gisday logo          Join the celebration November 15, 2016


GIS Day 2016 at the University of Notre Dame

On Wednesday, November 15, 2016, join Notre Dame as we celebrate GIS Day. This annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives and the lives of those around us will include, workshops, lunch and lightning presentations.

User's Group Lunch

Come join the GIS fun for lunch at noon. Lunch is complimentary. To get an accurate count for lunch, please register for lunch here .The registration deadline for lunch is Friday, November 11.




9:30am — 10:30am What in the World is GIS?

Presented by: Matthew Sisk, GIS and Anthropology Librarian
Location: Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship

GIS is a system of hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, mapping and analysis of geographic data. It provides a system for organizing spatial and related information into a single analytical framework and is used in a variety of academic and industry settings for understanding spatial relationships. This workshop will address the question "What is GIS?", provide a variety of examples, and present the resources available in the Center for Digital Scholarship.

10:30am — 11:30am ArcGIS Online

Presented by: Milan Budhathoki, GIS Specialist
Location: Hesburgh Library Room 247

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based collaborative platform for web GIS application. Users can discover and share geographic data as well as create interactive maps and applications without any prior knowledge of web programming. In this workshop, participants will explore the functionality of ArcGIS Online like: displaying geographic data, creating interactive maps and applications, and performing basic spatial analysis on spatial data. More information about ArcGIS Online can be found here: ArcGIS Online.

11:30am — Noon Break

Noon — 12:30pm Networking Lunch

Location: Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship

Network with others who have a shared interest in GIS.
Lunch is Complimentary. Advance Registration Required.

12:30pm — 1pm Awards

Location: Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship

1pm — 2pm Lightning Talks

Location: Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship

Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship Presenters to be posted after November 8. Please check back.

2pm — 3pm Campus GIS Spotlight and Reception

Notre Dame Lead Innovation Team (ND LIT)
Location: Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship

This year our spotlight project will focus on the work of the Notre Dame Lead Innovation Team (ND LIT). This team, composed of faculty and students from across the University, works with the community to marshal the University’s technology to help address the ongoing public health crisis of lead exposure in children across Saint Joseph County. Team members will present on the innovative geospatial methods used for data collection and analysis.

Immediately following the Campus GIS Spotlight, please join us for our annual GIS Day Cake Celebration.

3pm — 4pm Map Scanning, Poster Printing and Oculus Rift Demos

Location: Hesburgh Library Center for Digital Scholarship

GIS Specialists and Co-Organizers of GIS Day 2016 at ND

Milan Budhathoki

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Milan Budhathoki is the GIS Specialist at the Center for Research and Computing (CRC) at Notre Dame. His laboratory, ND-GAL (Geospatial Analysis Laboratory), GAL is a collaboration between the CRC and the Environmental Change Initiative, intended to connect the Notre Dame community with geospatial services.

Budhathoki provides technical input to geospatial data users. He is specialized in GIS analysis, spatial data management, web GIS and server applications, and remotely sensed data processing. He often collaborates with researchers in grant proposal writing and research publication. He is also a certified Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 remote pilot and flies sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial System) for research related aerial photography. For more information about the GAL, visit:

Matthew Sisk

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Matthew Sisk is the GIS Librarian in the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS). He received his Ph.D. in Paleolithic Archaeology from Stony Brook University in 2011 and has worked extensively in GIS-based arc­­­­­haeology and ecological modeling.

Some of Sisk’s current research is focused on assessing the spatial scale of urban lead exposure. In the CDS, his primary role is to assist Notre Dame faculty and students with general GIS questions, satellite imagery analysis, workflow automation, coding, and data curation. He also teaches a series of workshops and a credit bearing course on these topics.

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