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

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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