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2018 GIS Day

FREE Talks and Fun in Dimond Room 352

10:00 am - 11:00 am  Geospatial Art Show with Breakfast and Coffee. Dimond Library Room 352. 

Join EOS Prof. Michael Palace and the GIS students in ESCI 877 as they show off their geospatial art. Who were the winners of the showcase maps? Come get coffee and find out.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm "The Emerging LiDAR Landscape:  Clearcutting with Lasers" a talk about the NH Stonewall Mapping project.  Dimond Library Room 352. 

Did you know that there are enough stone walls in New England to circle the globe four times? State Geologist and Director New Hampshire Geological Survey Rick Chormann will talk about the state's initiative to map the stone walls of New Hampshire using LiDAR, optical mapping technology using LIght Detection And Ranging. 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Geography Quiz! Dimond Library Room 352.  

Come meet the winners of the 2018 NESTVAL Geography Bowl champions from the UNH undergraduate geography program. Do you have what it takes to know "Name that place"? Have fun, win prizes, eat food.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Oral Research Talks. Dimond Library Room 352. 

  • 1:00-1:10 pm Juliet Kinney, Ph.D., NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center
  • 1:10-1:20 pm "Aliens, Aircraft, and Accuracies" Katie Moran, UNH Soil Biogeochemistry and Fertility Lab Manager; Carsey School of Public Policy, Master in Public Policy (MPP) student.
  • 1:20-1:30 pm Nate Torbick, Applied GeoSolutions
  • 1:30-1:40 pm Michael Routhier, Earth Systems Research Center; Program Coordinator Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate Program
  • 1:40-1:50 pm "Putting Greek Myth on the Map" Scott R. Smith, Professor of Classics; Chair, Faculty Senate
  • 1:50-2:00 pm "GRANIT: A Statewide GIS Resource for New Hampshire.” Rebecca Bannon,  NH GRANIT,  Earth Systems Research Center

FREE Geospatial Workshops in the Geospatial Services Center

2:00pm-3:00 pm Introduction to Open Source GIS Using QGIS (Geospatial Services Center) 

We'll be using QGIS, a powerful, easy-to-use, free and open source software platform. Note: Those bringing their own laptops will need to install the following free, open-source software applications - downloadable here. (Heather Grybas and Aaron Hume, Geospatial Services Center Interns)

3:00pm-4:00 pm Introduction to StoryMapping (Geospatial Services Center) 

In this workshop, you will use basic GIS skills to create a map and learn how use that map to tell a story. No previous experience in geospatial analysis required. (Shane Bradt, UNH Cooperative Extension)

4:00pm-5:00 pm OpenStreetMap & Humanitarian Crisis Mapping (Geospatial Services Center) 

OpenStreetMap is an open-source, crowd-sourced base map often used for humanitarian response. This workshop will prepare you to contribute to humanitarian projects in the future. (Hannah Hamalainen, Assistant Professor, Geospatial Services Center and Geospatial & Earth Sciences Librarian)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (M)appy Hour Hop + Grind 17 Madbury Rd, Durham, NH 03824

Meet local geospatial leaders and services at the NEURISA/Seacoast GIS (M)appy Hour. Co-sponsored by New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) and the UNH University Libraries. Appetizers Courtesy of NEURISA. Cash bar, 21+.

Questions?  Email the GSC at GIS.Support@unh.edu or Hannah Hamalainen at Hannah.Hamalainen@unh.edu

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
  Geospatial Services Center Workshops  

Event Organizer

Hannah Hamalainen

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