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11th Annual

GIS Day @ KU

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Alderson Auditorium
4th Floor - Kansas Union

GIS Day @ KU is part of a nationwide event to promote awareness of geographic information systems (GIS), and how we use this evolving tool to analyze our world. We continue our tradition of bringing together a community of GIS users from academia, business and government.

The 2012 symposium will also include an information fair with vendors from academia and local business that will run throughout the day. As always, GIS Day @ KU is FREE and open to the public. Please register so we can plan for ample refreshments and provide pre-printed name tags.

– Free and Open to the Public –


All presentations will be in Alderson Auditorium on the 4th Floor Kansas Union. Refreshments, along with the Information and Job Fair, will be along the Jayhawk Walk also on the 4th Floor of the Kansas Union.

8:30 – 9:00


   Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15


   Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45

Photo of Casey McLaughlin

Geospatial Intelligence at the Environmental Protection Agency
Casey McLaughlin
Information Specialist, US EPA

9:50 – 10:20

Geospatial Technology at NRCS
Travis Rome
Kansas GIS Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service

10:20 – 10:40


   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

10:40 – 11:10

Photo of Jennifer O'Bryan

Real Estate GIS for Rail
Jennifer O'Bryan
Sr. GIS Group Manager, Bartlett & West

11:15 – 11:45

Photo of Lynn Usery

Geospatial Semantics for Topographic Data
Lynn Usery
Research Physical Scientist and Director, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), U.S. Geological Survey

11:45 – 1:00


   Lunch at the Kansas Union (on your own)

1:00 – 2:30


   Student Research Presentation Competition (Eight - 8 minute talks)

2:30 – 3:00


   Break with Information and Job Fair Participants

3:00 – 3:30

Photo of Matt May

Matt May
Assistant Director - Operations, Johnson County (KS) Emergency Management

3:35 – 4:05

Photo of Brad Shellito

3D Campuses, Cities, and Cars Too
Brad Shellito
Associate Professor, Youngstown State University

4:05 – 4:30


   Concluding Remarks and Awards Presentation

GIS Day 2012 @ KU is sponsored by:

Want to see your name below? Please register for the Information Fair at: http://www.gis.ku.edu/gisday/2012/InfoFair/

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
  • KU Department of Geography
  • KU Institute for Policy & Social Research
  • KU Libraries GIS and Data Services
  • State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC)
Silver Sponsors
  • Bartlett & West
  • KansasView
  • Kansas Biological Survey
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Bronze Sponsors
  • Black & Veatch
  • City of Lawrence - Utilities Department
  • ESRI
  • Global Information Systems
  • KU Center for Global & International Studies
  • KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • KU Environmental Studies Program
  • Lucity, Inc.
  • Wilson & Company, Engineers and Architects

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).