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2012 Agenda

Speaker Series
Graduate Student Luncheon
sponsored by I-cubed
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GIS Day Workshops

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GIS Day Speakers Series

All presentations will take place in Reitz Union Room 282.

9:30 Welcome by Carol McAuliffe

9:35-10:25 (3rd period)

"GIS Supported Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) in Florida" presented by Xiong Xiong (Soil and Water Science Department - UF)

"Determining the Hypsography of Lake Apopka" (tentative) presented by Bill Van Sickle (St. Johns River Water Management District)

10:40-11:30 (4th period)

"GIS for Institutional Planning and Research" presented by Noelle A. Mecoli, GISP (Senior Statistical Analyst, Office of Institutional Planning & Research - UF)

"Mapping anthrax and tracking elk: Using GIS and spatial modeling to understand wildlife disease from Montana to Botswana" presented by Jason K. Blackburn, PhD (Assistant Professor, Emerging Pathogens Institute & Department of Geography - UF)

11:45-12:35 (5th period)

"How GIS Made Both Geography and Computer Science Fun and Interesting!" presented by Steven Dicks, PhD, GISP (Bureau Chief, Information Technology Bureau - Southwest Florida Water Management District)

"Teaching GIS to children in Albania" presented by Juna Papajorgji, PhD (Department of Urban and Regional Planning - UF)

P.K. Yonge Student Map Project Winners Announced

Luncheon, Cake, and Posters

in Marston Science Library Room 107

1:00 - 1:45 FREE Graduate Student Luncheon (registration required) sponsored by i-Cubed

1:45 Cake Cutting

1:00 - 3:00 Poster Contest Voting (winner announced at 3:30)

GIS Day Workshops

in Marston Science Library Room 308 (Registration Required)

1:55 - 2:45 Google Maps MapUp

3:00 - 4:55 Geocaching 101 (GPS units provided)

4:05 - 4:55 Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)

For more information on GIS Day @ UF 2012 please contact Carol McAuliffe at (352) 273-2825 or email