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Nov. 16: UCLA GIS Day 2016 — 'A Sense of Place'

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UCLA aerial photo
UCLA Department of Geography

An aerial photo exhibit captures UCLA's evolution between 1918 and 1971.

Discover the potential of geographic information systems at UCLA GIS Day 2016: Sense of Place,  presented by UCLA's Institute for Digital Research and Education, the UCLA Library and additional campus partners on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Charles Young Research Library. 

Whether you’ve never used GIS before or you consider yourself an expert, you’re invited to:

  • See a UCLA Department of Geography aerial photo exhibit that captures the growth and evolution of UCLA between 1918 and 1971;
  • Hear from TEDxUCLA speakers Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, UCLA associate professor in the departments of history and African-American Studies who incorporates GIS visualization into her research, and department of geography cartographic consultant Matt Zebrowski;
  • Take part in a “Mapathon,” using GIS tools to digitally connect and map areas of the developing world that have yet to be digitized, in conjunction with Missing Maps, a humanitarian organization that helps to map areas in the developing world to assist international NGOs better address crises in these places.

The event is free but space is limited. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. To attend, RSVP here.

 

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