Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT - Call for Presenters for the Skidmore GIS Conference

This just in from Alexander Chaucer up at Skidmore College...

The Skidmore College interdisciplinary GIS center (iGIS) will be hosting the 3rd annual regional liberal arts GIS conference at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Friday, January 11th, 2008. We will be focusing on creative new applications of GIS, for example, applying the time dimension to GIS, and also discussing new low cost GIS distribution/viewer options available for today's liberal arts classroom. The afternoon session will focus on GIS community building, both on campus and between campuses.


9:30 AM: Welcome and refreshments

10:00 AM to Noon: Space and Time - GIS and the time dimension, low cost GIS distribution/viewer options for the classroom, and other creative new GIS topics and applications.

Noon to 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: How can academic GIS programs form a community of GIS users on their campus, so that GIS use becomes more interdisciplinary and exposes new students to GIS as a tool/area for research? Additionally, what can be done to help create a GIS user community between liberal arts colleges, for the sharing of ideas and best practices?


If you would like to give a brief presentation on GIS and the time dimension, low cost data distribution/viewers for GIS data in the classroom, or if you have another new creative use of GIS that you think might be appropriate for this forum, please let me know so I can put you on the schedule.

Please send your thoughts to me at achaucer@skidmore.edu. More details to follow in a couple of weeks.

We look forward to seeing you on January 11th.

Alex Chaucer - Skidmore College

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