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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day 2019

Nov 22

Friday, November 22, 2019

10:00 - 3:00 PM

Join the Urban Data Visualization Lab (UDVL) and the University Library on Fri., Nov. 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to celebrate GIS Day 2019 at the Richard J. Daley Library (1-470). This event is open to the public.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and visualization techniques allow us to organize, analyze and communicate data. This year, GIS Day will showcase a range of techniques exploring different aspects of Community and Global Disparities. UIC GIS Day 2019 will include a keynote speaker, talks, a panel, a poster session and competition and a hands-on workshop. 
GIS Day at UIC brings an opportunity to learn about innovative techniques and impactful applications and network with others interested in or working on a range of visualization approaches to classwork, research or professional activities.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Morning Presentations and Panel
Keynote speaker: 
Tonika Johnson; Chicago based Social Justice Artist & Founder of The Folded Map

The Folded Map Project visually connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides of Chicago, as Tonika investigates what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents. The Folded Map Project includes photographic studies, multimedia exploration with video interviews and geospatial data analysis and visualization.
Presenters (*) and Panelists: 

  • Jonathan Ozik*; Senior Scientist in the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering, University of Chicago: "Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Multi-Level Impact of CommunityRx, an Information-based Healthcare Intervention "

  • Ahoura Zandiatashbar*; Geospatial Data Scientist, Urban Data Visualization Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago: "Sectoral Disparities Among High-Tech Clusters"

  • Yolanda Richards*; Economic Development Professional, ESRI: "Visualizing Disparities Using ESRI Technologies"

  • Ivan Arenas; Associate Director for Community Partnerships, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break & Poster Exhibit on Global and Community Disparities
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Poster Winners Announcement & Closing Remarks
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hands-on Workshop: Map-indexing Disparities (IDEA Commons, Richard J. Daley Library)

Hands-on practice of a joint statistical analysis & spatial visualization procedure to simplify and reduce high-dimensional socio-economic data to compute and visualize one disparity index for Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Student Fee: $5.00
General Population: $10.00
Registration fee is waived for accepted posters. Submit abstract for poster presentation first to receive a fee waiver code.

Submit Abstract for Poster Presentation
Register for GIS Day 2019
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