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November 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Russell F. Schimmer, J.D., Ph.D., of SIAS Global LLC, a company based in New Haven, Connecticut, that develops geospatial analytical technologies. Dr. Schimmer has extensive experience in the geospatial monitoring of industrial mine wastes, rangelands, and conflict events. He holds a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
8 – 9 a.m.
Registration and Light Refreshments
Richter Library 3rd Floor
9 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Richter Library 343 Conference Room
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Census Data Workshop
Derrick Scott, Ph.D.
Faculty GIS/Geography and Social Sciences
Global & Sociocultural Studies
School of International and Public Affairs
Florida International University
Richter Library 344 (Information Literacy Lab)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GIS in Industry
Richter Library 343 Conference Room
“From an Internship to a Career in GIS”
Diana Zalivchaya, Information Technology Specialist,
Miami-Dade County Information Technology Dept./GIS
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Richer Library 3rd Floor
2 – 3:30 p.m.
GIS in Academia
Richter Library 343 Conference Room
GIS in Carribean Archaeology
William J. Pestle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UM
Citizen Science and GIS:
Mapping Science for Everyone
Keene Haywood, Ph.D.
Director, Exploration Science Program
Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
Adjunct Professor, RSMAS Dept. of Marine Ecosystems and Society
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Award Presentation for Student Poster, Interactive Map Competition, and Game of Maps
Richter Library 343 Conference Room
4 – 4:30 p.m.
From Troy to Trump
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Russell Schimmer, Spatiotemporal Information Analysis Services (SIAS)
Richter Library 343 Conference Room
4:30 p.m.
Table presentations by HistoryMiami Museum, Florida Society of Geographers, and other local partners.
Richter Library 3rd Floor


November 16, 2016
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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(305) 284-3233


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Miami, FL 33146 United States
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(305) 284-3233