National Geography Awareness Week - November 16-20, 2015
The GIS Center hosted two events during National Geography Awareness Week 2015. The first was in celebration of International GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18th by way of a GIS Center open house. New equipment was shown, which included a large-format scanner/plotter demonstration and a 3D printer demonstration. The open house was attended by university staff and students and area professionals. The second event was a presentation by Dr. Marty Kaufman titled "When Where can Tell you Why: The Importance of Geography in Today's World" on November 19th. The event was well attended by University staff, faculty, and students.
Urban Planning and Land Use Design Workshop - August 12, 2015
The GIS Center provided a two-hour workshop using the ArcGIS extention CommunityViz by Pathways. Seven attendees learned about the uses of the software to create future land use scenarios using current data in a fictional setting.
Super Science Friday – May 1, 2015
The GIS Center took part in University of Michigan-Flint’s 9th Annual Super Science Friday by leading two sessions with approximately 30 students in each. Middle school students from Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc West Middle School were taught about what GIS is, how GIS is used daily, and were guided through a worksheet on reading maps on ArcGIS.com and Google Earth.
GIS Symposium: Exploring Your Community Through GIS - December 5, 2014
Super Science Friday – May 2nd, 2014
Grand Blanc City School 4th Grade Students – February 14, 2014
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.