CT GIS Day at Yale 2017

CT GIS Day at Yale 2017

November 15, 8:30 AM-4 PM, with Mappy Hour to follow

Organized by Yale University and the Connecticut GIS Network


Explore mapping innovations with the Connecticut and Yale GIS communities! This day-long celebration–part of international GIS Day, which showcases applications of geographic information systems (GIS) technology worldwide–includes panel discussions, presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and a GIS Day Cake Reception. 

To register to attend all or part of GIS Day, please visit https://ctgisdayatyale2017.eventbrite.com

The complete schedule of events, including room numbers, in now available online! 


Present at CT GIS Day at Yale

Poster and Story Map Contests

There will be a digital poster session on display throughout the day as well as a digital story map contest. Submit your map and you may win an Amazon gift card! Deadline: midnight, November 14.

Submit to the CT GIS Day Poster Contest

Submit to the CT GIS Day Story Map Contest


Present at CT GIS Day at Yale

Google Earth Engine Lightning Talks

Submit a proposal for a 3-minute Lightning Talk on an Earth Engine Project. The talks will be presented during a breakout session at CT GIS Day. You may choose to introduce a spatial analysis project done using Earth Engine or delve more deeply into an aspect of the work.


Schedule of Events

In addition to the events below, there will be a Vendor Display (8:00-12:50) and a Map Contest Display (8:00-2:25) in The Knob, on the third floor of Kroon Hall. 

The full schedule, including detailed location information, is available for download.

Speaker bios can be found here.

Time Event Speakers Location
8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Registration   The Knob, Kroon Hall
9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks Karen C. Seto (Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science; Senior Associate Dean of Research; Director of Doctoral Studies) Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
9:10-10:00 Keynote: Yale Climate Opinion Maps Jennifer Marlon (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)  Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
10:00-10:50 Panel: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Real-World Applications Jennifer Marlon (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication), Jennifer Vasi (Travelers Insurance), Emily Wilson (UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research), Tyler Kleykamp (State of Connecticut Chief Data Officer) Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
10:50-11:00 Break    
11:00-2:25

Workshop: GDAL/OGR and PKTools

Workshop participants will join the rest of the attendees for lunch, 12-12:50 in The Knob.

Giuseppe Amatulli (Yale University) S57 Seminar Room, Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
11:00-2:25

Workshop: Intro to Esri ArcGIS Pro

Workshop participants will join the rest of the attendees for lunch, 12-12:50 in The Knob.

Adam Ziegler (Esri) Room 39, Sage Hall
11:00-11:30 Presentation: Abaaraha: Crisis Mapping for Somalia Issa Muhammed Hassan (Abaaraha), Mahad Malingur (Abaaraha)  Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall 
11:30-12:00 Panel: Emergency Preparedness: Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Best

Deqo Mohamed (Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation), Issa Muhammed Hassan (Abaaraha),

Mahad Malingur (Abaaraha), Carolyn Commons (Ushahidi

Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
12:00-12:50 Lunch   The Knob, Kroon Hall
12:50-1:35

Breakout Session #1:

Open Data Governance

Daryl Jones (Comptroller, City of New Haven), James Hackett (Yale Police Department) Kroon 319 
12:50-1:35 Breakout Session #1: Mapping Our Natural Capital Greg Ostrinki (Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound), Mike Towle (WestCOG) Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall
12:50-1:35 Breakout Session #1: Google Earth Engine Lightning Talks   Kroon G01
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: Technology Brett Flodine (GIS Project Leader, City of Hartford), Edward Juarbe (GIS Analyst II, Norwich Public Utilities), Emily Wilson (UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research) Kroon 319 
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: Mapping the Urban Fabric Molly Burhans (Executive Director, GoodLands), Mike Sullivan (WestCOG), Mark Goetz (MetroCOG) Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: Rare Maps Viewing Raymond Clemens (Curator, Early Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library) Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
2:25-2:45 Break    
2:45-4:30 GIS Day Cake Reception Susan Gibbons (University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication) Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
4:30-6:00 Mappy Hour (sponsored by NEURISA)   Mory’s, 306 York Street

Logistics and Locations

  • The dress code for this event is business casual. 
  • Guest wireless access will be available in all locations.
  • Participants in the GDAL/OGR and PKTools workshop should bring a laptop with necessary software installed (https://goo.gl/pzsDTo). 

CT GIS Day at Yale will be held in a number of locations on the Yale campus, with most events occurring on Science Hill (Kroon Hall, Sage Hall, CSSSI). Please consult this map for locations and parking.

The Knob and Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (directions to 195 Prospect Street)

Sage Hall (directions to 205 Prospect Street)

Center for Science and Social Science Information, concourse level of Kline Biology Tower (directions to 219 Prospect Street)

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (directions to 121 Wall Street)

Mory’s (directions to 306 York Street)


Planners and Sponsors of CT GIS Day at Yale

CT GIS Day at Yale is coordinated by planners from Yale University Library, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, The Spatial Collective, University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), and Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG).   

CT GIS Day at Yale is sponsored by the Yale University Library, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA).