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GeoWeek 2015: Schedule

GeoWeek!

What is Geography Week (GeoWeek)?

Geography Awareness Week was established in 1987 when U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that established the third week in November as Geography Awareness Week.  Geography Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and other geographic organizations at the national, state, and local level.

GIS Day (www.gisday.com) 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.

 

 

 

August 2015 - December 2016 is International Map Year (IMY)Supported by the United Nations, IMY provides opportunities to get involved in the art, science and technology of making and using maps and geographic information. Kick off the year by celebrating International Map Day on November 16, 2015

 

GeoWeek Events November 16-21, 2015

Workshop registration is recommended due to the limited space available.

GeoWeek Schedule

 Activity
 Day
 Time
 Location

GeoPuzzle Challenge!

 Monday (11/16)

10:00 - 6:00 pm

Main library - Information Commons

GIS Workshop: Intro to Desktop GIS

Tuesday (11/17)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - B238 Basement Lab

GIS Lightning Talks
Hear how NU faculty and students
are using GIS for their research.

Wednesday (11/18)

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Main Library - VerSteeg Faculty Lounge

GIS Lightning Talks
Hear how NU faculty and students
are using GIS for their research.

Thursday (11/19)

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Mudd Library - Multipurpose Room 231

GIS Workshop: Introduction to WebGIS

Thursday (11/19)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - B238 Basement Lab

Geographic Information Systems in the
Risk and Information Science Center
at Argonne National Laboratory

SPEAKER: Joseph Adduci
Manager, National Security GIS,
Global Science and Security Division,
Argonne National Laboratory

Thursday 11/19

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Main Library - Forum Room

GeoJeopardy
Test YOUR knowledge of
geography for prizes!  Teams of 1-3
NU-affiliated persons can play.

Thursday (11/19)

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Library - Forum Room