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GIS Day 2014 – Celebrate with us!

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The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and
the Library’s Geospatial Map and Data Centre present

GIS Day at Ryerson

19 November 2014, 1pm-5pm, LIB489

We welcome Ryerson students, faculty, and staff, and the local community to a celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research and applications on this year’s global GIS Day.
The event takes place on the 4th floor of the Toronto Metropolitan University Library & Archives, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto.

Keynote presentations (approx. half an hour each):

1:30pm            Gillian Woolmer – Assistant Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

2:30pm            Harvey Low – Manager, Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto

3:30pm            Tony Lea – Senior Vice President and Chief Methodologist, Environics Analytics

Research & project exhibits:

Live demos

– Scholar’s GeoPortal and SimplyMap (Dan Jakubek and Noel Damba, Ryerson Library/GMDC)

– QGIS, OpenStreetMap, and “Geo for All” (Claus Rinner and Eric Vaz, Ryerson/Geography)

– The Neptis Geoweb – Engagement by Visualization (Vishan Guyadeen, Neptis Foundation)

– Thought Spot – A Crowdsourced Map of Health and Wellness Services for Students (Heather Hart, Ryerson/Geography & Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)


A selection of recent conference posters by Ryerson faculty and students:

– GIS application examples in the Toronto area

– Geography Awareness Week and the BA in Geographic Analysis

Student course work exhibits:


– Draft project presentations from SA8904, GIS Project Management, Master of Spatial Analysis

– Draft map posters from SA8905, Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Master of Spatial Analysis


A light snack will be available starting at 2pm.

Contact: Claus Rinner <> or Daniel Jakubek <>