University Libraries to Host GIS Day Celebration Nov. 14 in Student Union


The University Libraries will host an Open House on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in ARKU 504 in celebration of GIS Day, an annual, internationally recognized event promoting Geographic Information Systems technology and its applications. 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. This event is free and open to the campus community.

GIS Day will feature presentations, posters, a book display, and light refreshments.

Event Schedule

Opening remarks
11 – 11:15 a.m.
Session I Presentations
11:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Break for posters, book display, and refreshments
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Session II Presentations
12:45 – 1:50 p.m.
Closing remarks
1:50 – 2 p.m.

Session I Presentations

Joshua Youngblood, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University Libraries Special Collections
Unfolding Map Research: Using old books for new investigations
Greg Herman, Associate Professor of Architecture, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
The Fay Jones House: An alternative blueprint for an American house
Noah Billig, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
Using GIS as an analysis tool to inform designs in landscape architecture studios
Rachel Linck, Graduate Student, Geosciences (Co-Author: Shelby Linck, M.A. Public History)
GIS mapping of Arkansas's historic buildings potentially at-risk for flooding during extreme rainfall events
Dr. Michael Popp, Professor, and Karen Lindsay, Research Associate, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Economic Feasibility of Tractor Guidance Systems: An Interactive Spreadsheet Tool Approach to Analyzing Feasibility

Session II Presentations

Dr. Amanda Ashworth, Faculty, Dept. of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences/USDA-ARS
Spatially Variable Landscape Attributes Impact Preferential Grazing in Silvopastoral Systems
Dr. Phillip Owens, Faculty, Dept. of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences/USDA-ARS
Digital Soil Mapping for Central America to Improve Small Holder Farm Production
Dr. Kabindra Adhikari, Post-Doctoral Associate, Dept. of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Geostatistical mapping of metal element distributions across the conterminous USA
Taslima Akter, Graduate Student, Civil Engineering
Data Displays for DOT applications: Truck GPS Data
Dr. Ken Kvamme, Professor, Anthropology
GIS as a Geophysical Data Processor
Seth Price, Graduate Student, Environmental Dynamics
Raster Processing and Spatial Analysis: Classic Methods Improved by GIS


Kristine Nagy, Graduate Student, Geosciences
Geospatial Analysis of the Influence of Wastewater Disposal on the Recent Seismicity in Oklahoma
Hafid Nanis, Graduate Student, Geosciences
Hazard Assessment for the Construction Site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

GIS-Day Book Display 2018

  • Austin, Robert F., David P. DiSera, and Talbot J. Brooks. GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection. 2016.
  • Dixon, Barnali, and Venkatesh Uddameri. GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering. 2016.
  • Hanson, W. S., and Ioana A. Oltean. Archaeology from Historical Aerial and Satellite Archives. New York: Springer, 2013.
  • Ivan, Igor. The Rise of Big Spatial Data. 2017.
  • Quattrochi, Dale A., Elizabeth A. Wentz, Nina Siu Ngan Lam, and Charles W. Emerson. Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS. 2017.
  • Shen, Zhenjiang. Geospatial Techniques in Urban Planning. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
  • Sinha, A. Krishna. Societal Challenges and Geoinformatics. Boulder, Colo: Geological Society of America, 2011.
  • Tomlin, C. Dana. GIS and Cartographic Modeling. Redlands, Calif: Esri Press, 2013.
  • Travis, Charles, and Alexander von Lünen. The Digital Arts and Humanities: Neogeography, Social Media and Big Data Integrations and Applications. 2016.
  • Wegmann, Martin, Benjamin Leutner, and Stefan Werner Dech. Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists: Using Open Source Software. 2016.

Archived GIS Days