Libraries Partner to Celebrate GIS Day 2023

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The University of Texas Libraries is recognizing UT GIS Day 2023 this Wednesday, November 15, in the new Scholars Lab in the Perry-Castañeda Library.

This year’s theme is "Celebrating Open Geospatial Science," focusing on how students, faculty, and staff are incorporating open science practices into their GIS work while also providing opportunities for attendees to learn about services and resources that support open geospatial research on campus. 

The day will feature a full slate of exciting events, including a talk by Caitlin Carter (HELIOS) and Kevin Worthington (Colorado State University) on geospatial open science and a keynote talk from Dr. Qiusheng Wu (University of Tennessee) who will share his work in the areas of geospatial data science and open source software development, as well as a panel featuring GIS professionals representing a diverse array of local employers who will share about their career paths and work experiences.


Full Schedule

12:00-12:30 p.m. – Geospatial Tech Demo1, Markus Hogue (UT Location Information Services)

12:30-1:00 p.m – Geospatial Open Science Talk, Caitlin Carter (HELIOS) and Kevin Worthington (Colorado State University)

1:00-1:45 p.m. – GIS Workshop, Alex Marden (UT Libraries)

1:45-2:00 p.m. – Lightning Talks, University of Texas Libraries, UT Campus Geospatial Assets, UT Open Source Program Office (UT-OSPO)

2:00- 3:00 p.m. – GIS Career Panel, Tom Garrison (UT Austin), Matti Baron (Texas Parks & Wildlife), Laura Chapa (Esri), Carey Johnson (4Ward Land Surveying), Zach Berry (City of Austin)

3:00-3:45 p.m. – Poster Session/Competition2, Various

3:45-4:00 p.m. – UTL MGCE Fellowship Awards, UT Libraries

4:00-5:00 p.m. – Keynote Talk, Dr. Qiusheng Wu (University of Tennessee) 

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Social Event @ Gabriels   


1 This event will take place in the outdoor plaza in front of PCL

2 This event will take place in-person only and will not be streamed on Zoom


Register here for access to sessions and more information on the day’s events.

Following the official schedule of events at 5 p.m., there will be a networking opportunity at a post-UT GIS Day social hour being held at Gabriels in the AT&T Conference Center, a short walk from PCL.

Visit the UT GIS web page for more details or sign up for the UT GIS Users mailing list to receive all the latest information about UT GIS Day and other geospatial events on campus.