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GIS: Geographic Information Systems: 2007 GIS Day

Northwestern University Library's GIS guide.


gisdayGIS Day ( is a global event where thousands of users of geographic information system (GIS) technology open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this exciting technology. In 2007, Northwestern’s Geographic Data in Education (GEODE) Initiative developer team joined the University Library to promote their software, My World GIS (

Date:  Wed, Nov. 14, 2007
Time:  10am to 5pm
Place: Main University Library, level 1, near the entrance

Schedule of Events:
- Live software demonstration:  My World GIS, 11am - 3pm
- Live software demonstration:  ESRI ArcGIS9, 11am - 5pm
- Geography/Map challenge: 10am - 5pm
- GIS project poster presentations: 10am - 5pm

Poster Presenters:
- Kate Kanne (Anthropology) Pivotal Ponies: horses in bronze age Hungary
- Kristin De Lucia (Anthropology) The Classic to Postclassic Transition in Xaltocan, Mexico: Incorporating GIS
- Lisa Overholtzer (Anthropology) Aztec Figurines from Xaltocan, Mexico

Special thanks to Professor John Hudson (Geography), Professor Juan Onésimo Sandoval (Sociology), GEODE Initiative (Education), Dr. Doug Bolender (now at Buffalo Univ.) and Ms. Caitlyn Mitchell (ESRI, GIS Day coordinator).


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GIS Day was supported by the Northwestern University Library, Public Services Unit (Government and Geographic Information and Data Services Department, Reference Department and Information Commons.)

GIS Day 2007 event organizers:
Chieko, Maps Librarian
Jiuping, Data Technical Consultant
Kathleen, Data Services Librarian

GIS Services Main & Mudd Libraries

Contact Us:  or   Kelsey Rydland, GIS & Data Analyst 847.467.7189

Ann Aler, GIS & Cartographic Specialist 847.467.3679    Sue OldenburgGIS Specialist 847.491.5622

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