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GIS Day 2021

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day at Clemson University on Wednesday, November 17, 2021!

In partnership with Clemson University Student Government's Tiger Tech Week, we are hosting an open house in Cooper 412 where students can explore, learn, connect, participate in our contests, and win one of the many prizes we give away every year. 

We will kick off the festivities with our popular GeoAmbassador series, where students at Clemson teach state-of-the-art GIS techniques. Don't miss this year's event that focuses on working with point cloud LiDAR data.

Come by 412 Cooper Library by 1pm to participate in all the fun activities we have planned for you! 

Please RSVP here and indicate when you will be attending



1pm - 3pm          LiDAR Workshop: Creating a 3D Digital Twin (Cooper 406A)

As part of our GeoAmbassador series, Madeleine Bolick, PhD Candidate in

Forestry & Environmental Conservation, will be teaching how to turn LiDAR

data into a digital twin of a city.

Attendees will learn how to extract building footprints and create 3D

buildings for realistic representation of urban areas. 

Instructions - Data                              

3pm - 3:45pm     Open House & Contests (Cooper 412)

Following the hands-on workshop, staff at the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies will host an open house in our collaborative space located in room 412 of Cooper Library. All are invited to learn more about our drone and LiDAR equipment, our student organization: Clemson Mappers, and upcoming opportunities for innovation and collaboration using the latest geospatial technologies. 

Dig your hands into our augmented reality sandbox, navigate new or familiar places using our VR equipment, explore your artistic side coloring a 3D printed model of Clemson's main campus, and vote for your favorite story map.

Map Gallery Contest

The map gallery will display a collection of interactive maps and dashboards produced by students and researchers at Clemson during the past year. To submit yours, please follow this link.

Attendees are invited to vote for their favorite entry using this form.

The Map Gallery collection is available here

Below are the prizes to give away to the winners of this popular contest.


1st prize

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2nd prize


Wireless speakers

3rd prize

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Clemson T-shirt

4th prize

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Clemson T-shirt

Voting Winner


Clemson Hoodie

Social Media Award

Follow us @GISClemson, come to 412 Cooper between 3pm and 3:45pm, tweet your photo of GIS Day with the hashtags: #GISDay2021, @GISClemson. The user with the most likes and retweets will win a Fitbit. Will need to be present at 412 Cooper at exactly 3:45pm to win. 

1st prize


Clemson Football (signed by Dabo!)

2nd prize



3rd prize

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Clemson T-shirt

Clemson Campus 3D Coloring Contest

Show off your artistic side by painting a 3D-printed model of campus. Come to 412 Cooper at 3pm to get your model and start coloring.              

1st prize

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2nd prize



3rd prize

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Clemson T-shirt

3:45pm - 4pm      Prize giveaway! (Cooper 412)

The winners of all contests will be announced at 3:45pm at 412 Cooper Library. The winners must be present to receive their award. Invite your peers to join! 

Event Details

  • Where?
    Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies

    412 RM Cooper Library

    116 Sigma Drive

    Clemson University

  • What?

    Map Gallery, Tours, Games, Contests, Food, and Awards!

  • Who?

    Open to the public

  • When?
    November 17, 1pm-4:00pm


To make sure we have enough seats and snacks for everybody, we request that you RSVP here.

Clemson GIS Day 2021 Sponsors

Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies

Clemson Mappers

Clemson Graduate Student Government

Clemson Computing and Information Technology

Clemson Libraries
Clemson Data Visualization Lab


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