GIS Day 2018

Date: Nov 15, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Tomás Rivera Library, 140
Closest Parking: Parking Lot P6


The University of California, Riverside Library and campus partners will host several events in celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.

This year, UCR will observe GIS Day on Thursday, Nov. 15.

GIS Day, first established in 1999, provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The 2018 event will showcase the variety of disciplines using GIS, illustrate how GIS is used in both academic and community settings, and provide students opportunities for learning and networking.

GIS Day 2018 at UCR will feature talks by researchers and community members who will share how they use GIS to advance their work. The talks will be held in Tomás Rivera Library, Room 140.

Speaker Schedule:

1:00: Richard A. Minnich, Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences

Mapping Wildfires in Mediterranean Ecosystems in California


1:20: Allison Hedge Coke, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Creative Writing

The use of GIS in the “Along the Chaparral: Memorializing the Enshrined” project


1:40: Su Yeon Han, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Geospatial Sciences

A Web-based GIS Application for Longitudinal Neighborhood Analysis


2:00: Elijah Knaap, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Geospatial Sciences

OSNAP! Modeling Neighborhoods Through Time and Space with the Open Source Neighborhood Analysis Package


2:20: Doug Mende, Senior Consultant, Miller Spatial Services

GIS in Local Government


2:40: Shawna Schultz, Human Resources Manager, Esri

Careers in GIS


Poster Contest

This is the second year a poster contest for students is being held. Contest posters will be exhibited in the lobby of Rivera Library throughout the week, and the winners announced on the afternoon of Nov. 15 in Rivera Library, Room 140.

3:00: Meet the poster contestants

3:45: Raffle / Prize Drawing

4:00: Announcement of poster contest winners


Cosponsoring the GIS Day events are the Center for Geospatial Sciences, the School of Public Policy, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Environmental Sciences, the Department of History, GradQuant, and Capital Asset Strategies.