November 17, 3PM, NATIONAL GIS DAY

National GIS Day Celebration November 17th, 2010, 3:00 – 5:00PM Paley Library Lecture Hall Agenda: 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Presentations 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Reception On Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, join Temple University Libraries in celebrating it’s 2nd Annual National GIS Day. The two hour event will begin at 3:00 PM with presentations by invited speakers, followed with a reception. Our first speaker, Dr. Amy Hillier, is an Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning at PennDesign, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, where she teaches classes on the application of GIS in city planning, urban studies, public health, and social work. She is also is one of the faculty co-directors at the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory (CML), where she works with other faculty to integrate GIS into projects dealing with obesity, gun violence, pre-term birth, and injuries to children. One of her current projects is recreating the old 7th ward of Philadelphia studied by W.E.B. Du Bois in 1896 for his classic book, The Philadelphia Negro, using GIS, archival records, and 1900 census data to create an online mapping system and curriculum materials for high school and college students. Our 2nd speaker, Professor Jim Querry, is an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University, where he teaches introductory and advanced undergraduate GIS courses in the Department of Architecture. He is also the GIS Director at City of Philadelphia, where he directs a citywide, cross-departmental collaboration in enterprise GIS to enable City departments and related agencies to increase their productivity, effectiveness and delivery of services to city residents. In 2008, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, he received the prestigious Presidents’ Award at the 2008 ESRI International User Conference, given to honor the city for its leadership and innovation in developing enterprise geographic information system (GIS) deployments that improve numerous government functions and city services. The presentations will be followed by a reception with light fare and opportunities to meet the speakers and other guests.

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