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Published on: Oct 26, 2021

Penn State University Libraries will observe GIS Day — an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) — with a virtual event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

This year’s programming will highlight the geospatial research activities of Penn State faculty, staff and students. Complete information about presentations and speakers is available at the Penn State GIS Day website. Advance registration is required for all sessions, which are free and open to the public.

GIS Day programming aims to foster geospatial awareness across the University and beyond. Both new and current users of geospatial information are encouraged to attend. To see many uses of geospatial technology across domains, participants are encouraged to view the Geospatial Revolution project produced by WPSU Penn State, including their latest episode on Mapping the Pandemic

Participants are also encouraged to attend the virtual programming of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) GIS Conference on Nov. 12, which will include presentations, lightning talks, a map gallery, and social networking opportunities for individuals from BTAA institutions and beyond.  

The event is co-sponsored by Penn State’s Department of Geography and the University Libraries. For more information, contact Tara Anthony at


1:30–2 p.m.

“The Care and Feeding of Power Structures: Radical Geospatial Intelligence and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee”

Josh Inwood, Professor of Geography and Senior Research Scientist, Rock Ethics Institute

2–2:20 p.m.

”The Impact of Climate Change on Growing Season Length and Water Cycle Components”

Brandi Gaertner, Teaching Professor in Online Geospatial Education, Department of Geography

2:20–2:40 p.m.

“GIS Applications in Social Sciences: Data and Methods Used by the Computational and Spatial Analysis Core”

Yosef Bodovski, GIS Research Analyst, Computational and Spatial Analysis CoreSocial Science Research Institute

2:40–3 p.m.

“Geographies of Health Inequity”

Louisa Holmes, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

3–3:10 p.m.

“Tactile Maps and Mapping With Blind Users”

Harrison Cole, Ph.D. Candidate in Geography

3:10–3:30 p.m.

Discussion/Q & A

News Topics: CSAGIS