GIS day 2012

The 2012 edition of GIS day was a great success! Thank you to all our speakers, our poster presenters, volunteers, and participants.

See you next year!

The GIC team.

 Edition 2012 program

The GIC, in collaboration with the Department of Geography, is organizing GIS day at McGill for 2012. We would like to invite the McGill community to participate in activities where GIS and remote sensing will be discovered, explained … and celebrated ! The GIC team will also take this occasion to host the official opening of this new resource at McGill.

What?  GIS day 2012 and Grand Opening of the GIC

When? from 12:30 to 6pm on November 14th, 2012

Where? Burnside Hall (meet up point at the GIC)

For Who? Anybody who is interested in GIS and RS research



12:30 to 14:00

MUGS Discovery Activity, GIC public area

  • MUGS invites you to follow them in the discovery of GIS through a series of activity related to GIS. Meet up at the GIC front desk.
  • Projects of current and past students will be displayed via posters and other media around the GIC.
12:30 to 18:00

Poster Session, GIC Public area

  • Projects of current and past students will be displayed via posters and other media around the GIC.
  • Consult the Poster abstracts  of the project presented in the 2012 edition of GIS day.
14:00 to 16:30    

Speaker session (Room 426)

  • 14:00 Keynote Speaker : Dr. George Leblanc
    • National Research Council Canada – Flight Research Laboratory
          • “Geographic Information Systems: A Modern Day Revolution”


  • 14:30  Dr. Renee Sieber
    •  McGill School of Environment and Dept. of Geography, McGill University 
      • “Shifting the GIS Paradigm with the Geospatial Web 2.0 ”
  • 14:50  Dr. Magaret Kalacska
    • Dept. of Geography, McGill University
      • “Remote detection of clandestine graves using hyperspectral data”

  • 15:10   Dr. André Costopoulos
    • Dept. Anthropology, McGill University
      • “Imaginary landscapes for real science: the role of GIS in agent-based computer simulation studies”
  • 15:30 Dr.  J. Pablo Arroyo-Mora
    •  Dept. of Geography, McGill University
      • “MAC13: Mission Airborne Carbon 2013”
  • 15:50 Presentation by ESRI Canada
  • 16:10 Pannel Discussion

16:45 to 18:00    

GIC opening ceremony, GIC room 511

  • Welcoming and Opening speech by Dr.Tim Moore, Chair of the Geography Department, and Dr. Pablo Arroyo, Director of the GIC.
  • Come join us to visit our transformed facilities, to explore the innovative possibilities, and to celebrate the opening of the new Geographic Information Centre. This event is followed by a wine and cheese.

 Many thanks to ESRI to provide support for this day.