GIS Symposium:  Exploring Your Community Through GIS - December 5, 2014

The GIS Center provided a half-day event featuring presentations ranging from GIS Center introduction to graduate research presentations.  Throughout the event, approximately 30 people enjoyed the presentations and the keynote speaker Nicole Whitehead.  Nicole is from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and oversees the nations 2nd ranked Site Selection Tool.  Her discussion showed us the many uses of using the site selection tool and how the MEDC uses GIS.  For copies of the 15 minute presentations, please visit the GIS Symposium page.

Super Science Friday – May 2nd, 2014

The GIS Center took part in University of Michigan-Flint’s 8th Annual Super Science Friday by leading two sessions with approximately 30 students in each.  Middle school students from the Davison and Carmen Ainsworth school districts were taught about what GIS is, how GIS is used daily, and were guided through a worksheet on Google Earth to view various parts of the world.

Grand Blanc City School 4th Grade Students – February 14, 2014

The GIS Center and the ERS department hosted the 4th grade students from Mrs. Vickie Weiss’s class at City School in the Grand Blanc school district while they were on campus.  The students presented their projects on historical and current explorers to department faculty and students.  The 4th grade students then were taught how to create a tour using the Google Earth Tour Builder tool by Troy Rosencrants.  

GIS Day 2013 – November 20, 2013

To celebrate International GIS Day, the GISC provided an open house of the Center, two workshops, and had City of Flint Mayor Dayne Walling be the keynote speaker during the lunch portion of the day.  The two workshops were attended by over 30 people, presenting introductory techniques in map-making and transportation network analysis using ESRI ArcGIS software.  Attendees ranged from UM-Flint students in other departments to industry professionals.  Over 100 people were in attendance for the keynote presentation by Mayor Walling, in which he discussed the City of Flint Master Plan, focusing on the use of GIS in the development and implementation of the Master Plan to help improve the City of Flint in the next 20 years.