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GIS Day 2018 at the University of Notre Dame

On Monday, November 12, 2018, 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.


The Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Center for Research Computing, and the Center for Social Research invite proposals for short presentations (either podium or poster/electronic poster) for our annual GIS Day symposium. GIS Day take s place on November 12, 2018 .

Presentations should be related to GIS in some way (tools, data or visualization), but do not need to be directly methodological and are otherwise not limited by field. Podium presentations will be 5-10 minute lightning tal k s (length will depend on number of presentations ) . Work in progress presentations and posters will be accepted to help researchers get methodological feedback.

To participate, please submit a short abstract with title and all author affiliation(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 1, 2018.

User's Group Lunch

Network with others who have a shared interest in GIS. Lunch is complimentary. Advance registration required by November 8, 2018.




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

Presented by: Matthew Sisk, GIS and Anthropology Librarian
Room 220

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
Room 220

Workshop Data Download 

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based collaborative platform for a web GIS application where users can discover and share geographic data. One can create interactive maps and applications without any prior knowledge of web programming.

In this workshop, participants will explore various functionalities of ArcGIS Online, such as displaying geographic data, creating interactive map and application, and also how to perform basic spatial analysis on spatial data. More information can be found at the ArcGIS Online website.



11:30 - noon 


Noon - 12:30 Network with others who have a shared interest in GIS. Lunch is complimentary. Advance registration is required by November 8, 2018. 


12:30pm — 1pm 


1pm — 2pm 

Please check back later for a complete list of presenters and their topics.


2pm — 3pm GIS Spotlight Presentation and GIS day Cake Celebration

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


GIS Specialists and Co-Organizers of GIS Day 2018 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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GIS Day at Notre Dame is sponsored by:

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