Networking at GIS day 2014

Networking at GIS day 2014

We are pleased with our turn-out of around 100 people who joined us for GIS day this year!

Attendees included local GIS professionals, GIS students, potential students and GIS instructors.

We had a great poster presentation session by our current ADGIS students on the topic of disruptive GIS.  There was a variety of posters to check out showing the vast interpretation of “disruptive” when it comes to technology and innovation.

Attendees were asked to vote on their favourite poster, which was identified as

Barb Robitaille’s !  Hers is one of the samples below and appropriately titled Disruptive GIS!

We were honoured to have our key note speaker, Dr. Jon Corbett  join us to discuss his take on disruptive GIS and to share the research he is doing nearby at UBC-Okanagan.  He certainly inspired many of us to check out geoguesser!

A  tasty lunch was provided by Ripple Cafe , followed by three short talks in the staff lounge; the first by Peter LeCouffe (an ADGIS grad from last year, and partner at Harrier Surveys) who discussed how he captured a 3D point cloud of our campus with his new drone, next was Bart Fyffe from RDKB (an ADGIS grad from 2013) who shared his thesis on how he derived fire susceptibility of homes in Castlegar and finally, Suzanne Ector from the SGRC shared her recent work on the employment lands project in partnership with the RDI.

We would like to thank our sponsors who helped make the event happen, and look forward to making next year’s GIS day even better.