports the GIS teaching and research efforts across disciplines at Purdue West Lafayette campus. The GIS team within the unit works with every department on campus where GIS is used to coordinate the teaching effort, share teaching resources, and collaborate on GIS education programs. The teaching efforts offered by the team have reached out students from freshmen to Ph.D. candidates, at different colleges including Agriculture, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, Health Science, Technology, Pharmacy, Management, and Veterinary Medicine. Collaborated with faculty members from seven different colleges and staff members from University IT and Center for Instruction Excellence, the team was funded to create a graduate certificate program that emphasizes teaching geospatial information and analytic skills to students at every discipline.
In addition, PULSIS provides research support around geospatial data sharing, curation, discovery, and analysis. Leveraged by the GIS cyberinfrastructure maintained at PULSIS, many projects have gained external funding supports to share the research data with the global research community. For example, the Soil Explorer (https://soilexplorer.net/, also available from apple app store) has been a successful tool in soil science education.
There are more than 2,000 GIS users at Purdue campus. The user community covers students from every college. PULSIS engages with the campus GIS community by providing various instruction opportunities, such as for-credit courses, workshops, independent studies, summer intensives, as well as numerous consultations. PULSIS organizes campus-wide GIS Day activities every year, which usually include an annual High School program and a college day Conference program. More information is available
When submitting projects to this contest, Purdue University does not ask for the transfer
of any copyrights or other intellectual property rights. Participants retain all rights to
their work. The use of ESRI/ArcGIS platform/software does not constitute an express or
implied endorsement of the product by Purdue University.