Save the Date: Penn State GIS Day Nov. 14

Penn State GIS Day 2017 theme:
Visualize the World: GIS: Maps, Drones, Virtual Reality, Location Intelligence

This year the University Libraries and Penn State’s Department of Geography are co-sponsoring GIS Day with geospatial information systems (GIS) talks and a networking reception on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

In conjunction with speakers, posters will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Franklin Atrium, first floor Pattee Library. In past years, lighting talk sessions were popular with attendees as they represent the uses of geospatial information across different units and application areas. Penn State GIS Day events aim to bring together those working with GIS and related location-based technologies to foster greater awareness on campus and beyond.

This year’s featured speaker is Annaka Scheeres, research and evaluation associate, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention–Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. With the promotion of event information, GIS Day planners are in the process of gathering speakers for lightning talks.

If you would like to participate as a lightning talk speaker and/or participate in another manner, please contact Tara LaLonde at

Please feel free to share with respective departments and units the opportunity to contribute to this event and participate as a lighting talk speaker. More information on Penn State GIS Day is available at

What is GIS Day?

Internationally, GIS Day is a day to foster greater awareness on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) technology and related technologies. GIS Day events occur around the world as a way to illustrate how geospatial information is used to benefit organizations, communities, and beyond.

Penn State GIS Day planning committee members include Elise Gowen (University Libraries), Beth King (Online Geospatial Program), Tara LaLonde (University Libraries),Dan Meehan (Geodesign), Nathan Piekielek (University Libraries), Heather Ross (University Libraries), and Jodi Vender (Geography).