GIS Day 2019

Date: Nov 14, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Orbach Science Library, Atrium & Room 240
Closest Parking: Parking Lot V10 or P13


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

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

This year, UCR will observe GIS Day on Thursday, Nov. 14 by holding a speaker series where topics will include hard-to-count populations for the 2020 Census, artificial intelligence, and precision agriculture. Winners of a student poster contest (see below) will also be announced. These and other events will provide students opportunities for learning and networking.

11:00 -12:00 – Geography-related activities in the Creat’R Lab, Orbach Library

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch and mingle, Orbach Library, Room 240

Speaker Schedule:

12:30: Elia Scudiero, Assistant Research Agronomist

  • GIS for Precision Agriculture

12:50: Ahmed Eldawy, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • UCR STAR: The UCR Spatio-temporal Active Repository

1:10: Sunny Shao, Researcher, Center for Social Innovation

  • The Use of GIS in IE Census 2020 Planning

1:30: David Yu, Data Scientist, GeoAI, Esri

  • Exploring the Intersection of AI and GIS

1:50: Paea LePendu, Professor of Teaching, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, and Ulyana Tkachenko, UCR undergraduate student in Computer Science

  • Homelessness in Riverside: Analyzing the Point-in-Time Counts 

2:10: Elizabeth Perez, Campus Space/GIS Coordinator, and Alan Siero, Data & Process Analyst; both from Facilities Services

  • Campus Safety Walk: Collector App in Action for Public Safety


2:30 – 3:30: Meet the poster contestants, Orbach Library Atrium

3:30 – 3:45: Giveaway Prize Drawing

3:45: Announcement of poster contest winners (see link below for how to enter & contest details)


Cosponsoring the GIS Day events are UCR Facilities Services and the Departments of Anthropology, Entomology, History, and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, logistical support is being provided by the Center for Conservation Biology and the R’Geospatial student organization.