A Successful GIS Day 2017

Another successful GIS Day at the college has passed. This year our theme was “Data for Good” and we had some excellent student posters come out of it. This year’s posters focused more on the data then on the display; certainly more interesting for me then they’ve been in the past. We also had a small poster session from our bachelor’s students—their projects look quite interesting this year.

We had some folks join us from outside the college, it’s always a good event to catch up with peers we don’t get to see enough. Representatives from Kalesnikoff, Monitcola, BOS Forestry, Castlegar Trails, and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary all came out to take a look at our student work and take part in the festivities.

Our keynote this year was Julia Conzon, she gave a good informational talk on her work with Mapbox, Open Street Map and StatCan’s Building 2020 project. We hope to have an edited version of the talk online soon. [Now available on YouTube!]

Finally, our mapathon following the keynote was mostly successful, unfortunately due to attrition we didn’t complete nearly as much as we had set out to do. Ideally with the work on the Canada OSM Tracker we’ll get some uptake from others to complete the project.