GIS Day

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The UCLA Library is joining the nationwide celebration of GIS Day 2015, an international effort designed to showcase real-world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) used in different disciplines and application domains.

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. At UCLA we will showcase projects using GIS in different topical areas and disciplines in the Research Commons on the first floor of the Charles E. Young Research Library.

Projects include:

  • "New UCLA GIS Certificate Program and Future Careers" by Michael Shin
  • "New UCLA Geoportal" by NIck Burkart, Yoh Kawano, Albert Kochaphum, Andy Rutkowski
  • “Mapping Species Richness in Los Angeles” by Thomas Gillespie
  • “The Energy Atlas” by Hannah Gustafson
  • “Interactive Topographic Map of Indexes of the World” by Maritza Reyes
  • “Social Cartography of a Peasant Riverine Community in the Brazilian Amazon Region” by Gabriel Locke Suchodolski
  • “Explore Miracle Mile” by Hee Jae Choi
  • "Architecture and Urban Design for the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge 2050" by Ryan A. Doyle, Çağdaş Delen
  • “ElfYelp: Geolocated Topic Models for Pattern in a Large Folklore Corpus” by Peter Broadwell
  • “Mapping Light Rail – An Insight on Potential Ridership” by Steven Martinez
  • "Testing the Impact of Terrain and Hydrology on Tidal Change" by Lilly Thomas
  • “Olympics Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Heidi Alexander, Chantiri Ramirez Resendiz, Louis Monteils, William Davis