2019 GIS Day Conference



GIS Day @ Purdue

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Stewart Center, Room 206, 214, 278 & 279



9:00 - 9:30 am

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

9:30 – 10:00 am

Lightning talks (STEW 206)
Distributional shifts of regional forest communities in the eastern U.S., Jonathan Knott
Visualizing Religious Sites in China with ArcGIS, Guojun Han
Using GIS to Plan UAS Missions, Alan Pecor

10:00 – 11:00 am

Keynote speaker: Dr. Carly Sakumura, Research and Development Scientist at Maxar Technologies
Seeing a Better World from Space (STEW 206)


Research Presentations (STEW 206)
US Census Bureau: How the National Processing Center (NPC) Supports the 2020 Census.
Ted Roesner, U.S. Census Bureau
Quantifying Four Decades of Arid-Region Agricultural Development in Arequipa, Peru using Landsat
Dr. Zachary Brecheisen,Agronomy
The Value of Open GIS in Higher Education
Dr. Christina Hupy, GitLab
GeoEDF: An Extensible Geospatial Data Framework Towards FAIR Science
Dr. Rajesh Kalyanam, ITaP Research Computing
The IGIC Mentorship Program
Kari Hicks,Duke Energy/IGIC

12:20 – 1:30 pm

Career Lunch (STEW 278/279) RSVP required
Opening Remarks: Beth McNeil, Ph.D., Dean of Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science
Featured panelists include:
Karen Arnold, GIS Specialist, Deckard Engineering & Surveying, P.C.
Clair Bammann, Graduate Development Program Engineer, INDOT
Kari Hicks, Sr. Data Analyst, Duke Energy
Joe Mallory, Senior Scoping Engineer, INDOT
Hamunyari Anxious Farukayi, Operations Analyst, INDOT
Vanessa McCauley, Crawfordsville Pavement Asset Engineer
Ted Roesner, Indiana Census
Paul Turner-Smith, Chair, IGIC Education Committee
Christina Hupy, Senior Education Program Manager, GitLab
Chris Knochel, Newton County Surveyor

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Research Presentation (STEW 279)
YouthMappers @ Purdue
Prof. Peter Hirst, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
LIDAR Mapping of Dana Island, Turkey 2019
Prof. Nicholas K. Rauh, School of Languages and Cultures
OPMAPS - A New Method for Mapping and Analyzing Military History
Sadiq Ahmed A Albinalshaikh, Zhan Gao and Prof. Sorin Matei, College of Liberal Arts
Growth, Sprawl, and the Contradictions of Capitalism: San Diego Suburbs and the Speculative Frenzy
Prof. Richard Hogan, College of Liberal Arts

2:30 – 4pm

Round-Table Discussions/Poster Presentation (STEW 214)

  • MyGeoHub and Geospatial Resources@ITaP
  • The Purdue Libraries and School of Information: Mobile Making
  • Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) projects showcase
  • ArcGIS Online by Purdue Physical Facilities
  • Indiana Census
  • Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC)
  • Youth Mapper
  • Newton County: Reporting Regulated Drain Damage
  • 3 – 4 pm

    Workshop: Create Story Maps to Share Your Research Topics and Ideas with the World (STEW 279)
    Dr. Joseph Hupy, Assoc. Professor at School of Aviation and Forestry & Natural Resources

    4 – 4:30 pm

    Award (STEW 214)

    * Student Poster Competition Guidelines and Rules

    Who Can Enter
    Purdue undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Purdue University (West Lafayette campus) are eligible to enter the contest. Students need to have a valid Purdue ID.
    The monetary award (first prize = $100; second prize = $75; and third prize = $50) will be given to an individual, or divided evenly among the group if the submission is a team project. All monetary awards will run through the division of financial aid and post to any outstanding balance first before payment is made to any winner. Please note International students will need to fill out GLACIER and payment will process the same way and in accordance with any VISA requirements.

    The GIS Day Conference is co-sponsored by the Purdue by the Purdue College of Agriculture, Discovery Park, College of Education, College of Engineering, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Libraries and School of Information Studies, Krannert School of Management, Polytechnic Institute, Office of the Provost, College of Science, and College of Veterinary Medicine.