Monday, November 14, 2016 - 3:17pm

Join the University of Iowa in celebrating GIS Day 2016 on Nov. 16.

Geographical Information Systems Day (GIS Day) provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The University of Iowa plans to host a series of Geographic and Geospatial events.

Come checkout the Geographical and Sustainability Sciences GIS Instructional Lab (GISIL) open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Jessup Hall. There will be live demos featuring a Leica C10 LiDAR scanner, Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Unit, and an Augmented Reality (AR) sandbox.

Then join us for video presentations and features from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring videos cartography, geospatial technologies, and sustainability in the Iowa Theater Room of the IMU. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of CGRER.

At 5:30 p.m. in the Biosphere Discovery Hub of Macbride Hall, please join us a series of short talks discussing an array of research, and technology uses here at the University of Iowa.

  • Robert Shepard - Introducing the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal
  • Mark Pooley - Mapping 175 years of growth of Iowa City growth in 90 seconds
  • Adam Skibbe, Michelle Wienhold - Beer Caves! 3D mapping of Iowa City's historic underground
  • Ian Dunshee – Student Research
  • Charles Mowery – Student Research

There will also be GIS training announced, a geospatial analysis contest and a campus geocaching adventure!

Visit the UI GIS website for specific event announcements and more details:

Please contact with questions.