The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and
the Library’s Geospatial Map and Data Centre present
GIS Day at Ryerson
19 November 2014, 1pm-5pm, LIB489
We welcome Ryerson students, faculty, and staff, and the local community to a celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research and applications on this year’s global GIS Day.
The event takes place on the 4th floor of the Ryerson University Library & Archives, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto.
Keynote presentations (approx. half an hour each):
1:30pm Gillian Woolmer – Assistant Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
2:30pm Harvey Low – Manager, Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto
3:30pm Tony Lea – Senior Vice President and Chief Methodologist, Environics Analytics
Research & project exhibits:
– Scholar’s GeoPortal and SimplyMap (Dan Jakubek and Noel Damba, Ryerson Library/GMDC)
– QGIS, OpenStreetMap, and “Geo for All” (Claus Rinner and Eric Vaz, Ryerson/Geography)
– The Neptis Geoweb – Engagement by Visualization (Vishan Guyadeen, Neptis Foundation)
– Thought Spot – A Crowdsourced Map of Health and Wellness Services for Students (Heather Hart, Ryerson/Geography & Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
A selection of recent conference posters by Ryerson faculty and students:
– GIS application examples in the Toronto area
– Geography Awareness Week and the BA in Geographic Analysis
Student course work exhibits:
– Draft project presentations from SA8904, GIS Project Management, Master of Spatial Analysis
– Draft map posters from SA8905, Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Master of Spatial Analysis
A light snack will be available starting at 2pm.