Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences


Discovering the World Through GIS

GIS Day November 14, 2018

What links place, time, people, and their environments? GEOGRAPHY!!

The Geography program at OSU will be celebrating GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK and GIS DAY on Wednesday, November 14 with numerous activities throughout the day that highlight the importance of Geography in understanding our dynamic human-environment relationship. Join us as we explore these relationships through the OmniGlobe, the Atlas of the Pacific Northwest and the HoloGLOBE as well as focused talks.

See the detailed schedule below:

9 AM - 1:45 PMOMNI GLOBE demo
LINC FOYERExplore animations of numerous natural global systems and events, such as the ENSO and tsunamis; as well as human influences on our global systems through the mesmerizing OMNIglobe - a 32” spherical projection system.
9 AM - 1:45 PMAtlas of the Pacific Northwest
LINC FOYERJoin us for an interactive exploration of the 2018 edition of the Atlas of the Pacific Northwest! More than 100 interactive maps that cover all of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho have been assembled and presented for the first time in a digital atlas format. Eight chapters cover regional topics including water, culture and history, population and housing, outdoor recreation and more. The print edition of Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, first published in 1961, went through nine editions, and was a perennial bestseller for OSU Press.
1 - 2 PMSpecial Seminar talk: Geospatial Research Science at NETL: Information science technologies & analysis for DOE Research & DevelopmentBurt 193The Geo-Analysis & Monitoring Team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), a national lab under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy, invents new methods and data-driven tools and models to answer and array of spatially-driven questions. From predicting socio-economic and environmental offshore drilling risks, to evaluating potential subsurface CO2 storage, to modeling global methane emissions – our interdisciplinary team, several of whom are CEOAS alum, works with government agencies, industry, and academia to reduce risk and increase energy security. This presentation will provide an overview of several current projects and dig deeper into NETL’s Offshore Risk Modeling suite of tools and models.

Furthermore, this presentation will cover potential undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate fellowship opportunities with our team at NETL through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program!
2 - 3 PMGIS CAKEBurt 193 foyerFree GIS cake for all GIS Day volunteers and participants
2 - 3 PMHoloGLOBE demoBurt 193 foyerPeder Nelson from the Geography Department will speak about The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. He will be highlighting the HoloGLOBE mobile app that lets students put Earth in their hand. Download the HoloGLOBE app from the Google Play or iTunes. More information
3 - 4 PMGeography SymposiumBurt 193Robert Kennedy:
Life is suffering, but there’s always geography

Michael Campana:
110 years of infiltration: The Winters Doctrine finally reaches groundwater
Native Americans have sought more access to groundwater beneath their reservations. A recent US 9th Circuit Appeals Court has affirmed this right and the Supreme Court has upheld that decision. One California tribe has also sought ownership of the pore spaces that contain the groundwater. Why? Stay tuned!