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.
- 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.