Register for upcoming hands-on workshops!

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Registration is open for the first 2 sessions of the Adventures in Geospatial Technology workshop series: Explore ArcGIS Pro, March 22nd 12-2pm, and Getting to Know Geographic Data, April 5th or 6th.  All the details are on the Workshops page.

GIS in Higher Education Summit

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GIS Friends and Colleagues are invited to participate in the 9th Annual GIS in Higher Education Summit, on Thursday, March 30, 2017, hosted by the Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University.

The Summit brings together GIS-oriented faculty, instructors, and students from across Colorado (and beyond) to share best practices, discuss common challenges, and strengthen our network of colleagues. It is also an opportunity to propose any action items that could be addressed or prioritized as a group.

This year we are honored to have as our lunchtime keynote speaker Dr. Lee Schwartz. As Geographer of the United States, Dr. Schwartz holds the position of the Director of the Office of The Geographer and Global Issues in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. (Note that Dr. Schwartz will also be presenting a public lecture that evening, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) Auditorium A101.

There is no cost to attend the Summit, but we ask that you register here by March 22, for our planning purposes.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Morgan Library Event Hall

9:00 – 9:30          Registration

9:30 – 9:45          Intro and Welcome

9:45 – 10:30        Presentation and Discussion: Ethics and Spatial Data: Equity, access and efforts to limit the use of spatial data for science for decision making

10:45 – 11:30       Panel: Colorado Geospatial Data Repository

11:45 – 12:30       Lunch & Table Top(ic) Discussions: Topics TBD

12:30 – 1:30         “Spatial Thinking, Applied Geography, and Statecraft”, Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the U.S.

1:30 – 2:30            Short presentations from attendees

2:30 – 3:30           Break out room discussions:

1) Tools and Technical Updates

2) Teaching Methods and Resources

3) Meet the Geographer of the US

3:30 – 4:00            Whole Group: Reports from discussions and future plans

4:00 – 5:15            Happy Hour

5:30 – 6:30           Public Lecture: “Geography, Maps and Foreign Policy – Perspectives from the State Department Geographer”, Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) A-101 Auditorium