GIS Day 2014 College Program

When: Nov 7th, Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, 2014

Where: 214 STEW, Purdue University

Call for Presentation - DEADLINE Extended!

What's required: Purdue University undergraduate and graduate students, post doctoral employees, staff, and faculty are encouraged to prepare a PowerPoint presentation that articulates their GIS related research in 5 minutes.
Submit your title and abstract to: by Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 11:59 P.M.

Why should you present your research at Purdue GIS Day?
1. A great opportunity to practice presenting your research
2. Chance to publish in Purdue e-Pubs
3. Add a presentation to your resume
4. Network with other students using GIS from all over campus
5. …And get a Free T-shirt, plus GIS Day presentation certificate!

Call for Students Poster Competition - DEADLINE Extended!

What’s required: Purdue University undergraduate and graduate students, and post doctoral employees are encouraged to prepare a conference-style poster that articulates the student’s research. A poster abstract must be submitted by Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. via:
Prizes will be announced by 5pm on the event day!

Career Lunch Registration

Career lunch on Purdue GIS Day provides opportunities for students to learn about GIS careers. We will invite guests from government agencies, private sectors, research labs, non-profit organizations, etc. to talk about GIS projects at work, important GIS skills to develop for job market, and possible GIS career opportunities. You will have opportunity to ask questions, and talk with potential employers. Light lunch will be provided (registration is required using above link).

Call for Volunteers

On Thursday, November 6th, we will be hosting a high school event for GIS day. We will be in need of Purdue student volunteers to help with some of the rotations. We will have 70 high school students coming to campus to work in teams of 4 or 5. The agenda will include a GIS/GPS data gathering activity where groups of students go out and collect data points on campus from several categories. They will use IPADs from EAPS or Android Tablets from ABE. We will also have a Zombie Apocalypse planning event where student groups will use Indiana Map to plan for the potential event. We would love to have any students who know a little GIS help with that.
Please sign up to help out with one of these events for an hour or two on Thursday November 6:

9:00 am Introduction and Opening Session
9:05 am From Historical GIS to Deep Maps: The Emergence of Spatial Humanities
David Bodenhamer (Executive Director of The Polis Center, Professor of History, and Adjunct Professor of Informatics at IUPUI)
10:05 am Ground-Truthing Hellenistic Fortresses in Google Earth
Nicholas Rauh (Classics, Purdue)

10:25 am

Tablet-Based Mobile GIS Approaches to Archaeological Data Collection
Ian Lindsay (Anthropology, Purdue)
10:45 am Broadening Access to Geospatial Capabilities (Overview of GABBS: an NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks Project)
Carol Song (ITAP, Purdue)
11:15 am GIScience Driven R&D: Interdisciplinary GIST Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Marie Urban (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
12:00 pm Careers Lunch for Purdue Students, with Panel
Amanda O’Daniel (GIS Project Manager, IN State Government)
Angela Slocum (Records and Information Manager, Physical Facilities, Purdue)
Brooke Gajownik (GIS Director, Becks Hybrid Seeds)
Chris Walls (Owner, 39 Degrees North)
Jim Sparks (Indiana Geographic Information Officer)
Joel Bump (Enterprise Data Manager, INDOT)
Marie Urban (R&D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Mark Ehle (GIS Administrator, Tippecanoe County IN)
Phil Worrall (Executive Director, Indiana Geographic Information Council, Inc.)
Light Lunch provided (RSVP required:
1:30 pm GIS Professional Certification 2.0:  Putting GISPs to the Test
Nancy Obermeyer (Geography, Indiana State University)
2:00 pm Teaching and Learning with Maps – Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences in the Classroom and in the Field
Darrell Schulze (Agronomy, Purdue)
2:30 pm Free Statewide Indiana GIS Resources
Jim Sparks (Indiana Geographic Information Officer), Amanda O’Daniel (GIS Project Manager, IN State Government)
2:50 pm IGIC Helping Coordinate GIS Initiatives for Indiana
Phil Worrall (Executive Director, Indiana Geographic Information Council, Inc.)
3:10 pm Break
3:20 pm Construction Impact Mapping at Purdue University
Angela Slocum (Records and Information Manager, Physical Facilities, Purdue)
3:40 pm The Emerging American Empire: Republican Capitalist Development in the USA, 1830-1930
Richard Hogan (Sociology, Purdue)
4:00 pm Students Lightning Talk
4:30 pm GIS Resources on Campus
Larry Biehl, Nicole Kong, Larry Theller (ITAP, Purdue Libraries, Purdue ABE)
4:50 pm Round up, Poster Award Announcement
10am-11:30am 1pm-5pm Poster Exhibition Open (STEW 214D)
Poster authors will present between 1:00pm-1:30pm


GIS Day @ Purdue is made possible by support from:
Office of the Provost
College of Agriculture
College of Technology
College of Science
College of Liberal Arts
College of Education
The Graduate School
Purdue University Libraries
Questions? Contact