2018 GIS Day Conference

When: Thursday, November 1st 2018. 9:00am - 4:30pm

Where: STEW 206, 214 & 279, Purdue University

Giant Leaps




9:00 - 9:30 am

Coffee social (STEW 206)
Poster setup (STEW 214)

9:30 – 10:00 am

Lightning talks (STEW 206)
Repatriation of Galician Jewish Refugees from Budapest in October 1914, Stanislav Pejša
Economic Performance and Diversity -- Indiana During the Great Recession of 2008, Santiago Ruiz
Exploring Gentrification in the IndyEast Promise Zone, Carolina Ortiz-Dominguez
How much do Purdue’s trees weigh? Estimating biomass in urban areas, Jacob Klaybor
Homeowner-Level Decision Support System for Mitigating Coastal Flood Risk in Louisiana, Tugce Sahan

10:00 – 11:00 am

Keynote speaker: Dr. Nicolas Picard, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
GIS for natural resources management at United Nation (STEW 206)


Presentations (STEW 206)
Spatial Humanities: What is and What Can it Be.
Prof. Sorin Adam Matei, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education, College of Liberal Arts
Race and Spatial Humanities
Prof. Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History
Forest structural diversity as a predictor of ecosystem function in North America
Dr. Elizabeth LaRue, Forestry and Natural Resources
My laptop takes forever, now what!
Eric Adams, ITaP Research Computing

12:20 – 1:30 pm

Career Lunch (STEW 279) RSVP required
Featured panelists include:
Kari Hicks, Duke Energy
Deborah Kuehn, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Megan Compton, Indiana Geographic Information Officer
Mark Ehle, Tippecanoe County GIS Administrator
Angela Slocum, Assistant Director of Facilities Information Services at Purdue University

1:30 – 2 pm

Poster presentation (STEW 214)


Round-Table Discussions (STEW 214)

* Please check posters below for more info
  • UAS
  • Spatial Humanities
  • Sustainable Environment: Nexus Project
  • Everything about Geospatial Data
  • GIS Applicatons
  • Purdue Campus: Now and Then
  • 4 – 4:30 pm

    Award (STEW 214)

    * Round-table presenters and projects

    UAS spatial humanities sustainable environment
    data applications campus

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    Questions? Contact

    The GIS Day Conference 2018 is co-sponsored by the Purdue College of Agriculture and the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Graduate School at Purdue University, Purdue Honors College, Purdue Krannert School of Management, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine.