GIS Day 2007

The University Libraries and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies hosted an open house to recognize Geographic Information Systems Day in the second floor atrium area of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. GIS Day is an international event designed to showcase real-world applications of GIS technology.

Every half hour throughout the event, presenters in the EAST lab demonstrated information and techniques designed to improve the use of GIS technology, including mapping with Airborne Camera System, the generation of high resolution DEM from field-gathered total station data, dental topography in the genus pan, and extending a natural language interface with geospatial queries as well as an overview of the Arkansas Watershed Information System and GIS in fieldwork on the island of Dominica.

At the same time, presenters in the geomatics classrooms (JBHT 228/231) demonstrated local GIS services and technologies, including the city of Fayetteville Geographic Information Systems and Interactive Maps and the Arkansas GeoStor and Picture Arkansas.

Poster presentations in the atrium provided examples of real-world projects, such as GIS in Arkansas Archeological Survey projects, the Ozarks Rivers Program, CORONA satellite imagery in Middle Eastern archeology, and the ground water Potentiometric surface project.

11/14/2007, J. B. Hunt Center for Academic Excellence

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