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GIS Day 2015 – Celebrate with us!



GIS Day 2015 at Ryerson – A Showcase of Geographic Information System Research and Applications

Ryerson students, faculty, staff, and the local community are invited to explore and celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research and applications. Keynote presentations will outline the pervasive use of geospatial data analysis and mapping in business, municipal government, and environmental applications. Research posters, software demos, and course projects will further illustrate the benefits of GIS across all sectors of society.


Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Library Building, LIB-489, 4th Floor, 350 Victoria Street


Schedule and Keynote Presentations:

1:00 pm  – Kick-off and welcome address (1:25 pm)

1:30 pm – Dr. Namrata Shrestha, Senior Landscape Ecologist, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority

2:00 pm –  Posters and demos

2:30 pm – Andrew Lyszkiewicz, Program Manager, Information & Technology Division, City of Toronto

3:00 pm – Posters and demos

3:30 pm – Matthew Cole, Manager, Business Geomatics, and William Davis, Cartographer and Data Analyst, The Toronto Star

4:00 pm – GIS Day cake

Research & project exhibits include:

Live demos:

  • The Neptis Geoweb (Neptis Foundation)
  • Augmented-reality sandbox (Digital Media Experience lab)
  • Scholars GeoPortal and Simply Map Canada (Geospatial Map and Data Centre)
  • Geovisualization projects (Master of Spatial Analysis students)


  • 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


Coffee/tea and snacks will be available throughout the afternoon.
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