The Clemson Libraries are a proud sponsor of GIS Day 2018. Please join us on Wednesday, November 14th for GIS Day in 412 Cooper Library, the annual salute to geographic information science and technologies for achieving broad and transformative impacts. This year we will celebrate the diversity of GIS applications and the capability of geospatial technologies to bring synergies in research and education across campus and beyond.

11–11:30 a.m.    | Drone demo

11:30–1 p.m.      | Mapathon with free lunch for participants

1:15–1:30 p.m.   | Introduction and Welcome Remarks by Dean Cox and Dr. Barbara Speziale

1:30–2:30 p.m.   | Keynote Panel: Research Innovation using Drone Technology at Clemson

  • – Opportunities for GIS-enhanced Autonomous SystemsDr. Venkat Krovi, Michelin Endowed Chair Professor of Vehicle Automation, The Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC), Clemson University
  • – Vistas in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing with DronesDr. Bruce Rafert, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University
  • – Drone-based Sensing for Precision Agriculture ApplicationsDr. Joe Mari J. Maja, Research Sensor Engineer, Edisto Research & Education Center, Clemson University
  • – What can we Learn from UAV photogrammetry-derived 3D Surfaces?Dr. Christopher Post, Professor of Environmental Information Science, Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
  • – The UAV Research Support Program at ClemsonBlake Lytle, UAV and GIS Coordinator, Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies, Clemson University
  • – Drones for Good: Empowering Students with Technology InnovationMichael Summers, President, Clemson Mappers


  • 2:30–4 p.m.   | Lightning Talks
  • The NASA DEVELOP Program: Applied Research Opportunities for Students and Recent GraduatesJonathan O’Brien, DEVELOP Ambassador, NASA DEVELOP National Program at Langley Research Center
  • – Mapping and Validating Drinking Water Quality Data in South CarolinaDr.David Ladner, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University
  • – Interesting and Practical Uses for GIS Web ApplicationsAndrew Munn, ArcGIS Technical Support Group Lead, and Zemin Dhanani, ArcGIS Technical Support Analyst, Technical Support Team, ESRI Charlotte
  • – Student-created, Place-based Storytelling in the Geosciences with ESRI Story MapsDr. Kelly Best Lazar,Assistant Professor, Engineering & Science Education, Clemson University
  • – Charlotte Future – Integrating Technology in City PlanningProvidence Adu, Associate Planner, Charlotte Planning, Design & Development, City of Charlotte
  • – Impact of US Coal TransportDr.Michael Carbajales-Dale, Assistant Professor, and John Sherwood, Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University
  • – GIS in Traffic Safety AnalysisDr. Wayne Sarasua, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Clemson University
  • – Tracking Classical Biological Control Efforts for Management of Hemlock Woolly AdelgidDr. Joe Culin, Associate Dean of Research, Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
  • – Navigating Access at Clemson UniversityDr. Jennifer Ogle, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Clemson University
  • 4–4:40 p.m.   | Awards