About the day
GIS Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and community.
Conference date: Wednesday, November 16 2022
Organized by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia Libraries, GIS Day 2022 will feature:
- a series of online presentations (via Zoom)
- a post-GIS Day workshop on participatatory mapping (in person)
- a Mapathon (hybrid)
Registration is for free but required. The link below will direct you to UBC's GIS Day page where you can register at the bottom.
The schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Presentations and lightning talks
8:50 to 9:00 Welcome
9:00 to 9:20 A Collaborative Model for Data Sharing, Steve Mark, Eden McDonald-Yale, Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICIS)
9:20 to 9:40 Automated "Dial Before You Dig" (BC1C), Herman Louie, City of Burnaby
9:40 to 9:50 Q&A
9:50 to 10:00 Break
10:00 to 10:20 Teaching GIS with video games in immersive digital twin worlds, Paul Pickell, UBC
10:20 to 10:40 Student-led design and development of GIS labs for teaching Forestry, Paul Pickell, Honghong Li, Marcellus Wang, Kailey Chelswick, Han Yan, UBC
10:40 to 10:50 Q&A
10:50 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 11:20 Reroutes of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Near Hannegan Pass, Lauren Holzman, UBC
11:20 to 11:25 Trucks with Lasers: Mapping the Wilderness, Jay H. Matsushiba, SFU
11:25 to 11:30 Delineating Grassland in British Columbia, Tsz Wing, Ng (Jackie), UBC
11:30 to 11:40 Q&A
11:40 to 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 to 13:20 ArcGIS in gerontology: exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia at the neighborhood scale, Mohammadjavad Nouri, SFU
13:20 to 13:40 GIS in SFU Facilities Services, Jessica Li, SFU
13: 40 to 13:50 Q&A
13:50 to 14:10 Regional Seismic Risk for Dense Urban Centers in Vancouver, Preetish Kakoty, UBC
14:10 to 14:30 After the flames: leveraging the power of GIS to predict future wildfire-related risks, Brendan P. Murphy, SFU
14:30 to 14:50 Colorweaving: Thematic mapping for the complexities of geography, Luke Bergmann, UBC, and David O’Sullivan, Victoria University of Wellington
14:50 to 15:00 Q&A
Presenters and abstracts
Steve Mark, Eden McDonald-Yale, Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICIS)
Herman Louie, City of Burnaby
Paul Pickell, UBC
Paul Pickell, Honghong Li, Marcellus Wang, Kailey Chelswick, Han Yan, UBC
Lauren Holzman, UBC
Jay H. Matsushiba, SFU
Tsz Wing, Ng (Jackie), UBC
Mohammadjavad Nouri, SFU
Jessica Li, SFU
Preetish Kakoty, UBC
Brendan P. Murphy, SFU
Luke Bergmann, UBC, and David O’Sullivan, Victoria University of Wellington
Map-making is often privileged as a domain for experts only. Join us for a workshop and conversation that disrupts that! Participatory mapping approaches seek to include and empower communities in mapping their own knowledge.This workshop will be hosted by SFU CERi (Community-Engaged Research Initiative) at 312 Main St, Vancouver. We hope that this workshop also provides an opportunity for researchers, community members, and students to socialize and learn from each other. Light refreshment will be provided.
Note: this is a hybrid event -- you can attend in person or online.
Join us for an open mapping party hosted by UBC Geography Students’ Association YouthMappers chapter!
You’re invited to participate in an open map editing session to help improve the information found in OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is an openly accessible map-based dataset covering the globe, and is built and maintained by volunteers. Join us as we guide you through the steps to edit OpenStreetMap data and submit your changes for the next steps in quality control. The session will begin by a short introductory session by UBC Geography Students’ Association YouthMappers chapter, so everyone will become familiar with the editing process. No previous experience is necessary. Information to learn more about OpenStreetMap will be emailed to registrants before the event.
Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend!
No software technical requirements are necessary, other than to have a good internet connection and an internet browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
- WHEN: 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, November 21, 2022
- WHERE: Koerner Library Room 548, University of British Columbia Vancouver
GIS Day Organizing Team
Evan Thornberry (UBC Library)
Paul Lesack (UBC Library)
Haitao Li (UBC Forestry)
Sarah Zhang (SFU Library)