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Yale GISday 2017

CT GIS Day at Yale 2017

November 15, 8:30 AM-6 PM


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

Schedule of Events

Time Event Speakers Location
8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Registration   The Knob
9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks CT GIS Day at Yale Planning Committee Burke Auditorium
9:10-10:00 Keynote Jennifer Marlon (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)  Burke Auditorium
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
10:50-11:00 Break    

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) C27, Center for Science and Social Science Information 
11:00-11:30 Presentation: Abaaraha: Crisis Mapping for Somalia Issa Muhammed Hassan (Abaaraha), Mahad Malingur (Abaaraha)  Burke Auditorium 
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
12:00-12:50 Lunch   The Knob

Breakout Session #1:

Open Data Governance

Daryl Jones (Comptroller, City of New Haven), James Hackett (Yale Police Department)  
12:50-1:35 Breakout Session #1: Mapping Our Natural Capital Greg Ostrinki (Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound), Mike Towle (WestCOG)  
12:50-1:35 Breakout Session #1: Google Earth Engine Lightning Talks    
12:50-1:35 Breakout Session #1: Rare Maps Viewing   Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: Technology Brett Flodine (GIS Project Leader, City of Hartford), Edward Juarbe (GIS Analyst II, Norwich Public Utilities), Kristen LaBrie (Project Manager, AppGeo)  
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: Mapping the Urban Fabric Molly Burhans (Executive Director, GoodLands), Mike Sullivan (WestCOG), Mark Goetz (MetroCOG)  
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: [Esri]    
1:40-2:25 Breakout Session #2: Rare Maps Viewing   Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
2:25-2:45 Break    
2:45-4:30 GIS Day Cake Reception   Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
4:30-6:00 Mappy Hour (sponsored by NEURISA)   Mory’s


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

C27, 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)

Metered parking is available on Prospect 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, and the New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA).