GIS Day 2017

GIS Day, celebrating the applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial technologies
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ARKU 504, Lewis E. Epley, Jr. Meeting Room
GIS Day is open to anyone within the campus community. You are invited to join the celebration and learn how GIS is used by others on campus and in the local area.

The University Libraries are pleased to host GIS Day, an annual, internationally-recognized event promoting GIS technology and its applications. Geographic information systems link the “what” (information) to the “where” (location), making GIS one way to effectively visualize and analyze data. The open house is an opportunity to communicate knowledge, explore collaboration with other departments, and learn how different disciplines at the university use GIS and geospatial technologies in their research and beyond.

GIS Day will feature faculty, guest speakers, and graduate students presenting lightning talks and short lectures, interactive technology demonstrations, a book display, and light refreshments.

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.Open break
11:10 – 11:15 p.m.Opening remarks by Joel Thornton
Head, Instruction and Liaison Services
11:15 – 12:20 p.m.Session I: Speakers followed by Q&A
12:20 – 12:50 p.m.Open break for refreshments
12:50 – 1:45 p.m.Session II: Speakers followed by Q&A
1:45 – 1:50 p.m.Closing remarks by Jonathan Torres
Business Librarian
1:50 – 2:00 p.m.Open break
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Tour the Air National Guard RAZORBack PAD Trailer, parked on pavers west of Old Main and east of the Fulbright Peace Fountain

*During open breaks, attendees are encouraged to view a GIS Day book display, as well as a poster titled "A GIS-Based Triggerless Approach for Modeling Mass Wasting Susceptibility" Imagery by geosciences graduate student Kyle Rowden.

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11:15 – 11:20
Dr. Rhodora G. Vennarucci, Assistant Professor, Classical Studies:
Holistic Approach to Roman Craft Production at Marzuolo

11:20 – 11:35
Malcom Williamson, Research Associate, CAST:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Arkansas

11:35 – 11:40
Kyle Urquhart, Graduate Student, Anthropology:
Identification of Ancient Agriculture in Crop Marks from Multispectral Satellite Imagery

11:40 – 11:45
Dr. Ken Kvamme, Professor, Anthropology:
Archaeological Applications Using GIS

11:45 – 11:50
Rachel Linck, Graduate Student, Geosciences:
A Brief Introduction on Using GIS with Agent Based Modeling

11:50 – 12:05
Gun Coaty, GIS Technician, City of Fayetteville:
911 GIS for the City of Fayetteville

12:05 – 12:10
Forrest Follett, Graduate Student, Classical Studies:
Using ArcGIS to Prepare Data for Display in Unity3D

12:10 – 12:20
Q&A session


12:50 – 12:55
Ken McCown, Professor, Landscape Architecture:
Big Data and Bricolage

12:55 – 1:00
Hafid Nanis, Graduate Student, Geosciences:
Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS to Study Lake Oscillations in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia

1:00 – 1:15
Dr. Jami J. Lockhart, Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey:
Multiscale GIS in Arkansas Archeology

1:15 – 1:20
Taslima Akter, Graduate Student, Civil Engineering:
Use of Anonymous Truck GPS Data to Understand Freight Flows

1:20 – 1:25
Dr. Mohamed Aly, Assistant Professor, Geosciences:
InSAR Methods and Applications

1:25 – 1:30
Zachary Asbury, Graduate Student, Geosciences:
A Geospatial Study of the Drought Impact on Surface Water Reservoirs: Study Cases from Texas and California

1:30 – 1:35
Greg Johnson, Lt Col, Arkansas Air National Guard:
RAZORBack PAD: Remote Air, Zonal Operations, Reach Back - Processing, Assessment & Dissemination

1:35 – 1:45
Q&A session


Kyle Rowden, Graduate Student, Geosciences:
A GIS-Based Triggerless Approach for Modeling Mass Wasting Susceptibility

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