Join Us for GIS Day Programming next Wednesday, November 18

The program of events is open to everyone! Join via Zoom

GIS Day is an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) that was initiated by spatial analytics world-leader Esri, and first took place in 1999.


9:00 am – 10:00 am | Mapping the Pandemic:  Lessons from COVID-19 Data Wrangling in TN

Presented by Natalie Robbins, research analyst in the Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research (VIIGR)

10:00 am – 11:00 am | Vanderbilt Student Showcase

HOD Intro to GIS Students Final Project Preliminary Results presented by Stacy Curry-Johnson, Librarian for Geospatial Data and Systems

Students conducted a wide variety of GIS research projects for their final project requirement for the HOD 7500 Special Topics – Introduction to GIS class.   Their instructor will present highlights from their preliminary work.

Research topics include:

B.R. Balmer An exercise in spatiotemporal contextualization: The Northland during COVID-19
Gavin Crowell-Williamson Visualizing Police Violence in Tennessee and Davidson County
Elizabeth Dorans Examining spatial patterns of allele frequencies at human genetic loci linked to environmental adaptation
Ashley DeMaio An exploratory spatial analysis of “civic deserts” in the Twin Cities
Maryam Rehman Food Deserts and Racial Disparity in Fulton County
Molly Richard Mapping US Homelessness
Tanushree Sarkar Disabled children in Indian schools: missing or miscounted?

1:00 pm – ~2:00 pm |  Mapping the Census

This workshop will cover how to obtain and interpret Census data along with how to add it to a map. No previous mapping experience required. The session may go a little past 2:00 pm, if desired.

The program of events is open to everyone! Join via Zoom





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