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Join us at GIS Day on Friday November 20

GIS Day at Trent University Library

As part of its ongoing commitment to support the development and integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across academic disciplines, Trent University Library's Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MaDGIC) is celebrating GIS Day, with a series of events. These include research talks by faculty, graduate students, library personnel and representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Between November 16 through to November 28 there will be a map exhibit featuring some of the best GIS work by students and faculty from many disciplines.

GIS Day is a great opportunity to learn more about the work being done on campus by our diverse community of researchers. Talks by faculty and students will include how GIS is used to support research in archeology, local history, environment, wildlife research and much more. The library will also review the software, scholarships and services we offer in support of GIS research and teaching, as well as demonstrate some exciting new projects we are working on using GIS and other spatial technologies.

Schedule of Research Talks:

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Room 107.2 A.J.M. Smith Conference Room, First Floor, Thomas J. Bata Library

Everyone is welcome. GIS Day cake will be served!

9:30     Dr. Neil Emery, Vice President Research & International

            Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:35     Geoff Andrews, Greg Young, Barbara Znamirowski, Trent Library Maps,

            Data & Government Information Centre

            Building research partnerships: MaDGIC services and recent projects

9:50     Dr. James Conolly, Dept. of Anthropology & Director, Frost Centre

             Paleoshorelines and wetlands of the Early Kawartha Lakes ---

             implications for historical human ecology

10:05   Dr. Oumer Ahmed, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Trent University 

            Unmanned aerial vehicle geomatics solutions to support precision agriculture

            and forestry operations in Canada

10:20  Simon Paul, Graduate, Trent University

           The spatial distribution of sawn lumber production in Peterborough County:

           mapping historic census data (1851-1901)

10:35   Break: GIS Day Cake and Discussion

11:00   Dr. Bruce Pond, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

            Drawing lines: spatial behaviours reveal two ecotypes of woodland caribou

11:15   Dr. Catarina Ferreira, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Trent University

            Applications of GIS to the study of terrestrial mammal ecology and conservation

11:30   Hazel Cathcart, Research Assistant, Environmental & Life Sciences, Trent University

            Critical loads of acidity for 90,000 northern Saskatchewan lakes:
            A novel approach for mapping acid sensitivity and critical loads

11:45   Chris Dillon, M.Sc. Candidate, Trent University

            2014 Esri Canada Scholarship Recipient

            Exploration of satellite derived bathymetry: methodologies and modelling of World View 2 imagery

            Peter McLaren, Education Solutions, Ontario Region, ESRI Canada

            ESRI Scholarship Presentation

12:00 - 12:30     Questions and Conclusion

Exhibit: Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 27

An exhibit of  projects completed by students, faculty, library personnel, and community partners will be mounted in the foyer of Thomas J. Bata Library between November 16 and November 27.  The exhibit provides an opportunity to take a closer look at how GIS and other spatial technologies are being used by the Trent University community and surrounding agencies and partners.

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