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November 14, 2018 (All day)
Branner Earth Sciences Library

Join the GIS Day festivities at Stanford!


GISDay@Stanford is the Stanford Geospatial Center's annual celebration of spatial data technologies in research and teaching. This year, we are focusing on building skills for Stanford Students and making sure that they walk away with useable knowledge. Presenters will be here, all day, to present their platforms and demonstrate what those platforms can provide Stanford researchers, as well as socializing with attendees.


  • AP's Martha Mendoza will Keynote the event with a talk about how she used Geospatial Data and technologies to free more than 2000 people from "fishing slavery."
  • Collect swag from vendors and meet with them over the lunch/social event at the Hartley Conference Center at Mitchell Earth Science Building,
  • Have lunch on us (Lunch tickets will be distributed at the end of teh morning's sessions at The David Rumsey Map Center, so attendance is required!).
  • Plan to stay all day to pack your Geospatial Toolkit with new ideas and we'll hand out this year's GISDay@Stanford 2018 t-shirts, at the end of the day, to our attendees! (while supplies last!)


Please note that registration is currently restricted to Stanford Affiliates. If you would like to attend, but are not a Stanford affiliate, please add yourself to the waiting list and we will release unclaimed tickets the week before the event.


View the full GISDay@Stanford 2018 schedule & directory.


Wednesday, November 14


Welcome & Logistics


Keynote: Trafficking and Tech: How GIS, satellite photos, radio comms and vessel broadcasts helped free more than 2,000 slaves - Martha Mendoza


Descartes Labs: A data refinery, built to understand our planet with instant access to science-ready imagery and intelligence from multiple data sources - Jordan Winkler

10:45am Our daily imagery gives you fresh insights about more places on the planet than anyone else - Sara Safavi


n00b Mapbox API 10: An overview of the Mapbox stack and key APIs for New Developers - Nadia Barbosa


Pick up lunch tickets


Lunch and Vendor Fair / Networking


Games and Giveaways!Stace Maples


Lightning Talks: Rapid Fire Presentations of Stanford Research - Various Speakers


Google Earth Engine: A multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. In a browser - Tyler Erickson


DroneDeploy: Capture images, create maps and 3D models, and analyze data across research areas and industry - Stephanie Ly • Christina Phan


DigitalGlobe Foundation: Accessing and Analyzing Satellite Imagery for Research & Teaching - Dr. Kumar Navulur


Spatial Data Resources for Research & Teaching at Stanford University - Stace Maples • Jack Reed