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GIS Day @ KPU 2018


GIS Day @ KPU 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Library organized a full day of events to mark the third annual GIS Day @ KPU on Nov 14, 2018.

GIS Day @ KPU brought together KPU GIS users and learners – including faculty, students, and staff – who discussed the many benefits of GIS technology. A wide range of KPU faculties and departments were represented, including Geography and the Environment, Science and Horticulture, Urban Ecosystems, Criminology, Business, and Arts.

GIS Day began with a presentation by Gerard Garcia, GIS Systems Specialist/Research Associate – KPU Institute for Sustainable Food Systems. Gerard’s presentation focused on his work with the Okanagan Bioregion Institutional Procurement Project – which used GIS technology to examine how to increase the amount of locally produced and processed foods being procured by public institutions in British Columbia. The presentation ended with Gerard answering questions from students, and offering helpful tips and advice on what it’s like to work as a GIS professional.

GIS Day also featured an Introduction to SimplyAnalytics workshop, led by KPU Business Librarian Andre Iwanchuk. SimplyAnalytics is a mapping, analytics, and data visualization tool that enables users to create interactive maps, charts, and reports. Workshop participants created and exported a basic map featuring businesses in the Vancouver area.



12:00pm - 1:30pm

GIS Day Lightning Talks & Presentations

The Okanagan Bioregion Institutional Procurement Study -
Gerard Garcia - KPU Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

GIS Support @ KPU Library
Andre Iwanchuk - Business and GIS Librarian

Surrey Campus - A2070 (Library Computer Lab)

1:30pm - 2:30pm GIS Day Meet-and-Greet & Networking

Surrey Campus - A2070 (Library Computer Lab)


2:30pm - 4:00pm

GIS Day Workshop - Introduction to SimplyAnalytics


Surrey Campus - A2070 (Library Computer Lab)