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GIS Day 2017

Boundless Education - GIS Day 2017

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Boundless Celebrates GIS

Come celebrate GIS Day with Boundless!

We, of course, will be running GIS workshops and presenting at Universities throughout North America on GIS Day.  If you are or know a student at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Washington University (Saint Louis), KU (Lawrence), Lakeland Community College (Cleveland), or University of Victoria, please join us!

We’re also piloting a GeoPlunge tournament for Saint Louis area students at TRex on November, 15th.  We’re proud to be teaming up with organizations such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), American Geographical Society (AGS), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), and LearningPlunge to host this event.

At the end of the week, November 16 – 18, we will be at Geography 2050 in New York City. We will be presenting and sponsoring the AGS Geography Teacher Fellows Program for the second consecutive year.

Keep it simple:

Quick Links

Making Learning Fun:

GeoPlunge Pilot Tournament

GeoPlunge Pilot Tournament

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

Boundless is participating with the NGA, AGS, USGIF, and LearningPlunge to host an upcoming GeoPlunge pilot tournament to support geospatial literacy among local youth. Created by LearningPlunge, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to ignite a passion for learning through educational games, GeoPlunge is a fun and educational card game that teaches U.S. geography in an exciting and engaging way. LearningPlunge has a proven track-record of successfully teaching children about the U.S., fostering a love of learning, and of connecting communities of businesses, parents, teachers and children together one event at a time.

What is this about:

We’re here for Education

Building Upon the Community

We believe geography education is important at every level.  Through these exciting and unique events, we are providing students and educators unfettered access to the next generation of geospatial knowledge and resources.

Anthony Calamito
Chief Geospatial Officer, Boundless

What we will be up to:

College Campus
Sessions and Workshops

George Mason University

Thinking Open – A Hybrid Approach to Implementing Open GIS
Time: TBD
Where: Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor George Mason

Boundless Information Table
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Center for the Arts Lobby

USGIF & Boundless Young GIS Professional Networking Session
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Oh George! – 10659 Braddock Road

Christina Hupy

Christina Hupy is the Director of Education Programs at Boundless. Christina works closely with academic institutions to facilitate the adoption of open source software and leads outreach efforts. She brings with her the experience of 10 years as an Associate Professor in Geography and a strong passion for geospatial education and curriculum development. Most recently, she co-founded a startup in the unmanned aerial systems world where she was able to apply and grow her expertise in data analysis and geospatial technology. She holds three degrees in geography including a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Lakeland Community College

Thinking Open – A Hybrid Approach to Implementing Open GIS
Time: 10:00am
Where: Room C-2003

Boundless Information Table
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Room A-2100

Alison Drain

Alison is passionate about making GIS simpler and user-focused. Her roots are in using Desktop GIS and if she can make one person’s life a little easier, she’s done her job. And in her next life, she’s playing more tennis.

University of Kansas

Thinking Open – A Hybrid Approach to Implementing Open GIS
Time: 11:00am
Where: Kansas Union 4th Floor, Alderson Auditorium

Boundless Information Table
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Jayhawk Walk, Kansas Union 4th Floor

John Branigan

John Branigan has over 17 years of experience using and building geospatial applications. In a variety of roles, he has developed skills in almost every component of a project pipeline. His work encompasses database and systems design, cartographic production, spatial analysis, application development, and guiding teams of designers and developers building scalable, resilient, and beautiful applications. John has supported clients from local governments and non-profits to enterprise corporations and international foundations.

University of Wisconsin

Thinking Open – A Hybrid Approach to Implementing Open GIS
Time: During GIS Day Presentations 11:15am – 2:15pm
Where: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd Floor East Wing

Workshop – “Introduction to Boundless Desktop”
Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
Where: BOL 269 (Bolton Hall)

Boundless Information Table
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

Hannah Bristol

Hannah has a background in GIS and Agile, most recently serving as a Scrum Master for a mapping project employing crowdsourcing technology and traditional GIS techniques. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Spanish. Hannah loves being at the intersection of technical and people-oriented work as a Scrum Master and looks forward to helping foster growth and continuous improvement at Boundless while expanding her own knowledge of open source GIS.

University of Victoria

“QGIS, Where’s That Tool?”
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where: University of Victoria in the David Turpin Building – Rooms A251/A253

“Web Map Styling with GeoServer”
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: University of Victoria in the David Turpin Building – Rooms A251/A253

Morgan Thompson

Morgan is a Software Engineer with Boundless, based out of Victoria, Canada, and contributes to GeoServer, GeoTools, and GeoGig. He has been involved with a variety of Boundless projects including Suite, GeoGig, and various training initiatives. As part of training and education outreach programs, he has been involved in organizing workshops with the local university to introduce students to open-source projects such as QGIS and GeoServer. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, camping, and working on creative maps.

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