GIS Events in November

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 15-21) and GIS Day (Nov. 18), the University of Chicago Library is partnering to support two geospatial events.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance GIS Conference is on Friday, Nov.13. This is a one-day conference that brings geographic information users across disciplines from different Big Ten institutions. The University of Chicago is a member of the BTAA Geospatial Data Project and Geoportal.

Registration to the online event is free.

The agenda includes:

GIS Day is on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Library is partnering with the Center for Spatial Data Science, the Research Computing Center, the Minor Program in Geographical Information Science, and the Tobler Society to bring geospatial events to the university community, including:

  • Mapping Data Big and Small: Interactive Tech and Techniques for Exploring and Representing Complexity, a presentation by Dylan Halpern, MCP, UChicago Center for Spatial Data Science
  • Introduction to ArcPy and ArcGIS API, a workshop hosted by Parmanand Sinha, PhD, Computational Scientist, UChicago Research Computing Center
  • Navigating QGIS, a workshop hosted by Cecilia Smith, PhD, GIS & Maps Librarian, UChicago Library and Bibind Vasu, Hanna Holborn Gray Graduate Student Fellow for GIS Instruction

All GIS Day sessions are online and registration is free.

If you have questions regarding these events or GIS and Map Collection services at UChicago Library, please contact Cecilia Smith at