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University of Minnesota is Spatial: GIS and Mapping to Enhance Your Work

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015  12:00pm

Kirby Plaza, Room 175
1208 Kirby Drive
Duluth Campus

or via UMConnect: https://umconnect.umn.edu/r42693193/

Stacey Stark, MS, GISP, Director of the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will discuss the basics of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial resources at UMN. She will demonstrate where and how geospatial data is being used in facilities and operations, student life, alumni relations, and other UMN campus activity.  There will be a review of the available resources (data, tools, and expertise) and access to them at UMN. 

No background in GIS is necessary!  Come to learn how maps and geographic data affect our everyday work lives.

This Brown Bag session will be available on the P&A Senate website 24 hours after the presentation.

Date: 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

Geodesign / Changing Geography by Design

Monday, March 30, 6 PM, 100 Rapson Hall

Carl Steinitz

Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Geodesign has emerged as a new area of activity over the last decade, combining the analytical power of geographical analysis and geographical information systems (GIS) with the synthesizing power of urban design, landscape architecture, and planning. With applications across many fields, Geodesign also offers a way of bringing together disciplines to deal with the grand challenges we face on this planet. Carl Steinitz, a professor emeritus from Harvard, is the world's leading Geodesign thinker and practitioner and the author of the major book in the field, "A Framework for Geodesign."  He will be speaking on the topic of GIS and design methodology applied to regional planning and development issues. 

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