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GIS Day: Megatrends in GIS!: Program

GISday: November 18, 2020

Last Year's Program: Videos are available!

Online GIS Day, November 18, 2020 Flyer                                                                                   

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Presentation Title and Speaker

8:15 - 8:30 AM


8:30 - 9:15 AM

Includes Q &A

How radar satellites and drones make travel on lake ice safer

Paul Cooley, Founder and President, NextGen Environmental Research Inc.

9:15 - 9:50 AM

Includes Q &A

Ice roughness estimation via remotely piloted aircraft and photogrammetry

James Ehrman, Professional Engineer and Graduate Student, Civil Engineering, U. of Manitoba

10:00-11:00 AM Break

11:00AM- 12 Noon

Includes Q &A

A rapid flood risk assessment method for response operations and nonsubject-matter-expert community planning

Herbert E. (Gene) Longenecker, Scholar for Natural Hazards and Disasters, University of Central Florida

12 Noon -1:00PM Lunch


Includes Q &A

Natural infrastructure systems design for community flood risk management

Henry David (Hank) Venema, Principal and Chief Technology Officer of Strategic Community Consulting


Includes Q &A

Application of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for

monitoring bank erosion along river corridors

Scott Hamshaw, remotely accessed presentation




Includes Q &A

Deep neural networks for satellite image segmentation

Christopher Henry & Christopher Storie, Assoc. Prof. in the Dept. of Applied Computer Science, U. of  Winnipeg;            Assoc. Prof. and Chair of the Dept. of Geography, U. of Winnipeg