Happy GIS Day from the Library of Congress!
Today the Library celebrates GIS Day with a virtual event exploring how maps can translate complex scientific discoveries into understandable, engaging and actionable insights about the climate.
Since 1999, geography enthusiasts, teachers, students and professionals have celebrated GIS Day across the globe with community events highlighting the benefits of geospatial science and technology in addressing the world’s challenges.
This year’s event has been recorded and is available to watch below. Virtual attendees will have the chance to hear from geospatial experts in academia, the private sector, and from right here at the Library of Congress. These geospatial professionals will share their insights on how they use GIS to help us understand climate change, from advanced GIS-powered climate modeling enhanced with the knowledge of indigenous communities, to digitized ship logbooks documenting climate conditions of centuries past, to a demonstration of GIS techniques for visualizing our changing planet.
Speakers for the event include:
- Christey Allen, Brett Huson, and Matthew Loxley, Prairie Climate Centre, University of Winnipeg
- Tim St. Onge, Meagan Snow, and Abraham Parrish, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
- John Nelson, Esri
Watch the event below: