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  GIS Day 2005 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Morning Session
(Invited High School Guests)


Afternoon Session
(Public Session)

  7:30 -   8:30   Pre-Events Setup  12:00 -   12:30   Open Session
  8:30 -   9:15   Student Arrivals and Refreshments  12:30 -   1:00   Keynote Address
     1:00 -   1:30   Keynote Q/A
  8:30 -   9:30   Map and Poster Gallery   1:30 -   2:00   NGS Atlas Book Signing
  8:30 -   9:30   Vendor Hall Exhibits   2:30 -   3:00   Small Worlds Book Signing
  8:30 -   2:00   Geo-Science College Fair  
  8:30 -   2:00    GIS Day Store 2:00 - 5:00  Afternoon Refreshments Served
   2:00 - 5:00   GIS Day Store
  9:15 -   9:30   Welcoming Remarks   
  9:30 -   9:55   First Geo-Session  2:00 - 5:00   Vendor Hall Showcases
10:00 - 10:25   Second Geo-Session  2:00 - 5:00   Map and Poster Gallery
10:30 - 10:55   Third Geo-Session  2:00 - 5:00   Hands on GIS (GIS Lab, Room 253)
11:00 - 11:25   LUNCH   
11:30 - 11:55   Fourth Geo-Session  2:00 - 2:30    Vendor Showcases (See Below)
12:00 - 12:25   Fifth Geo-Session   2:30 - 3:00    Vendor Showcases (See Below)
12:30 -   1:00   Keynote Address  2:30 - 3:00    Vendor Showcases (See Below)
  1:00 -   1:30   Keynote Q/A   3:30 - 4:00    Vendor Showcases (See Below)
  1:30 -   2:00   NGS Atlas Book Signing   4:00 - 4:30    Vendor Showcases (See Below)
  1:30 -   2:00   Student Departures   4:30 - 5:00    Vendor Showcases (See Below)
  9:45 - 10:45   Professional Lidar Presentation  
11:00 - 12:00   UNH Geography Student Lunch 5:00 - 6:00   Post-Events Breakdown

Keynote Address

Ninety Years of Mapping at the National Geographic Society (Speaker: Allen Carrol)
Chief Cartographer and Executive Vice President of National Geographic Maps, Allen Carroll will take us on a tour of ninety years of map making at the National Geographic Society and show us what new and exciting plans the society has for the future.

Morning Geo-Sessions

All morning Geo-Session presentations run concurrently throughout the morning.

  1. GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing as used by the GLOBE Program  
    (Speakers: Dr. Russell Congalton and Jennifer Bourgeault)
    This presentation will display how the GLOBE Land Cover/ Biology Team at the University of New Hampshire uses GLOBE and GIS data, satellite imagery and remote sensing to create land cover maps and assess their accuracy with the help of students and teachers.

  2. "Ninety Years of Cartography"  (Speakers: Dr. Wil Wollheim and Dr. Robert Braswell)
    This guided tour of the spectacular National Geographic cartography exhibit on display at this year's GIS Day events will include commentary on the history and the importance of mapping at the National Geographic Society.

  3. Hands on Digital Mapping and GIS:   (Speaker: Dr. Mark Fahnestock)
    A hands on facilities tour of Complex Systems Research Center's well equiped GIS and remote sensing laboratory where students will be given the opportunity to try their hand at digital mapping and GIS.

  4. Viewing Global GIS Datasets in 3D  (Speaker: Sam Berg)
    This session will be a worldwide tour through several GIS datasets in 3D, including imagery, terrian, and other measurements from remote locations such as Mt. Everest, New Orleans, and Iraq. See how GIS can manage and present spatial information in thematic and analytical ways.

  5. New England Regional Geo-Science College Fair:  
    (Moderators: Dr. Steve Hale and Michael Gagnon)
    A regional Geo-Science College Fair featuring representatives and curricula from several Geo-Science departments from colleges and universites from all over New England.

Morning Special Sessions

  1. "Lidar - Operation Principles, Applications and Future Directions"  
    (Speaker: Bill Elliot, CIG Technologis)
    This presentation will provide an overview of how airborne Lidar works, discuss issues associated with processing raw Lidar data, identify applications for Lidar with example output, and touch on future directions including the use of ground-based Lidar for engineering applications.

  2. UNH Geography Student Luncheon with Allen Carroll   (Moderator: Darlene Dube)
    This special luncheon for UNH Geography Department students will allow them to interact with and ask questions of Allen Carroll the National Geographic Society's Chief Cartogarpher and Executive Vice President of Maps.

Afternoon Professonal Presentations and Vendor Table Sessions

    Vendor and Data   
  Provider Hall  
  (First Floor)  
  (Vendor Tables)  
  Vendor and Data   
  Provider Hall  
  (First Floor)  
  (Vendor Tables)  

  NH ArcUsers Group   
  & Other Professional  

  (Room 401)  
  1:30 - 2:00      Applications of GIS &
GPS Technologies
  2:00 - 2:25    NH GRANITMapInfo Inc.What HP Plotter is
Right for You?
  2:30 - 2:55    NH Chapter
Tele AtlasUsing ESRI's 3D
Analyst Extension
  3:00 - 3:25    Clark Labs
IDRISI Project
  3:30 - 3:55    Maine Technical
TBAExamples of
Open Source GIS
  4:00 - 4:25    VUEWorks Inc.Joseph Merritt
& Company
The World in a Box
GIS Documentary
  4:30 - 5:00    EOS Webster

Click here for a full listing of all invited Vendor & Data Providers.

Afternoon Professional Presentations

  1. Application of GIS and GPS Technologies  
    (Speaker: Peter Lisichenko, UNH Facilities Division)
    A Geographical information system has long been understood for its ability to manage spatial information within a relational database format. Accompanied by a graphical interface, GIS provides the ability to model, manage, track, and analyze information so that the user can better understand their physical environment. The UNH Facilities Division has implemented a GIS for the management of the campus infrastructure; the development of which is enhanced by the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other mobile mapping devices, aerial imagery, and the integration of historical Computer Aided Drawings (CAD) into the GIS environment.

  2. What HP Plotter is Right for You?  
    (Speaker: Arnie Cowan, Hewlett Parckard)
    A presentation on the HP Designjet Large Format product line, with target markets served, product benefits and general pricing information. He will have examples of plots done by the different HP plotters on different types of plotter paper and answer questions.

  3. Using ESRI's 3D Analyst Extension   
    (Speaker: Sam Berg, ESRI)
    A talk and demonstration on using the 3D Analyst extension. He will cover the different types of analysis that can be done with the program (line of sight, etc.) and show how ArcGlobe and ArcScene can be used to create custom animations. He will also be available to answer any technical questions that you might have on ArcGIS software.

  4. Examples of Open-Source GIS  
    (Speakers: Richard Taylor and Norman Vine)
    This presentation will show examples of Open-Source GIS software in action, where and how you too can access this software for your own GIS and Web-GIS work.

  5. The World in a Box: GIS Documentary  
    The World in a Box is a one-hour special documentary taking the viewer around the world to visit leading-edge GIS installations and the people who use them. Produced by the award-winning documentary team of Victoria Eubanks and Cal Lewin, The World in a Box is a good look at the GIS field.

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