GIS Day celebration Nov. 16

Learn about the importance of geographic information systems (GIS) at Clemson’s GIS Day celebration hosted by the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies (CCGT) in 412 Cooper Library Wednesday, November 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The day will feature hands-on demonstrations of the technology used in GIS work, as well as guest speakers, a Mapathon, food, contests and prizes.

The day begins with a Mapping for Good Mapathon and sponsored lunch, hosted by the Clemson Mappers student organization, to create maps for a humanitarian projects. No mapping experience is necessary to participate, and the most productive mappers will win prizes. Mapathon participants must register in advance here.

At 1 pm., David Cowen, Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina, will deliver a keynote lecture titled “The Changing Geopolitical Landscape.”

From 1:30 to 3:45 p.m., there will be a series of lightning talks from a variety of speakers about their work with GIS. Visit the GIS Day website to view the full list of lightning talks.

Throughout the afternoon, participants will be able to explore the technology available in the CCGT, including drones, virtual reality tools and the augmented reality sandbox. There are also other mapping contests and other prizes. Visit the GIS Day website for more information or click here to register for the event.

About the CCGT

The mission of CCGT is to build a community of interdisciplinary geospatial science practitioners through the support of research, teaching, and outreach activities using technologies that enable the collection, analysis and application of geospatial data. The Center is dedicated to assisting faculty and students in the integration of geospatial technologies within their scholarly activities across all disciplines at Clemson University and building connections between academic, industrial, governmental and non-governmental institutions throughout the world.

The primary home for CCGT is in the Cooper Library, where staffed collaboration and training spaces are available to all members of the Clemson community through a partnership between CCIT and the Libraries. Through this partnership, CCGT strives to make resources available to the community, including training and workshops, data services for teaching and research, access to infrastructure for geospatial analysis (ranging from software licensing for GIS through high-performance computing), and support for research and proposal development.