GISDay 2016 College Program

When: Friday, November 4th 2016. 10:00am - 4:30pm

Where: STEW 302, Purdue University


Career Lunch Registration Register for Career Lunch

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 Lightning Talk Presentations - Deadline Saturday, October 29th, 2016 11:59PM.

What's required:

Purdue students who are working on research that uses GIS as a component in any way are invited to present. Please note that GIS does not have to be the main component of the research. The presentation should not exceed 5 minutes. Your submitted abstract should not be more than 250 words.

Submit your title and abstract to by Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

GIS Day @ Purdue

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Poster Competition, STEW 306

10:00am - 4:00 pm

Poster Exhibition

Stewart Center, Room 302

9:30 – 10:00 am

Poster Setup

10:00 am

Introduction and Opening Session

10:00 – 11:00 am

Keynote Address: : A Massively Parallel Evolutionary Computation Approach for Redistricting Optimization and Analysis

Dr. Wendy Cho, Professor of Political Science, UIUC

11:00 – 11:30 am

Keynote Address: How GIS Will Support Next Gen 9-1-1

Jim Sparks, Indiana GIO (Geographic Information Officer)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Students Lightning Talk

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Career Lunch (RSVP only)

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Poster Session

1:30  – 1:45 pm

GIS Related Careers in Department of Transportation

Joel Bump, CIO/MIS Director, Indiana Department of Transportation

1:45  – 2:00 pm

Intro to the New Indiana Geospatial Coordinate System (InGCS)

Matt Badger, Survey Project Manager at Lochmueller Group

2:00 -- 2:15 pm

GIS in Archaeology: the Pedestrian Survey of Dana Island in Turkey

Dr. Noah Kaye, Classical Studies, Indiana University

2:15 -- 2:30 pm

Predicting U. S. Presidential Elections: From 1900 until Today

Dr. Rich Hogan, Sociology, Purdue

2:30 -- 2:45 pm

Mapping Religion and Chinese Society

Dr. Jonathan Pettit, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue

2:45 – 3:00 pm


3:00 -- 3:45 pm

Drone Panel Presentation

Dr. Keith Cherkauer, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue

Dr. Ayman Habib, Civil Engineering, Purdue

Dr. Brian Kozak, Aviation and Transportation Technology, Purdue

Dr. Ian Lindsey, Anthropology, Purdue

3:45 -- 4:00 pm

Teaching with ArcGIS Pro

Larry Theller, GIS Specialist in ABE at Purdue

4:00 -- 4:15 pm

GeoSpatial Tools and Data Provided by ITaP/Research Computing

Larry Biehl, ITAP, ESRI license manager at Purdue

4:15 – 4:30 pm

The Polis Center: Ongoing Projects and New Initiatives Briefing

Dr.Tarek Rashed, Director of Geoinformatics, the Polis Center, IUPUI

Lacey Bannon, GIS Project Coordinator, the Polis Center, IUPUI

4:30 – 4:45 pm

GIS Resources at Purdue

Purdue RCAC team, GIS team at Purdue Libraries

4:45 pm

Awards and Closing Remarks


GIS @Purdue is made possible by support from:

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

College of Agriculture

College of Liberal Arts

College of Science

College of Education

The Graduate School

Office of the Provost

College of Engineering

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