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GIS Day is held each November during Geography Awareness Week, with events in more than 80 countries. Wellesley's third annual GIS Day is sponsored by the Quantitative Reasoning Program. This year, GIS Day was held on Friday, November 30, in the Science Library. We hope that you will join us again next year to learn more about how faculty, staff, and students are using GIS!
Geographic Information Systems are the tools used to store, view, and analyze spatial information. Geographic Information Science deals with the underlying conceptual issues of representing data and processes in space and time. GIS is used in numerous courses and research projects at Wellesley and in the community.
|12:00 - 1:30||GIS & Mapping Lightning Talks
Science Library in the Science Center
|1:30 - 2:00||Cake Social|
|All Day||Student Posters on Display in Science Library|
12:00 - 1:30
- Eric Hilt, Economics, "Financial History (and super low-tech GIS)" (slides)
- Mary Coyne, Biological Sciences, "WC Botanic Gardens: Trees on a Map to Trees in a Book"
- Kenny Freundlich, Library & Technology Services, "Mapping the Great Indoors: Google Indoor Maps for Clapp" (slides)
- Brian DuPont, Town of Wellesley, "Where do I Vote?...And Why?" (slides)
- Meg Thompson, Geosciences, "Bedrock Geologic Map of Greater Boston, Massachusetts: Digital Compilation with New U-Pb Zircon Age Constraints"
- Alden Griffith, Environmental Studies, "Teaching by Example using Habitat Suitability Analysis"
- Martha McNamara, Art, "Mapping Revolutionary Boston"
- Dan Brabander, Geosciences, & Alden Griffith, Environmental Studies, " Using GIS and Spatially Linked Multivariable Statistics as a Hypotheses Generating Tool in Forensic Geochemistry "
- Jim Doyle, Grounds, "Keeping Track Of Our Trees"
- Carolin Ferwerda, Library & Technology Services, " DIY Aerial Photography "
- Patrick McEwan, Economics, "Using GIS to Estimate the Impact of a Welfare Program in Honduras"
- Katrin Monecke, Geosciences, "Coastal Progradation Patterns in Northern Sumatra as a Potential Tool in Earthquake and Tsunami Hazard Assessment"
- Marcy Thomas, Biological Sciences, " Taking Technology To The Field: Mobile Devices Track Purple Loosestrife "
- Meg Thompson, Geosciences, "Geologic Map-making via ArcGIS: An Example from the Boston Area"
- Jay Turner, Environmental Studies, "Mapping the History of Federal Land Protection"
- Wesley Watters, Astronomy, "OpenGIS Tools for Planetary Geology"
- Britt Argow, Geosciences, "Quantitative Geomorphology using LiDAR along the New England Coast: Exploring the Process Implications of the Spatial Distribution of Features in 3D"
- Adrienne Lucas, Economics, "Defining Local School Markets Using Geocoded School Data: The First Step in Studying the Effects of Primary School Competition in Kenya"
- Brian DuPont, Town of Wellesley, "The 6 Ws...How GIS Informs the Who, What, Where, When, and Why for Wellesley"
- Jim Besancon, Geosciences, "Water, Water Everwhere"
- Kristina Jones & Tricia Diggins, Botanic Gardens & Environmental Studies, TBA
- Eni Mustafaraj, Computer Science, "The Google Maps API for Web Mashups"
- Patrick McEwan, Economics, "Using GIS to Improve Social Policy Research in Rural Areas of Honduras"
- Jessica Hunter, Environmental Studies, "Modeling the Effect of Greenways on Water Quality in Urbanizing Watersheds: Case Studies from the Woonasquatucket River Watershed, Rhode Island, and the Barigui River Watershed, Curitiba, Brazil"
- Marianne Moore, Biology, "Hot Spot Analysis of the Distribution of Species in Lake Baikal"
- Ann Borowik Parker, Town of Wellesley, "The Town of Wellesley's Wetland Viewer: Our First Public Internet Mapping Application"
- Rebecca Mattinson, Geosciences, "GPS-GIS Property Mapping"
- Marcy Thomas, Biology, "Visualizing the Environment: GIS for ES"
Contact Carolin Ferwerda