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Open Geographical Information Systems: Extending Boundaries

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship’s Scholarly Communication Program for “Open GIS: Extending Boundaries”, the second event of the academic year in our Research Without Borders panel discussion series. This event will take place from 2-4pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Rooms 522 & 523 of Columbia’s Butler Library It is free and open to the public.

Welcome to GIS Day! This event is centered on issues of open Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Geography shapes our world, but historically geographical information has been a closely guarded secret. As information itself becomes increasingly ubiquitous so does the potential for us to experience and use geographical information to increase our understanding of the world and expand the dimensions of research. What are the opportunities for discovering and accessing today’s Geographical Information Systems (GIS) frameworks and data? What are the risks posed by increased discoverability and accessibility? Panelists will address a variety of perspectives on what it means to be open with respect to GIS; what it requires, e.g., open access, open software, #opendata, and data reuse; and the tension between open and historically closed information systems.

RSVP for admission to venue: http://bit.ly/RWOBrsvp

Our panelists:

Carson Farmer, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder

Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Associate Professor of Planning and Design,  Hunter College, City University of New York

Xinyue Ye, Assistant Professor of Geography  and Director, Computational Social Science Lab, Kent State University

Our moderator:

Robert S. Chen, Director,  Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Earth Institute, Columbia University

This event is the second event of the 2015-2016 academic year in our speaker series Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication. It is sponsored by Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Scholarly Communication Program and Digital Social Science Center. Join the discussion on Twitter at #rwob and @ScholarlyComm. To watch a live webcast of the event, and for more information about Research Without Borders, visit the Scholarly Communication Program website at scholcomm.columbia.edu.

Co-located event: GEOGRAPHY 2050: Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World, November 19-20, 2015 · New York City


Wednesday, November 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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116th St & Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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About the Author

Stephen Zweibel is Digital Scholarship Librarian at The Graduate Center.