Wed, Nov 18 | Virtual Zoom Event

GIS Day 2020

Racial Equity | Social Justice | Sustainability Join us on November 18th and 19th as speakers from across the country share how GIS tools are being used to combat the pandemic and racial injustice.
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Time & Location

Nov 18, 2020, 6:00 PM – Nov 19, 2020, 8:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Event

About the Event

GIS Day 2020 | Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability

Wednesday, November 18 & 19, 2020 6pm PG and CC CLUE Event 2020 has been a challenging year.  While racial inequities and the need for social justice appear to be borderless, Covid-19 has awakened us as a society to the importance of understanding geography. In the midst of a pandemic and racial injustices, the world is more digitally interconnected than ever. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enables us to have a better understanding of the spreading of the virus and its socio-economic effects on global sustainability and vulnerable populations who are grappling with systemic racism.  Join us on November 18th and 19th as speakers from across the country share how GIS tools are being used to combat the pandemic and racial injustice. A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualization using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations – helping users make smarter decisions. https://www.esri.com/en-us/what-is-gis/overview

  • SDGs as a Contributor to Racial Justice and Reformation of Transformative Policies
  • GIS to Address Today’s Public Health Challenges
  • Critical Race Spatial Analysis: GIS as Community-Based and Anti-Racist Praxis
  • Social Justice Issues in Transportation: Examples from New York City
  • Mapping Racial Equity in Asheville
  • CSI Student Presentations
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