GIS Day 2019

Nov 13, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Research Commons, 3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library (Columbus)

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GIS Day at Ohio State is an annual event for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to learn more about geographic information systems (GIS) and celebrate the power of geospatial analysis and visualization in answering research questions and solving real-world problems. GIS Day 2019 will include:

A Humanitarian Map-a-Thon
Join us for a short training session on OpenStreetMap and the HOT Tasking Manager, and then dive into mapping features to assist communities, organizations, and governments across the world in addressing local development challenges and aiding in disaster response. Bring your own device (i.e., laptop) to fully participate in the map-a-thon. No prior experience with OpenStreetMap is necessary, and all new mappers are welcome!

Lightning Talks
Learn about the application of geospatial technologies across a wide variety of disciplines from OSU faculty, staff, and students, as well as local GIS professionals. Refreshments will be provided.

Exhibits/Resource Fair
Explore map collections housed in the OSU Libraries along with GIS resources available across campus and beyond. GIS professionals will be happy to talk with students about careers in GIS and the applications of geospatial technologies in real-world scenarios.

Map Expo (New this year!)
We’re inviting any OSU-affiliated students, faculty, and staff to display their work to showcase the variety of mapping and GIS projects happening across Ohio State. Physical and digital map submissions are welcome, and student participants are eligible to receive one of two scholarship prizes funded by the Department of Geography. To learn more about the Map Expo and submit an entry, visit

Please RSVP for GIS Day at  For questions, contact Josh Sadvari (Geospatial Information Librarian) at

GIS Day is part of GeoWeek 2019 and is made possible through a partnership of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Department of Geography, OSU’s Enterprise GIS, and the University Libraries. See here for the full GeoWeek schedule:

9am—11am: Humanitarian Map-a-Thon (BYOD- Bring Your Own Device)
11am—1pm: Lightning Talks
1pm—3pm: Exhibits/Resource Fair & Map Expo