2017 GIS Day Conference

When: Thursday, November 9th 2017. 9:00am - 4:30pm

Where: STEW 206 & 214, Purdue University


Call for Lightning Talk Presentations - Deadline EXTENDED Sunday, October 29th, 2017  Sunday, Nov 5th, 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 Sunday, October 29th, 2017  Sunday, Nov 5th,at 11:59 PM.

Purdue Libraries Esri Development Center Student of the Year Contest is now OPEN

The EDC Student of the Year is an annual award open to all Purdue students, sponsored by Purdue Libraries Learning Council. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding achievements in development of innovative tools, applications or techniques using ArcGIS platform. Each year the winner will be awarded with a plaque, and travel funds to attend an Esri conference. To enter the contest, please submit your work here before Nov 3, 2017 EXTENDED! Nov 6, 2017. For more details, please visit

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).

GIS Day @ Purdue

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Stewart Center, Room 206 & 214



9:00 - 9:30 am

Coffee social

Poster setup

9:30 – 10:00 am

Lightning talks

10:00 – 11:00 am

Keynote speaker: Chaowei (Phil) Yang, Professor of Geography and GeoInformation Sciences, George Mason University

Spatiotemporal Computing for Enabling Scientific Research and Engineering Development



Leveraging Space Observations for Understanding the Changing Planet
Kumar Navulur, President of DigitalGlobe Foundation Inc.

GeoData Science Education at Purdue
Wen-wen Tung, Associate Professor, Department of EAPS, Purdue University

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Career Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Poster presentation

1:30 – 2pm

Purdue GIS Resource Update


First Round of display table + lightning talks*


Second Round of display table + lightning talks*

4 – 4:30 pm


* Featured roundtable discussions include:

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