GIS Day highlights geography, data, vampires

Spatial analysis and vampires are topics covered during GIS Day Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. The programs on global information systems are part of the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 15-21.

A GIS Research Showcase features how the geographic information system is used around campus. The showcase is set for 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m.

Darren Hayunga, an assistant professor in finance and real estate, will explain GIS use for spatial statistics, spatial econometrics and statistics in research. His talk begins at noon.

Josh Been, GIS librarian, leads the whimsical, hands-on workshop “Vampires in North America: Map Settlements and Migration Patterns” from 3-5 p.m. in B-20/21 of the Central Library. The workshop uses the “Twilight” books for data.

Participants can play games, win prizes and partake of the giant GIS Day cake.

GIS Day is free and open to the public. Register to attend.

Source: MavWire

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