Mark your calendars for GIS Day 2016

Date: Wednesday, November 16th 2016
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location: 4th Floor Discovery Centre, MacOdrum Library

The MacOdrum Library's Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) in conjunction with the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies invite you to this annual celebration.

GIS Day is held worldwide during Geography Awareness Week, November 13th -19th, 2016.  Come and discover the world of Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the impact that geospatial thinking has in our daily lives.

Carleton University's GIS Day consists of exhibitions from local companies and organizations participating in a GIS trade show right here at Carleton including representation from Carleton alumni. This event is open to the public and for anyone with an interest in geography and the ever expanding use of GIS technology. Come discover the world through GIS.

Exhibitors & Presenters:

Presentation Schedule:

9:30 – 9:50 Opening Remarks
10:00 Morning Lightning Talks commence, Discovery Centre Room 482
10:00 – 10:20 Yvonne Collins (Carleton's Career Services) - "Networking 101"
10:20 – 10:40 Christine Charles (City of Ottawa) - "Ignite GIS - Municipal GIS Impacts"
10:40 – 11:00 Kevin Jones (PCI Geomatics) - "Historical airphoto processing to bring valuable imagery into modern day use: case study from the city of Saint John, New Brunswick"
11:00 – 11:20 Malek Singer (DGES, Carleton University) - "How well can we measure surface topography with a quad-copter and a GoPro Camera?"
11:20 – 11:40 Anna Crawford (DGES, Carleton University) - "The Canadian Ice Island Drift, Deterioration and Detection Database: documenting the fate of massive glacial ice hazards in Canadian waters"
11:40 – 12:00 Alex Federman & Natalie Miller (Carleton Immersive Media Studio) - "Documenting in the 21st Century: The Faro Focus x330 Laser Scanner"
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:00 Cake Cutting
1:00 – 1:20 Mike Ballard (Algonquin College) - "Projects - GIS Graduate Students at Algonquin College"
1:20 – 1:40 Danielle Jeddore & Alan Braidek (Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada) - "Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS)"
1:40 – 2:00                Jeff Hughes & Alana Baker (Esri Canada) - "WebGIS for Safe Communities"
2:00 - 2:20 Regie Alam (ASG Mapping Ltd) - "Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for precision agriculture - initial findings"
2:20 - 2:40 Alex Federman & Natalie Miller (Carleton Immersive Media Studio) - "Documenting in the 21st Century: The Faro Focus x330 Laser Scanner"

Additional Activities:

  • Games - Win prizes!
  • 3D Printer Demo
  • Oculus Rift Demo

Previous Events:

Contact us:

gisday@carleton.ca
Carys Carrington, 613-520-2600 ext. 2095
Rebecca Bartlett, 613-520-2600 ext. 4084​
Follow us on Twitter @GIS_Carleton