21st Annual GIS Day @ KU

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VIRTUAL EVENT — Wednesday, November 16, 2022

GIS Day @ KU is part of a nationwide event to promote awareness of geographic information systems (GIS), and how we use this evolving tool to analyze our world. We continue our tradition of bringing together a community of GIS users from academia, business and government. GIS Day @ KU is FREE and open to all.

See the event schedule below or download the schedule here.

Schedule of Events
Time Speaker
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Speech

David B. Mechem

Professor, Chair

Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, University of Kansas

9:15 - 10:00"What s Truth?: When GIS Data Representing the Same Features Don't Agree"

James A. Stewart

GIS Manager

Kansas Department of Transportation

10:15 - 11:00"Utilizing Low-Cost Drone LiDAR for Topographical Survey: A Case Study"

Christian Stallings

Director of Operations


11:15 - 12:00"Cloud Computing and Interactive Mapping with Geemap and Leafmap"

Qiusheng Wu

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography and Sustainability

University of Tennessee

1:00 - 1:45"Latest Advances in Web GIS and Mobile GIS"

Pinde Fu

Software Developer/Team Lead/Book Author at Ersi

Adjunct Faculty at Harvard University Extension

2:00 - 2:45"The NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit: GIS Use in Tornado Damage Surveys"

Daniel Reese


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service - Topeka