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GIS Day 2022

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day at Clemson University on Wednesday, November 16, 2022! This event is the culmination of the work done by faculty, researchers, and GIS professionals in the past year. Please RSVP here:

This is a great opportunity for the GIS community around Clemson to connect with fellow professionals, inspire others with their fantastic work, and pique the interest of the general public when it comes to GIS and its possible real-world applications.


Our keynote speaker is Dr. David Cowen, the Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former chair at the Department of Geography at UofSC.


In addition to a distinguished and prolific academic career at UofSC, Professor Cowen is a former chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), a recipient of ESRI Lifetime Achievement Award, the State of South Carolina Governor's Information Resource Council Distinguished Service Award, and a Fellow of the American Congress on Survey and Mapping and UCGIS.


GIS Day features amazing presentations from faculty and GIS professionals across the region. There will also be free lunch, snacks, and beverages, contests and prizes, and a sandbox and games for children of all ages, so bring your kids along for the fun! 


12am - 4pm          Drones, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality Tours Begin

                            Map Gallery competition - vote for your favorite!

                            3D Coloring contest - paint a 3D printed model

                            Where in the World contest - guess the location of the posters at Cooper Library

12pm - 1:00pm     Mapathon (Mapping for Good) with sponsored lunch

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Keynote: The Changing Geospatial Landscape

Dr. David Cowen, Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina

1:30pm - 3:45pm  Lightning Talks

Mapping Black History and Heritage at Clemson University, Dr. Rhondda Thomas, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature
GIS Resources to Support Teaching, Research, and Outreach on the Clemson Experimental Forest, Dr. Todd Petty, Department Chair & Professor, Forestry and Environmental Conservation

Adding Data Science Skills to Your GIS Toolbox, Providence Adu, PhD Candidate & Research Assistant, UNC Urban Institute

Local Government Data: The Meat and Potatoes, Taylor Kite, GIS Analyst, Greenville County

Innovative Ways of Producing Land Use Data, Dr. Lynn Abdouni, Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, City & Regional Planning

Consolidating Multiple Wastewater Systems Using GIS, Tim Kershner, GIS Analyst, Metro Connects

From Prairie to Palace: The World's Wondrous Voyages of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Dr. Douglas Seedfelft, Associate Professor &  Director, Department of History and Geography

Get to the point! Using ArcGIS Field Maps to GPS locate Water Meters, Mary Wasson, GIS Analyst, City of Clinton

3:45pm - 4:00pm  Prize giveaway!

Event Details

  • Where?
    Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies

    412 RM Cooper Library

    116 Sigma Drive

    Clemson University

  • What?

    Lightning Talks, Map Gallery, Tours, Mapathon, Games, Contests, Food, and Awards!

  • Who?

    Open to the public

  • When?
    November 16, 12pm-4:15pm


  • Registration:


Clemson GIS Day 2022 Sponsors


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