KU to host 21st annual event exploring latest in geographic information systems

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host the 21st annual GIS Day @ KU, an educational event to promote awareness of geographic information systems and the latest developments in the field. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 16.

Organizers have invited GIS experts from academia, business and government for the Zoom event, password 2022. A full schedule is below:

Opening remarks

9-9:15 a.m.

David Mechem, professor and chair, Department of Geography & Atmosphere Science, KU


“What Is Truth?: When GIS Data Representing the Same Features Don’t Agree”

9:15-10 a.m.

James Stewart, GIS manager, Kansas Department of Transportation


“Utilizing Low-Cost Drone LiDAR for Topographical Survey: a case study”

10:15-11 a.m.

Christian Stallings, director of operations, Alynix


“Cloud Computing and Interactive Mapping with Geemap and Leafmap”

11:15 a.m.-noon

Qiusheng Wu, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Sustainability, University of Tennessee


“Latest Advances in Web GIS and Mobile GIS”

1-1:45 p.m.

Pinde Fu, software developer, team lead and author at Esri; adjunct faculty at Harvard University Extension


“The NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit: GIS Use in Tornado Damage Surveys”

2-2:45 p.m.

Daniel Reese, meteorologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service-Topeka.

For more information about GIS Day, visit the event page or email gis@ku.edu.

Fri, 11/11/2022


Media Contacts

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson

KU News Service