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CT GIS Day at Yale University

Connecticut GIS Day 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Yale University

Main Event: Kroon Hall, 3rd Floor - 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

8:30 AM - 4 PM with Mappy Hour to follow


Event Overview

Connecticut GIS Day was hosted in 2017 by Yale University and the CT GIS Network. The event was held in New Haven at Yale University. Over 150 people participated in the event which included keynote speakers, panel presentations, hands-on workshops, digital maps competition, user presentations, rare map viewing and GIS Day cake at Yale's Beinecke Library, and networking opportunities including vendor tables and Mappy Hour. It was a full and fun day!


Detailed Schedule of Events (PDF)

Yale's CT GIS Day webpage


Schedule of Events: (additional agenda details provided here).

8:30-9 AM - Registration and Breakfast

9 AM - Opening Remarks

9:10 - Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Marlon, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Burke Auditorium

10 AM - Panel Presentation, "Bridging the Gap Between Research and Real-World Applications of GIS", Burke Auditorium

11 AM - Presentation: Abaarah: Crisis Mapping for Somalia, Burke Auditorium

11 AM - Hands-on workshops* - ArcGIS Pro (11 AM - 1:35 PM, Esri) or GDAL/OGR & PKTools (11 AM- 3 PM, Yale University)
11:30 AM - Panel Presentation, "Emergency Preparedness: Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Best"

12 PM - Lunch (Provided by Yale)

12:50 - 2:25 PM - Breakout Sessions (multiple, concurrent sessions)

1:40-2:25 PM - Rare Maps Viewing, Beinecke Library

2:25 PM - Break

2:45 - 4:30 PM - GIS Day Cake and Reception, Beinecke Library
3:30 PM - Mappy Hour at Mory's (walking distance) hosted by NEURISA


Special thanks to the CT GIS Network GIS Day Planning Committee for making the 2017 event a fantastic day! The committee included Cary Chadwick, Mark Hoover, Carl Zimmerman, Thad Dymkowski, and Meredith Metcalf. Many thanks also go out to the planning team from Yale and the University for hosting the 2017 event.


Picture Gallery


View other photos from the event or upload your own on the CT GIS Day photo gallery.


Past GIS Days

2002, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT

2008, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

2009, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT

2010, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2011, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT

2012, University of Connecticut Avery Point, Groton, CT

2013, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT

2014, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2015, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

2016, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT