GIS Day 2023 Celebration

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Join the UT Austin community in recognizing GIS Day 2023 on Wednesday, November 15th in the brand new Scholars Lab in PCL! GIS Day is an internationally acknowledged annual event held each November on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness week. It is a day dedicated to appreciating, discussing, and learning about GIS (geographic information system) technology and all that it enables. This year our theme is celebrating open geospatial science and we are excited to see how students, faculty, and staff are incorporating open science practices into their GIS work while also providing opportunities for attendees to learn about services and resources that support open science on campus.

Through our UT GIS Day events this year we hope to raise the profile of the innovative GIS work being carried out by the UT campus community. We look forward to partnering with the Department of Geography and the Environment, Location Information Services and UT Open Source Program Office (UT-OSPO), and and HELIOS (Higher Education Leadership Initiative for Open Scholarship) who we will be coordinating with on this event. If you are interested in participating, go ahead and reserve 12:00 to 5pm on your calendar on Wednesday 11/15 and consider attending our social hour at 5pm after our formal series of events concludes.

Poster Presentation Competition and Proposal Form
To highlight the innovative geospatial research being carried out here at UT Austin, we are inviting all members of the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) to share a poster highlighting a project that makes use of GIS or involves geospatial data. Submit the proposal form below if you are interested in participating in the poster session which will take place on Wednesday 11/15 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Scholars Lab in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL). Currently enrolled UT students are eligible to compete in a poster competition that will have awards for the top 3 posters. To go along with our theme of celebrating open geospatial science, student presenters are also eligible for special recognition awards for all posters containing a section that highlights how the project they focus on has a connection to open science practices (use of open source software, sharing of research data, open access publishing, etc.). The deadline for poster submissions is Friday, November 3rd. Click the button below to complete the short poster proposal form. We look forward to seeing your posters!

Event Schedule
Event Time Presenters
Geospatial Technologies Demo 12:00pm - 12:30pm Markus Hogue (UT Location Information Services)
HELIOS & Open Science 12:30pm - 1:00pm Caitlin Carter (HELIOS) and Kevin Worthington (Colorado State University)
GIS Workshop 1pm - 1:45pm Alex Marden (UT Libraries)
Lightning Talks 1:45pm - 2:00pm UT Libraries, LIS, and UT-OSPO
GIS Career Panel 2pm - 3:00pm Various
Poster Competition 3pm - 3:45pm Various
UTL MGCE Fellowship Awards 3:45 - 4:00pm UT Libraries
Keynote Talk 4:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Qiusheng Wu (University of Tennessee)

Location: Scholars Lab in PCL Library

A social hour at 5pm will follow UT GIS Day events (Location TBA, but will be close to campus)

Date and Time
Nov. 15, 2023, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library
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