Events and Conferences
GIS Day 2015
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
10 am–5:45 pm
Morning workshops: Instruction Lab 2105 (2nd floor)
Afternoon program: Room 7200 (7th Floor) W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby
GIS Day is an annual worldwide celebration devoted to building community around GIS (geographic information systems) and showcasing the many uses of GIS in research and society. It's no longer only geographers who want to represent their research spatially via maps: researchers across disciplines are increasingly using GIS in their work. GIS is a set of tools and data that allows for the visualization and exploration of information across space (and sometimes time) so that patterns and correlations can be observed, articulated, and understood. A map can communicate in seconds what could take hours to make sense of—or be missed altogether—on a spreadsheet.
GIS Day at SFU on November 18th is an excellent way to gain an overview of GIS and exposure to some of the exciting ways it is being used across disciplines and domains. It's also an excellent opportunity to meet other researchers!