Join us in Discovering the World of GIS, our theme for this year’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, Wednesday, November 14, from 12-6pm. On A-Level of the Eisenhower Library we’ll be showcasing the mapping and data manipulation tool that changed the way we visualize and think about plant Earth.

2012 GIS Day library events include:

  • Where on the Homewood campus (and surrounding areas)?
  • A map identification contest. Can you name all 10 locations?
  • Mystery Maps
  • Another map identification contest. Can you identify what is being represented?
  • Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt 
  • How well do you know the Homewood campus?
  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
  • Check your knowledge with this GIS quiz.
  • JHU Interact Map Demonstration
  • Be the first to test the new JHU interactive map! Whether you’re finding the closest food spots on campus and off or planning the route to your next class, we want your input!
  • Check out a GPS unit to collect data to add to the map – we can show you how to enter emergency lights, bike racks, directories and geo facts, etc.
  • Digital Maps and Atlas
  • Take a look at the original cartography that was transformed into Maryland’s largest collection of digital map images – all available via the library’s digital repository, JScholarship.

Ralph Nader is often credited as the inspiration for GIS Day as he promotes the grassroots efforts of people to take a role in making our world a better place to live. Now an international celebration, GIS Day includes thousands of events around the globe with the heaviest concentrations in North America and Europe.

Via GIS & Data Services on A-level of the Eisenhower Library, students and faculty have access to a rich array of software, data and staff expertise.  For more details see two of our most popular library guides: GIS and Maps and Data and Statistics.

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