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Present about your Geospatial Research at UT GIS Day!

Join the UT community in celebrating GIS Day on Wednesday November 17th! Whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff member - we want to hear what you are doing with GIS at UT. We are accepting proposals for lightning talks, 15 minute presentation sessions, and geospatial visualizations that highlight the range of GIS and related geospatial work being conducted by members of the university community. Presentations can focus on any topic that is GIS related, from cartography to geostatistical analysis, ArcGIS Online projects to remote sensing work - presentations on any of these topics and more are welcomed! Apply to present about your geospatial research at UT GIS Day 2021 by submitting your UT GIS Day Presentation Proposal Form by Wednesday 10/27 at 11:59pm. Presenters will be notified about the status of their proposal by October 29th. For any questions regarding UT GIS Day please contact

Upcoming Events

Fall 2021
Please consider attending the upcoming events below. If you are interested in presentation slides, Zoom recordings, and other materials from past events you can access these resources at
Drone Imagery as Data
Instructors: Anaïs Zimmer &
Michael Shensky
Date: 10/15/2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (Virtual Workshop)
Event Type: Workshop
Event Series: Data & Donuts
Drones have become a powerful research tool because of their ability to collect very high resolution geospatial imagery. This workshop will discuss how imagery collected with drones can be processed, visualized, and analyzed to study vegetation, topography, and geomorphology. It will provide an introduction to the use of photogrammetry software, GIS, and Python for image analysis.
US Census Data in Context and Practice
Instructors: Meryl Brodsky,
Janelle Hedstrom,
Bill Kopplin,
Michael Shensky
Date: 10/22/2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (Virtual Workshop)
Event Type: Workshop
Event Series: Data & Donuts
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This workshop will provide an introduction to US census data, explore the information collected by the Census Bureau and cover how it has evolved over time. It will address uses and limitations of data access and management. Tools for working with census data like GIS software and SimplyAnalytics will be introduced.
UT GIS Day 2021
Date: 11/17/2021
Event times: Various
Location: Avaya Auditorium / Zoom
Join the UT community in celebrating GIS Day with a series of special geospatial events that will be scheduled throughout the day on Wednesday, November 17th. Specific event details will be announced soon!

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